Why Leadership Development?

You may know how to manage well. However, to take the next step in your career and to grow your influence, you need to hone your leadership skills. This calls for a journey of personal development.

USB’s Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Development programme acknowledges responsible leadership as the prime differentiator that drives sustainable high performance. Using the framework of Me, We, Work and World, it focuses on the development of personal leadership, team leadership, organisational leadership and societal leadership to strengthen and deepen your capability to grow as leader.

What will you gain?

  1. Develop your leadership competencies: Learn to become a responsible leader who can lead with confidence.
  2. Make an impact in your organisation: Enhance the performance of individuals, teams and your organisation, and align the organisation to contribute to society.
  3. Enhance performance: Acquire skills that will help you to optimise the contributions of people at every level and to support transformation.
  4. Grow your influence: Lead with authenticity, and enhance the sustainable performance of each individual.
  5. Cope in complex environments: Acquire the practices you need to cope with the demands of highly competitive, globalised and multicultural environments.
  6. See the bigger picture: Make connections on various levels and gain clarity on your key role in driving strategy execution


Capitec offers credit for education at a discounted rate from 7% which allows prospective students, or their parents or guardians, to apply for a loan of up to R250 000 and pay it back over 84 months. 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 USB is needed to process the credit application. You can only apply for Capitec’s credit solution through USB’s website. See www.usb.ac.za/capitec-credit-for-education for details, or click on the link in right-hand bar to apply.

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