African Leadership Development Program


The African Leadership Development Program provides an outstanding opportunity for aspiring African Australian leaders to develop their leadership and networking skills so you can confidently contribute to your local community.

The Program

Developed by The African Think Tank in 2010, the African Leadership Development program provides a unique focus on leadership development, discussions with guest speakers, interactive activities and networking opportunities that provide a rich development experience, with long-lasting benefits and outcomes for participants and the community.

This highly interactive and engaging program provides:

  • Inspiring guest speakers and community leaders who will share their insights and experiences
  • An opportunity to create valuable networks
  • One-on-one mentoring 
  • An opportunity to work on group community projects

Who can apply?

  • Applicants from all African backgrounds who have shown their commitment to community development
  • Young emerging leaders and women are encouraged to apply

The program is delivered in English

Program Topics 

  • The principles of leadership
  • Ethics
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Influencing decision makers in media and communications
  • Communicating with authenticity and for impact
  • Building and maintaining effective networks
  • Negotiation skills
  • Community leadership, community organisations, capacity building and volunteers

Program Fees

This is a FREE program, funded by the Victorian Government’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion.



African Leadership Development Program was launched in 2010 by African Think Tank Inc. For more information contact the African Think Tank at