Leadership Development 2021

Leadership Development


Learn how to confidently manage projects in a
competitive business environment


In our uncertain and rapidly changing world, it is now more important than ever to stay the course, upskill and adapt. This USB programme is designed to help you turn challenges into opportunity – to reinvent yourself, rethink your business ventures and help rebuild the economy. Most importantly, this programme is your opportunity to keep learning.

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 the working professional’s capability to grow as leader.

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What stands out?


levels of leadership

Me, We, Work
and World

Acquire a sought-after degree

Help create positive
social impacts

See the bigger picture

Make connections
and acquire a holistic
view on leadership

Grow your influence

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What will you gain?

Develop your leadership competencies: Learn to become a responsible leader who can lead with confidence.

Make an impact in your organisation: Enhance the performance of individuals, teams and your organisation, and align the organisation to contribute to society.

Enhance performance: Acquire skills that will help you to optimise the contributions of people at every level and to support transformation.

Grow your influence: Lead with authenticity, and enhance the sustainable performance of each individual.

Cope in complex environments:  Acquire the practices you need to cope with the demands of highly competitive, globalised and multicultural environments.

See the bigger picture:  Make connections on various levels and gain clarity on your key role in driving strategy execution.

Who should apply?

  • People in the private, public and social sector who are advancing into middle, senior and general managerial levels requiring increasing levels of leadership
  • Working professionals in specialist positions who have a minimum of seven years of working experience and who want to prepare themselves for managerial and leadership roles
  • Professionals with degrees in fields such as engineering, medical sciences, education, law and accounting who are progressing into managerial roles
  • Those who want to broaden their leadership competencies without doing a comprehensive management degree like an MBA 

Flexible learning formats

The PGDip in Leadership Development programme allows you to study while you work. The requirements of this format are that you attend 2 on-campus blocks with Blended Learning sessions in between.

Blended learning:

Attend class from

anywhere in the


The blended learning format allows you to join the class either via an internet-linked device, or on campus. Online classes are delivered synchronously with on-campus classes.

USB’s high-tech classrooms allow the lecturers to see, in real time, the faces of all the online students portrayed onto a screen or class room wall. This virtual environment enables you to actively participate in classroom discussions – whether you are logging in from an airport in Europe, a boardroom in Africa or your office at home.