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Mini MBA course Stellenbosch

September 13, 2016 @ 8:30 am - September 15, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

mini mba course stellenbosch production workshopYou are cordially invited to attend a Mini-MBA course presented by Concilio Consult in partnership with the Sustainable Development Network 13 – 15 September in Stellenbosch.

Many staff members within NGOs, social enterprises (SEs) and small companies do not have a solid understanding of business principles, strategic planning for sustainability, tax and audit requirements related to income generating activities, institutional arrangements and other considerations that are critical for the NGO and SE success.

It is crucial that non-profits and SEs  should be structured properly in order to maintain their financial integrity. This will provide “peace of mind” to donors, investors, and will ensure long term sustainability. Therefore, this workshop sets out to achieve the following:


  • Understand how to develop a strategy and ‘business model design’ for your organisation;
  • Understand the importance of marketing: what is your strategic edge; how do you develop a marketing strategy;
  • Understand the importance of financial management: nature of the firm/organisation; managing cash flow; external capital; project
  • valuation; return on investment
  • Learn how to coming to grips with operations and people management.

Targeted Participants

NGO, SMME, small enterprise and private sector staff working in the following departments: finance, fundraising, business development, project management and administrators who want to learn more about business management principles.

Workshop Format

The workshop includes formal presentations, discussions, group work and exercises.

Provisional Workshop Agenda

Day 1 (morning):         Strategy

  • Levels of Strategy: functional, business, corporate
  • Market Analysis
  • Business Model Design
  • Ansoff Matrix
  • Fortune at the “bottom of the pyramid”
  • Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Value Proposition

Day 1 (afternoon): Execution

  • Disciplines of Execution
  • Models for Execution
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • The Vision Traction Organiser
  • Level 10 Meetings

Day 2 (morning): Financial Management

  • Internal controls
  • Managerial accounting (Budget / Forecasts)
  • Cash Flow
  • External capital
  • Interpretation of financial statements
  • Basic taxation

Day 2 (afternoon): Marketing and the Customer Experience

  • Product life cycle
  • Marketing Mix
  • Marketing strategy development
  • CRM
  • User Experience and the Customer Journey

Day 3 (morning): Practical Operations

  • Negotiations
  • Project management
  • Report writing
  • BCEA

Day 3 (afternoon): People Management

  • Leadership
  • High performance organisations and teams
  • StrengthsFinder (team mapping)
  • Key Performance Indicators and Performance Management
  • Coaching
  • Change management

Throughout, there will also be:

(i)                  an emphasis on Ethics e.g. – ethical implications of business e.g stakeholders / environmental / governance and stakeholders and

(ii)                reference to thought leaders and suggested reading, on the various topics

Financial Management & Governance & Project Management dealt with in detail in separate SDN one-day courses.

Workshop Materials

All presentations will be provided to each participant on a CD. Additional worksheets and hand-outs will also be provided.

Workshop Costs

  • R875 per day OR,
  • R2,625 per person covers venue, catering and presenters. Costs do not cover travel or accommodation.

About the facilitators

Daniel Steenkamp CA (SA), ACA (UK), MBA (Stell)Daniel Steenkamp holds an MBA in business strategy from the University of Stellenbosch, and he is also a Chartered Accountant and registered auditor. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA (SA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA). He acts as independent auditor to a broad scope of NPO’s in South Africa and Lesotho. He is particularly passionate about development in Africa. He consults NPO’s all over South Africa with regards to Financial Integrity and Sustainability and serves as Trustee and Non-Executive director on various NPO’s.

Lisa Thompson-Smeddle is the Founder/Director of the Sustainable Development Network.  She has a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development from Stellenbosch University, and honours degrees in social sciences and sustainable development. She has 25 years’ experience in the NGO sector in South Africa. She has managed a variety of programmes for the UNDP;  DANIDA;  Cordaid; the Sustainability Institute; Stellenbosch University; the SA National Department of Human Settlements, SA provincial and local government authorities, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the University of California Berkeley and more. She has recently been on contract as a sustainability advisor to Family Health International, an Umbrella Grants Mechanism managing a $90 million USAID PEPFAR grant. She is currently on contract as a fund developer with the Peace Parks Foundation.

Matthew Kruger is a forefront brand & PR consulting specialist that has over 15 years’ experience working on media initiatives for well-known brands such as Vodacom, Mercedes-Benz, the IEC, Lesedi FM, the University of the Free state and several others. He disposes over a wealth of practical, creative and strategic marketing experience and is passionate about building brands and helping organisations in reaching their full potential.


To register please email the completed registration form to Henriette. Email:  admin@sdnafrica.com  083 709 6162


From Cape Town/airport

Take the N2 to the Baden Powell exit. Left at the exit. After about 8km go straight through the robot (Total Garage on your left). Pass Spier, go over the railway bridge. Vredenheim Estate is a bit further up on your right (there are game animals in pastures in front of the estate).  Turn into Vredenheim, cross over the railway line, turn left at the T and right into the Barrique parking.

From Stellenbosch

Take the R310 from Stellenbosch (toward Spier). At the robot (Asara and Neetlingshof on your right, Polkadraai road carries on straight) turn left.  Vredenheim Estate is a  few hundred metres further, on your left (there are game animals in pastures in front of the estate). Turn into Vredenheim, cross over the railway line, turn left at the T and right into the Barrique parking.


September 13, 2016 @ 8:30 am
September 15, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
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Barrique Conference Hall at Vredenheim Wine Estate
Stellenbosch, Western Cape 7600 South Africa
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