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Training on NGO Management
3 July 2012 - 9:00am
Every day, Non-Governmental Organizations in Nigeria work hard at bridging the development gaps existing in their various communities. The challenges of meeting the day to day activity requirements for bridging these gaps are well known, but the skills and knowledge needed to deliver effectively are sometimes missing.
Delivering professionally on development outcomes encompasses organizational effectiveness, governance, planning, financial management and fundraising. The responsibilities for ensuring all of these skills are in place within an organization lies with the Executive Director who is charged with the responsibility for establishing and executing major goals and objectives for the organization.
This workshop looks at helping Non-Governmental Organizations to integrate these issues into their day to day activities. In an engaging, challenging and highly interactive format, the 2-day workshop will include:
· Leading thoughts on improving organizational effectiveness
· Practical tools on financial management and fundraising
· Case studies giving real world insights on board constitution and management
· Opportunity for networking with Executive Director or senior management staff of NGOs in Nigeria
The conference will be facilitated by:
Patrick Tolani, Chief Executive of Charity Aid and Development Foundation for Africa (CADFA) based in Abuja is an outcome and strategy champion with the National Council for Voluntary Organizations (NCVO) in the UK and former Executive Director/CEO at the Oxfordshire Equality Human Rights Council, in Oxford, United Kingdom. With a multidisciplinary background, he has worked across different sectors (local government, department of justice, private sector, local NGO, international NGO, international organisation as well as the UN System) over a period two decades. He previously worked with UNDP Capacity Building and Support Programme as Principal Advisor for Trade and Commerce in the Directorate for Commerce, Ministry of Development, Timor-Leste. He currently has a Long-Term contract with UNDP Serbia working to provide support to the Office of Commissioner for the Protection of Equality. He is an alumnus of the Prince’s of Wales Business and Environment Programme (BPE).In recognition of Patrick’s contribution to the development of Oxfordshire, he was invited to attend the Queen’s Party at Buckingham Palace in June 2010. He has recently completed the Interagency SENSE Simulation Training at George Mason University in Washington D.C.
Lara Williams, a GRi3 Certified Sustainability Report Consultant, small business development and advanced leadership trainer with certificates from the Pace University, New York and Pointmann Institure in South Africa. Lara is Chief Executive Officer of Widows and Development Support Services – a nonprofit organization working to stabilize widows and single mothers in contrary situations. She is an Alumni of the Oakseed Executive Program of the Institute of National Transformation in Nigeria. Author of Widow of My Heart – Lara Williams talks about social and cultural issues affecting widows and their children in Nigeria. She is also the Editor in Chief of Widows in the Hood – a quarterly publication of Widows and Development Support Services. Initiator of the Nigerian National Spelling Quest – NNSQ she continues to empower students from rural areas to become the best they can be through the Spelling Bee Championships. Lara’s focus for 2012-2015 is to build SME’s where widows can be economically sustainable with living wages by which they will be stabilized effectively.
Deadline for registering: June 12, 2012
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