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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Realising the importance Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM) in collaboration with PSMB developed this programmes to assist CEOs and owners of SMEs to further enhance their managerial skills in their quest to expand their businesses.

The objective of the SME Training Partners Scheme (SMETAP) is to enhance the momentum of retraining and skills upgrading of the workforce among SME employers. Training and skills upgrading of employees at all levels is central to the performance of any organisation. This is vital especially for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to improve their management and technical skills in order to adapt quickly to constantly changing business environment and to remain competitive. As SMEs are important source of economic growth, appropriate schemes are required to assist and equip SME employers with critical skills that are in accordance to their business needs.

This programme is approved under the SMETAP scheme in collaboration with Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB). In this scheme, PSMB and approved training providers will partner to provide relevant training to SMEs employers. Training fees will be be paid directly to training providers who are approved partners and the amount would be debited from the employers’ levy accounts in accordance with procedures prescribed. This would benefit employers as no upfront payment need to be incurred.

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Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Know their respective behavioral profiles and reflect on your personal effectiveness for self improvement
  • Have a holistic view of various important management concepts and practices, strategic as well as operational, that will help enhance your business performance
  • Understand a variety of management processes, tools and techniques that are essential for improving business productivity and competitiveness
  • Appreciate the process of integrating people, processes and technology to produce desired results

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Who Should Attend

SME Business Owners, SME General Managers, SME Senior Managers & Managers of Small Medium Industry and all who are interested in managing enterprises.
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Learning Outcomes

  • Better understanding of personal behavioral profiles for self improvement
  • Improved leadership and management know-how and skills for greater performance
  • Gained business management insights and concepts for improving business productivity and competitiveness

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Delivery Methodology

Lectures, case studies, presentations, group discussions, interactive learning, action learning, self-directed learning and assessments.

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  • Knowing your own behavioral profile will enable you to take positive actions in managing your personal styles or preference
  • With better understanding of business management concepts and practices, you will have a greater confidence in leading and managing your businesses
  • This programme will develop your capability in delivering business results through effective leadership and management
  • You will have the opportunities to share with and learn from the other experienced participants
  • In addition, you will be able to learn how to apply the practical process in the real world situation to achieve desired results
  • More importantly, your organisation will gain competitive advantage when the techniques and methods are properly deployed

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Programme Director

Led by MIM-CPFM Programme Director, Dr Lai Chong Teng, MMIM, MIM-CPT, who has established himself as a successful professional in a career period spanning over 36 years. Uniquely knowledgeable and skilled at working with multicultural workforces, Dr. Lai has worked in various senior management positions, such as General Manager, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Management Consultant and educator in several established local and overseas corporations.

Over the years, Dr Lai has acquired much hands-on experience in various much sought-after management fields, namely, managerial leadership development, strategic management, customer service management, change management, project management, process management and quality improvement management. He is instrumental in the development of several new management frameworks in these fields.

Dr Lai is a licensed Kepner Tregor trainer in problem solving and decision making, and also a Motorola certified internal consultant and trainer. In addition, he is a MIM-PSMB certified professional trainer. Currently, Dr. Lai is actively engaged in management consultancy and training, SME development, executive profiling and assessment, public and in-house programs among others.

Dr Lai’s academic qualifications include Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Technical College Malaysia, Bachelor of Science (Hons) from University of Strathclyde, Scotland; Master of Engineering from MacMaster University, Canada; and Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) from International Management Center, UK.

Programme Modules and Structures

This comprehensive programme is for 3 levels of SME CEOs / Owners, and it is completed in 6 days:[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Intakes” tab_id=”1450770341624-3bc228f2-e8ae”][vc_column_text]

1. Small SME CEOs / Owners


Block 1: 12 May – 14 June 2015
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2. Medium SME CEOs / Owners


Block 1: 18-20 August 2015
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3. Large SME CEOs / Owners


Block 1: 20-23 October 2015
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