The Origin of the LEKGOTLA Way Learning & Development Methodology
Background: The formulation of COMETSA PMS The LEKGOTLA Way Learning & Development Methodology, and establishment of COMETSA PMS Lekgotla Networks was informed by the by the strategic vision of COMETSA GoC International (Pty) Ltd to find the African Methodolgy that can be used in administrative and operational effectiveness, team development, management excellence, and leadership dynamism to prepare our African continent for the ever changing and complex economic world, including coping with the fast encroaching digital transformation.
The Digital Platform: We have created a digital platform on which we will continue researching, developing, innovating, and expanding this methodology. We want it to be among the most used methodologies in team development, management and leadership practices. Visit www.Cometsa-PMS-Lekgotla.com
African Roots: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: A kgotla is a public meeting, community council or traditional law court of a village. It is usually headed by the village chief or headman, and community decisions are always arrived at by consensus. Anyone at all is allowed to speak, and no one may interrupt while someone is "having their say". In fact there is a Setswana saying that the highest form of war is dialogue (ntwa kgolo ke ya molomo). Because of this tradition, Botswana claims to be one of the world's oldest democracies.
The custom of allowing everyone their full say is carried over into meetings of all kinds, from discussing a bill to a staff briefing, and can mean meetings last many hours.
Kgotla can also refer to the place where such meetings are held. This can range from a few chairs under a shade canopy to a permanent ground with covered seating. In both senses, the term is a loan word in Botswana English from Setswana, where it means court.
In South African English, a lekgotla is a meeting called by government to discuss strategy planning. The term is a loan word from Sesotho, again meaning court.
Overview: The participants demonstrate the highest respect to fellow members of the LEKGOTLA. The participant who is on the floor is given full space to raise issues without being interrupted. Once all the participants have raised their issues and have been fully heard, the chairperson summarizes the inputs and a resolution is taken. People are also allowed to agree to disagree. This is the best South African export in management, leadership, negotiations and conflict resolutions to the world.
Bookings & RSVP: To enrol in our monthly public LEKGOTLA Network Workshops or arrange for your organization in-house facilitated workshops contact COMETSA Office, Tel. +27 11 974 9308; Email: callcentre@Cometsa-GoC.com or visit www.Cometsa-GoC.com ; www.SamTsima.com ; www.CometsaDevelopment.com ; www.Cometsa-PMS-Lekgotla.com