Founded in 2004 by Prof. Delanyo Adadevoh, the International Leadership Foundation (ILF) is a global initiative in direct response to the need for developing leaders of integrity who can lead transformation in their spheres of influence and in broader society. ILF believes that societies with new futures can be created through mindset shifts that result from engagements with truth and corresponding right actions. Transforming minds results in transforming leadership understandings and actions and, consequently, in transforming societies that are values-driven, cohesive, and effective. New societies call for new leadership, and new leadership calls for new mindsets. Therefore, the renewal of mindsets is foundational to societal transformation.
ILF focuses on developing and equipping leaders of integrity with the competencies to lead transformation with clear principles and processes.
Since 2004, ILF’s operations have expanded from Africa to Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America. Transforming leadership initiatives have equipped over 25,000 leaders, including Heads of State, Prime Ministers, top public servants, politicians, and leaders in business and academia. ILF develops leaders to spearhead transformation in specific spheres of society, including family, government, religion, education, science and technology, business/economics, media, and sports/arts/entertainment.
Building leaders of integrity for societal transformation
Nations experiencing holistic transformation in strategic spheres of society led by a growing network of competent leaders of integrity.
PERSONAL LIFE TRANSFORMATION
Personal life transformation as foundation for societal transformation
PERSONAL AND PUBLIC INTEGRITY
Integrity as primary qualification for leadership
Ensuring relevance of initiatives to cultural contexts
Transformation impacting all aspects of life and all spheres of society
ILF began its initial work on the continent of Africa in 2002. Since that time, ILF has expanded to 18 countries in Africa and 40 countries worldwide. ILF has trained more than 25,000 leaders worldwide using the Transforming Leadership and Governance seminars.
Based on invitations received from leaders in Europe, ILF began working in Tirana, Albania in September 2015. The materials and trainings have been altered only in that they are cross-culturally relevant and appealing to the audience found in Eastern Europe. Currently there are discussions to begin serving Western Europe starting with trainings in London.
After discussions with key leaders in Latin America, ILF launched its training seminars on the continent in March 2016. Since that time, training has been conducted in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Miami, FL, Panama, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Interest in leadership training has been high in Asia, with South Korea among the first countries to request ILF’s seminar series. ILF launched its Asia expansion in June 2016 by conducting a leadership training in Seoul, South Korea. Trainings are scheduled to be held in the Philippines in the coming months.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Delanyo Adadevoh is Founder and President of the International Leadership Foundation (ILF). For nearly 40 years, he has shared insights and experiences regarding leadership development with tens of thousands of students, professionals, church leaders, executives, diplomats and heads of state. Adadevoh is a Ghanaian and has a BSc (Honors) in Chemistry from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana), a MA in Social Science with emphasis on Leadership from Azusa Pacific University (USA) and a PhD in Interpretation Theories from Leeds University (United Kingdom).
Adadevoh has a passion to see nations transformed with the unique distinctive of a compelling moral vision. To this end he founded ILF with the objective of developing leaders of integrity who are able to lead holistic transformation.
“ILF is committed to developing competent leaders of integrity who are passionately committed to spearheading selfless and productive transformation in all spheres of society.”
Prof. Delanyo & Elizabeth Adadevoh
ILF Founder & President
“Throughout the world there are differences of religion, culture, economics, education, natural resources and many other forms of diversity. The constant is the need for principled leadership that results in societal change for the better. Whether a village, city, country or continent, what is more important to the wellbeing of a people? The International Leadership Foundation provides unique leadership training based on a clear moral vision that builds leaders from the inside out, for the vital task of societal transformation.”
Tim & Cathie Brandt
ILF Global Board Chairman
“The work of the International Leadership Foundation addresses the fundamental issues that will determine the success or failure of any organization whether a private business or a national government. The ILF exists to promote and support leadership founded on solid moral and ethical principles which is transformational in its effect and provides the basis of building a future where people dare to hope.”
Ed & Wendy Bjurstrom
ILF Global Board
“Leadership. It does appear that from the beginning to the end, everything, in every organization or nation, everything depends on leadership. ILF believes that in order to transform organizations and nations the answer is having value-driven leaders of integrity. At ILF we therefore commit to building these types of leaders everywhere globally.”
Jonathan & Charity Onigbinde
ILF Global Board
“True leaders who will transform the world are leaders of character. ILF believes that to be truly transformational, leaders must be people of integrity!
‘The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.’ (Gen. Eisenhower)”
Francis and Janelyne Yu Ho,
ILF Global Board
Ing. Magnus & Martha Quarshie
ILF Global Board