Fellows Training Programme

The LEAD Fellows Training Programme is a set of highly experiential and participatory joined-up training courses to develop the knowledge, skills and personal awareness of participants to further sustainable development.
The training consists of two regional residential courses and an optional international residential course linked by online learning.

  1. PED Nexus (RSA)  - in this course, participants gain are trained on core competencies as well as specific knowledge sessions.
  2. Societies in Transition (Malawi) - participants learn about the challenges faced by societies in the region today as they rapidly transition into the modern age.
  3. International (as organised) - LEAD cooperates internationally with between its member programme offices to deliver an international session for the Fellowship Training Programme. THIS SESSION IS OPTIONAL.
  4. Online Learning  - Participants will maintain their learning and links with LEAD SEA online between sessions.


Who is it for?
The Fellows Training Programme is ideal for mid-career professionals demonstrating strong leadership potential and who would benefit from extensive contact with other leaders from across the world, from residential courses, and from a strong peer-learning experience. LEAD will also consider those with less experience but who have outstanding leadership potential.

How long does it take?
20 days over 12 calendar months (not including online learning).

What does it cost?
Costs vary depending on session location. Sessions 1 and 2 are usually in RSA and Malawi.