By Martin Ekpeke
The much talked about Ausso Leadership Academy, was yesterday unveiled in Lagos with the Founder, Mr. Austin Okere, saying the academy was established to fill gaps in the Nigeria’s business and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
In his speech at the unveiling, Okere, who is also the Founder of CWG Plc, noted that a huge gap exists in the Nigeria’s business ecosystem due largely to the lack of a personalized mentorship program to complement what professors teach at the business schools.
He said the Academy was set up to address present days market realities. “The need for resourcefulness and an innovative mindset to reinvent oneself when disruption knocks on the door is a key skill every business needs to survive present market realities,” he emphasized.
Okere added that the Academy has been armed to impact at least 200 Business Executives and Entrepreneurs each year in cohorts of 40 per Masterclass, with the first Masterclass coming on stream as early as April 17. He stressed that the goal is to crystallize a multiplier effect, disclosing that attendees will be mentored to become the beacons to other aspiring High Achieving Intrapreneurs (HAI).
“We believe that attending Ausso Leadership Academy is a good investment in the future of Nigeria’s Business Environment, and hence you will recommend to your business followership,” he said.
The Ausso Leadership Academy program recognizes that businesses needs their critical people to be in constant touch, providing direction and approving plans and requests. To this extent, the program has been made compact into a 9am to 3pm format with two generous breaks for participants to touch base with their offices through high-speed complimentary internet access (and video conference by special request).
The Ausso Leadership Academy (ALA) is a medium for experiential skill transfer from the some Nigeria’s Business Elites. Among the Champions who will be sharing their experience are Ibukun Awosika, Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede, Tony Elumelu, John Momoh, Frank Aigbogun, Austin Avuru, Toyin Sanni, Dotun Suleiman, Ndidi Nwuneli, Ernest Ndukwe, Mitchel Elegbe, Charles Anudu, Seyi Bickerseth and Deji Alli.