Participants should have post-graduate level teaching experience in management or research experience of at least two years. Preference will be given to participants less than 45 years of age. Past experience indicates that participants in the early stages of their teaching or research careers benefit most. Since the FDP is offered in the English language, participants are expected to be fluent in English. Considerations for selecting participants include teaching and/or research experience, level of preparedness for the programme as indicated by educational qualifications and statements of purpose, and anticipated benefits to sponsors.