By Ojo Maduekwe
Dale Carnegie Training, the global training and management consulting firm with over 100 years of operation, has announced that it is opening a new franchise in Nigeria, starting operations as from September.
According to the firm’s Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Jean-Louis Van Doorne, “The addition of Dale Carnegie Training of Nigeria means that Nigerian businesses will have access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
“Through individual courses, as well as corporate solution strategies, we focus on giving people in business the opportunity to sharpen their skills and improve their performance in order to build positive, steady and profitable results.”
According to Doorne, Dale Carnegie Training courses are available in 29 languages throughout the world, with presence in almost 90 countries. “Dale Carnegie Training includes as its clients 400 of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 8,000,000 people have experienced Dale Carnegie Training through our over 2,700 certified trainers worldwide.”
Country Managing Director for Nigeria, Dale Carnegie Training, Patrick E. Nwakogo said “Joining the community in such a way to boost the Nigerian economy is a dream come true for us. DCT Nigeria will be a great resource for all local businesses and individuals hoping to, among other things, engage their employees, improve sales statistics and become great leaders.”
According to Nwakogo, “Dale Carnegie Training of Nigeria will begin operation in September 2013 at Lagos Resource Centre, Anifowoshe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos but will relocate to its purpose-designed office early in 2014. Dale Carnegie Training will also extend its services to businesses and individuals in Abuja, Port Harcourt and other major cities in Nigerian.”
Dale Carnegie Training emphasises practical principles and processes by designing programs that offer people the knowledge, skills and practices they need to add value to their business. Connecting proven solutions with real-world challenges, Dale Carnegie Training is recognized internationally as the leader in bringing out the best in people.
Dale Carnegie Training partners with middle market and large corporations as well as organizations to produce measurable business results by improving the performance of employees with emphasis on leadership, sales, team building and interpersonal relations, customer service, public speaking and presentations and other essential management skills.
Its corporate specialists work with individuals, groups and organisations to design solutions that unleash your employees’ potential, enabling your organization to reach the next level of performance. It also offers public courses, seminars and workshops, as well as in-house customized training, corporate assessments, online reinforcement and one-on-one coaching.