The Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership held its second programme in Leadership and Innovation in Development Management, which ended on 22 June. The programme was an intensive two weeks of classes and site visits.
The summer course is a result of a partnership between the Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership and Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, U.S.A, and aims to enable and empower the minds of young leaders in Cabo Verde with critical, strategic thinking of ethics and values that will help the development of the country and African continent.
The group of 10 trainees consisted of professionals from the private and public sector. The classes were in Entrepreneurship/Innovation, Public Management of Infrastructure projects, Communication Crisis, Public Policy Analysis, Legislative and Executive and Public Finance. In order to compliment the classroom lectures, the programme included meetings with local and state leaders, business leaders and also site visits to cultural institutions such as Edward Kennedy Institute and Berklee College of Music, where they had the opportunity to listen to a lecture about “The Relationship Between Music and Society in the Modern World” by Dr. Bill Bandfield, Director of African Studies at Berklee.
For more on the Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership click the link at the bottom of this post.