Leadership and Conflict Management

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The Centre for African Peace Research (CAPR), based in Somalia and Twin Cities, Minnesota is an African Non-Governmental Organization that works to ensure conflict prevention and assure conflict resolution throughout Africa for sustainable peace and development.

CAPR recognizes that in order to attain these objectives Africa needs capable and focused leadership that understands what each country needs and how various institutions in each country can work together to achieve these goals. To assist in developing a cadre of such leaders CAPR holds Leadership retreats twice a year at which political, business and social leaders exchange views on the nature and importance of leadership in organizations, institutions and countries, discussing contemporary perspectives on leadership in all aspects of society.

Target groups
The Retreat is designed for senior and middle-level professionals and those pursuing studies in different fields.

Areas to be covered

  • Introduction to Leadership Principles
  • Transitioning to Leadership
  • Distinction between leadership and management
  • Management Essentials
  • Leadership styles
  • Pillars of Leadership
  • Distinction between women and men leaders
  • Women Executive Leadership
  • The role of leadership in conflict intervention
  • The role of leadership in transformational societies
  • Macroeconomic Policy Formulation
  • Leadership and Management of Conflicting National Goals
  • The role of communication and interpersonal relationships
  • Characteristics of a successful leadership style


The Retreat will be conducted through an interactive workshop format. Participants will have opportunities to interact with each other, share their knowledge, experiences, challenges and listen to each other. The emphasis is on enhancing knowledge and understanding of effective leadership styles. The Retreat will also involve role plays, case studies and other exercises.

Expected Outcomes

Understand what leaders really do Differentiate between leadership and management Expound on the nature and importance of leadership in organisations / institutions / countries etc Understand the concept of leadership as a conflict intervention function Present viewpoints regarding political leadership in different countries Identify the more interactive leaders between women and men Identify and comment on some contemporary perspectives on leadership

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