TEXEM's "Winning in Turbulent Times" Executive Development Program Equips Nigerian Leaders with Essential Skills and Strategies
TEXEM, a renowned executive learning platform in the UK, successfully concluded its two-day customized executive development program titled "Winning in Turbulent Times."
Held on July 12 and 13 at The Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria, the program saw the participation of top executives from prominent organizations such as the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Megalectrices Limited, Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission NUPRC, Zenith Pensions Custodian Limited, Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority NMDPRA, and the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Plc.
The program aimed to equip leaders with essential skills and strategies to navigate and succeed in challenging business environments.
Dr. Alim Abubakre, the Founder and Chair of TEXEM UK, kicked off the program with an introduction to TEXEM, setting the stage for the insightful sessions to follow.
One of the notable sessions was conducted by Prof. Kabir Tahir, the Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences at Bayero University Kano, who presented on "Challenges, Risk, and Opportunities - The Nigerian Context." Tahir provided valuable insights into the unique challenges faced by leaders in Nigeria and highlighted potential risks and opportunities within such contexts.
Prof. Rodria Laline, a distinguished expert in leadership development and governance, shared her expertise on "Critical Skills that Leaders Need to Win." Laline emphasized the importance of adaptability, resilience, and effective decision-making in turbulent times, providing delegates with valuable guidance to enhance their strategic and leadership abilities.
Dr. Abubakre delivered a thought-provoking presentation on "Leading in Volatile Times," emphasizing the strategies and mindset required for successful leadership amidst volatility and uncertainty. Agility, innovation, and effective communication were highlighted as essential attributes.
Laline led another session titled "Strategic Leadership in an Age of Disruption," where delegates learned to develop strategic thinking and innovative approaches to tackle business disruptions. Real-world examples were shared, fostering interactive discussions and actionable strategies.
A panel session featuring Laline and Tahir, moderated by Dr. Abubakre, provided an opportunity for in-depth discussions on various leadership topics. Delegates actively participated, enriching the dialogue with their perspectives and experiences.
Throughout the program, interactive discussion sessions were incorporated, allowing delegates to apply the strategies and concepts learned. They shared insights on successful and failed strategies, fostering a rich exchange of knowledge and experiences.
On the second day, Prof. Tahir presented on "Examples of Strategies That Work and Others That Fail in the Public and Private Sectors in Turbulent Times," using real-life case studies to draw lessons for effective decision-making.
Laline returned with sessions on "Winning Strategies Irrespective of the Context" and "Winning Strategies in a Digital Age," emphasizing the importance of core business principles and digital transformation for sustainable success. She also addressed the critical issue of cyber security and proactive risk mitigation strategies.
A panel session chaired by Dr. Abubakre allowed for robust discussions on leadership challenges and strategies, with Laline and Tahir sharing their expertise and responding to delegate questions.
The program incorporated an engaging game to assess and reinforce the knowledge gained each day, promoting active participation and deeper understanding.
The program concluded with a certificate presentation, acknowledging the delegates' successful completion of the immersive learning experience. Participants expressed their satisfaction with the program, praising its comprehensive coverage of strategy development and insights into effective governance dynamics.
Chidinma Obiejesi, Group Head of Human Resources at Megalectrices Limited, described the program as an eye-opening experience, highlighting its emphasis on strategy development and effective board governance. She commended TEXEM for their top-notch faculty and conducive learning environment.
Dauda Ardo Adamu, Head of Human Resources at Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Plc., expressed his admiration for the organizers, noting the successful replication of TEXEM's UK programs in Nigeria.
Steve Ayuba, Chief of Staff to the CEO of NMDPRA, commended TEXEM's commitment to delivering high-value capacity development. He highlighted the exceptional new insights gained in leadership and strategy development and praised the extensive networking opportunities provided.
Awodun Mojisola, Head of Human Resources at Zenith Pensions Custodian Limited, found the program stimulating and enlightening, with concepts that would have a significant impact on her work. She expressed gratitude to TEXEM for the exciting training experience.
Abel Nsa, Director of the National Oil & Gas Excellence Centre at NUPRC, praised TEXEM for addressing industry-specific challenges through scenario-based evaluations. He emphasized the relevance of the program's content to the current transition and turbulence in the oil and gas industry. He concluded by recommending TEXEM for their exceptional value in African organizations and government entities.
The "Winning in Turbulent Times" program provided leaders with critical skills, winning strategies, and insights into governance dynamics, while also fostering networking opportunities for shared value creation.