1. Facilitation and Awards Profile: Zureenah Sulaiman
Awarded the Desmond Tutu Emerging Leadership Award. Participated in an 8 month leadership programme (2006). Facilitated the Peace Talk
Conference (150 people). This award was given to Youth in communities who displayed leadership qualities and were making a positive impact
within their schools and communities.
Attended The Rockrose Institute Global Leadership Dialogue Conference in San Francisco, USA as a Facilitator for Intergroup dialogue. This event took
place over 9 days. To learn more of the conferences go to www.rockroseinstitute.org. (February 2007) (40 People). The main purpose of this event
was to Dialogue on the various issues in the world and find solutions through dialogue.
Facilitated a 6 month leadership certificate programme called “Western Cape Youth Dialogue Programme”. Facilitated four modules: Values based
leadership, Communication and Dialogue, Project management and Future Scenario Planning. Took 60 learners/participants to the Free State to
Dialogue with University of Free State Students presented by Professor Jonathan Jansen. The 60 learners graduated from the programme in December
2012 (60 people). This programme I ran on my own, and put my own money and resources into this programme to ensure that learners become recognized
youth leaders within their own communities.
Other Facilitation events listed below. I have facilitated more than 200 events over the past 10 Years. Although I have a full time career in Training and
Development, facilitation is one of my greatest passions.
Won the Passion Award in February 2015 for developing staff in the entire Organisation. Putting emphasis on HUMANS FIRST and ensuring that the
needs of employees are fulfilled.
Change by Design- The company I started this year along with 2 others – www.changebydesign.today
2. Me, Rita Marley and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Awarded the 2006 Emerging Leadership Award. Award Ceremony aimed at honouring youth who displayed leadership in their community and were
innovative in creating sustainable living initiatives and developing ways forward for those youth that are less privileged. I also facilitated the Peace Talk
Conference which took place in the form of a dialogue.
3. I facilitated the 2010 Emerging Leadership Programme, where I facilitated the Values Based Leadership Module. The Programme took place over 6 Months
and the participants were awarded the Emerging Leaders Award 2010. I also co facilitated the Dialogue and Communication Module alongside facilitator
Karin Van Wyk.
5. I Facilitated the Spirit of Youth: The Voice of Young South Africans Leaders Programme which was aimed at youth who were making significant differences
within their communities. The learners graduated from the programme 6 months after inception (September 2012)
6. Was honoured to co-facilitate a workshop that was conducted by Albie Sachs. The workshop was around Human Rights in South Africa.
7. Facilitated Adult Basic Education and Training in Nyanga and Morningstar. Also Facilitated the Staff Team Building, and I titled it: Finding the X-Factor in
organisations through collaboration. This teambuilding was a 1 Day initiative. I also co-facilitated alongside Themba Londzi for the Communication and
8. With In 2012 I facilitated a programme called the Western Cape Youth
Dialogue Project. We selected 60 learners from across the
Western cape that were making a significant contribution within
their schools and communities. These learners were selected by
their educators, and this was followed by interviews with myself
and other board members namely: Dr. Marcel Londt, Prince
Cedza Dlamini, Professor Jonathan Jansen and a former colleague
Mr. Clem Van Wyk. I facilitated 4 modules namely: Values based
leadership, Communication and Dialogue, Project management
and Future Scenario Planning.
I later hosted the final Dialogue at the University of Free State,
alongside Professor Jonathan Jansen.
Image: Professor & Vice Chancellor UFS- Jonathan Jansen and
myself at the Dialogue.
The learners then Graduated from the Programme 6 months later.
See image below.
10. The Passion Award
Well done to our Talent Officer, Zureenah Sulaiman, who scooped the Employee of the Month Award for June. Zureenah, who only started in February this
year has played a significant role in staff development and training. She avidly lives the values of the CTICC and her passion for her work and great empathy
to empower her fellow colleagues and community partners is one of the reasons she scooped this award.
Well done Zureenah!
11. Change by Design – Design is King.
In June 2015, I started a Magical Organisation along with 2 Partners called: Change by Design. Our main purpose is to make people understand
that the most important asset in their organisations are the human beings- Humans First. Change by Design focuses on changing one’s own internal
design in order to reach mastery- a complete state of Happiness and Peace.
The organisation has helped me to focus on the things that I was truly passionate about, and to ensure that I am able to make a difference in the
lives of both the young and the old in South Africa and hopefully in the world. The organisation has just started, and we are still in the process of
getting people to know about who we are and what we do, therefore I do believe that the YALI programme will provide me with the tools needed
to make this dream materialise and for me to obtain the business skills needed to move forward.
I have applied for YALI two years in a row, and at that point in time, I wasn’t sure why I wanted to be on the programme, and I wasn’t sure of
what I wanted in life. At this stage in my life I am sure as to where I am headed and believe that with this opportunity, I would be able to learn and
grow and that the skills that I would be able to take away from Yali would equip me for my journey forward. I also believe that through this
opportunity, I could network with other individuals from other parts of the world that are doing similar things, and we can share, ideas, experiences
and solutions to common problems. At this point in time, I think collaboration is key, and knowing that the solution to all things is in dialogue,
this opportunity will allow me to build community with people on another continent, and we could support each other in reaching our dreams and
then take the tools that we have gained and share it with others. The things we do today, will affect those who come tomorrow- therefore I know
that Change by Design is not only for now, but an organisation that will train youth to be Mentors, Coaches and to Develop those future generations,
long after we have left.
Our website is: www.changebydesign.today