Pastor S Jagun, a former President of the International Facility Management Association, Nigeria Chapter, and a regular facilitator in FactBase Workshops, has been conferred with the IFMA Fellowship Award. As reported by the Punch:
Jagun is the first African to be so honoured. Jagun, the immediate past Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Lagos Branch, was decorated with the fellowship during the Award of Excellence at the IFMA World Work Place Conference in San Diego, California, United States recently.
The IFMA Fellow is the highest honour the association bestows upon deserving members. The IFMA’s fellowship was established in 1992 to recognise members’ lifetime contributions to the association and the facility management community.
Also, fellowships are awarded each year by a jury consisting of the current IFMA chair, the President/CEO and three Fellows. According to a statement, the past chair of the association has executive oversight for the fellowship programme and acts as the spokesperson on matters pertaining to the Fellows.
The statement said, “When considering a candidate for fellowship, the nominating committee assesses professional experience and accomplishments, association involvement and how that person has enriched the profession.
We congratulate Pastor Jagun, and wish him greater achievements in years to come
We are pleased to inform you of the following upcoming courses for the month of June 2016.
Microsoft Excel remains one of the most used applications in office environments. Proficiency in its usage has been shown to have tremendous impact on staff productivity and turn around time, while poor understanding and careless use carry high financial and operational risks. This course is designed to improve efficiency and minimize spreadsheet risks in the work-place.
The need for efficient and effective collection process cannot be over emphasised in today's operating environment. Whether you are an entrepreneur, accounts receivable manager, or salesperson, collecting aging receivables is not a pleasant task, and so it often gets deferred, to the detriment of the organisation.
This workshop is designed to give a boost to your company's liquidity by teaching techniques to prevent delinquency and improve collection results from existing receivables.
A stream of "The Modern Defensive Driving, Security, Health and Career Skills for Corporate Drivers" held recently at the AIICO Learning Center, Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja.
The workshop was facilitated by a cross-section of professionals from FRSC, LASTMA, Security Experts and a family health medical consultant.
Below are some pictures from the event:
1. The Family Health Consultant teaching participants how to maintain a healthy lifestyle
An official of the FRSC talking to participants
The need for students to develop their skills, build capacity and graduate with a good grade was discussed extensively at the Town and Gown Interaction organised by the Department of Economics and Development Studies, Covenant University on Thursday, November 5, 2015.
The guest speaker and Managing Partner, Factbase Consulting Limited, Mr Samuel Akinsulere and the Head of the Department, Dr Henry Okodua, passionately advised the students to ensure that they graduate with a good grade so that they can be industry relevant and their Curriculum Vitae can speak for them.
Mr Akinsulere, in his paper titled, “Academia Versus Industry Partnership: Towards Enhancing Consultancy Culture and Products Development,” had noted that graduates with a Third Class Degree in their first degree are not considered employable despite acquiring additional degrees.
“Gone are the days when ‘school cert’ or the family name, will open doors for you. Nowadays, employers don’t even consider third class graduates for employment. If you find yourself in that category, please strive hard to move up in order to be relevant out there,” he advised.
He enumerated employers’ general expectation of potential employees which include: quality of education, quality of work experience, overall personal impact, communication, technical competence, analytical ability, leadership and managerial ability, integrity, motivation and goals (can-do attitude).
While describing consultancy as the business of providing professional help and advice about a particular subject, he noted that the various needs of the people (clients) should be the basis of academia and industry partnership. The need, according to him, could be physiological, safety, social, esteem or self-actualisation.
The guest speaker also advised that the lecturers and by extension, the University should engage in consultancy projects beyond the University campus in order to enhance their practical knowledge and impact the same knowledge on their students. “You will enhance the consultancy culture if you involve various experts/consultants on a project-by-project basis. These synergistic relationships are the catalysts that will enhance an excellent consultancy culture, and benefit the students and the economy exponentially,” he explained.
The Head of Department, Dr Henry Okodua in his remarks stated that the seminar was put together for the students to learn of the current trends and expectations in the industry and expressed belief that a lot of lessons were drawn from the wealth of experience of the guest speaker.
The seminar was attended by faculty, staff and students of the department.