CEOs Urged to Embrace Action Learning for Organisational Transformation


Ugo Aliogo
Nigerian Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) have been enjoined to embrace action learning methodologies to transform their organisations.
Action learning is an approach to solving real problems that involves taking action and reflecting upon the results, which helps improve the problem-solving process, as well as the solutions developed by the team.

The CEO of Business School Netherlands in Nigeria, Mr. Lere Baale, made this call in a statement, while also announcing that all was set for the graduation of 74 fresh MBAs of the School in Scheveningen, The Netherlands.

Baale noted that CEOs face onerous internal vulnerabilities and external challenges in an economy fraught with puzzling and chaotic conditions.
This, he said was why BSN launched a special MBA for CEOs as a unique proposition designed to help CEO’s achieve company-wide transformation while equipping them with tough skills to ride the waves of changing economic climate, and achieve sustainable leadership in their respective industries.
A total of 74 fresh MBA Graduates of Business School Netherlands would graduate in The Netherlands this Saturday.

In all, 11 Nigerians scored distinctions (including one Cum Laude) in their final dissertations in the Executive MBA programme while two Nigerians also achieved overall distinctions.
Baale pointed out that the graduands had undergone a programme that toughened their mind to adopt action-oriented solutions through BSN’s proprietary ‘action learning,’ a scientific learning methodology, which enabled them to experience direct impact of what they learnt on themselves, their work, their organisations and their future.

According to him, BSN’s unique teaching and learning methods had earned the school accolades across the world and endeared it to students, graduates and employers worldwide and particularly in Nigeria.
He therefore enjoined Nigerian CEOs and managers desirous of internationally acknowledged MBA certificates to save themselves the financial stress and mental rigor of funding and procuring international travelling documents and take advantage of the BSN’s presence in Nigeria and its Special MBA for CEOs to fulfil their ambitions.

His reason is that “the BSN MBA is awof BSN.
The intent of BSNN Action Learning is to contribute to higher education in management learning and facilitate the development of African CEOs and managers’ skills, knowledge, research capabilities and ability to take action with regards to the problems, prospects and challenges facing their own organisations.

The programmes offered by the school carry the intrinsic character of the Action Learning methodology with a highly relevant approach to effective management development, which has proven to be one of the critical factors resulting in the business school’s current position as the leading provider of MBA Studies, recognised in Europe.

The Nigerian outreach of BSN commenced operations in October 2003 as one of the affiliate learning centres of Business School Netherlands across the world and operates from purpose-built facilities in Ikeja, Lagos and study centres in Abuja and Port Harcourt.
Furthermore, Baale stated that the vision of Business School Netherlands is to be global provider of excitingly different learning experiences that enable CEOs and managers learn faster than the prevailing rate of change.

He added: “We have kept true to our mission to contribute to higher education in management learning; and facilitate the development of African managers’ skills, knowledge, research capabilities and ability to take action with regards to the problems, prospects and challenges facing their own organisations.”