The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship Program

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The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship Program is a one year part-time programme, which allows students have follow-on participation as Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellows of Africa Leadership Institute (AFLI)  network, with expectation to attend AfLI’s leadership learning and Alumni events. The program consists of two 10-day Group Learning Modules in South Africa and Oxford; group projects between modules; individual leadership project to apply and develop leadership in community; ongoing coaching/mentoring; and networked interaction and debate on global & African issues. “The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship program is the flagship program of the AfLI which aims to provide a platform for learning by potential future leaders across the African continent. The aim is to introduce young achievers who are likely to become leaders in the various sectors from business, government to community levels to key principles, requirements and challenges of leadership. The program, as planned, is intended to initiate the generation that will become leaders in Africa in the future to issues of leadership, expose them to ideas on how to lead and to be successful leaders, and help them to experience leadership issues before they become leaders themselves.”

At the end of the program, trainees become Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellows and “[t]he aim is assist in developing a network of future leaders that will have the capacity and the vision to contribute to the transformation of the African continent and that can provide support to each other.” The program’s curriculum includes exploring “leadership theory and in particular the specifics of African leadership during the workshop, as well as developing a greater awareness of themselves as leaders. In line with Oxford’s philosophy, the tutorial approach is applied to stimulate wider and deeper thinking about the subject, and personal reflection to understand and develop their own leadership capabilities in both an African and global context, and to set their own leadership goals. A variety of speakers share their experiences and perspectives on leadership and practical exercises in groups throw new light on the challenges of leadership.”

For more information on the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellowship Program : Visit The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme Website.

The 2009 Archbishop Tutu Fellows are (in alphabetical order):

Name

Country

Bio

Lakhsman Bheenik Mauritius Head of Global Markets Division, Standard Bank, Mauritius. Winner of the Kwezi Khulu Award by Standard Bank in 2007, for excellence in performance
Elinor Chemonges Uganda National Coordinator Paralegal Advisory Services in Uganda; Rhodes Scholar, Member of the Board of Action for Children
Cephas Chikande Zimbabwe Medical Doctor. Healthcare & Management Consultant. Has worked extensively in the area of HIV/AIDS, Human Rights & Health
Paulino Dias Cape Verde Executive Director & Board Member of Caixa Economica de Cabo Verde, the country’s second largest bank
Dominic Dimbo Kenya Finance Manager GlaxoSmithkline East Africa, who have won first prize in Kenya’s Financial Reporting Awards
Kumbirayi Gaza Zimbabwe Engineering Superintendent of Rio Tinto’s Murowa diamond mine and processing centre
Geci Karuri-Sebina Kenya/South Africa Specialist Advisor to Neighbourhood Development Programme in SA Government Treasury; Director of SA node of the Millenium Project
Mapule Kgomongoe South Africa Scientist, researcher and management consultant with considerable experience of large sacle complex business consulting with Accenture
Samson Kironde Uganda PhD in Epidemiology from Oxford University; Rhodes Scholar; Chief of Party for Ugandan Programme for Human & Holistic Development, the largest USAID project in sub-Saharan Africa
Akeem Lawal Nigeria Technical Director InterSwitch, a company providing payment switching network services to banks and companies in several countries in Africa. Electrical & Electronics Engineer
Julie Makani Tanzania Senior lecturer in haemotology & blood transfusion; global expert on research in Sickle Cell Disease and its link to malaria
Susan Mashibe Tanzania Founder, CEO of Tanzanite Jet Centre, providing logistical support to private jets in East Africa; first qualified female commercial pilot and maintenance engineer in Tanzania
Nehemia Mchechu Tanzania CEO Commercial Bank of Africa Tanzania, which he has turned around from loss making to 100% growth year on year
Theo Mothoa South Africa Medical Doctor, Strategic Funding Manager Roche Products striving to ensure improved access to healthcare in Africa
James Mwangi Kenya Partner Dalberg Global Development Advisors, consulting on strategic challenges related to sustainable development and economic transformation. Founder & Leader of the Africa office based in Johannesburg
Andrew Mwenda Uganda Founding Managing Editor of The Independent, a current affairs newsmagazine. Winner of International Press Freedom Award. WEF Young Global Leader
Abimbola Pariola South Africa Architect; property developer in Commercial Office of Investec; project manager for major reconstruction of Investec’s head office in Johannesburg; motivational speaker
Robin Perks South Africa CEO of Personnel Recruitment company; on the Board of a number of businesses and social entrepreneurial organisations, and active in not for profit initiatives
Sa’ida Sa’ad Nigeria Lawyer, political & social activist. Candidate for the Nigerian National Assembly for the Congress Action Party; Nigerian Captain of the Women’s Democracy project
Hazel Shelton South Africa Attorney of the High Court of SA, Founder & Director of Ashira; has represented South Africa on several legal related issues in the international arena, including on various United Nations entities
Madjiguene Sock Senegal Founder & Managing Director of FocusAfrica, management consulting firm advising on development issues in several West African countries
Lai Yahaya Nigeria Lawyer and Consultant; Senior Policy Advisor Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility; Special Advisor to Nigerian Minister of Power
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P&G Career Academy presents: European Financial Leadership Seminar 2010!

The European Financial Leadership Seminar (EFS) is a 5-day working session that was established in 1990. The 20th edition of the annual seminar will be held from April 18th to April 22nd at the P&G European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Travel and accommodation expenses for all participants will be paid by Procter & Gamble.

During these five days, participants from around the world would run a multi-national business, developing management and financial skills by working in teams and interacting with experienced P&G executives. The EFS is an outstanding opportunity to learn about the P&G culture.

The EFS will expose participants to a real-life business case study, which challenges them to develop strategies and drive decisions together with top students from all over the Europe,Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

The European Financial Leadership Seminar gives the opportunity to:

* Develop your management and financial skills

* Test yourself in an international business environment

* Interact with fellow students and experienced P&G executives to solve the types of business challenges and management issues you would face when working in an international organization like Procter & Gamble

About the P & G European Financial Leadership Seminar (EFS) 2010:

When : April 18 – 20 2010

Who: Students from Europe,Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Where: Geneva,Switzerland.

Deadline: Application to be submitted by February 7th 2010.

For More information visit ; http://www.pgcareers.com/efs

“Do It Yourself Business Education:The Personal MBA”

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The Personal MBA (PMBA) is a project designed to help you educate yourself about advanced business concepts.

The core of the Personal MBA is a list of the very best business books available. Some books will give you tools: processes or actions you can apply immediately to improve your life and work. Others will give you ideas: help in envisioning what you and your business are capable of becoming. All of them will give you mental models: useful ways of thinking about the world that you can use to your advantage in a wide variety of situations.

The Personal MBA is Not:

* A credential. If you read these books, you won’t have corporate recruiters beating down your door, and you won’t have a pretty certificate to hang on your wall when you’re done. You will, however, have an understanding of business that’s comparable to completing a traditional business school curriculum, along with the pleasures of not having to mortgage your life for that understanding. You do not need a certificate to be able to understand, use, and hold an intelligent conversation about advanced business topics. (Employers do, however, respond well to portfolios. If you build a portfolio of notes to capture what you learn through the Personal MBA, you’ll have a tangible asset to prove your hard work and dedication during the interview process.)
* A stand-alone venture. You can’t learn about business solely from books (or sitting in a classroom); you have to be willing to go out and learn by doing. Whether you’re working full-time for a company or building your own business, a great deal of your knowledge will develop as a direct result of your day-to-day work experiences, which provide the necessary context for understanding what you read. Reading books is not enough; application of what you read is essential.
* A mindless replica of a traditional MBA program. The PMBA was created to expose you to a core set of advanced business concepts quickly and effectively. By design, it does not include everything you might come across in business school. If you’re looking for a detailed analysis of the Black-Scholes option pricing model and its relationship to the volatility surfaces of certain financial derivatives, you’re going to be very disappointed. The PMBA focuses on knowledge that you’ll find useful in the real world, not what an academic professor personally finds interesting.
* An impersonal curriculum. You’ll find more material about learning who you are, what you’re good at, and how to work more effectively with other people in the PMBA than you will in a standard business school curriculum. There’s a reason why these topics are included here: these “soft skills” are often more practical and important than theoretical knowledge, and will help you tremendously in your everyday life and work.
* An infallible educational revelation. It’s perfectly okay if you disagree with one of the selections or think that a critical book has been overlooked. Feel free to make substitutions as you deem necessary. If you’re skeptical about the value of a title you haven’t read yet, I encourage you to borrow the book from your local library and give it a try. If you’re of the same opinion after reading a few chapters, put it down and read something else.
* Easy. Working your way through this list will take time, energy, and persistence. There is no substitute for hard work and dedication. I’ve structured this program to be as easy as possible to use, but it’s up to you to put in the time and energy necessary to learn.

Reading List Selection Criteria

There are thousands of great books about business on the market, which made this list very difficult to compile. Here are the five criteria used to select the books featured by the Personal MBA:

* Valuable, Action-Oriented Content. Does the book contain a lot of useful, practical information about how business works, how you can add value, and why the material in the book is important? Is the book based on scientific research or direct personal experience? Does it contain tools, ideas, and concepts that can be put to use immediately in the real world?
* Acceptable Time Commitment. Is the book a good educational value for the amount of time invested? Can you get the key points of each book quickly?
* Self-Learning Friendly. Is this book designed to keep the reader’s mind engaged? Does the author present the material effectively and make the learning process enjoyable?
* Reference Value. Will this book be a valuable resource to turn to when you need information on a specific topic? How does the book re-read? Is it a book worth keeping for many years?
* Comprehensive Set of Resources. For any business-related question, does at least one of these books provide useful guidance and insight?

Each recommendation is selected from a pool of hundreds of potential candidates, based on thousands of hours of research and evaluation as well as the suggestions and recommendations of a large and diverse group of volunteers.

The International Institute of Global Leadership

international-institute-for-global-leadershipThe International Institute For Global Leadership is a tuition-free, internet-based education program which provides a curriculum in consciousness designed to prepare students to become personally empowered, consciously aware, high-integrity and heart-centered leaders in their communities and the world.
Mission of the International Institute For Global Leadership:

To support individuals who show promise of becoming leaders in their communities and the world and to provide them with resources designed to support the development of their leadership abilities.

To provide students with non-academic value-centered educational resources that support personal empowerment and leadership development.

To expose students to leading edge ideas and innovative resources in their respective fields of interest.

The IIGL program is divided into several levels of study. Each level consists of seven books. The curriculum is designed to gradually open the student to new self-empowering ideas and concepts, followed by the provision of practical tools for leadership development.

The introductory level consists of two small books which are emailed to the student. When these have been completed, the student enters Level One studies.

Levels One & Two – which focus on personal empowerment – consist of seven books each. Level Three, devoted to personal assessment and goal setting, consists of written exercises. In Levels Four, Five & Six a student may choose seven books for each level from a selection of more than 300 books in 17 subject areas.

The upper levels offer students many opportunities for advanced guided studies, internships, etc. according to their personal interests and life goals.

Currently,there are over 100 students from 32 countries in the International Institute of Global Leadership. The photo, profile and book assessments of each of our active students is available at our website http://www.global-leadership.com.

I am presently a level one student of the International Institute of Global Leadership.

LEAP AFRICA EMPLOYABILITY PROGRAMME 2009

The Leap Africa/MICROSOFT  Employability Programme (Group10) held its session at the Domino City Church in the Ojota area of lagos.The programme took place between  Monday September 14 – Friday Sept. 18 2009. The Programme is one of the reason have been AWOL from the BLOG for a while. All in all the Leap Africa/MICROSFT Employability Programme is a worthwhile learning experience which i would recommend for anybody within the age  limit (16-35 years).

This programme is geared towards improving the employability of disadvantaged youths between the ages of 16 and 35. It equips them with life, employability, personal development and basic ICT skills. It is funded by Microsoft and the United States Government with the support of the International Youth Foundation.

The objectives of the LEAP AFRICA employability programme are to:

* Provide youths for the work place by equipping them with life and employability skills.
* Provide youth with crucial work based experiences within a youth development approach.
* Provide youth with an employment experience that puts them in touch with real  life labour expectations and practices.
* Provide youth with career instruction and greater awareness of support networks and various employment opportunities.

The LEAP AFRICA Employability Programme 2009 Calendar :

Lagos: October 5th- 9th, 2009

Lagos: October 26th- 30th, 2009

Lagos: November 23rd- 27th, 2009

If you are interested in the Employability Programme, please download an application form at www.leapafrica.org/downloads.asp or complete an application form online.

For further information on the employability programme, please contact Asuquo Asuquo via email aasuquo@leapafrica.org.