KZN schools to benefit from ground-breaking leadership development
Symphonia for South Africa’s flagship programme, Partners for Possibility, will launch a new cohort of business-education partnerships in KwaZulu-Natal this July.
Over the next 12 months, the principals of KwaZulu-Natal schools will partner in a collaborative and practical leadership journey with business leaders from the region. Through these partnerships, principals will gain the requisite skills needed to confidently lead change and mobilise communities around their schools, while business leaders will be able to hone their own leadership skills within a complex and challenging school environment.
This launch forms part of Symphonia for South Africa’s plan to reach another 246 under-resourced schools in South Africa in 2021. Since its inception in 2010, PfP has extended its footprint to major metropolitan cities and remote areas in all nine of South Africa’s provinces. To date over 1400 schools have been positively impacted.
The multi-award winning, internationally recognised programme features the key elements of professional coaching, five-days of world-class training workshops over the course of the year, practical leadership development exposure in a marginalised South African school and regular learning and networking opportunities for principals and business leaders. The PfP programme is also recognised by the South African Council for Educators which awards 20 Continuous Professional Development points to participating principals.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the programme will be rolled out virtually using various digital communication platforms.
The process will be facilitated by the Founder and Managing Director of KYA Consulting, Akhona Ngcobo. She provides solutions to both the private and public sectors in enterprise and social development, as wells as transformation management.
An avid believer in holistic human development, Ngcobo is also a certified Life Coach. She is an organisational and leadership development specialist with a key focus on transformation coaching and leadership development. She also has vast experience in stakeholder management, enterprise development, and strategy development.
Ngcobo has successfully facilitated a number of PfP partnerships in Durban over the past two years.
If you are a socially conscious business leader who would like the opportunity to contribute to education through a partnership with a principal from an under-resourced school please contact [email protected] or visit www.PfP4SA.org for more information.