Transforming leadership as the key driver of an Africa that works for everyone
Train at least 1 million leaders in 10 African countries in the next 10 years by supporting African universities to deliver the Being A Leader And The Effective Exercise Of Leadership Course
After four years of operating informally, the Africa Leadership Transformation (ALT Foundation) was officially launched in Kenya in March 2019.
The launch was the culmination of a journey started after four Kenyan women attended the Dubai Being A Leader And The Effective Exercise Of Leadership Course in 2016. They returned home promising to be cause-in-the matter for “The Kenya We Want Now and Beyond.” Since then, 180 leaders from 10 African countries have completed the BAL course. Each of them left the course expressing effective leadership as their natural self-expression and a commitment to create a future bigger than themselves.
The ALT-Foundation started as an idea to create wider access to the BAL course. We also wanted to have a mechanism of peer-support, which would allow course alumni to do-the-journey-together.
During the period the Foundation has existed informally, five African professors completed the Creating Course Leaders (CCL). They were the only instructors of the BAL course, until additional ones were trained in March 2019, bringing the number of instructors to 21.
The Foundation’s vision is to bring together and amplify what exists in Africa. Our short-term goal (12-18 months) is increase those who have graduated from BAL course to 300. This will be achieved by more than doubling the number of instructors from the current 21 to 50. We also want to expand university partnerships from the current six to at least 10.
The Foundation is initially focusing on Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia with the intention of expanding to at least 10 African countries in the next 10 years.