SLIM provides an opportunity for sales persons to enhance their career development. They can now obtain a diploma in sales management for the first time awarded by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM).
SLIM introduces a course in National Diploma in Sales Management (NDSM) aimed at those who are interested in acquiring specific competencies and stand out amongst other sales personnel. It is ideal for those who are already in the marketing or business development force to enhance their skills in sales management.
Being a part-time programme, it is convenient to follow and it covers five modules each covering a depth of content within stipulated direct contact hours within 12 months.
President SLIM Thushara Perera said that the NDSM programme is aimed at providing a sound understanding, competent level of sales management knowledge and skills essential in planning, organising, leading, controlling, and decision-making in sales management.
“This programme will be delivered with a blended focus on academic and professional orientations with 50% of the content emphasising on theoretical concepts and the balance 50% focussing on professional practice with project-based learning opportunities,” he added.
The NDSM programme was launched at the SLIM NASCO – National Sales Congress 2011 Awards Ceremony at Cinnamon Lakeside recently.
“The one of a kind programme in Sri Lanka will fill the gap created in the market”, said Perera, adding that it will be a recognised qualification in sales management with Theory, Practical Assignment and Presentation.
SLIM is committed to the development and enhancement of marketing as the premier professional today in marketing whilst contributing to the country’s efforts towards economic prosperity at national level.
SLIM successfully carries out marketing events such as Effie Awards, Brand Excellence, Peoples Awards and NASCO.
In addition, SLIM holds regular workshops and monthly evening meetings which provide a professional forum for the membership and the general public.
SLIM currently offers courses in marketing leading to Preliminary Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MBA level. More details on NDSM can be obtained from Mihirinie by calling on 0777701166.