ELP one-on-one leadership mentoring is a component of CSAAEINC’s Emerging African Leaders Program. Once admitted into ELP, Emerging African leader is assigned a mentor. Mentors provide guidance to emerging leaders for three years as they prepare for political and other public sector leadership positions after college. In addition to personal meetings, mentors provide regular online and telephone coaching to emerging leaders throughout the year. Whether emerging leaders are reading leadership books or viewing inspirational films, ELP mentors are following up and asking emerging leaders tough questions. ELP mentors provide feedbacks to emerging leaders on their personal development goals and community development projects. They also discuss academic performances and chat positive ways forward in view of their big dreams in life. Quarterly, mentors evaluate emerging leaders on the three key areas of ELP: ethics, excellence in leadership and innovation. Emerging leaders also evaluate the effectiveness of the mentors. ELP one-on-one mentoring is systematic and CSAAEINC is able to track the progress.
“Finally, my biggest dream is to become president of Nigeria, something I never thought would be possible if not for the Telephone Coaching (TC). I can’t wait to have this conversation with my mentor again”.
“The telephone coaching throws a very big challenge to me, to improve and work on myself in carrying out responsibilities and stop procrastinating my goals”.