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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  • What does the Selection committee look for?

    • An established record of extraordinary achievement and integrity

    • Commitment to engagement in crucial issues and to making a difference at the national and international level

    • Applicants must have potential to grow into editors in the next few years

    • Special capacity for critical, creative, entrepreneurial and strategic thinking

    • Likelihood to benefit from participation in the Program and to contribute to understanding of the telecom sector business reporting, technology and regulatory framework

  • When do classes begin?

    Classes begin on Tuesday 2nd August, 2016 at 8.00am and end at 5.00pm on Tuesday to Friday.
  • What learning method is used during the course?

    The teaching methods are highly interactive and include case studies, discussions, simulations, presentations, small-group learning activities and breakout sessions. The case method engages faculty and participants in an interactive process of analysis and in-depth discussions that facilitates problem solving and decision making skills. It ensures that real life situations are discussed and solved. Participants are encouraged to look both internally and externally at the way they operate and the complex and volatile environment in which they compete. These two perspectives provide a focus for both participants and faculty to establish a learning environment that will create value in every sense. All participants are encouraged to complete their "Learning logs" daily, thus when they return to their departments/units they are equipped with a meaningful and tangible "Take –home agenda" for their organisation.
  • How is the workload during the Program?

    You can expect to be fully occupied with classes, study and other activities during the entire program period. This means that you should try to leave your job responsibilities at the office. On average, you will spend eight hours each day divided into classes and small team work, normally attending 4-5 sessions a day. The rule of thumb is that each class or case study requires two hours' advance preparation time.
  • What other additional benefits does the course offer?

    • The course will have some examples based on Safaricom and the Telecom industry to further illustrate and make the learning relevant and relatable to the participants.

    • The entire program will have an international outlook and focus

    • The program will leverage the strength of the Case Study method and participant centred learning

    • Strathmore Business School has international linkages with IESE Business School (Spain), Lagos Business School (Nigeria) ,Gordon Institute of Business Science (South Africa) and Harvard Business School (Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness) hence the journalists will get a taste of the effect of such affiliations during the training through a world class learning.

    • A team of qualified, well-seasoned professionals, academics and practitioners with both public and private sector experience will conduct the sessions. The sessions will be held in appropriately modelled classes designed for executive education in suitable study environment. The participants will enjoy team learning from each other through sharing experiences. This will be the foundation of strong cohesiveness and a better appreciation of the company's business processes.

    • In recognition of the skills gained during the program, participants will be awarded a certificate in Journalism Fellowship Program from the Strathmore Business School co-branded with Safaricom. The certificate will acknowledge the understanding and knowledge acquired by each participant.