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Managing the Future of Work Course

By: Centre for Public Service Productivity and Development

Lagos State, Nigeria

05 - 08 Mar, 2019  4 days

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USD 5,000

Rapid technological advances, shifting global product and labor markets, evolving regulatory regimes, and the quickly emerging gig economy are having a profound impact on the fundamental nature of work. Developing specific, actionable strategies requires more than a recognition of looming challenges and the application of general rubrics. Managing the Future of Work will give organisations the tools now to build sustainable competitive advantage in the future.

What You Can Expect

As the field for competition levels, access to talent is increasingly important; the strategy you pursue depends on your ability to attract, retain, and improve the productivity of your workforce. Utilization of leading technologies, including machine learning and automation, is only part of the challenge: keeping your workforce current with these technologies is equally important. You will return to your organization with new tools and a different perspective on the following questions:

  • How will my organization benefit from disruptive technologies including automation and artificial intelligence?
  • What opportunities do contingent workforces and the gig economy present?
  • What will workforce demographics look like in 5, 10, or 20 years? How does the "care economy" impact my workforce?
  • What worker investments should we make to close the middle-skills gap?
  • How can we ensure a sustainable pipeline of global talent?
  • How does my organization sustain its talent base in areas with dwindling talent pools or where it’s hard to attract top talent?
  • How should the availability of talent affect my organization’s decisions as to where to locate facilities in the future?
  • How Will My Organization Benefit?

Managing the Future of Work will represent a significant, ongoing investment in you, your organization, and your customers. The program provides a unique personal-case working group experience that focuses you and your peers on specific forward-thinking issues that you will identify before attending. Facilitated by leading CPSPD faculty and supported by a groundbreaking curriculum and the latest organizational research, these lessons in the classroom not only give you a fresh perspective on the nature of work, they also provide strategic operational frameworks that can be implemented successfully within your organization. Your ability to manage the future of work is a competitive advantage.

Your Course Of Study

Faculty cochairs Dr Chris Egbu and Dr Francis Okereke designed this program to help you anticipate and manage future challenges now. The program's core curriculum will focus on the critical forces that are redefining the nature of work in the United States, United Kingdom as well as in many other advanced economies:

  • The Workplace of the Future - Examine the major trends that are shaping the workplace, including automation, digitization, and the "gig/contractor" economy.
  • The "Care" Economy - Evaluate the recent evolution of workplace arrangements and related public policies toward the increasing care responsibilities being placed on employees. Standard personnel practices fail to factor in the obligations of those with children or aging parents, aggravating the growing shortage of skilled workers.
  • The Middle Skills Gap - Discover strategies for cultivating talent and better matching middle-skilled workers with employer needs.
  • Global Talent Access - Explore how businesses, especially those outside of major clusters, connect with and effectively utilize the extremely mobile global talent that is vital in today’s work environment.
  • Spatial Pressures - Assess prospects and action plans for rural areas struggling with stagnant or shrinking populations and understand how they differ from urban environments. Learn to evaluate existing sites for expansion versus opening new facilities, based on current and potential workforces.
  • Working in small teams, you will prepare cases from your own organization for review and discussion; one case from each team will be selected for presentation to the class. Throughout the three-day program, you will also have the extraordinary opportunity to learn from guest speakers who will share their own frontline experiences. In addition, you'll experience the added value of making connections with peers from diverse functions and industries around the world.

Who Is Right For The Program

Program participants represent a spectrum of businesses and sectors, geographic regions and nationalities, and areas of expertise. The unifying theme is a broad base of employees and recognition of their critical role in your company's success.

Typical attendee titles might include:

  • President/Directors
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Head of a business unit, division, function, or country/region
  • Board members, including those with audit or risk management responsibility
  • Human resources executives in particular will benefit from the program. Individual participants are welcome; management teams are encouraged.


  • Because a diverse participant mix is an important part of every CPSPD Executive Education program, we look for candidates who reflect a broad range of industries, functions, countries, and backgrounds to enrich the learning experience.

NOTE: Fees, Payments, and Cancellations

No payment is necessary until you have been accepted into  CPSPD Executive Education program. After admission notification, we will send you an invoice via email; payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date. If admission is within 30 days prior to the start of the program, payment is due upon receipt of the invoice. Payment is required prior to the program start date. We accept payment by company cheque, bank wire transfer, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard). Details are included on the program invoice.

If you need to cancel or defer participation, you must submit your request in writing more than 30 days before the start of the program to receive a full refund. Due to program demand and the volume of preprogram preparation, cancellations or deferrals received 14 to 30 days prior to the start of the program are subject to a fee of one-half of the program fee. Requests received within 14 days are subject to full payment.


  • Although there are no formal educational requirements, admission is a selective process based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. We look for professionals who have demonstrated business talent and leadership potential.
  • CPSPD Executive Education programs enrich both participants and their organizations and require full commitment from each party.

Language Proficiency

  • We deliberately design our programs to encourage individual growth and to foster productive interaction among participants. For that reason, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.
  • Application Process
  • CPSPD must receive your application and any other required documents in order to prepare the application for review by the Admissions Committee.
  • To apply, you may use our online form or download an application.

Delivery Method

The programme will be delivered using the following methodologies: Lectures, discussions, syndicate work, Videos, case studies and exercises

Golden Tulip Hotel, 42/44 Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road,Lagos, Nigeria Mar 05 - 08 Mar, 2019
USD 5,000.00(The $5,000 program fee covers tuition, books, case materials, accommodations, and most meals. There is no application fee.)
NGN 1,510,000.00(The NGN1,510,000 program fee covers tuition, books, case materials, accommodations, and most meals. There is no application fee.)
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Dr Chris Egbu +2348023194131

Payment is required prior to the program start date. Organization sponsoring 2 participants will attract 10% discount and above 2 participants attracts 15% discount.
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