David Schmidt

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

David Schmidt is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Nelson Mandela School and has degrees in public management, economics and law and is a public leadership expert with a specific expertise in facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogues in complex urban and local governance contexts. Over the past four years he has played a key role in developing the pedagogical approach and public leadership model that underpins the Nelson Mandela School’s Building Bridges programme. Since 2015 he has co-facilitated and taught on the School’s three flagship leadership courses, namely the Leading in Public Life Emerging African Leaders Programme, the LeAD Campus “My Leadership” week and the executive short course in Ethical Leadership and Public Accountability, as well as the Ethics Module of the professional masters programme.