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Leadership Acceleration Programme

★★★★★4.7 • 4 reviews
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Fast-tracking your career as a high-performing individual through effective leadership skills.

Are you a high performing individual who has what it takes to become a well-rounded manager and leader?

You excel in most spheres of your current management position and stand out from your peers, but you need to improve on one or two areas that are holding you back from moving to greater heights in your career?

This programme will give you boost you need to enhance your leadership and management potential, leading your team to higher levels of performance and contributing more to the organisation's future success. Through rigorous self-evaluation and active learning experiences, you will emerge challenged, enthused and inspired to drive your career development and tackle more responsible management and leadership positions with confidence.

What makes this programme unique?

  • Insights assessment tool utilised to enhance participants self-awareness;
  • Opportunity to participate and benefit from peer coaching sessions;
  • Networking opportunity with delegates and business people from diverse industries;
  • Generating practical solutions for small to medium enterprise faced with strategic challenge, in turn applying key learnings from programme; and
  • Development of personal development plan to assist with development journey.

How you will benefit

At the end of this programme, you will:

  • Develop and manage a strong personal brand
  • Grow in emotional and social intelligence.
  • Influence tactfully
  • Negotiate assertively
  • Tackle challenging situations with confidence.
  • Navigate your way through courageous conversations.​

Who should attend

This programme is ideal for emerging leaders with nominal management experience who have been identified by their organisation as having the potential for increased leadership responsibilities.

​Up and coming young leaders looking to gain competitive advantage by acquiring skills necessary to position themselves favourably, so as to effect wider influence within the organisational sphere.


Tanya is an entrepreneur at heart and started her first business at the age of 22. She was the owner of the first real estate company in SA to operate as a network of independent affiliated professionals. During this time she led award winning sales, rental and marketing teams across a variety of...


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Course reviews

Thirasha P, Operations Professional from South Africa 2019
Course quality: excellent
Extremely beneficial. Learnt about myself and interacting with my peers. Kept us interested, and very interactive. Cellphone usage was discouraged during these days. Course, facilities, field trip and food were so worth it!
Instructors: excellent
Most of them. 9/10
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): excellent
More than sufficient Many networking opportunities
Primary takeaway: Learning about myself currently. Learning about my peers, and their differing personalities. Learning presentation skills and ideas around self worth. Skills to help improve myself personally and professionally. It was also extremely motivational and i left feeling a renewed sense of worth and purpose. There was a large focus on goals and milestones to achieving them.
Things to improve: More time on presentation skills, more time to complete the content as it was a struggle to fit everything into the 9 days.
Industry:tv and media
R&D Professional from South Africa 2019
Course quality: excellent
Instructors: excellent
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): very good
Operations Manager from South Africa
Course quality: excellent
Instructors: very good
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): good
Industry:oil and gas
Professional from South Africa 2019
Course quality: very good
Instructors: good
Other (e.g. materials, infrastructure): very good
Primary takeaway: It was journey of self development, giving me guidance in becoming a leader that I want to be.
Things to improve: Time, a lot if interesting things to do and learn but little time because of how the course is structured
Industry:tv and media