After 4 months of boosting their personal effectiveness and strategic thinking capabilities, participants in Lagos Business School’s Senior Management Programme (SMP 52) concluded the course weekend with a farewell cocktail.
The SMP is aimed at building the personal skills of participants to enable them achieve an immediate and measurable improvement in their contribution to their organisations. To that end, it covers 17 core management areas with over 120 cases backed by lectures, discussions and simulation exercises.
Participants wrapped up the programme in a convivial atmosphere where they recounted lessons learnt and networking opportunities fostered.
“I’ve always known LBS to be a strong brand,” said Cyril Okoroigwe, head, operations, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc. “I came in expecting skills in business ethics, entrepreneurship, strategy and negotiation and can say that to a large extent they have been met.”
Ndokwu Ngozi of Energy Shield Petrochemical Limited observed that the programme made her realise there were more effective ways of doing business and yielding results than she previously thought. She said, “Most times we feel we’re doing business properly, but with programmes like this we realise there’s a lot more we can do to achieve our goals faster. I’m proud to have been part of the programme.”
SMP 52 recorded 48 participants drawn from varying sectors of the economy, including banking, finance, energy and ICT.