Academic programmes comprise

a. Executive Professional Programme (EPP)

b. Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP).


a. Professional Programme (PP)

The Institute’s Executive Professional Programme is designed for executives and senior professionals in public and private sectors already in positions of strategic responsibility in their organizations where they are expected to provide vision, lead a team, and drive change. The programmes are mainly delivered through an e-learning platform. Professional programmes are structured to be flexible so that candidates can study at their pace while maintaining their jobs using the internet. However, every candidate enrolled in the Programme is required to attend a scheduled interactive session in Abuja, during which candidates present their research papers and participate in group events prior to graduation.

Programme Duration

Each PP takes about Nine (9) months for completion of coursework, an extra three (3) months is allowed for completion of research and seminar presentation, field trip, and mentoring attachment.

Some courses in EPP include                                                                                             

  1. Professional Certificate in Strategy & Organizational Leadership (PC- SOL)
  2. Professional Certificate in Policy Development & Governance (PC- PDG)
  3. Professional Certificate in Leadership and Statecraft (PC-LS)
  4. Professional Diploma in Gender and Transformative Leadership (PD-GTL)
  5. Professional Diploma in Educational Leadership (PD-EL)
  6. Professional Certificate in Conflict Transformation & Peace Building (PC-CT&PB)
  7. Advanced Leadership Certificate Course (ALCC)
  8. Leadership Trainers’ Certification Course (LTCC)
  9. Professional Diploma in Ministerial Leadership (PD-ML)

b. Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP)

The Emerging Leaders Programme is designed to broaden the visionary capacity of young men and women to prepare them for present and future leadership roles. Six months is required to complete the coursework, research and seminar presentation. Another six months will be required for field trip and mentoring attachment.

Some courses in the Emerging Leaders Programme Include:                                                                                                                                    


Emerging Leaders ProgrammeDuration
a. Global Citizenship & Leadership Course (GCLC)6 months
b. Leadership for Politics and Governance (LPG)6 months
c. Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership Course (BELC)6 months

2. Non-Academic Programmes

Non- Academic Programmes comprise short courses that could be held as group programmes for staff from the same organisation or as open events.  Groups or organizations may request to have for any of the Courses conducted for them at their own schedule.

Non-Academic courses include:

Non-Academic coursesDuration
1. Leadership Development & Mentoring for Women in Politics5days
2. Project Cycle Management Course5days
3. Effective Leadership for Cooperative Societies5days
4. Community Leadership for Integrated Rural Development5days
5. Effective Classroom Mgt for Academic Enhancement5days
6. Effective School-Based Leadership for School Administrators & Principals5days
7. Report Writing & Minute Taking for Secretaries & Personal Assistants5days
8. Effective Communications for Conflict Mgt & Mediation5days
9. Inter-personal Communication Skills for mid-level staff5days
10. Effective Council Memo, Speech & Report Writing in the Public Service5days
11. Effective Writing for Career Excellence in the Public Service5days
12. Advanced Presentations & Public Speaking5days
13. Strategic Planning for Organisational Development5days