The 18th edition of the Owner Managers Programme (OMP 18) ended with a lively cocktail session at Lagos Business School yesterday.
The class, which started in March this year, comprised professionals from sectors such as professional services, oil and gas, manufacturing, construction and ICT.
Participants admitted learning new skills from the programme that would stand them in good stead in their businesses and organisations. While some built a pipeline of associates they could rely on; others gave their businesses/organisations extra mileage with international collaborations.
Ejiofor Onyiuke of Flux Integrated Services said the OMP had opened up business possibilities that he never knew existed. “It’s shown me one can strike a balance between work and family. I’m very enthusiastic about putting all I’ve learnt to good use,” he said.
“The OMP 18 experience at LBS has simply been extraordinary,” observed Uchechi Joe Udofia of Vandrezzer Energy Services Limited. “We’ve been taught quite a lot, but what resonates with me is that there’s really not much one can do without knowledge. I’ve had all these great experiences, thanks to LBS.”
Ene Ijegwa-Adaji, MD/CEO, I.A&G Partners Limited, started out expecting to develop new skills to grow her business. But she admitted getting more than she originally bargained for. “There’s a network of people I can rely on; the LBS alumni is brilliant. The OMP has opened up a new world of possibilities for me, making me realise anything is possible,” she said.
The Owner Managers Programme (OMP) is designed for owners/managing directors of small and medium scale organizations, with a view to equipping them with the knowledge and skills to competitively position their businesses for the future.