Kingdom Politics and Governance Course

Kingdom Politics & Governance Course

August – November, 2024

COHORT 6

 

“If you are not playing politics, politics is playing you”.

“If you are not interested in Politics, be assured that politics is interested in you. There is no neutrality in it”.

“Politics is life and life is politics. To hate politics is to hate life. Ignorance of politics is one of the worst forms of ignorance in the public space”.  Dr. Joseph C. Ibekwe

YOU ARE INVITED TO REGISTER FOR THIS SPECIAL ONLINE COURSE

Title:  Kingdom Politics & Governance Course

CODE: KPG

Duration: 4 months 

Tuition:  ₦60,000/$100

Payment options

One-off: N60k/$100

Two Installments: 1st N35k/$60, 2nd N30k/$50

Tuition covers compulsory textbooks for the Course.

Introduction

Politics determines the direction of a nation’s economic prosperity and social stability. In any democratic environment, apart from registered political parties, individuals and pressure groups are constantly engaged in political activities for different reasons. The engagement of these people is what helps to shape the political culture of that society. 

One set of people that seem to be lazy about political participation is the Christians. The reason is that many sincere Christian people do not know to what extent politics affects their lives. Many believe politics is dirty; therefore, it is not for decent people. Many Christians believe one can’t be a ‘true Christian’ and be a ‘decent politician’.

These are strong perceptions that have deterred ordinary and capable Christian people from coming forward to participate in the political processes including contesting for political positions.

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

Description

Kingdom Politics & Governance (KPG) is an Executive Program designed to raise high-quality political leaders from among the cream of the Christian faithful. The program is designed to broaden the visionary capacity of potential Christian Politicians to take public politics as a long-term engagement and to prepare them for in-depth public leadership roles.

The Program has a balanced mix of theoretical interrogations and a pragmatic focus on practical leadership challenges, drawing from Scriptural foundations, and past and contemporary global leadership examples. Participants will learn to build personal leadership competencies, understand how to manage diversity and deal with the grey dimensions of political leadership.

Target

The course is designed for the following category of participants:

Christians who desire to contest in elections.

Those who would like to work for those who will be contesting in elections.

Those who want to expand their knowledge about political participation from a Biblical perspective.

The KPG provides clarity in the following areas:

Why engage in Politics?

How to engage in party politics.

How to raise funds for political activities.

How to manage political campaigns.

How to Create & Nurture Political Families

How to develop and deploy effective political communication tools.

How to develop a strong vision for political leadership.

How to Become a Public Citizen.

How to raise and manage a Praying Team for those in Politics.

Overall Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants will accomplish any or a combination of the following objectives.

  • Identify the emerging conceptual dynamics of leadership in the 21st century
  • Describe the concept of Kingdom Politics and its application in the public space
  • Develop enhanced capacity to engage in Public politics as a Christian
  • Explain how to manage Diversity for sustainable development
  • Develop the capacity to become a facilitator of political processes

Collaborative and Cooperative Learning Philosophy

The course will be highly interactive and will 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 perspectives, experiences, and knowledge into the training. Learning in teams or groups will serve the learning and program objectives.

Assessment Criteria

Different techniques will be used to assess the knowledge and skills acquired by the participants during the course. These will include self-assessment tests, pre-tests, post-tests, and levels of engagement in the entire course. The Course will be assessed based on the following three key components:

  1. Theoretical Coursework – Candidates must attend online classes.
  2. Concepts Study/Seminar Presentation – Candidates will be required to prepare a paper for presentation, based on the study of a few topical concepts that will be distributed in the course.
  3. End-of-Course Evaluation Test – There will be a short evaluation test at the end of the course
S/N COURSE TITLE
1 Concepts in Leadership
2 Kingdom Leadership Perspectives
3 The Trinity of Leadership
4 Dynamics of Public Governance
5 How to develop and deploy effective political communication tools
6 The Ant Phenomenon in Leadership
7 Principles of Transformative Leadership
8 How to develop a strong vision for Long-term political participation
9  The Ecology of Public Leadership
10 How to Manage Political Campaigns
11  Political Mentorship & Godfatherism
12 How to raise funds for political projects
13  How to Establish a Political Family
14 Concepts Study/Paper Presentation

Program Delivery

The Program will be delivered online and onsite, as the case might be. 

Registration

You need your debit card to make a payment (Mastercard or any other online debit card). Payment in full or in installments is what permits you to register.  

Click here to make payment and register   

Recommended Books

There are two compulsory textbooks each participant is required to read this course. They are:

The Quest for Political Leadership & Citizens Democracy: How Individuals Become Public Citizens

Politics is a Kingdom Business: How a Christian Should Do Politics

The books are available online and in hard copy.

Certification/Graduation

Those who complete the course will participate in a group graduation event. Fled International Leadership Institute will issue them a Certificate in Kingdom Politics & Governance.

For more information details, please contact

The Director of Programs,

Faculty of Religious Studies & Community Leadership

Fled International Leadership Institute

Plot MF 57 Cadastral Zone, Karu Site, Abuja

Tel/Whatsapp: +234 – 708 015 7176

Email: info@flededu.org

www.flededu.org

 

Kingdom Politics & Governance Course has been held since 2021.