Canon Collins Trust highlighted an engaging leadership development training led by AAI Program Manager Melissa Howell, ‘Leading for Change and Impact workshop’ at their recent Scholars’ Conference in late-May in South Africa.
The workshop examined the propensity for change for future African leaders. In the training workshop, Howell drew attention to a useful framework for community change and explored how to address barriers to change.
The two-day conference, held on May 27-29, brought together scholars and civil society partners for a conference on academic activism. Under the theme “2016: A time for Academic Activism”, the conference explored how student movements are bringing about change across the higher education landscape in southern Africa.
One scholar said: “I’ve done many different leadership seminars but I found its take unique, refreshing and current to the times.”
Canon Collins Trust is a UK-based organization that provides scholars from Southern Africa the skills and education that had been denied to them by apartheid and other injustices.
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