“The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) is a global initiative in direct response to the needs for developing leaders of integrity who can lead transformation in their spheres of influence. ILF believes that discovering, developing and empowering leaders of integrity can positively transform nations of the world.”

Prof. Delanyo Adadevoh, Ph.D. Founder and President International Leadership Foundation



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 as foundation for societal transformation

Integrity as primary qualification for leadership

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.

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