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Leadership for Change Programme

Programme Overview

The programme is a prestigious l programme that selects high potential emerging leaders from government, civil society and business. The programme focuses on creating cross-cultural collaborations where young leaders from different sectors of society can share their perspectives. The main objective is to create dialogue and group activities where participants are able to find solutions for regional issues that are mutually beneficial and benefit the broader community.

On completion of the programme, Leadership for Change Associates and Fellows go on to engage as a cross-sector network. They are bound together by mutual respect and understanding of each other’s perspectives.

The leadership learning experiences are based on four pillars:
1. Sharing experiences & perspectives – with experienced African leaders, and with peers from different sectors, backgrounds and nationalities. Individual story telling and working collaboratively on group projects is a key component to this
2.  The practice of leadership: the programme is designed in such a way that it creates ample opportunity to practice leadership and to get feedback from your peers and the faculty
3.  Focus on critical regional issues within a broader context: The critical issues are topical and change at each workshop, but as an indication, the sort of issues which may be discussed are:
•    Greater transparency in business/government dealings
•    Improving global competitiveness of the Region
•    Creating employment
•    Supporting sustainable living in rural communities
•    Removing bottlenecks to growth
•    Developing the skills needed to compete in the modern world.
•    Growing intra-regional trade, etc.
4.  Tutoring and personal reflection: Through our self-learning frame-works, dedicated time is provided for the young leaders to self reflect while becoming more self aware through the tutoring sessions.

A core element of the workshops is syndicate work on critical regional issues, offering the opportunity for future leaders in their respective sectors to share perspectives on crosscutting issues, and to explore possible solutions. These solutions form the basis of the project work to be undertaken jointly by representatives of government, civil society and business between the workshops.

Leadership Qualities
Young African leaders return to their countries and positions confident and fully equipped for the responsibilities of leadership in both the African and global arenas. They emerge from AICML programmes with:
•    A self-formed view of leadership principles and values.
•    A better understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses.
•    A finely tuned moral compass.
•    The importance of having a mentor.
•    A commitment to leading change and development on the continent.
•    A deep understanding of the complexities and demands in being a leader.
•    A fuller appreciation of the regional and global forces that will influence the decisions and behaviours of future leaders in Africa (through Scenario Planning exercises).
•    Practical experience and feedback from working as part of a team of high calibre individuals

Selection Process
Leadership for Change Fellows are emerging leaders who, by their actions and achievements, have demonstrated their potential to be future leaders in their sector and their region of Africa. Whether working in government, the private sector or civil society, these individuals demonstrate integrity, reinforced by strong values and principles. Importantly, participants need to be committed to living in Africa and contributing to its long-term success.

The selection process will be governed by strict guidelines to ensure the highest quality of participants.

Other Initiatives
AICML has conducted other high level programmes, working with young leaders, with leadership as an underlying theme, but also building upon an acknowledged expertise in the use of the Scenario methodology in exploring national development and leadership issues. To date three major projects were conducted.


URGENT INFORMATION: This is to inform the general public that venue for the 2018 induction ceremony has been changed from the Novella Planet Hotel, Port Novo, Republic of Benin to LTV hall.  The new venue for the induction ceremony of our prestigious and reputable international professional bodies shall be Lagos State Television Combo Hall, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.  

Time :  12 Noon.     
Date :  May 12th,  2018.  Your presence would be highly appreciated sir/ma.