Friday, August 28, 2009

Institute for Leadership Development

Institute for Leadership Development is an American higher education center in Herat Afghanistan. It was established in 2003 by Mr. Philip Adams and is the first post graduate training for Afghan young and emerging leaders in Afghanistan, especially in Herat. Here we teach and train the people on leadership, personal development, mentoring and coaching, and peace and conflict resolution studies. We have a mixture of Afghan and American instructors doing a two-years program. Beside of our normal classes, we conduct leadership seminars for governement officials from many different department yearly by bringing teams from the state. Our program is very popular and really supported and well received by the government and the people from NGOs, University, Government, Business and Locals. We have graduated more that 100 young leaders during the 4 years and more than 12 of them are following thier education in many different educational centers in the state by being granted fulbright scholarships. This is a photo in one of our training for the official governments which I am also teaching with one of our guest speakers from the state.


  1. Very important things happening where you are. All the best!
    It is interesting to follow your blog. Keep up the good work!:-)

  2. It's fun to see Professor Aref in the classroom and learn more about the Institute for Leadership Development in Herat! Keep up the great work! Happy Weekend!

  3. It sounds like a great program.

  4. Salaam - I'm also an educationalist currently stationed in the UAE. Herat is a city that I'm tied to historically and one day would like to visit, so this is a blog that I shall follow with interest InshAllah.

    Keep up the very good work.

  5. Important work you are doing. Good luck.

  6. Good one on leadership and it helps a lot.

    Karim - Mind Power