Rutgers welcomes a cohort of senior government officials from Botswana to New Brunswick in December to participate in a leadership program as the next step in the Botswana-Rutgers Mahube Partnership for Transformation. This partnership, established in February 2019 by Botswana President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi and Rutgers President Robert Barchi, represents a unique collaboration between a nation and a university to address leadership, capacity-building, and knowledge transfer.

A delegation of 16 senior-level government and higher education officials will convene in New Brunswick from December 8 to December 14 to participate in a leadership program developed by the Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership. This program follows the Botswana-Rutgers Leadership Summit that took place in May 2019, when a delegation of 16 cabinet- and senior director-level government officials came from Botswana to participate in a 12-day event.

During this residency event, the Botswana cohort will have the opportunity to delve into the seven dimension model for organizational assessment, planning, and implementation developed and presented by the core planning team. In addition, there will be presentations on assessing and leveraging leadership strengths; leadership strategy and organizational effectiveness; and change leadership and performance metrics and management. Guest presenters include Denis Hamilton, assistant professor of professional practice in the Department of Management and Global Business; Kevin Lyons, associate professor of professional practice and supply chain archaeology at Rutgers Business School; Gwen Mahon, dean of the School of Health Professions; Richard Marlink, director of Rutgers Global Health Institute; and Richard McCormick, President Emeritus of Rutgers University.

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