INVITATION TO ATTEND AUGUST 2012 EDITION OF CVL ROLE MODEL FORUM FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS.

INVITATION TO ATTEND AUGUST 2012 EDITION OF CVL ROLE MODEL FORUM FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS.

The Founder of CVL (Centre for Values in Leadership) Prof Pat Utomi, Members of the CVL Board and the Staff of CVL specially invite you to attend the AUGUST 2012 EDITION of the CVL ROLE MODEL FORUM which will hold on Saturday 11th August, 2012 at the CVL Building, 6, Balarabe Musa Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos by 12noon.

As you know the “ROLE MODEL FORUM”, is a CVL interactive monthly programme where an individual who has achieved remarkable success in his/her field of endeavour shares his/her life experience(s) that the participants can relate to. The Role Model shares how he overcame challenges while upholding the right values and ethics. The participants will then ask questions and share similar personal experiences and lessons learnt. The goal of this programme is to inspire young people to become achievers in life and the programme attracts more than 200 young professionals.

The 1st  speaker for this AUGUST 2012 EDITION of the ROLE MODEL FORUM for our young professionals is Mr. Leo Stan Ekeh (Chairman, Zinox Technologies) and the 2nd speaker is Mr. Haresh Aswani (The Honourary Consul to the Republic of Singapore to Nigeria and Managing Director Tolaram Group Nigeria). They have been selected to share their compelling and inspiring life story with the young professionals.

The JULY 2012 EDITION of the CVL Role Model Forum for Young Professionals took place on the 21st of July 2012 and was well attended. Mr. Kelvin Balogun, the 1st Nigerian Managing Director of Coca-Cola Nigeria and Mr. Christopher Ajayi (Founder/Managing Director of Topher Marine) shared their experiences with the young professionals drawn from different strata of the society.

Attendance to the programme is free and only 100 seats are available. To attend kindly send your full name, email, organization, position, contact address and phone number to mnwaulu@cvlng.com or 08034746919. For more enquires call: Modestus on 08034746919 or email mnwaulu@cvlng.com or Nonye on 08089597725 or email abajue23@yahoo.com.

N/B If you have already confirmed your attendance for this August 2012 Edition of CVL RMF or for the July 2012 Edition of the programme you do not need to send your details again.

EKEH AND ASWANI TO LEAD YOUNG PROFESSIONALS’ SESSION IN AUGUST 2012 EDITION OF CVL RMF

Zinox Founder and Chief Executive, Leo Stan Ekeh as Tolerahan Group Chief Executive, Haresh Aswani who is also Honorary Consul of Singapore in Nigeria will on Saturday 11th August at the CVL Centre in Victoria Island reflect on insights into values that drove their career success as they share experience with young professionals of the CVL network.

The session is part of a monthly Role Model speaker series organized by the CVL to help build up value leaders that can drive transformation in economic, social and political sectors in Nigeria. Their presentations will follow the very well received presentations in July by Coca Cola Nigeria Managing Director Kelvin Balogun and the entrepreneurial MD of boat builders Topher Marine Ltd, Christopher Ajayi. The July presentations were the first at the purpose designed CVL centre near 1004 flats complex in Victoria Island. Previous Role model sessions were held at different locations.

The new CVL centre which has classroom, conference and interaction facilities is designed to be a place of focus completely dedicated to research, advocacy, teaching and networking for values driven transforming leadership that can drive Africa to reclaim its place of promise.

Before Kelvin Balogun’s presentation for the July edition CVL founder Pat Utomi told the young professionals gathered that until they can make learning continuous and developed a habit of giving of themselves for the good of others they could not be true leaders because leadership is ’other centered’ and not ‘self centered behavior’

The August session is also expected to include a short reflection on conflict resolutions by a guest mentor, California based global expert on peace and conflict resolution.

The CVL role model series are organized on two tracks; one for young professionals, at the CVL centre, and the other for undergraduates in University campuses. The July undergraduate session took place at the University of Lagos in collaboration with the University authorities and was attended by more than 350 students. It had CVL founder Prof Pat Utomi as speaker.

Benedict Okhumale

Programme Manager – CVL

08097576009

bokhumale@cvlng.com, obenedict@yahoo.com

CVL AWARDS PRIZES FOR PUNCTUALITY, VOLUNTEER SERVICE AND HONESTY TO PROMOTE POSTIVE LEADERSHIP VALUES IN YOUNG PEOPLE.

CVL(Centre for Values in Leadership) a social enterprise founded by Pat Utomi in 2004 to equip young people with leadership skills and values has rewarded 4 young Nigerians for exemplifying discipline, selfless giving and honesty which are some critical leadership values. The awards which are unusual in Nigeria were instituted by CVL to encourage young people to uphold positive values in the country where negative conduct is prevalent and role models seem endangered species. According to CVL Programme Manager Benedict Okhumale who announced the awards, punctuality represents discipline but unfortunately, African time, a poor time keeping label, seems to be the order of the day. He said punctuality is important as it is the soul of business. Quoting Thomas C. Haliburton, he noted that the individual who is habitually tardy in meeting an appointment, will never be respected or successful in life as W. Fisk also says. The CVL founder Prof. Pat Utomi while handing out the prizes said CVL is taking the bold step of stamping out the African time mentality and making Punctuality a staple for all Nigerians.

The awardees: Mr Messiri Odjada (a young entrepreneur) and Akalla Oluwaseye a 200level Accounting student of the University of Lagos got the prize for punctuality, mobile phones donated by Etisalat Nigeria; Oyede Saheed a final year Insurance student of the University of Lagos who got the prize for selfless service- a book written by authographed and presented by Pat Utomi and Mr Olaleye Abayomi, a staff of the University of Lagos attached to the main auditorium who found and returned a mobile phone misplaced during a CVL event. A letter of commendation of Mr Abayomi for living integrity was sent by CVL to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos.

As part of efforts to continually inspire young people CVL organizes a Role Model Forum for students and young professionals. The “ROLE MODEL FORUM”, is a CVL interactive monthly programme where an individual who has achieved remarkable success in his/her field of endeavour shares his/her life and work experience that the participants can relate to. The Role Model shares how he overcame challenges while upholding the right values and ethics. The participants will then ask questions and share similar personal experience and lessons learnt. The goal of this programme is to inspire young people to become achievers in life.  Attendees at this forum have benefited immensely for the wealth of experience of an array of speakers including Dr Christopher Kolade, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa then Chairman/CEO, NEIMETH Plc, Dr. Hendrick Barley, CVL founder Prof Pat Utomi, Mr Ekwunife Okoli Managing Director Guinness, Ghana, who was then Marketing Director Guinness, Nigeria. Mr Kelvin Balogun – Managing Director, Coca Cola Nigeria and Mr Christopher Ajayi Managing Director, Topher Marine Ltd.

CVL (Centre for Values in Leadership) is a not-for-profit organization set up on the 10th of March 2004 under the Pat Utomi Legacy Foundation with a mission is to equip generations of young Nigerians (undergraduate students and young professionals) with values and leadership skills, which will make them become effective, values-driven leaders that will serve as catalysts for improvement of the quality of life in Nigeria.

Mr Leo Stan Ekeh – Chairman/Founder of Zinox Computers and Haresh Aswani – Chairman of the Tolaram Group and Honourary Consul of the Republic of Singapore in Nigeria will be speaking at this month’s CVL Role Model Forum for Young professionals on Saturday 11th of August, 2012 at the CVL Leadership Development Centre, No 6 Balarabe Musa Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos. Time: 12noon.

Benedict Okhumale

Programme Manager – CVL

08097576009

bokhumale@cvlng.com, obenedict@yahoo.com

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