Saints Leadership Development Programme
As part of Strategy 2025, St Stithians College identified leadership development as a critical focus for our people growth and talent development strategy. Our intent was to design, develop and implement a year-long leadership development programme which will eventually be cascaded down to all levels of management across the College. We are excited to announce that the pilot group for this programme have just graduated after beginning their leadership journey in February this year. During the programme the delegates explored what kind of leaders Saints needs to “Inspire Excellence and Make a World of Difference”.
Over the past 10 months, the delegates have gone through a detailed programme co-designed and facilitated by JVR Academy which has included a range of psychometric assessments as part of personal awareness and reflection, group learning blocks covering topics including enhancing EQ and social intelligence, valuing diversity, performance management, strategic thinking and scenario planning along with one on one coaching sessions to help each delegate assimilate their learning and how it applies to them as a leader.
The programme also required the delegates to work in syndicate groups to present on a topic which forms part of our strategic focus and that could be applied back in the work place. The 3 syndicate project topics included staff wellness, internal communication channels and cultural awareness. Each of the groups presented their project to the campus leadership team on Thursday 15th November where they left us all inspired with their passion and energy for making a difference.
A graduation ceremony was held on the morning of 16th November, attended by the Chair of Council, Carel Nolte, Deputy Chair of Council, Ntombi Langa-Royds and members of the College leadership team to congratulate all the delegates on their participation and completion of the programme.
We would like to congratulate all 11 brave delegates who took up the challenge to be part of the pilot project and to thank JVR Academy for partnering with us.
Images of our Leadership Development Programme graduation held on the 16th November 2018.