Global Transformative Leadership Program

Post-Graduate Certificate in


July 2023 – March 2024


Title: Post Graduate Certificate in Global Transformative Leadership

Code: PG-TL

Duration: One-year (Two-semester program)

Cost: N300,000/$600

Cost covers: Tuition, Course materials, excluding one week study tour in Abuja

Payment Plan:

Installment payments are allowed

Admission Requirements: Minimum of first degree or HND in any discipline, plus years of leadership experience in public or private sector. Higher academic qualification or membership of professional associations could be added advantage.


Global Transformative Leadership Program is an Executive Program for 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.

Prospective applicants must hold senior leadership positions in their organizations for no less than 10 years leadership experience. Qualified Private individuals, particularly women are encouraged to apply.


The Post-Graduate Certificate in Global Transformative Leadership has a balanced mix of theoretical interrogations and pragmatic focus on leadership challenges, drawing from past and contemporary global examples. Participants will learn to build personal leadership competencies and understand how to manage diversity as transformative leaders in an increasingly complex world.


The Leadership Development courses are designed for mature individuals, supervisors and administrators, project managers, professionals, decision makers, and leaders who are responsible for initiating, facilitating, implementing, or managing change (or a change process) routine operations to bring value and governance to their organizations or community. Students are exposed to theories and studies of the leadership, technical, and legal issues confronting human resource managers in today’s dynamic political and business environment. Learning includes an examination of principles and techniques utilized to effectively lead and manage the human resource in modern diverse society and business organizations.

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.


The Course has five key components, which are:

Theoretical Course work – Candidates are required to attend onsite or online classes via dedicated platforms.

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 on it in online Class, 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 a field trip that could organized within the country or outside the country. Details and cost implications for the trip will made provided upon registration, depending on the location to be visited.


The course will be highly interactive and would utilize established functionally effective adult learning (Andragogy) methods to deliver the curriculum. The course is learner-focused; therefore participants will be the key resource persons as they bring their own perspectives, experiences and knowledge into the training. The Faculty team will facilitate the training using the following learning methods:

  • Collaborative & Group learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Case Study.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, it is expected that participants will:

  • 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 Scenario Thinking
  • 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 apply the result to implement a Social Impact project
  • Develop capacity to engage in practical mentorship exercise
  • Present a Seminar Paper on a topical issue of interest

Course-related activities include the following

  1. Each participant is to conduct in-depth study of a specific concept, prepare a paper on it for assessment
  2. Candidates are engaged in practical mentorship assignment for a period of 3 months as part of the program
  3. The Class is expected to organize and implement a social impact project that demonstrates their commitment to social responsibility.
  4. Course participants will undertake a visit to a corporate or governmental Institution in Nigeria or outside the Country as part of study tour.

Course Assessment Grading

A variety of techniques will be used to assess knowledge and skills acquired by the participants during the course. These will include self-assessment tests, pre-test and post-tests levels of engagement in the entire course. The grading will cover the following:

Course Work assessment        50%

Seminar Presentation    20%

 Mentoring Engagement      20%

Social Impact Project       10%

Total                  100%

Minimum Grade for Graduation is 60%

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Topics to be taken in the course include

S/N Course Title Code Credit Units
  1st Semester
1. Concepts in Leadership TL 501 2
2. The Trinity of Leadership TL 502 2
3. The Art of Transformational Leadership TL 503 2
4. Leadership & Organizational Culture L 504 3
5. Systems/Scenario Thinking TL 505 3
6. Strategic Communications TL 507 2
7. Power & Public Politics TL 511 2
8. The Ecology of Public Leadership TL 508 2
Total Credit   18 Units
2nd Semester
9. Diversity Management in Leadership TL 506 3
10. Leading Change in Changing Times TL 512 2
11 The Art of Public Speaking TL 513 2
12. Entrepreneurial Leadership EL 404 2
13. Social Impact Analysis AC 406 3
14. Dynamics of Mentorship in Leadership TL 401 2
15. Concepts Study/Seminar Presentation CS 507 6
16. Mentorship Practicum/Study Tour ME 403 3
Total Credit 23 Units
Total Programme Credit 41 Units

Course Outline:

The Art of Leadership (Code: TL 501)


Leadership development is an emerging body of knowledge. Academic institutions and Faculty are working hard to develop standardized conceptual framework on the subject. There is leadership as an art and leadership as action. There remains a debate about whether leaders are born or made. There is also a debate about the distinction between leadership and management. There is the talk about what leadership is and what it is not; what leaders do and how leaders think. This course will interrogate these issues as participants work with faculty and among themselves to create new knowledge frameworks for application in the real world.


  • Identify What Leadership Is, And is Not
  • Identify What Leaders Do
  • Establish Key Values That Sustain Leadership
  • Differentiate between leadership and management

Learning Outcomes

  • Enhanced knowledge on the concept of leadership
  • Increased ability to cast personal and corporate visions.
  • Internalization of the values that sustain leadership
  • Increased ability to take responsibility and not to shift blames
  • Enhanced self-esteem for effective leadership


  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • The Trinity of leadership
  • Differentiating leadership from management
  • Building Self-esteem for leadership excellence
  • Decision-making in leadership
  • Vision Casting – personal & corporate visions
  • Disaggregating leadership interests

Art of Transformative Leadership (Code: TL 502)


Leadership is not just about what leaders do and how they do them. It is also about why leaders do certain things. Leadership itself is not a one-off impact; it has generational implications. There are things that make leaders to transcend beyond merely taking actions to become embodiments of values and visions. This course will dip deep to expose the art of transformative leadership in a globalized world.   


  • Clarify the concept of transformative leadership
  • Identify elements of transformative leadership
  • Identify models of transformative leadership

Learning Outcomes

  • Enhanced knowledge on the concept of Transformative leadership
  • Increased readiness to lead beyond mere talk to embody vision and values
  • Enhanced ability to model transformative leadership wherever they find themselves


  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Elements of Transformative leadership
  • Models of transformative leadership
  • Leading by embodying visions and values – how to walk the talk

Leadership & Organizational Culture (Code: TL 503)


Someone said that every organization or country is the extended personality of the leader. Leaders are supposed to carry the blueprint or the DNA of the organizations they lead. The DNA of any organization is not in the products or services they offer, but in the culture that pervade the organization. Leaders have a responsibility to create the culture that operates in their organizations. Organizational culture is reflected in the concept, ‘this is the way we do things here’. This course will evaluate how leaders create the culture and how they can change or sustain it.


  • Identify what constitutes organizational culture
  • Develop ability to create organizational culture
  • Recognize how to run a learning organization

Learning Outcomes

  • Enhanced capacity to create a culture for organizational productivity
  • Increased knowledge on how to run a learning organization
  • Increased knowledge on what undermines organizational culture


  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • How to create organizational Culture
  • What undermines Organizational Culture
  • Creating a Learning Organization
  • Sustaining Organizational Culture

Scenario Thinking (Code: TL 504)

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Tools for Scenario Thinking
  • How to apply Scenario Thinking in Leadership

Strategic Communications (Code: TL 505)

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Negotiation as strategic communication tool
  • Assertive communication
  • Public speaking & Speech Presentation
  • Personal branding

Diversity Management (Code: TL 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

Entrepreneurial Leadership (Code: EL 404)

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Forms of public entrepreneurship – Social, Business & Political entrepreneurship
  • Leaders and Entrepreneurs

Social Impact Analysis (Code: SA 406)

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • Integrating Social Impact Analysis in Leadership practice
  • Social Impact as determinant of leadership effectiveness

Dynamics of Mentorship in Leadership (Code: TL 401)

  • Conceptual definitions
  • Operational definition
  • The Why, Dos and Don’ts of mentorship
  • How to Create Mentorship Program in an Organization

Concepts Study/Research Work (Code: CS 507)

Mentorship Practicum: 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.

Registration Procedure

Please complete the application form below. 


Course Certification

The course is graded and participants that successful complete the theoretical and practical aspects are issued Postgraduate Certificate in Global Transformative Leadership.


For inquiries, please contact

The Dean of Faculty 

FLED International Leadership Institute 

Tel/Whatsapp: +234-708 015 7176


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