Leadership Training

Leadership development is normally thought of in terms of political participation. Yet there are a large number of leaders in communities who mobilise and organise people for action on a variety of issues. The site of this leadership is in the community or might even be based in social organisations. The focus on this leadership is not votes or voters, but actions that can transform ways of thinking and ways of being, particularly at the community level. Therefore mobilising and organising become key skills of such leaders. The action and knowledge of these leaders can inform policy due to their knowledge of possibilities on the ground and can cause the implementation of policies due to their capacity to mobilise others to hold duty bearers accountable, and the actions of these leaders can cause communities to hold themselves accountable for transforming their realities. These kinds of leaders, many of whom are women, and youth can further develop their leadership skills through the programme to be offered by the Institute.