ADVOCACY FOR THE GOOD
& KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION.

Engaging in
Knowledge Production

We at the Leaders of Africa Institute do things a bit different from other educational organizations you may know. We value a personal relationship with all Scholars at the Leaders of Africa Institute. Unlike many organizations and educational centers that boast about the raw number of students they taught or engaged in their programs, we emphasize depth of learning and collaboration.

All of our Cloud Classroom programs courses are only allow for a small number of participants for maximum interaction and mentorship. This is the same for our short courses. We are also highly selective. We look carefully for scholars, researchers, and practitioners who are well placed to benefit from in-depth learning and who will work hard to take their work to the next level. Even if you do not get accepted into one of our Cloud Classroom programs or Master Class Hybrid Short Courses, we strongly encourage you take full advantage of the professor assisted self-paced and fully self-paced courses will be offering.

Another thing that sets us apart is our emphasis on the individual plan for each Scholar. Everyone has their own goals and research interests. Our aim is to support you in your own journey. Instead of emphasizing the completion of the program, we care about the concrete things you do with the assistance of the program, including publishing paper and designing impactful project.

Finally, we care deeply that learning should be complemented by a commitment to social justice, equity, and selfless service. Each our Scholars must commit to the Leaders of Africa Pledge and the Institute Honor Code to affirm their belief that knowledge production must be accompanied by an upright life and use of knowledge.

An Emphasis on Personal Relationships

We emphasis the depth of learning and collaboration with professors at the Institute.

Highly Selective

We encourage and look for scholars, researchers, and practitioners who are well-placed to benefit from in-depth learning, mentorship, and international collaboration.

Multiple Ways to Learn

There are many ways to learn ranging from self-paced courses to Master class short courses to long-form, Cloud Classroom courses over months. There is a way to learn that matches your schedule and desired level of support.

Value and Mission-Driven

Knowledge production must be accompanied by an upright life and use of knowledge. We believe that a commitment to pursuing the common good should shape our research and advocacy pursuits.

THREE WAYS TO LEARN

We offer different ways to learn ranging from virtual Cloud Classroom programs and courses to masterclass hybrid courses to self-paced opportunities to learn. Some programs and courses require an extensive application while others are for anyone to sign up. Learn about our four ways to learn and how you can participate in Institute opportunities.

Virtual Cloud Classroom Programs

  • Application Required and Highly Selective
  • Live Weekly Course Meetings (6-8 per Course)
  • Usually Two or Three Courses
  • Weekly Assignments with Feedback
  • Personal Meetings and Support from Instructors
  • Focused on Your Research and Interests
  • Certificate for Completing All Requirements

Master Class Hybrid Programs and Short Courses

  • Application Required
  • Two to Eight Live Course Meetings
  • Assignments with Feedback
  • Personalized Support from Instructor
  • Focused on Your Research and Interests
  • Certificate for Completing All Requirements

Self-Paced Courses (Assisted and Unassisted)

  • Learn at Your Own Pace
  • Assignments with and without Feedback (Assisted Self-Paced)
  • Message Q&A with Instructors
  • Certificate for Completing All Requirements