Resulting of a partnership between the Superior Management Institut (ISM) of Dakar, the University of Cape Town in South Africa, Sciences Po Executive Education and the French Development Agency (AFD), the LeAD Campus program delivers a common certificate from the 4 educational partners.
Africa is more than ever a land of opportunity. A third of African countries are growing by more than 6%, and both projects and investments are increasing. To continue the development of the continent, the educational issue and the high-level training is the key.
Future leaders from all over the continent
For the third consecutive year, the LeAD Campus program will identify 35 participants from different African countries to help them develop their vision, their skills and their business project. This program is specially design for professionals from public and private sector, entrepreneurs, NGO managers, government executives ... One imperative: to be an experienced leader from an African country.
An innovative and wandering Training
These 35 talents will have a training related with their professional activity, combining online education and 3 face-to-face seminars: in Cape Town, Dakar and Paris.
The training consists of courses on business fundamentals, as well as leadership and CSR modules. It enables the 35 future leaders to reinforce their vision, their capacity to innovate, and to develop their project in a way that is coherent with the stakes of the African continent. Throughout the program, leaders are accompanied by a mentor, an experienced professional who will share their experience, know-how and network. Thus, be a part of the LeAD Campus program is the opportunity to expand its network of contacts and supports, and have a boost career increase.
Different backgrounds and an authentic sharing of experiences
The LeAD Campus program is in line with the needs of the companies and institutions on the continent. "We are convinced that the LeAD Campus Certificate is a response adapted to the needs of African companies and talents to refine initial training. This complementary approach is the hallmark of the program, "explains Nicolas Péjout, Director of Sciences Po Executive Education. Indeed, it is a pity to see many professionals receive excellent
training but be in difficulty to lead a team. This is what most companies on the continent need: leaders. And this is the proposal of the LeAD Campus program.
The AD Campus has given me more confidence in my project and the conviction more than ever that Africa will only reach its optimal development with real leadership from its sons and daughters!
About LeAD Campus
The LEAD Campus Program - Leaders for Africa’s Development program is designed to identify, develop skills and meet the economic elite of Africa. The objective is to bring out managers capable of integrating the challenges of growth and sustainable development of the African continent into the practices of their companies or organizations. This bilingual French / English program focuses on three thematic pillars: Leadership, Business, and Societal Issues.
This pan-African program is implemented by two African institutions, the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice of the University of Cape Town and the Higher Institute of Management of Dakar, and two French institutions, Sciences Po Executive Education and AFD... The training program and the research themes are specifically adapted to the continent. Many companies support the program by participating in its running as well as its implementation through a system of mentoring and expert interventions.
Since its creation in 2016, the LeAD Campus program has trained 50 women and men from more than 20 countries from Africa.