International Community Leadership Development Programme (ICLDP)
The overall purpose of the ICLDP pilot project was to collaboratively design and implement an international community leadership exchange programme that would empower community leaders in bringing about ‘change’ (transformation) in their communities towards improved community well-being.
The ICLDP pilot project partners (CEU & MU Extension) set themselves three goals, related to the establishment of a collaborative programme, that must be based on all scholarships of engagement and, as a result, extend their reach to communities through community leaders. The pilot project goals were translated into three project objectives , with the first objective being to add community engagement, community development and community extension in an integrated manner to the 30-year long UMSAEP partnership. The remaining two objectives relate to the development and implementation of a transformational international community leadership programme.