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

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

STUDY REMOTELY

Learn how to act for impact: innovative business models that address and meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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

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

COURSE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

15% for 3 - 6 applicants (bulk discount applied from third applicant)

10% for 7+ applicants (bulk discount applied to all applicants)

10% for alumni of UCT GSB academic and Executive Education courses

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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.

4 Locations: South Africa, Morocco, Ivory Coast and France. 

Duration; 24 days  

Start date: 4th October 2021

Application closing date: 12th July 2021

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