African Principles for Personal Development - The Adinkra
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African Principles for Personal Development - The Adinkra

Draw lessons for personal development from the Adinkra sysmbols
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What Will I Learn?
  • Discover and learn some aspects of African culture and values based on Adinkra Symbols
  • Draw lessons of personal development from Adinkra Symbols
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Improve on attitudes and skills for interacting with others
  • Improve on attitudes and skills for building teams
  • Improve on skills for impacting organizations and communities through leadership
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  • All you need is an open mind

This course draws key lessons for personal leadership development from the body of knowledge that is in Adinkra symbols. These African symbols, of Ghanaian origin, portray key African principles that enable learners draw selected lessons for personal development. The course uses each symbol to teach a key principle and enables learners to discover, learn and most importantly draw lessons of personal development that can be used on their leadership journey. 

This course will be instructed by KAH WALLA a globally recognised Political Leader, Activist and Entrepreneur from Cameroon.

Kah Walla is the recipient of the 2011 Vital Voices Global Leadership Award for Leadership in Public Life. Kah Walla is an entrepreneur, activist and elected official from Cameroon. She is recognized internationally for her expertise in management and for her commitment to Africa, development, women and youth. Kah is the founder and owner of STRATEGIES!, a 20-year old consulting firm based in Douala, Cameroon and working in over 22 countries in Africa, Europe and the USA. She was the 1st female presidential candidate in Cameroon in the 2011 elections.  Ms. Walla studied for her MBA from Howard University, Washington DC.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in African philosophy, principles, concepts of society and more.  It will also very suitable if you are an African, of African descent, live or work in Africa, study Africa or are simply curious about Africa.

This course is structured in 5 main sections:

- The Introduction which gives an overview of the course and the importance of personal development

- The second section talks about the history and importance of the Adinkra symbols, their uses both in the past and today and why we chose to base personal development on these symbols.

- Section 3 talks about developing self-awareness; examining the concept of servant leadership, the importance of being resilient and achieving excellence.

- Section 4 gives the skills and attitudes needed to improve interpersonal relationships, particularly the aspects of cooperation and mutual help, understanding and agreement, humility and strength.

- The last section talks about achieving the best results as a team and community laying emphases on unity and democracy, investing in people, entrepreneurship and hard work.

After each section, the instructor gives learners some practical exercises that allow them contextualize the lessons learned.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in African philosophy, principles, concepts of society and more.
  • Anyone who is African, of African descent, lives or works in Africa, studies Africa
  • Anyone interested in basing certain aspects of your personal development on African principles.
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
2 Lectures 04:37

This session will highlight the importance and objectives of personal leadership development.

Preview 01:21
3 Lectures 07:19

This session allows learners discover the origin of the Adinkra symbols.

Preview 01:55

This session will enable learners Understand why today, these symbols no longer just identify a people but an entire continent.

Preview 02:46

This lecture will give learners a clear understanding of why and how Adinkra symbols are used as a starting point for personal development.

Preview 02:38
6 Lectures 21:41

This lecture gives the learners an insight on servant leadership drawing from the Adinkra symbol.

Understanding Servant Leadership

This lecture provides learners with some specific skills that enable them to develop their skills as servant leaders.

How to serve as a leader

This lecture introduces the users to lessons drawn from the Adinkra symbols of resilience and endurance.

The importance of Resilience

This lecture allows learners to develop key attitudes that can develop their resilience.

How to overcome difficulties and remain committed

This lecture examines the symbol that brings out the aspect of quality in developing self-awareness.

Achieving the highest possible quality

This lecture exposes the learners to the knowledge and skills required in attaining quality.

Skills and knowledge for excellence
6 Lectures 18:13

This lecture introduces the Adinkra symbols for improving interpersonal relationships and it examines the first symbol that signifies mutual help.

Cooperation: "Help me and let me help you"

This lecture further examines the symbol of mutual help and suggests certain attributes needed to draw lessons for personal development from this symbol.

Getting the best results through mutual help

This lecture examines another symbol that portrays the balance between understanding and agreement in improving interpersonal relationships.

Understanding and agreement

This lecture allows learners discover the skills needed to improve interpersonal relationships through understanding and agreement.

Get to an agreement with the other

This lecture introduces another symbol which examines the relationship between humility and strength one’s personal development.

Humility and Strength

This lecture examines the key attitudes required in developing one’s ability to build humility and strength in relationships.

Developing humility in relationships
6 Lectures 20:17

This lecture allows participants to draw key lessons from an Adinkra symbol which will enable them achieve better results in their teams and communities.

Together we are stronger: Unity and Democracy

This lecture examines the skills and attitudes required in achieving unity and democracy for the betterment of the team and community.

Working as team for common interest

This lecture examines the second aspect of the Adinkra symbols that would allow learners achieve better results within your team and community.

People are the power

This lecture further examines the symbol of wealth, power and abundance in relation to people.

Investing in the People

This lecture allows learners examine the aspect of achieving better team results through hard work.

Entrepreneurship and hard work

This lecture allows the learners to think about specific knowledge and technical know-how in their various disciples.

Be a good “ farmer”
1 Lecture 01:53
Course conclusion
About the Instructor
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Strategies! is a consulting firm specialized in Leadership and Management. We have 20 years experience in services to enterprises and  development organizations around the world: Africa, Europe and North America ,with a team of African consultants. 

Since 1995,  we have developed expertise in leadership development,
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