Governance and Decision Making

Date

August 21, 2019

Mr. Soji Apampa, the Founder and Executive Director, Convention on Business Integrity (CBI)

Mr. Oluseyi Oyebisi, the Executive Director, Nigeria Network of NGOs.

The ninth C-PET training themed ‘Governance and Decision-Making’ featured 58 participants from different Civil Society Organisations from different parts of the country. There were two sessions and two facilitators to anchor each session. The first facilitator was Mr. Soji Apampa, the Founder and Executive Director, Convention on Business Integrity (CBI). The second was Mr. Oluseyi Oyebisi, the Executive Director, Nigeria Network of NGOs. Mr. Soji Apampa, was for several years, a Consultant to the Governance and Institutions Policy Commission of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG). He was appointed in May 2008 to the International Working Group of the UN Global Compact on the 10th Principle (Anti-corruption). He was on the editorial board of the 2009 TI Global Corruption Report and was member of the Organising Committee of the 12th International Anti-Corruption Conference which took place in Guatemala City, Guatemala. While Mr. Oluseyi Oyebisi is a strong voice on global and national development and was part of the global civil society leaders that campaigned and advocated for both the development and attainment of the MDGs and led civil society campaigns on the post-2015 conversations and consultations that gave the birth to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Both sessions were deep and interactive as they were effortlessly delivered by both facilitators who had depth of knowledge on corporate governance, its principles and its use in decision-making. The modules for the training were developed based on careful research by the facilitators and the CSR-in-Action team. CSR-in-Action shared the outline to facilitate seamlessness and to negate repetition by the two independent facilitators.

The first facilitator, Mr. Soji Apampa, took participants through topics on corporate governance. The concepts, models, essential principles and stakeholders of corporate governance. He also walked participants through the processes of understanding governance networks, the notion of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and performance and future directions for corporate governance and considerations in corporate decision-making.  Case studies, which have always proved to be good teaching aids, were deployed to further examine governance.

On the other hand, Mr. Oluseyi Oyebisi focused on applying corporate governance principles. He walked participants through decision-making principles, strategic decision-making processes, models and options, corporate governance in ethical decision-making and techniques for prioritising and choosing from options. And case studies were given on effective behaviours in decision-making.