Background

The FOUNDATION FOR LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE is a SOUTH AFRICAN BASED NON-PROFIT INITIATIVE
Set up to contribute to the creation of quality leadership, through training, mentoring and tutoring.  

Creating a society that is free from corrupt and unethical culture of leadership where unfettered materialism and self-serving tendencies are pursued at the expense of sustainable livelihood.

This usually results in exacerbated level of poverty, decisions and policies that are unsustainable, short sighted and unproductive, and instead providing only fleeting comfort and luxuries for the selected few while eroding the prospects of a better life for future generations.

MISSION
The mission of the Foundation is to contribute towards building a society that upholds excellence as a value.

VISION
The vision of the Foundation is ‘Excellence: Our Destiny’.

CORE BUSINESS
The core business of the Foundation is to carry out public benefit activities in the country that are focused at empowering leaders and potential leaders across the strata of society.

CORE VALUES
Accountability
Responsibility
Unity of purpose
Integrity
Respect
Patriotism
Service

OVERALL GOAL
Increased opportunities for ethical leadership development and excellence consciousness within society.

OBJECTIVES SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE
To establish an operational and functional ethical leadership and excellence development programme for South Africa.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
o Maintain on an annual basis, an effective and efficient administration and management system.
o Provide socially and commercially viable skills training on an annual basis.
o Provide ongoing effective support services to participants.
o Establish and maintain ongoing high-value partnerships.
o Ensure effective oversight and governance. o Enhance the position of the Foundation as a leading institution working with leaders towards weaving ethics and excellence into the fabric of society.
o Develop and maintain effective financial management systems that ensure value for money for funders.
o Ensure high impact levels of programme interventions and sustainability of benefits of interventions.
o Create and maintain an effective programme monitoring and evaluation system.
o Continuously adapt programme interventions in line with a changing social, political and economic environment as informed by research.

OVERALL OUTCOMES
A society with high ethical standards.

SUCCESS INDICATORS RELATED TO STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
o Organisation with efficient and effective operations.
o Increased interest in and commitment to ethical leadership and excellence among participants directly attributable to the specific interventions of the Foundation.
o Greater commitment to exemplary leadership among participants and improvement in the perceptions of participants.
o Greater value for participants resulting from linkages, increased institutional capacity and effectiveness.
o Higher levels of institutional compliance and greater strategic focus.
o Increased public awareness, appreciation and quality of the Foundation and its work in the country.
o High quality financial management as well as secure accounting mechanisms and controls.

TARGET GROUP
• Youth Leadership in Schools and Universities
• Youth Leadership in Religion
• Youth Leadership in Business
• Youth Leadership in Public Service
• Youth Leadership in Labour
• Youth Leadership in Politics
• Youth Leadership in Sports and Culture

STRENGTHS OF THE FOUNDATION
• Registered NPC Certificate
• Established Board of Governance including Management
• Financial Systems including appointed Auditors
• Rented Physical Office
• Office Staff (volunteers)
• Trained Trainers (volunteers) on Ethical Discipline
• National and International Resource Facilitators in Ethics and Leadership Training
• Training Manual on Discipline