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Dear Reader,

A message from the GLOBAL PMC-UK

Worldwide President…

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Professor Andrew Leicester, Worldwide President, Global PMC-UK (middle)

GLOBAL PMC-UK celebrated her 10th Anniversary Year on 8th May 2013!

You are invited to be part of a celebration which can only be described as a GREAT ACHIVEMENT for Nigeria and Nigerians leading to the conclusion:

‘If it is great, it comes from Nigeria!’

After a decade, we still have much to offer you through our evolving innovations and intellectual creations; bringing all your career aspirations within reach.

In this era of globalisation, it is essential for Project Professionals to be exposed to a multidimensional, multicultural and enriching educational experience and at GLOBAL PMC-UK; you will find that you are part of a global community.

In fact, you will be taught by experienced international academic and professional staff, with a wide spectrum of qualifications from world renowned universities, delivering academic programmes of international standard. I encourage you to explore our institution and discover more about GLOBAL PMC-UK.

Do take the opportunity to broaden your horizons at GLOBAL PMC-UK and experience a whole new world of opportunities…

Welcome to GLOBAL PMC-UK 2013!

 

Professor Andrew Leicester

Worldwide President, GLOBAL PMC-UK *

 

* GLOBAL Project Management College UK is an institute of The British School of Project Management, Worldwide Group, headquartered in the United Kingdom with satellite innovation centres worldwide. The BSPM Worldwide Group is a one-stop centre for all your project management requirements: TRAINING, CERTIFICATION, CONSULTING, RECRUITMENT, MEMBERSHIP, SEMINARS &

FUTURISTIC INNOVATIONS.

 

 

10 Years PROMO

Ten-years-in-Nigeria Celebration Promo! Get your

Education-Grant of N200K for Nigerian residents only. The first 10 to apply, get the Prestigious ADP for just 299K www.pmcollege.co.uk/promo

 

MOVE QUICKLY: The Celebration Promo ends JULY 2013; Enrol for the ADP and transform your destiny!

Call 07040672550, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55

or

 08168286999

 

 

A DECADE IN AFRICA?

 

Yes, this has been achieved thanks to our dedicated global team!

 

Nigeria is often described as one of the toughest countries to do business with, yet, we are pleased to announce the imminent 10th anniversary in Nigeria with a magnanimous figure of 24,000 alumni to show for it!

 

We uphold a multicultural approach to project management through diversified teams dispersed across the globe.

 

WHAT ARE PROF AND SA TRYING TO ACHIEVE IN NG ON THE MATTER OF PM?

 Our combined experience of 62 years of project management is to prove to the world project management goes beyond PMBOK and PRINCE2!

 

GET-IT-CLEARLY: We are all about practical, holistic and ethical education of global project management which is the cornerstone for world-class achievement.

  • PRACTICAL project management
  • ETHICAL project management
  • MULTICULTURAL project management
  • MULTI-FAITH project management

 EQUALS = GLOBAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT!!!

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INTENTIONS COUNT FOR EVERYTHING – SA ON A ‘MISSION POSSIBLE’

SA returned to Nigeria in 2002 and caught wind of an amazing and ground-breaking opportunity. This was the pre-birth experience.

 

Officially birthed on 8 May 2003, the legal certificate of Incorporation evidenced below:

 

THE INITIAL SHOCK AND THE MEGA-VISION

On arriving Nigeria to set up Africa’s first Worldwide Centre SA soon became a renowned Project Management Trainer par excellence; highly respected and emulated by all who sat in her class. We are pleased to announce her highest ranking students include HE Patience Goodluck and HE Turai Yaradua.

 

Beyond her training capabilities, on the operational side, her work ethics are enviable, she is highly organised with an elephants’ memory which compels her to relentlessly carry on, no matter the weather.

 

Despite the wide competence gap she faced in Africa, her promise to deliver has been accomplished through overtime, toiling through the night with the support of a few faithful protégés determined to learn all they can from her.

 

The reality on arrival in Nigeria was one of gross manpower incompetence and sub-education.

 

The sheer disappointment on discovering substandard delivery as commonplace due to incompetence, lack of interest and bad attitude towards customers widely displayed in the workplace – this was dampening, off-putting somewhat -  to say the least.

 

Given the above,  it is not surprising the organisation faced huge challenges delivering British Standards in Nigeria as profiles required for effective and efficient delivery are ‘highly skilled practical project personnel’ with self and people management skills.

 

Such candidates were few and far between and this experience gave insight into the reasons for the government’s strong dependency on expatriates.

 

Let down by a series of time-wasters over the years, SA remained unwavering in her determination to give birth to the dream, so clearly etched in her mind. In her words, the dream can only be described as A MEGA-VISION!

 

As a true Project Manager / Problem Solver, she rose to the challenge with less than adequate numbers of ‘minds and hands’ to support, and pioneered the drive for excellence with much rigour and fervour.

 

From speaking to her associates, we have concluded she was able to complete the 10-year lap because she is a natural giver and a talented teacher. In addition, her mission to teach all willing to learn supersedes the challenges faced; fuelling her purpose for her cause she absolutely believes in. She put in her all and more giving 100% of her time, intellect and focus; SEE THE RESULTS OF HER LABOUR!

 

On the same topic, she tells us: ‘There are millions of Nigerians out there who want to be good world citizens yet they have no mentor’. I am making myself available to every channel, Internet, Media and Live to reach out to as many as are willing to take what I have to offer for self-development and national transformation’.

 

PMC-UK’S SUSTAINABLE AND UNSTOPPABLE MISSION

If the truth be told, it is the genuine and sincere intentions of our Founder and CEO that opened the door of project management to the citizens, industries and government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

It is this same ingenuity of heart that sustained the Nigeria Chapter after the unfair and unprofessional Media Attack of May 2010 published by Next, click here to read to the article.

 

For this reason we are glad that finally, justice has been done, the argument won…. The PMC-UK brand is not only global but unbreakable, unshakable and immovable evidenced with an additional 15,000 Alumni since May 2010, just over three years!

 

ABOUT US

THE GLOBAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT COLLEGE UK (GLOBAL PMC-UK)

www.pmcollege.co.uk  is a product of a selection of UK’s illustrious experts in Project, Program and Portfolio Management, who all met and formed an alliance during their training at the Programme Management Office Personnel of Santander Bank UK (formerly Abbey National) at their Milton Keynes Head Quarters in 1998.

 

From the ‘Project Management in Practice Programme’ delivered by highly experienced multi-industry Project Practitioners, it became blatantly clear that Project Management was not only to be promoted as a Profession but as a ‘Skill’. This heralded the launch of a worldwide campaign and a business opportunity to benefit the world – training began with drive and vigour.

 

GLOBAL PMC-UK quickly became popular with our PROMO-FAST-TRACK-CERTFICATION training packages and other in-depth academic training programs such as the Global Advanced Diploma in Project Management - both courses well-tailored to meet industry requirements. Many aspiring professionals from within UK, Europe and around the world seeking the tried, tested and trusted British education, flew in from far and near to enroll for our FAST-TRACK-CERTFICATION programmes particularly

 

The Professional Certificate in Project Management course (a programme endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management UK in April 2006) has been the most popular.

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GLOBAL PMC-UK is an institute of the British School of Project Management UK and Worldwide Group [BSPM UK] and has demonstrated excellence, global reach and created a new standards in project management, uniquely capturing personality, technicality and pragmatism.

 

GLOBAL PMC-UK contributes to the development of strategic and operational project management through research and applied innovation while establishing best practice in all the countries, worldwide in which it operates.

 

Project Management - IS-FOR-ALL

2006 marked an explosion of promotional PM programmes advertised in the Evening Standard, Metro, London Lite and the Guardian with the introduction of the ‘£199 Promo’ which sparked off a project management interest across Great Britain rippling into Europe.

 

Highly discounted project management courses delivered by a team of experienced and certified Project Management Trainers: Michael Woods, Roger Bretayne, Claire Diers and a team of highly effective UK professionals at the Hatfield, Hertfordshire and Innova Park, Enfield offices, in the United Kingdom.

 

Project Management Best Practice

As the demand for British Project Management education increased, our Lesson Reports revealed the need for a Work-experience programme coined WEXP to bridge the gap between project management theory and practice as both are worlds apart.

 

In 2002, the lessons learnt report from the previous year revealed FAST-TRACK certifications were not adequate enough for a transformational career in Project Management. This led to the creation of the Global Advanced Diploma in Project Management (then known as the DIPPM) which is offered overseas as a well in Africa. The ADP was an instant success!

This is evidenced by the inspection report of the BAC – British Accreditation Council dated 2003.

 

NEW DEVELOPMENTS - We simply cannot be out done!

·         PM Scholarships

UNITED KINGDOM - £ 1 Million

Scholarships totalling One Million pounds sponsored by Educate Britain available to aspiring and promising project management professionals with financial challenges.

 

NIGERIA - N 1 billion

One Billion dedicated to the educational development of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Open to all citizens, 21 years of age and over, interested in advancing themselves and advancing their nation.

101 Nigerians have won the scholarship till date. See www.pmscholarships.com for full details.

 

·         Global PM Internship

The Project Management Internship programme [PMIP] is a life and career transforming programme designed and endorsed by Sarah-Ayishetu and Professor Leicester respectively to take budding professionals through a 360° degrees journey of rigorous, intellectually transforming and practical training and development.

 

Work on site, from home, virtually, globally on one or more projects to develop the project management skills you need.

              Get project management experience on your CV and get professional references!

              Develop expertise in

o   General project management       

o   Team Creation Building

o   PM Methodology in practice         

o   Personal Development/Self Management

o   MS Project    

o   PRIMAVERA           

 

·         Global PM Events

BSPM-UK has created a Global Project Management Events portal to keep our 182,000 worldwide subscribers access to key events for their Continuous Professional Development [CPD].

A series of events including International and National Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Symposia and other events, to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of everyone’s project management career.

One of the Global PM Events is the ‘INDEPENDENCE OF THE MIND’ a futuristic international project management conference designed by Dr. Tochukwu Ukasonwa and championed by Professor Andrew Leicester, Worldwide President of the British Project Professional Society, bringing together as many project professionals across Nigeria for continuous professional development in Global Project Management and on-going certifications.

International PM Conferences

 

See www.GlobalPMEvents.com for the conference in Nigeria and worldwide.

 

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·         The PM-4-NG Radio program

The PM-4-NG Radio program promotes project management excellence in Nigeria in conjunction with Silverbird Rhythm 93.7 FM; serving as a benchmark for Africa and has been an eye-opener to the nation.

 

Listeners in Lagos and across the nation tune in weekly to Sarah-Ayishetu's teachings, viewpoints and experience of project management for their Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

 

The PM-4-NG radio program brings all project professionals together under one roof meeting the career development needs of the entire Project Management hierarchy i.e. individuals new to PM, PM trained/certified and PM Practitioners.

 

The Nigerian Executives observed there are so many voices people are unsure which path is the right path. There needs to be a single house for all Project Management needs carrying the right message with patriotic service.

 

In our innovative strength, BSPM-UK Nigeria chapter has risen to the occasion offering the one voice representing all project management entities and activities in Government, Industry and the 3rd sector i.e. non-government.

 

The radio program is reinforced through regular project management events such as International Conferences, Master-classes, Short & Long courses, seminars and workshops delivered through our Educational Partners.

 

THE MOTTO IS: Empowering minds and transforming the nation.

It has been a great pleasure, an opportunity for holistic education, listening to Sarah-Ayishetu for the past nine months on her PM-4-NG radio program. She responds with ease, eloquence and deep experience tackling the PM questions and challenges posed by listeners, giving remedial solutions to business challenges.

 

Her Radio team encourage Nigerians to be Independent Thinkers, highly intellectual citizens who base their decisions and beliefs on empirical data.

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·         A TO Z PM SEMINAR SERIES

Created by Mr. Olumide Okeowo, a 2007- alumnus of GLOBAL PMC-UK, delivered weekly to aspiring and certified project professionals since January 2011.

These FREE seminars are focused on demystifying project management, personal development and related topics such as business strategy and administration; recording a resounding 16,000 attendees till date.

 

YOUR CALL TO ACTION!

This is your opportunity to learn practical project management from the BEST-OF-THE-BEST.THE CRÈME DE LA CREME!

 

GLOBAL PMC-UK NEWS

·         RAPID EXPANSION – BRITISH INNOVATION CENTRES – NIGERIA 2007

On the back of the huge success experienced after the PROMO-project, the Board of Executives deemed it appropriate to offer the promotional courses to the rest of the world. This gave aspiring project management professionals (particularly in developing countries) the opportunity to acquire ‘affordable’ project management certification.

PMC UK was the first project management training institute to launch in Nigeria, and has a strong and coveted following of over 24,000 Alumni

·         THE GLOBAL PROJECT PRACTITIONER – A PRESTIGIOUS GRADUATION CEREMONY

Over 1,000 hours of class-room training, assignments and a 30,000 word dissertation, your experience is culminated in a prestigious graduation ceremony where the Global Project Practitioner award is conferred on the graduates of the Global Advanced Diploma in Project Management by Professor Andrew Leicester (Group Worldwide President).

 

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Celebrated on the Nigeria’s Independence Day, this event will be called “Independence of the Mind”. Deserving Graduates will look forward to this event with honour and reward for their hard work of 6 - 9 months of arduous academic work.

·         PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS EVENTS

Currently with training and international conferences holding regularly in the UK-HQ, U.S.A, Nigeria, our Worldwide President Professor A. Leicester and The Head of Africa Operations, Dr. Ukasonwa Tochukwu have released a 5 year portfolio plan for Africa. This will be unveiled on 19 January 2013 at the Port Harcourt OIL & GAS Project Management Congress for their 24,000 plus (and still growing) Alumni in Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world.

 

OUR ALUMNI - Global Advanced Diploma candidates were awarded their ILM-UK Certificates.

 

BSPM-UK Matriculation and Graduation Ceremonies conducted by Professor Andrew Leicester himself!

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Mathew Ogunbukola, Head of GLOBAL-ADP Africa-Alumni recently a guest on the Project Management for Nigeria Radio program is presented his ILM-UK award.

 

The BSPM Graduation ceremonies are special events delivered to world-class standards, congratulating our GLOBAL-ADP candidates on their resounding performance after investing over 1,000 hours of academic and practical study to Mastering project management.

October 2012 Graduation

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Onome Asagbra, a graduate of the GLOBAL Advanced Diploma in Project Management programme intellectual ready to transform industries in Nigeria.

Professor Andrew Leicester presents all graduates with their well deserved awards and credentials.

 

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Olakunle Emmanuel Maku, a graduate of the GLOBAL Advanced Diploma in Project Management programme intellectual ready to transform industries in Nigeria.

July 2012 Graduation

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October 2011 Graduation

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·         CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY [CSR]

As an industry leader through innovation and creativity, the college has initiated several projects in Nigeria aimed at eradicating mediocrity and promoting an open mind further distinguishing our graduates.

From our experiences doing business in Nigeria, it has become apparent that we all need to intelligently analyse information before taking it as ‘gospel truth’; this led to the creation of the ‘Independence of the Mind theory’ delivered as part of our Holistic Development programme to stamp out. It is this display of ignorance even among the educated appeared significant.

CSR Projects include:

·         The first of its kind Project Management for Nigeria ON-RADIO: free training on air began in Nigeria’s Rhythm 93.7 FM sponsored by GLOBAL PMC-UK

·         N1 Billion Project Management scholarship awards to Nigeria and UK residents, sponsored monthly seminars and bi-annual international conferences are organised to reach out to their numerous Alumni and professionals who have passed through the college.

 

TAKING BSPM-UK TO A WORLD SCENE

§UK § Africa §Asia § Europe §Australasia §The Caribbean § The Rest of the World §

 

THE NIGERIAN LESSON LEADS TO A 1ST WORLD NIGERIA AND A 1ST WORLD AFRICA

Lessons learnt

The lessons learnt in Nigeria have created the Success Formula for Africa and beyond. As a formidable team they forged ahead and conquered.

 

It all starts and ends in the mind, having overcome the huge challenges and reaped huge rewards, we see clearly the footprints to follow to a Transformed Africa project management is a transformation tool.

 

Dr. Tochukwu and his transformation team of energetic first class graduates are euphoric at the stunning year.

 

Through our innovative advantage coupled with our over 151,000 subscribers' we have Proven WE ARE THE WORLD'S most effective practical institute of learning and development specialising in Practical Project Management. 

 

These are the facts drawn from our experiences:-

1.    People revel in destroying others engaging in anti-religious attitudes such as ‘God for me and hell for everyone else’

2.    Subhuman and uncivilised behaviour exacerbated by false confidence in religion

3.    Ignorance exposed through the internet i.e. cowboy journalists, fictitious accounts and false allegations.

 

Despite the above challenges in Nigeria and a damaged worldwide reputation; there are droves of very good Nigerians seeking positive direction and options. It is for this category of people we exist and plod along with the fulfilment of the vision.

 

It has become apparent that Africa does not need IMF loans rather, an intellectual upgrade or better put, Continent transformation!

 

How does Africa get transformed? One country at a time!

 

 

OUR STRATEGIC PLANS FOR 2013

 

WORLDWIDE EXPANSION IS FOREMOST ON THE MINDS OF THE UK-HQ

Our Worldwide President Professor Andrew Leicester, Head of Africa Operations BSPM-UK, Dr Tochukwu, Head of Africa Operations have released a 5 year portfolio plan for Africa which will be unveiled on 19 January 2013 OIL & GAS PM Congress in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

 

A SNEAK PREVIEW INTO 2013

WHAT WE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU - Coming in 2013

British School of Project Management Research, Innovation & Development

Centre at the UK-HQ will release the following products on 1st January 2013

1.    American Project Professional’ certification; a programme based on PMBOK of PMI USA Accredited by ILM Globally recognised trademark

2.    KEM Learning System leading to 360° Project Practitioner credential

3.    STMP2 Practitioner Certification

4.    GLOBAL PM TV – the world’s very first TV channel dedicated to project management documentaries and live-training.

5.    The Project Apprentice – an opportunity to win millions in global currencies as a result of being a star project manager.

6.    Global Exchange – the intercontinental work experience opportunity for aspiring Global Project Professionals and Practitioners to acquire global status on international projects.

 

A NEW CHAMPION FOR AFRICA

Handing over the BSPM-baton to Dr. Tochukwu Ukasonwa on 1st December 2012 was both strategic and visionary as the perfect moment had come for an adrenalin rush to attain the next level of greatness.

 

Dr Tochukwu is well up to the challenge and his core Executive Team comprising Mr. Russell Iwhiwhu – Country Controller, Dr Nicholas, Mr. Uchenna Ugwuibe – BPP-UK President, Mr. Rasheed Adebayo – PM-4-NG Project Director, Felix Oghanrandukun – Country Coordinator and Madam Tina Ogunsola Executive Assistant to the Continent Controller.

 

SUCCESS HAS NO BOUNDARIES WITH GLOBAL PMC-UK

 

A POSITIVE CONCLUSION…

Ending on a positive note we say to all innovative, industrious and entrepreneurial Nigerians

 

1.    Stick to the straight-and-narrow, keep your intensions pure, be an Exceptional Nigerian

2.    Do not be intimated or discouraged by any form of distraction

3.    Muscle-up the strength to win the battle by maintaining top-quality services without compromise.

Go out there and succeed legally, ethically, patriotically with nation-building in mind!

BUILD-NIGERIA § ADVANCE-YOUR-COMMUNITY § THROUGH-INTELLECTUAL ADVANTAGE!

 

The photo below was taken at the GB Project Management Congress in London-UK; the delegates give a 'thumbs up' for a 1st World Nigeria through project management

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OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM SAY THANK YOU NIGERIA!

You have made us Nigeria 1st, Best and Most Ethical Training Institute.

 

Ethics proven in practice and through longevity.

 

Long live Our Alumni

Long live the INDEPENDENT MINDS of Nigeria

Long live BSPM-UK NG Chapter

 

And everyone says ‘British Standards right here in Nigeria’!

 

Links

 www.pmcollege.co.uk/independenceofthemind

 

 www.pmcollege.co.uk/ALUMNI

 

 www.pmcollege.co.uk/NIGERIA

 

nigeria@pmcollege.co.uk

 

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