The Seminar on Corporate Governance and Culture Change initially scheduled for 13th – 18th December, 2010 has now been rescheduled for 29th - 31st March 2011. The venue is now Protea Hotel Ikoyi Westwood, 22, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. 

As indicated in our previous communication, the seminar on Corporate Governance and Culture Change was originally designed for senior staff members of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). But having been called upon to organize similar seminar for the staff of other organizations, we thought we should simply widen the participation by advertising it for participants outside of NIMASA to take advantage. However, this action came rather too late as many prospective participants, though indicating their interest, complained of shortness of the notice and the fact that they were busy with end-of-the-year closing activities.

The seminar is now open to all interested executives and senior staff members of both private and public sector organizations, who now have ample time to register.

The importance of corporate governance and culture change can no longer be over-emphasized in our contemporary times. There has been renewed interest in the corporate governance practices of modern corporations since 2001, particularly due to the high-profile collapses of a number of large U.S. firms such as Enron Corporation and MCI Inc. (formerly WorldCom). In 2002, the U.S. federal government passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, intended to restore public confidence in corporate governance. Meanwhile, the convulsions in the banking industry in Nigeria have made good corporate governance a sine qua non for corporate management.

Corporate governance is a multi-faceted subject. One important theme of corporate governance focuses on ensuring the accountability of certain individuals in an organization through mechanisms that try to reduce or eliminate the principal-agent problem. A related but separate thread of discussions ponders the impact of a corporate governance system on economic efficiency, with a strong emphasis on shareholders' welfare. There are yet other aspects to the corporate governance subject, such as the stakeholder view and the corporate governance models around the world.

This seminar will x-ray a number of important issues in corporate governance as well as the role of organizational culture in all of that. We therefore, urge you to take advantage of this opportunity and the fact that experienced faculty will handle the issues in a manner that will widen your horizon and deepen your learning experience. Check out the faculty list.

Kindly issue your cheque or make your payment (strictly in favour of Africa Network for Peace and Justice; Account Nr. 208.751.786.110 only) to the nearest branch of Guarantee Trust Bank Plc; fill out the registration form, including the payment details, and send online to info@anpej.org or hard copy to our address at, 8B Ademola Street, c/o Samuelson Management, SW Ikoyi, Lagos.

We will be glad to receive your enquiries. Our office hotlines: 01-8162946, 0805 071 9020 or 0803 537 5975 (sms only). You can also call any of our representatives: Yemi 0818 581 5360 or Letitia 0818 703 7540 or Maureen 0818 703 7558 or Pius 0818 581 5378 or Ambrose 0705 250 9812.

Thank you.