ESSENTIALS OF PROGRAM/PROJECT MONITORING & EVALUATION (LEVELS 1 & 2)

TARGET AUDIENCE: Program Managers and M & E officers, Project Coordinators and Supervisors DESCRIPTION Monitoring and Evaluation  (M & E) is a project management function that ensures and ascertains program success. Though often bundled together as M & E, they ought to be seen as two sub-functions under one function. The various activities under monitoring and evaluation blend with...
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PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION COMPLETION REPORT -WORLD BANK PROJECTS

TARGET AUDIENCE: Program Managers, Program Coordinators and others performing in this role DESCRIPTION Several Development Projects are being implemented across different sectors in Nigeria. Most of these projects are implemented with loans from International Development Partners to be repaid by the Government of Nigeria. Our research indicates a majority of these projects need to optimize the...
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THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF SUCCESSFUL STRATEGY EXECUTION

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Board of Directors, Head of  the Organization, & Unit/Dept. for Strategic Planning DESCRIPTION Most Executives recognize that once strategies are developed (usually in a formal process such as Strategic Planning Retreat) the next major process is Execution.  Asked to define “Strategy Execution” most executives would describe it as “the process of...
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CHANGE MANAGEMENT FOR PUBLIC SECTOR REFORMS AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

TARGET AUDIENCE: Chief Executive and Project Coordinators that are implementing (or will be) development programs, Program Communication Officers, Reform Managers or Institutional Reform Offers. DESCRIPTION Successfully instituting and managing change in the public sector is difficult. When it is a large scale change like reforms, it is even more difficult and forth with varying levels of...
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THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF MANAGING DEVELOPMENT AND DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAMS

TARGET AUDIENCE: Program Managers, Program Coordinators and others performing in this role DESCRIPTION Current approaches to managing development programs are as diverse as there are funders, with varying degrees of success.  The result is that there are no widely defined standards for managing development programs.  This training program takes a professional project management...
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BEST PRACTICE IN DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE BOARDS LEVELS I &II)

DESCRIPTION The Board’s primary role is governance. Governance involves policy and strategy development, and implementation oversight. Board Development is critical because most Board members come into their role without prior experience (or with varying degrees of knowledge and experience), and no two organizations are the same. This program provides best practice approach to developing an...
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TOWS MATRIX MODEL OF STRATEGIC PLANNING

TARGET AUDIENCE: Board Directors, Head of the Organisation, & Unit/Dept. for Strategic Planning DESCRIPTION Rapid and intense changes occurring inside and outside the organisation, coupled with competing demands from varying stakeholders result in many organisations loosing grasp of the process of strategic planning and execution. The sequence becomes muddled and ends up becoming series of...
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MANAGING THE BOARD, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, & STAFF RELATIONSHIPS

TARGET AUDIENCE: Board of Directors, Head of the Organization, & Unit / Dept. for Board Affairs DESCRIPTION The entire organization consists of the Board, the Executive, and the employees.  Of these three groups, only the Board is not engaged in the daily functioning of the organization, yet the full weight of the Board’s decisions is felt daily in the organization.  So many grey...
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BOARD ETHICS, ACCOUNTABILITY & COMPLIANCE

TARGET AUDIENCE: Board of Directors, Head of the Organization, & Unit / Dept. for Board Affairs DESCRIPTION Board ethics is the set of principles and practices that set the parameters and provide guidance for ethical conduct and decision making by board members.  The Board of Directors is the governance body whose main responsibility is to set policies and provide oversight of...
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BEST PRACTICE IN DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE BOARDS (LEVELS I &II)

TARGET AUDIENCE: Board of Directors, Head of the Organization, & Unit / Dept. for Board Affairs DESCRIPTION The Board’s primary role is governance. Governance involves policy and strategy development, and implementation oversight. Board Development is critical because most Board members come into their role without prior experience (or with varying degrees of knowledge and experience), and...
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