Event: BizSchool Leadership Programme 2017

Location:Gordon Institute of Business Science
Start Date: 2017-11-11
End Date:2017-11-18
Summary:If you completed any BizSchool Programme between 2008 - 2017 then you are a BizSchool Alumni, apply to be a Leader on the December Programme 2017.

What is the BizSchool Leadership programme?

The BizSchool leadership programme is for those who have completed the BizSchool December Programme 2008 - 2016, the BizSchool Student Programme 2015 and the JB Marks Exit Workshop 2016 and 2017, and would like to be a leader during The BizSchool December Programme 2017. The leadership programme includes 16 hours of training on basic leadership skills followed by the practical component of being a leader on the BizSchool December programme. 


Skills learnt during the two day training include: 

·         What a leader is

·         Different types of leadership styles

·         Responsibilities of being a leader

·         Leading by example

·         How to motivate and empower people

·         Your leadership strengths and weaknesses

·         Leading a small group

·         Handling conflict

·         Peer mentoring

The practical leadership component during the December Programme will include:

  1. Leading a small group of between 5 and 6 of the Bizschool delegates
  2. Helping with the administration of the BizSchool programme
  3. Helping with some of the BizSchool talks and presentations

This will give you a chance to practically apply all that you have learnt on leadership. 

There will also be three meetings during the ten day BizSchool December Programme where you will receive feedback on your leadership during the programme as well as the opportunity to ask questions and receive personal coaching.

Upon successful completion of the leadership training and the Bizschool programme you will receive a BizSchool leadership certificate.

When is the BizSchool leadership programme?

Leadership training: Saturday 11 November 2017 at 09h00am – 17h00pm and Saturday 18 November 09h00am – 17h00pm

BizSchool December Programme 2016 takes place from Friday 1 December - Wednesday 13 December 2017

·         Camp : Friday 1 December  to Sunday 3 December 2017

·         Programme : Monday 4 December to Wednesday 13 December 2017

Attendance at ALL OF THE ABOVE SESSIONS IS COMPULSARY if you would like to attend the BizSchool leadership programme.

Where is the BizSchool Leadership programme going to take place?

The leadership training will take place at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, 26 Melville Road, Illovo, Sandton

We need you to understand that:

You will need to:

  1. Arrive on time for all the training, the camp and programme.
  2. Arrive early on some days to help with set up
  3. Leave late on some evenings to help your group with overtime work
  4. Attend the group meetings outside of the BizSchool programme either in the early evenings or early mornings.
  5. Lead by example
  6. Assist with administration tasks to help with the smooth running of BizSchool.
  7. Dress professionally – no jeans, no takkies, no strappy tops for the ladies and no t- shirts for the gents! (This excludes the camp!)
  8. Behave in a way appropriate to a professional work environment and a leader on the programme
  9. Uphold BizSchool and the BizSchool team in all that you do.

You will be asked to leave the programme if:

  1. You are unable to commit to the full programme
  2. You are late more than three times for a class or similar
  3. You are absent without a doctor’s note
  4. You display violent/abusive behavior
  5. You consume alcohol or drugs while on the programme
  6. You are found guilty of theft
  7. You do not adhere to the dress code
  8. The BizSchool leaders’ code of conduct is not upheld.

This is an awesome programme and we are certain that it could help with your own personal development and give you leadership skills that you could use in any environment as well as look great on your CV. However it is going to be tough and will require great commitment, dedication and hard work from you. We hope you will think seriously about this commitment and if you feel ready for the challenge - join us!!

We will provide a small stipend to help cover travel costs to and from the BizSchool programme and camp. This stipend will not provide travel costs for the leadership training programme. This is for your own account.


How do I apply?

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Send using one of the following options:
    • Email the form together with your CV and Letter of recommendation (from your previous  school or current/previous job) to
    • WhatsApp a clear picture of  the form together with your CV and Letter of recommendation (from your previous  school or current/previous job) to Dudu Mntambo 072 406 8903
    • Closing date for applications is October 5 2017.
  3. We are looking only for a specific number of leaders.  In order to maximise your chance of being please ensure that your application is fully completed and sent in on time.
  4. At the end of the leaders’ training, your performance on various tasks will be evaluated. If we think you have the potential to be a leader you will be informed at the end of leaders  training.

Download application form here


Space is limited on this programme so ensure that your application is fully completed and sent in on time to ensure your best chances of a space on the programme.

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