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A Sri Lanka – INSEAD Global Leadership Programme receives rave reviews from top financial professionals

The highly successful CA Sri Lanka – INSEAD Global Leadership Programme organized by the Business School of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) which will make a comeback for a third time next month has received rave reviews from top financial professionals in the country for its innovative and contemporary curriculum.

The CA Sri Lanka – INSEAD Global Leadership four-day programme was initially launched in Sri Lanka in June 2011 and made a comeback for a second time in September due to the overwhelming demand.

Among some of Sri Lanka’s leading corporate financial professionals who participated in last year’s workshop was the Chief Financial Officer of Aitken Spence PLC Ms. Nilanthi Sivapragasam who expressed her great satisfaction in the programme.

“It was an interesting and absorbing programme. The teaching techniques were innovative and the outline of the course content with appropriate examples and videos was excellent.  It was an enjoyable four days and the CA Business School should be encouraged to bring in more programmes of this nature to Sri Lanka,” she added.

The same positive feedback was also received from Ms. Manohari Abeysekera who functions as the  Manager of the Strategic Business Development Unit of Hayleys PLC.

According to her, the programme director Dr. Thomas Mannarelli who guided the four day sessions was interesting and facilitated out-of-the-box thinking.

“Most of the exercises were practical, day-to-day office problems and how would you tackle these issues. There wasn’t a single boring moment, and the sessions were infused with lots of interactive learning with group based assignments,” she added.

Head of Financial Reporting & Analysis of Bharati Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., Mr. Nipuna Wahalathantri noted that out of all the leadership training programmes he had attended, the CA Sri Lanka – INSEAD Global Leadership Porgramme was the most effective programme. “I like the way it was structures and the trainers from INSEAD were fabulous,” he added.

Meanwhile, General Manager - Tuna Exports of Global Sea Foods (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Channa Weeratunga said that overall the workshop was an eye opener to many areas of management at highest level which is often not focused on.

The third Global Leadership Programme will be held from 14th to 17th March 2012 and aims at grooming high-end corporate executives including business leaders with enhanced and global leadership qualities deemed a necessity in today’s ever evolving business context.

The programme will see a thought provoking outline aimed at enhancing leadership qualities of business leaders covering a wide range of topics including; vision and leadership transition; creative thinking outside the box; influence without authority; leading organization change; leading high performance teams; decision making under uncertainty; negotiation dynamics and influencing for change.