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ELP Weekly Leadership Training

ELP Weekly Leadership Training brings together leadership experts from across the globe to equip aspiring African leaders with the necessary skills for effective leadership.

Topics covered during the training include but not limited to financial literacy, leadership communication, ethical leadership, creative leadership, international relation and diplomacy, etc. Webinar holds every friday 8pm to 10pm (WAT).



July – October, 2020

This training is a full leadership communication class comparable to one semester communication class for  communication and leadership studies majors or minors.

Please click on the link below to download the full training schedule including topics and learning outcomes. 


Meet Our Facilitators


Rev. Fr. Dr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem.

Rev. Fr. Dr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem is a Catholic Priest, professional writer, dynamic and motivational speaker and an erudite communication expert. He is an author of six books, numerous articles in magazines and journals. He has attended and presented academic papers in conferences, conventions, workshops and colloquiums in the United Kingdom, Austria, Lithuania, the United States of America and Nigeria. Rev. Dr, Bonnie has a chain of degrees which includes Philosophy and Theology (Urban University Rome), Religious Studies (Imo State University Nigeria), Pastoral Communication ( Masters, University of Calabar, Nigeria). Others are Media Arts ( Doctorate, University of Abuja, Nigeria), Clinical Pastoral Education (Reading Hospital and School of Health Sciences Pennsylvania USA and Strategic Communication (Masters, Seton Hall University New Jersey, USA). Further Ph.d research in Contemporary Communication ( Regent University Virginia Beach USA). Read more at: https://regent.academia.edu/BONIFACEANUSIEM  https://frbonnie.com/about/


Dr. Uchenna Ekwo

A journalist by training, mediator by temperament, and a teacher by choice. Educated in Nigeria and the United States, Ekwo holds a doctoral degree in Public Policy and Administration, MA degree in Mass Communication, and a Masters in Public Administration. He worked as journalists for 18 years, a period that earned him vast experience in reporting politics and training journalists in different countries. Among the media organizations, Ekwo worked include Radio Nigeria, Daily Star newspapers, Hints magazine, and Africa Independent Television. He served as Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists and host of Medialine – a popular television media-monitoring program. Currently, a Research Faculty at the Department of Mass Communications, Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York, Dr. Ekwo also taught at the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey. Read more at:  https://mycmpi.org/governance/uchenna-ekwo-ph-d/ 


Dr. Austin Nweze

Dr. Austin Nweze started out as an entrepreneur in 1990 after a brief stint with New Breed and the President magazines. For almost a decade he published Successful People magazine, the first Nigerian magazine focused on the promotion of entrepreneurship, which contributed to the recent interest and attention being given to the subject and sector by the government, universities, NGOs, and the private sector. For over 15 years he consulted for organizations on organizational transformation/revitalization and developed and delivered training programs for corporate organizations and government establishments in the areas of entrepreneurship development, venture management, leadership, six sigma, media relations, finance, financial planning, retirement planning, marketing, strategy, and soft skills. He is a workshop speaker and consultant at international conferences, seminars, and workshop. He has varied experiences in consulting for corporate and government institutions at different levels in business process and improvement. Read more at: https://romebusinessschool.ng/nweze-austin-ph-d/ 


Dr. Confidence Uwazuruike

Confidence is a Research Project Manager and Lecturer at Bournemouth University and a Consultant with Pronoia Consulting, Nigeria. He has a PhD in Journalism and Communication from Bournemouth University and more than six years of experience in research and product development. He has been involved in the development of two start-ups in Nigeria, one of which is currently a multimillion naira company. His expertise includes consulting, media and public relations, research and business development. Learn more at : https://www.linkedin.com/in/confidence-uwazuruike-phd-49736714/ 


Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski

Elesha is a professor of Communication Studies, a major which includes three track options: Conflict Communication; Leadership Communication; and Public Communication and Rhetorical Studies. She also teach and coordinate Leadership Studies, which emphasizes organizational and citizen leadership and features an annual leadership residency program to support campus and community leadership development. Her work is also focused on dialogue and deliberation. From 2012-2014, she managed a community dialogue series to sustain campus and community relationships in Frostburg, MD, supported by the Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office. In 2015 she helped to facilitate campus dialogue following unrest in Baltimore riots and organized dialogue sessions for law enforcement, campus, and community, with support and participation from the NAACP local branch 7007 and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights. projects.  Read more at: www.frostburg.edu/dept/cmst  https://www.linkedin.com/in/elesha-l-ruminski-7ba28153/ 

Apply Now 

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 ELP Leadership Communication Training. Please download the training schedule and read it before applying. This is a FREE training but the following conditions apply: 

1. Trainees who successfully complete the training will be issued certificates. A certificate in a leadership communication course taught by renowned communication scholars and issued by a reputable organization like CSAAE can be can be very useful in many ways. In some countries it can be used to fulfill pre-requisite course work in a major or minor area that requires communication as a pre-requisite. It can also be used to fulfill a full course work in relevant areas. This can save you a lot of money and time too. Some employees require a certificate in leadership communication training as a proof that one has some training in communication. Of course, having it on your CV will be a plus as many employers today are looking for employees who can communicate effectively. To receive this certificate, trainee must: (i) Attend atleast 6 out of the 9 classes and pass all tests. (ii) Pay a fee of N3,000.00 only for the e-certificate. 

2. Trainees who do not attend atleast 6 classes can still obtain the certificate but they must purchase the powerpoint presention and audio/video recordings of the classes they wish to use to make up atleast 6 classes, review the materials and pass the accompanying tests.  The materials for one class including the powerpoints, video and audio recordings cost N1,000.00. They must also pay the e-certificate fee of N3,000.00 

3. Trainees who cannot attend any of the classes but do not want the certificate can access any of the 9 classes by paying a fee of N1,000.00 to access the powerpoint and audio/video recordings of each class. 

4. Trainees who want the certificate but cannot attend any of the classes must purchase the powerpoint and audio/video presentations of 6 classes or more. They must pass all tests. They must also pay N3,000.00 for e-certificate. 

5. No trainee is entitled to the powerpoint and audio/video presentations including those that complete the entire free training. Whoever needs the presentations must purchase them but attending the class is free. 

6. If a trainee misses one class, he or she cannot be admitted into the next class without passing the test for the class missed before the next class. This means that trainee must purchase the training materials for the class missed at N,1000.00 each, review the materials and pass the tests prior to admittance into the next class.  

7. Finally, a trainee must decide which option that suits him or her after the first class. Only trainees that make commitments after the first class can participate in the second class. 

If you are still interested, please complete the short application form below. 


Financial Literacy For Aspiring Leaders 

February – May, 2020

Anchored by Rome Business School

Four months financial literacy training aimed at helping aspiring African leaders develop the capacity to make personal and public financial decisions. We bring experts in the financial sector to help facilitate this training. After each webinar, aspiring leaders gather the following week to discuss and apply lessons learnt from the webinar to their specific leadership areas.

Grant Writing: October-December, 2019

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Review of World  Bank Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria: January – September, 2019

Three months training on the Ease of Doing Business In Nigeria. Aspiring Nigerian Leaders weighed conclusions made by the World Bank against realities in Nigeria. Participants had the opportunity to visit offices mentioned in the review and transancted businesses to confirm or deny some of the claims in this document. 

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Three months training on the UN Sustainable Development Goals aimed at helping emerging African leaders understand the importance of these goals. The training evaluates efforts towards meeting these goals. Emerging leaders share insights on how the goals can be met and initiate community development projects to help facilitate the realization of these goals. 

U N Universal Declaration of Human Rights: May-July, 2018

Three months training on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights aimed at helping future African leaders understand the importance of human rights and why they should be respected. Training identified occasions and possible occasions of Human Rights violation in Africa. Emerging leaders brainstormed on ways to uphold Human Rights across Africa.

Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria: Jan-April, 2018

Three months training on the articles of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria aimed at helping future Nigerian leaders understand the supreme law of the land. Emerging leaders analyzed each article for relevance and whether or not the they are enforced and enforceable. They are also proffered solutions on how to facilitate respect for the rule of law in Nigeria

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Three months training on Spencer’s “Who moved my Cheese” aimed at  helping future leaders understand how to cause positive change.The training emphasized on the need for change agents to let go of what we know is hard, but essential for growth and improvement. The quicker we let go of old things, the sooner we can learn new skills and create a better future for Africa


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Three months training on how emerging leaders can become true leaders. True leadership has very little to do with title, salary or the corner office. Instead, a true leader is one who captures the hearts, minds and actions of his or her followers. Leadership, according to John Maxwell, is about who you become, not what you’re given or proclaimed to be.

A Journey Beyond the Horizon by Sunday N. Nwosu: Jan-April, 2017

Three months training on how to be successful in any field. Training emphasized thorough understanding of a particular field by practicing diligently and learning continuously. It criticized nepotism as a huge obstacle to excellence while challenging future leaders to uphold standards at all times and never undercut the standard for any reason whatsoever. 

The History of Nigeria by Richard Bourne: Aug-Nov, 2017

Three months training on the articles of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria aimed at helping future Nigerian leaders understand the supreme law of the land. Emerging leaders analyzed each article for relevance and whether or not the they are enforced and enforceable. They are also proffered solutions on how to facilitate respect for the rule of law in Nigeria

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Three months training on how future leaders can build the capacities, competencies and character to become successful leaders. This training taught future leaders how to accomplish career goals, how to create, manage, save and grow money and how to get involved in civic activities. It also taught them how to become ethical and inspirational leaders. 

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