Apply for a Course on ‘Leadership and Society’ at African Leadership Center: Funding Available

Deadline: September 7, 2013

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) invites applications from scholars and practitioners from the Southern Africa region to attend a 10-day training course on Leadership and Society. This course is convened by the African Leadership Centre in partnership with King’s College London, with funding provided by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). The ALC aims to build a new community of leaders for development, peace and security in Africa. The ALC utilizes a training methodology that combines rigorous academic training with a mentoring element. As part of the course, participants can expect to benefit from sessions on Personal Mastery and Effective Communication.


Applications are invited from candidates from (and based in) the Southern Africa region.

There will be 30 positions open and available for candidates from the Southern African region. While 15 places in the programme are available for self-funded participants from other parts of Africa on a first come, first serve basis.


Funded applicants will be required to attach the following documents:

  • A one-page application letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications;
  • A supporting statement detailing why you think that this course is important for your future career plans (not longer than 2,000 words);
  • 2 letters of recommendation (to be received by email directly from the referees, by the deadline of 17:00 hrs, Saturday September 7th, 2013);
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae; andA sample of your written work (maximum 5,000 words) with a one page abstract.

Please ensure all documents are sent in as PDF attachments (Separate emails for the application will not be accepted)


Funding to attend this course is available only to successful candidates from Southern Africa, and funding will be provided to cover tuition, modest subsistence during the course, and all travel expenses related to the programme. Candidates applying for funding will undergo a rigorous selection process, which may include phone interviews.

Participants from the Southern African Region can apply here
Self-funded applicants should apply here. Or email [email protected] for additional information.

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