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This PGDip Leadership Development for NPOs will equip you with the leadership skills to help professionalise the social sector. The programme serves as a learning journey for those who want to lead non-profit organisations (NPO) towards fulfilling their social purpose. This PGDip taps into Stellenbosch Business School’s well-known legacy of transformative leadership learning where you will learn how to lead self, others and your organisation in ways that are ethical, responsible and sustainable. The programme pays special attention to the unique demands of leading in the face of complex social and environmental issues guided by a clear strategy, maintaining integrity and quality, and practicing accountability to all stakeholders.

All over the world, research confirms that the right kind of leadership makes a difference in organisational performance. This also applies to organisations in the social sector. This programme acknowledges responsible leadership as the prime differentiator that drives sustainable performance, and impact. That is why it focuses on the development of personal leadership, team leadership, organisational leadership and societal leadership.

Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate Diploma Leadership Development for NPOs


Applications: Closed
Start Date:
Fees:
R101 520
Duration:
1 years
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Blended

Block 1: 13-18 February (On campus)
Block 2: *27 March – 1 April
Block 3: *5 – 10 June
Block 4: *14 – 19 August
Block 5: 23 – 28 October (On campus)
* Remote classes from 08:00-18:15 daily (block 2-4).

What will you gain from this qualification?

  • Develop your leadership competencies
  • Make an impact in your organisation
  • Enhance performance
  • Grow your influence
  • Cope in complex environments
  • See the bigger picture

Documents needed for application

  • Application and SHL assessment fee
  • Certified copies of your academic records
  • Certified copies of your degree certificates
  • Copy of you ID/Passport
  • Copy of your CV
  • Verification consent form
  • Motivational essays

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Duration

1 year

Formats of Course

Blended learning format – study while you work

The blended learning format enables you to attend class on campus or remotely via an internet-linked laptop. This means you will be able to immerse yourself in a premium learning experience from wherever you are in the world. Find more information about Blended Learning’s combination of technology with a strong human touch here.

How to apply

How to apply

Click here to see the 7 steps of the application process

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Deadlines for applications and SHL selection tests

15 November for students from South Africa, visa-exempt SADC countries, and the rest of the world; 31 October for RPL applicants

Course Structure and Content

This programme acknowledges responsible leadership as the prime differentiator that drives sustainable high performance. It focuses on the development of personal leadership, team leadership, organisational leadership and societal leadership (me, we, work, world) to strengthen your capability to grow as leader.

  • Module 1: Personal Authentic Leadership
  • Module 2: High-impact Leadership and Teaming
  • Module 3: Leading High-performance Organisational Culture
  • Module 4: Leading Strategy in NPOs
  • Module 5: Quality and Integrity in NPOs
  • Module 6: Management Control in NPOs
  • Module 7: Integrated Personal Leadership Development

You need to complete one elective:

Negotiation and Conflict Management: This elective offers comprehensive knowledge and understanding of conflict theory to analyse the origins and manifestations of conflict and conflict behaviour.

Advanced Technology Leadership: This elective enables participants to analyse and describe developments in advanced technologies and their impact on people, relationships, leadership and the organisation.

Leadership and Coaching: This elective is about mastering and applying a range of skills required to coach others, specifically reflective listening, non-directive dialogue, and providing coachees with the capacity to create a personal development programme.

International NPO Leadership: This elective covers the wide range of possibilities of leadership in non-profit organisations globally and an understanding of the influence of the context on these organisations and their leadership.

Important: Electives are confirmed at the beginning of the year and may be different from what has been published prior.

The programme pays special attention to the unique demands of leading in the face of complex social and environmental issues guided by a clear strategy, maintaining integrity and quality, and practicing accountability to all stakeholders.

Programme Fees

Application fee for 2023

Application fee (non-refundable; applicable to all students):
R850

Tuition fees for 2023

South African
2023
2024
Total
Provisional Quote
Deposit payable on acceptance of admission for 2023 (Included in tuition fees)
R12 000.00
R12 000.00
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PGDip Leadership Development- Blended
R101 520.00
Southern African Development Community
2023
2024
Total
Provisional Quote
Deposit payable on acceptance of admission for 2023 (Included in tuition fees)
R53 093.00
R53 093.00
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PGDip Leadership Development- Blended
R106 185.00
Non-Southern African Development Community
2023
2024
Total
Provisional Quote
Deposit payable on acceptance of admission for 2023 (Included in tuition fees)
R53 093.00
R53 093.00
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PGDip Leadership Development- Blended
R106 185.00
Rest of the world
2023
2024
Total
Provisional Quote
Deposit payable on acceptance of admission for 2023 (Included in tuition fees)
R53 083.00
R53 083.00
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PGDip Blended
R143 030.00
The Business School reserves the right to change the fees at any time

Important:

  • Payment of full programme fees for South African students: Students on the 1-year PGDip can pay the full programme fees upon registration, or they can pay 75% of the annual fees by the end of May and the balance of 25% by the end of September. Students on the 2-year PGDip can spread their payment over 2 years.
  • Payment of full programme fees for international students: International admitted students pay 50% of the annual fee as deposit. The remainder is due two weeks before commencement of the programme.
  • Deposit: All students pay a deposit on acceptance of admission. South African students must pay a set deposit on admittance. International admitted students pay 50% of the annual fee as deposit. The deposit payable is non-refundable.
  • Application fee: The application fee must accompany the application. The application fee is non-refundable.
  • Additional fees for international students: International students pay an International Registration Fee (IRF) per academic year. Students from countries other than those in the Southern African Development Community also pay an International Tuition Fee (ITF) (i.e. students from SADC countries are exempt from the ITF).
  • Study materials: Study fees include tuition, assessment and e-textbooks.
  • Travel and accommodation: Students are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and costs.

Financing

Capitec’s credit for education solution

Capitec offers credit for education at a discounted rates which allows prospective students, to apply for a loan. To apply, the applicant must be permanently employed, 18 years or older, and have a valid South African ID document. A provisional quote or admission letter from Stellenbosch Business School is needed to process the credit application. Apply for credit at Capitec’s credit solution through the Business School

Initiation, service fees and T&Cs apply. Capitec Bank is an authorised financial services provider (FSP 46669) and registered credit provider (NCRCP13).

Loans

Certain banks grant loans at favourable interest rates. You may also contact FUNDI at www.fundi.co.za

Study loans for students from West Africa

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, with its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, has partnered with the Business School to provide loan facilities for tuition expenses to our students in West Africa. The MaxAdvance facility is a time loan or term loan that aims to meet a range of personal needs for students. Visit Guaranty Trust Bank.

Admission Requirements

What you need to apply

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree, Higher National Diploma or Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Proven relevant working experience of five to seven years

Recognition of Prior Learning

The Business School provides wider access to its programmes through its RPL process. This means that, even if you do not have the required qualifications, you can still apply based on the management experience you have gained. You still need to submit all the documentation and tests as required for all prospective students, plus additional requirements. 

International students

International students require a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) evaluation certificate to evaluate their degrees according to South African standards. The Business School’s International Affairs Office will first handle the credential evaluations of international students free of charge. Students need to complete the online application and upload all certificates with their application. The International Affairs Office will, as part of the application process, conduct an in-house credential evaluation after you have submitted your application. However, should the International Affairs Office be uncertain about the status, recognition or accreditation of your qualification, we reserve the right to refer you to SAQA before we consider your application further.

Vetting process: All degrees undergo a formal vetting process to eliminate fraudulent applications.

  • NPO leaders and managers who want to improve their personal leadership competencies
  • Career changers who are in the process of leaving the corporate or government sphere in exchange for a leadership role in the social sector
  • Members of NPO boards who want to improve their understanding of NPOs and their role in society, and who want to ensure that they are sufficiently capacitated and well governed
  • People working at foundations and who have oversight responsibilities over funded NPOs
  • Corporate social investment managers in companies or corporate foundations with a responsibility to work with NPOs
  • People with an interest in establishing a social sector organisation.

Contact Us

If you need more information on programmes or need support with the application process, contact us here:

Programme enquiries and support with the applications process
Henry Booysen
Telephone : +27 (0) 21 918 4243
Email: [email protected]

Admission  and registration enquiries
Joanne Sleigh
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 918 4239
Email: [email protected]

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Frequently Asked Questions

You may know how to manage well. But to lead, calls for a journey of personal development. That is one of the reasons why this postgraduate degree starts with leadership of the self (me). You cannot lead others (we) if you cannot lead yourself (me). You cannot lead society (world) if you do not know how to get smaller groups or teams to work together (work). It is a daily choice to show up as a leader. This requires a level of consciousness, courage, discipline and strong values. As one PGDip Leadership alumnus said, “Taking this one year to really get to know your own leadership strengths, and where they come from, will bring a sense of clarity and groundedness that nobody will be able to take away from you.”

This one-year programme combines on-campus classes with blended learning classes, allowing you to study while you work. This also enables you apply your newly acquired skills in your workplace right from the start. It is better to work consistently and to manage your time well. To keep up and really enrich your experience of the PGDip Leadership Development you should be doing between 10 and 12 hours of work a week. The blended learning sessions will also set some time free as it allows you to join the class via any internet-linked laptop. This means no travelling to the campus, and minimum time away from work. Like with all worthwhile things in life, what you put in is what you will get out. Find more information about Blended Learning’s combination of technology with a strong human touch here.

You will qualify to apply for an MBA. However, you still need to meet the additional entrance requirements in order to be accepted for an MBA. You will also qualify to apply for the MPhil Management Coaching.

Please contact Ester at [email protected] in this regard.

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