About iALA

Our VISION & MISSION

At iALA we spend time developing potential. Adventure is the stimulus giving this initiative energy and making the program sustainable for personal development. By using the learn by do method, every experience enable leaders to excel in their future careers. The theme of hope and accountability is therefore the greatest priority to test our value system. The program content is therefore built upon Christian believes and Biblical values as nothing else proves to be as powerful as a Christian based mentorship program.

Our VALUES

We focus on HOPE as a value to build applause. The qualities of leadership form the backbone of the teamwork principles and a sound sustainable spiritual awareness focuses on Christian values. We will look towards the future with hope!

Our GOALS

The importance of Christian family values, the ability to manage social media, and the understanding of the future and challenges of our global village, are non-negotiable values. Artificial intelligence will change the way people will have to think about their careers (Johann Rupert, England 2015).

 BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE”.

In order to achieve personal goals our students need to understand the words of the Sheik of Dubai saying; “easy times create weak men; we need to create strong people not parasites”

 In order to understand the world we are living in, it is important to see the adventure and experience as the stimuli to develop critical thinking skills, enhance problem solving abilities and to be creative. The following leadership qualities forms the backbone to achieve these goals; Coachability, Clarity, Competence, Courage and Character.

YEARS ESTABLISHED

STUDENTS LIVES CHANGED

Our STORY

The iALA legacy boosts with more than 12 years of full-time training. Our team combines a hundred years of cumulative experiences. Our students work and live from Canada, to Europe, Africa and Australia. We believe that anyone can learn to lead. It’s our role to provide the environment and training to help you discover your full potential.

International Academy for Leadership through Adventure 

Who we are

Our TEAM

iALA is a team of people who understand the need for hope and personal development. This is not a part time commitment to create an environment for personal development within the context of the great outdoors. We don’t promise that the journey is easy but we know it is fun!

Our team is a dedicated bunch of people of permanent staff members, external moderators, assessors and a board of directors.

JAN HEENOP | CEO

CELL: 082 455 2875 EMAIL:  jan@iala.co.za

 

JAN HEENOP BIO

The first impressions about life were imprinted in my mind of a farm with candle light, fresh bread and the rich taste of coffee from an AGA Stove. While listening to the cry of a jackal in the veld, I could listen my grandfather’s stories of a day on horseback. I have always liked the

GREAT OUTDOORS! My ideal career was one where I could share experiences with adventure leaders. Many years of study helped me to understand that accountability is a virtue. We need to sow these values about the great I am and the qualities of leadership into the lives of others.

I have been hunting, hiking, biking and navigating various parts of Southern Africa for the past 45 years. Our big five (5) destinations are therefore my favourite places to visit as we can explore the diversity of people and places from the Cape Coastline towards the forest of the EDEN District. Cape Town, Hermanus, Stellenbosch, Still Bay and the Klein Karoo are all places that intrigued my soul. My philosophy is that the images of nature like Heart Nebula and the Fish River Canyon can only be experienced, you can’t share it via YouTube!

The spiritual journey of our lives is lost in space if you don’t share it with family and for that I’m very grateful. The past two years was special as I have seen that isolating is a devastating experience for people that is stuck with their own loneliness. My personal goal is therefore to offer people the opportunity for self-discovery, reflection and goal setting.

“If you aim at nothing you sure as hell going to hit it!”

The iALA Team is therefore focused on creating an environment focused on simplicity, a healthy lifestyle and a sound Christian value system. I support these values.

 

GEORGINE HEENOP | BIOKINETIST

CELL: 082 898 8597 | EMAIL: georgine@iala.co.za

CASSIDY JANSEN | FITNESS & STUDENT HOUSE HEAD

CELL: 063 678 0851 EMAIL: cassidy@iala.co.za

ESTÉ PELSER & RENÉ VENTER | ADMIN & MARKETING

CELL: 082 570 6212 EMAIL: iala@admineve.co.za

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