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Electoral Figures Forum (EFF) - For general public

Starts: 19th Dec, 2019

Location: University Of Ibadan, Queen Idia, Ibadan

Summary

EFF is designed to create a unique platform to evaluate the Nigerian General Elections and its processes by different stakeholders. About this Event ELECTORAL FIGURES FORUM (EFF) Overview of EFF Electoral Figures Forum (EFF) is a flagship program of Critical Path Leadership Initiative (CPLi), EFF is designed to create a unique platform to evaluate the Nigerian General Elections and its processes by different stakeholders. EFF will be happening twice in an election cycle of 4 years; an edition of EFF will focus on the post-elections evaluation and the other edition will be focusing on the pre-election processes. The core objective of EFF is to become a source of knowledge documentation for Nigeria’s political space for policy recommendation and entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria. The maiden edition of EFF will be happening on the 19th December 2019 with the focus to evaluate and deliberate on the 2019 general elections in Nigeria. To have focused discussion at the forum, a number of issues have been identified and the forum will find answers to these. Each of the identified issues will be discussed by Theme Speakers; one per main issue, and thereafter, the participants will be divided into breakout session groups to discuss each issue intensely. The outcomes of the forum will be used with other verifiable data to develop four (4) policy briefs with each focusing on a theme. The four topical issues are; 1. Inclusiveness in Nigeria Electoral process - Women - Young people - People living with Disabilities Theme Speaker: 2. Prevalence of violence in Nigeria Electoral system - Security agents’ involvement - Violence sources - Youth engagement - The role of the umpire Theme Speaker: Idea - INEC, Civil Defense 3. State of health of Political Parties - Party sustainability - Cross-carpeting system (Financial & Ideology) - Party Politics - Regulation Suggested names: Mr. Sarafadeen Mohammed 4. Judicial disposition in Nigeria electoral processes - Pre-election cases delay - Post-election cases and judgment - Effects of Judicial on INEC Admission is free but registration is required. For further enquiry: Oluwatobi – 08160023356 or Olubusayo - 08026127988

Ethical Issues in Government Accounting Course

Starts: 27th Aug, 2019

Location: lagos

Summary

An Accountant must remain impartial and loyal to ethical guidelines when recording or reviewing financial records for reporting purposes. An Accountant frequently encounters ethical issues regardless of the industry and must remain continually vigilant to reduce the chances of outside forces manipulating financial records, which could lead to both ethical and criminal violations. In line with this, it is essential for an accountant to understand the basic Ethics of government accounting. Code of conduct required in government Accounting will also is discussed. This training workshop is designed to enhance Public sector officers on how to improve their performance and product exceptional result. phone: +234-8023194131

Tax Management for Organizations Course

Starts: 7th Oct, 2019

Location: Captain House 4th Floor, 34 Aje Road, Sabo Yaba

Summary

The development of any nation depends on the amount of revenue generated by the government for the provision of infrastructural facilities. Taxation is the key to unlocking the resources required for public investment and infrastructure growth. Taxation and tax management is a stressful activity for everyone, especially for business owners and entrepreneurs. If you’re selling taxable goods or services in any state in Nigeria or you earn some income from working in the country, you almost always have tax obligations. This means you are legally required to collect, file and remit tax. Accounting officers often encounter difficulties with preparing tax computation and returns. This course has been designed to expose participants to how to compute tax in different tax categories i.e. payee, withholding tax, company income tax etc and the timeline. Learning Objectives Recognize the importance of voluntary compliance to avoid paying penalties Differentiate between tax evasion and tax avoidance using case law to manage tax. Identify tax computations for various categories of taxes Learn about joint tax board, Firs and other government tax agencies. Identify taxes payable to the 3 tier of government Examine the various tax law and regulation Filing of returns and the timing. give us a call on 08033076702

Negotiating and Managing PPP Contracts

Starts: 28th Oct, 2019

Location: TBA abuja

Summary

In this GLOMACS Negotiating and Managing PPP Contracts training seminar, we examine PPP from first principles to real-world examples, learning from the success and failure of PPP projects around the world. We introduce, demonstrate and test best practice recommendations for project evaluation, contractual drafting, procurement and contract management. In this GLOMACS training seminar, we dispel some common myths and misconceptions concerning PPP, and we address crucial practical issues such as community and stakeholder engagement, incentivizing or compelling contractual performance and dealing with requests for variation or renegotiation of contract terms. PPP can mobilize private sector investment and expertise to provide much-needed infrastructure and public services. It can transform government departments and contracting authorities from being owners and operators of assets into knowledgeable purchasers of services from the private sector. However, with more than 110 countries competing for PPP funding and expertise, success depends on the development of public and private sector capacity and understanding of PPP. This GLOMACS training seminar will highlight: Best Practice for Project Evaluation and Procurement What makes a "bankable" PPP? How to use Payment Mechanisms to incentivize or enforce Contractual Performance? The Lessons we can learn from PPP Successes and Failures The Essential Role of Good Contract Management – from beginning to end Objectives This GLOMACS training course will enhance your ability to determine whether PPP is the best vehicle for your projects, and to ensure that you have in place the contract terms and contract management techniques to ensure long-term success. At the end of this GLOMACS training course, you will learn to: Analyze and evaluate project proposals to decide whether they are suitable for PPP Apply best practice in procurement, promoting transparency, fairness and "bankability" Understand where contractual disputes are most likely to arise, and how to deal with them Decide how best to respond to problems, and how to rescue a PPP Determine how to secure and maintain political and public confidence in PPP Training Methodology In this GLOMACS Contracts Management training course, our expert presenter draws on practical experience and extensive discussion with policy makers, Ministers, Law Officers, PPP Units, private sector contractors and funders in Africa and around the world. This GLOMACS training course blends presentations with practical case studies and interactive exercises to ensure that participants have ample opportunity to discuss, challenge and understand the key principles of PPP. Organisational Impact Success can be learned, and failures avoided, by examining others' experience. Throughout GLOMACS this training course, we draw on practical examples of best practice and well-documented failures to maximize your team's chances of success. Through practical examples, open discussion and interactive exercises, your team can gain the skills and confidence to deliver successful PPP. Personal Impact Your team members will learn and have the opportunity to practice techniques for: Evaluating project proposals, whether invited or unsolicited Managing or mitigating demand risk Drafting, negotiating and managing performance of high quality PPP contracts Accurately and confidently deciding how best to respond to delays, problems or unforeseen events Communicating the social value and economic benefits of PPP Who Should Attend? This GLOMACS training programme is specifically designed for central government bodies and contracting authorities considering PPP to address infrastructure or public service requirements. This training programme is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: PPP Unit Officials and Advisors Transactional Advisors Procurement Specialists Contract Management Specialists Legal Advisors Project Management Professionals Seminar Outline DAY 1 PPP in a Globally Competitive Market PPP and the "infrastructure gap" Global Competition for Funds and Expertise PPP vs. Privatization – dispelling the myths and misconceptions PPP Models and Structures What makes a "bankable" PPP? Using PPP for Social Benefit and Economic Empowerment Lessons from around the world - What can we learn from successful and failed PPPs? DAY 2 The Benefits of a Strong PPP Unit PPP is one approach, not the only approach Feasibility and Project Evaluation Assessing and Managing demand risks Community and Stakeholder Engagement - dispute avoidance, not dispute resolution Principles of Good PPP Procurement Dealing with unsolicited Project Proposals DAY 3 Drafting and Negotiating PPP Contracts The Anatomy of a PPP

Public Sector and Civil Service Reforms Course: An International Perspective

Starts: 22nd Jul, 2019

Location: lagos

Summary

By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to demonstrate a heightened understanding of the following concepts and issues: Part 1: Public sector reform, an overview Scope of public sector reform Functions of the public sector Public sector reform’s activities Reducing public sector commitment and involvement Political leadership and public sector reform Creating transparency whilst maintaining confidentiality National security protection Public sector reform in developing countries. Part 2: The government and its importance Reforming the government Rationalization Innovations in public management Improving the management of public finance Development agencies’ perspective on the role of government E-government UK and us as cases in point. Part 3: Government reinvention: restructuring and privatizing public enterprises The advent of, and move towards, government reinvention The essence of leaner and meaner governmental machines The national partnership for reinventing government (NPR) principles of government reinvention Empower communities Encouraging competition Mission-driven regimes Results-orientation User-needs focus Revenue consciousness Invest in preventing problems Authority decentralization Invoking market forces Enhanced ICTs, strategic computing and telecommunications in the public sector Privatization and its efficacy as an economic stimulus Public-private partnerships Restructuring Management innovation Managing innovations in quasi-governmental bodies and quasi non-governmental organisations (quango) Restructuring quangos Improving the system What is quango? Quango’s existence Quango controversies and criticisms Quango in the UK and Ireland. Part 5: Civil service reform-basic concept (1) What is civil service? Importance of a good civil service The need to reform the civil service The changing focus of civil service reform Barriers to civil service reform A good place to start civil service reform Civil service reform and good governance Civil service reform and socio-economic development Components of civil service reform Size and structure of government Recruitment Capacity building and human resource management Performance and promotion Professionalism and modernity Civil service accountability. Part 6: Civil service reform-basic concept (2) Challenges to civil service reform Factors characterizing effective civil service reform The right agenda for civil service reform Technical aspects of civil service reform New public management Recruitment Performance management Pay and conditions Donor salary report Brain drain Training Employment Ethics The politics of civil service reform Continuous professional development (CPD) performance management in the civil service Monitoring and evaluating (m and e) civil service Why civil service reform failed

Corporate Governance & Risk Management for State & Public Sector Organisations

Starts: 4th Nov, 2019

Location: abuja

Summary

This GLOMACS Corporate Governance & Risk Management for State & Public Sector Organization training course provides you with the latest tools & techniques to apply the corporate governance fundamentals in the public sector. It will assist your organization to have appropriate systems and structures to achieve a high level of organizational performance. It also provides all the participants with a valuable to the implications, and the benefits, which arise from good governance standards and practices. This exciting GLOMACS training course is designed to present, discuss and provide guidance on key governance principles, rules, best practice recommendations and various issues, pertinent to public-sector organizations. It will provide you with a guide of good governance, focusing on accountability, compliance, risk assessment, disclosure and transparency requirements, to ensure that administration and reporting obligations impacting on your organization are identified and addressed. As well It also designed to develop and enhance your skills and knowledge of risk management for state & public sector. GLOMACS training course will equip the board of directors, senior executives’ managers and head of departments to effectively discharge their staff and collective governance roles, responsibilities and accountabilities, and lead the organization to mitigate their risk and ensure the success and sustainability through governance excellence and efficient risk management. It will support to implement them effectively and achieve critical stakeholder outcomes by acting appropriately and fairly. As effective management of risk is now recognized as a critical element of good governance and assurance arrangements in public service organizations and state agencies. Objectives By the end of this GLOMACS training course, participants will be able to: Define the nature, important components and importance of governance and how to achieve it for the state and public sectors Identify the requirements of good governance with relevant roles, responsibilities and accountabilities within the state and public sector Establish, lead and manage the specialist functions to meet the requirements of current corporate governance codes and standards, and manage the required change and development effectively for the state and public sector The role and responsibilities of the Board and those with whom they interact, and Management in implementing good governance principles Identify the types of risk for the state and public sectors with a potential impact on corporate governance Appreciate the role of risk management in the governance and management of organization Conduct Monitor program of risk management policy obligations and risk registers Training Methodology This GLOMACS Corporate Governance & Risk Management for State & Public Sector training course will utilize a variety of proven techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This GLOMACS training course is highly interactive involving delegates in the discussion, analysis of case studies, videos and exercises. Where appropriate, these will include real issues brought to the workshop by delegates. Organisational Impact This GLOMACS Corporate Governance & Risk Management training course is of direct relevance to the public sector and as a result the organizations will benefit greatly from their employee’s participation. The organization will gain from employees with: An understanding of the requirements of the Governance & Risk management of State Bodies and other relevant governance expectations Enabling the Boards and organizations to make well informed and appropriate decisions It will help senior leaders to recognize the nature and components of effective integrated frameworks for good corporate governance Developing the risk management policy effectively Skills to evaluate performance and recommend actions to improve performance An ability to work independently and as valuable team members Personal Impact This GLOMACS training seminar will of personally benefit delegates by providing you with a: Better understanding of the context and importance of the work you do Enrich your governance and risk management knowledge and gain the latest tools, tips and strategic thinking to lead your organization within the Public Sector Improved knowledge and skills to improve your effectiveness An ability to evaluate, analyze and recommend action Increased self-confidence and motivation at work Greater job satisfaction in providing quality support to management Greater ability to supervise, develop and motivate colleagues It will assist you to implement the structural, process, behavioural, compliance, risk and performance imperatives needed within a robust accountability framework A familiari

E-Government, Digital Transformation in Government, Innovating Public Policy & Service

Starts: 19th Aug, 2019

Location: abuja

Summary

Technology has brought about unprecedented opportunities to drive efficiencies, enable automation and change how society interacts and engages in all facets of life. The pace of change is advancing, as are citizen expectations, and globally Governments are, and need to, transform their operations to be more accessible, transparent and accountable. Apart from aligning to the global trend to move to E-Government, countries need a clear and defined agenda and supporting process to drive change and leverage technology, as a global exemplar. E-Government is ultimately about realizing the benefits of technology for transforming the way services are delivered to citizens and improving their experience through a ‘Citizen Centric’ model. This has created a pressure to e-enable, transform and innovate in an environment filled with buzzwords Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Big Data, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Robotics…. etc, etc. Yet, Governments are mired in legacy and are not ‘start up’ businesses, and are obligated to deliver policies and serve all citizens, including those not ready to embrace technology. Technology must be applied as an ‘enabler’ at the right time for the right reasons and not just because it is available or the latest trend – the question in mind must always be ‘why are we investing in technology?’ This GLOMACS training seminar will highlight: E-Government –What is E-Government and how governments can adapt and deliver e-services, and encourage a shift to new services to improve the citizen’s experiences and how to define suitable Key Performance Indicators Digital Transformation – What is digital transformation really means, the benefits it can deliver and how to prioritize opportunities for automation, making use of the most appropriate delivery methodologies and seeking opportunities to share services Technological Developments – All too often people use technological buzz words or feel obliged to apply them when they don’t necessarily understand the value and applicability. We will provide a brief overview of the current key buzzwords and how the technologies are being applied A Citizen Centric Approach – How are citizens expectations changing and how can we best meet their requirements by applying appropriate technology to the delivery of services Innovating Public Policy & Services – What is the role of Government and how can it better develop policies to deliver outcomes and create a structure and environment for innovation that delivers efficiency and improved services to Citizens. Benchmarking and learning from others – successes and failures Excellence, Tools & Awards – Countries with a long-term vision for Public services, typically operate various tools, guidelines and awards to drive change Objectives At the end of this GLOMACS training seminar, you will learn to: Recognize the opportunities e-government can bring and Identify and prioritize where technology can be best applied to drive efficiencies, enable change and improve service delivery for Citizens To understand, analyze and where to apply technologies appropriately, to enable a digital transformation that serves the Department and citizens Develop and implement a ‘Channel Shift’ strategy to encourage Citizens to take up and move to the most efficient e-enabled services Ask the right questions and have the confidence to engage in conversations when seeking support to deliver policies, e-enable existing services or seek to improve the citizens experience Recognize the needs of the ‘Citizen’ in all areas of work whether writing policy, creating a communications plan or creating or improving a service Understand the meaning of a Key Performance Indicator, how to create them and ensure that they align to the outcomes sought from the application of technology Have insight and basic understanding of the latest ‘buzzword’ technologies and their application Training Methodology An interactive training course using a mixture of presentations with discussion, case studies, debates and exercises including live examples. Ideally attendees will bring questions and examples from their own working environment. Organisational Impact Employees within Government organisations need to understand the role of technology and accept that achieving truly transformed e-enabled organisation is down to all and not just technologist who are just the enablers: Gain insight and understanding of what E-Government is and how it can deliver outcomes Their role in delivering and enabling Digital Transformation and how it benefits the Department and Citizen’s Ensure employees can talk confidently with technology Departments and know what questions to ask Ensure a common understanding of how to improve the customer experience How to identify opportunities for improvement and

PUBLIC SERVICE REORIENTATION WORKSHOP

Starts: 3rd Dec, 2018

Location: CMD Zonal Office, Naka Road, After Our Ladies of Perpetual Light Catholic Church, By Grams School,Makurdi

Summary

The implementation of government policies and decisions lies with the public service. The understanding of the code of conduct, policies and programmes of government is critical to effective performance of public servants. The present day demands and reforms in the public service require the competence to deliver with the right attitude in the conduct of government business. This workshop is designed to equip participants with the relevant knowledge and skills required to be efficient and effective in a dynamic work environment. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: Discuss the code of conduct in the public service; Identify the need to promote integrity in service delivery; Discuss communication procedures in the public service; and Apply rules and regulations in the public service. Overview of Public Service Re-Orientation Public Service Rules Financial Regulations in Government Establishments Code of Conduct and Ethics in Public Service Transparency and Accountability Procurement in the Public Service Communication in the Public Service Capacity Building Freedom of Information Act Attitudinal Change Budgeting System in Government Discipline and Disciplinary Procedures METHODOLOGY Lecture, discussion, case study, role-play, exercises and other relevant learning methods. Audio-visual aids will be used to reinforce these learning methods. TARGET GROUP Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors and other officers in the Public Service.

MEDIUM TERM SECTOR STRATEGIES FOR MINISTRIES, DEPARTMENTS & AGENCIES

Starts: 19th Aug, 2019

Location: coming soon

Summary

Course Objectives The objective of the training is to expose public sector participants Planning department of the Ministries as well as Officers responsible for Planning in all Departments and Agencies to the principles, practices and current thinking, concepts and developments on Medium Term Sector Strategies in order to facilitate the process of MTSS. The training will cover the steps to be followed by all participating line ministries and MDAs with the aim of • Ensuring an appropriate degree of consistency between the submissions from different ministries; and • Allowing an appropriate degree of flexibility to reflect between-sector differences and to allow for learning and development through the process Course Contents DAY ONE Overview • Definition of concepts • What is MTSS • Why is MTSS necessary • Flaws in current Planning system • Links between MTSS and other planning documents • Stakeholder participation DAY TWO Doing MTSS • Features of MTSS/MTEF • Stages in MTSS development o Stage 1 – Review and Preparation o Stage 2 – Strategy Workshops o Stage 3 – Documentation and Agreement • Roles and responsibilities of those involved with MTSS development DAY THREE The Costing Framework • Programme Based Budgeting • How to cost activities DAY FOUR Monitoring & Evaluation • The purpose of M&E • The Performance Reporting and Review system • Contents of the Performance Evaluation Report • How to undertake Annual Performance Reviews • Roles and responsibilities of those involved in the Performance Reporting and Review process • Understanding and developing KPIs DAY FIVE Stakeholder Participation • Gender & Social Inclusion in planning • The role of civil society in the planning process

BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY & VALUE CHAIN MANAGEMENT FOR MINISTRIES AND AGENCIES

Starts: 9th Sep, 2019

Location: 37 OFFA ROAD, ALONG FLOWER GARDEN OPPOSITE ROAD SAFETY HQ., G.R.A., ILORIN

Summary

Programme Description Public Service in Nigeria, as everywhere, is only as good as the policy it develops and implements. How does the public service management find a unique positioning for their ministries, departments or agencies and contribute to putting the country on the path of continual and sustainable growth and development? What are the current challenges: • What are we trying to achieve? • What will success look like for us? • Where are we currently stuck? • What action are we considering taking? • What cultural challenges are there to navigate? That is discovering a good public service strategy. What discrete activities should different functions of the public service perform in creating, producing and delivering iconic services? That is putting the value chain in the right sequence. And it must be appreciated that all costs arise from value chain activities; and all that makes any department differentiated are created by them. Those are the questions this programme answers. Course Contents DAY ONE The difference between the poor countries and the rich ones Why are some economies consistently outperforming others? The Requirements Moving into the Blue Ocean - Spirit of Adventure - Spirit of Discipline Blue Ocean Strategic Thinking - Commercial Enterprise Application - Social Enterprise Application Blue Ocean Case For Nigeria's Economy Ideas of Strategic Repositioning Social Enterprise Strategy Canvas. DAY TWO A Philosophy of Macro-Economic Policy Economic Performance Indicators of Recent Years Social Enterprise Value Chain Management Performance Audit - Forces working in our favour - Forces working against us Pursuing Blue Ocean Interventions - Finding the right and relevant uncontested space - Agricultural Development Policy framework - Manufacturing Development Policy framework - Financial System Policy framework - Export Policy framework - Infrastructure Development Policy framework Human Development Case. DAY THREE Value Innovation - Commercial Enterprise Application - Social Enterprise Application The 4-Actions Framework - Cash generation potential - Flow of resource needs - Current contributions - Development potentials The Canvas • The Strategy Canvas • Value Innovation – Offering Unprecedented Utility DAY FOUR Value Chain Definition Value Chain Mandatory Tripod - Disciplined people - Disciplined thinking - Disciplined actions Tailored Value Chain - Leadership - Followership - Responsibilities DAY FIVE Value Chain Management - Balanced Scorecard approach - Plan-Perform-Assess approach - Setting expectations Value Chain Stakeholders Utility Mapping Growth Consequences of Creating Blue Oceans Right and Wrong Measures of Success. Email: info@tomassociatesng.com

MULTI YEAR BUDGETING FOR PUBLIC SECTOR PLANNING OFFICERS

Starts: 14th Oct, 2019

Location: coming soon

Summary

What the Course Presents • How governments can make a more explicit and consistent statement of policy goals and priorities. • Provides continuity to the budget process by placing the annual budget discussion in the context of the government’s medium term fiscal strategy and policy priorities. • Encourages efficiency in the allocation of public resources by enhancing transparency and accountability in the budget process and by providing a mechanism for the systematic review of expenditure priorities and commitments. • Budget projections signal whether current policies and their future implications are at odds with this fiscal strategy. • Serves as a vehicle for encouraging cooperation between various government agencies by inviting greater involvement of line ministries in the budget process. Training Objectives The objective of the training is to expose participants drawn from the Budgeting department of the Planning Ministry as well as Officers responsible for Budget Preparation in all the other Ministries, Departments and Agencies to the principles, practices and current thinking, concepts and developments on multi year budgeting so as to appreciate the value of the process and enhance their the ability to draw up multi year budgets to support programmes and projects. It will also provide a better understanding and interpretation of budget reports whilst fostering the savings of time and effort in preparing annual budgets. Course Contents DAY ONE Budgeting Fundamentals • What is budget realism? • Budget realism • Annual and medium-term budgets • Budget realism concepts and characteristics • The budget system • Annual budget cycle • Understanding the budget: its coverage • Expenditure classifications • Key budget processes DAY TWO Multi Year Budgeting • Overview / introduction to Multi-year budgeting and expenditure programming • Medium term and expenditure frame works • Multi-year expenditure programming approaches • Implementing Multi-year expenditure programming • Planning, programming and budgeting system • Medium-term budget DAY THREE Budget regulation frameworks . • 'Top-down' planning and budgeting • Economic and fiscal update • Fiscal strategy paper • Budget policy statement • 'Bottom-up' planning and budgeting • Preparing a realistic budget • Processes, responsibilities and documents DAY FOUR Preparing a budget • Planning and preparing the budget - Setting up a Budget Planning Committee - Budget calendar - Preparing the budget • Getting legislative approval for the budget • Implementing the budget • Forecasting and modelling budgets using solver ( a special computer package) • Computerized budget management DAY FIVE Monitoring and Evaluation • Tracking and evaluating performance of the budget • Public expenditure tracking systems / surveys • Recording, auditing and reviewing budget performance • Monitoring and evaluating the budget • Mainstreaming gender and social inclusion in budget processes

Public Sector Budgeting: Preparation, Implementation and Control

Starts: 16th Jul, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

Participants attending this workshop training course will: Successfully build an integrated planning, budgeting and reporting process Understand costs behavior more accurately Deliver more timely and useful information to decision-makers Understand capital budgeting Identify & manage key financial indicators for the business Be able to use specific cost analysis and performance measurement techniques Be able to understand and implement the Balanced Scorecards Be able to interpret the financial impact of strategic directions Understand the problems of overheads allocation and how Activity-Based Analysis may aid decision-making and pricing strategies Select the performance measurement systems that work Think proactively beyond budgeting CONTENT: Budgeting & Cost Control in the public sector: with Strategic Planning Budgeting and the Management System of Contemporary Organizations Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Management Control Strategic Management Accounting – setting goal and objectives From Strategic to Operating Plans – actions and initiatives Measuring and Managing the Performance – KPIs and targets Managerial Accountability Budgeting: Principles and Key Concepts Understanding the Context for Budgeting The Benefit of Budgeting and its Role for Achieving Organizational Targets Principles of Budgeting Main Issues with Budget Preparation Cost Analysis for Budgetary Purposes Cost Concepts and Terminology Different Costs for Different Purposes Fixed vs. Variable Costs: The Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis Model Contribution Margin Analysis Traditional vs. Advanced Techniques in Cost-Control Under-costing and Over-costing: Understand Allocation Methods How to refine a Costing system? Traditional Cost Allocations Systems vs. Activity-Based Costing (ABC) Cost Hierarchy & Cost Drivers - Linking Resources, Activities and Management Introducing Activity-Based Budgeting (ABB) and Management (ABM) New Integrated Performance Measurement Systems Beyond Budgeting: Integrating Financial and Pre-financial Information The Drivers of Value Creation The Balanced Scorecard Integrated Reporting Connectivity Strategic Goals, Objectives, Actions and Results

Current Issues in Public Sector Treasury Management in Nigeria

Starts: 16th Jul, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

The workshop will be a practical one and will expose the participants to the current trends in Public sector treasury management. CONTENT Objectives of treasury management Scope of duties and responsibilities of today’s Corporate Treasurer The Nigerian constitution and its implications for public sector-treasury management Government funds: Consolidated revenue fund, development fund, contingency funds, special and trust fund, treasury funds etc. Relationships in federal, state and local Government funding: sharing allocations Grants, Loans, Guarantees, etc. The appropriation procedure: Appropriation bill, Finance Act, etc. Public sector financial regulations, treasury and financial circulars etc. The role of the Federal Ministry of Finance, The Accountant-General , the Auditor – General, the Presidency, the Central Bank, Public Accounts Committee, etc. Public Treasury books of accounts i.e. Petty Cash book, main cash book, cash control accounts, memorandum accounts, journal entries, etc. Cash Audit and internal control issues in treasury management Public sector computerized vote accounting FOR WHOM: All Accountants and Auditors in the Public Sector TRAINING METHODOLOGY The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.

Code of Conduct for Public Officers: Provisions, Implementation, Execution and Challenges

Starts: 6th Aug, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

This workshop training code of conduct for public officer is designed to empower the participant on various areas they to improve for better organizational functions. CONTENT: The purpose of code of conduct Principles of professional behavior Standards of conduct for public officers, employees of agencies, and local government attorneys. What drives our conduct in the organization? Respectful language in the workplace and in the public Resolving conflict of interest? Identifying corrupt conduct Relevant legislation and sources of authority Treating people with dignity and respect Confidentiality, privacy and appropriate records Reporting suspected wrong doing What happens if an employee breaches the code Professional behavior towards employees and other Unlawful or criminal conduct Who does code of conduct apply to?

The Procurement Act: Provision, Implementation and Challenges

Starts: 20th Aug, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

Participants attending this training seminar will: Understand the evolution in Procurement Discuss the inputs, outputs and processes of the system Develop meaningful performance measurements Learn the necessary conditions to be taken on all four levels CONTENT: Seeing Procurement as a Dynamic, Interactive System The System Approach vs. the Traditional Functional Approach What is the goal of Procurement? Developing the Strategic Procurement Plan An Overview of the Procurement Process Procurement as Part of the Supply Chain Developing the Strategic Procurement Decisions Make / Buy Decision Alliances and Partnerships Inter-company Trade Reciprocity and Counter Trade Supplier Strategy The Coordination Strategy The Purchasing Organization Implementing the Tactical Procurement Decisions Supplier Involvement Value Analysis Quality Assurance Supplier Selection Supplier Rating and Ranking Contract Management IT Systems and e-Procurement Policies and Procedures Staffing the Procurement Department Dealing with Operational Procurement Decisions Selecting the most Appropriate Ordering Process Addressing Quality Issues Follow-up Overdue Orders Expediting The Payment Process Reducing the Cost of Procurement: Small Value Purchase Orders Contingency Procurement Decisions The Different Contingency Situations Contingency Management Procurement Performance Measurement and challenges Spend Analysis Total Cost of Ownership Supplier Performance Measurement

Public Administration and Management

Starts: 10th Sep, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

The field of public Administration needs competent practitioners who have the knowledge and skills needed to improve quality standards, increase productivity levels and address performance requirements. This workshop will provide is with the range of managerial and administrative skills that will allow you to grow in the public sector. It also directed at people with some management knowledge or experience in discipline such as local government management, public management or public law. CONTENT - Management principles and techniques - Public Relations - Business Ethics - Public Civil Rules - Corporate Social Responsibility - Labour Relations - Overview of Government - Local Government management - Public Administration FOR WHOM: Administrative Officers, Human Resources Managers, Public Civil Servants, Directors, Supervisors, and Lawyers.

Human Capital Management in The Public Sector

Starts: 17th Sep, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

By the end of the program, participants will be able to: Identify the range of competencies required of a Human Resources Professional Know the importance of planning in the Human Resources function Develop Human Resources policies and procedures CONTENT Human Resources Management – Definitions and Objectives Human Resources Policies and Procedures – What Are They and Why We Have Them? Development of Human Resources Policies Development of Human Resources Procedures Human Resources Management Systems The Main Reasons for Human Resources Planning Develop Human Resources Policies Basic Guidelines for Having Human Resources Policies Training and Development Careers in Human Resources FOR WHOM: Professionals working in Human Resources planning or personnel administration who need to sharpen their knowledge in this important field. This programme is also suitable for Human Resources employees under development, who need to have basics of Human Resources policies and procedures as part of their development programme.

The Disciplinary Process in the Public Sector

Starts: 24th Oct, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

This workshop is to provide information and guidance to public service agencies in relation to the management of potential disciplinary matters, including suspension, under the Public Service Act. CONTENT - Preliminary Assessment - Consideration of Suspension * Procedure for Suspending an Officer * Suspension with Remuneration * Suspension without remuneration - Gesturing the Evidence - Issuing first show cause notice- Liability for Discipline - Reaching a finding on the allegations and intent to impose Disciplinary Action - Issuing second show cause notice-proposes penalty - Making a decision on the Disciplinary Action to be imposed - Management of outcomes and Documentation - Appeals - Unfair Dismissal Applications - Disclosure of previous Disciplinary Action FOR WHOM: Human Resources Managers, Heads of Departments, Admin Managers and other who perform related functions in the Public and Private Sectors. TRAINING METHODOLOGY The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties. Phone: 0803 304 5484

Work Ethics, Attitudes and Productivity Enhancement Program for Public Sector Officers

Starts: 28th May, 2019

Location: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba

Summary

To teach the best practice in work ethics, attitudes and productivity in the work place Ethics. CONTENT - Work Ethics - Principles for managing ethics in the Public Service - Corruption in public sector - Absenteeism and Abandonment of duty - Indiscipline - Public Service Rules - Lack of dedication to duty - Causes of Negative Work Ethics - Respect and Communication - Cooperation and Team work - Appearance and character - Performance Appraisal - Motivation FOR WHOM:Human Resources Managers, Heads of Departments, Managers Supervisors, Lawyers, Accountants, Auditors, Industrial Relations Managers and others

The Public Sector Leaders of the Future Course

Starts: 6th May, 2019

Location: 5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Opposite Divisional Police Station, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony

Summary

This is a signature programme for the development of career civil servants and other public sector managers. It is designed to serve the future development of the public service and its renewal process. Significant changes are in the offing in the management of the public service. This is dictated by inevitable changes occurring in the country's political, social and economic landscape and places significant requirements upon the public service to be responsive. In fact, in line with international developments, the agenda for change is evolving, broadening and deepening at Federal, State and Local Government levels. Course Contents Day One Categories of Civil Service Activities Policy Advisory Operational. Public Sector Leadership in Difficult Times Signs of difficult economic times Signs of difficult political times Leading teams through a period of limited resources Radical changes in service delivery Issues of morale and productivity Opportunities for positive change. Day Two Strategic Thinking in Public Service Current strategic issue in Nigerian governance How the idea of strategy in government has been changing Strategic thinking in the public policy processes Being strategic in the context of emergent public service delivery Exploring plausible future state of affairs Managing a public sector strategic initiative. Shaping the National Policy Agenda The relevant processes Problem identification Alternative policy selection Capturing various interest groups, influences and agendas - poltics in policymaking experts election-related actors the media other interest groups Budgetary consideration Technical feasibility Consensus and coalition-building. Day Three Commercialisation Approaches Dwindling Funding driving the search for alternative solutions Conflicts of Equity vs Efficiency, Economy and Effectiveness in public sector services A random walk through profit centred agenda The search for quantifiable outcomes in public sector services Facilitating change processes associated with commercialization Human Resource development agenda for successful commercialization. Financial Performance in the Administration of the Public Sector Planning, budgeting, budget monitoring, and evaluation Internal control framework Auditing Procurement management. Day Four How to Improve Public Service Performance Developing the skills needed for working in a political environment Tools for tackling the financial challenge Budget management skills Collaborative working coaching and leadership models. Drivers of Public Service Ethics Personal and institutional ethical climates How the society views ethics The difficult ethical issues in today's public service Pursuing ethical fitness using philosophical principles Problem-solving and decision making tools Guidelines for evolving improved ethical culture of government. Day Five Transforming to the Public Sector of the Future Designing Public Service for a digital World - the Take of Accenture Delivering on the customer promise - the Take of Price Waterhouse Coopers Winning work in the Public Service of the future - the Take of UNDP. Creating a Change Agenda The transformation challenge Transformed leadership values Service delivery transformation Cost reduction Public service ethos Unions recognising the reality of the new agenda.

Nigeria Assembly

Starts: 25th Nov, 2019

Location: Eko Hotels & Suites

Summary

Nigeria Assembly brought international financiers and investors to Nigeria to meet and discuss how to overcome funding challenges currently facing the Nigerian oil and gas industry. Stakeholders who were in attendance and part of the speaking faculty were representatives from IOC’s, Mid & Larger Caps as well as endogenous small independent gas companies.

Building Trust and Inspiring Followers Course - Small Behaviours that Create Positive Change

Starts: 28th Oct, 2019

Location: 5/7 Alade Lawal Street, Off Ikorodu Road, Anthony Village

Summary

This course is relevant mostly when the leadership faces among the followers problems of: Change resistance Lower morale Lack of real effort. Then it's the time the leader must tap into the emotional energy of the people. It's time for the leadership to seek inputs from people with non-dominant styles, pay attention to sensitivities and manage the differences in how people approach their works. Course Contents Day One Introduction Benefit of high trust in leadership Cost of low trust in leadership Habits of Inspiring Leadership The concept of simplicity The concept of accountability Habits of Ineffective Leadership Leading with arrogance Poor listening skills A lack of respect Starting with Humility Care for people Authenticity Honesty Right Behaviours Sustainability Model Compelling vision Rock-solid strategy Excellent communication skills Innovative insight. Day Two Title and Trust Relationships: Ability Consistency Integrity Commitment to deliver The 8-Component Guidelines Compassion Character Contribution Competency Connection Commitment Consistency Clarity True Keys to Success with Followers Training Your Brain for Transformation. Day Three The Personality Profile of Inspiring Leadership Away from Command and Control Coaching Tips

Pan African Literacy For All Conference

Starts: 27th Aug, 2017

Location: Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

Summary

The Pan African Literacy For All Conference, organized by the Reading Association Nigeria will take place from 27th August to 31st August 2017 at the Sheraton Abuja Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. The conference will cover areas like To promote the love of reading through empowerment of all those involved in literacy development through regular capacity building, curriculum evaluation, and renewal and provision of diverse reading materials to foster love for reading in Nigeria and among Nigerians.