Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Student-Led Fundraising Efforts for the LDI Award

Leadership Development Institute

Student-Led Fundraising Efforts for the LDI Award

 The conferences have been held annually and aim to attract over 100 people in public and private sectors, social organizations, social entrepreneurs, scholars, students, and community members. By creating a network of Moroccan and international professionals and future leaders the conference especially supports the  LDI’s mission in developing, implementing and disseminating effective leadership in Morocco.

 The main objectives of the conference are:

  • Promote a leadership hub for sharing theories and practices on leadership, having AUI and LDI as its pioneers.
  • Promote networking among AUI community, companies, government, non-governmental organizations, and international speakers and leaders.
  • Implement and disseminate leadership skills and values and extend the outreach of our educational program and effectively impact communities around Morocco.
  • Bring added value to the institutions involved in the organization of the conference as well as its participants by ensuring high quality conference sessions and publications.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact the LDI Director, Duncan Rinehart, if you would like to invest in leadership in Morocco.


3rd  Annual Leadership Conference

Our third Annual Leadership Conference will address the “Steps Towards Leadership” with three focuses:

  • Women in Leadership
  • Business and Leadership
  • Models of Leadership

Save the date: September 19 2015

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2nd Annual Leadership Conference

The second Annual Leadership Conference hosted by The Leadership Development Institute happened on June 7,  2014, at Al Akhawayn University’s campus. The conference theme was “Leadership Challenges in Morocco”.  Session topics included :

  • Motivation and Leadership
  • Woman Leadership
  • Communication and Leadership
  • Leadership Across Cultures
  • Ethics in Leadership
  • Positional Power in Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. 


1st Annual Leadership Conference

Under the theme "Leadership in Strategic Planning for Realizing Extraordinary Results", the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) hosted its first annual conference at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) on Saturday, June 8, 2013.

The conference attracted over 100 people in public and private sectors and social organizations, from over 10 different nationalities; professionals, students, and leaders looking to enrich their leadership skills, strategic planning knowledge, and personal mastery. The program included:

  •  Culture and Creativity: Managing Knowledge for Successful Planning
  • Enhancing Leadership Performance with Social Intelligence
  • Strategy as Practice
  • Student Perspectives on Student Leadership
  • Think Tanking as a Model for Participatory Planning
  • “What’s Virtue Got to Do with It?” Achieving Corporate Eudaimonia
  • Winning Champions



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