Management

Time Management for Efficiency and Effectiveness

This program will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them counter barriers to successful time management.

  • Develop how to be assertive and say No
  • Delegate tasks and assignments.
  • Develop action plan for better use of time
  • Begin implementing goals created during session

Course Outline

  • Tactical time savers
  • Proven time tools that work
  • Dealing with time wasters
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Goal setting for peak performance

Effective Team Building and Communications Skills

This program will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them

  • Develop an action plan to improve communications skills
  • List strategies for dealing with difficult behavior
  • Explain the four basic behavioral styles and how to adapt to each
  • Capitalize on personal style for effective communication.

     Course outline

  • Leadership and partnership
  • Managing high performance team
  • Dealing with difficult personalities and situations
  • Stages of team development

Leadership, Change And Organizational Effectiveness

This program will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them

  • Increase productivity
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Be results oriented
  • Equip participants with the knowledge interpersonal relationship
  • Examine appropriate methods, mechanisms, content and strategy to improve.

Course outline

  • Building and sustaining teams
  • Communicating with influence
  • Etiquette and organizational value
  • Articulating and inspiring visionary leadership
  • Strategic change management

Personal Effectiveness

This program will equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them

  • Conduct a personal SWOT analysis
  • Produce an action plan for personal development
  • Manage time effectively and develop new habits to increase and maintain their personal efficiency throughout the day.

   Course outline

  • Managing time effectively
  • Personal visioning process
  • Personal SWOT and setting goals
  • Personal brand and image management
  • Successful business writing
  • Report writing
  • Communicating with influence

Strategic Planning and Management

The ever-changing operating environment for organizations imposes the need for organizations aspiring to achieve superior performance to be proactive in carrying out their activities. This course is designed to teach participants the analytical tools, attitude, and approaches to be used to manage strategically.

Objectives

  • Know the elements of strategic management
  • Understand the process of strategy formulation
  • Be able to prepare the vision and mission statements of their organizations
  • Apply strategic management in their work

   Course Outline

  • Overview of strategic management
  • The evolution of strategic management
  • Strategic planning and control principles and processes
  • Understand and preparing organizational vision and mission statements
  • Assessing internal and external organizational environment
  • Ensuring strategic alignment

Advanced Skills in Microsoft Office Tools and Applications

In an increasingly competitive and demanding business environment, all cadres of organizational staff have come to appreciate the computer as an indispensable tool for effective performance. The course participants the opportunity to become acquainted with a number of advanced ICT features that are meant to enable users automate routine tasks/ functions, beyond just typing and printing. Also, to help the participants learn data analysis and interpretation.

Content

  • Recent development in ICT
  • Routine computer maintenance, system tools and utilities
  • Advanced features of Microsoft
  • Using Microsoft outlook for inter-office communications
  • Developing professional presentations using Microsoft word
  • Data protection and security, backup and standard system functions

Leading a Project Team

This course is designed to cover multiple core skills of a manager that will ensure successful handling, development and advancement of all team members. The course provide participants with

  • The ability to develop project objectives
  • Define the scope of the project
  • Develop and lead a project with expected results from stakeholders especially when handling multi-functional projects.

Course outline

  • The model project manager
  • Building your project team
  • The project building a logical framework
  • Delegating and achieving results

Project Management

This course aims to provide directors, managers, project consultants, finance consultants with the ability to develop project objectives, project requirements and to define the scope and achieve expected results in handling cross-functional projects. During the course essentials of structural planning, including the process of the logical framework will be reviewed.

Course outline

  • Assess the project, identify key stakeholders and highlight expected outcomes
  • Planning and scheduling the project to the executives desired end results
  • Tracking project activities, problems and solutions: using project management software to monitor status of project
  • Develop detailed workflow systems, training and process requirements for the project
  • Managing conflict and assessing information structures within the team

Management Strategies

This course will provide a condensed, focused introduction to key, core skills of modern management. The program will explain the strategies and methods of management, using case study examples to point up the practical issues, and encouraging discussion and action planning among participants.

Course outline

  • Understanding and managing people
  • Project management
  • Organizational structure and effectiveness
  • Planning and implementing change through people
  • Quality and customer services
  • Communications skills and issues
  • Resource planning
  • Reviewing project problems and failures

Accounting Workshop

  • CONFERENCE TITLE:GLOBAL BEST PRACTICES WORKSHOP IN ADMINISTRATION,”

TARGET AUDIENCE:

  1. Senior and Middle Management Executives in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) In the Federal, State and Local Governments.
  2. Senior and Middle Management Executives in the Senate, House Of Representatives and State Assemblies
  3. Executives And Other Officers Whose Schedules Are Crucial to the Organization’s Objectives and Goals.

CORE TOPICS:

  1. Change management using adkar principles of leadership
  2. Visionary leadership in a transformational organization.
  3. Managing stress as a catalyst for improved performance
  4. Effective time management in the work place;
  5. Understanding budgeting and budgetary control in the public sector
  6. Using total quality management (tqm) to ensure efficient service delivery;
  7. Using effective communication as a tool for increased productivity;

Conference objectives:

  1. To deepen participants understanding of how to apply the principles of efficient service delivery system to management,
  2. To examine methods for implementing change and achieving the strategic transformation objectives of the organization.
  3. To enhance the productivity levels of the participants.
  4. To prepare participants for future responsibilities.
  • CONFERENCE TITLE: “OVERVIEW OF IPSAS: CASH AND ACCRUAL”

Target audience:

  1. Senior and middle management executives in the accounting and auditing units of ministries, departments and agencies (mdas) in the federal, state and local governments.
  2. Senior and middle management executives in the accounting and auditing units of senate, house of representatives and state assemblies
  3. Executives and other officers whose schedules are related to ipsas and crucial to the organization’s objectives and goals.

Core topics:

  1. Overview of ipsas : cash & accrual
  2. Key performance indicators for effective service delivery in governance
  3. Introduction to the unified national chart of accounts (ncoa)
  4. Budgeting with the national chart of accounts
  5. Understanding the preparation of transcript of accounts
  6. Introduction to the general purpose financial statements : cash basis
  7. Introduction to the general purpose financial statements : accrual basis
  8. Interpretation of the general purpose financial statements of government
  9. The use of ict to accelerate the implentation of ipsas

Conference objectives:

  1. To examine methods for implementing change and achieving the strategic transformation objectives of the organization in line with ipsas.
  2. To advance the participants’ understanding of the roles of accountants and auditors in effective implementation and administration of ipsas
  3. To deepen and broaden participants role as part of the transformational management team
  4. To prepare participants for future ressponsibilities
  • Workshop title:“towards efficient service delivery in accounting and auditing”

Target audience:

  1. Senior and middle management executives in the accounting and auditing departments in the ministries, departments and agencies (mdas) in benue state and local governments.
  2. Senior and middle management executives in the accounting and auditing departments inthe benue state house of assembly
  3. Executives and other officers whose schedules are crucial to the organization’s objectives and goals.

Core topics:

  1. International best practices in accounting for government revenues – collection, recording, transfer & custody
  2. Budgeting and budgetary control in the public sector
  3. The use of information technology in management (including the use of powerpoint in presentations)
  4. Using the nigerian procurement process for efficient service delivery
  5. The role of auditors and accountants in the procurement process.
  6. Team building and motivation in the work place
  7. Managing stress as a catalyst for improved performance
  1. Features of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms of a budgetary control system;
  2. Evolving an adequate accounting system;
  3. Salient features of the nigerian pension scheme

Conference objectives:

  1. To examine methods for implementing change and achieving the strategic transformation objectives of the organization.
  2. To advance the participants’ understanding of the roles of accountants and auditors in effective procurement process
  3. To deepen and broaden participants role as part of the transformational management team
  4. To prepare participants for future ressponsibilities
  • Topic: succession planning workshop

Objectives

The workshop has following principal objectives.

  1.  to ensure that there is no problem of succession in administration.
  2.  to ensure continuity and uninterrupted administration and service delivery.
  3. to maintain and preserve a track record of efficient performance
  4. to acquire knowledge on how to understand the responsibilities and processes involved in specific duties, thus making the officer qualified and suitable for the post.
  5.  to provide a forum for in-depth brainstorming, this shall centre on constructive criticism as regards succession problems and thus develop new innovative ideas.
  6. to enable participants appreciate their role both as individuals and as a part of government as a whole in ensuring the sound succession planning policies are put in place, thus creating a conducive work environment for all those involved.

   contents

The workshop is expected to be run in three modules which are subsequently given below.

Module 1: basic ingredients of manpower planning

*       background to manpower planning

  • Definitions
  • Importance
  • Benefits

*       process of manpower planning i

  • Objective setting
  • Planning periods
  • Personnel records and statistics
  • Supply forecasting

*       process of manpower planning ii

  • Demand forecasting
  • Establishing manpower plan
  • Initiating the succession plan
  • Identification of key problem areas.

 Module ii   : institutional requirements for

Effective i succession planning

*        recruitment, selection, and placement

  • Recruitment process
  • Selection methods
  • Engagement and placement
  • Induction and training

*        holding on competent employees

  • Job evaluation and suitability
  • Assessment centres for spotting future potentials.
  • Motivating factors
  • Communication in organisations

*        developing employees

  • Performance evaluation
  • Career planning and prospects
  • Training and development

Module iii:  self-development for effective

Succession planning

*        personal efficiency strategies

  • The need
  • Factors governing self-efficiency
  • Strategies identification

*        managing people adequately

  • Identification of human problems in organisations
  • Skills for diagnosing human situations
  • Conditions of imbalances
  • The resulting equilibrium

*        identifying/choosing a successor

  • The family organization
  • The large corporation/institution
  • The 12 commandments
  • Succession problem areas

Module iv:  basic accounting skill for sufficient

Service delivery

*        personal efficiency strategies

  • Conference title:global best practices conference in accounting,”

Target audience:

  1. Accountants of local governments, heads of administration, hpms, tlgs and head of main accounts in the local governments.
  2. Executives and other officers whose schedules are crucial to the organization’s objectives and goals.

Core topics:

  1. Effective time management in the work place;
  2. The use of information technology in management (including the use of powerpoint in presentations)
  3. Change management using adkar principles of leadership
  4. Salient features of the new pensions reform act
  5. Sharing the internanal best practices in public procurement. The use of bank reconciliation statements as a tool for internal control.
  6. Understanding budgeting and budgetary control in the public sector
  7. Understanding the public sector accounting for efficient service delivery;

Conference objectives:

  1. To deepen participants understanding of how to apply the principles of efficient service delivery system to public procurement,
  2. To examine methods for implementing change and achieving the strategic transformation objectives of the organization.
  3. To enhance the productivity levels of the participants.
  4. To prepare participants for future responsibilities
  • Topic:tax & vat administration

           course objectives

  1. to assist policy makers in government in fuller understanding of nigerian tax laws and applicants.
  2. to sharpen the skills of participants in the areas of tax laws, practice and administration in nigeria.
  3. to equip participants with compliance requirements on paye; vat amongst others.
  4. to make participants aware, through case studies of various ways of reducing tax burdens on employees income.
  5. to expose the participants to income tax problems and how best to avoid or cope with tax investigation with relevance to nigerian environment.

          target audience

Senior officers and executives, especially those from grade levels 8 and above.

          course contents

introduction to nigerian tax

  • Definition
  • Historical background and structure of nigerian tax system
  • Sources of tax laws
  • Organs of administration
  • Characteristics of a good tax system.

                   the administration of personal income tax

  • The act
  • Definition of employees, trade or profession etc
  • Legal meaning of income
  • Allowable & disallowable expenses
  • Computation of personal income tax
  • Income tax under p.a.y.e
  • Taxation of non – resident individuals
  • Objection procedures
  • Rules of residence as applicable
  • Other special consideration

Corporate tax planning & management introduction

  • The act
  • Organs of administration
  • Basis of assessment to taxation

         ascertainment of profits

  • Computation of assessable i total profits
  • Allowable and disallowable items
  • Incomes liable / exempted from tax

Specialised companies

  • Tax provisions on specialised companies such as
  • Insurance companies
  • Company engaged in cables and wireless apparatus etc.

Capital allowances

  • General principles and computation
  • Leased assets
  • Other assets
  • Certificate of acceptance

Assessment & payment of taxes

  • Annual returns
  • Chargeability and responsibilities
  • Payment of companies incomes tax including minimum tax.

        withholding tax

  • Legal basis
  • Basic concepts
  • Administration of withholding tax
  • Accounting of withholding tax.

Planning issues

  • Planning tools
  • Rights obligations and privileges
  • Offences and penalties

                   The laws and practice of value added tax in Nigeria

  • Introduction and legislation
  • Administrative organs
  • Vatable persons
  • Taxable activity
  • Taxable & non-taxable goods & services
  • Highlights of vat – allowable & disallowable input vat
  • Registration for vat
  • Rendition of returns
  • Rights, privileges obligations & penalties
  • Critical issues on vat management

 

                   The administration and practice of petroleum profit tax act (ppta)

  1. Introduction
  2. Types of arrangement
  3. The difference between p.p.t.a and c.i.t.a
  4. Definition and technical terms
  5. Ascertainment of profits
  6. Capital allowances
  7. Computation of petroleum profit tax
  8. Objection procedures
  9. Procedure for payment of p.p.t
  10. Offences and penalties
  11. Recent developments m practice
  12. Case study
  • Topic: effective budgetary, accounting and internal auditing systems

          for whom

  1. Senior and management staff of the accounts and internal audit departments of the organization;
  • Directors, deputy directors, assistant directors and other management staff in the organization.

          workshop objectives

  1. To acquaint participants with the features of an effective accounting and system;
  • To expose them to the intricacies of an efficient budgetary control system including monitoring and evaluation mechanisms;
  • To assist them have a better understanding of reconciliation techniques;
  • To enhance the productivity levels of the participants.

workshop content

  1. Installation of an effective budgetary control system;
  • Features of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms of a budgetary control system;
  • Evolving an adequate accounting system;
  • A critical look at internal audit systems;
  • Preparation of bank reconciliation statements;
  • Fixed assets and stock control management;

Course administration

It is proposed that the courses will be administered as follows:

          workshop methodology      

  • Formal lectures
  • Power point presentations.
  • Case studies.
  • Syndicated work, and
  • Group discussions.

Course materials

Course materials to be provided by the consultants include the following for each participant;

  • Folders and conference bags
  • Writing materials (paper, biros, etc)
  • Handouts per paper presented
  • Group photograph
  • Course certificate

Resource persons:

  1. Ogwezi nwachuku is an experienced banker, educationist management and it consultant. He is a fellow of the institute of chartered accountants of nigeria (ican), associate member of the nigerian institute of management (nim) as well as a member of the institute of management consultants of nigeria (imcon). His experience is spread over three decades in both public and private sectors of the nigerian economy. He is a seasoned financial and management consultant and was once a part time lecturer at different higher institutions in nigeria. He has been involved in facilitating at workshops and seminars both at the local level as well as international including those organized by the institute of chartered accountants of nigeria (ican). He was a member of the visitation panel to usmanu danfodiyo university, sokoto in 2011. He is currently the national treasurer of great ife alumni association.
  2.  Deinde musa olawuwo is an experienced chartered accountant and tax consultant. He is a fellow of the institute of chartered accountants of nigeria (ican) and a member of the chartered institute of taxation of nigeria (citn). He also possessed a diploma in law from the lagos state university, lagos. His experience spread over two decades in the field of audit, accountancy, taxation, and management consultancy. He has been a facilitator at the nigerian army school of finance and administration for several years, apart from facilitating at other local and international seminars/ workshops.
  3. Luka usman: he is a member of the computer professional registration council of nigeria (mcpn) and a microsoft certified professional (mcp). He has also undergone studies both within and outside nigeria including presatigious ghana-india koffi annan centre of excellence for information technology, accra, ghana. He has facilitated in various conferences and workshops including those organized outside the country. An enthusiastic professional and computer expert, with proven leadership abilities in working as a team, handling multiple tasks with exceptional interpersonal skills to integrate with colleagues and participants to develop valuable friendships inspiring confidence in any participant. He can be reached on +2348098652011 0r +2348032281473

We appreciate the following organizations that have sent participants to our local and international workshops / seminars:

  1. Central bank of Nigeria
  2. Budget office of the federation
  3. Office of the auditor general of the federation
  4. Voice of Nigeria
  5. National hajj commission
  6. Abuja municipal metropolitan council
  7. Independent corrupt practices commission (icpc)
  8. The Nigerian navy
  9. Federal inland revenue service (firs)
  10. The independent national electoral commission (inec)
  11. Federal ministry of agriculture
  12. Federal medical centre, yaba
  13. Community health practitioners registration board
  14. Environmental health practioners registration council
  15. National commission of colleges of education (ncce), etc