Youth Leadership Development
In the first month of existence, the Youth Leadership Development component of Ambassadors Youth and Community Development has embarked on two training workshops. We have 50 planned
for the year in Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg
and Pretoria. It is our goal to train and give mentorship to 1000 Young
Leaders this year. Here is what some of the young leaders had to say…
“It was an interesting training programme, we really enjoyed ourselves
working with you guys. We are looking forward to participate in any program
you’ll bring in the future, but most of all thank you and God Bless” –
“The training was great. I felt very good, I felt that I can do more
because the word of God says: for there is nothing that God cannot do.
It really inspired me to do more, thanks a lot and can’t wait 4 more.” –
Watch this space for more on our Youth Leadership Development
As I think of Leadership, I reflect on a quote by African Enterprise Founder Michael Cassidy, “God does not work in a vacuum. His plan has been unfolding since He began time. Much history has preceded the leader’s arrival at the organization. Leaders are remiss if they make decisions as if there were no track record or history to their organization. … Spiritual leaders should recognize with an even greater sense of accountability that their lives have a purpose for the particular time that God led them to their organization; and that purpose is part of His greater plan. As soon as possible the new leader should seek out evidence of God’s previous activity in the church or institution to which the leader has been called.”
My take on this quote has motivated me further to pass on all the Leadership Skills and knowledge that I have acquired over the years from “all the people that have led me”. We are driven to train, equip and mentor young emerging leaders from every walk of life. We feel that it is important to help the young leaders to recognise their roots and know their foundation which will strengthen their leadership in the future. So that youth play a greater leadership role where ever they are, whether it be schools, churches, communities or places of employment, and be True Ambassadors to the World.
“Most people who want to get ahead do it backward. They think, ‘I’ll get a bigger job, then I’ll learn how to be a leader.’ But showing leadership skill is how you get the bigger job in the first place. Leadership isn’t a position, it’s a process.” J.C Maxwell