Lead SA Future Leaders
The Future Leaders workshop is a 2 day workshop designed to give young South Africans the inspiration and tools a leader needs to not only lead themselves but to tools to lead others. The workshop took place on the 16th-17th of May and hosted different people to initiate and inspire connections.
Young leaders from in and around Cape Town, from different backgrounds arrived at the PRIMEDIA Broadcasting building with so much enthusiasm to lead and to make a difference in their respective communities. The leaders shared what leadership meant to them reflected on their own journeys.
The participants were given the opportunity to interact and got to be exposed to different leadership journeys.
One of the purposes of these workshops is to build the personal confidence of the future leaders; confidence in their own personal stories.
During the workshop Portia Msamo a student from TSIBA reflected on what she took away from an exercise that was facilitated by Lead SA’s Karl Gostner,this is what she had “be comfortable in your own story in order for it to work for you."
As the weekend progressed, the students were also given the opportunity to reflect on their personal journeys to help them discover their strengths and their weaknesses. The personal timeline exercise helped the leaders realise that both positive and negative experiences provide the fuel for leadership journeys.
Says Leon Kapp who was a participant, “I learnt that we go through the same things in life,just in different levels. Life has its ups and downs, and as a leader I need to rise up and carry on”
The leaders were successfully provided with the tools required to analyse different situations they may find themselves in, as well as to drive themselves and those around them to reach their own individual successes.
Vincent had this to say “life is not always stable, it has its ups and downs, peaks,recessions,depreciations and recoveries. What we need to do is to be strong, persistent and tenacious”.He then ended off the wrap up session with this quote from Jim Rohn,"the challenge of leadership is to be strong,but not rude;be kind but not weak;be bold but not bully,be thoughtful but not lazy;be humble but not timid;be proud but not arrogant;have humor but not folly.”
Sithandwa Ngwetsheni-LEAD SA