Leadership Development

This course is therefore ideal for young people ready to enter the job environment. It covers various skills and character traits that will assist candidates to not only secure a job, but also survive various pitfalls and thrive in their respective positions.  


Leadership Readiness Programme

(Online, Distance Learning Programme)

1.    Course Overview

Globally, times are extremely tough right now. Never in our lifetime have we witnessed the double-edged challenge of an economy on its knees, together with the unprecedented and devastating effect of a virus that has and will continue to lead to major job losses.

Sadly, going forward qualifications will not be the only determination for success. Job seekers will also have to display the correct skills-set and character traits in order to be successful in these challenging times. These are people who will be able to display leadership skills at various levels. 

Many people confuse leadership with rank, status, image, wealth or age. Many others believe that leadership is a gift that one is born with. The fact is that leadership can be learnt and while it may strengthen one’s position, or vice-versa, leadership, is largely the ability to positively influence people and thereby attain your objectives.  

Leadership is not for everyone. But those who aspire to lead, by virtue of their life experiences, skills and or qualifications, should be identified and their potential harnessed. This course is therefore ideal for young people ready to enter the job environment. It covers various skills and character traits that will assist candidates to not only secure a job, but also survive various pitfalls and thrive in their respective positions.  

Using years of real world, practical on-the-job experience, underpinned by extensive theoretical research, this is a comprehensive and holistic course that will equip young people with the ability to embark on an incredible voyage of self-discovery. 

2.    Who should enroll?

Any person in possession of a minimum matriculation exemption, under the age of 35 who is currently looking for a job or one who is in a stagnant position, looking at getting promoted. Unemployed graduates and holders of diplomas are welcome to enrol.

3.    What will you learn?

This programme offers prospective learners tools, models and suggestions to display effective leadership skills to gain a wider understanding of the real world of work; how to avoid the pitfalls and how to navigate through challenging environments.

Candidates will gain effective leadership skills that can be applied immediately in their personal and professional lives thereby increasing confidence, building morale and enhancing overall performance. This programme will enhance self-discipline and overall performance with a view of opening multiple doors of opportunities. 

4.    Course Content (Subject to confirmation and flexible to accommodate a changing environment.)

DateModuleSession A
Theory: Self-Study
Session B
Theory: Via Zoom
Practical Application
Week 11.Getting Started - POE*Essential Workplace Readiness SkillsT1: Building a POE
Week 12.Evolution of Leadership*IQ + EQ + SQ + AQ (What is this?!)T2: Creating a Profile
Week 23.Situational Leadership*Importance of NetworkingT3: Book Review
Week 24.A Personal Inventory*Goalsetting within Nine DimensionsT4: Personal WorkPlan - WoL
Week 35.Modeling the Way*Personal BrandingT5: Social Media Presence
Week 36.Inspiring a Shared Vision*The Value of VolunteeringT6: Project on Volunteering
Week 47.Challenging the Process*Communication: Verbal, Written, ReadingT7: Prepare a Proposal
Week 48.Enabling Others to Act*Meeting ProcedureT8: Prepare for a Meeting
Week 59.Encouraging the Heart*Mind-MappingT9: Mind Mapping Exercise
Week 510.Basic Influencing Skills*The DOTMABE FormulaT10: Event Management
Week 511.Setting Goals*Job Searching in a Tough EconomyT11: Covering Letting and CV
Week 612.Wrapping Up*The First 100 Days at WorkT12: Leadership Challenges

5.    Training methodology.

All training will be done on-line via Zoom. Material will also be uploaded on the RealWorld training website, www.rwtraining.co.za and will also be available by email. Learners will be able engage with the facilitator, network with external experts and apply the theory of leadership skills and traits in the real-world environment. Weekly on- line session will be conducted in two parts: Session A and Session B as indicated above.

Both sessions will be supported by Power-point presentations which can also be down- loaded from the website or obtained via email. 

6.    Course Details.

6.1    Delivery: Online (distance learning)

6.2    Frequency: Weekly, every Saturdays

6.3    Duration: 1.5 hours (from 10:00 to 11:30)

6.4    On-line lectures: Via Zoom (Learners must download Zoom app)

6.5    Self-study hours: 3.5 hours per week

6.6    Cost: No cost. (Normally R 5900 per person)

6.7    Registration cost: R 150 pp

6.8    Language of Instruction: English

6.9    Assessment Requirements: Online participation, case studies, assignments,

          Open book tests, special tasks and presentations.

6.10  Course Certificate: A non-NQF, Certificate of Achievement will be awarded on successful completion.

6.11  Pass Mark: Overall averag of 60% to be found competent

6.12  Stationery: Student will provide 2 x Lever-Arch files, exam pads and writing materials

7. Date of Commencement:

Saturday, 26 June 2021 (10:00 sharp) 

8. Commitment (non-negotiable):

By completing the attached Registration Form the student agrees to comply with attendance, punctuality, participation, submission of all tasks timeously and guarantee of all original work. 

9.    About the Course Facilitator: 

Ashref Ismail is a qualified teacher, lecturer, and certified facilitator, assessor, moderator, mentor and performance coach. He holds multiple qualifications and is passionate about training and development. He provides training all over the country and has also trained in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

10.    Course Partner: 

This course is run in association with the Cii Youth Foundation.

11.    House Rules:

From our side, we are read and cannot wait to get started. We hope you’re equally excited too. Remember, you earn CPD points (Continuous Professional Development) for every session that you attend, every task you complete and every assignment you submit, (based on the volume and complexity, the points may vary).

Attending weekly Zoom sessions = 5 points. At the end of the six-week programme you need to have earned 100 CPD points to attain your two Certificates of Achievement! 

If you are unable to attend for whatever reason, please WhatsApp coach Ash directly on 061 447 8506. Failure to attend two session without reason leads to automatic disqualification.

Remember, one of the key qualities of a leader is punctuality, so we will be commencing at exactly 10:00 sharp, please! (No exceptions.)

Please keep your mics switched OFF and your videos switched ON. You will be able to switch on your mics during question-time. The chat-box will be open through-out the session and all comments will be responded to at the end of the session.

We will commence at 10:00.

Short break: 10:50 to 11:00.

End at around 11:50.


The purpose of our WhatsApp group is to communicate ONLY issues relevant to the leadership training programme. Feel free to raise any questions for clarity on our WhatsApp group. Unless specifically requested as part of an assignment or task please observe the rules of common sense and due diligence when communicating on our platforms. 

That is:

1. No hate speech allowed;

2. No obscenities or profanities;

3. No discrimination on the bases of race, religion, culture, class, gender or political affiliation.

4. No political comments unless requested as part of the assignment;

5. No religious discussions unless specifically requested as part of the learning process;

6. No marketing or advertising of any products or services unless specifically requested as part of the group project.

7. No sharing of inappropriate photo and/video material;

8. As part of the learning experience, we may, from time-to-time engage in rubust debate and discussions. Let us do so by agreeing to respect each other’s views EVEN if we may NOT agree with their view.

Thank you and best wishes for this incredible journey of discovery. Let’s make the lockdown count by making 2021 one of your best years yet! 

Geared2Lead Students

Leadership Readiness Program
Course Content

Course Content - Week 1

Course Content - Week 2

Course Content - Week 3

Course Content - Week 4

Course Content - Week 5

Course Content - Week 6

Contact Details: RealWorld Training & Development


272 Taj Street, Laudium, Pretoria, 0037


0123842284 or 061 447 8506 (please Whatsapp on this number)




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