PRO Leadership Global: PROmoting Leadership, PROducing Leaders to bridge the leadership gaps worldwide to tackle the major ills in the world one community at a time!

I. Background:

1. PROmoting Leadership
PRO Leadership strongly believes that leadership should be the birthright of all. Unfortunately, there are many barriers that keep millions, if not billions, at bay from claiming their birthright.

PRO Leadership inspires individuals to believe in themselves, and become first the leaders of their own individual destinies, and then influence others by becoming exemplary leaders. PRO Leadership raises awareness about the various barriers that prevent individuals from becoming leaders, and also equips individuals to breakthrough these barriers to realize their leadership potential.

2. PROducing Leaders
There are so many challenges the 21st C is facing. These major ills could have been tackled successfully if we have enough competent leaders in every community.

Thus, PRO Leadership is committed to bridging the leadership gaps that exist around the world starting from Africa by producing competent leaders in partnership with other local, national, regional, and global stakeholders.

However, even if our vision is global and ambitious, we would like to narrow our focus. And therefore, we identified three major focus areas: 3G (Geographic, Gender, and Generational) Leadership gaps. We would like to invest the limited resources we have on these three areas of focus in partnership with other local, regional, and international strategic partners.

Leadership Gap 1: Geographic Leadership Gap
Compared to developed nations in the West and North, developing countries in the South and East- especially in Africa, suffer from lack of leadership. The lack is not just in quantity but also in quality. Developing countries in the South and East don’t have enough competent leaders in every sector to overcome the myriads challenges they face in the 21st C. There are not enough leadership development institutions, programs, and resources to raise new leaders and also empower the already existing leaders to overcome poverty, poor governance, diseases, and other major ills.

Since the headquarter of PRO Leadership is in Maryland – USA, we would like to start bridging the geographic leadership gap starting from bridging the leadership gap that exists within the immigrant Diaspora communities in the US, starting from African immigrants. As resources become available and as we team up with other regional and local strategic partners, we’ll expand our services to reach out and serve countries in developing countries in Africa, Asia, and South America to raise New Breed Leaders that could tackle the major ills in their respective community…

Leadership Gap 2: Gender Leadership Gap
Though they are more than half in number and shoulder the lion share responsibilities within their communities, women aren’t empowered to take leadership on many fronts. There are apparent and subtle discriminations against women for taking leads. We work to raise awareness (for both women and men) in the fight against both conscious and unconscious biases, and to empower women to develop leadership skills in the fight against the major ills in their respective communities starting from Africa.

Leadership Gap 3: Generational Leadership Gap
Millions of baby boomer leaders are retiring and about to retire soon. Unfortunately, organizations, communities, and nations haven’t prepared to fill this generational leadership gap. We aspire to provide leadership programs to bridge the generational leadership gap by inspiring and empowering emerging youth and student leaders so that they may begin playing their share to tackle the major ills in the world.

PRO Leadership is committed to contributing its fair share in bridging these leadership gaps starting from Africa in partnership with other stakeholders to tackle the chronic and acute challenges the 21st C faces. Will you join us? Will you be part of this movement? Together, we can bridge the leadership gaps and tackle the major ills in the world one community at a time!!!

Note: PRO Leadership’s 2015 Annual Leadership Conference’s theme was Bridging the leadership gaps. It was held at Prince George’s Community College.

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3. How?
The 2ies process
To fulfill the above mandates and address the aforementioned challenges, PRO Leadership follows a simple process 2ies: Inspire, Inform, Empower, and Support.

3.1. Inspire: PRO Leadership aims at inspiring individuals to claim their leadership birthright and serve their communities, and organizations as leaders by arranging conferences and seminars.

3.2. Inform: PRO Leadership informs policy makers, key stakeholders, corporations, regional and international organizations the existing barriers that prevent millions, if not billions, from becoming leaders, and their roles to help individuals breakthrough and also bridging the leadership gaps by arranging press releases, advocacy works, and so on.

3.3. Empower: PRO Leadership empowers youth, women, and immigrants to become great leaders through trainings and workshops. We intend to provide technical (basic IT, Book Keeping, Resume Writing, Interviewing, and so on), business skills (How to Form your organization, Writing Business Plan, Crafting Strategic Plans, Business Writing, Proposal Writing, Branding, Interview Skill, Presentation Skill, etc.), and leadership and organizational development trainings and workshops (Communication Strategies, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, Leading Change, Diversity and Inclusion, etc.) to empower community leaders, small business owners, activists, student and youth leaders, and so on.

3.4. Support: We provide continual support through blogs, articles, magazine, books, mentoring, arranging platforms, and other support programs and systems to make sure that those leaders who attend our events continue to improve their (and the people under their influence) leadership skills on a consistent basis; to grow consistently…

II. Vision Statement:

PRO Leadership envisions ordinary individuals becoming leaders and maximize their potential, which in turn contributes towards individual and collective success at family, organizational, national, and global levels.

III. Core Values:

Core values of PRO Leadership are inflexible decrees:

  • Dignity for the individual,
  • Integrity in our dealings,
  • Transparency of communication,
  • Taking full responsibility for our actions,
  • Demonstrate stewardship by taking good care of resources,
  • Serve with excellence,
  • Diversity,
  • Responsiveness, and
  • Non-partisan and impartiality to all.