Both participants and facilitators have high expectations from the 58th run of Lagos Business School’s Senior Management Programme (SMP 58) which commenced with 37 participants recently.
At a welcome cocktail organised for participants, they admitted having good first impressions about the institution, and expressed optimism that they would conclude the programme equipped with the requisite managerial and business skills.
Irene Moses, a terminal manager with Oando, expects sound knowledge and stronger team building skills. “For me, coming to LBS means coming back home because I’ve been part of a programme earlier. Leaders and managers have to be able to carry their team along, and this programme tops the list of recommendations that can equip me with that skill,” he said.
“As far as I’m concerned, LBS is the Harvard of Nigeria,” declared Adeola Abioye of the Treasury Department at First Bank of Nigeria. A business ethics enthusiast, she wants her strategic thinking and business decisions honed, including a good blend of LBS’ unique offerings: sound knowledge, the right attitude and a solid network.
“It’s a great and vibrant class,” observed Henry Etok, Programme Director. “Based on the feedback I’ve received, participants have high expectations about SMP 58 and I’m sure they’ll not be disappointed.”
Covering 17 core management areas, the SMP boosts the effectiveness and strategic thinking capabilities of senior executives, enabling them achieve a measurable improvement in their contributions to their organisations. Accordingly, participants receive good basic grounding in the main management disciplines and do a lot of work in building their personal skills.