Leadership & Public Governance Course

Postgraduate Certificate in

Leadership & Public Governance 

September – November 2024

Title:          Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership & Public Governance

CODE:         PG- LPG

Duration: 3 Months

Cost:           N185, 000/$400

Payment options

One-off: N185k/$400

Three Installments: 1st N80k/$200, 2nd N65k /$120, 3rd N50k/$100

Who should apply?

Individuals in private and public institutions who seek to deepen their knowledge on public leadership and governance. Must possess a minimum of first degree or HND in any discipline.


Political leadership requires a great deal of artistry. Given the complexity of society in the 21st century, aspiring political leaders at any level must learn to deal with these complexities and drive society towards sustainable development and stability. Emerging political leaders must understand the unfolding trends as well as be equipped with requisite political skills to navigate the contours of public leadership in a diverse world.

Program Description

Leadership for Public Politics & Governance (LPG) is designed to broaden the visionary capacity of emerging leaders – men and women – who want who to pursue long term career in public Politics, and to prepare them for in-depth public leadership roles. This dynamic Course has a balanced mix of theoretical interrogations and pragmatic focus on practical leadership challenges, drawing from past and contemporary global examples.

Participants will learn to build personal leadership competencies and understand how to manage diversity as emerging visionary leaders.

Competency-Based Learning

Leadership learning programs, courses, and activities are designed for a broad yet specific range of students and learners in diverse communities. Individuals, professionals, groups, teams, communities, and organizations need skills, knowledge, and ability to pursue their careers, professions, and be inspired to pursue purposes, succeed, and remain competitive.

FLED Institute’s programs increase learners’ capability, confidence, and competence to produce value and remain competitive while changing their worlds. We help learners acquire skills, capacity, and discipline to engage in continuous improvement, change, and development, and to deliver full baseline knowledge at little cost within the shortest possible time.

Overall Learning Objectives

“Learners’ will accomplish any or a combination of the following objectives upon completion of the programme.

  • Identify the emerging conceptual dynamics of leadership in the 21st century
  • Explain and apply the principles of transformative leadership in their work places
  • Describe how leaders create and sustain Organizational Culture
  • Develop enhanced capacity to engage in Systems and Scenario Thinking processes
  • Recognize key components of Strategic communications and how to apply them in leadership situations
  • Explain how to manage Diversity for sustainable development
  • Be able to apply Entrepreneurial skills in Leadership
  • Be able to conduct Social Impact Analysis and apply the result in development planning and projects.
  • Develop capacity to engage in practical mentorship exercise

The Course has five key components:

Theoretical Course work – Candidates are required to attend online class sessions, take notes and participate actively.

Concepts Study/Seminar Presentation – Candidates are required to conduct in-depth study of a few concepts, prepare a paper on one topic, and make presentation for assessment.

Mentoring Engagement – Candidates are engaged in practical mentorship assignment for a period of 3 months as part of the program.

Social Impact Project – The Class is expected to organize and implement a social impact project that demonstrates their commitment to social responsibility. 

Study Tour/Field Trip – Students are expected to participate in study of a government or private institution in Nigeria or outside. Details of cost implication for the tour will be made available upon registration.


1 Concepts in Leadership LP 501
2 The Art of Leadership LP 502
3 The Ant Phenomenon in Leadership LP 503
4 The Art of Public Governance LP 504
5 Dynamics of Public Governance LP 505
6 Critical Versus Catalytic Thinking LP 506
7 Introduction to Transformative Leadership LP 507
8 Public Policy Analysis LP 508
9 Elective Course to be chosen by Student EL 40
1 The Ecology of Public Leadership LP 511
2 Diversity Management in Leadership LP 512
3 Leadership Branding LP 402
4 The Art of Public Speaking LP 513
5 Principles of Political Mentorship LP 514
6 Social Impact Analysis SA 405
7 Elective Course to be chosen by Student EL402
8 Concepts Study/Seminar Presentation CS 507
9 Mentorship Practicum/Study Tour ME 403

Program Delivery

The Program will be delivered online with graduation ceremony to be held in Abuja.

Course Contents

The Art of leadership LP 501

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • The Trinity of leadership
  • Self-esteem for leadership excellence
  • Decision-making in leadership
  • Vision Casting
  • Dis-aggregating leadership interests

Dynamics of Public Governance LP 503

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Understanding Party Politics
  • Differentiating Politics from Governance
  • Elements of Good Governance
  • How leaders operationalize Public Governance

Critical Thinking LP 504

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Tools for Critical Thinking

Introduction to Transformative Leadership LP 502

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Readings on Transformative Leadership

Diversity Management in Leadership LP 506

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Levels of diversity – local, state, regional, national, global
  • Nature of diversity – culture, traditions, beliefs/religion, interests, resources (human & material)
  • Diversity as tool for development
  • How leaders harness diversity for development

Leadership Branding LP 402

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Personal branding
  • Image management
  • Media Engagement

Principles of Political Mentorship LP 401

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • The Why, Dos and Don’ts of Political mentorship
  • Differentiating Political Mentoring from GodFathterism
  • How to Leverage on Mentorship Political Career

Mentorship Engagement: Participants will have mentees attached to them or be attached to mentors for a period of 3 months. The Mentorship arrangement will be evaluated by the Institute using our Mentorship Evaluation Template.


To begin the process, complete the application form. We shall revert to you later.


Course Certification

The course is graded and participants that successful complete the theoretical and practical aspects are issued with Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership & Public Governance from FLED International Leadership Institute

For details, please contact

The Director of Programs

FLED International Leadership Institute

Plot MF 57 Cadastral Zone, Karu Site, Abuja

Tel: +234-8161684262

Whatsapp: +234 – 708 015 7176

Email: programs@flededu.org

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