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Africa: Leadership programme in Africa

A group of potential leaders

In Africa, we have implemented an Accelerated Leadership Programme for our potential future leaders in the region. This is modelled on our wider Global Action Learning Programme, but has been specifically tailored for employees working in Africa. The aim was to expose 28 potential leaders from across the region to a range of real-life business challenges to help them develop themselves, while also making a valuable contribution to business growth. Five projects were undertaken for local businesses in Botswana, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda. The findings of this work were then presented to senior management in the Africa region and management from each participating country.

On completion of the programme, 96% of participants said that they would recommend the programme to others. Importantly, it has provided a mechanism for sharing learning across the region, with 90% of participants saying they had used the network developed during the programme and 88% have shared the skills and knowledge they learnt with others. 88% also said that the programme had made them more effective in their job.