IDM achieves BBBEE rating in South Africa

IDM is pleased to announce that it has achieved its first BBBEE (Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment) rating in South Africa. This recognises IDM’s codes of good practice on black economic empowerment.


IDM School of Coaching – next intake

Following the successful launch of the IDM School of Coaching the second program will kick-off at the end of August 2015.

Myles Downey will once again join the program as lead faculty to guide the development of the participants in critical business coaching skills. Please see the School of Coaching page for more information.

Please email the Program Director Hylton Gudmanz on if you would like to book a place.

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IDM Botswana Learning Facilities are going up rapidly…


The 2800 square metre learning facilities for IDM in Botswana are progressing rapidly. With a target of July 2016 for completion, IDM is delighted with the rapid development of the construction of the iconic building near the international airport in Gaborone, Botswana.

The building will be the 1st of its kind in Sub Saharan Africa, not only boasting a spectacular design but also green technology to ensure minimum impact on the environment and use of the local natural resources.

IDM – in partnership with SHoP Architects – has designed 21st century learning facilities that draw upon the most effective learning methodologies and technologies to deliver the necessary experience and impact.

We will be posting more pictures as the building and the learning facilities take shape!


IDM launches new School of Mentorship

IDM aims to create a paradigm-shift in the way “Mentorship” is understood, approached and implemented as a Leadership Development tool. This is achieved through the novel and impactful range of Mentorship-related experiential training and interventions offered through both public and bespoke programs from the IDM School of Mentorship.

IDM is the first institution to train and qualify Mentor Practitioners, through a 9-month program offered exclusively through the School of Mentorship on the continent. Mentorship Practitioners are equipped to practice holistically in the field of Mentorship and are governed by the Global Community of Mentorship Practitioners (GCOMPs).


IDM is Conducting Research

Led by Ken Ideus and Tracy Angus-Hammond IDM is conducting research into how line managers in Africa can take on the role of teacher or developer as a key part of building the capabilities of organisations in the region. Please contact us if you would like to contribute or learn more.

Working with Myles Downey

IDM is proud to be working with Myles Downey to create the IDM School of Coaching with Myles Downey. The program will equip each participant in all the skills they need to act as an effective, business orientated executive coach. The program will be centred in Johannesburg with the first course starting in January 2015. Please contact us to learn more.

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Deshun Deysel joins the IDM faculty

Following on from her early career as a high altitude mountaineer Deshun has unique expertise and capabilities in leadership development and followership. IDM are delighted to be working along side Deshun in our support for entrepreneurs and in the delivery of innovative and relevant learning programs for Women in Leadership.

KPMG partnership

IDM and KPMG agree a partnership to create the Africa Infrastructure Leaders Program. A world-class learning program that builds the leadership and delivery capabilities of the leaders responsible for delivering major capital assets in Sub Saharan Africa.