1. Who started the Central Leadership Program?
The Central Leadership Program is an initiative of the ICGC Presbytery.
2. Will Fellows get to meet Pastor Mensa Otabil?
Pastor Mensa Otabil makes a deliberate effort to meet CLP fellows because of the passion he has for raising leaders but his visit and interaction with fellows cannot be guaranteed. Pictures in from the gallery show his interactions with the fellows.
3. Is there an application fee?
There is no application fee charged now for this programme. However, fellows may pay a commitment fee once they are admitted to the programme.
4. How much does it cost to be a fellow?
Currently, the budgeted costs per each fellow over the 1-year period is approximately GHC 20,000. However, most of the cost is covered by ICGC. Each fellow may however pay a highly subsidized rate to show commitment to be a fellow.
5. Do I need to pay to be a fellow?
Yes. Fellows will pay a token commitment fee. For the year 2022 fellows they will pay GHC 1,200 for the year. This amount can be paid in installments. Some churches, regions or districts may decide to sponsor fellows, but this is determined by the individual churches, regions or districts. Please contact your church to find out if they plan to sponsor any CLP fellows.
6. How can I prepare for the interview?
The interview will focus on your problems solving skills, your creativity, your leadership skills, your confidence and other soft skills. The interview will also seek to verify what you have submitted as part of your application.
7. Will there be certification at the end of the programme?
This programme does not seek to give any professional or academic certification even though you will receive a document to verify that you have been part of this programme.
8. What happens after the 1-year CLP Programme?
After the CLP programme the CLP Office will continue to engage alumni through programmes that are organized for them.
9. Is it open to only ICGC members?
Currently, the programme is only open to ICGC members. There is the hope to expand the reach of this programme soon.
10. How can I apply?
Visit the Apply to be a Fellow page on the website.
11. How easy is it to combine CLP with regular tertiary academic work?
CLP is designed to challenge fellows and to stretch them, so it is challenging to combine CLP Program with academic/ professional work. However, the programme design does consider the fact that the fellows are engaged full-time elsewhere and is design not to be unduly challenging.
12. If I am less than 17 or older than 25 years old can I apply?
The programme is meant for young people from ages 18 to 24 only.
13. What happens if I cannot attend all 3 face to face sessions?
These issues are handled on a case-by-case basis by lecturers. However, if the reasons for being unable to attend are not acceptable the fellow will not be allowed to continue with the programme.
14. Can I apply if I have not been to university?
You can apply as long as you have attended a tertiary institution.
15. What will be taught during the programme?
Kindly check the website for the curriculum.
16. How long is the CLP programme?
The programme runs for about 1 year. Check the website for the Programme Structure.
17. Can I choose my own mentor?
Currently, fellows suggest which mentors they prefer after they have an opportunity to meet some of them however, the final pairing of mentors with fellows is done by the Programme Office.