As African Diversity & Inclusion Center’s flagship leadership development program, the African Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship welcomes an elite group of Africa’s highest potential and current leaders, representing a wide range of sectors.
Offered both online and offline, over six months, the Program includes three months of Group Learning Modules with a number of distinguished leaders and high-ranking officials in the Academia and Corporate world. These are intensive interactive workshops; in Uganda and case studies taken among a number of our partners’ offices throughout Africa, Europe & North-America.
The Program is designed specifically for African Leaders in consultation with our African Advisors whose teaching style has been adopted. It provides participants with an intensive learning and broadening experience on the principles and application of Diversity & Inclusion in Leadership and an opportunity to explore the issues and specific characteristics of Diversity & Inclusion in Africa as well as the global challenges and dimensions of an African Leader in Diversity & Inclusion.
The program places emphasis on learning and experiencing, not teaching, offering a variety of formal and innovative informal learning opportunities to enhance the knowledge and capabilities of the candidate in as far as Diversity & Inclusion are concerned. Emphasis is also placed on peer interaction and feedback, and the participants’ high value being able to share and shape Pan-African perspectives and experiences.
Overall it provides a unique environment for career self-reflection on one’s journey in transforming Africa and can be described as life-changing by many participants.
Between modules, Group Projects are undertaken. The objective of the project is for the group to develop solutions for some of the Diversity & Inclusion challenges that Africa is facing. This is an opportunity for participants to work through the scenario planning methodology and put it into practice. In addition, candidates are required to develop their own individual projects (in consultation with their Relationship Managers), and submit these in a fellowship-end dissertation for review. Over the years, the range of these Community Projects can be extensive and impactful with a strong focus on the Next generation of Africans.
Upon program completion, African Diversity & Inclusion Fellows return to play active roles in their respective communities, corporations, countries, and spheres of influence. They are further supported for two years through a relationship manager who closely works with them to provide any support needed to create and introduce the knowledge gained through the fellowship into their respective communities, corporations, countries, and spheres of influence as ambassadors of the Fellowship.