Leadership development took a new meaning when 321 selected students from 33 tertiary institutions (universities and polytechnics) converged at Covenant University for a 2 day Leadership Conference organized by Enactus Nigeria in partnership with ACT Foundation. Themed; ‘’Achieving Personal Success through Self-Leadership’’ the 2018 Enactus Nigeria Leadership Conference focused on the purpose of developing the leadership potentials of the participants whilst exposing them to the concept, purpose and processes of the Enactus program in a bid to empower them with the necessary tools and skills to enable real human progress.
The Opening day of the conference Tuesday, 20th March 2018 presented high profile and remarkable personalities in the likes of the Vice Chancellor Covenant University Prof. AAA Atayero and the Founder LEAP Africa and Co-founder AACE Foods Mrs. Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli both delivering sessions on the theme of the conference; ‘’Achieving Personal Success through Self-Leadership’’. The programs manager ACT Foundation Mrs. Ndifereke delivered the session on ‘’effective project management – a tool for real impact and transformation’’. The session on implementing outcome based projects was indeed an eye opener to the participants as they were taken through the stages of project implementation. The Country Director emphasized on the fact that as beautiful and novel the solution – innovation, technology and or approach, the application and utilization of that solution is what determines the impact of the project on the target audience.
Other exciting moments at the conference were focused on core Enactus concept and processes with the goal of preparing the participating Enactus teams for yet another challenging but fulfilling Enactus year 2018 as they go back to their campuses to design and implement projects that addresses real problems for real people in their host communities. During the 2 day intensive leadership conference, the Faculty (staff) Advisors sessions were also focused basically around the core Enactus Nigeria program processes so as to enable them provide guide and direction to their students back on campus. The sessions were coordinated by the Enactus Nigeria Country Director Mr. Michael Ajayi.
Enactus believes that when we compete to change lives for good, we all win!