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CEO Brad Gordon addresses the first graduates of the Rainbow Leadership Development Program on a graduation ceremony which took place on Tuesday, 13th at the Serena Hotel Dar es Salaam. The program empowers graduates to lead their teams effectively and assist the company to achieve its vision. 
Group photo of the Acacia Management team with the first 41 graduates from the Rainbow Leadership Development Program.

• Acacia celebrates its first 41 graduates from the Rainbow Leadership Development Program.

• The program empowers graduates to lead their teams effectively and assist the company to achieve its vision. .

Acacia’s vision is to become the best mining company in Africa. This vision is supported by three main pillars which are, relationships, people and the business.

The Rainbow leadership Development Program is an in-house training program that was developed by Management and aimed at providing first line leaders with skills required to drive the strategy developed to achieve the vision. Why the first line leader? This is the first level of management and more importantly, a level that directly leads the teams responsible for producing gold. This proximity gives the first line leader the unique opportunity to influence the culture and performance of the most important function in the organization. 

To strengthen the three strategic pillars, the first line leader is required to demonstrate a supportive culture and leadership as well as ensure the wellbeing of those under his/her leadership. With such a significant responsibility placed on the FLL’s shoulders, the Rainbow leadership development program was developed using internal and external resources and modeled on key workplace challenges. The skills obtained in this program are expected to provide the FLL with the requisite competence and confidence to shoulder this great responsibility.. 

Recently 41 first line leaders graduated from the program and the ceremony was held on Tuesday 13th september2016 at the Serena Hotel in Dar es Salaam. The event was attended by the Executive leadership Team (ELT), GMs, site and Dar office representatives. 

During the function, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Brad Gordon said “one of our desired behaviors is to develop people to be their best. This not only benefits Acacia, but also the families and the communities in which they live. There is no way people can excel without passion. We empower people to be pioneers and to strive for excellence.. Graduating from the Rainbow Leadership Development program is a sign of progresses towards becoming a leader in Africa. 

The Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mark Morcombe recognised graduates as a resource that will contribute to the overall development of the country. 

The COO handed the certificates to the graduates while the CEO personally assisted the graduates to don official Acacia Rainbow leadership development program blazers.

The Vice President Corporate Affairs - Deo Mwanyika said “This is a significant milestone for us. Acacia has special programs that empower Tanzanians to excel in their careers. This program has provided you with the skill to be confident leaders. In Acacia we believe every one is a leader, however, a leader needs to receive special training to become exemplary leaders."