The GTPA partners with organisations to develop Executive Training Programmes at their request or by mutual agreement. The GTPA will only deliver executive training programmes in collaboration with education institutes, government bodies or industry associations.
The GTPA will tailor an executive training package to suit the requirements of our partners, either tailored to the country or industry specific requirements.
GTPA's exclusive programmes provide the gold standard in skill and competency development for individuals and institutions in the professional practice of trade-related disciplines.
The executive training programmes are developed to also provide pathways for ISO 17024 certification for trade professionals and ISO 17065 certification for Global Trading Businesses and Global Consulting Services and will form part of the GTPA's Seven Summit Challenge for global trade and supply chain professionals in 2019.
Doing business globally and maintaining a competitive edge requires the development of new skills and knowledge.
GTPA will work with organisations to develop programmes that provide a balance of practical skills for international trade and the international trade policy knowledge needed to be successful on the global stage.
Our programmes provides a combination of strategy, theory, technical trade skills and trade policy knowledge, ensuring that organisation are equipped to conduct profitable global trade.
Programme outcomes include:
- Participation in the executive programme with access to global experts in international trade and supply chain management and one-on-one tailored support throughout the programme with global experts
- Workshop booklets/ case studies/ tools materials
- A summary report for companies to use for internal reviews
- Subsidised access to complete ISO/IEC 17024 certification for all attendees
- Subsidised access to apply for ISO/IEC 17065 certification for all businesses
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.