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Effective Procurement, Supply Chain and Contract Management Approaches Course

Starts: 10th Aug, 2020

Location: Interactive Online Live

Summary

In today's highly competitive business world, each function within the organization is being called on to show how it contributes to the overall success of the organization. Like many service departments, the purchasing function has come under scrutiny and organizations throughout the world are evaluating whether their purchasing and supply chain management processes add value to the company. The most proactive organizations are recognizing that these functions play a role that is swiftly becoming part of the development and implementation of carefully crafted strategies. This leads to reduction in operating cost while improving quality and efficiency in acquisition of all goods, equipment, and services. This course explores key concepts forming the basis of strategic procurement issues and exposes participants to the best practices that confront the purchasing organization today. Target Audience: The course is targeted at procurement personnel, private and government officials and other stakeholders engaged in the procurement of goods, works and services from national and international sources. Lawyers responsible for drafting, negotiation, or approval of domestic or international agreements for public procurement will also benefit from this course. Others are: Procurement/Purchasing Officers Procurement/Purchasing managers Senior buyers Chief procurement/buyers Anyone responsible for purchasing at a senior level who seeks to enhance their skills further Finance Executives Suppliers of goods and services to public entities Marketing executives wanting to explore the public sector demand market Course Outcome: By the end of the course, participants will be able to: develop deeper appreciation of the dimensions of supply chain management identify the various components of supply chain systems; including public sector supply chains appreciate the role of procurement in supply chain management articulate the legal framework within which public procurement is practiced align the procurement, finance and other organizational functions for optimal efficiency identify and apply the various procurement methods available in public procurement including those funded by international donor organizations; draft procurement contracts based on any of the various methods available in public procurement become more efficient, sophisticated buyers Content Day 1 Emerging trends relating to general Principles of Procurement The role of purchasing and Supply Chain Stages of the purchasing process The impact of e- purchasing and internal relationships Communications Financial Analysis Management of working capital Cash flow forecasting Capital expenditure and revenue expenditure The danger of overtrading Day 2 Legal Aspects of Purchasing Contract and sale of goods law Sources of purchasing law Law applicable to purchasing Overview of other significant laws and legislations Negotiation Contract Negotiation processes Successful behaviours Selected strategies and tactics Role plays to develop skills Exploring and Developing Terms and Conditions Day3 The form and structure of contracts Performance incentive clauses Risk allocation clauses Specimen contractual terms. The various processes in the Supply Chain The structure of a Supply Chain Day 4 What makes a Supply Chain successful? The role of inventory and effective Warehouse management in the Supply Chain Achieving maximum performance in inventory control Understanding and implementing the skills needed for managing and controlling warehouses and inventory in the supply chain Day 5 Summarize the steps involved in the completion of procurement Understand the role of contract management in the Procurement and Supply Chain Framework Understand and apply the use of 32 tactics in contract negotiations Select the applicable methods for resolution of disputes in public procurement contracts. Practically negotiate using various contract related cases aimed at improving the price Build a personal organizational contract profile, contract scoping. Phone: Lajorin Olusina 09026713101, 08033241313, 08071582022

ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Foundation Training

Starts: 11th Nov, 2020

Location: Online and Onsite

Summary

ISO 37001 Foundation training enables you to learn the basic elements to implement and manage an Anti-bribery Management System (ABMS) as specified in ISO 37001. During this training course, you will be able to understand the different modules of an ABMS, including ABMS policy, procedures, performance measurements, management commitment, internal audit, management review and continual improvement. After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 37001 Foundation” credential. A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework, and management approach. Who should attend? Individuals concerned about Anti-bribery Management Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main processes of Anti-bribery Management Systems (ABMS) Individuals interested to pursue a career in Anti-bribery Management Learning objectives Understand the elements and operations of an Anti-bribery Management System and its principal processes Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 37001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks Understand the approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and management of an ABMS Educational approach Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples Practical exercises include examples and discussions Practice tests are like the Certification Exam Prerequisites None Course agenda Day 1: Introduction to Anti-bribery Management System (ABMS) concepts as required by ISO 37001 Day 2: Anti-bribery Management System requirements and Certification Exam Examination The “PECB Certified ISO 37001 Foundation” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains: Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of an Anti-bribery Management System (ABMS) Domain 2: Anti-bribery Management System (ABMS) Certification General Information Certification fees are included on the exam price Training material containing over 200 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free. Contact person: Mr Olusina Lajorin 09026713101, 08033241313

Contract Management Course

Starts: 25th Aug, 2020

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

Summary

Organisations need effective contract management practices to avoid risk and achieve optimal outcomes. This course provides the knowledge and skills to successfully manage and execute the contracting process. Competencies the Course Delivers Ability to apply effective contracting strategies to maximise results and minimise risk Ability to manage a contract life cycle properly Ability to select the most qualified vendors Ability to orchestrate the negotiation process for "win-win" outcomes Ability to achieve the delivery of intended objectives and successful contract closure. Course Contents Day One Introduction to Contract concepts The basis of contract around the world Contract formation Contract formalities Authority to contract The Board of Tender (BOD) Contract Stakeholders Management for Effective Results Elements of stakeholders management Stakeholders analysis Stakeholders planning Stakeholders prioritisation techniques Supply Chain Management in Contracts Management What exactly is the Supply Chain Management? How the Supply Chain works The logistics of Contract in the Chain The buyer’s influence on the Supply Chain Common mistakes in contract management and solutions Day Two Contract Creation Procedures Competitive tendering Dealing with challenges Single/Sole sourcing Framework agreements Negotiated contracts Different contract types Traditional More innovative Selecting the right one for the project Using standard forms of contracts (Company and International) Awarding the contract Letters of intent Letters of Award Conditions precedent Conditions Subsequent Collateral documents Bonds Guarantees Insurance Arrangements De-briefing bidders Kick–off meetings Drafting contracts Clarity of language Issues with translations Issues with translations Interpretation of Critical Contract Clauses Health Safety and the Environment Standard of work/products/service Change to the scope of work Indemnities Insurance Liquidated damages Penalties Force Majeure Limitation of liability Warranty and guarantee periods Termination Entire agreement Notices The Nigerian Contract Laws and Applications Contract Business Process Management Contract Management Planning Strategic Alignment for the Contract Manager Day Three Contract management detailing technique The work structure of contract management Contract planning work conversion method Implementation technique Contract Financial Management Budget Forecasting Budget development structuring Contract Master Budgeting Contract Financial Performance management Contract Risk Management Contract Risk Auditing Contract Risk Prioritisation and Categorisation Contracts types Types of contracts and implementation techniques Contract strategies and techniques Using the difference in real life situations Day Four Effective Negotiation in Contract Management Contract Performance Management Supplier Development Programming Vendor Administration Strategic Supplier workshop development Contract Management technological development Introduction to Electronic Contracts Supplier Management Integration system Oracle Enterprise Resource Planners V. Contract Phone: 08033019120

ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration

Starts: 3rd Jun, 2020

Location: Lagos

Summary

ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration conference features prominent experts in the field of international arbitration and is a chance to engage in a dynamic discussion on a range of topical discussions. This event is committed to advancing to the development of the practice of international commercial arbitration in Africa and began hosting this annual conference to raise awareness of the available options to resolve commercial disputes. Email info@iccng.org bunmi@iccng.org Phone +234-(1) 8764906, 7746352

Corporate Tax Planning and Management Training

Starts: 16th Mar, 2020

Location: Lagos Learning Centre, 1A Unity Road, Ikeja

Summary

This course is designed to make the participants aware of the corporate tax laws applicable to their business environment and sector. Understanding the corporate tax laws and using it for tax planning is the basic objective of the course. The course is therefore designed so that the participants are aware of what business income is and when it gets taxed. It also provides participants with knowledge of the difference between tax avoidance and tax planning. For info contact Dr Gosim Martin, Director of Program +2348034963464

Regulation for Midwives – An Update Course

Starts: 14th Apr, 2020

Location: lagos

Summary

"A midwife is a person who, having been regularly admitted to a midwifery educational programme, duly recognised in the country in which it is located, has successfully completed the prescribed course of studies in midwifery and has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practise midwifery." {Code of Conduct for Nurses in Australia,} This workshop will consider the definition from the national law perspective as an overview to the regulation of midwives and the protection of the public. It will also provide an opportunity to catch up on recent developments of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. Unprofessional Conduct and Impairment Anyone can make a complaint about a midwife’s health, performance or conduct under the National Law. However, it also requires that a registered health practitioner must notify the relevant Board if, in the course of practising their profession, they form a reasonable belief that another registered health practitioner has behaved in a way that constitutes “notifiable conduct”. What is notifiable conduct? How does the national law define unprofessional conduct and impairment? What is the guideline for mandatory notification? What are the exemptions from mandatory notification? Who is responsible for making a report and when is it mandatory? How do you make a report? What are the powers of investigators under the national law? Social Media and the Health Practitioner Social media use amongst health practitioners, while valuable, may also have negative effects on professional standards depending on how it used. This session will discuss the growing issues and pitfalls of health practitioners using social media and will look at some cases of unprofessional conduct and the relevance to guidelines, especially in the context of codes of conduct and ethics. The Coroners Court and the Midwife Witness Legislation in each jurisdiction defines circumstances when adverse events in health care are reportable to the Coroner’s court. This session will provide a brief overview of these requirements and explore the midwife’s role in appearing in this court as a witness. What are reportable deaths and why is the midwife's documentation regarding them so crucial? What would be expected of you if you were called to appear in the Coroner's court? If this occurs, what legal advice should you seek? Tel: +2348023194131

Company Law –Essential Overview Course

Starts: 8th Oct, 2019

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

Summary

This workshop course is design to help participants to understand essential elements of company law and give them a practical appreciation of how companies should be run and managed. Content: Types of company The interrelationship between the Companies Act, case law and a company's constitution Setting up a company An overview of corporate finance Share classes and share capital How decisions are made in companies Types of director Appointment and removal of directors Board meetings and board minutes Director's statutory and non-statutory duties Dealing with directors' conflicts of interest Company filing and record-keeping Company accounts and reporting Directors' potential liabilities on insolvency Other potential director liabilities e.g. Bribery, Fraud, Health & Safety and Corporate Manslaughter For Whom: Legal Officers and others who perform related functions 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. Tel: 08033045484 08033045484

Contract Law Updates Course

Starts: 22nd Oct, 2019

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

Summary

At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to: Understand the contracts you manage Decrease reliance on external lawyers Reduce your risk Avoid expensive legal proceedings Tighten up your contract clauses Learn about the latest case law and best practice on contracts and contract management Learn how to amend your contracts to address issues arising from Brexit Content: Contract fundamentals What is a contract? Written and unwritten contracts Hints and tips to make your contract terms apply Anti-Corruption and Bribery Act clauses for contracts Ethics and anti-corruption policies Contract clauses in this area – warranties How to reduce risk of law infringement Warranties and obligations Using contract clauses to commercial advantage Best and reasonable endeavours obligations Consequences of breach of warranty How to make obligations stick Liability and its limitation Ensuring your risks under contracts are mitigated How far can you exclude and limit liability? Best practice and model clauses Intellectual property rights IP protection clauses in contracts Who owns the rights? Foreground and background rights Termination and management of contracts Best practice guidelines Dealing with contract breaches Litigation and mediation Right to terminate agreements How to handle supplier difficulties and liquidation For Whom: Legal Officers and others who perform related functions 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. Tel: 08033045484 08033045484

Strategic Brand Management In Law Practice Sector

Starts: 7th Oct, 2019

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

Summary

Effective brand management is the key to developing product and communication strategies which lead to marketing success. This course is designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for creating and managing brands which resonate with customers and allow the marketing organization to build and maintain a loyal and profitable customer base. Core Training Objectives To increase understanding of the important issues in planning and evaluating product and brand strategies. To provide “real world” experience and understanding of product and branding strategies. To provide learning on how to position company’s products and services to win new businesses and increase customer patronage. Competencies Addressed in this training are as follows: Ability to develop marketing strategy to guide the plan for different brands in the company Ability to manage the performance of the company’s brands. Ability to communicate and promote the brands successfully to the different customer segments. Ability to monitor the profitability of each product category. Ability to identify new market needs which brand innovation can meet Create a solid brand image Learn how to improve brand visibility Content Highlights Strategic Brand Planning Branding Process Brands and brand management Customer based branding equity Designing marketing campaigns to build brand equity Designing and implementing branding strategies Introducing and naming new products and brand extensions Brand Marketing Day One What a Brand is Brands and Products – the Total Product Concept the core product the expected product the augmented product the potential - Brand Perception Why are Some Brands Regularly More Successful than Others? What strong brands have in common Elements of a brand identity What makes a brand great The First Principle: Your CEO's Challenges Your Own PandL Challenges Positioning Your Brand Positioning the brand for the Head Positioning the brand for the Heart Finding and choosing the right market segment(s) to serve Brands Pricing Power Matrix Take Advantage of Every Opportunity Deciding Brand Activities The Three Battle Areas for Brand Leadership Market Battle Decisions Brand Strategy Canvas Brand Managers Responsibilities Sales revenue responsibilities Marketing budgets Profit responsibilities. Day Two A Compendium of Branding Terminologies Brand Essence Brand Planning Brand Architecture Brand Positioning Brand Domain Brand Value Brand Personality Brand Assets Strategic Brand Planning The 5-Forces Model for Brand Managers Comparative prominence of rival brands Competence of rival companies Bargaining power of customers: channels and consumers Substitute products Threat of other brands share of pocket. The Battle for Market Leadership Mind share Market share Segment thinking - the STP model Innovativeness. Product Managers Planning Focus Making each product become a stronger brand Differentiating the brand from what competing brands offer Making one’s brands special for each different customer and consumer categories Keeping the customers loyal for a long period Reducing the cost of getting new customers Measuring the payback from advertising, sales promotion, and public relations. Day Three Branding Process The Seven Steps of a Brand Plan External analysis Internal analysis SWOT analysis Brand strategy Operational plan Budget Evaluation Brand Building Blocks The value proposition The relationship management The mental imagery – emotional perception. Rules of Competition and Market Strategy Sequence and time of actions Committing resources Seizing the initiative Out-performing competition Brand Profitability. Brand Marketing Communications Mix Detailing and selling Merchandising Advertising Projects and promotions Direct marketing PR and publicity Sponsorships Exhibitions POS/merchandising Total Marketing Communications Advertising - Tv, radio, out-of-home, press Working with creative, media and production agencies Activation techniques Consumer Sales Promo Trade Promo The Digital Marketing Platform Sensitivity analysis of brand promotional expenses. phone: 09026713101,08033241313

Nigerian Labour and Employment Law Course

Starts: 7th Oct, 2019

Location: GoldStead Training Centre, 117 Shasha Road, Akowonjo

Summary

After successfully completing this Labour and Employment Law course, you will be able to: describe Employment-at-will; identify commonly committed workplace torts; understand Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Race Discrimination; describe gender and family issues legislation, as well as discrimination based on religion and national origin; discuss discrimination based on age and disability; and understand and describe EEO legislation. Tel: +2348037119334

Conflict Resolution Course

Starts: 26th Aug, 2019

Location: 45 Lagos Street, Ebute-Metta

Summary

Wherever two or more people come together, there is bound to be conflict. This course will give participants a seven-step conflict resolution process that they can use and modify to resolve conflict disputes of any size. Your participants will also be provided with a set of skills in solution building and finding common ground. In the Conflict Resolution workshop, participants will learn crucial conflict management skills, including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame. Dealing with conflict is important for every organization no matter what the size. If it is left unchecked or not resolved it can lead to lost production, absences, attrition, and even lawsuits. For registration, call: 07081901320,07089808664

Corporate Secretariat Practice: Legal And Compliance Aspects

Starts: 16th Jul, 2019

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

Summary

This workshop is designed for corporate secretary who wish to gain an understanding of the thorny employment issues involved in corporate transactions CONTENT: Understanding key contractual and statutory employment law concepts in corporate transactions The legal issues in mergers, disposals and acquisitions How to achieve organization records compliance and benefits? Due diligence Advising effectively in corporate transactions Areas of commercial risk How can you organise your organisation's records and information when you don't know what they hold? Warranties and indemnities Practical recommendations of integrating staff post completion Key pitfalls to be aware of FOR WHOM: Legal Officers and others who perform related functions

Law And Contracts Terms And Conditions

Starts: 16th Jul, 2019

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

Summary

At the end of the workshop the participant will be able to: Understand the elements of law and contract term and condition, interpret a given set of contract term, drafting skills and analyze contracts clauses, CONTENT: Elements of Contract Law Drafting Skills Analyzing Contract Clauses - Sales Analyzing Contract Clauses - Purchasing Intellectual Property Rights Dealing with Risk Disputes over Payment Effective Administration Techniques Contract Control - A Summing Up Interpreting a given set of contract terms Structure of business agreements Definitions and interpretation Commencement and termination Third party rights – Contracts (Right of Third Party ) Act and doctrine of privity of contracts Intellectual property rights – patents, trademarks and copyrights Warranties, liabilities, indemnities and guarantees Golden rules for drafting and interpreting commercial contracts How to tailor a standard form agreement or precedents Pre-contractual documents FOR WHOM: Legal Officers and others who perform related functions

Commercial Contracts Drafting

Starts: 30th Jul, 2019

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

Summary

At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to: Enhance their knowledge and understanding of commercial agreements. Master practical drafting techniques to draw up concise and effective agreements. Understand the effect of exclusion and limitation clauses and how they can be used to manage your exposure. How to become a more effective commercial lawyer. CONTENT: Basic contract drafting skills Contents of a contract find current statements of case law and legislation regarding commercial legal issues; apply principles of statutory interpretation in a commercial legal context; apply the doctrine of precedent in a commercial legal context Clauses related to potential claims Contractual remedies Drafting commercial contracts Liquidated damages and penalties Negotiation issues in international commercial agreements identify legal issues in a problem scenario and apply the law to resolve those issues; Contracts of Sale and Contracts of Lease Contracts of insurance and agency contracts General techniques in drafting commercial contracts: Sale/Purchase of the various business/commercial structures Lease agreements and Interpretation Contracts in procurement and supply-chain management FOR WHOM: Legal Officers and others who perform related functions

Negotiation And Conflict Management In Organization

Starts: 30th Jul, 2019

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

Summary

Negotiation and Conflict Management Analysis Negotiation – What is it and how is it defined? The Increasing Importance of Negotiation and Conflict Management Sources of Conflict in Organizations Conflict Management Strategies Conflict meets Negotiation – understanding the two distinct negotiation behaviours Assessing your own Personal Negotiation Style Negotiation as a mixed motive process Practical Negotiation Strategies Key Practical Strategies to Use in Negotiations Value Claiming Distributive Negotiation Strategies Value creating Integrative Negotiation Strategies The Four Possible Outcomes of a Negotiation Preparing, Power and Body Language Identifying Underlying Interests Planning and Preparing to Negotiate The Four Phases of Negotiation The Sources of Negotiating Power Communicating through Body Language Interpreting Body Language and Nonverbal Behaviour Dealing with Confrontational Negotiators Mediation Techniques as a Powerful Negotiation Tool Active Listening and Negotiation Putting Negotiation in Context Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation Mediation as a facilitated negotiation Techniques of the Mediator Working in Negotiation Teams Strategies for improving Negotiating Team Effectiveness International, Cross Cultural and Deal Negotiations International and Cross Cultural Negotiations Cultural Value and Negotiation Norms Advice for Cross Cultural Negotiations Putting together a deal – the main considerations FOR WHOM: Legal Officers and others who perform related functions

Corporate Legal Officers Course

Starts: 6th Aug, 2019

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

Summary

At the end of the training the participants will be able to: Get an insight into the reasons for which corporate governance was created as a discipline Providing an overview of the checks and balances that are in place regarding the boards of listed companies Making participants familiar with the duties of company Secretaries & Legal Officers Highlighting the value of the Company Building on existing and developing new commercial skills for executives in the legal function Practicing negotiation techniques CONTENT *What is corporate Governance? · Essential structures of corporate governance · Principle functions and responsibilities of the Board · Maintaining the corporate reputation *Company Directors and Company Boards · Duties of a Director · Promoting the success of the company · Executive and Non-executive directors *Corporate Failure Resulting from Poor Governance · Examples of corporate failure: Maxwell, Polly Peck, Enron, Worldcom · Analysis of the banking crisis as a failure of governance · Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory responses to corporate governance failure *Roles and responsibilities of company secretary · Assisting the Board · Record keeping · Managing the registered office *Roles and responsibilities of corporate legal department · Typical functions · Reducing corporate risk · Measuring corporate legal performance *Resolving legal disputes · Litigation and Principles of Arbitration · Non-binding dispute resolution methods · Mediation and Conciliation *Negotiating, drafting and structuring legal agreements · Contract law refresher · Drafting legal agreements and Negotiation principles · Tools and techniques for negotiation · How to protect the shareholder? · Communicating with the shareholder · A Legal framework for corporate governance *Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) · The pressure for corporate behaviour change · The Legal Background of CSR · Company directors’ obligations and CSR FOR WHOM: Directors, Admin Managers, Secretaries, HR/Personnel Managers and other who perform related functions in the organization.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Strategies

Starts: 20th Aug, 2019

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

Summary

CONTENT: Conflicts, Disputes, and Claims Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution: What Is It? Why Use It? Negotiation The Negotiation Process Principles of Mediation Identify and analyze the complex drivers of dispute behaviour in the organization, The Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution Negotiation in Practice Mediation in Practice and process Understanding of the ethical and legal ethical issues surrounding Dispute Resolution models and practice. Hybrid Processes Designing and Evaluating Systems and Processes FOR WHOM: Legal Officers and others who perform related functions

Employee Relations And The Law

Starts: 27th Aug, 2019

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

Summary

By the end of the course, you'll be able to: Describe the key stages in union recognition Understand the role of the social partners and social dimension of the EU, as well as EU legislation Appreciate the process of collective bargaining in negotiating employment terms and conditions Evaluate ongoing developments regarding information, consultation and employee and trade union involvement in organizations. CONTENT: Employee relations in Nigeria The institutions of employee relations National collective agreements Individual collective agreements The rights from trade union membership Trade Union Bill The role of the social partners and legislation Nigerian Works Councils Information and consultation The Information and Consultation of Employees Directive and Regulations Unionised and non-unionised organisations Collective redundancies Trade unions Collective agreements and protections conferred by union membership Statutory recognition and de-recognition Industrial action/strike ballots/picketing Negotiating terms and conditions Systems within non-unionised organisations Collective bargaining with recognised trade unions Partnership and other agreements. FOR WHOM: The Employee Relations and the Law course is for legal officers and HR practitioners or line managers responsible for employment law issues within their organization. Some prior knowledge of employee relations is assumed.

Business Law Administration Course

Starts: 27th Aug, 2019

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

Summary

Legal Planning and strategic implementation of your business development Risk-analysis evaluation with Strategies, Operations, Technology, Intellectual property Business and legal planning Understanding legal and business philosophies from Nigerian economic viewpoints Legal Business model frameworks Avoiding scams and illegal conduct Proper legal structures Legal Training and hiring strategies Laws that differ between Nigeria and other countries Understanding the correct legal “thinking process” for doing business with America Legal and contemporary leadership theories and practice Utilize leadership ideas and concepts in analyzing critical legal issues Legal perspectives on decision making in complex organization and critical thinking Legal considerations with social, political, and behavioral models in which business organizations operate FOR WHOM: Legal Officers and others who perform related functions

Constructions Contract Law Essentials

Starts: 23rd Sep, 2019

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

Summary

With opportunities abound for infrastructure and construction developments in the organization, the workshop aims to equip those involved or about to be involved in procurement and contracting with the knowledge and understanding of the contract administration essentials and key practice, standard form and to appreciate what is expected of them. These include procedures and timelines which must be followed closely by the Employer and his representatives not only in the management and issuance, but also on the form and substance, of the myriad of notices, instructions, requests and certificates. CONTENT • Project Procurement Essentials. • Overview of construction Standard Forms of Contract. • Engineer’s Role and Contractual Duties. • Instructions, Certificates and Notices. • Extension of Time, Delay Damages and Claims. • Commencement and Completion and Taking Over by Employer. • Variations and Payment Protocol. • Termination and Post Termination Effects. • Defects and Defects Liability. FOR WHOM: Legal Officers and others who perform related functions

Legal Aspects Of Debt Collections

Starts: 23rd Jul, 2019

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

Summary

At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to learn the following: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) Collection practices according to both federal and state law The clear, distinct and crucial difference between the varying types of creditors An understanding of the difference between consumer debt and commercial debt Which applicable laws apply in collection related matters Strategies and techniques to gain faster results Legal action: know when to consider it and understand your limitations Collections agencies: how they work, when an agency fits your needs and how to protect your interests CONTENT: Strategies for collecting debts owed — legally Protecting your company’s assets in court Pre-Action Steps - protecting assets and reducing risks Commencing an action Collection practices according to both federal and state law Costs and Interest Strategies and techniques to gain faster results Legal action: know when to consider it and understand your limitations Obtaining Judgment Defended debt recovery actions - how to deal with them Enforcement of Judgments - the different options and choosing the most appropriate remedy Insolvency as a debt recovery tool Recent case law and any legislative changes in this area FOR WHOM: Legal Officers and others who perform related functions

Negotiating, Drafting And Understanding Contracts

Starts: 3rd Sep, 2019

Location: Not available

Summary

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Understand the need to negotiate the “deal” before structuring the contract documentation. Utilize the tools & techniques to assist in such negotiations & enhance the efficient management of contract. Assess the drafting and modification of specific contract clauses, using real examples. Introduce some of the differences in approach in different jurisdictions. Examine ways to avoid disputes, or to manage them successfully. CONTENT: The “Deal” Behind the Contract, and How to Get There? What constitutes a contract: form, ingredients and basic structure The context of commercial arrangements Innovative commercial solutions Relationship between negotiation and contract drafting Closing a deal - Authority to sign and agency principles Formalities to finalize the contract Negotiating and Drafting Contracts Negotiating Principles in Contracting Negotiating in difficult and complex situations Structuring complex documents – the hierarchy of terms Using and modifying standard forms Precedent in international contracting Dealing with contract qualifications and amendments Drafting Specific Clauses Operative provisions and performance obligations Title, Risk and Payment provision Contract variations: transfer of rights, amendment and the scope of work Termination, suspension and remedies for default Limitation and exclusion of liability, force majeure and waiver Law of the contract and dispute resolution Effective Contracts Management Risk assessment and management Assignment of responsibilities and kick-off meetings: setting and managing expectations Dealing with defaults, delay and disruption Managing claims Payment issues – including international trade Lessons learned Dealing with Disputes Recognizing potential problems and dealing with issues as they arise Legal rights and commercial outcomes distinguished Negotiation structures for internal dispute resolution External dispute resolution – Litigation and Arbitration Modern alternatives in dispute resolution - Adjudication, Expert Determination, and Mediation Overview of seminar, and final question session FOR WHOM: Legal Officers and others who perform related functions

Best Practices In Arbitration And Conflicts Resolution

Starts: 10th Sep, 2019

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

Summary

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: Identify the right course of action to resolve a legal dispute Reduce the possibility of disputes leading to legal action Apply national and international legal requirements for dispute resolution Employ arbitration knowledge to negotiate terms Use case law to achieve a favorable outcome for their organization CONTENT: Fundamentals of dispute resolution Overview of the Conflicts resolution process Methods of Conflicts resolution including: Introduction to High Court litigation processes Conflicts resolution in the organization The Alternative Conflicts Resolution (ADR) system Importance of Alternative Conflicts Resolution Law systems Civil law system Codification Subgroups Common law system Court decisions Statutes Introduction to international arbitration Institutional versus ‘ad hoc’ arbitration Introduction to mediation: The process and its principles Arbitration in the organization The arbitration award and its enforcement Advantages and disadvantages of: FOR WHOM: This course would highly benefit in-house council and legal advisors new to the region who require the nitty-gritty of dispute resolution

The Effective Legal Secretary

Starts: 17th Sep, 2019

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

Summary

Gain a professional qualification as a Legal Secretary To provide the knowledge and practical skills for complete job readiness as a Legal Secretary. To provide a good basic understanding of the main legal system and the role of a Legal Secretary within the modern commercial and legal environment. To provide a Legal Secretarial Course that is practical and interactive To gain real skills for working as a Legal Secretary CONTENT The work of a Legal Secretary Barristers v Solicitors Training Police + CPS + Courts and Procedure(s) Legal Word Processing + Introduction to Layout of Templates – main documentation within department Criminal Litigation + Witness Statements + Back sheets Legal Documents Civil Litigation + Claim Form + Particulars of Claim + Defenses Business Law + Contracts Family Law + Homework + Petitions + Wills/Clauses Audio Transcription More text production FOR WHOM: Legal Officers and others who perform related functions

Fundamentals Of Employment Laws

Starts: 17th Sep, 2019

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

Summary

The legal framework Contracts of employment (including part-time, fixed-term contracts) A concise guide to individual employment rights Discipline, dismissals and grievances – case studies The law on unfair dismissal Redundancy and reorganizations The law on discrimination – principles & practice (including: sex, race, sexual orientation, religion/belief and age discrimination) Equal pay Equality and diversity in the workplace Disability discrimination What's new in employment law - the latest developments including Brexit Trade union and collective issues Review of relevant legal landscape Discussion of developing effective documentation Consideration of employee selection issues Understanding of ways to maintain and encourage a professional workplace environment including prevention and management of complaints of unlawful workplace discrimination, harassment, and bullying Conversation of effective performance management including performance appraisal and corrective action/coaching/discipline Effective management of employee leaves of absence Discussion of miscellaneous employment law issues as appropriate to the audience FOR WHOM: Hr team members and legal officers whom perform related functions 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.

Business Law Administration Course

Starts: 27th Aug, 2019

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

Summary

This workshop is designed for business law administrators who wish to gain an understanding of the business law of the organizations and employment issues involved in corporate transactions Content: Legal Planning and strategic implementation of your business development Risk-analysis evaluation with Strategies, Operations, Technology, Intellectual property Business and legal planning Understanding legal and business philosophies from Nigerian economic viewpoints Legal Business model frameworks Avoiding scams and illegal conduct Proper legal structures Legal Training and hiring strategies Laws that differ between Nigeria and other countries Understanding the correct legal “thinking process” for doing business with America Legal and contemporary leadership theories and practice Utilize leadership ideas and concepts in analyzing critical legal issues Legal perspectives on decision making in complex organization and critical thinking Legal considerations with social, political, and behavioral models in which business organizations operate For Whom: Legal Officers and others who perform related functions

Local Content Policy, Implementation and Compliance Course

Starts: 9th Sep, 2019

Location: Lagos Learning Centre, 1A Unity Road, Ikeja

Summary

The Nigerian Oil and Gas Development Law defines local content as “the quantum of composite value added to or created in Nigeria through utilization of Nigerian resources and services in the petroleum industry resulting in the development of indigenous capability without compromising quality, health, safety and environmental standards”. This course will comprehensively discuss the issues of local content policy, legislation, implementation and compliance in the oil and gas industry. For Country, Local Content, HRD, Business Development Managers; IOCs and Oil Services Companies; Regulators; Analysts, Contract, Procurement & Supply Chain Managers; Governmental Relations Executives; Officials of State Petroleum Companies, Federal and State MDAs.

Policy Formulation, Implementation and Management Workshop

Starts: 12th Aug, 2019

Location: Alexis Hotel and Conference Centre, Plot 693 Obafemi Awolowo Way Jabi

Summary

In this Policy Formulation and Implementation and Management Workshop, participants will be able to discuss: Overview of Public Policy,Public Policy and Processes, Policy Implementation,Policy Analysis and Decision Making.The workshop will also deal with current issues associated with policy formulation and implimentation issues.

Legal Aspects of Debt Collections Workshop

Starts: 23rd Jul, 2019

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

Summary

At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to learn the following: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) Collection practices according to both federal and state law The clear, distinct and crucial difference between the varying types of creditors An understanding of the difference between consumer debt and commercial debt Which applicable laws apply in collection related matters Strategies and techniques to gain faster results Legal action: know when to consider it and understand your limitations Collections agencies: how they work, when an agency fits your needs and how to protect your interests Content: Strategies for collecting debts owed — legally Protecting your company’s assets in court Pre-Action Steps - protecting assets and reducing risks Commencing an action Collection practices according to both federal and state law Costs and Interest Strategies and techniques to gain faster results Legal action: know when to consider it and understand your limitations Obtaining Judgment Defended debt recovery actions - how to deal with them Enforcement of Judgments - the different options and choosing the most appropriate remedy Insolvency as a debt recovery tool Recent case law and any legislative changes in this area For Whom: Legal Officers and others who perform related functions

Effective Succession Planning and Development Workshop

Starts: 3rd Sep, 2019

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

Summary

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. By the end of this training course, participants will be able to: Understand the important role and responsibilities of a contract professional Determine effective problem solving of complex contractual scenarios Risk identification and analysis of the contract Apply effective contract management techniques to improve contract performance Examine the optimal choice of contract structure Content: Roles and Responsibilities of a Contract Manager Features of Contract Management Understanding Contract Management Principles Drafting Contracts Mastering Contracts Management Principles Contract Management in Action Dealing with Contractual Disputes Enforceability – Is the contract enforceable? An Effective Contract Manager's Essential Negotiation skills The Contents of Contract – how to manage? Managing Contract Performance The Effective Use of Service Level Agreements Contract Review and Meetings Managing Contract Documentation Vitiating Factors in a Contract Termination of contracts Construction of the Contract Remedies for the Breach of contract Enforcement Methods For Whom: Legal Officers Engaged in Contact Administration.

Laws Relating to Employment and Regulatory Compliance Course

Starts: 25th Feb, 2019

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

Summary

This Laws Relating to Employment and Regulatory Compliance Course will discuss the following: Day One Overview of Nigerian Labour Laws Sources Common law (contract of employment) Conventions and recommendations of ILO Statutes, legislations and enactments Customs and practice. ILO Conventions and Recommendations Ratification Issues Core Conventions Compliance. Statutes and Legislations Labour Act - Cap 198 Trade Union Act - Cap 437 Trade Disputes Act - Cap 432 Workmen’s Compensation Act - Cap 470 Factories Act - Cap 126 ITF Act NSITF Act Education Tax Act National Housing Fund Act. Day Two Workmen’s Compensation Act “Arising out of and in the course of Employment”. Trade Unions Act Formation, Registration and Organisation Immunity and Privileges. Trade Unions Act (1990) (Key Issues) Definition of Union Registration Signatories Convention 87 Two rival Unions Article 2 of Convention 87 Authority to revoke TU Certificate Overriding Public interest Check-Off V.. No Strike Clause NLC as only central body Convention 87 of ILO. Day Three Rights and Duties of Parties in Industrial Relations Basis of Rights and Obligations Employee Rights Employee Duties Controversial Areas (Unsettled Law) Emerging Rights New Laws Under Government Consideration. Collective Bargaining Procedural agreement Regulations Procedures Substantive Agreement Process Closing. Discount of 5% to 3-4 participants from same organization. Discount of 10% to 5 or more participants from same organization.