Conglomerate Press Corporation Limited (PCL) on Tuesday graduated 18 of its managers in a leadership development programme at a ceremony in Blantyre.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony, PCL group chief executive officer Matthews Chikaonda said since the inception of the programme in 2012, 50 managers have gone through the training.
According to PCL, the programme, which includes a seven-month intensive practical training, has started to bear fruits, with one of the alumni taking up a job as a general manager while another has taken up a post as a head of administration in some of the group’s subsidiaries.
Chikaonda said the job of leaders is to create leaders and not followers.
“The message is clear. We are implementing this training programme to prepare core leaders that will be familiar with leadership skills and practice so that they can take the PCL agenda forward. PCL will then tap from these to be the group’s leaders,” he said.
Chikaonda said the training programme is a template for leadership skills which can be modified to suit changes in realities.
The graduates made 54 presentations in different areas, with each one making three presentations in business planning, best practices and community projects, according to PCL.