In line with its visions toadvance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through lifelong learning and continuous personal development among the wider community, The Research and Innovation Directorate of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) is welcoming registration for its online community developmentseminars.

Community development seminars are open to anyone who is 18 years or older, and has a love for learning and personal development. These seminar sessions are offered infive sessions in total (two hours a class), over a two-week period, and are offered in English. Participants who successfully partake in a minimum of four out of five classes receive a certificate of completion. These seminar courses are not credit-bearing and are ineligible for transfer towards any formal degree or program at ABUAD.

With guided presentations and instructions by world class experts and scholars drawn from across the world, participants will be exposed to latest developments and knowledge in a wide range of sustainable development themes.

Available seminar courses

  • September 7-21, 2020: Business Development and Negotiation Skills. This course will help participants to uncover the negotiation skills required to grow their businesses, unlock professional career success and to defuse conflict situations. Attendees will learn how to develop business plan, business strategies, business advocacy skills, and also negotiation skills based on their unique personality traits, in order to play a more active role in their working environment. Essentially, the programme features five modules, which are:

Webinar 1: Business development plan

Webinar 2: Business development strategies

Webinar 3: Business advocacy skills

Webinar4: Conflict management

Webinar 5: Negotiation skills

  • September 21-30, 2020: Project Management and Financing: In a pandemic constrained world,entrepreneurs in different sectors will need to be innovative in securing and managing available financing needed to drive their ideas and businesses. This course will provide an overview of project management and the essential tools needed to deliver successful projects in a timely manner and within budget. Participants will learn the fundamental principles of the subject, including project initiation, project definition, creation of work breakdown structures, scheduling using Gantt charts and network diagrams, risk management, budgeting and controlling resources, quality assurance, auditing and project termination. Essentially, the programme features five modules, which are:

Webinar 1: Project management definition and initiation

Webinar 2: Defining the project plan with planning cost, time and policy

Webinar 3: Financial Modelling and Planning for startups

Webinar4: Project execution, monitoring and communication

Webinar 5: Project closure

  • September 28- October 7, 2020: Transformational Leadership and Management: This course is designed for those in management roles, in public and private spheres, who are responsible for assisting their organizations to achieve transformational and sustainable success. It explores the practical strategies and skillset need to become an effective transformational and organizational leader. The sessions will explore the practical and positive journey towards long-term progress, and provide clear guidance on how participants can lead and manage their organizations on upward trajectories. Essentially, the programme features five modules, which are:

Webinar1: The Transformational Leader: Introduction to transformational management and leadership styles

Webinar2: Organizational vision, mission, values and objectives

Webinar3: The management grid

Webinar4: Strategic planning and decision making

Webinar5: Business development strategies

Seminar Fees

N10,000 per course or USD 25

To register for one or more of these community development seminars please visit this link