Friday, March 1, 2019

What is the purpose of education? What is the purpose of learning in one’s life?



This question has troubled me from the word go while trying to understand why do we have to spend a good part of our life in the closed environment of our educational institutions.

Through my explorations and observations, I have come to believe that education as we know of it today has a threefold purpose which has evolved according to our the changing times and needs.


1) Education of an individual (Psychological needs) To satisfy curiosity, provide knowledge and develop critical thinking abilities. 

Many of us at one time or another would be completely irritated by an innocent five year old, asking 'silly' why this, why that questions. All of us have a deep curiosity to learn about our surroundings and understand the law of cause and effect. The ability to question does not come so easily until we learn to ask right questions and to know where to look for their answers. Once we are able to make some sense of the information that we get and convert it to our knowledge we feel empowered, confident and ready to change the world! Education serves exactly that purpose of satisfying the undying hunger to learn, understand and apply.

There is a school of thought which claims that school kills creativity. There might be some truth in the statement but in any way that supports the argument that serving ones creativity is one purpose of education.

2)  Preparation of an individual for the society (Sociological needs) To develop one’s character and prepare an individual to be fit for the society.

Humans have evolved from animals living in small groups. We have changed drastically in a few thousand years and have come to become dependent on each other for our day to day existence. Cooperative societies were possible only when we learnt to live in peace and harmony with each other and defend ourselves together from the enemies. In a concordant society, there is no place for extreme emotions like lust, aggression which may cause threat to others. These basal emotions though a part of each  one's personality can be tamed and kept under control. Education trains the intellect of a person and teaches discipline of mind by engaging the higher faculties of reasoning and making him follow a set of procedures. In a way it is preparing an individual to become a part of the society where he is going to reside and contribute in a constructive way for the rest of his life. 

3) Learning livelihood skills and serving the society (Economical needs) To learn a skill and  serve the society by doing some value addition

At present we live in a world where we cannot imagine even one task which we can accomplish on our own (To get a clearer idea  try to imagine a world by removing any one particular community which we hardly recognize, e.g. , sweepers, truck drivers etc. ). We are completely dependent on each other for our basic and luxurious needs. In such a entangled and competitive society we all have to learn a skill and an ability to continuously improve that skill in order to do it better not just for our own direct benefit but the indirect benefit of others we serve. This not only leads to personal emotional and monetary benefits but also plays a part in the development of a more egalitarian society.

The last two ideas mostly evolved at the dawn of industrial age and we are sticking to it even though we are in the mid of information age. The critics say that we are taught like batches are produced in a factory with no regard for individual needs and differences. I totally agree to it but thinking of a solution to this problem will make you realise that the process has evolved over time (with or without interventions can be debated) and that it is more or less optimal in nature and a radical new approach might not just be difficult but also totally impossible in a short span of time.

This answer is based on my limited readings, observations and understanding. Please feel free to comment and share your opinion.
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Governance in Nigeria

Governance in Nigeria is the totality of how the affairs of the Nigerian nation-state and the citizens of Nigeria are led and managed.

To this end, two sets of strategic functionaries are required:
  • Strategic leaders who set Nigeria’s strategic direction via aspirations (what Nigeria will be over a long term horizon) corporate visions (what Nigeria should be at specific times within the long-term horizon) strategic missions (what Nigeria must do to realize those visions and aspirations) strategic imperatives (how Nigeria and Nigerians must behave and conduct themselves) and strategic goals that will indicate whether the nation is on the right track to realizing its aspirations, visions and missions.
  • Strategic managers who decode strategic missions, translate those missions into relevant programmes and projects, enact compelling policies, implant and execute strategies designed to realize expectations with respect national interest, public interest and people’s interest in Nigeria specifically and in Africa in general
Governance in Nigeria needs to be proper meaning that it must be good and strong. Good and strong governance are two sides of the same coin of proper governance. Pursuit of good governance is necessary but not sufficient for proper governance in Nigeria. Same goes for strong governance. Good governance in Nigeria pertains to how the expectations of the Nigerian nation is satisfied. It also pertains to how the expectation of Nigerian citizens and other people in Nigeria are satisfied with respect to their well­being which in this Academy we define simply as welfare plus security Strong governance pertains to how systems, processes and procedures are institutionalized and respected in Nigeria.
Proper governance is not the responsibility of government alone. While the public sector makes its contribution, the private sector consisting of business enterprise society, political society and civil society also make some substantial contribution. We, in this Academy, refer to these contributors as synergic supporters in governance. Pictorially we present their contributions as follows.


For this reason the Academy will conduct short and long duration courses to train persons to drive, in organizations,
  • Public governance
  • Business enterprises governance which also embodies corporate governance
  • Political governance
  • Civil society governance
As a precursor to participating in these courses, students of the Academy are expected to acquire substantial knowledge of leadership and strategy as well as strategic management.
Programmes for these courses will be introduced in 2015 in Ibusa-Delta State – campus and Lagos study centre. In 2016 the courses will be extend to Abuja and a location in each geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Additionally the programmes will be introduced in Ghana and any African country subject to exigencies of conveniences.
Scope of Governance in Nigeria.
Scope of governance in Nigeria will be limited to five critical driving forces. Firstly Nigeria as the fulcrum of the black race on earth has no choice than to embrace proper governance. Proper governance on its part is not quick-fix compliant. Therefore governance in Nigeria must be strategic based on long term horizon.
In this Academy students will be made to strategize governance with respect to
  • 2020 era
  • 2050 era
  • 2075 era
  • 2100 era
Secondly the inevitability of high population in Nigeria poses a mutually exclusive choice of “trouble for Nigeria” or “opportunity for Nigeria”. In this Academy students will be exposed the two challenges but will be skewed to seeing Nigeria’s menumentous population as opportunities to be explored and exploited for the realization of the nation’s long range aspirations of
  • Good people great nation
  • Leader nation.
To this end, the following population projection base on a growth rate of 0.032 will guide governance strategy formation, development, crafting, implantation and execution
YearPopulation
2006 –141,599,363
2014 –182,636,227
2020 –221,045,229
2036 –367,732,826
2050 –574,053,337
2058 –740,419,541
2075 –1,271,583,339
 

1,490,813,598
2,816,679,363
If you are visiting this site and wish to solidarize with the strategic intent of the Academy kindly indicate what issues you consider must be addressed by governance in Nigeria now and in a foreseeable future.
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PATH TO BECOMING A CERTIFIED STRATEGIC MANAGER

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The School of Strategic Management, an arm of the Academy For Governance shall commence its operation by running three Compulsory Levels of Courses leading to an award of Post Graduate Diploma Certificate by one of our reputable affiliated Overseas Universities on successful completion of all the courses. 
The courses are Background to Strategic Management (40Hrs) Contact course (5 Modules), Fundamentals of Strategic Management (150Hr)s Contact Course (5 Modules) and Strategic Management In Action (60Hrs) Contact Course (5 Modules). Courses would be done in Diets and on Saturdays only starting with the Lagos Centre for now. Same arrangements are in the offing subsequently at Ibusa (Delta State), Abuja and other Centres depending on operational convenience.
As for the Lagos Centre, the 1st Diet of the Background to Strategic Management Course will commence from 07th March 2015 to 09th May 2015; while the 2nd Diet will run from June to August 2015. The 1st Diet of the Fundamentals of Strategic Management Course will run from Sept to Dec 2015; while the 1st Diet of Strategic Management In Action Course will run from January to April 2016.
The good news is that your attending the three courses will qualify you also to be a certified Strategic Manager plus benefitting from the membership recertification policy of the ISMN coming into effect very soon.
Therefore embrace this golden opportunity by contacting 09099349426 (Principal); 09099349430 (Coordinator) and 09099349429 (Faculty Head) for enquiries
Maj Gen (Retd) L.S AJIBORISHA
Chairman in Council, Academy For Governance
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ONLINE LECTURE SERIES IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT BY AUSTIN UWANDULU

ONLINE LECTURE SERIES IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT BY AUSTIN UWANDULU
sets of online lecture
PREFACE 
I want to welcome you to set of online lecture course series in strategic management under the auspices of the School of Strategic Management, Academy for Governance. It is a mass education programme for members of the Nigerian society.
The course series is designed to;
  • mass educate members of the Nigerian polity committed to bringing the expected greatness of Nigeria to fruition
  • guide teacher members and inspire student members of the Academy of Governance in the impartation and acquisition of strategic management knowledge systematically
  • equip members to function as Special Assistants to CEOs of large and complex organizations (Presidents, Governors, Ministers, Commissioners, Executives or Non-executive Chairman, Managing Directors
  • equip participants to set up and operate as key functionaries of Strategy and Policy Units of large and complex organization
  • function more effectively as CEOs or entrepreneurs
Thus there will be five tracks of strategic management conversation designed to enable participants apply the generic principles knowledge aquired to their specific areas of interest.
In view of the diverse needs for this course and divergent skills to be acquired, the overall subject will be presented in three phases.
You are required to undergo the course that is appropriate to;
  • your present background knowledge in strategic management
  • what ever lifetime endeavors you aim at pursuing in furtherance of the greatness of Nigeria in the comity of nations.
Scope of Strategic Management
To enable us design, abinito, how to progress, systematically in our pursuit of knowledge in this all important subject, it is necessary that we have a clear picture of the scope of what the subject entails
Strategic management is akin to the proverbial story of an elephant and three blind men, where each blind man touched a part of the animal and tenaciously held the belief that the part he touched aptly represented the elephant. Strategic management, as a subject, is a complex phenomenon. We can capture this complexity with the Strategic Management Framework developed to guide impartation of knowledge in the School of Strategic Management of the Academy, as well as in the Institute of Strategic Management and other partnering Universities.
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK
Strategic Management Approaches
Sociological Approach
  • Process Methods
  • Deals primarily with human interaction
  • Assumes bounded, rationality, satisfying behavior, profit sub-optimality
Economic Theory Approach
  • Content methods
  • Deals with issues like competitor rivalry, resource allocation, economies of scale
  • Assumes rationality, self-discipline
Concepts in Pure Strategy
Strategy Monitoring
Strategic Implementation
Strategic Management Process 
Strategy Execution
Strategy Implantation
Strategic Formulation
  • Strategy Formation (Strategic Thinking)
  • Strategy Development
  • Strategy Formulation or Strategy Making
  • Strategy Crafting
Strategic Control
Strategy Evaluation
Actualization
  • Entrepreneurial, visionary or great leader school
  • Cognitive or mental, process school
  • Learning, adaptive or emergent process school
  • Power or negotiation school
  • Corporate culture or collective process school
  • Business environment or reactive school
Prescriptive or Normative
  • Informal Design and Conception School
  • Formal Planning School
  • Analytical Position School
Strategic Management Schools of Thought.
Strategic Management at Corporate Level
Strategic Management at Business Level
Strategic Management at Functional Levels
Strategic Management at Society Level
Strategic Management Levels
Strategic Management Dimensions
ETC
Strategic Production
Strategic Financing
Strategic Human Resources
Strategic Marketing
Hybrid
  • Configuration or Transformation School
Source: Developed by Austin Uwandulu for Executive MBA Students
Context of Learning
Impartation and acquisition of strategic management education in these series of lectures are targeted at developing knowledge necessary to pursue and advance Nigeria’s quest for greatness cum becoming a leader nation in the comity of nations. Accordingly studies on this platform will be Nigeria specific and will have as its basic context;
  • strategies for Nigeria’s greatness and Nigeria becoming a leaders nation in no distant future.
  • strategies for proper (good and strong) governance in Nigeria;
  • Nigeria in the era of 2100 as the horizon for strategic studies. In other words, the lecture series will focus on the long range aspirations of Nigeria that target what Nigeria will be in 2100, what strategic managers must do to actualize the aspirations and what they seek to have as the product of strategic thinking by 2100
Implied in this contextualization of strategic management education series is the fact that case studies, strategy games, simulation exercises etc that will be employed to elucidate on the courses of instruction will heavily loaded with Nigerian issues.
Complementary Course
To fully appreciate and understand this strategic management course, participants are advised to partake in the following courses of instruction contained in “Austin Uwandulu Online Lectures”
  • Pure strategy that enables you understand the fundamentals of what strategists do and how they perform their function.
  • Strategic leadership that enables you understand how leaders set critical strategic directions for strategic managers to ply
  • Governance that enables you understand how drivers of governance engage in the process of leading and managing their organizations strategically.
  • Nigeria-in-2050 and 2100 that provides the platform to apply the ideas, tools and techniques advocated in the strategic management lectures.
Course Design
Nigeria of the period leading to 2100 will face enormous challenges which demand a critical mass of professionals in strategic management. Since a professional must be very skilled in a particular activity,  courses in strategic management are designed specially to mass produce professionals in strategic management who will engage the value demands of various segments of the Nigerian society. For this purpose the courses are structured into three stages as follows:
Stage One – “Fundamentals of Strategic Management” programme will produce Generalists in strategic management
Stage Two – “Application of Strategic Management” programme will produce Specialists in strategic management
Stage Three – “Advance Strategic Management” programme will produce Experts in strategic management
Certificates
Successful completion of the course will be appropriately certificated. For stage one course – “Fundamentals of Strategic Management” –standard of knowledge impartation will be enhanced to be equivalent to post-graduate diploma and appropriate certificates will be issued to participants who subject themselves to the Academy of Governance examination tests and satisfy the Academy’s Governing Board’s regulations as well as partner Universities’ requirements regarding standards of learning and character. Participants who are unable to subject themselves to the Academy’s examination tests or fail to meet the Governing Board’s / Partner Universities requirements may be issued with “Certificate of Participation” by me.
Stages two and three courses are not available on-line
For stage two courses – “Application of Strategic Management” – standard of knowledge impartation will be enhanced to be equivalent to masters degree and appropriate certificates will be issued to participants by Partner Universities within the umbrella of European Council for Business Education on terms and conditions applicable in those universities for issuance of master’s degree in strategic management. There is no provision, in this stage, for Certificate of Participation. For stage three courses – “Advance Strategic Management” – standard of knowledge impartation will be enhanced to be equivalent to doctorate degree and will be issued to participants by partner Universities on terms and conditions applicable in those institutions. On this score the Academy for Governance will serve as collaborators with partner Universities in curriculum development to give it the necessary Nigerian content. The Academy will also act as study centre for the partner Universities. There is no provision in this stage for “Certificate of Participation”
Course Content
Stage 1: Fundamentals of Strategic Management
This stage of our course which is available on-line, consists of two segments; Preparatory Segment and Foundation segment.
Preparatory Segment: All students must undergo courses of instruction to acquire the fundamental knowledge required to understand the workings and intricacies of strategic management.
In this segment of Fundamentals of Strategic Management programmes, students seeking to professionalize in the art and science of strategic management will be introduced to the rudiments, concepts, context, contents and some tools and techniques of strategic management. This preparatory segment aims at providing students the background knowledge necessary to effectively participate in the courses leading to professionalization at the generalists level in strategic management.
In the preparatory segment, students will be exposed to the following;
SECTION A: Complementary Concepts for Understanding Strategic Management 
Lesson 1: Towards Strategic Management
Lesson 2: Fundamentals of Leadership
Lesson 3: Fundamentals of Management
Lesson 4: Fundamentals of Administrations
Lesson 5: Fundamentals of Governance
Lesson 6: Introduction to Pure Strategy
SECTION B: Some Concepts in Pure Strategy
Lesson 7: Origin of Strategy
Lesson 8: Meaning of Strategy
Lesson 9: Characteristics (Nature) Of Strategy
Lesson 10: Pattern of Strategy
Lesson 11: Strategy Process
Lesson 12: Differentiating Tactics from Strategy
Lesson 13: Strategy in Action
SECTION C: Concepts in Strategic Thinking
Lesson 14: Strategic Direction and Strategic Thinkers
Lesson 15: What is Strategic Thinking
Lesson 16: Strategic Thinking Map: A Framework for Strategic Thinking
Lesson 17: Context of Strategic Thinking
SECTION D: Context of Strategic Management
Lesson 18: Holistic Picture of Strategic Management in Organizations
Lesson 19: Strategic Management for Foundation Level Organizations
Lesson 20: Strategic Management for Secondary Level Organizations
Lesson 21: Strategic Management for Tertiary Level Organizations
Lesson 22: Strategic Management for Super-Structure Level Organizations
SECTION E: Content of Strategic Management
Lesson 23: Meaning and Characteristic of Strategic Management
Lesson 24: Strategic Issues in Strategic Management
Lesson 25: General Approaches to Strategic Management
Lesson 26: Some Tools and Techniques of Strategic Management
Foundation Segment
SECTION 
  • Concepts Related to Strategic Management Process
Lesson 27 What Is Strategic Management Process
Lesson 28 Management Process, and Strategy Process vis-a-vis Strategic Management Process
SECTION
  • Strategic Formulation Process
Lesson 30 Components of Strategic Management Process
Lesson 31: Comprehensive Strategic Management Process
Lesson 32: Strategic Formulation
  • Strategy Formation (Strategic Thinking)
  • Strategy Development
  • Strategy Formulation or Strategy Making
  • SECTION
  • Strategic Implementation Process
Lesson 33 Strategy Implementation Architecture
Lesson 34 Strategy Implantation
Lesson 35 Strategy Execution
Lesson 36 Strategic Control
    • Strategy Monitoring
    • Strategy Evaluation
    • SECTION
  • Fundamentals of Strategic Leadership
Lesson 37: Who are Strategic Leaders
Lesson 38: What Do Strategic Leaders Do
SECTION
  • SECTION
  • SECTION
  • SECTION
  • Introduction to Governance.
Stage 2: Application of Strategic Management
In this stage students will be exposed to the skills required to specialize in the application of principles of strategic management in specific areas of human endeavor that are relevant to the needs of participating African countries. Courses in this stage will be conducted on standards that are equivalent to masters degree in good universities globally. They are not available on-line
To become a specialist in strategic management a student is required to study the following subjects:
  • Strategic Management/Strategic Leadership Grid
  • Strategic Management In Action
  • Demography, Ecology, Astrology And Astronomy
  • Nature of Strategy: – Internal Configuration Capability
  • Nature of Strategy: -Environment Audit
  • Nature of Strategy: – Strategic Moves And Positioning
  • Strategic  Management Tools and Technique
  • Ansoff Growth Matrix,
  • BCG Matrix
  • Balance Scorecard
  • Benchmarking
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Core Competences
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Performance management
  • Ethics – Issues and Examples
  • GE Matrix
  • Mckinsey Growth Model
  • Global Business
  • Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution
  • Business Planning and Models
  • Vision Statement
  • Mission statement
  • Purpose statement
  • PEST or PESTLE Analysis
  • Strategic Intent
  • Porter’s Five Forces
  • Resources  and Strategy
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Value  Chain Analysis
  • Specialization in any of the following functional areas of human endeavors
  • Strategic Goal Setting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Organizing
  • Strategic Performance Management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Strategic Human Capital Development Management
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Strategy Consulting
All courses marked   below will have time horizon of 25,50,75 and 100 years
  • Strategic Change (Transformation) Management
  • Strategic Engineering Management
  • Strategic Architecture Management
  • Strategic Shelter Management
  • Strategic Transportation Management
  • Strategic Communication Management
  • Strategic Energy Management
  • Strategic Economy Management
  • Strategic Security Management
  • Strategic Ecology Management
  • Strategic Health Management
  • Strategic Knowledge Management
  • Strategic Business Development Management
  • Strategic Political Development  Management
  • Strategic Civil Society Development Management.
Stage 3: Advance Strategic Management
In this stage, students will be guided, in the manner of doctoral studies, to acquire expertise by advancing knowledge relevant to Nigeria and participating African countries in any area of specialization listed in stage 2 above. The courses are not available on-line
To be acknowledged as an expert in strategic management, students are expected to;
  • Review of at least 20 Journal Articles (ten of which must be from strategic management Journal published by Wiley, Institute of Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal and Academy of Management Review) in the chosen area of specialization
  • Publish at least two articles in any Journal approved by the Academy for Governance
  • Participate as presenters, in at least two seminar/workshops
  • Undergo a prescribed internship for Strategic management in governance
  • Additionally the student is required to submit and defend a self-authored thesis in any area of advance strategic  management
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ONLINE LECTURE SERIES IN PURE STRATEGY BY AUSTIN UWANDULU

ONLINE LECTURE SERIES IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT BY AUSTIN UWANDULU

PURE STRATEGY
PREFACE 
I want to welcome you to sets of online lecture course series in Pure Strategy under the auspices of the School of Leadership and Strategy, Academy for Governance. It is a mass education programme for members of the Nigerian society.
The course series is designed to;
  • mass educate members of the Nigerian polity committed to bringing the expected greatness of Nigeria to fruition
  • guide teacher members and inspire students of the Academy of Governance in the impartation and acquisition of Pure Strategy knowledge systematically
  • equip members to function as Special Assistants to CEOs of large and complex organizations (Presidents, Governors, Ministers, Commissioners, Executives or Non-executive Chairman, Managing Directors
Scope of Pure Strategy
Strategy as a phenomenon has many perspectives. Basically strategy pertains to how to effectively and efficiently address an issue be it aspiration, vision, mission, goals , objectives, targets, troubles, threats, problems etc. On this score, strategy can be studied and taught with respect to concepts embedded in it or with respect to the processes by which it is formed, developed, formulated and crafted. Alternatively strategy can be studied and taught with respect to its nature and practice or with respect to its application in human endeavors. Further more strategy can be studied and taught with respect to the tools and techniques with which it is conducted. Since everything strategic, for example strategic leadership, strategic management, strategic planning, strategic engineering, must embed strategy in it, the scope of knowledge in strategy (in its pure form) must necessarily be wide, diverse and complex. However this course is designed to provide participants with the basic knowledge of strategy in the manner arithmetic, geometry and algebra form the basic ingredients of mathematics.
Context of Learning
Impartation and acquisition of Pure Strategy education in these series of lectures are targeted at developing knowledge necessary to pursue and advance Nigeria’s quest for greatness cum becoming a leader nation in the comity of nations. Accordingly studies on this platform will be Nigeria specific and will have as its basic context;
  • strategies for Nigeria’s greatness and Nigeria becoming a leaders nation in due course.
  • strategies for proper (good and strong) governance in Nigeria;
  • Strategies for Nigeria-in-2050 and 2100. In other words, the lecture series will focus on
    • the long range aspirations of Nigeria that target what Nigeria will be in 2050 and in 2100,
    • Corporate visions or what Nigeria should be at specific time within the horizon of Nigeria’s aspiration
    • National missions that stipulate what strategic managers must do to actualize the aspirations and what they seek to have as the product of strategic thinking by 2050, 2075 and 2100
Implied in this contextualization of Pure Strategy education series is the fact that case studies, strategy games, simulation exercises etc that will be employed to elucidate on the courses of instruction will heavily loaded with Nigerian issues.
Complementary Course
To fully appreciate and understand this Pure Strategy course, participants are advised to partake in the following courses of instruction contained in “Austin Uwandulu Online Lectures”
  • Strategic management enables you understand how key managers move organizations forward.
  • Strategic leadership that enables you understand how leaders set critical strategic directions for strategic managers to ply
  • Governance that enables you understand how drivers of governance engage in the process of leading and managing their organizations strategically.
  • Nigeria-in-2050 and 2100 that provides the platform to apply the ideas, tools and techniques enshrined in the pure strategy lectures
Course Design
Nigeria of the period leading to 2100 will face enormous challenges which demand a critical mass of professionals in Pure Strategy. Since a professional must be very skilled in a particular activity,  courses in Pure Strategy are designed specially to mass produce professionals in Pure Strategy who will engage the value demands of various segments of the Nigerian society. For this purpose the courses are structured into three stages as follows:
Stage One: Fundamentals of Pure Strategy
Stage Two: Application of Pure Strategy
Stage Three: Advance Pure Strategy.
Certificates
Successful completion of the course will be appropriately certificated. For stage one course – “Fundamentals of Pure Strategy” –standard of knowledge impartation will be enhanced to be equivalent to post-graduate diploma and appropriate certificates will be issued to participants who subject themselves to the Academy of Governance examination tests and satisfy the Academy’s Governing Board’s regulations as well as partner Universities’ requirements regarding standards of learning and character. Participants who are unable to subject themselves to the Academy’s examination tests or fail to meet the Governing Board’s / partner Universities requirements may be issued with “Certificate of Participation”.
Stages two and three courses are not available on-line
For stage two courses – “Application of Pure Strategy” – standard of knowledge impartation will be enhanced to be equivalent to masters degree and appropriate certificates will be issued to participants by Partner Universities within the umbrella of European Council for Business Education on terms and conditions applicable in those universities for issuance of master’s degree in Pure Strategy. There is no provision, in this stage, for Certificate of Participation. For stage three courses – “Advance Pure Strategy” – standard of knowledge impartation will be enhanced to be equivalent to doctorate degree and will be issued to participants by partner Universities on terms and conditions applicable in those institutions. On this score the Academy for Governance will serve as collaborators with partner Universities in curriculum development to give it the necessary Nigerian content. The Academy will also act as study centre for the partner Universities. There is no provision in this stage for “Certificate of Participation”
Course Content
Stage 1: Fundamentals of Pure Strategy
This stage of our course which is available on-line, consists of five phases students will be exposed to courses of instruction to enable them acquire the fundamental knowledge required to understand the workings and intricacies of strategies in their pure forms. In it, student will be introduced to (i) concepts in pure strategy (ii) strategy space (iii) strategy process (iv) practical strategy and (v) tools and techniques in pure strategy.
Stage One: Fundamentals of Pure Strategy
In the fundamentals of Pure Strategy stage, students will be exposed to the following;
Phase One: Concepts in Pure Strategy
Lesson One: Origin of Strategy
Lesson Two: Meaning of Strategy
Phase Two: Strategy Space
Lesson Three: Strategic Thinking Map
Lesson Four: Strategic Mind Development
Lesson Five: Strategic Issues
Lesson Six: Strategic Success
Lesson Seven: Strategic Performance
Lesson Eight: Levels of Strategic Thinking
Phase Three: Strategy Process
Lesson Nine: Strategy Formulation Process Model
Lesson Ten: Strategy Formation and Development, Formulation And Crafting
Lesson Eleven: Developing Missions, Programmes and Projects in Strategy
Lesson Twelve: Strategic Imperatives in Strategy
Lesson Thirteen: Strategic Success Factors, and Strategic Goals/Critical Success Factors in Strategy
Lesson Fourteen: Strategy Implementation Process Model – Strategic Architecture
Lesson Fifteen: Strategy Implantation Process
Lesson Sixteen: Strategy Execution Process
Lesson Seventeen: Strategic Control.
Phase Four: Practical Strategy
Lesson Eighteen: Disequilibrating State of Being
Lesson Nineteen: Manifestation of Issues as Opportunities and Troubles
Lesson Twenty: Challenges in Environments
Lesson Twenty-One: Conflicts in Environments
Lesson Twenty-Two: Strategic Positioning
Lesson Twenty-Three: Strategic Moves
Lesson Twenty-Four: Strategizing at Levels of Organization
Lesson Twenty-Five: Strategizing at Levels of Leadership
Lesson Twenty-Six: Strategizing at Stages of Development
Lesson Twenty-Seven: Sun Tzu Principles
Lesson Twenty-Eight: Micheavelean Principles
Lesson Twenty-Nine: Strategies of New Organizations Generically
Lesson Thirty: Strategies of New Organizations at Functional Level
Lesson Thirty-One: Strategies of New Organizations at Business Level
Lesson Thirty-Two: Strategies of New Organizations at Corporate Level
Lesson Thirty-Three: Strategies of New Organizations at Societal Level
Lesson Thirty-Four: Strategies of Existing Organization Generally
Lesson Thirty-Five: Strategies of Existing Organization at Growth Stage
Lesson Thirty-Six: Strategies of Existing Organization at Stunted Growth
Lesson Thirty-Seven: Strategies of Existing Organization at Pre-Mature Maturity Stage
Lesson Thirty-Eight: Strategies of Existing Organization at Precipitate Decline Stage
Lesson Thirty-Nine: Strategies of Existing Organization at Maturity Stage
Lesson Forty: Strategies of Existing Organization at Decline
Lesson Forty One: Strategies for Organizations in Contraption
Phase Five: Key Tools and Techniques in Pure Strategy
Lesson Forty Two: SWOT Construction and Analysis
Lesson Forty Three: Determination of State of Preparedness
Lesson Forty Four: Sun Tzu Tools and Techniques
Lesson Forty Five: Power, Influence and Authority
Lesson Forty Six: Politics in Organizations
Stage Two: Application of Strategy
Contents are being developed
Stage Three: Advance Pure Strategy
Contents are being developed.
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