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Managerial Development Program (MDP)
The Managerial Development Program (MDP) is addressed to functional managers who have demonstrated clear potential to lead and develop cross-functional initiatives.

MDP is a dynamic system wide training program that is designed to enhance and strengthen managerial capabilities and ensure your employees have the skills, knowledge, and resources to effectively lead, engage, and develop as a team. This program benefits mid to senior level managers across all functions and industries.

Each of the topics listed may either be done individually or may be grouped based on the 'areas of development' identified.

Our Managerial Development Program

Strategic Thinking & Decision Making

If you are involved in and/or responsible for making decisions that have a strategic impact for your organization, you appreciate the complexity and often personal risk at stake when making such decisions.

The decisions are often not made, they are made too late, or the incorrect decisions are made. Whist decision risk and complexityand uncertainty, this course will help you make more effective decisions through the use of proven strategic thinking and decision making techniques. This course is essential for your professional development.

Planning & Organizing

When we are at work we all feel we are 'busy'; but good companies and organizations make certain their employees are busy 'doing the right things efficiently and effectively'– i.e. 'doing the right things, right'. This course is the ideal way to learn and practice the skills of good planning.

The course helps delegates understand the key elements of planning and organizing– and show how they can be readily applied to the delegates' work environments. It will help people interested in clearly identifying and prioritizing the tasks and activities needed to achieve both business and personal goals.

Presentation & Effective Communication Skills

Presenting and speaking to groups and audiences is one of the most difficult tasks to accomplish with distinction; yet it is one of the most commonly used methods of communication in the business world. This course is for anyone who wishes to develop their presentation and communication skills.

The number of delegates on this course is strictly limited to six, to allow time for individual guidance and help from the course Trainer. Digital recordings play a key role in this program and help in providing highly constructive feedback during sessions.

Adapt & Learn– Thriving in a Constantly Changing Business Environment

In a constantly changing business environment, the ability to generate and implement new ideas as well as modify existing strategies with agility and dexterity is indispensable. Adapt & Learn is an intensive personality boot camp where in through a medium of consecutive sessions.

Individuals develop critical competencies of self-awareness, change management, emotional intelligence, creative problem solving and communication. The result? Organizational results are driven by personal transformation.

Emotional Intelligence

Why do smart people fail? Why do technically brilliant individuals have trouble managing others and collaborating on a team? It is not because they lack intelligence or technical skills. Far from it.

What they lack is a critical level of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and the ability to manage their own emotions and others’ when they are under pressure

Work-life Balance

Do you feel like a hamster on a constantly spinning wheel? Is your spouse complaining of not having enough time, your manager saying you are not giving your 100% or a gym membership you have not used at all? Modern life has conflicting demands and whilst we strive to give our best in all roles, it never seems good enough!

The course is targeted for busy executives to help them achieve work-life balance and lead a stress free life. Participants will learn how to identify key psychological and physiological symptoms leading to work-life imbalance and subsequent stress. They will craft essential skills for managing stress as well as lifestyle interventions to lead a more holistic and balanced life.

Stress Management

All of us deal with a plethora of challenges on the personal and professional front, be it negotiating with our manager for a raise, negotiating with our spouse over an issue, economic turbulence or simply dealing with the daily din of living.

Our stress management program focuses on a unique approach to managing stress– STRESPONSIBILITY. Using a myriad techniques such as deep breathing, Triple A approach and meditative arts; the program focuses on strengthening one's core as a key operative approach to dealing with stress inducing challenges.

Train the Trainer

Training and retraining are now an essential part of the business strategy for all successful companies. Preparing and delivering top-quality 'on-the-job' and 'off-the-job' training to meet organizational needs, is an essential skill for companies and organizations.

This program will also prove valuable to In-Company Trainers wanting to improve and update their training skills.

Managing High Performance Teams

Do you want better quality, faster response time, higher productivity, greater sensitivity to customers, improved profitability? High performing teams make this happen. Solid teams are the foundation of a high performance organization and developing those teams is an effort that requires serious effort and consistent discipline.

The modules in this program are not informational. They walk managers, step-by-step, through a process to take responsibility to create and sustain a high performing team that takes full responsibility for their business results.


”Coming together is a beginning. Working together is progress. Staying together is success.”
Teams are a fundamental part of our working life. Yet it is one thing to create a team, but quite another to create a team that works. Ecube's bespoke teambuilding workshops are suitably designed to perpetuate the team towards excellence in their work as they learn by ‘doing’.

Some of the specific outcomes from the program, while engaging the team in games & activities, would be to enable higher sense of cooperation, increase individual value awareness, being more supportive and to communicate more effectively. In essence, the program will foster a more ‘generative’ team.

Time Management

The current mantra of personal efficiency is “Work smarter, not harder!” The demand for productivity is greater than ever before. Deadlines are tight, resources are limited, technology is complex, and oftentimes employees have the added challenge of reporting to more than one manager. It’s no surprise this pressure can lead to increased conflict and overwhelming feelings of confusion.

This course equips participants with essential skills of planning, prioritizing and organizing. Going beyond obvious techniques of SMART goals, Elephant technique and Gantt charts; the program focuses on the life wheel and helps participants align their time and effort to their objectives

Creative Thinking & Problem Solving Skills

Creative thinking is most intimately linked to problem solving that result in high novelty solutions. As we dwell in a world increasingly characterized by volatility, uncertainty and change; organizations, teams and individuals that generate creative solutions are steadily marching ahead.

This challenging yet highly entertaining program revisits many of the thinking skills that lie dormant in an average person. It explores various individual and group problem-solving approaches and thinking patterns. The program features various activities and exercises whereby participants are introduced to different creative problem-solving techniques.