Shannon Bernhardt

Shannon Bernhardt has significant experience in programme management, leadership and youth development, curriculum design and strategic management. He previously served as the Program Director at the South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP), a non-profit development program that aims to support students from the Universities of Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Stellenbosch and the Western Cape to become servant leaders and engaged citizens in their communities. Prior to this, Shannon worked at the University of Cape Town as a student development co-ordinator; responsible for oversight student organisations and development agencies, grant making and skills development. He is also an experienced civic skills facilitator and coach. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Social Science Honours in Political Communication and is currently pursuing a Master of Philosophy in Higher Education. His research interests include civic education, democratic consolidation and youth participation in politics.