INVITATION TO CORPORATES:
Become a Partner for Possibility

Partners for Possibility is a transformational leadership development experience that develops conscious leaders who collaborate for the benefit of their organisations and communities.

We give business leaders an opportunity to hone their leadership skills through a year-long, hands-on experience in a set up vastly different from their own day-to-day working lives: a school environment fraught with complexity and unique challenges.

Through participation on the PfP programme, you will have the opportunity, among other things, to improve your ability to engage people in a change process, work across traditional boundaries and influence others in situations where you have no direct control.

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HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN

Partners for Possibility is a transformational leadership development experience that develops conscious leaders who collaborate for the benefit of their organisations and communities.

Hundreds of South African organisations have already placed their leaders on our leadership development programme.

Here’s why you should too:

  • PfP empowers employees to understand and embrace their role as active citizens and to appreciate the important role of business in society through active engagement with one of the toughest (and most critical) issues facing our country, namely the crisis in education
  • Employees have the opportunity to develop in a way that gives them a sense of purpose and allows them to do legacy-building work – which raises their morale.
  • All funds spent towards sponsorship of the PfP programme count as Socio-Economic Development (SED) spending because more than 75% of our beneficiaries are black. In addition, all contributions are Section 18A tax-deductible
  • PfP allows organisations to integrate leadership development with social purpose and impact, and to align their CSI/ L&D/ Volunteerism and Transformation agendas around a core, socially driven purpose – i.e. to build the nation in alignment with the National Development Plan, as well as the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s 1, 4, 8, 10, 11, and 17)
  • Participation in the PfP programme provides organisations with marketing opportunities within the commercial sector, the community and among employees, thus enabling your company to generate increased levels of loyalty
  • Your people will gain a better understanding of the local market through engagement with the community. This will pave the way for your company to redefine its business in a more meaningful way.

FAQS

 Financial Year

Full sponsorship

Half sponsorship

2020/21 (1 March 2020 to 28 Feb 2021)

R 122,000

R 56,000

2021/22 (1 March 2021 to 28 February 2022)

R 128,000

R 59,000

There are two options:

Fully self-funded partnership

You/your company will support the costs associated with training books, workshops, coaching and participation in Community of Practice* sessions for you and your principal. The benefit of this option is that your partnership will be launched immediately.

*Six-weekly meetings attended by a group of business leaders and school principals

 
Half supported partnership

You/your company will support the costs associated with training books, workshops, coaching and participation in Community of Practice sessions for you only. PfP will need to find a sponsorship for the school principal.

Once an application form has been completed, a member of the Stakeholder Engagement Team will be in touch with you within 3 working days.

If your application is approved, you will be contacted by the Learning Process Facilitator (LPF)* of the Leadership Circle* you could join. The LPF will arrange a conversation with you to discuss the requirements of the programme, and will answer any questions you might have. You will then receive your programme calendar, books and other important information.

*The accredited coach who will facilitate and guide your partnership through the 12-month PfP programme

*A learning incubator comprising 8 to 10 business leader-school principal partnerships

  • Participating business leaders have an opportunity to develop qualities of conscious, socially aware leadership, to learn how to lead in high constraint, low resource environments, and to experience and master the ability to lead through influence, rather than authority

  • PfP encourages a culture of active citizenship among employees, and an appreciation of the role of business in education

  • Through PfP, employees derive a sense of purpose by engaging in legacy-building work

 

  • Sponsorship of the programme counts as Socio-Economic Development (SED) spending because more than 75% of our beneficiaries are black. Additionally, contributions are Section 18A tax-deductible

 

  • PfP allows organisations to integrate leadership development with social purpose and impact, and to align their CSI/ L&D/ Volunteerism and Transformation agendas with the National Development Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals

 

  • Participation provides organisations with the opportunity to promote themselves as good corporate citizens

Please send an email to PfP@Symphonia.net with any questions, and one of our Stakeholder Engagement Team members will be in touch with you.

Still have more questions?

Register your interests and we will get back to you

Ready to reach your leadership potential, while using your business skills to improve education in South Africa?