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CIPM Sri Lanka successfully concludes Advanced MDP for Regional Development Bank

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RDB Senior Chief Managers at the Advanced MDP program

CIPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in Human Resource Management, successfully concluded the customised Management Development Program for Senior Chief Managers of the Regional Development Bank recently. The MDP was customised for the specific requirements of RDB in line with the objective of building skills, attitudes and competencies required to attain the growth and expansion plans of the apex development bank over the next 5-10 years. 

CIPM Sri Lanka’s panel of experienced and expert facilitators in human resource management and other business disciplines led by U.A.C. Obeyesekere – Past President, CIPM Sri Lanka and Lead academic facilitator for the Advanced MDP analysed the core competencies and skills required by the Bank based on their strategic plan and developed a detailed customised MDP to fill the gaps that were identified. 

“We would like to thank the experienced team of facilitators from CIPM Sri Lanka who worked closely with our team to finalise the custom MDP which was fully tailored to meet the Bank’s unique needs. Their ability to draw upon a wide base of facilitators and trainers with specific knowledge and industry experience in areas which are important to a growing development bank is one of the key comfort factors that we received from CIPM Sri Lanka,” said Regional Development Bank General Manager/Chief Executive Officer T.A. Ariyapala.    

The MDP was held over eight fortnightly Saturdays covering four months at ‘Miloda’, Academy of Financial Studies in Colombo 01 in which 45 Senior Bankers of RDB were trained and skills upgraded in an interactive manner utilising a combination of classroom lectures, discussions, videos, practical individual and group assignments, presentations and case studies. The expert Advanced MDP facilitation team included Senaka Muhandiramge, Priyantha Ranasinghe, Ken Vijekumar, Suneth Hitihamu, Ajith P. Bopitiya and G. Weerathunga. There was a high level of acceptance for the programme due to the experience and industry knowledge of the facilitation team.       

“We are delighted that CIPM Sri Lanka was able to successfully deliver the customised MDP for RDB which is one of the foremost development banks in the country providing yeoman service to the development objectives of the country,” said CIPM Sri Lanka President Dhammika Fernando. 

“A customised MDP rather than a General Program for management development is appropriate in order to rapidly enhance and develop the skills, attitudes and competencies necessary to achieve a specific strategic plan. Our consultancy team which functions under the Consultancy, Research and Corporate Training Division has the capacity to develop similar MDPs and consultancy programmes for any organisation, public or private, in any industry,” he added.

CIPM was founded in 1959 and was subsequently incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1976. CIPM is affiliated to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Human Resource Management and to the World Federation of People Management Associations. CIPM, being a professional institute is also a constituent member of the Organization of Professional Associations [OPA] Sri Lanka. Currently, CIPM comprises of over 1200 Professional Members who serve in both public and private organisations. It was elevated to Chartered Status by the Parliament of Sri Lanka on 28 September by amending the original act of establishment.

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