The Aga Khan media school now partners with Harvard

Saturday December 16 2017

Syriacus Buguzi
By Syriacus Buguzi
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Dar es Salaam. The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) in Nairobi has partnered with the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the United States to transform leadership in Africa. This, they said, was in response to the need for visionary and effective leadership. The programmme commences in March 12, next year, and comprises two back-to-back courses.

The GSMC Founding Dean, Mr Michael Meyer, asked public and private sector leaders across East Africa, and beyond, to join them at the state-of-the-art facilities in Nairobi for the innovative programme, showcasing the expertise of two outstanding educational institutions committed to advancing “our common future”.

He also pointed out that the suite of courses had to be re-scheduled to start in March due to political uncertainties surrounding the 2017 Kenya’s election.

Participants will go through Adaptive Leadership for Africa: Chaos, Complexity and Courage, delivered by HKS Executive Education and the Voice of Leadership: Inspiration, Influence and Impact, delivered by the GSMC.

The course will help executives exercise leadership amid uncertainty with skills, purpose and effectiveness as well as develop empowered leaders, who spoke and acted with clarity, vision and authenticity.

“In our highly mediated world, the success of any initiative or enterprise depends on high quality and maximum impact communication. Executives, who fail to recognise this imperative will be left behind,” said GSMC Associate Dean Rhonda Breit.


“Those, who participate will receive certificates from both Harvard University and the Aga Khan University. More importantly, they will acquire new skills, fresh perspectives and strategies for dealing with specific workplace challenges facing them.”