From Genocide to Hope & Prosperity in Rwanda
Twenty years ago, the tragic events of the Rwandan genocide made world news. Since then, this beautiful country has gone to great efforts to heal and move forward. It now boasts one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.
It’s not a surprise that we were thrilled at the invitation to hold Rwanda’s first-ever leadership training event. We titled the event the Becoming Your Best Leadership Bootcamp. In attendance were about 300 student, business, civic, and political leaders from across Rwanda and the world. The three day event included training of the 12 Principles of Success and the 6 Step Process to Planning and Execution. Attendees said they were greatly inspired and motivated by the event. Here are what some said,
“Steve and Rob, thank you for helping me discover myself. You have salvaged a sinking ship.” -Bob
“The 6 step process of planning and execution made my day. When I went home, I couldn’t stop talking about it. I now plan to create a balance in my life.” -Aime
“Thank you Steve and Rob, from the bottom of my heart, for this newly acquired knowledge. I can’t wait to share all these principles with my kids and be the best wife ever!” -Rica
Our founder, Steve Shallenberger, and our CEO, Rob Shallenberger, also had the wonderful opportunity to meet with His Excellency Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda. It was a fun, productive, and highly positive meeting. Steve and Rob look forward to maintaining contact as they support President Kagame in his “Vision 2020” –a program aimed at developing Rwanda into a middle income country in which Rwandans are healthier, educated, and more prosperous.
We are excited to return to Rwanda next year for another leadership bootcamp. In the meantime, we are already revving up for more events in the coming months, including the next BYB Leadership Retreat near Park City, UT. For information on this leadership retreat, please click here.