UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMIC AFRICAN CONTEXT

Find solutions for sustainable and inclusive leadership in emerging markets

The LeAD Campus Sustainable Leadership in Africa Executive Certificate is a unique international programme for senior executives doing business in Africa. The programme is offered in English, over five modules hosted in South Africa, Morocco, Ivory Coast and France.

Delegates will:

  • Develop innovative and effective business models from an economic, social and environmental perspective
  • Gain practical hands-on experience through field trips and study tours to relevant organisations
  • Network with diverse global stakeholders and build bridges between Africa and the rest of the world


*Payment plan available as follows:


• €4800 non-refundable deposit due by 29 August 2024
• €2240 due by 30 September 2024
• €2240 due 31 October 2024
• €2240 due 28 November 2024
• €2240 due 30 January 2025
• €2240 due 27 February 2025

STUDY IN FOUR DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

South Africa, Morocco, Ivory Coast and France

Morocco

FIVE DAYS IN BEN GUERIR, MOROCCO

Explore major challenges and megatrends of the African continent

FIVE DAYS IN ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST

Learn how to act with impact: the building blocks for sustainable and responsible growth

Ivory Coast
Study Remote

TBC

FIVE DAYS IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Learn how to improve the coherence of support functions in order to implement a responsible business strategy

Cape Town
Paris

FIVE DAYS IN PARIS, FRANCE

Explore how enlightened leaders meet the challenges of the 21st century

FORMAT AND DATES

Module 1, Morocco (Ben Guerir):   07 October 2024 -11 October 2024

Module 2, Ivory Coast (Abidjan):   02 December 2024 – 06 December 2024

Module 3, Online:  10 February 2025 – 14 February 2025

Module 4, South Africa (Cape Town): 02 March 2025 – 07 March 2025

Module 5, France (Paris): 26 May 2025 - 30 May 2025

DEVELOPING AND FUTURE-PROOFING AFRICAN LEADERS

This results-based international leadership programme will benefit:

  • Company directors, senior executives and high-potential executives 
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Administration executives in the public or para-public sectors
  • Managers of NGOs and social enterprises

FAQ

Delegates will:

  • Be able to develop innovative and effective business models from an economic, social and environmental perspective
  • Gain practical hands-on experience through field trips and study tours to relevant organisations
  • Be able to understand and navigate geopolitical, economic, technological, social and societal challenges
  • Gain access to experienced international professors and practitioners
  • Have an opportunity to network with diverse global stakeholders and build bridges between Africa and the rest of the world

The minimum requirements are:

  • Three years of higher education
  • Five years of professional experience (excluding internships)
  • Delegates should be fluent in English

MODULE 1 (Five days: Morocco - Ben Guerir)
Major challenges and megatrends of the African continent

  • Exploring and reflecting on the key challenges
  • Developing a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and potential of the African continent in a changing world

MODULE 2 (Five days: Ivory Coast - Abidjan)
Acting with impact: the building blocks for sustainable and responsible growth

  • Revisiting the models for sustainable performance in traditional companies

MODULE 3 (Online)
Acting for impact: innovative business models that address and meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Understanding the fundamental aspects of strategic analysis and strategic innovation
  • Studying innovative business models aimed at meeting Sustainable Development Goals

MODULE 4 (Five days: South Africa - Cape Town)
Improving the coherence of support functions in order to implement a responsible business strategy

  • Developing support functions, and creative methods, that are aligned with the change management and sustainable business strategy of the company

MODULE 5 (Four days: France - Paris)
Enlightened leaders meeting the challenges of the 21st century

  • Studying the impact of the digital revolution on organisations and working practices
  • Strengthening the ties between Africa and France by capitalising on entrepreneurship to co-develop solutions
  • Leveraging African entrepreneurship in order to drive transformation

Participants will carry out a transformation/innovation project that has an impact on the African continent alongside the programme – providing an opportunity to apply what is learned in the modules to a real-life project, which will act as a common thread throughout the programme.

Module 1, Morocco (Ben Guerir):   21 October 2024 -25 October 2024

Module 2, Ivory Coast (Abidjan):   02 December 2024 – 06 December 2024

Module 3, Online:  10 February 2025 – 14 February 2025

Module 4, South Africa (Cape Town): 03 March 2025 – 07 March 2025

Module 5, France (Paris): 26 May 2025 - 30 May 2025


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Executive Education Accelerated Management Development Course Info Session

 Tuesday, 19 March 2024
 13:00 (GMT+2)

Join us for an information session webinar about the Accelerated Management Development course at the UCT Graduate School of Business

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Executive Education International Executive Development Programme (IEDP) info Session

 Wednesday, 20 March 2024
 18:00 (GMT+2)

Join us for an information session webinar about International Executive Development (IEDP) at the UCT Graduate School of Business

Learn more RSVP

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National Environmental Awareness month is celebrated in June. We asked UCT GSB Prof Ralph Hamann to share his views on the role of business schools in addressing climate change, and whether COVID-19 has caused the business world to reprioritise environmental sustainability.

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