The Fourth class of Africa Leadership Initiative South Africa Fellows (self-named the Khalipha class which means wise and intelligent) met for their last of four seminars, The Promise of Leadership from April 24-28, 2009 at the Didimala Game Lodge in South Africa.
In this, the most introspective of the leadership seminars, Fellows explore the nature of humanity, good and evil, and their leadership with respect to them. They also begin to think about their personal legacy. Isaac Shongwe , Executive Director of ALI South Africa was joined by ALI Fellows from earlier classes Ralph Freese, Mothomang Diaho and Futhi Mtoba who provided feedback on their leadership projects, an essential component of the 18 month Fellowship program.
The commencement celebration included a program designed by the Fellows including song and dance, led by acclaimed South African singer and ALI/SA Fellow Sibongile Khumalo. Although they have completed the formal program, members of the Khalipha class will continue on their journey from “success to significance” as part of the worldwide community of leaders in the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN).
The AGLN is a growing, global community of entrepreneurial leaders from business, government and the nonprofit sector — currently, 950 “Fellows” from 43 countries — who share a commitment to enlightened leadership and to using their extraordinary creativity, energy and resources to tackle the foremost societal challenges of our times.