The company conceptualised and implemented the RES Leadership Academy (RESLA) as a vehicle to drive an aggressive skills development programme critical for building people’s capability to achieve and deliver business strategy.
The RES LA was successfully launched in June 2017 and positioned to deliver a one-stop-shop service platform that can appropriately speak to key strategic initiatives amongst which is identifying partnerships and develop relationships with reputable business schools and training service providers to offer customised training & development programmes (including supervisory and management development programmes) designed to improve overall productivity and also accelerate employee development. The ability to attract, develop, and retain talent, particularly at all leadership levels, has become key for business sustainability and organizational growth. In the beginning of the Financial Year 17/18, the RES LA entered into partnership with a number of leading training service providers in South Africa including the University of Stellenbosch – Executive Development (USB-ED) to assist in delivering management programmes. Through the collaboration with USB-ED, three main programmes were delivered in the year which were aimed at increasing leadership skills. The three programmes targeted supervisors, middle management and senior management, namely, the New Managers Development Programme (NMDP), Managers Development Programme (MDP) and Senior Managers Development Programme (SMDP).