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Leadership Training and Leadership Development

Comprehensive leadership training for managers and executives. Customized leadership development programmes


Bringing the world's
best practices in
leadership
to the economic
opportunities of Africa

Quality Leadership and Management Training
Customized to Local Needs in Africa

Prime Minister Makuza of Rwanda receives Dr. Mike Armour

Our training programmes blend the world's most effective leadership and management concepts with the economic opportunities of Africa.

SLDI-Africa is a component of Strategic Leadership Development International, Inc. based in Dallas, Texas.

In 2010 SLDI teamed with African leadership specialists to launch an initiative called Leadership Development Africa. The following year, with the personal encouragement of Prime Minister Makuza of Rwanda, SLDI opened an office in Kigali, and a few weeks later we began our first trainings for public and private sector managers. Our efforts now extend across the entire continent.

In each nation where we deliver programmes, we first seek strong alliances with local leaders. We then work with them to assure that the content of our training it is as relevant as possible to local and regional needs.

Our Vision

Our vision is to help Africa achieve her global economic potential through exceptional leadership in the public and private sectors.

Our Mission

We equip established and emerging African leaders to transform the economic landscape of their continent based on principles of democracy and a free-market economy. We deliver professional, high-value leadership development programmes built around current best practices worldwide.

Our Core Values

As a values-based company, fully committed to the highest ethical standards, we pursue the following values:

  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Professionalism
  • Quality products and services
  • Exceeding what we promise

County Leaders in Kenya Receive
Communication Training

Leaders from Vihaga County, Kenya took part in a three-day training on communication skills taught by SLDI

On 26-28 June 2014 SLDI conducted a leadership communication workshop for some 84 officials from Kenya's Vihaga County. The training also touched on a number of other management themes

Joseph Nyaisa taking notes on participant's comments at a three-day leadership training program in Vihaga County, Kenya

Those in attendance included His Excellence the Governor Mr. A. Karanga, the Deputy Governor, the Minister in Charge, and her Chief Officer.

The primary presenter for the programme was Mr. Joseph Nyaisa (pictured to the left taking notes on participant comments). Mr. Nyaisa is a co-founder of Leadership Development Africa and a principal in SLDI-Africa. In addition to delivering the training, he served as the lead consultant in organizing and structuring the event.

SLDI is actively pursuing other opportunities to provide leadership and management training for county leadership teams throughout Kenya. And several counties are actively exploring such training for their key officials.


Local Government Leaders from Nigeria
Trained in Dallas

Leadership Development Africa co-founder Dr. Mike Armour with officials from Nigeria showing their diplomas at the end of management training in Dallas, Texas.

Officials from two local governments in Lagos, Nigeria traveled to the U.S. in June 2014 for a three-day workshop on skills essential to effective public sector management. SLDI conducted this programme in Dallas, Texas.

Nigerian flag

Dr. Mike Armour, the founder and president of SLDI, delivered the course content.

Fifteen officials from the Mushin Local Government and the Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government participated. This is the first of a series of trainings for Nigerian officials which are planned for the near future.

Dr. Armour began the seminar with a thorough introduction to government structures in the U.S. Then, over the next three days he emphasized best practices drawn from municipal and county governments in America, while also exploring core qualities of truly great managers.


Business Expos Hosted in Kenya

Banner promoting Leadership Development Africa's business expo in Kajiado County, Kenya

In addition to its leadership development programmes, SLDI-Africa has expanded its offerings to include business expos for local and regional businesses.

The first expo was held in October 2012 on the grounds of the SafariLand Hotel in Kitengela, Kenya. It brought together businesses large and small from throughout Kajiado County.

The event not only gave businesses an opportunity to exhibit their wares and services to the throng of public visitors, but to build new working relationships with other businesses in the area.

Displays at the Kajiado Business Expo conducted by Leadership Development Africa

As an added feature of the expo Dr. Mike Armour, one of the principals in Leadership Development Africa and the president of SLDI, conducted an afternoon leadership workshop. His talked about the importance of strong collaboration between public and private sector leadership in responding to community needs.

In particular he emphasized the importance of business leaders looking for opportunities to take the initiative in improving their communities rather than leaving community-improvement efforts entirely to the government.

The success of this initial workshop has led to invitations from other county governments in Kenya to conduct similar events in their locale. By building stronger business communities at the county level, Leadership Development Africa hopes to accelerate Kenya's economic development.

In addition the officials of Kajiado County have invited SLDI-Africa to conduct a second business expo from 6-9 November 2014 in the Kitengela Shopping Centre.

Dr. Mike Armour speaks to a gathering of business and political leaders at the Kajiado Business Expo