A Conference on Fraud Detection, Prevention and Operational Risk 13th – 24th Nov 2017

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To be held at: University Square, Stratford at 10:00am -4:00pm
Dates: 13th – 24th OF November

Fraud detection and prevention is one area in which an organisation can get significant value for its investment dollar by pursuing an enterprise approach. Fraud is considered a key operational risk to profitability and reputation. Fraud has always been a problem for financial services firms and, in recent years, many have made fraud detection, prevention and security systems a critical part of their ability to control operational risk. This event can provide substantial benefits, including a comprehensive understanding of the impact of financial crime on the institution, improved return on risk and compliance investments, enhanced reputation and higher levels of customer trust.

Leadership And Management Of Higher Education Institutions – 19th to 23rd March, 2018 in DUBAI

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This in-depth 3 day programme takes a strategic approach towards developing and managing the resources and capabilities of a university.

Organizational, political, financial, social and ethical factors affecting a university’s long-term success will be considered, alongside the development of Human Resource strategies, gender roles in the public sector and global trends in teaching methodology.

Teaching and learning are key issues that will be addressed – taking into account developing countries infrastructure limitations and the recent development and adjustment in curricular by many developed countries.

Participants will benefit from lectures by internationally renowned European and American academic experts and university leaders, case-study analyses, group discussions and workshops. On study tours, they will visit Dubai higher education institutions and meet with senior personnel to discuss hot topics.

On the Friday we invite all participants to join us at gala dinner held onboard a boat. Participants will enjoy good food and can take advantage of the networking opportunities with colleagues from around the globe.

We look forward to welcoming you in Dubai.

Dr Larry Jones-Esan

Who should attend?


The programme is designed for senior leaders and administrators in Higher Education: University Vice Chancellors and Executive Directors, Financial Managers, Human Resource Managers and Registrars.

Workshops are geared towards Higher Education leaders whose responsibilities include management and development of university resources and capabilities, while providing the leadership necessary to renew and reform their universities in the light of changing socio-economic realities and global issues that affect developing nations.


Participants who complete this 4 day programme will be granted a Special Certificate by the Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) with automatic membership of the ILM, and be recommended to become a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Participants will also receive the LABS Knowledge Exchange CLUB Certification from The London Academy Business School.

Keynote speakers include:

Dr Larry Jones-Esan – Director of Studies at the London Academy Business School

Dr Kabir Kabo Usman – Director General and CEO at the Centre for Management Development (CMD)

Karl Brookes – Expert Trainer and Consultant Specialising in Communications

Charles Ajayi-Khiran – Leadership Coach and Motivational Speaker

Prof Rexford Sam – Management and Business Consultant and CEO of Rainbow Global and visiting lecturer at University of California

Uzo Nduka – International Consultant on Business and Project Management and CEO of Domino International

Other guest speakers to be confirmed.


Programme Content

The 4 day programme aims to cover the following topics:

  • Open, Distance and eLearning: Recent Trends and Future Prospects
  • Teaching and the Human Brain
  • Fund Raising in Higher Education
  • The Importance of Science in National Development
  • University Involvement in the Community
  • Leadership and Governance of universities in the  21st Century
  • Communication and Presentation Skills
  • Resource Development Planning
  • The US and UK Model for Budgeting in Higher Education Institutes
  • Initiating Change at University Contexts –A Human Resources Perspective
  • The Impact of Technology on the Future of the University
  • Developing a University
  • Higher Education in the 21st Century: International Perspectives
  • Marketing Universities
  • Integrating Vision into reality: Practical uses for HR in Higher Education Institutions

Note: The above outline is intended as a guide only, participants have the choice to select their subject of interest.


We expect that when delegates return to their home universities, they will put into practice the managerial skills, professional knowledge and innovative capabilities that they have acquired on this programme.

We expect participants that have completed this programme to have deepened their appreciation of the interconnectedness of their administrative specialties within the overall structure of university leadership. We also expect them to have a better understanding of a  higher education institution’s crucial contribution to overall national and regional socio-economic growth.

Leadership and Management of Higher Education Institutions


Day 1  – Introductions and Keynote speakers
Day 2  – Guest lecturers, case studies, discussion groups
Day 3 –  Workshops and sharing best practice
Day 4 –  Visits to Dubai higher education institutions to meet with senior personnel.
Day 5 (optional) – Networking meeting followed by a gala dinner cruise.

Venue: London Suites Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Dates:  19th to Friday 23rd March 2018

Fee: £1,000 per participant. A discounted fee of  £750 per participant is available for group bookings of ten or more people.

Fees include all lectures, course materials, food and drink, tour transport and the gala dinner on the Friday evening.

Dr Larry Jones-Esan
Director of Academic Studies
London Academy Business School

Register below to request  for full proposal and Price.

Advanced Executive Communication Skills 16th to 17th April. 2018

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April 16–17, 2018

June 18–19, 2018

August 20–21, 2018

Programs run 9:30 am to 5 pm and are held on the designated locations and campuses . Participants will be notified about the specific location. Space is limited.


2018: 45,000 Naira -Discounted rate.

2018: £160.00

Two-day seminar on communication in the workplace

In this program, you develop advanced skills in business communication, as well as public speaking and presentations in the workplace. The program begins with a review of the basic principles of communication and public speaking, and covers advanced techniques like establishing credibility and constructing effective arguments. You give a speech at the end of the session, which will be analysed, evaluated, and discussed. A video of that speech is given to you for home review.

What you will learn

  • The basic principles of communication
  • How to handle criticism, conflict, and interviews in the workplace
  • How to run a meeting
  • How to give an effective speech or presentation, including handling questions and using body language and PowerPoint

Topics covered

  • Barriers to communication
  • Listening
  • Handling a difficult audience
  • Using language effectively
  • Narratives as an essential part of public speaking
  • Conflict resolution
  • Making a sales presentation
  • Interviewing and writing skills

Who should enrol

If you are interested in improving your ability to communicate effectively in the workplace and have either completed a basic communications or public speaking course or have experience in public speaking, you benefit from this program.


Lisa Akesson

Lisa is a consultant for political candidates, professors, physicians, lawyers, and business executives, and runs a private practice that specializes in accent modification, public speaking, and executive communication skills. She has run workshops for such organizations as Physicians Central Banks, Inland Revenue Service, Oil and Gas etc


Contact larry@labs.org.uk


April 16–17: register end on April 13

June 18–19: register end on June 15

August 20–21: register end on August 17


Start-UP Enterprise Development Clinic. Lagos 27th -29th April – 2018

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London Academy Business School Strategic Intervention Mechanism program design to teach the skills needed for young and adults entrepreneurs to unleash their productive potential towards economic empowerment, wealth creation and to break the chain of dependency syndrome and help to create employment.

Lagos 27th – 29th April-2018

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Venue: UK
Date: 14th to 18th May 2018.


This workshop aim to walk participant through the intricate walking of the fundamental features of a sustainable and fit for purpose liquidity risk may enhance the management process including aligning same with the most resent requirement of the Basel II and III frameworks. The workshop will further enrich the knowledge base and enhance the overall capacity of those who supervise both banking and non banking financial services sector, to equip them with requisite tools and techniques, and expose them to global best practices, in particular with regards to supervising insured deposit-taking institutions.


Recent disruptions in the credit and capital markets have exposed weaknesses in liquidity risk measurement and management systems throughout the entire interconnected global financial system. Institutions using liability based or off balance sheet funding strategies or experiencing other complex liquidity risk exposures are increasingly measuring liquidity risk using pro- formal cash flows scenario analysis as part of their contingency funding plans. Such contingencies funding inability to securities assets, tightening of collateral requirement or other restrictive or terms associated with secured borrowings or the loss of a large depositor or counterparty as integral features of their liquidity risk management.


The workshop will address the following essential topics:

  • Review and analysis of the global Financial crises and highlight of the new regulatory paradigm-the macro prudential approach to regulation: Basel III frame work and enhance tools and powers for mitigation of systemic risk: corporate governance, stress testing and new counter cyclical measures.
  • Overview of financial risk management, types, courses and pricing of liquidity risk
  • Measurement and management of liquidity risk and asset liquidity, tools and techniques and the role of supervisors
  • Ensuring liquidity risk measurement tools are aligned to business strategy
  • Steps and measures to promote a proactive approach to liquidity planning: the contingency funding plan (CFP)
  • Evaluating and institution ability to maintain access to funds and liquidate assets in a reasonable and course efficient manner
  • How to ensure contingency funding plans outline practical and realistic funding alternative that can be implemented as access to funding is reduced, including diversification  of funding and capital raising initiatives.
  • How to ensure that institutions that use volatile, credit sensitive, or concentrated funding sources and maintained capital above the regulatory minimum levels to compensate for the elevated levels of liquidity risk present in their occupation
  • Impact of Basel II and III frame works on liquidity risk management
  • Basel principles for sound liquidity risk management and supervision
  • Fundamental principles for the management and supervision of liquidity risk
  • Governance of liquidity risk management
  • Beyond Basel: new issues and challenges for regulation and supervision
  • Visit to relevant agencies and institutions
  • Reflective practice

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