Courses in strategic leadership are designed to produce leaders who will infuse effectiveness (doing the right things) in our societal endeavors. Participants will be exposed to basic knowledge in leadership, skills to function in organizations of different and divergent configurations and ultimately application of strategies in leading and directing organizations. Strategic leadership programmes are designed as follows.


SL1   –         Strategic Leadership for Long Duration Programmes

The purpose of this programme is to mass produce, at a stretch, Nigerian citizens who will acquire extensive and specialized knowledge in how organizations in Nigeria will be effectively led in this and next centuries.

The programme will cover, at a stretch all of the following;

  • Basic Leadership Course
  • Organization Leadership Course
  • Strategic Leadership Course


Mode: Long-duration courses may be undertaken either online or in contact sessions


SL2   –         Strategic Leadership for Medium Duration Programmes

The purpose of this programme is to mass produce, in batches, Nigerian leaders who, for expediency, can not undertake the entire strategic leadership programme at a stretch.

The programme will cover, at a stretch, any of the following;

  • Basic Leadership Course
  • Organization Leadership Course
  • Strategic Leadership Course


Mode: Medium-duration courses may be undertaken either online or in contact sessions

SL3   –         Strategic Leadership for Short Duration Programmes

Purpose: Short duration programmes are designed;

  1. To enable participants who cannot afford the luxury of participating in long-term or medium term duration course, partake in acquiring, bit by bit, leadership knowledge that are of immediate relevance to them.
  2. To enable participants explore leadership knowledge in various fields of endeavors and of concern to Nigeria of today and futures
  3. To address nagging issues in Nigeria with tints of strategic leadership


Mode: Short-duration courses will be conducted online in form of Lectures, Seminars, Conferences, or in contact sessions in form of Workshops, Retreats or Think Tank sessions.



Three types of lectures will be conducted, namely Programmed lectures, unprogrammeed lectures and Guest lectures.


Programmed Lectures

These lectures are drawn from lessons in our knowledge acquisition trajectory schemes and will be conducted on regular days of the week and on the basis of one lesson together with its elucidation session per day

Participants in these lecture series who partake in all the lessons for fundamentals of Strategic Leadership, will be allowed to seat for exams at the Diets following their completion of the programmed lecture.

Success in the examination will earn the participant “Learned Strategist Certificate” which is equivalent to Post-graduate Diploma.

Schedule of programmed lecture is as shown below



Module One: Concept of A Leader

Lesson One:      Definition of a Leader

Lesson Two:      Portrait of a Leader

Lesson Three:    Nature of Leadership


Module Two:        How Leaders Emerge

Lesson Four:     Appreciating Sources of Leadership Emergence

Lesson Five:      Emergence by Tradition

Lesson Six:       Emergence by Natural Process of Selection

Lesson Seven:   Emergence by Conquest

Lesson Eight:    Emergence by Contraption

Lesson Nine: Projecting Leadership Performance from Sources of Emergence (i) of Dominant leaders in leadership (ii) of Weak leaders in leadership (iii) of Cabals in leadership (iv) of Influential stakeholders in leadership (v) of Factions in leadership (vi) Collegiate leadership

Lesson Ten: Environment of various Forms of Leadership Emergence


Module Three: What Leaders Do: Functions of Leadership

Lesson Eleven:  Introduction (Tasks Leaders Perform)

Lesson Twelve:  What A Leader Does.

Lesson Thirteen: How A Leader Functions

Lesson Fourteen:           Machinery Employed in Performing Leadership Function


Module Four:       Styles of Leadership

Lesson Fifteen:  Introduction

Lesson Sixteen: Locating Leadership Styles in Holistic Leadership Framework

Lesson Seventeen:          What Is Leadership Style?

Lesson Eighteen:           Approaches of Leadership Styles

Lesson Nineteen:           Forms of Leadership Styles such as

  • Visionary Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Managerial Leadership
  • Missionary Leadership
  • Exemplary Leadership
  • Charismatic Leadership.
  • Bulling Leadership.

Lesson Twenty: Momentum as a Tool in Leadership Styles

Lesson Twenty-one:       Inspiration as a Tool in Leadership Styles

Lesson Twenty-two:       Excellence as a Tool in Leadership Styles


Module Five:        Environment of Leadership

Lesson Twenty-three:     Understanding Environment of Leadership

  • What it is
  • Structure of the Environment (i) Internal /external environment (ii) environment of peace and tranquility (iii)environment of threat to peace and tranquility (iv) environment of crisis (v) environment of turmoil (vi) environment of turbulence (vii)environment of discontinuity (viii) environment of catastrophe

Lesson Twenty-four:      Organization as Locus of Leadership

Lesson Twenty-five:       Human Elements in Leadership Environment

Lesson Twenty-six:                    Non-human Elements in Leadership Environment

  • Environmental Conditions
  • Environmental Tools

Module Six:          Leadership Performance

Lesson Twenty-seven:    Measures of Leadership Performance

Lesson Twenty-eight:     Results; (Outcome, Effects and Impacts) of Leadership

Lesson Twenty-nine:      Legacies of Leadership

Lesson Thirty:   Managing Leadership Performance

Module Seven:     Ethics, Values and Corruption in Leadership

Lesson Thirty -One:       Definition of Ethics, Values and Corruption

Lesson Thirty-Two:        Ethics and Values in Leadership

Lesson Thirty-Three:      Corruption in Leadership.

Unprogammed Lectures

These lectures are not programmed in accordance with lessons in strategic leadership. They are adhoc lectures designed to address specific societal issues in leadership. They are also lectures designed to teach and learn certain tools and techniques in strategic leadership

Guest Lectures

On annual basis, guest lecturers will be invited to address specific Nigerian issues on the basis of nagging strategic leadership. For example guest lecturers will be invited to address issues bordering on security, economy, politics, human resources/technology, law and justice in Nigeria based on strategies not just policies


Seminars as distinct from lectures are designed as training platforms for how issues in leadership can be applied in specific work situation or field of endeavors.

Seminars will be employed to discuss skills (not education) acquisition in strategic leadership. Thus seminars are not appropriate at the level of fundamentals of leadership.


Conferences are largely the same as seminars. However they attract larger participants and issues that will be discussed in themes and tracks. Conferences, unlike seminars should be conducted at annual or bi-annual basis.



Workshops are employed to discuss issues that are multi-dimensional and require various instruments to address. Workshops in leadership strategies are designed to explore various forms, types, and levels of strategies to be employed in addressing nagging issues in Nigeria. Workshop will be conducted as the need arises


Retreats/Think Tanks

When an issue becomes strategic and requires deep critical thinking, retreats/think tanks will be employed as the platform to address them. Retreats demand temporary withdrawal from the routine.


Exam/Certification: Every participant in the leadership programme will be certificated. Those who are unable to subject themselves to Academy for Governance examination or fail to meet the standard set for learning and conduct, will be issued with “Certificate of Attendance”. Otherwise they will be issued with certificate of proficiency as follows;

  • Basic leadership graduates will be issued with “Learned Leadership Certificates” which is equivalent to Post-graduate Diploma
  • Organization leadership graduates will be issued with “Skilled Leadership Certificate” which is equivalent to Masters degree
  • Strategic leadership graduates will be issued with “Professional Leadership Certificate” which is equivalent to Doctorate degree