Innovative Leadership Training for
African Business & Development Executives

Programme information

Programme Topic
Innovative Leadership Training for African Business & Development Executives

Programme Start Date
September 2024

Programme Duration
7 Days

Programme Venue
27-37 Station Rd, Hayes, London UB3 4DX, United Kingdom

Programme Prerequisites

  • Entry Requirements: Participants are expected to have significant professional experience and currently hold or aspire to leadership roles within their  rganisations. A recognised qualification in business management or a related field is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Application and Selection Process: Interested candidates should submit an online application via the LSET website detailing their professional background and leadership experience. Each prospective participant will undergo a personal interview conducted by a member of the LSET faculty to assess their English proficiency and professional competency.
  • Travel Arrangements: All participants must travel to and from the UK in groups, as per the schedules organised by LSET London. Individual travel is not permitted. Participants must adhere to the designated travel dates. Upon completion, participants are required to submit their re-entry stamp to their home country and departure boarding pass to LSET as proof of travel compliance.


The programme will be delivered by a distinguished faculty in London, comprised of leading academics and accomplished professionals with extensive expertise in business leadership and innovation, focusing on African business contexts and development.

Invitation Letter

Once applications are approved and fees are paid, visa support documents are issued. Participants are asked to apply for the shortterm Participant visa at their nearest British High Commission or consulate.

Requirements for Short-term Study Visa

  • A valid passport
  • Letter of enrolment / Invitation issued by the London School of Executive Training
  • Confirmation of accommodation
  • Proof of necessary funds held in the participants’ or sponsors’ account
  • Participant’s profile and supportive documents
  • Experience letter and a detailed CV

Participants’ Accommodation

Accommodation is included in the programme fees and consists of units conveniently located close to the programme venue in London or designated hotel suites. Participants have the option to upgrade to premium accommodation types for an additional charge. In-room dining is available for dinner at an additional cost, and during the training sessions, a working lunch will be provided.
Confirmation letters for accommodation, which can be used for visa purposes, will be provided by the organisers.

Programme Cost

£1,950 per participant, based on a group of 25 – 30 people

The total fees is inclusive of:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Selected travel expenses in the UK for visits and sightseeing
  • Business and social visits
  • Working lunch
  • A special dinner event with local dignitaries

Overall Course Objectives

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the core principles and challenges of contemporary leadership in various business contexts, with a focus on Africa.
  • Develop skills to foster innovation and entrepreneurship within organisations, enhancing the capacity for strategic thinking and problem-solving.
  • Learn techniques for building resilient leadership and integrating ethical, social, and environmental considerations into business strategies.
  • Acquire knowledge in managing diverse teams effectively and fostering collaboration in a cross-cultural environment.

Course Overview

This one-week course is designed to cultivate key leadership qualities in professionals who aspire to drive innovation and change within their organisations, with a particular focus on the dynamics and challenges specific to African business and development.

Week 1:

Programme Curriculum:

Day 1: Business and Development Leadership Challenges and Opportunities

  • Understanding the African Business Context
  • Strategic Responses to Market Challenges
  • Identifying Growth Opportunities

Day 2: Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation

  • Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Innovation Strategies for Competitive Advantage
  • Case Studies of Entrepreneurial Success

Day 3: Resilient and Sustainable Leadership

  • Building Emotional Resilience
  • Sustainability in Business Practices
  • Long-Term Planning for Resilience

Day 4: Cross-Cultural Team Building

  • Diversity Management
  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Building Inclusive Work Environments

Day 5: Ethical Leadership and Future Trends

  • Principles of Ethical Leadership
  • Adapting to Technological Changes
  • Future Leadership Trends

Career Benefits

  • Develop skills to innovate and lead within African business contexts.
  • Learn strategies for managing diversity and enhancing team collaboration in a cross-cultural context.
  • Acquire insights into ethical leadership and the integration of social responsibility in business strategy.

Target Audience

This programme is ideally suited for current and aspiring business leaders, managers, and professionals from diverse sectors within Africa who are keen to enhance their leadership capabilities and understand the complexities of leading in dynamic and culturally diverse environments.

Weekend Activities

The weekend provides participants with an opportunity to explore London’s rich cultural heritage and dynamic cityscape. Activities are thoughtfully chosen to mix leisure, education, and networking, ensuring a well-rounded experience.


  • British Museum Visit: Start the morning at the British Museum, which houses a comprehensive collection of art and artefacts, showcasing global cultures and history.
  • Covent Garden Exploration: After the museum, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Covent Garden, famous for its market, eclectic shops, restaurants, and live street performances, making it an ideal spot for lunch and soaking in the city’s vibrant culture.
  • Special Dinner Event with Local Dignitaries: In the evening, participate in a special dinner organised by LSET London at a prestigious local restaurant. This event is the highlight of the weekend, offering interactions with local dignitaries and community leaders, providing a unique networking opportunity and deeper cultural immersion.
  • Tower of London Tour: Visit the historic Tower of London in the morning to see the Crown Jewels and learn about its role as a royal palace, prison, and place of numerous historical events.
  • Lunch by Tower Bridge: Enjoy a scenic lunch near the iconic Tower Bridge, offering stunning views and a chance to appreciate this marvel of engineering up close.
  • Thames River Boat Ride: Experience a relaxing afternoon boat ride on the River Thames, offering breathtaking views of London’s major landmarks from a unique perspective.
  • Culinary Experience: Conclude the day with dinner at one of London’s diverse restaurants, showcasing the city’s rich culinary scene.

LSET London is rated as Excellent

  • 1000+ Students Empowered
  • Course Duration: 1 week
  • Format: On Campus
  • Awarded by LSET London, Accredited by nationally recognised Accreditation body in the UK
  • Start Dates Every month
  • Delivered by renowned faculty members
  • LSET Alumni status

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    Additional Activity Option

    Helicopter Tour of London: For an added charge, LSET London can arrange an exclusive helicopter tour for a spectacular aerial view of the city. This thrilling experience enhances your academic and cultural exploration, offering unparalleled views of London’s landscape and landmarks.

    These weekend activities are designed to not only provide insights into London’s historical and cultural significance but also allow for significant relaxation and networking opportunities, enhancing the overall learning and cultural experience.

    Disclaimer: Please note that the weekend activities are subject to ticket availability and may be subject to change or cancellation. We strive to ensure a memorable experience and will endeavour to provide suitable alternatives if changes occur.