Leadership and Educational Programmes

Annual International Leadership Symposium

The CVL Annual Lecture Series is one of the important programmes of CVL and a key instrument we have adopted to constructively contribute to nation building and national development since 2004. The lecture attracts a huge number of high profile guests – MD’s and CEO, Captains of Industries, young and old, drawn from the public, corporate and business sectors in Nigeria.  At this event, which holds every February 6, we assemble noted thought leaders and renowned experts from around the world to discuss topics relevant to our country’s economic and socio-political development.

CVL Basic & Values Education Project

The CVL Basic and Values Education Project is a social intervention strategy initiated to provide free basic education for the poorest of the poor Nigerian communities and particularly individuals at the Base of the Pyramid (B.o.P). It targets very poor children from homes that live on less than $2 per day but are resilient, creative and willing to move above their current situation. We intend to build world class education facility that will provide quality basic education with world class delivery to our targets (children below the ages of 12) free of charge.  The curriculum will have a mix of both Nigerian & British modules and peculiar to the school will be the entrepreneurial and leadership skills available to these children at their tender ages. Each child is expected to have at least one free meal per day at school. The project plan is to have these schools in the six geo political region of Nigeria. The turning of the sod of the pilot of this project is on February 9, 2017 at Ibuzo Delta State.


Role Model Forum (RMF)

The “ROLE MODEL FORUM”, is a CVL interactive 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.  It is a mentoring program where 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 and leaders in their various organizations. It provides mentorship in the areas of entrepreneurship, leadership, venturing, workplace ethics and management. RMF is open for sponsorship and partnership.


Leader Without Title (LWT) Series

CVL (Centre for Values in Leadership) initiated the Leader Without Title (LWT) Leadership Tribute Colloquium to honour outstanding sector leaders for their special contributions in the sector where they worked. This programme is in keeping with our commitment to affect the generation next to be leaders without care for title. It is honour for people who are 70 years and above who have left a mark worth emulating.

Among those we have honoured in this series are: Mr. Akintola Williams, Dr. Michael Omolayole, Alhaji Ahmed Joda, Mr. Richard Kramer, Chief Ernest Shonekan, Chief Chris Ogunbanjo, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Prof. (Mrs.) Oyinade Elebute, Chief Folake Solanke, Elder Felix Ohiwerei, Late Dr. Gamaliel Onosode, Chief Philip Asiodu, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Dr. Christopher Kolade, Prof Akin Mabogunje, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu, Prof Grace Alele-Williams, Chief Olu Akinkugbe, Prof Anya O. Anya, Prince Samuel Adedoyin, Chief Ajibola Ogunshola, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, Prof Oladipo Akinkugbe, Prof Adeyemo Elebute, Dr. Bruce Onobrakpeya, Mr. Fred Agbeyegbe, Chief Olusegun Osunkeye, Mrs Adetutu Adeleke, Mrs. Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Chief Festus Marinho, Dr. Thomas John, Prof Itse Sagay, Alhaji Rasak Akanni Okoya, Pastor Shyngle Wigwe, Engr Vincent Maduka, Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah, Chief Arthur Mbanefo, Chief Michael Ade.Ojo, Otunba Michael Balogun, Prof Pai Obanya, His Majesty Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, Dr. Pascal Dozie, Dr. Alex Ekwueme and Mr. Martin Ikediashi. We also had a posthumous LWT for late Prof Chinua Achebe.


Step-Up Academy- A Higher Education Leadership and Mentoring Project

Low quality of Nigerian university graduates due to degradation of the Nigerian educational system has resulted to large number of unemployable graduates in Nigeria. Consequently, high number or corporate organisations companies in Nigeria, especially multi-nationals find it extremely difficult to employ young Nigerian university graduates due to lack of trust and confidence in the Nigerian educational system.

CVL (Centre for Values in Leadership) is driving a new strategic partnership to enhance quality of higher education in Nigeria through the CVL Higher Education Leadership and Mentoring Programme. The programme will focus on developing the leadership, employability, and entrepreneurship skills of university undergraduates through values transmission activities that will improve the quality and competiveness of Nigerian university graduates.

University students in levels 01, 02, and 03 will be enrolled and follow up with until graduation from the university. These students will undergo thorough mentoring sessions, vocational/career boot camps, entrepreneurship and employability skills enhancement workshops, internship/volunteering, Job-Shadowing with companies, and business development/agro-processing workshops.  The programme will serve as a finishing school for beneficiaries’ work-place role in the future, and will follow-up with beneficiaries upon graduation, to enable the gain access to Federal Government and other post-NYSC intervention funds for business startup ventures. CVL-HELP Project will start with the University of Lagos, University of Ibadan, and will be implemented in every university and other higher education institutes in Nigeria.