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 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:
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
Applications for LFP open in February annually.Apply now
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.
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.