The African Leadership Group’s primary mission is to provide information and resources to help develop effective leadership across all sectors of Southern African society. Further, it seeks to instil a sense of purpose, pride and urgency in aspirant African leaders as it equips them with the requisite skills and competencies to handle the paradoxes and challenges of their times.
The African Leadership Group looks to achieve the following objectives:
- Promote a 21st century rebirth of African leadership informed by diverse African experience
- Promote reconciliation, reconstruction and dialogue through leadership development
- Recognise, affirm and inspire those in African leadership positions
- Assist in the development of principled, competent leaders for the future
- Promote a keen appreciation of the fundamental principles of open democracy
Our Key Milestones
- The decade-long Foundational Leadership Research Programme commenced in 1999
- Presentation of research findings at the World Economic Forum in Mozambique in 2004 and in Davos, Switzerland in 2005
- The African Leadership Development Trust and the African Leadership Group was formally launched on 13 July 2006 in Johannesburg
- The Mapungubwe Heritage and Leadership Exposition was developed in 2008
- Phase III of the leadership model was developed from 2008 to 2010, including Programmes and Projects, Piloting Programmes, Workshops, Dialogues and Conversations and Fund-raising
Our Group Structure
A twin organisational structure has been established comprising the African Leadership Development Trust and the African Leadership Group, under which the full suite of African Leadership Programmes has been developed and is now being marketed.
The African Leadership Development Trust is a Public Benefits Organisation (PBO) and acts as the custodian of our vision and objectives. The Trust sets strategy, determines policy and monitors the African Leadership Group, in line with world-class governance principles and leadership practices.
The African Leadership Group (Pty) Ltd acts as the operational arm of the Trust and takes responsibility for the design and implementation of programmes and projects. Further, the Group secures partnerships or alliances with third party organisations and institutions that support the mission of the Trust. The subsidiary operations of the Group are designed to implement specific objectives and priorities in line with the organisation’s broad mandate and are intended to help strengthen the quality, effectiveness and reach of the formal learning programmes.