Dr. Lidetu Alemu Kefenie

Dr. Lidetu Alemu Kefenie
Lecturer and Programme Leader | Leadership and Management

Dr. Lidetu is the Course Leader for the M.A. Program in Leadership and Management at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology. His research and teaching interests include global leadership, African leadership, leadership ethics, organizational leadership, leadership development and theology, and the role of leadership in societal development

  • D. in Organizational Leadership, Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania, USA. Dissertation: The Search for Good Leadership Behaviors: A Study of the Relationship between Second-Order Global Leadership Dimensions and Ethical Ideologies.
  • Div. in Biblical Studies (Summa Cum Laude), Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.M.V.), Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Lidetu also serves as a board member for different for-profit and not-for-profit organizations; many of these positions are pro bono services.

  • “Revisiting Pan-Africanism: A discussion of culturally endorsed implicit theories of leadership” – Presented at the Public Speech Series of the Institute of Leadership and Good Governance, Ethiopian Civil Service University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 14, 2016.
  • “The search for good leadership behaviors: A study of the relationship between second-order global leadership dimensions and ethical ideologies” (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (ProQuest Number: 10105458).
  • “Leadership development among the youth: A study on mentoring practice and its implications for the Ethiopian evangelical churches” – A paper presented at the 26th Annual Assembly of the Evangelical Churches’ Fellowship of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (April 14, 2011)
  • “Innovation in practice: Creative leadership models among faith communities” – Co-authored and presented at the 12th International Leadership Association Conference, Boston, MA, USA (October 27-30, 2010).

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