Results

YEP is a life changing program in the world of business. Graduates will refer to themselves as how they were ‘before YEP’ and ‘after YEP’. This program makes a difference as you develop yourself in terms of personal accomplishments and business knowledge.

What will you learn?

The main things that you will learn in each aspect of business will relate to how you deal with others. You can effectively participate in and be able to lead management team meetings. Also, you will know how your position within your organization will relate with other co-workers. Finally, you will make an impact in your organization, you will be productive and successful! As we look at each aspect of business that will be covered in YEP, we will summarize the skills learned as:

  • You Know – the knowledge that you will gain through YEP
  • You Can – what you will be able to accomplish with this training
  • You Are – who you are and what personal skills you now possess
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Business Management

You know:

  • the strategy for your company
  • the value of a mission and vision statement and implementing them
  • the importance of making strategic decisions based on internal and external factors

You can:

  • analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of your company
  • suggest strategic options to improve your department or organization
  • implement these strategic options to facilitate improvement

You are:

  • a strong sparring partner for your manager who can make valuable proposals for improvements
  • able to understand that improvement (or innovation) of one component (e.g. product) means that other aspects (technology, marketing...) have to change
  • a constructive manager who can look beyond the boundaries of a business unit / department
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Entrepreneurial Skills & HRM

You know:

  • how to motivate people in your organization
  • how to recruit and retain employees
  • how to set goals and to implement strategies

You can:

  • apply the seven habits of highly effective people (Covey)
  • adjust your management style, depending on the situation
  • successfully lead your team and organization

You are:

  • able to turn an idea into a product or service
  • able to implement and manage changes in your organization
  • an inspiring leader, coming up with ideas and new initiatives
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Sales & Marketing

You know:

  • what drives business, organizations and markets
  • how to interpret and apply the Pestel and Porter models
  • how to influence and attract the markets that your business competes in

You can:

  • distinguish the difference between B2C and B2B marketing
  • define your company’s unique selling points
  • define a market segmentation strategy

You are:

  • encouraged to focus on your company’s competitive edge
  • able to define a brand strategy for your company
  • familiar with inbound marketing principles
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Supply Chain Management

You know:

  • how the supply chain works and what its different functions are
  • the essential information about production, warehousing, transportation, inventory, purchasing and planning
  • how the supply chain of your company works and the positions within the supply chain

You can:

  • make better decisions on supply chain cases in your company
  • see situations to improve in your company and suggest valuable improvements
  • align different departments or companies to create better cost-effective efficiencies

You are:

  • a forerunner in the field of supply chain in your company.
  • able to act as a liaison between colleagues, departments and companies in the supply chain
  • capable of creative problem solving and out of the box thinking in necessary situations
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Business ethics

You know:

  • why business ethics is important
  • the pitfalls of business ethics in local and international business
  • the relation between ethics, morality and law

You can:

  • analyze your own organization in relation to business ethics
  • develop and implement a code of conduct
  • design and manage an appropriate way to deal with customer service

You are:

  • aware of your personal ethical standards
  • aware of the differences among cultures
  • a game changer in any business that puts the dollar before the person and ethics
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Professional Skills

You know:

  • how to form a group of professionals for a certain task
  • how to actively inspire and motivate co-workers
  • how to give and receive proper feedback

You can:

  • communicate effectively at all levels
  • lead peer coaching groups
  • take charge in times of crisis

You are:

  • aware of your competences and weaknesses
  • able to reflect on your own behavior
  • able to respectfully consider other ideas and opinions
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Finance

You know:

  • why finance is related to every department in the organization
  • what the auditor’s role is
  • the importance of reporting and budgeting in the organization

You can:

  • describe and explain the financial processes within the organization
  • prepare a budget for your own departments in line with rules and regulations
  • report and present periodic results to your superiors

You are:

  • a sparring partner for your fellow management team members regarding finance related topics
  • one who can bridge the gap between different departments and roles within the organization
  • the self-confident management team member who easily presents and shares feedback with team members
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Information Technology

You know:

  • how information systems interact with organizational processes and what competitive advantage this presents a business
  • what type of applications can be used for what processes in the organization
  • what current technology trends are and how to assess the value of technology in a business context

You can:

  • discuss technology aspects of your business processes and be a helpful asset for various technology developers that your business might use
  • contribute to the strategic plan for information management
  • manage software selection process to select the right software for specific business purposes

You are:

  • aware of the importance of technology for the business
  • capable of selecting and implementing technology strategies and systems
  • focused on measuring and presenting performance by using information technology

Life changing

Robel Tullu

"I learned to develop strategic business relations"

Aberash Alemayehu

The YEP trainers helped me to learn more about myself and the importance of feedback.

Ermias Wolde

"This management training makes a significant change in the lives of our key staff."

Yordanos Jemal Shkuri

"The YEP course is like a compact MBA which is connecting theory and practice in a very smart way."

Netsanet Tadesse

I have become better at anticipating potential problems and responding to them in a timely manner.