IBL@Strathmore in East Africa

2017 Program

Deadline: Applications are closed

Date and Location: Spring of 2017 at Strathmore Business School

IBL@Strathmore develops talented East African professionals into the next generation of leaders in social enterprise and impact investing. In partnership with Strathmore Business School, This program is designed to give you the knowledge, coaching, and connections you need to lead organizations addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time. If you’re ready to accelerate your impact career, apply for our program today.

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This is not an internship program, but rather a leadership development program designed to help you build a long-term career in social enterprise.

Why Choose IBL?

  • Strengthen your understanding of social enterprise in an intensive workshop held in Nairobi. This workshop is taught by current leaders in the space who explore key factors in managing high-growth social enterprises.
  • Position yourself for success in a one-on-one career coaching session with IBL’s Executive Director, David Kyle. David has extensive global experience in business, social enterprise, and impact investing with well-known organizations such as Citibank, Acumen, Calvert Foundation, and the Indian School Finance Company.
  • Connect with our network of over 1300 social enterprises and impact investors who are looking for emerging leaders with strong functional and management experience. Whether you’re looking for a new role, contract, or partnership, IBL gives you access to thousands of opportunities.

Our Ideal Candidate

Candidates should already have legal permission to be in Kenya during the workshop. strathmore 2015_1

Our ideal candidate has the following traits:

  • From 5 to 10 years of work experience
  • Interest in a career addressing major social challenges
  • Strong analytical and communications skills and tolerance for ambiguity and change
  • Undergraduate degree required

Testimonials

Based on my experience, IBL’s program was the best experience ever. I got exactly what I wanted.  I specifically joined IBL to transition from my role at Safaricom into a job that is meaningful, impactful, and in a work environment where I can flourish. I’m so happy to get a job at OkHi that fits my expectations. IBL is something I would encourage to anybody else facing my dilemma of the corporate world. Besides the job matching, the networking was important for me. I got to meet an exciting group of people. I believe this group will, one day, help me down the road. The job matching was great, but I also appreciated being a part of such an energetic and dynamic group that has a lot of potential. I really am grateful. – Ramogi, 2015 Participant

 

“My learning of the IBL program was very timely. Over my 7 years working in higher education I had been constantly exposed to the concept of social enterprise and had developed a very special interest in it; so much so that I co-founded a social enterprise, Wheels of Africa in 2008. I had also just co-founded another enterprise with a focus on micro insurance. So for me, joining IBL was a strategic move equip to myself with the skills necessary to scale up my social enterprises and network, while at the same time to understand the vibrant social enterprise space in East Africa. I felt strongly that the IBL program would give me the opportunity to explore my interest areas and share my experience while giving me the opportunity to work with current and potential development and social enterprise leaders who have similar ambitions for eradicating poverty. The IBL team met all my expectations and I must say IBL is an excellent program for anyone looking to transition into the social enterprise space in whichever capacity.” – AnnRita, 2015 Participant

 

 

“I’m so impressed by the service I have received so far from IBL. I can already see greater possibilities ahead. I look forward to an interesting transition to the “doing good” space. I’ll leverage your great networks and long experience in this sector.” – Einstein, 2015 Participant

 

 

 

“IBL brought a blend of networking, career development, and idea sharing that would be valuable to anyone hoping to join the emerging social enterprise sector. During the one week workshop, IBL organized experienced practitioners who cogently described the social enterprise space from an investor and investee perspective. One of the most enjoyable aspects of the program was the cohort of diverse professionals contributing to the program by sharing their expertise. Not only did I find an exciting job opportunity through IBL, I left with a support group to call on long after the workshops ended.” – Kota, 2015 Participant

 Program Fees

Application Fee: $25. We take our application process seriously and provide feedback to both successful and unsuccessful applicants.

Program Cost: $1,200 (~120,000 KES)

This does not include transportation, room, or board for the 6-day workshop.
There are no scholarships available.

Partners

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Strathmore Business School
In it’s endeavor to transform leadership in Africa in the 21st Century, Strathmore Business School (SBS) has taken the responsibility of influencing leadership of public and private sectors in the continent. This they believe is their overarching mission at SBS; Service to Society through the development of international executive business management and leadership programs. Since its inception in 2005, and coming at a time when the world and Africa face extraordinary challenges, SBS’s mission to develop transformative business leaders is even more relevant. The bewildering rate of change in new ethical and governance challenges increases the demand for great ethical leaders with a passion for excellence. SBS has recently been ranked third in the Webometrics ranking of b-schools in Africa.

“IBL workshop provided a comprehensive overview of Social enterprises and a first hand experience of the Stakeholders which lead me to strongly consider pursuing an entrepreneurial career in this space. Thereafter, IBL lead me to an opportunity in a senior position at an educational start up which will provide me with relevant exposure, experience and prepare me for my next role as an entrepreneur.”

“Based on my experience, IBL’s job matching services was the best experience ever. I got exactly what I wanted.  I specifically joined IBL to transition from my role at Safaricom into a job that is meaningful, impactful, and in a work environment where I can flourish. I’m so happy to get a job at OkHi that fits my expectations. IBL is something I would encourage to anybody else facing my dilemma of the corporate world. Besides the job matching, the networking was important for me. I got to meet an exciting group of people. I believe this group will, one day, help me down the road. The job matching was great, but I also appreciated being a part of such an energetic and dynamic group that has a lot of potential. I really am grateful.”

“My engagement with IBL extended beyond my first placement, and the IBL team were very welcoming, responsive and supportive as I moved from my first role to another. Aside from helping me understand my long-term career objectives, they worked with me to identify short-term career goals and an employer profile that went beyond traditional factors such as company size and compensation to assessing the ideology, work culture, industry relevance, and impact potential. This kind of insight, gained from years of practical experience and sector knowledge, was invaluable.”

“IBL brought a blend of networking, career development, and idea sharing that would be valuable to anyone hoping to join the emerging social enterprise sector. During the one week workshop, IBL organized experienced practitioners who cogently described the social enterprise space from an investor and investee perspective. One of the most enjoyable aspects of the program was the cohort of diverse professionals contributing to the program by sharing their expertise. Not only did I find an exciting job opportunity through IBL, I left with a support group to call on long after the workshops ended.”