A leading executive education provider, TEXEM UK, concluded its customised quasi-Judiciary Leadership Development programme with the theme, “Strategic Leadership For Success in an Unknown Tomorrow”, recently.
The programme, which was held in mid May, 2023, was designed to equip Nigerian quasi-judiciary leaders with the necessary skills to navigate and succeed in challenging and unpredictable times.
The programme’s unique features included a tour visit to the Taylor House Tax Chamber hearing rooms and a hosting by the President of the First-tier Tribunal Tax Chamber, Upper Tribunal Judge Sinfield, and the President of the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber), Justice Bacon, DBE. The participants also visited the Emirates Stadium with an opportunity for lunch at the London Chamber of Commerce.
The programme was facilitated by a team of distinguished and eminent thought leaders in leadership, strategy, and diplomacy, including Rt. Hon. James Duddridge, Ambassador Charles Crawford, Prof. Paul Griffith, Dr. Alim Abubakre, Prof. Ian Kessler, and Musliu Adeola. These experts brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the programme, ensuring that participants gained valuable insights into leadership strategies and practices essential for success in today’s volatile and complex environment through applying TEXEM’s unique, tested, and proven methodologies.
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The visit to the Taylor House Tax Chamber was a particularly unique and valuable aspect of the programme. Participants had the opportunity to observe real-life cases and proceedings, gaining an in-depth understanding of the workings of the UK legal system. In addition, this experience provided delegates with a practical perspective on applying the principles and concepts they had learned throughout the programme.
Ian Kessler, professor of public policy and management at King’s Business School and fellow of the University of Oxford, one of the faculties at the programme said of the programme: “It was stimulating and enjoyable to work with the Nigerian quasi-judiciary on the TEXEM programme. We examined approaches to negotiation as a route to influence and success. This included exploring bargaining environments, strategies, and tactics to develop the quasi-judiciary leaders’ negotiation skills. The session encouraged reflection on the nature and pursuit of negotiation in the tribunal context. Participants were able to participate in role-play negotiation exercises, and there was lively and insightful discussion on the issues raised, with participants bringing their considerable experience and extensive knowledge to bear. I was grateful to be able to contribute to such an excellent TEXEM leadership programme”.
“It was a privilege to work with leaders from the Nigerian quasi-judiciary to explore the topic of strategic leadership to deliver transformational change in organisations. We explored a range of powerful frameworks and concepts that deliver practical high performance outcomes for organisations. Throughout the programme the participants were able to apply the ideas to their context and identify real opportunities for personal and collective action that will make a real difference in their roles, for their teams and for the overall organisation. Yet again TEXEM have created an excellent development programme that enriches the learning and experiences of the leaders who took the opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills,” said Paul Griffith, the world’s first professor of management to lead a team to launch a rocket to space
Sir James, a member of UK parliament and former UK minister who has worked with three UK prime ministers, also said: “It was enjoyable to speak to Nigerian judges about the challenges faced in business, politics and diplomacy. Coming together in London provided the space for reflection and independent thinking. The carefully crafted programme facilitated existing relationships to flourish and new ones to form. I found the group to be stimulated by the broad-based and inspirational executive development programmes organised by TEXEM under the leadership of Alim Abubakre. TEXEM have developed a formula and a team that is well placed to offer flexible, professional coaching drawing on a wide and eclectic panel of quality faculty.”
For Ambassador Charles Crawford, illustrious adviser to world leaders: “This group of TEXEM masterclass judges came with a senior background in taxation law. They presented a lively, interested and astute audience. My own sessions covering different Communications Skills techniques featured a lot of vigorous to and fro on the issues and examples raised, making for an excellent learning experience for all of us.”
Testimonials from some of the participants in the programme contained praises for the impact and quality of the quasi-Judiciary development programme.
“TEXEM is a very serious consultancy organisation. I’m rating them as such because of the calibre of resources that have been mobilised to interact with us to discuss all the issues that are needed in building our leadership capacity further, in ensuring that the Tax Appeal Tribunal becomes the best adjudicator of taxes in Africa and even globally. So I am very, very impressed with them, and I recommend them to other institutions that are serious about ensuring effective leadership and management,” said Kabiru Isa Dandago Bayero, a professor and commissioner, Tax Appeal Tribunal.
“The training sessions have been very stimulating. We were able to gather a lot of leadership and strategic information that will be very useful as a leader, you know, in our respective organisations, and then the faculty members that, you know, deliver the sessions are very active and energetic, and the lecture sessions are very stimulating and engaging. … TEXEM is a good platform for advancing leadership training, and I would recommend them for any organisations or institutions that are desirous of improving their workforce in leadership and strategic policy making,” said Olatunde Julius Otusanya, a professor and commissioner of the Tax Appeal Tribunal.
Alim Abubakre, founder of TEXEM, UK, opined that this successful programme for senior judges exemplifies TEXEM’s unwavering commitment to improving the world through better leadership. Through her tested and proven methodology in inspiring leaders to be strategic and more impactful as well as championing additional enduring contributions to good governance and nation-building, TEXEM is at the cutting edge of changing the world.