About the Online Leadership Certificate Program

The Online Leadership Certificate Program was delivered between June and September 2021 as part of the extension activities of the African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Extension Program for 2021. The program was co-developed by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM). As a professional development program, it equipped learners with practical leadership skills and connected participants with leading experts from Africa and Canada working in the field of Public Administration, Public Policy and Public Finance.

This program was funded by the Government of Canada, through Global Affairs Canada, and the Mastercard Foundation. The recordings of the weekly modules (in English and in French) as well as biographies of speakers are being made available to the general public to leverage the positive impact this program had on so many young African leaders now working in the public sector on their continent.

Please note that this program is now closed and new certificates will not be issued.


Opening Session – May 25, 2021

Closing Ceremony – November 9, 2021

Leadership Essentials

June 1Lecture

Leadership Theories, Key Attributes of Successful Leaders

June 8 – Lecture

Communicating with teams, integrity, accountability and professionalism

June 15 – Workshop

Building and leading teams

June 22 – Workshop

Stress management, mindfulness

Inclusive Leadership

June 29 – Lecture

Gender and diversity

July 6 – Lecture

Youth and Leadership for Africa

July 13 – Workshop

Building space for diverse voices

July 20 – Workshop

Equity, diversity and inclusion in practice

Transformational Leadership

July 27 – Lecture

Vision and Leadership

Aug 3 – Lecture

Leveraging innovation, technology and opportunity

Aug 10 – Workshop

Coaching and Mentoring Teams

Aug 17 – Workshop

Homegrown solutions for Africa’s Challenges

Crisis Leadership

Sept 7 – Lecture

Managing a Crisis

Sept 14 – Lecture

Leadership and Change

Sept 21 – Workshop

COVID and Health care

Sept 28 – Workshop

Natural disasters and sustainability

This program is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada and the Mastercard Foundation.


The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) manages the ALT Scholarship Program in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and in collaboration with the African Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) and the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA).

Contact Us: 220 Laurier Avenue West, suite 1550, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Z9 | Phone +1+613-237-4820 | Fax +1+613-237-1073 | alt@cbie.ca