Good governance and ethical leadership are essential for a successful organization in the eyes of stakeholders in the 21st century. The Hub focuses on the development of both leadership and governance due to the importance of both in providing strategic direction for leaders and helping them foster commitment and accountability. Whereas eﬀective leadership and governance are vital in narrowing the gap in organizational outcomes, their absence results in decreased eﬃciency. In addition, leadership that lacks knowledge, skills accountability, transparency, and ignores community participation is poor in-service delivery.
Motivated by Africa International University vision, mission, core values, and by the conviction that learning is both rooted in and responsive to the culture and context, we seek to participate in God’s mission in the world by bringing a Christ-centred worldview to bear on knowledge, research and its relevance to both the mission of God and the needs of Africa.
Competencies contribute to an individual’s quality and eﬃcient performance in organizational leadership. The Hub considers competencies as an important component of Leadership Development Programs and therefore a priority in its training and consulting activities. The Hub seeks to develop and enhance strategic competencies to enable those trained to provide quality and eﬀective leadership, and governance to their organizations. In addition, the Hub seeks to provide value-based and ethical-oriented training to achieve its transformative roles in leadership development. Character development is a critical component because it determines how leaders acquire and use their competencies. Character determines a leader’s decisions and how such decisions are implemented, monitored, and evaluated.
Overall, the Leadership and Governance Hub is committed to contributing to the building of knowledge and capacity for excellence in civic, public, and corporate leadership. The Hub aims to facilitate collaboration and interaction between scholars and practitioners and to advance leadership and governance through quality training and mentorship. It also aspires to foster leadership development through capacity-building programs that facilitate peer-to-peer learning, and enhance a transformation of individuals, the organizations, and the systems where they operate.