STRATEGY PROGRAMMES

STRATEGY PROGRAMMES

Configurations of Nigeria of this and next centuries will expose our nation to vagaries of ever changing environments both internally and externally. Policies will be inadequate to address the dynamics of the changing environment. Strategies are inevitable. Accordingly, courses in generic strategies are designed to produce Nigerian citizens who will be sufficiently knowledgeable in the framework for formulating and implementing strategies they will adopt in their fields of endeavor. On this score, participants in this programme will be exposed to (a) basic knowledge of strategy in its pure form, (b) skills for application of strategy and (c) strategy in action.

 

GS1     –           Generic Strategy for Long Duration Programmes

The purpose of this programme is to mass produce, at a stretch, Nigerian citizens who will acquire extensive and expansive knowledge of how to address societal issues for specific results with strategy tools and techniques.

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

  • Fundamentals of Pure Strategy Course
  • Specialization in Pure Strategy Course
  • Expertise in Pure Strategy Course

 

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

 

GS2     –           Generic Strategy for Medium Duration Programmes

The purpose of this programme is to mass produce, in batches strategists who for reasons of expediency, cannot undertake the entire generic strategy programmes at a stretch

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

  • Fundamentals of Pure Strategy Course
  • Specialization in Pure Strategy Course
  • Expertise in Pure Strategy Course

 

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

 

GS3     –           Generic Strategy for Short Duration Programmes

Purpose: Short duration programmes are designed;

  • To enable participants who cannot afford the luxury of participating in long-term or medium term duration courses partake in acquiring, bit by bit, generic strategy knowledge that are of immediate relevance to them.
  • To enable participants explore generic strategy knowledge in various fields of endeavors in Nigeria
  • To indicate how we can address nagging issues in Nigeria with basic knowledge of strategies.

 

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

 

Lectures:

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 Generic Strategy, 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

 

PROGRAMME LECTURES ON FUNDAMENTALS OF GENERIC STRATEGY

 

Phase One:          Concepts in Generic Strategy

Lesson One:                  Origin, Meaning and Nature of Strategy

Lesson Two:                  Change, Strategy and Policy Grid

 

Phase Two:           Strategy Space

Lesson Three:                Strategic Thinking Map (Strategic Mind Development, Strategic Issues, Strategic Success, Strategic Performance and Levels of Strategic Thinking)

Lesson Four:                 Types of Grand Strategy

Lesson Five:                  Internal Configuration Resources- based strategy

Lesson Six:                   External Configuration (Opportunities and Troubles)

Lesson Seven:               Levels of Strategy

Lesson Eight:                Strategies for Stages in Organizational Life-cycles

 

Phase Three:        Generic Societal Strategies

Lesson Nine:                 Nation-State and Sub-nation-state Strategies

Lesson Ten:                   Grand Strategies (Overall and Redirectional)

Lesson Eleven:  Systems Strategies

Lesson Twelve:  Missionary Strategies, Direction-Based and Position Based

Lesson Thirteen: Issue-Based Strategies

Lesson Fourteen:           Resource-Based Strategies

Lesson Fifteen:  Challenge- Based Strategies

Lesson Sixteen: Conflict Based Strategies

Lesson Seventeen:         Position and Positioning-Based Strategies

Lesson Eighteen:           Level of Organization Strategies

Lesson Nineteen:           Stages of Organization Strategies.

 

Phase Four:          Strategy Process

Lesson Twenty: Strategy Formulation Process Model – Content and Process

Lesson Twenty-one:       Strategy Formation Machinery Tools and Techniques

Lesson Twenty-two:       Strategy Development Machinery Tools and Techniques

Lesson Twenty-three:     Strategy Making Machinery Tools and Techniques

Lesson Twenty-four:      Strategy Crafting Machinery Tools and Techniques

Lesson Twenty-five:       Strategy Implementation Process Models – Strategic Architecture

Lesson Twenty-six:        Strategy Implantation Machinery Tools and Techniques

Lesson Twenty-seven:    Strategy Execution Machinery Tools and Techniques

Lesson Twenty-eight:     Strategic Control Machinery Tools and Techniques

Lesson Twenty-nine:      Strategic Missions, Programmes and Projects in Strategy and Strategic Intents

Lesson thirty:    Strategic Imperatives in Strategy

Lesson thirty-one:          Strategic Success Factors, and Strategic Goals/Critical Success Factors in Strategy

 

Unprogammed Lectures

These lectures are not programmed in accordance with lessons in generic strategy. They are adhoc lectures designed to address specific societal issues on the fundamentals of strategy. They are also lectures designed to teach and learn certain tools and techniques in strategy such as

  • SWOT Analysis
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • Situational/Audit Analysis
  • Visions and Visioning
  • Internal Configuration Analysis
  • External Configuration Analysis
  • Issues in Strategy
  • Strategic Change Analysis

 

Guest Lectures

On annual basis, guest lecturers will be invited to address specific Nigerian issues on the basis of defined strategies. 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

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

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

 

Conferences

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

Workshops are employed to discuss issues that are multi-dimensional and require various instruments to address. Workshops in generic strategies are designed to explore various forms, types, and levels of strategy 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.

 

Exams / Certification

Every participant in the generic strategy programme will be certificated. Those who are unable to subject themselves to Academy for Governance examination or who fail to meet the standards set for learning and conduct will be issued with “Certificate of Attendance” Otherwise they will be issued with certificate of proficiency as follows

  • Fundamentals of Pure Strategy graduates will be issued with “Learned Strategist Certificates” which is equivalent to Post-graduate
  • Specialization in Pure Strategy graduate will be issued with “Skilled Strategist Certificate” which is equivalent to Master degree
  • Expertise in Pure Strategy graduates will be issued with “Professional Strategist Certificate” which is equivalent to Doctorate Degree