Postgraduate Certificate in

Leadership & Public Governance 

 The Course will be delivered online & Onsite


Title:          Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership & Public Governance

CODE:         PC- LPG

Duration:    9 Months

Cost:           N250, 000.

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

Payment Plan:

Initial half payment to secure admission

Who Can Apply?

Private candidates, Middle and Senior levels individuals in private and public institutions who seek to deepen their knowledge on public leadership and governance.  


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.

Leadership and Public Governance (LPG) is designed to broaden the visionary capacity of men and women  who want to pursue a long term career in public Politics 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.

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 programme.

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

Who Can Apply

This course is for those that want seek to learn political skills to enable them function effectively in public governance at levels government.


Topics to be covered in this course include

S/N COURSE TITLE Code Credit Units
1 Concepts in Leadership GP 511 3
2 The Art of Leadership GP 512 2
3 The Ant Phenomenon in Public Leadership LP 501 2
4 Dynamics of Public Governance LP 502 3
5 Critical & Catalytic Thinking in Leadership LP 503 3
6 Introduction to Transformative Leadership LP 504 3
7 The Ecology of Public Leadership LP 506 3
8 Diversity Management in Leadership LP 506 3
9 Leadership Branding LP 402 3
10 The Art of Public Speaking LP 507 3
11 Principles of Political Mentorship LP 401 2
12 Social Impact Analysis SA 405 2
13 Concepts Study CS 507 3
14 Mentorship Practicum (3 months) ME 403 3
15 Field Trips (one week) LP 508 3
16 Research Presentation RS 402 6
  Total Program Credits   47 Units

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

Social Impact Analysis SA 405

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

Concepts Study/Seminar Presentation CS 507

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.

Registration Procedure

Please complete the application form below. Thereafter we shall send you payment information and course timetable.

Register here

Course Grading

 Course work          50%

Seminar/Paper Presentation  20%

Mentoring Engagement       20%

Social Impact Project            10%

Total         100%

 Minimum Grade for Graduation is 60%

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.


Candidates who cannot afford the fees are encouraged to seek sponsorship from individuals and organizations. 

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