UONGOZI Institute’s association with H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa is best known because of his role as the Patron of our African Leadership Forum. H.E. Mkapa, who was the third President of the United Republic of Tanzania, was a man who worked hard and demonstrated commitment, and, true to his character, he was not a Patron in name … Continue reading Commitment, courage, empathy – some leadership qualities demonstrated by H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa
In many organisations at all levels, it is common to hear comments such as: “We must achieve our goals!” or, “We want to improve results!” The question comes relating to “How?” Effective leadership – along with people and resources ‒ undoubtedly plays a vital role. Building teams of any size to deliver success relies upon … Continue reading 5 ways to build an effective team
Do you think that your approach to tasks, as well as your interactions with others, affects your ability as a leader? ‘Emotional Intelligence’ addresses these questions and more. This learned skill enables leaders to shape the best performance from themselves and encourage their staff to do likewise. It helps a leader to augment strengths and … Continue reading Good leadership demands ‘Emotional Intelligence’
UONGOZI Institute recognises that knowledge and learning is necessary for the progress of youth in Africa. Therefore, we consciously provide opportunities for the “future generation” to grow and develop through various regional initiatives. In April 2019, we challenged young Africans between the ages of 18 and 25 years to write and submit essays on the … Continue reading Why young Africans should participate in UONGOZI Institute essay contest
UONGOZI Institute is pleased to announce this year’s Leadership Essay Competition, the eighth since inception (2013). Similar to previous years, this year’s topic aims to solicit thoughts on the theme of the African Leadership Forum (ALF). The essays should respond to the following question: If you were an African leader, how would you promote African … Continue reading UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Competition 2020 now open
Designed for emerging leaders and executives working in any function or industry across Africa, the self-paced programme provides tools for leaders to effectively manage their resources to achieve sustainable development. Module 1: Strategic Leader Succeeding in today’s rapidly changing and challenging organisational environment requires leaders with strategic thinking and the ability to make strategic and … Continue reading UONGOZI Certificate Programme in Leadership
The outbreak of COVID-19 has left almost no nation or organisation untouched. Across the globe, governments have been implementing significant interventions in response to COVID-19. Since Tanzania confirmed its first case on 16 March 2020, the Institute has witnessed, among others, schools and universities closed, public gatherings banned and mandatory self-quarantine for incoming travellers imposed. The … Continue reading Navigating through a global pandemic
UONGOZI Institute in collaboration with Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) completed its 3rd Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Programme (PGD), for Senior Leaders on 31 March 2020. Introduced in 2017, the UONGOZI PGD Programme is designed for leaders whose desire is to propel their professional development without putting their careers on hold. The programme, undertaken … Continue reading Congratulations PGD Class of 2020!
Eleven months have passed since the third cohort of our Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership programme embarked on a one-year journey of enhancing leadership competencies, but seems like only yesterday. With a composition 35 senior leaders from public, private and civil society organisations within Tanzania, the third cohort began its first module on 9 April, 2019. So far, eight out … Continue reading Only two modules to Graduation!
The Senior Officers from the Tanzania Rural and Urban Roads Agency (TARURA) participated in a five-day leadership retreat, organised by UONGOZI Institute from 18 – 22 November 2019. The retreat sessions were customised to allow participants to reflect on the Agency’s systems as well as administration and human resource challenges and opportunities. They were taken through seven … Continue reading TARURA’s Senior Officers participate in the leadership retreat