Amani Leadership & Management For Impact

This is a 5-month, modular, training & development program to build business and leadership skills in managers across East Africa. It is an inspiring and highly engaging learning program combining classroom-based courses, business application, online learning, as well as a strong emphasis on networking.


  • Next Program July 27th, 2018 – November 16th, 2018
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  • Location Kampala, Uganda
  • Fellows 25
  • Language English
  • Next Program August 17th, 2018 – December 8th, 2018
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  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Fellows 25
  • Language English

About The Program

Who is it for?
Senior and middle managers in small and growing businesses (SGBs)

Kenya | Uganda 

The next program is starting in July 2018 in Kampala, Uganda & August 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Program Schedule

Module 1 Leading Self:  17 – 18th August 2018
Module 2 Leading Others: 7-8 September 2018 
Module 3 Leading the Business – Part 1: 5-6 October 2018
Module 4 Leading the Business – Part 2: 9-10 November 2018
Module 5 –Impact Showcase:  8 December 2018

Module 1 Leading Self: 27th -28th July 2018
Module 2 Leading Others: 24th -25th August 2018
Module 3 Leading the Business – Part 1: 8th -9th September 2018
Module 4 Leading the Business – Part 2: 19th – 20th October 2018 
Module 5 –Impact Showcase:16th Nov 

All class dates above will be on Friday and/or Saturday in 2018.


Why This Program

Small and growing businesses (SGBs) are global engines of shared prosperity: they drive growth, promote sustainability, and support equity around the world.

However, unlike many medium-sized companies, SGBs often lack access to the financial and knowledge resources required for growth. Further, many SGBs are faced with a “Talent Challenge”, a finding that also gets highlighted in the ANDE Impact Report: “Once SGBs have reached a certain size and maturity, often their biggest challenge is building a team that is able to manage their next step to scale. Recruiting the right candidates, developing current staff, and retaining the team are all key challenges.“

Further, as another report Education for the 22nd Century points out, there are gaps consisting of soft skills such as determination and decision-making, communication skills, leadership and management, entrepreneurial and critical thinking, and the ability to work in a team.

Amani Institute developed this program to address this challenge by focusing on leadership and management skills for middle and senior managers, with the aim to develop the skills necessary to manage SGBs both in the present and in a rapidly changing future world.

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Three core pillars

The program aims to develop mindsets, skills, and knowledge required to create positive impact across three levels: self, team, organisation. This is reflected on the three pillars of the program.

We also offer additional elective courses over the duration of the program where participants can select from a diverse range of evening classes which one they can participate in.


Program Structure


Not sure what your time through the program will look like? Check out this program outline.


Find out what your time during the program in Uganda will look through our detailed program outline.


What Makes The Program Unique



All potential participants need to be nominated by their organisation first. 

The nomination form for Kenya can be found here while that of Uganda can be found here. Upon receiving the nomination form, we will then send you further instructions on how your employees can apply.

If you are an employee and would like to participate, please contact us on

Admission to the Amani Leadership and Management for Impact (ALMI) Program is selection based. All completed applications will be assessed based on the program’s criteria for admission. (see section on eligibility above)

The participant application takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. It requires personal and professional information. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we recommend that you apply early.


Program Costs

Program Fee

The program fee for participating organisations in Kenya is 890 USD (VAT exclusive) per person & 690 USD (VAT exclusive) for participating organisations in Uganda. Discounts are available for organisations sending multiple employees. It is worth noting that the cost of the program at market rates is approximately USD 5,000 or KES 500’000.

The ALMI initiative is partially sponsored by the Argidius Foundation.

For further information, check out our FAQ section. 


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