IDM 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 School of Coaching with Myles Downey

IDM believes that coaching has a vital role in unlocking economic potential in Africa. Using high-grade coaching skills, leaders help organisations and individuals to perform, develop and grow. The IDM School of Coaching with Myles Downey equips participants with the core skills required to fulfil their role as coach, leader or mentor. The IDM School of Coaching program is a business-orientated process that focuses on business performance. The program supports EMCC and ICF accreditation. Small and exclusive, the program accepts a maximum of 12 delegates per course.

About Myles Downey:

Myles set up The School of Coaching in London in 1996. It was the first organisation established to teach coaching and train leaders in the skills of coaching.  Prior to that Myles had been a founding member of The Alexander Corporation, one of the first executive coaching businesses. He is the author of Effective Coaching: Lessons from the Coach’s Coach, which is considered a seminal work and required reading on many coaching training programs. He also recently completed Effective Modern Coaching. Myles has coached senior managers and leaders worldwide.

Myles is working closely with IDM to bring a first-class coaching offering to Sub-Saharan Africa. He acts as the faculty leader for the program and, in addition to delivering coaching workshops, he oversees and quality-assures the program.


IDM School of Entrepreneurs

The realisation of Africa’s economic potential relies partly on the successful emergence of Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises or MSMEs. This is why the IDM School of Entrepreneurs supports the process of entrepreneurship, supporting individual entrepreneurs during five critical stages of business start-up:

  1. the incubation of the initial idea and its translation into a business opportunity;
  2. the creation of the initial business plan;
  3. advice relating to capital funding;
  4. development of the critical skills and capabilities needed by the entrepreneur; and
  5. ongoing network support through the IDM Community.

IDM School of Public Sector Leadership

High-quality leadership by public sector leaders is vital to the region’s economic potential. But leadership skills in public sector institutions are not keeping pace with fast-changing economic, social and technological challenges and opportunities.  For this reason, this School’s programs deliver the following capabilities:

  • Public service planning and implementation
  • Effective procurement from the private sector
  • Strengthening institutions, transparency and decision-making
  • Managing regional and global partnerships
  • Political and civil service working relationships
  • Generic leadership capability development
  • How to be an effective government minister
  • Problem solving, influence and conflict resolution
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IDM School of Infrastructure Leadership

High growth rates and rapid urbanisation are driving a boom in investment in infrastructure programs in Sub-Saharan Africa and the demand for top local talent to successfully deliver these programs is becoming increasingly urgent.  To meet this need, IDM has partnered with KPMG to establish a scalable and cost-effective learning program for leaders in Sub-Saharan African infrastructure.

The program is designed to build the leadership capabilities of senior leaders in the public and private sector – especially where they are involved in capital-intensive infrastructure programs that need to be delivered on time and within budget.


IDM School of Consumer Business

As the economies of Sub Saharan Africa grow and realise their potential, the consumer business sector is being transformed. The professional middle classes are becoming ever more demanding consumers with more disposable income to spend, and both the retail and manufacturing sectors must meet their demands.  For this reason IDM delivers a consortium-based consumer business process, with three key activities:

  1. a research phase that identifies the critical sector- and territory-specific issues facing the industry;
  2. a learning process that delivers a pipeline of high-potential leaders into the sector, equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to tackle the economic opportunities of the future; and
  3. a network of top leaders in consumer business who can meet, network, collaborate and learn together.