Venture in Management Programme (ViMP)
ViMP is designed as a one-week intensive session to introduce select members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to different facets of managing a business, making crucial business decisions and developing skills for Management. The goal of ViMP is to prepare NYSC members for the world of business as managers and entrepreneurs. This opportunity is designed to expose future business leaders to the responsibilities, opportunities, and demands of a career in management. The week-long program led by facilitators from The Lagos Business School (LBS), includes stimulating classroom sessions, case studies, panel discussions, networking, study groups, guest speakers and recreation, culminating in a strategy workshop, during which the participants will present solutions to real world case studies.
Our 2015 ViMP keynote speaker was Nimi Akinkugbe, CEO Bestman Games who provided invaluable financial information to participants. ViMP rivals mini-MBA’s of the world’s top business schools with case studies focusing on Business Ethics, Accounting & Finance, Marketing, Strategy, Social Enterprise, General Management, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Participants also engage in a community service project at local primary schools and a private job-fair after the program. Accommodation, housing and transportation are provided by JAN.
About Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN)
Established in 1919 Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW) has been dedicated to addressing fundamental social and economic challenges of young people by educating and empowering them through FREE work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs. Since inception in 1999, JAN has reached over 600,000 students and trained over 1,500 volunteers across Nigeria. JAN is currently working to impact 1 million lives by 2020.
Feedback from participants
“ViMP gave me a canvass on which I can paint my future. I gained valuable experience that cannot be replicated elsewhere and built lasting relationships with others. ViMP expanded the depths of my knowledge and taught me valuable lessons in leadership.”
~ Sabina Olowu, ViMP 2015 Class. Financial Analyst, Ernst & Young.
Q & A with a ViMP alum – Emmanuel Irobe, ViMP 2014 Class. Business Analyst, Accenture Nigeria
What was your experience like?
Absolutely phenomenal! The biggest enabler of the program, in my opinion, is the sound partnership with the Lagos Business School. I had the opportunity to re-take and re-understand some of the courses I had studied months before. I found the “case study-led” teaching approach very different and exciting and, because of this, my energy levels were unusually high, even after 8 hours of lectures. Beyond the classes, we had group brainstorming sessions as we prepared presentations for competitions and the like. Of course, it wasn’t all work and no “chill,” we had games and some other variety elements as well.
How has ViMP helped your career till date?
The biggest impact the program had on me was a validation of the direction I was taking; after the program, I was absolutely convinced I had taken a direction that resonated with my biggest strengths and raw affinities. Additionally, I met like-minded individuals who I continue to network and partner with in driving some of my personal development projects. ViMP was super useful!
Apply Online: www.ja-nigeria.org
Deadline: January 30th, 2016
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