Critical Thinking & Creative Problem-Solving

Thinking – or reasoning – involves objectively connecting present beliefs with evidence in order to believe something else but Critical Thinking is a deliberate meta-cognitive (thinking about the thinking) and cognitive (thinking) act whereby a person reflects on the quality of the reasoning process simultaneously while reasoning to a conclusion. The thinker has two equally important goals: coming to a solution and improving the way she or he reasons to arrive at the best conclusion.

Therefore, successful business organizations recognize that critical thinking and creative solutions significantly enhance employees’ leadership capabilities, business results and business potential. In this course, you will develop your skills as a critical thinker and problem solver and recognize and leverage your thinking preferences, as well as those on your team, to find different solutions to everyday problems.

Positive Influencing Skills - October

Achieving objectives in today’s complex workplace of counteracting objectives and approaches depends a lot on the way and how soon professionals get the help, co-operation and commitment of their colleagues who they must work with. This programme will introduce techniques that can be used to improve individuals' personal influencing skills and will provide opportunity for people to work on the real challenges that they face every day in their work places.

Based on a fine balance of theory and experience and using convincing storytelling, constructive critiquing and dialogue, this course develops in students some powerful but fair approaches for having their ways with most people almost all the times. Through practice sessions, video simulations and role-playing activities, students acquire the specific skills, behaviors and attitudes necessary to achieve desired results without relying on the use of authority, deception or manipulation.

This course includes the introduction of and guidance on practical skills and tools for gaining the cooperation of others and bringing them around to one’s way of thinking – without resorting to force. The primary objective of positive influencing skills course is to boost individual effectiveness, professional impact and personal credibility in team leads and managers of departments or strategic business units.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People- September

Habits are powerful forces that shape human lives and determine their success or failure. They determine levels of effectiveness or ineffectiveness of individuals or teams. 

The purpose of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is to help people understand how to live in a truly effective way. The habits included in this course, which is based on the original Stephen R Covey’s work represent a proven process of personal and interpersonal growth that can have an immediate and lasting impact.

As relevant today as when Stephen R. Covey first wrote them, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is based on principles of effectiveness that endure and resonance across teams. 

For about 25 years, FranklinCovey has helped millions of professionals to become more effective in their work and personal lives. Based on the proven principles found in Stephen R. Covey’s best-selling business book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People will enable individuals and organisations alike to achieve sustained superior results by focusing on making individuals and leaders more effective.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as designed and delivered at the International School of Management (ISM) Lagos will enable professionals to break down barriers to success while laying a robust foundation of effectiveness for individuals, employees, their leaders and organisations.

Project Management Essentials

This course introduces the context, rationale, strategy and tactics of project management from the perspectives of key stakeholders. The main model followed it is the international Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK - US Based PMI), however comparisons are made with PRINCE2.


Participants will be expected to relate the application of PMBOK directly to projects from their experience, and as a course assignment will be able to apply what they have learnt to an actual work place project. The context and learning of the course will prepare participants with competencies to operate in a range of industries and apply the project management skills to projects in a variety of industries, including engineering, information technology, consulting, production, procurement, maintenance, logistics and supply chain, defence, construction, and manufacturing.


The focus on providing competence in core areas of stakeholder, scope, time, cost and quality management, and facilitating areas of risk, procurement, HR, integration, and communication management is to provide competence in participants to confidentially deal with the ever growing challenges of modern day project management. PMBOK will be applied in developing competence suitable for a range of industries.

This Project Management training is tailored towards imparting global Project Management best practices on participants. The training brings to the classroom real life project scenarios, Contemporary Project management templates, tools and techniques that help participants to easily apply such in any field of endeavour.

Project Management introduces project management from the standpoint of a manager who must organize, plan, implement, and control tasks to achieve an organization's schedule, budget, and performance objectives

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Moodle E-Learning Course Development

Advanced Certificate in Change and Crisis Management

There is a popular truism that “Change is the most constant thing in life” but probably truer than that is the fact that “Crisis is as constant as (if not more than) change”. This may sound like a paradox but a critical reflection will provide convincing discussions during this course.

Preparing for a crisis is not a luxury; it is actually a necessity. As individuals or professionals, we all know the odds are high that our personal lives or businesses will (definitely) suffer a disaster or crisis at some point. However, it is unacceptable for anyone to excuse or resign himself to fate due to sheer unpreparedness.

This comprehensive course provides up-to-date assessments and knowledge on issues that affect individuals, their organizations and societies - such as cyber security, supply chain, terrorism, pandemic, DR trends, emergency response, leadership, data breach, communications, news media, social media — from the experts involved with these efforts. It also examines strategies for job and career improvement during and after crisis. Delegates on this course will have the opportunity to interact with our lecturers and with peers from industry, academia, and government.

By the end of the course, delegates will have the tools, knowledge, and understanding to benchmark, assess, and improve their personal and business continuity plans, disaster recovery, and crisis management program. This includes the course manual (print and/or e-files), templates, and current articles.

Delegates would gain valuable contacts, have plenty of networking opportunities, and acquire insights for immediate implementation.