LEADERS: AFRICA
PROGRAM SCHEDULE

DAY ONE
JULY 10

Orientation

Auditorium

Welcome, introductions, and overview of our program agenda and schedule.

Community Dinner

Dining Room

Leaders will get to know each other over dinner; they will discover connections with each other and share views, perspectives, and their diversity of backgrounds.

 

DAY TWO
JULY 11

Leadership Workshop Session One

Learning Commons

All Leaders will rotate through three leadership workshops throughout their time at the convening.

Leadership of Self

This workshop will introduce Leaders to key concepts and tools for developing self-awareness and how leadership begins with leadership of self. Concepts also include emotional intelligence, personal vision, values, and purpose.

 

Facilitators include:

Rachel Adams

Veda Sunassee

Ethical Leadership in Africa

Auditorium

A powerful conversation about leading when it is hard or lonely. Leaders will hear about making unpopular, but principled, choices and overcoming unique obstacles to obtain positions of
leadership.

Speakers include:

Trevor Manuel

Nozipho Mbanjwa

Leadership Workshop Session Two

Learning Commons

All Leaders will rotate through three leadership workshops throughout their time at the convening.

Storytelling and Leadership

This workshop will encourage Leaders to delve into storytelling and to explore how their personal narrative can be used to support and enhance their leadership. Leaders will learn how to refine their authentic personal narratives to enable them to clearly communicate their mission, vision, and passion.

 

Facilitators include:

Mimi Kalinda

Nonye Omotola

Coumba Toure

Regional Exchange Dinner

Dining Room

Leaders will learn more about one another by sharing one item that is special to them that they have brought from home. Cuisine from each region will be served.

Performance by the Soweto Gospel Choir

Dining Room

Following the choir’s performance, music and dancing will continue.

 

DAY THREE
JULY 12

Leadership Workshop Session Three

Learning Commons

All Leaders will rotate through three leadership workshops throughout their time at the convening.

Leadership of Others

This workshop will encourage Leaders to consider how who they are impacts how they lead others. Leaders will reflect on how they create space for others to thrive. They will also learn to consider how their personal and organizational values impact how they reward performance and have difficult conversations. When we’re conscious about how we lead, we’re more likely to lead for impact.

 

Facilitators include:

Reuben Brigety Egbe

Oyegun-Adeoye

FailureFest hosted by FUN

Dining Room

Leaders will participate in an interactive activity on the value of failure and share their own stories.

Skillbuilding for Social Change Workshop Session One

Learning Commons

All Leaders will rotate through four skillbuilding workshops throughout their time at the convening.

Advocacy and Communicating to Compel

This workshop will train Leaders to conduct public education advocacy. It will teach them to analyze their environments, identify levers of influence, map out the process of change, and identity the most appropriate tactics given their objectives, strengths, and the environment in which they operate.

 

Facilitators include:

Edwin Ikhuoria

Tumba Tshimanga

Valerie Traore

Skillbuilding for Social Change Workshop Session Two

Learning Commons

Asset & Power Mapping for Social Change

This workshop will help Leaders determine the individuals, groups, and institutions in their communities that can influence the issues they seek to affect. Leaders will learn strategies for negotiating power imbalances and communicating effectively with their target audiences, enabling them to exert influence even when resources are limited.

 

Facilitators include:

Rumbidzai Chisenga

Wanjiku Kamau

Yewande Omotoso

Dinner

Dining Room

Fireside Chat with Bernadette Meehan and Ben Rhodes

Innovation Lounge

Leaders will hear leadership lessons from two of President Obama’s former senior foreign policy advisors.

 

DAY FOUR
JULY 13

Skillbuilding for Social Change Workshop Session Three

Learning Commons

Human-Centered Design: A Method for Creative Problem Solving

This workshop will introduce Leaders to a creative approach to problem solving called human-centered design. Leaders will learn to bring a human-centered approach to innovation, following a three-step process to 1) understand the needs of their community, 2) imagine bold new solutions, and 3) test their ideas in the real world through a process of prototyping.

 

Facilitators include:

Shauna Carey

Tosh Juma

Eddah Mwakima

Edwin Mwai

Skillbuilding for Social Change Workshop Session Four

Learning Commons

Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership

This challenging and provocative session will introduce Leaders to key concepts in ethical leadership. Leaders will explore and grapple with the complexities of ethical dilemmas through a number of real-world scenarios.

 

Facilitators include:

Ama van Dantzig

Sangu Delle

Service Project

Zandspruit Primary School

Participants are broken up into small groups to complete the following tasks: Mural painting, window painting, Gardening, Building gift packs for needy learners, creating board games.

Accountability Group Meetings

Learning Commons

Leaders will meet in their accountability groups to become more deeply acquainted.

Braai Dinner with Obama Foundation Guests

Learning Commons

Leaders will meet and mingle with special guests and supporters of the Obama Foundation at a traditional South African barbecue.

 

DAY FIVE
JULY 14

Personal Action Plan Workshops

Learning Commons

Leaders will work in their Accountability Groups to draft and present personal Action Plans to one another.

Design Workshop

Learning Commons

Leaders will engage in rapid prototyping for the full-year Virtual Program and discuss how to put Obama Foundation values into action in their work and community.

A Conversation on Leadership and Legacy

Auditorium

A discussion of leadership journeys and the work of empowering and training ethical leaders and how the next generation can tackle tough challenges.

Speakers include:

Fred Swaniker

Ben Rhodes

Closing Ceremony

Dining Room

Leaders will participate in a closing celebration and look ahead to the coming year. Departures follow.

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