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Leadership is a process and FONAA teaches how to be an effective leader via a series of online courses broadcast worldwide. Upon completion of a course, participants receive a certificate signed by President Akufo-Addo.  For those seeking leadership careers in government, community  and business, FONAA is the place for career advancement.

Leadership in Business and Government

Instructor: Kofi Amoabin

Current world situation – COVID -19 and its economic impact- shows the relevance of leadership. In sub-Saharan Africa, leadership is paramount as developing countries work with much less resources to benefit millions of people.

 

FONAA Institute has leadership as its objective.

FONAA identifies challenging issues in Africa and addresses leadership in finding solutions to these challenges.

Leadership within the African context conflates poverty, education, gender, job opportunities and other challenges.

Leadership is guiding, motivating, or influencing a group of people to accomplish extraordinary things in organizations, in a shared vision. The people following the leader are not forced. Leadership is about transforming values into actions, and examples are guiding visions into realities or obstacles into innovations.

Leadership is about the people following the leader and the actions and decisions solely benefits those behind the leader. When the focus of a leader’s actions benefits just the leader, then the position occupied is for self-aggrandizement, and not leadership.

FONAA believes leadership is not based on the level or position in an organization.

This course is referent power and other models of leadership to make an impact in an emerging economy.

Course Length: 3 Months

Video Training: 20-30 Hours

Class Format:  Zoom Video

Award: FONAA Institute Certificate of Completion

Leadership in Low Income Communities

Instructor: Kofi Amoabin

The minimum wage in Ghana is about $2/day, and, in low income communities, government provides most services for sanitation, school lunch and many social interventions. How does a community of this nature mobilize to reverse its members from falling deeper into poverty?

The most vulnerable are usually the most susceptible to political corruption.

Kouzes and Posner, in the Leadership Challenge, talks about enabling others to act. This is extended to leading change in organizations to establish a basis for change processes in vulnerable communities. People resist change more fiercely in low income communities. In Leadership in Organizations, Yukl establishes that efforts to implement change in an organization are more likely to be successful if a leader understands the reasons for resistance to change.

An example is how a leader in a community of 1000 people manage a borehole that delivers potable to all.

Leadership in a low-income community means whether a community is going to have toilet facilities or money meant for a government program lands in some private pockets. Communities in critical need for government services face many challenges.

Northouse, in Leadership Theory and Practice, answers challenges in teams using models to demonstrate the critical functions of group effectiveness.

The theories and models in team leadership are simplified to the level of individuals in the course for their benefit.

Course Length: 3 Months

Video Training: 20-30 Hours

Class Format:  Zoom Video

Award: FONAA Institute Certificate of Completion

Leadership in African Political Organizations

Instructor: Kofi Amoabin

This course explains sources of power, the nature of organizational politics, and the myth of meritocracy in African political organizations. The importance of social status in organized politics and how actors in the political space acquire and lose power are explained.

​This class teaches guidelines for developing political skills and ethics and influencing.

Robert Lussier and Christopher Achua explains in Leadership – Theory, Application, and Skill Development that power is unethical when used to promote self-interest at the expense of others.

The functions at the various organized political organization levels from a committee man or polling station leader/chairperson to regional and national/parliamentary/congressional levels are defined and examined in detail.

Course Length: 3 Months

Video Training: 20-30 Hours

Class Format:  Zoom Video

Award: FONAA Institute Certificate of Completion

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