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The Prof. James Hakim Leadership Development Program in Africa

Starting mid-June 2021, AFREhealth is launching a leadership development training program for mid-career health professionals. This initiative will support the next generation of health professional leaders across sub-Saharan Africa to acquire skills to lead successful health programs and be decisive leaders, effective mentors, and dynamic communicators. The program will also promote inclusive approaches to leadership that prioritize interprofessional collaboration and diversity in health care leadership in Africa

Course Objectives

Prepare next generation leaders to lead high-quality programs with cultural awareness and humility, critical thinking, and diplomacy

Equip leaders with foundational competencies in project design, resource mobilization, conflict management, and mentorship


Participants will learn how to promote organizational development, work effectively across cultures and cadres, and network. Competencies will be acquired through active and reflective learning on six topics:

  • Understanding Your Leadership Style
  • Conflict Management
  • Change Management & Sustaining Change
  • Project Design & Management
  • How to Be a Better Mentor
  • Budgeting, Resource Mobilization & Partnership Development

Delivery methods and learning activities

The program will consist of a weekly seminar, biweekly workshops, independent work, and pre-session readings:

  • Interactive workshops with content experts
  • Individual leadership coaching with mentors
  • Small group discussions around the progress of the participant projects
  • Independent projects/ capstone proposal

This initiative is in honor and memory of Professor James Hakim With funding from Health Resources and Services Administration and support from University of California San Francisco (STRIPE Project)

TRAINING STATUS REPORT - March 2022 (Download)

About us

The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) is an interprofessional health grouping that seeks to work all stakeholders interested in health profession education , research and service delivery to improve the quality of health care in Africa through research, education and capacity building. It is a conglomerate of individuals, institutions, associations and networks from all the geographic and linguistic regions of Africa namely Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone and Arabophone. Read More...

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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

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