Leadership development and mentorship is crucial in empowering youth as it equips them with good communication, decision making, critical thinking and problem solving skills. They learn to appreciate and accommodate diverse views and perspectives. Good leaders are crucial for good governance and development in every society and they can be empowered through education and training. It is in this light that Kenyatta University releases to the job market graduates who portray great leadership qualities aimed at transforming the social, economic and political aspects of the society.
The aim of the course is to inculcate good leadership and management skills to all our graduands, these skills are vital ingredients for a working nation as enshrined in Kenya’s Vision 2030. The course is also meant to give graduands an opportunity to explore and challenge their leadership skills beyond academic work. For this reason the programme engages a mode of delivery that enhances the theory and practice of transformational leadership, good governance and related practice. The mode of delivery is course work, examination and opportunities for students to practice acquired leadership skills through planned formal and informal interactions with peers. The course, which leads to certification, is implemented through a regular, well designed and coordinated training process.
A number of external guests have been invited to train our students. This has given our students the practical feel and approach to challenges and/or issues affecting them as young leaders.
The Leadership Development and Mentorship Course aims at developing transformative leaders from among the graduating Kenyatta University students in line with the vision and mission of the University.
To be innovative in producing transformational leaders among all graduating students of Kenyatta University.
To create a critical mass of young leaders who will inspire, bring positive change and introduce a paradigm shift by offering new ways of addressing social, economic and political challenges in the world.
The objectives of the programme are to:
- Inculcate good leadership and management skills, values and competences among outgoing Kenyatta University graduates.
- Increase employability of the Kenyatta University graduates