A five month training of Faulu Bank managers on leadership, was launched on 10th February 2016 at the Daystar Academic Center (DAC) Auditorium, Nairobi Campus.
The training is being provided by the Institute of Leadership and Professional Development (ILPD). Speaking at the launch, the University Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Timothy Wachira welcomed the Faulu Bank team to the training dubbed, “Transformative Leadership for Business Growth.” saying that although a certificate will be issued on completion, the focus should be on the transformative aspect of the education. His words were echoed by the DVC Academic Affairs, Rev. Prof. James Kombo, who urged the managers to make good use of the facilities in the institution. “We look forward to working together with Faulu Kenya to implement the program to completion,” he added.
On behalf of the Managing Director Faulu Kenya, the Head of Human Resource, Mr. William Wambugu revealed that the need for the program arose after Faulu saw the leadership gap in the market. “We want to train our own leaders so as to transform the organization, instead of poaching them from other institutions,” he stated. He went on to inform that in 2015 alone the bank opened ten new branches across the country, and was looking to launch ten more in 2016. He noted that since the training program is management-oriented, Faulu Bank will seek to develop managers at all levels: supervisory, middle and senior managers, with skills that will set them apart in leadership. The Business Development Manager Mr. Thomas Ogolah, on his part acknowledged that the partnership with Daystar has been well received, especially because both are Christian Institutions that share common values.
The ILPD director Prof. Abraham Waithima explained that the program will entail 4 modules which include case studies and stimulation, accompanied by real existing market assignments. “The course work will touch on self-awareness, communication, change management, workplace conflict management, performance management, strategy implementation among others.