The Leadership School of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) runs three leadership training programmes namely:
Leadership Institute and
Executive Leadership Course.
The idea of starting the Leadership School was borne out of our realization that leadership is a major problem especially in Africa. Many scholars and commentators are in agreement that leadership failure is one of the major factors responsible for the underdevelopment of Africa. However, it has been proven that leaders can be trained. The Centre LSD Leadership School is therefore designed for people who want to become leaders and be equipped with leadership skills for transformation of organizations and society. It provides students with tools and ways to have vision for leadership and become better leaders. The topics covered in the leadership school include:
Introduction to leadership
Who is a leader?
Gender perspectives to leadership
Leadership and Habits
Leadership and vision
Leadership and strategy
Leadership and organization
Leadership and management
Leadership and execution
What it takes to be a Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Leadership and development
Leadership and communication/public speaking
Leadership and ICT
Leadership and governance
Leadership and intergenerational mentoring
Examples of leaders
The school runs for a period of one year. The first set graduated in April, 2010 with 15 students. The second set graduated in May, 2011 with 16 students. The third set graduated in April, 2012 with 31 students. The fourth set graduated in April, 2013 with 39 students. The fifth set graduated in April, 2014 with 48 students. The sixth set is graduated in April, 2015. The 7th set is currently in session.The 8th session will start in April, 2016.