Oba Okunade Sijuwade International Centre for Leadership & Development


 The Oba Okunade Sijuwade International Centre for Leadership and Development (OSICLED) was established in 2012 by IFE Business School as a Centre of excellence for leadership development to promote sustainable and highly-skilled professional leadership capacity which consistently meets the needs of the community it serves. The OSI Centre for Leadership and Development of IFE Business School is envisioned to equip leaders across all sectors with the competence needed to succeed in multifaceted and multicultural organizations.

As the pace of globalization and competition accelerates, building sophisticated organizational leadership capacity is becoming an increasingly critical foundation for achieving and maintaining sustainable competitive advantage. The OSI Centre for Leadership and Development at the IFE Business School is committed to becoming an internationally recognized centre for leadership development, research and training by providing leaders with the competency that will equip them to positively and effectively transform their organizations and their societies. OSICLED undertakes cutting-edge research and training on leadership practice and development, both within the School (IBS) and through collaborations with other leading Institutions across the globe.

The OSI Centre for Leadership and Development creates new knowledge that advances and positively transforms the way leaders; their organizations and the society confront the most difficult challenges of the 21st century and foster a global conversation that addresses the challenges of leadership across time and location. The Centre advances the understanding, practice and development of leadership and governance for the benefit of societies across the globe and encourages interdisciplinary exchange in order to bridge the gap between scholarship and practice.

The Centre aims at:

  • Creating an environment that fosters excellence; where current and future leaders are trained with special attention to imbue in them skills required to enhance their leadership delivery in a fast changing, interrelated and multifaceted world.
  • Providing a forum where young leaders are prepared for the leadership challenges of the future; scholars engage in research issues relating to leadership and governance across multiple disciplines, and experienced leaders share diverse insights into issues.
  • Building strong and capable executive leaders who can address today’s global leadership challenges.
  • Providing a range of services, programs and events designed to stimulate and promote high performance of leaders in the Nigerian public and private sector, in line with the globalised best practice.


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