There is a widespread recognition that leadership skills are crucial for individual and organizational success, wealth creation and nation-building. As a result, over the past 40years, numerous leadership institutes and centers have emerged to support entrepreneurs and managers in the private sector as well as young people at different spheres of development.

Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability & Professionalism (LEAP) Africa was founded in 2002 fill this important gap in Africa.  Nearly two decades since it was founded, LEAP has maintained its commitment to addressing the crisis of leadership in Africa by facilitating values-driven leadership programmes for personal, organizational and community transformation. LEAP’s work has been built on the premise that Africa’s transformation rests on young dynamic, innovative, ethical leaders and entrepreneurs. Young people’s creativity and energy should be harnessed for creating positive and lasting change.

By designing and implementing leadership programmes, building ecosystems and thought leadership, LEAP develops leaders with the capacity to deliver on organizational and community transformation.

Driven by our mission, we are constantly expanding our programmes equipping youth to deal with their current realities and preparing them for the future. We are also taking a closer look at insights emerging from these programmes to research the best approach for the highest learning outcomes and transformation to occur.

With footprints in over 26 states in Nigeria and recent programming in five African countries, LEAP is on a journey to raise leaders to transform Africa.

What makes LEAP unique

In order for individuals to acquire leadership skills, they need first-hand experiences and long-term support. As a result, LEAP ensures that its participants are immersed in a practical learning environment. Its curriculum consists of case studies, interactive exercises, games and breakout discussions. Beyond its training programmes, LEAP motivates and inspires its participants through one-on-one coaching sessions.

LEAP’s success is linked to the practical changes that its participants are able to make in their lives, their companies and communities. As a result, LEAP actively monitors the progress of its participants, as they strive to become change leaders in Africa. LEAP works across Nigeria (including Awka, Abuja, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Enugu, Calabar, Ibadan, Kano, Lagos, Minna, Ogun, Jos, Yobe, and Port Harcourt) in partnership with other leading private sector, nonprofit and community-based organizations and educational institutions. LEAP has an Africa-wide orientation and has already contributed towards leadership development efforts in Ghana, Rwanda and South Africa.

Our Partners

Over 28 local and international corporate institutions have partnered with LEAP including AIR FRANCE/KLM, Airtel, Bank of Industry, Citi Foundation, Chellarams Foundation, CocaCola Foundation, First Bank of Nigeria, JP Morgan, Lafarge, Nokia/International Youth Foundation, Microsoft, Sahara Foundation, Sterling bank, the United States Government and the World Bank