Leadership for Growth Kenya – Amani Institute

Leadership for Growth Kenya

This is a 6-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.

Since its inception in 2017, the program has trained 130 middle and senior managers from 50 Small and Growing Businesses in East Africa. Nearly one in three companies that send one manager to this program end up sending more managers after that – a testament to the program’s effectiveness.

The Argidius Foundation and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) declared Amani Institute the winner of the Argidius-ANDE Talent Challenge (AATC) because this award-winning leadership program provides an innovative and highly effective leadership development solution that creates value for Small and Growing Businesses (SGB) that leads to immediate improved business results. Thanks to this recognition we are now scaling this program globally - renaming it Leadership for Growth - with courses running also in India and Brazil.

APPLY Cohort 10
  • Next Program October 4th, 2019 – March 21st, 2020
  • Rolling Applications Apply Now
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Fellows 25
  • Language English

About The Program

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


The next program is starting in October 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. All class dates above will be on Friday and/or Saturday in 2019. 

Program Schedule 

Kenya Cohort 10
Module 1 Leading Self: 4th October 2019
Module 2 Leading Others: 1st and 2nd November 2019
Module 3 Leading the Business: Part 1: 13th and 14th December 2019
Module 4 Leading the Business: Part 2: 17th and 18th January 2020
Module 5 Impact Showcase: 21st March 2020


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.

To learn more, contact Caroline at [email protected]



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.


What Makes The Program Unique



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

The nomination form for Kenya Cohort 10 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 [email protected]

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. 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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