HomeThe National Leadership Standard Journey
A common platform of understanding what leadership means for South African leaders in all fields so that we can unlock the potential in South Africa’s workplace and society in general.

The Leadership Standard Launch on 26th October will be an historic occasion. If you were not able to attend on Day 1, 14th September, you may still register for Day 2, 26th October.

Representatives from the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP), government, the private sector and non-governmental organisations made significant progress recently when they gathered to start a journey to establish a leadership standard for South Africa SABPP. The Leadership Standard will provide clear guidelines for leaders in the country to raise the bar for leaders in all sectors.

A consolidated first draft, that contains all stakeholder submissions so far, will be available on 1 October and will be officially launched on 26 October at the second Leadership Standard public session.

“We are conceptualising what good leadership is all about for the South African leader. We want to create a consistent guideline for leadership practice. Currently, leaders operate on gut feel, or react when things go wrong, or are simply unable to respond appropriately to uncertain events and crises, as we have seen recently. Ordinary South Africans are asking if we are leaderless”.

Initial consultation and planning, stakeholder analysis, development of a draft Leadership Standard Framework and a formal Leadership Standard development session have been completed. The leadership pledge will be refined by 14 October, before the first version of the leadership standard is launched on 26 October, when the leadership pledge will also be signed.

Further stakeholder engagement and market consultation, refinement, awareness and capacity-building will continue and implementation of the Leadership Standard will start in 2018. Four key principles, philosophy, tone, organisation culture and leadership outcomes form the framework that supports the five elements of leadership, namely vision, values, leading people, value and reflection.

The SABPP welcomes further input, which can be submitted to marius@sabpp.co.za.

“The SABPP is showing leadership by starting a process from where they are. Today is a world changing experience. It is a privilege to be at the Leadership Standard event this morning.”

Dr Louise van Rhyn, CEO: Symphonia and Founder : Partners for Possibility

“To be part of this formation gives me courage for the future of our country. Leadership development is key to taking business and people forward.  I am grateful for the visionaries of SABPP to start this conversation.”

Tebogo Mphamo,  HR Manager: Tsogo Sun

“A historic moment in the journey of creating a beautiful tomorrow! Bridges were built across professional fields of practice, industry and business sectors. Thank you SABPP for taking the first step!”

Frank de Beer, Organisation Development Manager: Bytes

“What a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the making of history. I am grateful and humbled to be part of the creation of the Leadership Standard. I look forward to being an avid supporter and activist for implementation.”

Lynn Roux, Head of HR: Bowman

“Inspiring Day … Leadership must be the norm, not the exception.”

Portia Heynes, Group Manager Learning & Development : Sun International

“A great session that will have a national impact. I am proud to be part of this journey. I’m looking forward to the final draft.”

Mmathema Matle, Learning & Development Consultant : South African Reserve Bank

Keynote Speaker
Nhlanhla Nene
Former Finance Minister and Interim Director: Wits Business School
The importance of good leadership in building better organisations and a competitive nation


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