Date is set for LIONS Juba course

DENVER, Colorado--The Board of Directors of the Leadership Institute of New Sudan (LIONS) is pleased to announce that a 5 day Leadership Course will be offered in Juba, South Sudan from November 14 - November 20, 2010. Up to 30 participants will be accepted for the course and all candidates are expected to be highly proficient in English, both written and spoken. The course seeks to attract Sudanese men and women from all walks of life who are committed to serving their communities. The course application is available online at www.sudanlions.orgwebsite20head

Mangar Gordon Marial Amerdid, the Founder and first Executive Director of LIONS, is now serving as the Secretary of the International Treaties and Agreements in Juba. His new role is a positive sign that the service of Sudanese from the Diaspora is welcomed. Dr. Ballard Pritchett is serving as Acting Executive Director and continues as Program Coordinator and Juba Course Coordinator. In addition to Dr. Pritchett, course faculty will include: Dr. Peter van Arsdale, University of Denver, Korbel School of International Studies; Paul Boyle, an international trainer with significant background from his many years living in Sudan; Anita Sanborn, President of the Colorado Episcopal Foundation, certified organizational development trainer and a founding member of LIONS and Isaac K. Gang, University of Southern Mississippi, also with a leadership development background and a Information/communication Director of LIONS. University of Juba faculty and other Sudanese presenters will also participate.

The Leadership Institute of the New Sudan was formed to create learning opportunities for men and women from the Sudan and the Diaspora. LIONS graduates will contribute to successful elections in the upcoming years and to long term economic development projects as well, as these leaders will go to work in schools, clinics, and agricultural enterprises throughout Sudan.

Humanitarian aid is not enough to produce transformative progress in Sudan. Investing in leaders of capability and character, and supporting them over the course of years, is necessary to shift the course of the country and bring the real prospect of peace, security, democracy and prosperity. The core problems affecting social progress all bring additional burdens to Sudanese leaders: militarism, corruption, interrupted education, tribalism, the divide between the Diaspora and the residents, and discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, religion or other factors. LIONS participants will be selected for their capacity for "servant leadership", their character, their willingness to learn and collaborate. LIONS seeks to build a network of credibility and accountability among the participants, and between the alumni and the LIONS organization. We strive to incorporate women at a minimum of 25% of each course.

Organization Information

The Leadership Institute of the New Sudan (LIONS) is a 501 c (3) organization with offices in Denver, Colorado and a representative in Juba, Sudan. Its core purpose is to develop and train leaders from all parts of the Sudanese context so that the people of Sudan experience the virtues of prosperity, civil rights, and social equality. The program focuses on: Leadership, Democracy and Economic Development. Sudanese individuals who are ready to work and serve in communities throughout Sudan and who are willing to make personal sacrifices for the greater good will be prepared to lead in local communities, small business, NGOs, as well as government and institutions. LIONS is supported by individual donations, foundation grants and corporate sponsors. To become involved or lend your support send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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