The Institute of Development Management is based in Kwaluseni providing training, research, and consultancy services. The institute offers long term and short terms programs including diplomas, certificates and degrees in Public health, Business and Information Resours and Human Resources Management.
The Institute of Development Management (IDM) and SOS have partnered to strengthen their programs and services in early childhood development. Based on the strength and capabilities of SOS, IDM will, through SOS pre-schools and village facilities in Tlokweng, Serowe and Francistown, provide training resources for Early Childhood Education.
The collaboration marks yet another milestone by IDM to remain part of the social fabric of Botswana in matters pertaining to basic education.
As Botswana and the world face an unprecedented threat from the Covid19 pandemic, the Institute of Development Management (IDM) has identified the need to capacitate food handlers with relevant skills to effectively respond to the disease. Recently, the Institute conducted a five day training for schools management in Francistown to equip them with techniques to appreciate and understand the importance of food safety.
The Institute of Development Management has re-opened its Eswatini campus as of the 13th of July 2020 following the COVID-19 national lockdown period imposed in March 2020. The campus has since resumed with stringent rules and guide lines set including compulsory temperature checks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Only the final year classes have been allowed to return to class the rest are still supported via online platforms. The Institute of Development Management offers both long and short term training programmes and has released its July/August training courses.
The Business and Information Resources Management and the the Public Health departments took part in stakeholder engagement sessions. These comprised of industry experts, Ministry officials, practitioners and consultants. The current curriculum was discussed in a bid to add value to the programmes offered at IDM. These sessions are also inline with the requirements ESHEC the local governing body for tertiary institutions. These sessions took place early 2020. The Namibia Business School also visited the campus to register its 2020 cohort.
Code Afrique and Cornell University hosts computer programming bootcamp at IDM
IDM hosted students from all over the country who had come to take part in an IT workshop for coding and computer programming. The event was hosted by the STEM foundation, Cornell University (USA), Knowledge Institute, Code Afrique and IDM.
Today, the 13th of April 2020, IDM Lesotho Campus Opens. This comes after an announcement by Hon. Prime Minister Tom Thabane declared the end of National COVID 19 lockdown on the 5th May. Under clearly stipulated guidelines tabled by the government of Lesotho, IDM has taken precautionary measures that curb of the spread of the virus with supply of PPE to both Students and Staff, Hand Sanitization, hand washing points, Heat Temperature checking as well as social distancing in class rooms.
Richard Malikongwa, a seasoned Human Resource and Corporate guru who serves as IDM Regional Director and Chief Executive, was bestowed with the highest award of the World HRD Congress of “Chief Executive Officer with Human Resource Orientation”, while Botswana Country Director, Dr Onalenna Seitio-Kgokgwe received the Women Super Achiever Award from World Women Leadership Congress.The awards were conferred in Mumbai ,India this week. Dr Seitio-Kgokgwe is also a recipient of the 2018/2019 Global CEO Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards.
The Chancellor of the University of Bolton, Earl of St Andrews George Philip Nicholas Windsor has presented Institute of Development Management (IDM) with a special plague to solidify the relationship between the two Institutions.
The gift is engraved the University of Bolton crest and motto, which embodies the spirit of the Institution and the exceptional rapport it has built with IDM over the years.
The Institute of Development Management (IDM) held its graduation ceremony in Lesotho on the 29th November 2019 where close to 1500 graduands were conferred degrees and awarded diplomas and certificates.
The event, which was attended by senior government officials from the three countries of Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini was themed ‘The Future awaits, Own it’ to ignite positive energy among graduates to look forward to a new chapter in their lives.