Executive Course In Strategic Leadership and Conflict Management

This course provides the participants with the knowledge and practical skills necessary for strategic leadership and conflict management.

Course Overview

Senior leaders face an unprecedented number of challenges in today’s fast-changing world, from an evolving workforce to various forms of conflicts between colleagues and other complex strategic issues. It is pertinent to note that due to the wide range of differences among people, conflicts are bound to happen, but with a well-structured preparedness, leaders can limit the damage, take care of those involved and attempt to limit the impact.
Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development Studies is introducing the strategic leadership and conflict management course which is designed to equip leaders with conflict management skills and an all-round understanding of strategic leadership using appropriate skills and tools for developing and managing complex strategic issues. The course aims to enhance leaders’ capability to identify early warning signs and bring to their consciousness that conflict should not be considered good or bad but may be viewed as necessary to help build meaningful relationships between people and teams.
Through this course, leaders will learn how to examine listening skills, strategic verbal and non-verbal communication skills, conflict management skills and how to assemble a conflict management plan likely to yield positive resolutions within teams.

Course Objectives

The overall objective of the course is to equip participants with the appropriate tools, skills and knowledge needed for managing conflict in organizations and businesses. However, the specific objectives are as follows:
  • To gain a deep understanding of the concept of leadership and conflict management.
  • To introduce students to the many leadership techniques needed for conflict management in the workplace.
  • To gain greater insight into personal leadership styles, habits, and disciplines.
  • To acquire new tools and experience needed to tackle future leadership challenges.
  • To sharpen students’ leadership capacities, such as foresight and critical thinking, and be more agile in decision-making and problem-solving.

Intended Audience

This program is suitable for managers and aspiring managers in small or large organizations, who would start, revitalize, expand, or increase the profitability and sustainability of their business. Also, the course will be useful for leaders at all levels, cadres, and strata of society. This course will satisfy the training needs of any of the following:
  • Chief Executives in Public and Private Sector
  • Human Resource Managers
  • School Proprietors/Principals
  • Heads of Tertiary Institutions
  • Local Government Council Chairman
  • Traditional Rulers
  • Chief Executive of Paramilitary Organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Intergovernmental Organizations
  • Community base Organizations
  • Faith base Organizations

Application Deadline

Tuesday, 8th August, 2023

Payment Deadline

Friday, 11th August, 2023

Course Date

14th - 18th August 2023

Course Fees

150,000 Naira

Early Birds (10% Discount)

135,000 Naira

Early Birds Closes

Thursday, 27th July, 2023

For Further Inquiry, please contact the following

08100091193 || 07058777951
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Teaching Methodology

This course will be intensely interactive and will be delivered through lectures, seminar presentations, problem solving and simulation sessions, tutorials and field visits. Digital learning materials such as power point presentations will also be used for teaching.

Course Module

The course will be delivered on a modular basis and will comprise of ten (10) overarching modules.


The faculty is drawn from experienced professionals in the field; civil society organizations, international agencies, and academia with a view to providing participants with a sound knowledge base, expertise, and skills required to effectively confront the challenges of conflict in the society.


Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development Studies, David Mark Road, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.

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Each participant shall be required to pay a course fee of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (₦150,000) only. The course is non-residential, and participants are expected to take care of their travel expenses. AAIPSDS will provide participants with tea/coffee and course materials during the training.
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