The African Leadership Development Centre (ALDC) welcomes interested participants to participate in her  Certificate in Leadership Development (CLD) 2019 programme put in place to develop leadership aptitude via scholarship, capacity building and leadership practice, with her main focus being to advance Covenant University’s vision of “Raising a new generation of Leaders” particularly in the African Continent. Modules cover such areas as:

  • Understanding Leadership and Leadership Development,
  • Theories of Leadership,
  • Leadership Dispositions,
  • Leadership Virtues,
  • Styles of Leadership,
  • Case Studies in Leadership and many others!

ALDC leverages on a number of different training methodologies that will enable participants benefit from the robust and empowering experiences of leadership development facilitators. Attendees will have sessions facilitated in the inspiring ambience of Covenant University, which is currently the leading University in Nigeria, West Africa and one of the top ten (10) leading Universities in Africa. The atmosphere is empowering, positively challenging and inspiring, thereby promoting a situated learning and practice-based experience that is project based, very learner centered, highly interactive, featuring video content and group discussions.


Programme Fees: N150,000

Bank: UBA

Account Name: Covenant University African Leadership Development Centre

Account No: 1021110596

Organizations sponsoring 5 persons or more are also eligible for a N20,000 discount on each participant.

Further details on payment plans are available on request.

Session Information

Lecture Sessions will take place on two weekends each month, running between March and September, 2019 with Leadership Practice, Presentations and Group Sessions featuring as core areas of emphasis.

Time: 2:00 pm- 6:00pm (Fridays)

          11:00am- 3:00pm (Saturdays)     

Venue: African Leadership Development Centre, Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State.


Tel: 08164765823 (Daytime only and SMS)


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Programme participants in the Certificate in Leadership Development (CLD) programme will have sessions facilitated by passionate and committed Senior-level Faculty with assiduous allegiance to leadership and leadership development who are constructing leadership issues in their daily lives and operations.

Dr Samuel Owoeye
Dr Samuel Owoeye

a pioneer Faculty of the Department of Languages and General Studies, Covenant University, was the main resource person for the Total Man Concept (TMC) taught courses between January 2005 and December, 2016. He is widely published both locally and internationally. A celebrated scholar, he designed a proprietary undergraduate curriculum for the B.A. French programme, unique to Covenant University as well as a unique course in Business French. In addition to his core academic teaching areas, he also takes leadership development topics which include Leadership and Effective Communication as well as Leadership and Self-discovery.

Dr Olusola Oyero
Dr Olusola Oyero

is an Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Mass Communication, Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies in the Department, and Member of the Research Group on ‘Situation Analysis of Leadership in Africa’, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. He had his post-doctoral fellowship at North West University, South Africa and is a recipient of ABSA-Rhodes Journalism award. He is also a member of African Council for Communication (ACCE). He teaches media theories, research, and development communication.

Dr. Jonathan Odukoya
Dr. Jonathan Odukoya

Dr. Odukoya is a Faculty of the Department of Psychology, College of Leadership Development Studies. He is also the principal investigator for the research group on “Situation Analysis of Leadership in Africa”. He brings into the research tried and tested skills of over 11 years in Psychometrics in the University and West African Examinations Council (WAEC) platforms.  He has also served as Consultant to international organizations like UNICEF, UNESCO, ADEA, IDRC, ERNWACA and USAID/AED.  Dr. Odukoya is currently the National Coordinator of the Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa [ERNWACA] in Nigeria. He has contributed immensely to the subject of leadership making contributions in areas of teamwork, leadership theories and stress management etc.

… and A Host of Others
… and A Host of Others


Each module has been distinctively designed to provide students with a unique blend of theoretical paradigms and experiential applications as students work towards a robust learning experience of demonstrating global and rounded leadership attributes upon completion. Certificates will be granted to successful participants.


The CLD programme targets persons from diverse walks of life, organizations and fields who desire to have a situated experience and broaden their knowledge base on issues of leadership and leadership practice, with the following minimum requirements:

  • B.Sc. , HND or Higher Education qualification
  • 4 years’ Work Experience, post First Degree.


Programme participants on this programme will be expected to undergo a one-month practical experience in a selected organization where they will be expected to shadow leadership activities.


At the end of the programme, participants will be issued a Certificate in Leadership Development which will specify competencies gained, qualifying participants to register for the Diploma in Leadership Development (DLD) Programme.

Benefits of the Programme

Specifically, this programme is expected to:

  • Boost leadership expertise personally and professionally
  • Grant access to lectures of renowned leaders- leadership in action
  • Provide the opportunity to network with leaders of industry and forge robust relationships and learn best practices
  • Avail participants the opportunity to interact with renowned scholars and leaders in the course of the programme
  • Help participants distill how best to prepare for the complex, ever-changing socio-political and economic terrain of our world today

“Everything I have wanted answers to have been answered during this programme. Business-wise, it has opened up a new horizon for me and I have being transformed from being a transactional leader to a transformational leader. In all, the lessons learned have gone a long way in making me a better leader and enhanced my status and capacity for my entrepreneurial and nation building drives.”


- Bukola Ladoja, President and founder, CEO Manna Foodies and Allied Products

This leadership course has caused a shift in my understanding of what taking the lead is in a practical way and I have discovered that leadership role can be better maximized in one area of calling and I have resolved to chart a new course in raising a new breed of entrepreneurs in Africa. As a testament of the quality of this course, I landed my current job as the Business Development Manager for the African operation of a Multinational. Now, that says a lot! I highly recommend this course!”

David Babalola, London Capital Group.

“I have learned from CLD that leadership is not a position, it is about influencing people and creating positive change, and leadership is not about authority, it is about service. I thank the ALDC team as this is the best, most organized and orderly course I have ever attended. Today I have become much more valuable than I was in the organization.



Paul Ehiagbonare, Team Lead, Branding Platforms and Development Operations, 9Mobile Nigeria