LFS Training Centre (AccessCampus)

2012-12-31 - 2017-11-30

The LFS Training Centre (AccessCampus) builds management capacity of MSME banks. It was set up as physical centre for concentrated classroom trainings and workshops for complementing and deepening technical and leadership skill for senior and middle managers in the field of MSME banking and finance. Building on the Management Development Programme I (MDP I), a leadership training programme for senior and middle management staff in MSME banks and MFIs, the eight-week Management Development Programme II (MDP II) was developed by the LFS Learning & Development Department in collaboration with external management training experts for AccessCampus. The MDP II programme is organized in groups of approximately 15 participants who attend six two-week modules intermittently held during the course of 18 months. Between 2014 and 2015, a total of 1040 training units have been held at AccessCampus and 75 senior and middle managers were enrolled in the programme. The first set of 22 graduates has successfully completed the course in the meantime. In 2016, the training activities will be further expanded in 2016 when over 90 managers will be enrolled in the programme, 30 of which are expected to graduate. The aforementioned activities are in addition to the ongoing training of Loan Officers and other operational staff that our experts provide locally in each bank.
Management Development Programme II (AccessCampus): Participants of the AccessCampus generally are Branch Managers and Heads of Departments (with or without functions on the bank’s management board) who have successfully participated in the Management Development Programme I (MDP I). The curriculum was developed under the premise to divide the modules offered into two categories: business courses aiming at providing technical skills (cognitive learning) and leadership courses (behavioral learning). From practical experience (mainly in the operational environment and through observation of the development of middle managers) we believe both types of interventions to be crucial and do not attribute more importance to one over the other.