Join Our 2022 Batch of Oak Seed Executive Leadership Course
Oak Seed Executive Leadership Course (OSELC) is a six-modular course with 30 lectures designed to equip one for transformational leadership. Participants read 5 required books, watch documentaries, movies, and conduct many case studies, all leading to packaging a personal and group project for actual involvement in societal transformation. It runs one weekend a month (Saturday and Sunday) during the season of the offer. This course is at the graduate level and requires analytical skills.
- To examine leadership paradigms and their consequences
- To examine different models of nation-building principles and from that, understand what Africa can do to develop in this season
- To delve into the characteristics of transformational leaders and the soft skills they must develop to be effective
- To design a personal and a group project for individual and collective expression of lessons learned, and way forward for actual involvement in societal transformation.
OSELC academic content is grouped into six modules with first five encapsulating six lecture topics, group discussions and a movie/documentary screening session. Below is the outline of the themes covered under each module with lecture topics enclosed.
Lecture 1: Course Orientation: Introduction to INT
Lecture 2: Fifty Years of African Independence – An Odyssey
Lecture 3: The Crisis of Leadership in Africa – Observations of Lee Kuan Yew
Lecture 4: Dreams from Nations’ Founding Fathers
Lecture 5: The Hunter and Farmer Leadership Paradigms and their Implications
Lecture 6:The Elite and National Development
Lecture 7: God’s Quality Management System
Lecture 8: The Good to Great Framework for National Development
Lecture 9: The Rule of Law
Lecture 10: The Singapore Story: The Role of Quality Management Standards
Lecture 11: The National Development Plan – Nigeria
Lecture 12: Packaging of Burdens as Vehicles for National Transformation
Lecture 13: Transformational versus Transactional Leaders
Lecture 14: Leadership Positioning: Understanding the Funnel of Success
Lecture 15: The Hedgehog Concept: Understanding in National Development
Lecture 16: The Family and Community Development
Lecture 17: The Laws of Mentorship
Lecture 18:Value Systems, Integrity, Work Ethics and Dignity of Labour
Lecture 19: Leadership Personalities and People Skills
Lecture 20: Delegation and People Involvement
Lecture 21: Conflict Management
Lecture 22: Facing Brutal Facts and the Stockdale Paradox
Lecture 23: Lobbying and Advocacy
Lecture 24: Communication and Media
Lecture 25: Education and Human Resource Development
Lecture 26: Innovation, Research and Development
Lecture 27: Quality Financial Systems
Lecture 28: Physical Infrastructure
Lecture 29: Global Trends
Lecture 30: Course Wrap up
Anyone with graduate-level education from a tertiary institution of learning can take The Oak Seed Executive Leadership Course. More especially, mid-level to senior management leaders from the private, public and non-governmental sectors who have passion for the transformation of their institutions and communities will benefit from attendance of this course.
Learn the skills and behaviour needed to function effectively as transformational leaders in the spheres of influence.
Examine history and the different operating leadership paradigms and their consequences in nation building.
Explore different models of nation building principles and from that, propose what Africa can do to develop in this season.
Develop and execute transformational projects for personal and collective expression of knowledge gained as way forward for actual involvement in societal transformation.
The facilitation is highly interactive and is designed to stimulate new and innovative ways of thinking to enable participants make result-oriented decisions. Movies and documentaries are used to enhance the learning experience.
Each participant is helped to develop a project that captures their individual and collective experience and direct application of knowledge gained towards their life aspirations, leading to actual involvement in societal transformation at various levels.
The Oak Seed Executive Leadership Course offers participants the opportunity to be inspired, to learn and to develop networks which will form a springboard for a productive transformational vocation in formal and informal forums.
The Oak Seed Executive Leadership Course runs third weekend (Saturday & Sunday) once a month online for five months (from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturdays and 1:30 pm – 8:30 pm on Sundays GMT+1). The sixth module is the online project presentation. The course concludes with a three-day residential History Makers Training (HMT-1) module in September 2022.
Each session will be assessed through a combination of objective (multiple choice) and written class dialogue assignments. Participants will write and execute transformational projects in their spheres of influence before the end of the Course. These projects are for direct application of knowledge gained.
Attendance, including student forum participation and completion of assignments and projects, count toward graduation assessment. Participants who successfully complete the course will be awarded a Certificate of Graduation by the Institute.
The content is grouped into seven modules and there are six lecture topics under each of the first five modules offered online with a first-class Virtual Learning Environment.
The sixth module is the online project presentation module.
The concluding seventh module, the History Makers Training 1 (HMT-1), runs as a residential three-day intensive learning adventure that focuses on developing the personal discipline and character traits necessary to become a transformational leader of impact.
The academic content is specifically designed to challenge participants to think about the major challenges African nations face and the potential solutions within their spheres of influence.
Our leaders will be trained in integrity leadership and quality management principles covering the following thematic areas each encapsulating six lectures and a movie/documentary:
• Understanding History – Making A Case for Paradigm Shift
• Creating an Enabling Environment
• Maturing into Transformational Leadership
• Developing Soft Skills
• Infrastructural Systems – Establishing a Culture of Discipline
Participants will be required to attend all the online lectures during the two full weekend days of teaching blocks every month. In extreme cases where participants might not be able to participate in a class (with approved advance notice – only permitted once), recorded sessions may be made available.
Attendance of the residential History Makers training module is compulsory. Date and venue of the training will be communicated to participants in advance.
The OSELC online course with HMT-1 3-day residential training fee is four hundred thousand naira (N400,000) or one thousand dollars ($1,000).
The Scholarship covers all six (6) online modules of Oak Seed Executive Leadership Course (OSELC) starting from March, 2022.
The Scholarship does not cover the three (3)-day fully residential History Makers’ Training (HMT-1) feeding and accommodation.
The classes will be held once a month usually on the third weekends in the six (6) months of training with the exception of April which falls on the fourth weekend.
The cost for the History Makers’ Training has been grossly subsidized to One Hundred Thousand Naira only (N100,000) to cover feeding and accommodation for the three (3) days.
Yes, you can.
Yes, you can.
Yes, you will get the Advanced Leadership Certificate but not the Oak Seed Executive Leadership Course Certificate.
Yes, you will get the History Makers’ Training (HMT-1) Certificate but not the Oak Seed Executive Leadership Course Certificate.
No, the History Makers’ Training is now a requirement to become an Oak Seed Alumni.
No, the Oak Seed Executive Leadership Course is a requirement to become an Oak Seed Alumni.
No, there is none at this time.
The venue and date will be decided in due course, but it will be in Lagos, Nigeria.
Yes, but you must travel to Lagos at your cost to attend the HMT physically.