This was a major conclusion of a research study conducted by Bond, Oxfam and the Social Innovation Exchange. We wholeheartedly agree! It is critical for organizations of every kind to invest in building the skills of their stakeholders (staff, clients, grantees, or beneficiaries).
To enable the ongoing professional development and lifelong learning of people within institutions, we offer programs and customized training for leading foundations, NGOs and corporations in a number of topics critical to personal professional development and consequently organizational success.
Leadership for Growth
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 for middle and senior managers in Small and Growing Businesses (SGB).
The Argidius Foundation and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) declared Amani Institute Leadership for Growth program the winner of the Argidius-ANDE Talent Challenge (AATC) as “an innovative and highly effective leadership development solution that creates value for Small and Growing Businesses that leads to immediate improved business results”.
After the launch in Kenya in 2017 (as the Amani Leadership and Management for Impact program), Leadership for Growth is now running now also in India and Brazil (where the program runs in Portuguese and is called AGE, Acelerando Gestores para Escalar).
Learn more about the program and nominate your managers!
Customized Training for Each Specific Organization
We work individually with each organization to develop the type of professional training they need. So far we have worked with over 75 clients in South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
We would welcome the opportunity to do the same for you, depending on your needs and aspirations for your team or clients.
We cover a wide range of topics, as for example
- Leading Purpose-Driven Teams
- Adaptive Leadership
- Systems Thinking
- Business Model Canvas
- Organization and Culture Design
- Human-Centered Design
- Learning from Nature
- Creative Mindsets / Creative Confidence
- Public Speaking and Effective Presentations
- Storytelling as a Leadership Skill
- Conflict Management
- Effective Negotiation
- …and many more
We work with different kind of Organizations, as for example
We work with a wide range of NGOs and social enterprises, to help them increase their impact by delivering customized programs for their staff, clients, beneficiaries or grantees.
To enable the ongoing professional development and lifelong learning of people inside institutions, we offer customized training programs for leading foundations, NGOs and corporations in a number of topics critical to professional success in the 21st century.
We enjoy working with leading universities and other educational institutions to adapt our methodology towards their needs – whether for faculty, staff, or students.
Mary Tangelder Regional Education Specialist, Finn Church Aid
Amani Institute gave us the opportunity to renew and refresh our passion, and find new ways of working together. And we really needed it.ROSAIA RUBERTO Regional Coordinator, CISP
"Amani's training approach is unlike any other model I have witnessed - experiential, practical learning at its best. I recommend Amani to people I meet across the globe. Learning with Amani was so enriching as a student that I ask Amani to facilitate and train at our annual summit every year."- CARRIE RICH, Co-Founder and CEO, Global Good Fund
Interested in a customized training program?
Work with Amani Institute to develop the right training for your staff, beneficiaries or other stakeholders. Please email Roshan Paul to learn more: [email protected]
Examples of our work
Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) – East Africa
- Civic Leadership
- 450 emerging leaders from 15 countries in East, Central and the Horn of Africa
Green Belt movement wPOWER Program – Kenya
- Building Energy Enterprises
- 30 Women-led energy enterprises across Nigeria, East Africa and India (Train-the-trainer course)
International Peace and Security Institute – Italy
- Social Entrepreneurship and Peacebuilding
- 50 students and Practitioners from around the world
Vodafone – Netherlands
- Storytelling as a Leadership Skill
- Marketing and Branding department at Vodafone NL
African Management Initiative (AMI) - Pan-Africa
- Designing for impact: Innovating with Local Communities
- Developed Curriculum for MOOC offered by AMI for Entrepreneurs and managers across Africa. Over 1000 people enrolled so far
Supernova – Programa Redes – Instituto Votorantim – Brazil
- Personal Development, Communication and Leadership
30 staff members from all over Brazil
The Global Good Fund – USA
- How to Scale Your Social Enterprise
- 25 social entrepreneurs and executive coaches from around the world
Fundação Arymax - Brazil
- 10 participants of the Young Talents Program
Segal Family Foundation – East and Southern Africa
- Design Thinking
- 35 grantee organizations in Segal Family Foundation’s youth development portfolio