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Stepping up to Management

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Programme snapshot

  • Date: 1st run: June 6 (4 days over 3 weeks ) | 2nd run: Sep 25 (2 days)
  • Fee: N500,000
  • Location: Live online
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In today’s competitive business environment, organisations must build a pipeline of top performers ready to assume managerial positions at short notice. These top performers must be adequately equipped with the business knowledge and skills necessary for such higher responsibilities. The programme aims to impart these general management skills and values needed for driving excellence in the complex business environment.

Learning Objectives and Benefits

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Understand and appreciate your managerial responsibilities to quickly step up and transition into new role as a manager
  • Establish credibility and effective work styles required to be effective in today’s rapidly transforming workplace
  • Possess the skills required to build alliances with peer managers
  • Understand the dynamics of a management team and how to be effective member of the team
  • Enhance your ability to invest in your own self-development and be better positioned to realise your career development potential.

Who should attend

The programme is designed to benefit three key groups:

  • New Managers
  • Inexperienced Managers
  • Upcoming Managers

Structure and Curriculum

  • Shifting to a Management Mindset – Who is a manager and what do managers do?
  • Monitoring external factors and trends that impact business strategy and operations.
  • Performance Management
  • Coaching and Effective Delegation
  • Self-development for upward mobility
  • How to manage relationships at work – Subordinates, Peers and Bosses
  • How to embrace and manage change effectively to develop resilience in a constantly changing workplace
  • How to work and be effective in team settings
  • Analytical thinking skills, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
  • Ensuring Personal Quality – How to set priorities and manage time

Admission process

1. Click on the Apply Now tab
2. Select the number of participants to enroll on the programme
3. Fill in your details to complete your application
4. Request for an invoice or make an instant payment via our secured payment gateway
5. Upon confirmation of payment, a programme manager will get in touch with you at least three days before the programme commences.


Dr Akin Oparison

Dr Oparison is a senior fellow at Lagos Business School with over 25 years’ management and leadership experience in blue-chip multinational companies.

He was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked on a wide range of assignments including Organizational development and change management interventions, executive resourcing, performance and talent management in private-sector organisations ranging from FMCG companies, financial service organisations, banks, pharmaceutical companies, as well as public-sector client organisations.

For over seven years, Oparison was HR Vice President for Shell’s Downstream Business in Africa, a member of the Executive Management Team for Shell Oil Products Africa, and the Shell Downstream Global HR Leadership team based in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Uche Attoh

Prior to his faculty appointment, Uche Attoh served on the Industrial Arbitration Panel where following a Federal appointment, he had for eight years presided/participated in Tribunals constituted for the purpose of adjudicating over Trade Disputes and Labour-Management Conflict in accordance with the Trade Disputes Act and other Labour and Employment Laws.

Prior to this appointment, Uche worked for over a decade in GlaxoSmithKline Nigeria Plc where as Human Resources Director and Company Secretary for West and Central Africa, he played pivotal roles in the company’s successful change and turn-around programmes. In particular, he led the Legal and HR integration of Smithkline Beecham with Sterling Health, and Smithkline Beecham with GlaxoWellcome, consequent upon the respective mergers.

Before joining GlaxoSmithKline, Uche was Director of Industrial Relations of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), and in over a decade, he gained international HR experience through ILO secondments/fellowship to organisations in the USA, UK, Ireland, Germany, Brazil, Norway, Kenya and Ghana; the experience enabled him to promote international best practices in the organised private sector through his membership of statutory tripartite institutions as National Labour Advisory Council, National Salaries and wages commission and the committee for the restructuring of Trade Unions.


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