By : Bakinam Khaled
The Egyptian Banking Institute, the training arm of the Central Bank of Egypt, has launched the first Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) Edition of the African Emerging Leaders Program with the participation of 29 participants from 8 African countries.
The program is a new addition to the Institute's services and comes as a contribution from the Egyptian Banking Institute to African Central banks under the guidance of the Central Bank of Egypt. The program implementation duration is 4 months with total of 219 hours.
In this context, Mr. Nossier, Executive Director of the Egyptian Banking Institute, pointed out that “this program reinforces bilateral relations and contributes to the development and preparation of African calibers to assume leadership positions in the banking sector across African countries. This program is designed on a scientific basis to contribute actively to the development of trainees by addressing various topics to develop their leadership skills and to refine their technical knowledge.”
The African Emerging Leaders program (AELP) is a competency-based tailored program that addresses a balanced combination between technical, leadership and management knowledge. AELP is designed to nourish the participants with the most updated theories and “best practices” through various highly interactive activities: interactive distance learning instructional sessions, dynamic discussions, role plays and case studies in some modules.
Besides, the program encloses several other virtual experiential learning tools that add to the dynamic intertwined program format such as leadership virtual simulation, team building and leadership virtual boot camp, and virtual motivational sessions. Last but not least, the program design adds further exposure to develop participants’ technical and leadership skills through using e-learning modules.
The program received total of one hundred and fourteen nominees from 11 African countries, of whom the terms of admission apply. Virtual assessment tests have been conducted using the latest tactics to conduct tests effectively with remote monitoring of candidates resulting in shortlisting 29 participants who successfully reached the final stage of admission representing 8 African central banks.