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Interview on Personal Responsibility & Leadership

Two of our leaders appeared on one of the most-watched and empowering shows in Ethiopia- Helen Show. The interview was conducted in Amharic (sorry for those who may not understand Amharic).

Drs. Assegid and Yetnayet shared some insights, perspectives, and stories to empower the audience of the show on how, especially now while the world is facing a devastating crisis, to take personal and collective leadership not only to survive but also to outlast and thrive in the aftermath of the crisis.

Below is the video of the interview:

Once you watched it, let’s know your thoughts. What are one thing you learned and one action you will take because you watched the conversation?

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Come prepared to attend the webinar on May 23rd on conflict management

Our third and final webinar is going to be on May 23rd, 2020 at 11 am EST (6 pm Ethiopia time). To learn more about the theme and learning objectives of the webinar, check this link out: https://proleadership.org/?p=1898

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We are finalizing the flyer. There may be some changes in the final flyer. Regardless, we have decided to share the draft flyer to give you enough time to plan. If you would like to get the login info and/or if you may have any questions from now till May 23rd, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via info@proleadership.org

Please note that you’re a leader and working with a leadership organization. You have a lot to offer to your fellow leaders at PRO Leadership. We highly encourage you to come prepared to learn from the presenter and also other fellow participants plus share your insights and approaches that have been helping you turn conflicts into opportunities. Share with us your stories or the stories of those who have excellent skills in managing conflicts. 


Don’t forget that when we are talking about conflict, it doesn’t have to be violent that involves fistfight or guns 🙂 Any disagreement that comes between you & your relationships and hinders your goals is conflict and it needs your prime attention. Unfortunately, many of us don’t consider these conflicts. Some of us don’t want to think about them let alone deal with them. Still, some of us avoid dealing with them all together hoping they would go away by there own time. A few of us might have been too confrontational sometimes where we have damaged our relationships and slowed our progress. These must change if your desire is to become a better leader and person. This is a must soft skill you should develop.

In this webinar, our goal is to help you see conflicts as opportunities to tap into, platforms to deepen your relationships and partnerships, and occasions to learn and grow to become a better leader, follower, peer, spouse, friend, partner, and so on. We cannot wait to see you next week.

In the meantime, if you may have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out…

Finally, make sure to log into the webinar 10 – 15 minutes earlier to address if in case you may face technical or connection issues. Please note that we will start the meeting at 11: 05 am EST. We only give 5 minute wait time. We must respect the time of those who log on time. That being said, please also note that we are going to record the webinar to upload it to those who are unable to attend.

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Webinar on How to Deal with Conflicts in Times of Crisis

Date: Saturday May 23, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM US Eastern (6:00 PM Ethiopia time)

Title: “How to Deal with Conflicts in Times of Crisis Successfully”

Description: The world as we know it has changed in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are now expected to show up differently and to do things in new ways at home, in the work, and marketplaces. Our new normal reality requires new ways of thinking, feeling, connecting, and performing. It demands us to understand that conflict during a crisis like this is normal, and therefore, we should develop the skills necessary to turn conflicts into opportunities through collaborations.

The bi-monthly FREE webinar series delivered by PRO Leadership focuses on building leadership skills that empower people to effectively deal with change, develop resilience, and remain resourceful during challenging times through collaborations to turn conflicts into opportunities at home, work, and marketplaces.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To gain new insights and understand what conflict is, sources of conflict, and impacts of conflict at the individual, organizational, and national levels 
  2. To learn more about the different conflict resolution types
  3. To learn some principles and practical strategic approaches to turn conflict into opportunities for individual and corporate collaborations in times of crisis

Venue: Zoom platform, requires getting the link and login info

Duration: One hour & thirty minutes

Moderator: Florindo Chivucute

Co-Facilitator: Besu Feleke

Co-Facilitator: Dr. Assegid Habtewold

COVID19 Resource Person: Affi Allado-Anka

Participants: PRO Leadership Cohorts in the US and Ethiopia

Tentative Agenda:

  • 10:45 – 11:00    Registration and Call to order
  • 11:00 – 11:15    Welcome and introduction of topic and participants
  • 11:15 – 11: 45   Presentation of topic
  • 11:45 – 12:15     Reflections, Questions and Answers on topic
  • 12:15 – 12:30     Conclusion, The way forward
  • 12:30pm         End of session

NB– Please tune in and adjust your audio and video early as the session will be sharp on time.

Organizers:

                  Amha – Program Director

                  Berhanu – Learning Director

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Webinar RECORDING on Our Mindset- Our Friend to Overcome the World of Crisis

On May 9th, 2020, PRO Leadership arranged a webinar entitled “Our Mindset- Our Friend to Overcome the World of Crisis.”

It was arranged for PRO Leadership teams both in the diaspora and Africa. We got permission from attendees to record the webinar and share it with those who missed the webinar with leaders like yourself. Watch it and let us know your feedback.

This webinar was the second of a series of webinars. It was designed to emphasize the importance of mindset for leaders as they lead their people during this tough time. It aimed at equipping leaders to understand their mindset, be friends with it, and learn ways in which their mindset determines their access to the world they live in and determine their opportunity to cope with stressful situations like the current devastating COVID19 pandemic.

To learn more about PRO Leadership, attend future events including the upcoming webinars during this pandemic era, and also join the movement in raising New Breed Leaders of Africa, check our website at www.proleadership.org

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Webinar on Our Mindset- Our Friend to Overcome the World of Crisis

Date: Saturday May 9, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM US Eastern (6:00 PM Ethiopia time)

Title: “Our Mindset- Our Friend to Overcome the World of Crisis”

Description: This webinar is the second of a series of webinars. It is designed to emphasize the importance of mindset for leaders as they lead their people during this tough time. It aims at equipping leaders to understand their mindset, be friends with it, and learn ways in which their mindset determines their access to the world they live in and determine their opportunity to cope with stressful situations like the current devastating COVID19 pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand how our mindset helps us understand ourselves, others and the world we live in
  2. To understand how our mindset determines how we respond to external stimuli and how we cope with the stress that comes from the direct and indirect impacts of the current COVID 19 pandemic
  3. To recognize ways of developing the right mindset for all situations including crisis
  4. To bring together our community of learning and practice in this testing time of a global challenge

Venue: Zoom platform, requires getting the link and login info

Duration: One hour & thirty minutes

Moderator: Amha Woldemeskel

Facilitator: Dr. Berhanu Tadesse Taye

Resource Person: Dr Tigist Belete

Participants: PRO Leadership Cohorts in the US and Ethiopia

Tentative Agenda:

  • 10:45 – 11:00    Registration and Call to order
  • 11:00 – 11:15    Welcome and introduction of topic and participants
  • 11:15 – 11: 45   Presentation of topic
  • 11:45 – 12:15     Reflections, Questions and Answers on topic
  • 12:15 – 12:30     Conclusion, The way forward
  • 12:30pm         End of session

NB– Please tune in and adjust your audio and video early as the session will be sharp on time.

Organizers:

                  Amha – Program Director

                  Berhanu – Learning Director

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Webinar RECORDING- Managing Emotions in the COVID Era

On April 25th, 2020, PRO Leadership arranged a weninar entitled “Managing Emotions in the COVID19 Era.”

The webinar was the first of a series of webinars. It aimed at equipping leaders to understand and develop their emotional fitness during this tough time caused because of COVID19 pandemic. It was also designed to empower leaders to tap into their own emotions and the emotions of others to cope with, outlast, and ultimately come out stronger once this is all over.

It was arranged for PRO Leadership teams both in the diaspora and Africa. We got permission from attendees to record the webinar and share it with those who missed the webinar with leaders like yourself. Watch it and let us know your feedback.

To learn more about PRO Leadership, attend future events including the upcoming webinars during this pandemic era, and also join the movement in raising New Breed Leaders of Africa, check our website at www.proleadership.org

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Webinar on Managing Your Emotions in the COVID19 Era

Date: Saturday April 25, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM US Eastern (6:00 PM Ethiopia time)

Title: “Managing our Emotions in the COVID 19 era”

Description: This webinar is the first of a series of webinars. It aims at equipping leaders to understand and develop their emotional fitness during the COVID19 pandemic. It also empowers leaders to tap into their own emotions and the emotions of others to cope with, outlast, and ultimately come out stronger once this is all over.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand how the current COVID19 crisis affects our emotions
  2. To manage our emotions and the stress that comes from the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic
  3. To recognize how the crisis may affect other people’s emotions and how to leverage our emotional fitness to support others
  4. To bring together our community of learning and practice in this testing time of a global challenge

Venue: Zoom platform, requires getting the link and login info

Duration: One hour & thirty minutes (with possible extension by thirty minutes)

Moderator: Dr. Berhanu Tadesse Taye

Facilitator: Dr  Assegid Habtewold

Resource Person: Dr. Yetnayet Asfaw

Participants: PRO leadership cohorts in the US and Ethiopia

Tentative Agenda:

  • 10:45 – 11:00    Registration and Call to order
  • 11:00 – 11:15    Welcome and introduction of topic and participants
  • 11:15 – 11: 45   Presentation of topic
  • 11:45 – 12:15     Reflections, Questions and Answers on topic
  • 12:15 – 12:30     Conclusion, The way forward
  • 12:30pm         End of session

NB– Please tune in and adjust your audio and video early as the session will be sharp on time.

Organizers:

                  Amha – Program Director

                  Berhanu – Learning Director

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New Breed Leaders of Africa workshop at AAU Black Lion

Another successful New Breed Leaders of Africa workshop at Addis Ababa University University Black Lion facilitated by dynamic young leaders of PRO Leadership in Addis Ababa.

This kind of successful program cannot be organized without teamwork. Congrats to the Addis team who worked behind the scene tirelessly.

Below are some of the pics:

Interview with VOA Youth program

I had a very productive discussion with VOA Amharic Gabina’s producer HABTAMU SEYOUM earlier this past week. He asked me very timely questions that are very relevant to Ethiopian youth, the future of the country.

The interview focused on the youth’s role to overcome conflicts, unemployment, and ultimately pick themselves from the ashes to greatness through self-initiative, small scale action, and persistence. In the interview, I mentioned about PRO Leadership’s effort in Ethiopia to empower the youth starting from AAU; how I was handling myself when I was young :-); examples of some of the things I used to do that helped me to get where I’m today; how other countries built their people to take themselves from the third world to first class, and more.

Here is the reporting of the interview: https://amharic.voanews.com/a/5252179.html It begins around 10: 16. Check it out and let me know your thoughts. The detail of the interview will soon be available on VOA’s website.

TOT Workshop for AAU Representatives

Today at Ghion Hotel, PRO Leadership’s Team in Addis offering Training of Trainers (TOT) for AAU faculty representatives as we expand our New Breed Leaders of Africa program to students in the different faculties of the University.

Here are some pics…