A central premise of this paper is that the training of
women for leadership roles is a critical component of the development of
communities as a whole. This was the central point of departure for a
study that aimed to review women’s leadership training programs in
South Africa. This paper reports on this study in which 38 organizations from across the country participated. Three main data sources were used:
Organizational materials, interviews and questionnaires. The analysis
examined the following key features: Motivation for leadership training,
approaches to leadership, understandings of gender difference, training
techniques and strategies and outcomes. The findings revealed trends
that may have implications for best practice frameworks in interventions
targeted at leadership, gender and development.
Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 49-64.
Published when Prof de la Rey was Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Psychology at the University of Cape Town.