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Customized Programs

Our customized programs are tailored to address the organisation’s specific need for Learning and Development. Our customized programs are designed keeping in view client preferences and results of the comprehensive learning needs assessment that our faculty carries out, as they require executive development programs that are tuned to particular capacity building and training needs of their organisation.

Ranging from short, 2-day courses to integrated modular programs spread over several months, our customized programs are designed in collaboration with the client organisation to meet specific capacity building objectives and delivered by our internationally renowned faculty bringing world class executive education to Karachi, Pakistan.
They are tailored to the needs of the client post a comprehensive learning need assessment exercise, employing rigourous education and training approaches encompassing assessment tools, experiential activities, case studies, interactive discussions, simulations and relevant group work. We ensure that the participants and facilitators work together to reach a new level of shared purpose and commitment for producing results for higher growth through enhanced teamwork and cross functional effectiveness. Details of some programs conducted in the past are as follows.

Novartis Pharma (Pakistan) Limited
KSBL Executive Education conducted a two day Customized program on ‘Developing High Performance Teams’ for Novartis Pharma (Pakistan) Limited. The program was designed for the company’s various teams so that they worked together as a synergized group to achieve Novartis’ aspiration of becoming number one pharmaceutical company in 2016. It was attended by 11 participants largely consisting of business heads of different functions including HR, Medical & Regulatory Affairs, Legal & Compliance and Marketing & Sales.

ICI Pakistan Limited
A 3 day Strategy Workshop named Aspiration 2018 was developed and delivered by KSBL in Sep 2013 in Islamabad. The objective of the workshop was to articulate strategy for ICI Pakistan post acquisition. The workshop was conducted by Professor Imran Ali (KSBL) and Dr. Kamal Munir (Judge Business School) and attended by 48 top leaders from ICI. The workshop is believed to have provided the foundation on which ICI Pakistan will not just strengthen its existing portfolio but expand its foot print through diversification and partnerships in new businesses.

Aga Khan University Hospital
KSBL Executive Education Services conducted a customized “Emerging Leaders Development Program” for a diverse cohort of 30 participants from Aga Khan University Hospital comprising of six modules encompassing various management areas including leadership, people management, project management, finance, economics, and strategy. The specialized healthcare industry specific program which commenced in December 2013 and concluded in March 2014 was designed keeping in view the learning and development needs of the participants in each management area. A mix of experiential activities, case studies, interactive discussions, simulations and relevant group discussions enriched the participants’ learning experience at KSBL. The program was rated well on all parameters and the participants were content with its design and delivery.

KSBL Executive Education conducted ‘Leadership Development Program’ consisting of 3 modules for 2 cohorts of emerging leaders from United Energy Pakistan Limited. The modular program laid emphasis on few parameters which are significant to UEPL namely, Value, Expertise, Team Spirit, Decisive Action, Fairness and Transparency and Result Orientation. The program engaged participants in collective understanding of the new work requirements based on collaborative, skillful and result oriented teamwork. Work is underway for the 3rd Cohort scheduled to be delivered in the last quarter of 2015.

KSBL Executive Education initiated a ‘Management Development Program’ for PARCO and conducted the first module titled ‘Leadership & Organisational Performance’. The module included interactive lectures, group activities and simulations to achieve a significant outcome. It was well-attended by 36 high potential leaders from PARCO who discovered their personality types and learnt how to best utilize their traits for leadership, team building and performance management in the organisation to achieve PARCO’s growth objectives in future. The program received an excellent rating especially in terms of expected learning outcomes.

‘Soft Skills for High Potential Leaders’ was a three day customized program held for Hub Power Company. Given the importance of soft skills for leadership, KSBL developed a distinct program to help participants develop five key competencies which have been assessed by the world’s leading companies as being essential for business success: Adaptive Thinking, Communication, Relationships, Teamwork and Execution.

Hub Power also tasked KSBL to develop another 3 day ‘Senior Leadership Development Program’ to help transform their functional managers into leaders who could engage their teams, inspire quality performance and set clear direction and strategy. The program facilitated the creation of a pipeline of leaders for future growth objectives and challenges ahead. 13 middle to senior level Managers with technical education and background from various business operations of HUBCO attended the program.

K-Electric in collaboration with KSBL initiated and finalized a ‘Business Catalyst Program’ for a group of 350 participants comprising mainly of Deputy General Managers and Managers. The program aimed to enhance the management and leadership skills of business / function level managers in K-Electric. It was focused on the work environment of the K-Electric management team to ensure that the skills acquired through this initiative be applied to drive future performance. The group was divided into 10 cohorts with each cohort participating for 4 days. Business Catalyst Program was rolled out and delivered during the last quarter of 2014.

KSBL Executive Education is conducting a unique and multi-level ‘Business Acumen Program’ for Engro Fertilizers Limited. The program consists of three modules, each representing a competency cluster from Engro’s Leadership Competency Model. The program started this year with the delivery of the first module in January 2015 on catalyzing business focus, covering the areas of Strategy Formulation and Planning, New Businesses, Global Business Strategy and Financial Statements. The participants gave the program an overall rating of 4.19 out of 5 and look forward to the remaining modules. The second module of the ‘Business Acumen Program’ is currently being designed and is scheduled for October 2016.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your management education requirements in confidence. Please contact our office at (92-21)111 11 KSBL (5725) or PABX: (92-21) 34855382, 38771999 Ext 558 for more information.