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IUM’s short course Centre for Improved Institutional Performance (CIIP) offers courses to improve professional management performance at all levels in the private and public sectors. This time around, the Centre has attracted a team from the Medical and Health Workers Union Nigeria (MHWUN) who sought its services to train its senior staff in Advanced Strategic Management. The course was offered to MHWUN in Windhoek during the month of April, 2017.

Led by Dr Biobelemoye Joy Josiah, the National President of the Union, the team was also interested in the discussion of areas of co-operation and partnership with IUM in the area of Health Sciences.

The visit to Namibia gave the Union leaders the opportunity to undertake a comparative analysis of two public-driven health systems (Nigeria and Namibia) and to receive training in a number of areas with the view to using the knowledge achieved to optimise the management performance of the MHWUN.

Professor Earle Taylor, Professor of Entrepreuneurship, Strategic Management and Public Policy, who is IUM’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, facilitated the training. He holds a number of qualifications including DBA; PhD; DSc (Honours). The training covered the following topics: Strategic Leadership and governance; Strategic Intelligence and Analytics; Systems Thinking and Strategic Decision Making; Managing Strategic Change and Reforms; and Strategic Risk Determination and Management.

The newly appointed Director for CIIP, Mr Joel Talbot said that the Center is striving to become a centre of excellence in leadership skills for executives on all levels. Therefore companies, organisations as well as government offices are invited to contact his office with regards to courses offered. He encouraged business to visit the Dorado Park Campus or also visit the IUM website for more details.

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