Leadership and Management in International Development

Leadership and Management in International Development


Welcome to the Leadership and Management in International Development Course! In the field of international development, effective leadership and management skills are crucial for driving positive change, achieving sustainable development goals, and addressing complex global challenges. This course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to excel in leadership and management roles within the context of international development. Through a combination of theoretical insights, practical exercises, and real-world case studies, participants will explore key principles of leadership and management, learn how to navigate the complexities of international development, and develop strategies for driving impactful development initiatives.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understanding Leadership and Management in International Development: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the roles and responsibilities of leaders and managers in the field of international development, including their significance in driving positive social change and sustainable development.
  2. Developing Leadership and Management Skills: Develop essential leadership and management skills, including strategic planning, team building, project management, and stakeholder engagement, to effectively lead and manage international development initiatives.
  3. Navigating Complexity and Uncertainty: Learn how to navigate the complexities and uncertainties inherent in international development, including cultural, political, and socioeconomic factors, and develop strategies for mitigating risks and maximizing impact.
  4. Driving Sustainable Development Initiatives: Explore strategies for driving sustainable development initiatives, including designing and implementing development projects, monitoring and evaluating impact, and fostering collaboration and partnerships.
  5. Promoting Inclusive and Participatory Development: Learn how to promote inclusive and participatory development approaches that empower local communities, marginalized groups, and vulnerable populations to actively participate in decision-making processes and development activities.

Organization Benefits:

  1. Enhanced Development Outcomes: Equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to lead and manage international development initiatives enhances organizations' capacity to drive positive development outcomes, including poverty reduction, improved health and education, and sustainable livelihoods.
  2. Strengthened Organizational Capacity: Investing in leadership and management training strengthens organizations' capacity to design, implement, and evaluate development projects effectively, increasing their ability to deliver impactful development interventions and achieve organizational goals.
  3. Improved Stakeholder Engagement: Effective leadership and management facilitate better stakeholder engagement and collaboration, enabling organizations to build strong partnerships with governments, NGOs, donors, and local communities to address development challenges collectively.
  4. Increased Program Efficiency and Effectiveness: Strong leadership and management practices improve program efficiency and effectiveness, leading to better project outcomes, increased cost-effectiveness, and enhanced accountability and transparency.
  5. Enhanced Organizational Reputation and Credibility: Organizations that demonstrate strong leadership and management capabilities in international development gain credibility and trust among stakeholders, donors, and beneficiaries, enhancing their reputation and positioning them as leaders in the field.

Target Participants:

 This course is designed for professionals working in the field of international development, including development practitioners, project managers, program officers, government officials, NGO staff, and other stakeholders involved in development initiatives. It is suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their leadership and management skills and advance their careers in the international development sector.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Leadership and Management in International Development
    • Understanding the role of leadership and management in driving international development
    • Overview of key principles and approaches to leadership and management in development
    • Case Study: Leadership and management challenges in international development projects
  2. Strategic Planning and Program Design
    • Developing strategic plans and program designs for international development initiatives
    • Setting goals, objectives, and performance indicators
    • Case Study: Designing a sustainable development program in a developing country
  3. Project Management and Implementation
    • Effective project management principles and practices in international development
    • Planning, budgeting, and resource allocation
    • Case Study: Managing a community development project in a rural area
  4. Stakeholder Engagement and Partnership Building
    • Strategies for engaging stakeholders and building partnerships in international development
    • Collaborating with governments, NGOs, donors, and local communities
    • Case Study: Building a multi-stakeholder coalition for sustainable development
  5. Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Initiatives
    • Monitoring and evaluation frameworks and methodologies for development projects
    • Measuring and assessing project impact and effectiveness
    • Case Study: Evaluating the impact of a development intervention on poverty reduction
  6. Risk Management and Mitigation Strategies
    • Identifying and assessing risks in international development projects
    • Developing risk management plans and mitigation strategies
    • Case Study: Managing risks in a humanitarian aid project in a conflict-affected region
  7. Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility in Development
    • Ethical considerations and dilemmas in international development
    • Promoting social responsibility and accountability in development initiatives
    • Case Study: Addressing ethical challenges in a development project in a low-income country

Essential Information


  1. Our courses are customizable to suit the specific needs of participants.
  2. Participants are required to have proficiency in the English language.
  3. Our training sessions feature comprehensive guidance through presentations, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and collaborative group activities. Our facilitators boast extensive expertise, each with over a decade of experience.
  4. Upon fulfilling the training requirements, participants will receive a prestigious Global King Project Management certificate.
  5. Training sessions are conducted at various Global King Project Management Centers, including locations in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kigali, Dubai, Lagos, and others.
  6. Organizations sending more than two participants from the same entity are eligible for a generous 20% discount.
  7. The duration of our courses is adaptable, and the curriculum can be adjusted to accommodate any number of days.
  8. To ensure seamless preparation, payment is expected before the commencement of training, facilitated through the Global King Project Management account.
  9. For inquiries, reach out to us via email at [email protected] or by phone at +254 114 830 889.
  10. Additional amenities such as tablets and laptops are available upon request for an extra fee. The course fee for onsite training covers facilitation, training materials, two coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a certificate of successful completion. Participants are responsible for arranging and covering their travel expenses, including airport transfers, visa applications, dinners, health insurance, and any other personal expenses.

Course Date Duration Location Registration
06/05/2024 To 10/05/2024 5 Days Kigali Rwanda
03/06/2024 To 07/06/2024 5 Days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
01/07/2024 To 05/07/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
29/07/2024 To 02/08/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
26/08/2024 To 30/08/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
23/09/2024 To 27/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
21/10/2024 To 25/10/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
18/11/2024 To 22/11/2024 5 Days Dubai, UAE
16/12/2024 To 20/12/2024 5 Days Nanyuki Kenya