ALU was founded in 2015 with the mission to educate 3 million leaders for the African continent and the world by 2060. Through a unique and innovative learning model leveraging peer-to-peer learning, technology, linkages to employers, real world project-based learning and a focus on leadership and skills development, ALU has created a reinvented learning experience that is relevant to today’s fast changing world. With ~300 students from 40 nationalities at its Flagship campus in Mauritius, ALU just opened its 2nd campus in Rwanda, and aspires to build 25 campuses across Africa and beyond in the next 2 decades.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
To promote ethical leadership and holistic development in university students, a subject entitled “Tomorrow’s Leaders” has been developed and implemented at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for all undergraduates since 2012/13. The subject aims to enable students to learn concepts and theories about essential qualities of ethical leaders, to reflect on their development in both intrapersonal and interpersonal domains, and to apply evidence-based pedagogies to cultivate their morality, integrity and leadership qualities. A variety of teaching approaches have been adopted to facilitate students’ learning and reflection. The findings of different evaluative methods converged to support the impact of the subject.
University of Virginia Darden School of Business
Giving Voice to Values (GVV) is an innovative approach to values-driven leadership pioneered by Dr. Mary Gentile. GVV is based at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, having been launched by Aspen Institute with Yale School of Management, then supported at Babson College 2009-2016. Drawing on actual experience and scholarship, GVV fills a long-standing critical gap in the development of values-centered leaders. Rather than focusing on ethical analysis, GVV focuses on ethical implementation, asking the questions: “What if I were going to act on my values? What would I say and do? How could I be most effective?”