AT A GLANCE
What is the problem SEED is trying to address?
Many experience South Africa as being stuck and this has led to a growing sense of despair and fragmentation. Contributing to this stuckness is:
South African exceptionalism or false optimism that believes that somehow things will get better on their own.
A paralysis that stems from a lack of belief that things can change or that individuals have the agency to change things.
The notion that developing sound policies and insisting on compliance is enough to bring about the change that is needed.
Further, there is a lack of ethical and reflective leadership to lead our country out of the malaise it is in. This is characterised by:
A lack of knowledge of what ethical and reflective leadership is and what it takes to lead change at a systemic level
A lack of the dispositions and skills to lead the change that is needed.
A lack of institutional capacity to develop our own change leaders.
SEED’s Theory of change
If we conduct research, develop resources and advocate for change leadership; and if we train, coach and mentor those who develop leaders in organisations and institutions (Activities)
We will build change leadership capacity in the state and not-for-profit sector (Outputs)
So that leaders effectively and sustainably lead the change that our country needs (Outcomes)