LEADERSHIP, QUALITY ASSURANCE & MANAGEMENT OF AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS FOR OPTIMAL OUTCOME

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Managers/Directors/ Coordinators/Administrators of Agriculture Projects and Programmes, Operation Officers, Project Officers, Field/ Research/Survey Officer, Quality Assurance Officers, Operation and Desk Officers at Federal and State Operating & Implementing Units, Government Officials involved in the design and implementation of Agricultural Projects and Projects/ Programmes Management Teams

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

The agricultural sector is a major contributor to the huge Nigerian economy. It not only serves as a means of employment for millions of citizens but is indeed a lifeline as far as food production is concerned. It is a known fact that the productivity potential of Nigerian agricultural sector is currently being under-harnessed; and its attendant negative impact on the improvement of the lives of farmers and the economy are quite obvious. Over the years, several donor-assisted projects as well as those undertaken by development organisations have been initiated to help in improving the performance of the agricultural sector. However, insufficient quality in project design, poor administration or an outright indifference to quality have often led to poor outputs, which imposes serious drain on the utility of financial resources and limits the achievement of objectives.

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Discontinuing this trend therefore requires that projects dedicated to agricultural productivity provide more consistent quality, value to clients and stakeholders’ leadership and institute result-focused management. A way to achieving this is the adoption of Total Quality Management (TQM) principles, which is based on the participation of an organisation’s people and aiming at long term success. This is achieved through client satisfaction and benefits all stakeholders of the project and society.

This training workshop will therefore enhance the competence and capability of participants in applying the principles and practices of total quality management and contemporary leadership to agricultural projects for the effective and efficient achievement of their project development objectives.

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At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • apply the basics of TQM in the management of their projects _ enhance clients and stakeholders satisfaction
  • create successful systems for sta. involvement
  • apply the principles of total quality management and peculiarities of their implementation
  • use quality management methods to analyse and solve problems encountered on their projects
  • design and develop quality assurance indicators and measures
  • demonstrate clear understanding of quality assurance and standards
  • develop and analyse performance goals
  • identify and address gaps in project objectives delivery
  • develop strategies for continuous process improvement
  • apply the five-phase approach of TQM implementation; and
  • utilise basic tools for quality improvement
  • Fundamentals of Total Quality Management;
  • Leadership and Total Quality Management;
  • Methods and approaches for Managing Agricultural Stakeholders and their Expectations
  • Strategies for Enabling Sta. Involvement in Project Design and Implementation
  • Tools and Techniques for Continuous Process Improvement
  • Design and Development of Quality Assurance Tools, Indicators, and Measures
  • Quality Assurance and Compliance to Standards in Agriculture
  • Basic Total Quality Management tools & Processes
  • Tools and Techniques for Effective Monitoring and Evaluation in Agricultural Projects
  • Addressing Gaps in Project Delivery and Conducting Agricultural Project Impact Appraisal
  • Agricultural Project Benchmarking: Process, Approaches, Tools and Techniques
  • Key performance Indicators and Monitoring of agricultural Project Outcomes
  • The TQM Implementation Model

1st Run: 19th – 23rd MAR, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 19th – 2oth MAR, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

2nd Run: 3rd – 7th JUL, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 3rd – 14th JUL, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

3rd Run: 27th – 31st AUG, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 27th AUG – 7th SEPT, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

4th Run: 3rd – 7th SEPT, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 3rd – 14th SEPT, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

5th Run: 29th SEPT – 2nd NOV, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 29th SEPT – 9th NOV, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

6th Run: 17th – 21st DEC, 2018 (ONE WEEK)

| IBADAN (ONE WEEK) | 150,000 Naira Per Participant

| IBADAN (TWO WEEKS) | 300,000 Naira Per Participant

| OUTSIDE IBADAN (ONE WEEK) | 200,000 Naira Per Participant

| OUTSIDE IBADAN (TWO WEEKS) | 400,000 Naira Per Participant