C-PET Workshops

CSO Profesionalism and Effectiveness Therapy (C-PET)

In September 2015, Access Bank and the CSR-in-Action entered an agreement to develop capacity for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria; to train at least 1000 CSOs by 2016.

CSOs have been widely recognised as the essential ‘third’ sector due to the positive influence their operations have on the state and the market. They are, therefore seen as an increasingly important agent for promoting elements of good governance including transparency, effectiveness, openness, responsiveness and accountability.

CSOs have been active in Nigeria since the 1930s and have since then grown into an increasing number of over 800 CSOs (as recorded by the Nigerian Network of NGOs (NNNGO)). The role of CSOs in sustainable development cannot be overemphasised. Unfortunately, CSO operations have been plagued with recurrent challenges, which indicate that some CSOs are incapacitated to achieve these goals. Based on research into this key sector, some recurrent challenges identified were: planning, implementation, financing, monitoring, and professional writing & communication.

Our partnership is, therefore, a tripartite approach to achieve the following through various capacity development initiatives. Our partnership aims:

  1. To provide affordable and relevant capacity building training to CSOs
  2. To inspire and drive professional ethics in the business operations of CSOs, thereby driving sustainability in social investment projects
  3. To create new solutions to the prevalent challenges faced by private organisations in seeking partnerships with CSOs.

So far, ten workshops have been held and has witnessed participation from over 528 persons from Civil Society Organisations on various far-reaching initiatives with diverse partners from world-class firms, including PwC, Total and Nigerian Breweries. The training is free and available to registered CSOs and NGOs in Nigeria.

C-PET Workshop

Love Quotient – Building and Sustaining High Performance Teams

Facilitator: Damilola Oluwatoyinbo (Dynamic speaker, Insightful writer and corporate trainer) The 18th C-PET training was held physically and virtually.  Over

C-PET Workshop


Facilitator: Bankole Oloruntoba – CEO, Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre (NCIC) In September 2019, the UN Secretary-General issued a clarion call

C-PET Workshop

Managing Your Non-Profit Finances and Business Continuity

Facilitator: Dr Francis Okoye, Faculty Member, Lagos Business School The 11th C-PET training was held virtually this year due to

Mobilising women for change
C-PET Workshop

Mobilising Women for Change

Facilitator: Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise for Change Initiative Throughout history, the central role of women in society has

C-PET Workshop

Governance and Decision Making

Facilitators: Mr Soji Apampa, the Founder and Executive Director, Convention on Business Integrity (CBI) Mr Oluseyi Oyebisi, the Executive Director,

C-PET Workshop

Collaboration – Organising a Successful Community Outreach

Facilitators: Mr Olusesan Samuel-Kayode, Team Lead Training and Advocacy, Freedom Foundation Mr Michael Sunbola, President and Founder Lagos Food Bank

C-PET Workshop

Stakeholder and Community Engagement

Facilitators: Igazeuma Okoroba, Social Development Practitioner, Proleap Consulting  Emete Tonukari, Head, HR Business Partner, Nigerian Breweries  Resulting from the high need for developing competency in community and stakeholder

C-PET Workshop

Brand and Communication Management

Facilitators: Brian Anigbo, Manager, – Creative Strategy, Zenera Consulting  Soromidayo George, Director, Corporate Affairs, Unilever  Tosin Mfon, Corporate Communications, Access Bank  CSR-in-Action Consulting is Nigeria’s foremost and expert partner

C-PET Workshop

Report, Proposal and Grant Writing

Facilitators: Linda Bembatoum, Enterprise Creative (Founder, Third Sector Development Solutions)  Bekeme Masade-Olowola, Executive Director, CSR-in-Action  Resulting from the high preference for developing competency in

C-PET Workshop

Entrepreneurship for Non-profits

Facilitators: Timothy Ikhide, Management consultant, Mitwork Limited  ‘Deremi Atanda, Executive Director, SystemSpecs  The Entrepreneurship for Non-profits: Developing a Sustainability Mindset training was held on Thursday, 15th


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