More than 200 CEOs managing co-operatives have benefited from CIC Group’s blended business and strategic management capacity building programme aimed at increasing the growth and competitiveness of their organisations.
Speaking during the kick-off of the three-day annual Cooperatives CEO Forum in Naivasha, CIC Group Chief Executive Officer Patrick Nyaga said the initiative is set to empower societies with the necessary tools to thrive in today’s competitive and dynamic landscape.
“As CIC, we firmly believe that cooperatives CEOs play a crucial role in the success and sustainability of their organizations,” Mr Nyaga said. “By offering this comprehensive training programme, we aim to empower cooperative CEOs with the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions, drive growth, and create a positive impact within their communities.”
In the past year, CIC has conducted 25 trainings, both physical and virtual, helping to improve tactics among co-operative officials on financial wellness, governance, credit management, member engagement and empowerment, risk management, sustainable growth, and development, as well as sensitizing them on CIC products and services.
He said the CIC programme is designed to address the specific needs of CEOs to help them navigate complex and uncertain macro-economic environments. Through a series of interactive workshops, case studies, and hands-on exercises, participants gain a deeper understanding of key business concepts and strategies.
“This holistic approach ensures that cooperative CEOs will apply their newfound skills effectively in their respective enterprises and impart members in the long term,” added Mr Nyaga.