Executive education taken to business
THE GIMT SCHOOL FOR BUSINESS is a niche CHE accredited and Department of Education registered institution that’s combined management development with a consulting process, thus designing truly customised solutions.
“It was a strategic decision in 2002 to converge education and consulting,” says CEO Belinda Knight. “The target market is primarily being a business partner – in-house – to organisations in terms of their management and leadership development.”
A pioneer in outcomes-based action and in-house learning, GIMT as a virtual in-company division was established in 1993 by Professor Andy Andrews.
Says Knight: “There are three main areas of focus that are core to GIMT: management development qualifications, from NQF level 3-7; GIMT has a differentiator in OD consulting and behavioural leadership interventions, in association with The Village; and in the niche market offers diagnostic tools to assist organisations with culture and focus for development.”
The GIMT team researches each organisational intervention, a needs analysis is completed in partnership with the organisation and a solution is debated and designed to meet the outcome of the analysis across the three main focus areas of division. Interventions have led to restructuring by organisations in some instances.
GIMT also has a philosophy of being able to measure return on investment (ROI). “For organisations to invest in development they should demand to see immediate return. The GIMT delivery process has been designed to prove ROI.”
“GIMT has the academic experts and the people in the companies are the organisational experts,” says Knight. “The two complement each other perfectly and it’s that team effort that ensures high impact learning.”