The Director-General, Lagos State Public Service Staff Development Centre, Dr. Senukon Olufunmi Ajose-Harrison, has expressed the Centre’s readiness to collaborate and partner with strategic and relevant professional institutions both locally and internationally in the design and delivery of learning and development interventions in the state Public Service.
Ajose-Harrison, who stated this in his office during a courtesy visit by the Management of the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA- UK), explained that in the global disruption brought about by the massive technological and socio-cultural changes, the greatest good any institution can do to adequately build capacity, was to leverage the experience and expertise of best of breed institutions through collaborations and partnerships.
While acknowledging the decade old relationships between the PSSDC and IPMA-UK, Ajose-Harrison further stated that through its experiential mode of delivering learning interventions, IPMA-UK had played critical roles in connecting the dots between theory and practice across cultures globally, adding that PSSDC was sure that a relationship between the two institutions would be to the benefit of professional managerial practices in the Public Service.
Speaking further, he added that through the relationship, PSSDC would derive the benefit of leveraging IPMA-UK’s wide and expansive network, becoming a study Centre for the professional membership and examinations of the Association; thereby further strengthening the capacity of the Centre’s faculty to operate locally and globally.
Also speaking at the event, leader of delegation and Head of IPMA-UK’s Africa Regional office, Professor Oluwafeyifunmi Taiwo Feyi-Sobanjo, expressed delight that the visit was another opportunity for the two institutions to forge a win-win relationship in their mutual desire to expand the scope and depth of global managerial practices and congratulated the Centre’s Management on the institution’s contributions to human capital development in Lagos State Public Service.
Feyi-Sobanjo expressed the conviction that collaboration and partnerships among organisations play critical roles in unleashing potential for productivity and performance and stated that in view of the dynamic nature of knowledge organisations must continually seek opportunities to leverage the strength of one another for mutual benefits; adding that the difference between organisational success and failure is laziness.
He further added that IPMA-UK was fully prepared to support PSSDC as collaborators to build and enhance the Centre’s capability to deploy IPMA’s programmes through the enrolment of more senior managers of the Centre into IPMA-UK’s membership while benefitting from an array of global resources and network of IPMA-UK.