Our Resource Persons are experts who contribute important and useful information to all learners in our programmes.
Dr. Francisca Odeka
She is well versed in the development of Policy Frameworks and other institutional-strengthening activities. She is presently carrying out extensive work on Public Sector Reforms and Institutional Strengthening in Nigeria. Some of her most recent jobs are in the Power Sector; where she has also led in the development of Strategic Framework and Key Performance Indicators, Power Sector Content Development Policy (NPSCDP) Road map and bill. Dr Odeka is a seasoned consultant with extensive expertise in Capacity Building and Training Delivery. Some of her works have contributed immensely to the development of the Mandatory Training and Online Training Programme for the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria since 2010 to date.
She is the Managing Partner of Frandek International Consulting Limited and a Member of the AIPP Faculty. Dr Odeka is a top management coach, and has attended courses on Business Management and Women Entrepreneurship in the prestigious Harvard Business School. Her other areas of expertise are in Human Resource Management, Strategic Leadership, Performance Management, Risk Management and Public Protection. As a seasoned trainer, Dr Odeka is passionate about high quality training through the use of cutting edge tools that will impact knowledge and ensure that organizational training needs and objectives are met. Dr Odeka returned to Nigeria to play her part in the development of the country, and is very passionate about transformational changes in the public sector and advocates this through her Change and Performance Management Lectures.
Dr Tunji Olaopa, OON
A culmination of two earlier degrees in political science and political theory from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. From this intellectual background and management consulting practice, Dr. Olaopa joined the civil service as a Chief Research Officer in the office of the president of Nigeria in 1988. He is currently the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Abuja. His areas of expertise range from public sector reform and restructuring, policy analysis and research designs, sector diagnosis and strategic planning. Dr. Olaopa has published severally and widely. Apart from several seminal articles in peer review journals and books, he is the author of six titles including theory and Practice of Public Administration and Civil Service Reforms in Nigeria (2008), Innovation and Best Practices in Public Sector Reforms: Ideas, Strategies and Conditions (2009), and Public Sector Reforms in Africa (2010). He has led and participated in many initiatives like the Nigerian Education Sector Strategy and the National Public Service Reform Strategies Development (in 2000, 2003 and 2007) as well as a number of continental programmes of the African Union’s Conference of African Ministers of Public Service (CAMPS). He is a member of several professional bodies like the International Institute of Administrative Sciences, Nigeria Institute of Management Consultants, Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM), and guest lecturer at the Administrative State College of Nigeria, Centre for Management Development & Pan-African University in Lagos, amongst many others.