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Cultivating Community During COVID-19

Our CEO, Chris Bradford shares that online school must be more than a collection of online courses. What makes a school great? I have long believed that the greatest educational institutions are intentional communities. They have clarity of mission and purpose, and define a culture and set of values that reinforce that purpose. Such schools foster the kind of society in their halls and classrooms that they hope their students will one day build beyond the campus.

Six Principles To Guide Our Network’s Response To The Pandemic

A letter from ALA’s CEO and co-founder, Chris Bradford on Covid-19.
Dear Friends,
Across Africa, school leaders have spent the past month considering how to best respond to the evolving challenges of the COVID pandemic. Rapid change and high uncertainty require all of us to lead with proactivity, honesty and conviction. As I have worked with the ALA team and engaged other education leaders across Africa, I have considered what heuristics might guide decision making in times like these. Over the past month, I have come to recognize six principles that should guide our work. I hope these principles and the associated questions might be helpful and relevant as you plan your community’s ongoing response to the challenges of the pandemic.

Four Lessons for the Future of Education

By Chris Bradford, Founder and CEO Insights from “Cultivating Changemakers” at the European Parliament Two centuries ago, an apprentice weaver named Ned Ludd burned down the new automated weaving machines…

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10 Lessons From 10 Years: Everything Will Be OK

Welcome to lesson 10 from ALA CEO Chris Bradford’s reflections on lessons learned over the past 10 years of establishing Africa’s leading educational institution. ‘We must believe that we are…

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10 Lessons From 10 Years: Hard Things Are Hard

Welcome to Lesson 9 of African Leadership Academy CEO Chris Bradford’s reflections on lessons learnt over the past 10 years of establishing Africa’s leading educational institution. ‘…our greatest sense of…

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10 Lessons From 10 Years: Successful Translation is about Culture and Discipline

Welcome to Lesson 8 of African Leadership Academy CEO Chris Bradford’s reflections on lessons learnt over the past 10 years of establishing Africa’s leading educational institution. ‘…many transformation and translation…

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10 Lessons From 10 Years: Diversity Is Our Best Teacher – and our Source of Innovation

Welcome to Lesson 7 of African Leadership Academy CEO Chris Bradford’s reflections on lessons learnt over the past 10 years of establishing Africa’s leading educational institution. ‘Our best teacher at…

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10 Lessons From 10 Years: Solve your problems – or the market will

Welcome to Lesson 6 of African Leadership Academy CEO Chris Bradford’s reflections on lessons learnt over the past 10 years of establishing Africa’s leading educational institution. ‘Everything that we do…

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10 Lessons From 10 Years: Play the Game that Exists

Welcome to Lesson 5 of African Leadership Academy CEO Chris Bradford’s reflections on lessons learnt over the past 10 years of establishing Africa’s leading educational institution. ‘To play the game…

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10 Lessons From 10 Years: Don't Underestimate the Cost of Complexity

Welcome to Lesson 4 of African Leadership Academy CEO Chris Bradford’s reflections on lessons learnt over the past 10 years of establishing Africa’s leading educational institution. ‘At the core of…

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10 Lessons from 10 Years: Solve for the System, Not for the Individual  

  Welcome to Lesson 3 of African Leadership Academy CEO Chris Bradford’s reflections on lessons learnt over the past 10 years of establishing Africa’s leading educational institution. ‘We must embrace,…

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10 Lessons from 10 Years: Filter the Feedback

Welcome to Lesson 2 of African Leadership Academy CEO Chris Bradford’s reflections on lessons learnt over the past 10 years of establishing Africa’s leading educational institution. Lesson Number 2: Don’t…

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10 Lessons from 10 Years

The run up to our Decennial has offered many opportunities for reflection. Over the next ten months, we will share ten entrepreneurial lessons ALA co-founder and CEO Chris Bradford has…

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