The SRC is the mother body for all students registered with Institute of Development Management. It also acts as the overseer of student clubs and societies operating at IDM. The SRC is fully affiliated to Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) and maintains a semi-autonomous structure and operates within the confines of the IDM rules and regulations. The SRC is also a member of the Botswana National Union of Students (BONUS) made of student leaders who been engaged in Botswana Qualification Authority, HRDC,and Ministry of Tertiary Education’s function.
SRC uses Collaboration, Engagement, consultation and Information exchange in their approaches. Collaboration, SRC invites students to shared responsibility in decision-making and implementation and hence sits in most of the institution’s committees’ and forums. Through engagement, students engage in more partnerships including opportunities for partners and stakeholders to propose solutions and choose priorities. SRC further consults students and provides for more specific information gathering for improved decisions, while explicitly reserving the decision-making prerogative to the management, council and board. Through information exchange with other students and SRC within the tri-partite alliance countries, allows partners to gauge reactions, gain insight into other viewpoints, and ally controversy or conflict due to misinformation.