The Managerial Skills Development Center
Skills Development Center is a Bulgarian-Japanese project under the
partnership between JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and
the Institute for Postgraduate Studies-Division (IPS) at the University
for National and World Economy-Sofia (UNWE). The project is also
supported by the Ministry of Economy and Energy of Bulgaria, Embassy of
Japan and Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific University.
practically oriented courses and programs tailored to
the needs and expectations of Bulgarian enterprises especially for
small and medium-sized enterprises. In a long-term perspective, the
reinforcement of the managerial skills and leadership of Bulgarian
managers will direct Bulgarian companies towards more efficient and
competitive entities in the global business arena.
between Bulgarian and Japanese experts from the
business and educational circles created training programs with best
business practices incorporating the experiences of world leading
companies in dealing with specific problems.
General Electric invests about 1 billion USD on training and
education programs. Chief Executive magazine’s
“Top 20 Companies for
Leaders” survey ranked GE as the number 3 company for
Matsushita Electric Ltd.
to a popular opinion, leaders are not born. Leaders are made, and they
are made by effort and hard work."
1913-1970, Professional football coach, Wiebusch, Lombardy
people make our automobiles, nothing gets started until we train and
educate our people."
Eiji Toyoda, Toyota
must develop through work. The key is curiosity. One needs a mind and a
heart that constantly look for problems to solve and keep asking
questions. Many people do not stop complaining about their working
environment, and all they need to do is search around with an open
President of JICA
has calculated that every dollar spent on
$30 in productivity gains over the following 3 years.