Phelps Stokes to launch an International Ethical Leadership Program
Phelps Stokes today announced the formation of an important new program focused on the needs of African leaders. The program, called the International Ethical Leadership Program (IELP) will be launched next month with a conference of African Political Leaders discussing their desire to enhance ethical leadership throughout the continent.
The IELP will provide forums for current and 200-500 youth and future leaders across Africa to share, learn and enhance their techniques and approaches for creating models of ethical leadership throughout the region. IELP will focus on the creation of a new Social Contract for ethical leadership in the 21st Century.
Phelps Stokes will host IELP’s first meeting as a Palaver Hut or Roundtable Discussion at InterAction, 1400 16th Street, Washington, DC. The Roundtable will be followed by an evening gathering at the National Press Club (Details Attached). “Palaver Hut” is a term used to describe traditional African gatherings of community members and leaders from diverse communities, in which participants share stories and lessons.
Press Conference with African Leaders:
Friday, April 8, 2011 11 AM
InterAction, 1400 16th Street, NW
About the International Ethical Leadership Program (IELP)
The International Ethical Leadership Program is a multi-layered initiative. IELP will organize Global Leadership Conferences. Each year the conferences will be hosted by three cities in the United States (Boston, Washington DC and Atlanta). This year the African host cities will be Dakar, Senegal; Foumban, Cameroon; and Monrovia, Liberia. IELP will engage current and past high-ranking individuals from government and industry to help advise and groom future political and community leaders in ethical approaches to leadership.
In addition, one of the goals of IELP is to create a new “Social Contract” which stretches beyond western and European ideologies to include the perspectives of the African Diaspora. IELP will reach out to academics and political leaders as well as members of the business, legal, science and arts communities.
About Phelps Stokes
IELP is sponsored by the Programs for Africa and Freedom Endowment Division of Phelps Stokes. Phelps Stokes is a charitable organization and a 501(c)(3) dedicated to the advancement of underserved communities across the nation and all over the world.
About the Evening Reception
Phelps Stokes’ Programs on Africa and Freedom Endowment will host “LIBERTÉ,”a black tie gathering and fundraiser for IELP on April 8, 2011. The details are as follows:
LIBERTÉ -A celebration of African Freedom for the Benefit of its International Ethical Leadership Program on Friday, April 8, 2011 at the The National Press Club with a VIP Reception at 6 pm and Dinner at 7 pm.