The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management is a School of Managerial Leadership contributing towards socio-economic development and transformation. The Institute’s purpose is to cultivate managerial leaders through the core principles of business driven action learning by offering students a personalised journey of self-discovery and co-creation.
The launch of the 2017 academic year takes place on Thursday 16 February 2017 at The Institute’s campus, situated in the peaceful suburb of Modderfontein, Johannesburg. The official Academic Opening serves as a momentous occasion led by a traditional academic procession. The procession will consist of Da Vinci Council and Da Vinci Faculty members who will march around The Institute’s campus.
Students, alumni and guests in attendance will witness the hoisting of four flags. The one flag signifies the relevance of The Da Vinci Institute in relation to its dream of contributing to the development of a sustainable society. The second flag signifies the importance of the TT100 Awards Programme, which has been recognising companies for their business prowess in the Management of Technology, Innovation, People, Systems, Research and Sustainability.
The third flag signifies that of the Purple Cow, which is popularised by author and marketer Seth Godin. The Purple Cow serves as a reminder to practice remarkable behaviour every day. The fourth and final flag is that of the South African flag and signifies the love of our beloved country.
Another highlight of the Academic Opening is the launch of a new cohort titled the TT100 Certificate group. Twenty-two individuals from various host companies will start their learning journey on this day. The Department of Science and Technology (DST), MTN and Eskom have respectively sponsored the individuals. This is the first programme of its kind at The Institute and certainly will not be the last.
The final highlight of the Academic Opening is the official welcome and announcement of Da Vinci Faculty Heads and Faculty. The entertainment for the day will be Gauteng Opera, an all-round performing arts and entertainment company and Drumtribe, an interactive drumming team.
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