In terms of the organisation’s strategic objectives, good progress was made on all five strategic pillars. Managerial Leadership Development remains at the core of our strategic focus. Our leadership development programmes are designed to enhance managerial leadership capacities. The various programme design and evaluation differs from traditional professional development programs in terms of the: learning projects that address agreed-upon agency issues that focus on both managing and leading; and participant-centred learning with individualized coaching.

The BMF - DUKE Women in Power Programme(WIP)

The Women in Power Programme (WIP) is a Duke Corporate Education Programme designed exclusively for female BMF members in senior executive positions.

The programme is ran annually with applications commencing in March – April each year. The programme covers the following concepts:

  • Leading self
  • Leading teams
  • Leading business

Application criteria:
  • A minimum of five years working experience
  • A BMF member in good standing
  • Currently in senior or middle management position or able to influence communities and corporate South Africa

Applications for WIP open in April annually.

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The BMF - Duke Leadership fellowship programme(LFP)

The Fuqua School of Business at the Duke University, has partnered with Duke Corporate Education RSA and the Black Management Forum to offer a Leadership Fellowship Program to high potential BMF member(s). The program is exclusive to paid-up BMF members and is designed to help business professionals reach their full leadership potential.

The LFP offers a comprehensive approach to leadership and draws on research from many fields, including organisational behaviour, sociology, psychology, and political science. It will provide insight into your personal leadership style and a framework to develop it in an intense and supportive environment.

Applications for LFP open in February annually.

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THE BMF - Young Professionals Development Programme (YPDP) is designed for the BMF Young Professional. The programme seems to prepare young professionals to contribute to economic development by enhancing their knowledge and skills necessary to lead careers that make a positive impact on their respective organisations and the economy.

  • Problem solving and decision-making
  • Understanding people and working in teams
  • Understanding organisations
  • Personal mastery
  • Investment in Excellence
  • Professional effectiveness
  • The triad of management
  • Presentation Skills
  • Evaluative Assessment of Managerial Learning
  • Minimum two years of work experience 
  • Free for BMF members in good standing
  • Non – member will be charged R 747.50 

Applications for YPDP open in February annually.

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The BMF student chapter Summit for Leadership Development (SLD) is coordinated by the BMF for its Student membership. This 3-day gathering aims to guide our future leaders through the promotion of leadership and professional development. Over and above ensuring that these student leaders are well informed about the mandate of the BMF for the benefit of their membership.

Approximately 110 students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, attend SLD from various institutions of higher learning across the country. Participation is strictly limited to BMF student chapter members serving in the student leadership structures across provinces, branches and various institutions of higher learning.

  • Be a member of BMF student chapter 
  • Serve in the student chapter branch or provincial leadership

For more information on SLD or becoming a member at a student chapter branch:

Contact: Miss Martha Mabena

011 784 4407

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