Strategic Leadership Development Programme for Senior Executives from Africa

Strategic Leadership Programme

19 October 2012

Aston Business School (ABS) in Collaboration with These Young Minds is launching its second Strategic Leadership Programme in November.

Following a successful delivery of the first programme in June earlier this year, the partnership will jointly deliver its second programme from Monday November 26 to Thursday 29 November, 2012. The aim of this programme is to help participants to become aware of the global business environment and develop the skills needed to efficiently lead and organise businesses in current challenging times.

Participants will have an exclusive working visit to a global Midland’s based organisation, attend a networking session and upon completing the course, participants will receive an internationally recognised certificate from ABS.

Paul Butler, Executive Director at Aston Business School said; “Having received very positive feedback from the first group of participants on the initial programme, a mix of senior leaders from both the private and public sectors, I have no doubt that the programme is directly addressing the future needs of leaders in the African continent. Having spent a lot of time with the group outside of the classroom I am incredibly impressed with the level and quality of the delegates and this confirmed that Africa already has leaders of the highest calibre. It has been a pleasure for me personally to learn from the group about Nigeria as well as Africa and its context and I believe that the Professors at Aston who delivered the Programme were challenged throughout the programme to work at the highest level of their intellectual prowess to satisfy the zest for best practice in strategic leadership and change thus, forcing us at Aston Business School to rise to the challenge”.

Alim Abubakre Founding Executive Director These Young Minds explains; “The programme curriculum is tailored specifically to address the challenges that African Directors face.  The programme explores issues such as poor infrastructure (e.g. inadequate electricity supply, limited transportation network etc.), China’s influence on Africa and the implications of the Western legacy on business in an African context. Competition in Africa will also be examined, taking into account foreign companies operating in Africa and external market opportunities.  Case studies are used to illustrate many of these issues”. 

These Young Minds partner with top international business schools to design and deliver customised contemporary Executive Education programmes, specifically for senior Executives from the private and public sector in emerging countries. The organisation runs programmes which help participants to challenge assumptions, broaden horizons and develop enhanced skill-sets for the growth and success of their organisation.


For further details on the programme please contact

 Paul Butler Executive Development Director, Aston Business School on 0121 204 3071

Alim Abubakre MBA, Founding Executive Director, These Young Minds on 0798 3128450

Alternatively visit the These Young Minds website for more information and for registration on the programme.



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