US Ivy League institution Harvard University has entered into a partnership with Aga Khan University to offer a series of courses for senior executives in Kenya.
The courses to be offered aim at sharpening the leadership and communication skills of managers and will be rolled out at the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC). Senior leaders in business, government, civil society and media are some of the individuals targeted in the program.
“The courses are designed to offer senior leaders a unique learning experience that will change the way they think about leadership and communicate in their professional and personal lives,” the founding dean of GSMC, Michael Meyer said.
Meyer said that first week-long course will start in November and a second module in February.
“We live in an era of accelerating change and unprecedented complexity. Organizational strategies today will be obsolete if not self-defeating tomorrow. Success requires agile leadership and intelligent communication,” Meyer said.
“That is why we are proud to offer an extraordinary opportunity to sharpen two of the most vital skills demanded by these challenging times.”
One needs to prove that he is an emerging senior leader with a minimum of a ten-year experience, and “be in a position that involves leading others and making mission-critical decisions” to be admitted to the courses.
The program also targets those with personal leadership challenges and needs to “to reflect, to connect with oneself and to re-examine their leadership in a global context”.