All is not set for the official commencement of Ausso Leadership Academy (ALA), in the second quarter of 2018.
According to the Initiator, Austin Okere, the event will hold on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Entrepreneurs Hub, Lekki Phase 1.
The former Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, will chair the occasion.
On why the Academy is being launched, Okere writes: “The need for resourcefulness and an innovative mindset to reinvent oneself when disruption knocks on the door is a key skill every business needs to survive present market realities”.
He said that the huge gap in the business ecosystem is due to the lack of a personalized mentorship program to complement what professors teach at the business schools.
The Ausso Leadership Academy (ALA) is a medium for experiential skill transfer, emphasizing what has worked and the pitfalls to avoid.
“The Business Elite in Nigeria has come together under the umbrella of ALA to support the business and entrepreneurial ecosystem with personalized mentorship to maximize growth and productivity”, he said.
Members of faculty
Among the Champions who will be sharing their experience, , the Initiator said, are Ibukun Awosika, Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede, Tony Elumelu, John Momoh, Frank Aigbogun, Austin Avuru, Toyin Sanni, Dotun Suleiman, Ndidi Nwuneli, Ernest Ndukwe, Mitchel Elegbe, Charles Anudu, Seyi Bickerseth and Deji Alli to mention a few.
ALA aims to Impact at least 200 Business Executives and Entrepreneurs each year in cohorts of 40 per Masterclass, with the first Masterclass coming on stream as early as April 17.
The goal is to crystallize a multiplier effect. Attendees will be mentored to become the beacons to other aspiring High Achieving Intrapreneurs (HAI).
The ALA program recognizes that businesses needs their critical people to be in constant touch, providing direction and approving plans and requests.
To this extent, the program has been made compact into a 9am to 3pm format with two generous breaks for participants to touch base with their offices through high-speed complimentary internet access (and video conference by special request).
“We believe that attending ALA is a good investment in the future of Nigeria’s Business Environment, and hence you will recommend to your business followership”, Okere said.