The much-anticipated problem-solving and decision-making seminar commenced at Lagos Business School yesterday with 37 participants.
The three-day programme aims to boost the strategic thinking of participants, equip them to take effective decisions and tackle problems in their respective organisations better.
Participants who started the seminar comprised managing directors, executives, business leaders and managers drawn from Oil and Gas, ICT, insurance and government agencies, among others.
“We hope that at the end of this programme, they will become better managers, well equipped to make positive improvements in their organisations and of course take the LBS experience along with them,” explained Alex Ererobe, Programme Coordinator.
But participants obviously got more than they bargained for during the introductory phase of the seminar. Several of them, including Mr Franklin Uwalaka, Managing Director, nmr Intercontinental Limited, observed that their first few classes surpassed their expectations.
“I think LBS is a great institution which has helped both medium and small-scale companies update their knowledge about business management,” said Uwalaka, who was inspired to make a return to LBS for the seminar following a previous experience. “My experience today has only whetted my appetite for the deliverables during the rest of the programme.”
I.I Oyebamiji, CEO, Landmark College, had the same story to tell: “I’ve learnt that my personality plays a key role in decision-making that will positively affect my business. This is my first time in LBS, but both the environment and the organisation have met my expectations.”
Prospects are good that at the end of the seminar, participants will think according to defined parameters that aid optimal decision-making, develop their reference models to accommodate novel decision situations and manage group-based decision-making.