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Personal Mastery in Leadership Programme

​The Department of Industrial Psychology presents a Certificate Programme in Personal Mastery in Leadership.

In today's business world, leaders are faced with substantial demands, high expectations and an ever-changing environment. This programme will help managers to build the sustainable leadership capacity required to be effective leaders of their work teams and the organisation.

The purpose of the programme is to introduce participants to a robust personal mastery-based leadership development framework.  After successfully completing the programme, participants will benefit through having gained the ability to:

  • Identify own leadership strengths and challenges through self-awareness of their leadership competencies, based on a 360 degree feedback from their work colleagues

  • Gain self-awareness into the impact of their personality traits, values and emotional intelligence on leadership behaviour

  • Develop a personal leadership vision

  • Understand and define the building blocks required to achieve their personal leadership vision

  • Understand and define actions and short-, medium- and long-term goals to address the leadership development areas​

Companies will benefit from the positive impact of the improvement in leadership effectiveness of participants in business performance.  Participants will also show a significant increase in motivation, focus and energy.

During the programme each participant will develop an individual leadership development plan tailor-made for each participant's organisational role. At the end of the programme, each participant will present his/her leadership development plan to a panel consisting of senior management in his/her work environment. ​

This programme is designed for middle and senior level managers who want to increase their organisational impact through more effective leadership. The programme is also offered on an in-house basis to individual companies and requires a minimum of five participants from a company.

The short course in Leadership is presented on NQF 7 level and entails a two-month programme consisting of 18 hours of workshops, 3 hours of individual coaching and approximately 4 hours of assignment work.

On successful completion of the programme, participants will receive a certificate from the Stellenbosch University.

For more information on the leadership programme, please email us at or contact the Department of Industrial Psychology at +27 21 808 3012/3003