IDM and IPM Launch Partnership to Advance Human Capital Development

By Phiwa Sikhondze

The Institute of Development Management (IDM) and the Institute of People Management (IPM) have launched a strategic partnership themed: The Human Capital Revolution – ‘Transforming Human Capital Practices for Success.’

The partnership aims to enhance human capital development in eSwatini and beyond, by offering quality training and education programmes in the fields of management, leadership, and human resources.

This partnership also seeks to enhance human capital development through talent acquisition and recruitment practices that attract, retain, and develop top talent. The partnership will further help in the identification of key strategies for maximizing human capital potential within the industry in a changing business environment.

The launch took place today at the IDM Eswatini Campus in Matsapha, where representatives from both institutions expressed their commitment to work together to meet the needs of the market and society.

They said the partnership will leverage the strengths and expertise of both institutions to offer relevant and innovative programmes that will develop competent and ethical professionals and leaders.

Richard Sibandze, from the Business Development Unit at IDM, representing the IDM eSwatini Country Director, said the partnership is a milestone for both institutions, as it coincides with the 50th anniversary of IDM’s existence in the country. Sibandze said the partnership with IPM is aligned with the vision of the co-founders, and it is meant to go far and create impact.

“For us to pursue this vision of these three leaders, we will continue to start partnerships with strategically aligned partners. This is a dream that seems will never end. Human capital development is very important. That is the signal that they had sent when they were setting up this institution. We need to think thoroughly and partner around issues of human capital development. We pride ourselves in the development or in the establishment of human capital and of partnerships, more especially those who are strategically aligned with a long-term focus to make sure that we deliver effectiveness and efficiency in the area of human capital development,” he said.

He added that the partnership comes at a time when the country and the world are facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities. He said the partnership will support the economic recovery and growth of Eswatini and the region, by developing competent and ethical professionals and leaders.

The President of IPM, Sharon Maziya, also spoke at the event and expressed excitement and optimism about the partnership. She said that the partnership will benefit both institutions and their stakeholder.

“We are very proud of the partnership that we have entered into with IDM. Partnerships are the way to go these days. We look forward to working together and complementing each other. Continuous improvement is what we strive for as IPM Eswatini,” Maziya said.

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