Strategic leadership training for NDF

Thirty-nine senior members of the Namibian Defence Force under-went strategic leadership training in Walvis Bay last week.

Sponsored by the British High Commission in Windhoek, the Defence Aca-demy of the United Kingdom and Cranfield University delivered a Strategic Leadership Programme to 39 senior members of the Namibian Defence Force, representing the Army, Navy and Air Force, in Walvis Bay between 18 – 21 January.
Representatives of the Malawian and Zambian Defence Forces also participated.
This was the second Strategic Leadership course to be delivered in Namibia. The aim of the course is to enhance strategic leadership and management by studying leadership theories, strategy development, critical decision-making, ethics and the importance of managing and leading change.
Colonel Martyn Forgrave UK Army, the course director, said, ‘This has been a highly successful and rewarding course; I have been impressed by the level of engagement by the delegates. It has been a real pleasure returning to Namibia’.
Edward Hauanga, Director of Education and Training in the Namibian Ministry of Defence, stated: ‘The Strategic Leadership Programme has provided our students with the analytical tools to organise, evaluate, and efficiently build an outcome driven organisation.’
Colonel John McCardle, the UK Defence Advisor accredited to Namibia, was present at the closing ceremony and presented course certificates.
The British High Commissioner, HE Jo Lomas, said that the programme illustrated the importance of the UK/Namibia relationship and was delighted that the programme was so well supported by the NDF and that it included other SADC partners.
The next UK sponsored Defence programme will be English Language Training to be delivered in Windhoek in February.  – Contributed

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