Inspiring the next generation of globally-minded leaders is at the heart of Kardan University’s mission. While our academic and extra-curricular programs are designed to prepare our students and alumni to thrive in complex environments, there is a need to focus on further enhancing their leadership skills through a concentrated and intensive leadership development initiative. The purpose of this inaugural Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is to identify, develop, and mentor a critical mass of talented and promising Kardaninans (e.g. students and alumni) who are passionate about making a difference in their communities.



Program Details

The ELP will bring together up to eight accomplished leaders as facilitators to train up to 25 emerging leaders (male and female) from October 24 to November 16, 2019.

The medium of instruction for all modules is English. The training programs will be held at Kardan University’s School of Graduate Studies from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

A graduation ceremony will be held at the program conclusion to recognize the program participants.


Program Modules and Facilitators


Leading Teams

Roeen Rahmani

Founder & President, Kardan University and Kardan School System

October 26, 2019

Leaders are required to have strong team-building and people management skills. Through case studies, exercises, and assignments learn how to build motivated teams who can work together to achieve the organizational mission.


Leadership Philosophy and Style

Mirwais Nahzat

Chief Operating Officer, Kardan University

October 24, 2019

Successful leadership requires unique models and styles depending on your personal preferences and values. This session will help you evaluate your style, gain Leadership understanding about you as a leader, and help you further improve your leadership style and philosophy.


Creating a Positive Culture

Meena Rahmani

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Kardan University

October 31, 2019

Learn about the fundamentals of organizational culture and the role of leaders in creating and maintaining a positive culture through collaboration, learning, innovation, and forward-thinking strategies.


Managing Change

Roohullah Rahimi

Chief Growth & Strategy Officer, Kardan University

November 7, 2019

Today’s leaders must understand how to best manage change in organizations. Learn the principles, strategies, and approaches to managing change initiatives.


Creativity and Media Affairs

Hafizullah Mohammadi

Director, Kaboora Production

November 2, 2019

Today, more than ever, leaders need to be creative and possess media skills to thrive in a challenging environment. Through this session, you will learn how to apply creative and media skills in personal and professional situations.


Strategic Communications

Gheyas Saadat

Faculty, Kardan School of Graduate Studies

November 9, 2019

Develop essential skills in strategic communications. Learn how to develop your presentation skills, social marketing, and ways to improve your overall communication approaches in personal and professional situations.


Social Entrepreneurship

Mahboob Rahman Abbasi

Faculty, Kardan School of Graduate Studies

November 16, 2019

If you have a do-gooder mentality and wish to establish a social enterprise, this session will offer you practical strategies and solutions to help address issues such as improving education, addressing poverty, and launching social businesses.


Leadership in the Public Sector

Manizha Wafeq

Co-Founder, Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry

November 14, 2019

Learn how to become an effective leader in the public sector. Understand why leadership in the public or government sector is important including topics such as job performance, employee management, functions of government agencies and the vital role of planning, efficiency, and transparency in the public sector.


Industry Application of the Discussed Concepts

Kardan University plans to organize a panel discussion of some industry leaders who, in their organizations, have applied the concepts delivered in the ELP sessions. Program participants will have the opportunity to learn how these concepts were implemented and what have been the outcomes in different organizations.


Program Follow-up

The ELP is a long term learning program intended to create a lifelong relationship between Kardan University and the participants. Program attendees will be invited to get-together meetings every quarter as well as major leadership events organized by the university on different occasions.

We will ensure networking and connectivity among the participants and the facilitators by creating social media groups on Facebook and LinkedIn where participants will be able to share their experiences and learn from other participants.



Application Process

Kardan University’s undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni are eligible to apply and will use the online application form to submit their application. The Organizing Committee comprising the University’s senior managemnet will select the most promising candidates based on the information provided in their application forms and academic teams’ referrrals, as required.

Application Deadline: October 21, 2019

For further information about the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), please contact Mr. Ajmal Nabizada, Manager of Student Involvement and Events. He can be reached at events@kardan.edu.af or by phone at 789 53 83 83

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