Prof Ronel Rensburg of the Communication Management Division was invited by the University of California at Berkeley as guest instructor of a flagship programme at its Center for Executive Education. The programme is presented during March and September. She was hosted by the Haas Business School in Berkeley.
The University of California at Berkeley was established in 1868, born out of a vision in the State Constitution of a university that would "contribute even more than California's gold to the glory and happiness of advancing generations". This vision now rings true, as Berkeley is ranked amongst the first five on almost all worldwide university rankings.
Berkeley is currently the top public university in the world and has the prestige of seven Nobel Prizes held by current faculty members and 29 Nobel Prizes held by alumni – more than Harvard and Yale combined.
The High Impact Leadership Program of which Prof Rensburg had been guest instructor, is specifically geared towards executive communication management. The programme is coordinated by Dr Mark Rittenberg of Berkeley's Haas Business School. The delegates participating in the programme mainly consisted of leaders of companies in the Silicon Valley, such as Disney, Google, Facebook, Sales Force and various others. Prof Rensburg has been recalled as guest Executive Communication Coach to Berkeley University for the September 2015 programme.
This engagement in the international programme has brought about a possible future collaboration between the Centre for Executive Education at the University of California, Berkeley and the Centre for Communication and Reputation Management at the University of Pretoria.
Compiled by Kimberley Bosman