A message from the GLOBAL
Andrew Leicester, Worldwide President, Global PMC-UK (middle)
GLOBAL PMC-UK celebrated her 10th Anniversary Year on 8th
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
Welcome to GLOBAL PMC-UK 2013!
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 &
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A DECADE IN AFRICA?
Yes, this has been achieved thanks to our dedicated
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
We uphold a multicultural
approach to project management through diversified teams dispersed across
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.
EQUALS = GLOBAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT!!!
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
Officially birthed on 8 May 2003, the legal certificate of Incorporation evidenced
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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
The Professional Certificate in Project Management
programme endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management UK in
April 2006) has been the most popular.
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
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.
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
NEW DEVELOPMENTS - We simply cannot be out done!
UNITED KINGDOM - £ 1 Million
Scholarships totalling One Million pounds sponsored
by Educate Britain available to aspiring and promising project management
professionals with financial challenges.
N 1 billion
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.
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.
project management experience on your CV and get professional references!
Methodology in practice
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
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.
See www.GlobalPMEvents.com for the conference in
Nigeria and worldwide.
The PM-4-NG Radio program
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.
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).
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
was the first project management training institute to launch in Nigeria,
and has a strong and coveted following of over 24,000 Alumni
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
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.
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
Matriculation and Graduation Ceremonies conducted by Professor Andrew
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
a graduate of the GLOBAL Advanced Diploma in Project Management programme
intellectual ready to transform industries in Nigeria.
Andrew Leicester presents all graduates with their well deserved awards
Olakunle Emmanuel Maku, a graduate of the GLOBAL Advanced Diploma in
Project Management programme intellectual ready to transform industries
July 2012 Graduation
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.
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
TAKING BSPM-UK TO A WORLD SCENE
§UK § Africa §Asia § Europe §Australasia §The Caribbean § The Rest of the
THE NIGERIAN LESSON LEADS TO A 1ST WORLD NIGERIA AND A
1ST WORLD AFRICA
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
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
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
How does Africa get transformed? One country at
STRATEGIC PLANS FOR 2013
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
WHAT WE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU -
Coming in 2013
School of Project Management Research, Innovation & Development
at the UK-HQ will release the following products on 1st
‘American Project Professional’
certification; a programme based on PMBOK of PMI USA Accredited by ILM
Globally recognised trademark
KEM Learning System leading to 360° Project Practitioner credential
STMP2 Practitioner Certification
GLOBAL PM TV – the world’s very first TV channel dedicated
to project management documentaries and live-training.
The Project Apprentice – an opportunity to win millions in global
currencies as a result of being a star project manager.
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
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
A POSITIVE CONCLUSION…
Ending on a positive note we say to all innovative,
industrious and entrepreneurial Nigerians…
Stick to the
straight-and-narrow, keep your intensions pure, be an Exceptional
Do not be
intimated or discouraged by
any form of distraction
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
BUILD-NIGERIA § ADVANCE-YOUR-COMMUNITY
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
TEAM SAY THANK YOU NIGERIA!
You have made us Nigeria 1st, Best and Most Ethical Training
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’!
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