Updated course to unlock leadership potential

Publisher and English language education provider get together to produce updated version of Harvard ManageMentor designed to put learning into action.

Wall Street English has joined with Harvard Business Publishing to launch an updated version of the Harvard ManageMentor course.

The course combines leadership content with a design aimed to put learning into action and help global organizations unlock leadership potential with content designed to engage and inspire.

Vinay Hebbar, senior vice president of International Markets at Harvard Business Publishing, said Wall Street English was chosen as its English-as-second-language preferred partner to promote the course 10 years ago because of its special teaching concepts and measures, as well as its good reputation within the industry.

The updated version of the course includes 41 prerequisite modules on leadership development and a number of management tools and videos by world-renowned management experts and influencers. Learners can choose what to learn and apply what they have learned based on their needs. It also offers Chinese learners bilingual teaching materials and an online learning app that will make studying anywhere anytime possible. 

The updated version has been adapted to the Chinese market, and is focused more on Chinese companies and cases.

David Kedwards, CEO of Wall Street English Global, said the company's blended learning system and the interactive learning method, while helping learners with their English skills, are also improving their self-management, time-planning and social communication skills. 

To promote the course among English learners is a way to improve Wall Street English courses and services, he said. The company has designed a special “Harvard Time” activity and themed seminars to help learners deepen their understanding and application of course contents. Students, after they finish the Harvard ManageMentor course, will be awarded a certificate jointly granted by Wall Street English and Harvard Business Publishing Company.

Wall Street English learners have benefited from the course over the past 10 years. Not only did they improve their business English skills, Kedwards said, they also knew how to make career plans, manage their flow of ideas and build leadership. Most students said after learning the course they were more confident about facing fiercer social competitions in the future.

Founded in Italy in 1972 by Dr Luigi T Peccenini, Wall Street English has more than 400 study centers in 29 countries and regions. It has helped more than 3 million learners throughout the world improve their English skills. Since it entered the Chinese market in 2000, it has opened 78 study centers in 11 cities — Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Foshan, Wuxi and Suzhou.  

Updated course to unlock leadership potential

David Kedwards, CEO of Wall Street English Global, speaks at the launching ceremony of the updated version of the Harvard ManageMentor course

Updated course to unlock leadership potential

Representatives from Wall Street English and Harvard Business Publishing

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