Centre for Management Development: Things to Know

Centre for Management Developmen

The Nigerian Council for Management Development (NCMD) founded the Centre for Management Development (CMD) in 1973 as the operational arm of the Nigerian Council for Management Development (NCMD).

CENTRE FOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT

This resource organization is charged with regulating standards, developing managerial professionals for the country, and providing a wide variety of skills to improve management and leadership quality in order to achieve national economic objectives.

Despite the fact that the Centre for Management Development (CMD) was founded in 1973, it was Decree 51 on October 4, 1976, that granted legal status to both the Council and the Centre. In 2004, the Federal Executive Council authorized the merging of the CMD with the National Centre for Economic Management and Administration (NCEMA), Ibadan, in accordance with the Federal Government’s reform strategy.

As a consequence of the merger, the CMD now has the added duty of strengthening the abilities of public officials involved in economic planning, budgeting, project design, execution, and monitoring, as well as the development and implementation of economic policy.

THE NIGERIAN COUNCIL FOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT’S FUNCTIONS (NCMD)

The following specific functions were assigned to the Council by Act 51 of 1976:

To advise the Minister (that is, the Federal Minister of National Planning) on policies, plans, and programs for the enhancement of the number, quality, and effective use of the country’s managerial manpower resources in all sectors of the economy.

To develop rules and procedures for the nationwide coordination of management education and training operations.

Develop and promote strong national management education, entrepreneurial growth, and supervisory training standards.

Keep a record of training institutes and their programs, including subjects, locations, standards, duration, kind, and fees.

To help, on occasion, the training programs offered by institutions included in the above-mentioned register in assessing their competency and if they need financial assistance from Council.

To offer a platform for representatives from the public and commercial sectors, as well as management training institutes, to share information and views on current trends in management education and training.

THE CENTRE FOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT’S FUNCTIONS (CMD)

According to Section 16 of Decree 51, the following are the functions of the Centre for Management Development (CMD):

The supply of background information and other technical data to the Council in support of its policymaking and coordination duties;

Provision of management consulting and advisory services to Nigerian businesses.

Creating and maintaining an up-to-date library for management research.

Journals, research articles, and books on current management and supervisory approaches are published.

Sponsoring, promoting, and conducting research on all elements of management and related disciplines as they relate to the Nigerian situation.

The Federal Government has given the Centre additional responsibilities from time to time. For example, in 1977, the Federal Executive Council directed the Centre to assist in the development of the small-scale industrial sub-sector of the economy by designing and providing suitable training packages for small-scale industries across the country.

In addition, the FG instructed the CMD to focus more on creating programs to improve the performance of parastatals with significant management difficulties in the Fourth National Development Plan (1981-85).

THE CENTRE FOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT’S VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT (CMD)

The Centre for Management Development’s mission is to stimulate, promote, and coordinate management development for the achievement of management excellence in Nigeria and beyond. Its vision is to be a world-class management development institution that sets standards for excellence in management development and economic administration.

THE CENTRE FOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT’S MANDATE (CMD)

The Centre’s mandate includes the following:

  • Managerial Manpower Development Policy Making, Promotion, and Coordination.
  • Management Trainers and Training Institutions are accredited and registered.
  • Management Consultancy and Advisory Services.
  • Management Development Reference Library.
  • Sponsoring, promoting, and conducting studies on many aspects of management development.
  • Modern Management Journals, Research Papers, and Books are published.
  • Quality Control and Best Practice Benchmarking in Manpower Development.

CENTRE FOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT OFFICES IN NIGERIA CONTACT DETAILS/ADDRESSES

The Centre has a corporate headquarters in Abuja, a training facility in Lagos, and six-zone offices in Owerri, Kano, Abuja, Gombe, Ibadan, and Lagos, with the following addresses:

CMD TRAINING COMPLEX

  • Address: Management Village,
  • Shangisha, Lagos State.

CMD CORPORATE HEAD OFFICE

  • Address: 48, Agadez Street,
  • Off Aminu Kano Crescent,
  • Wuse II, Abuja.

CMD ZONAL OFFICES

The following are the addresses of the Centre for Management Development’s different zone offices in Nigeria:

ABUJA ZONAL OFFICE

KANO ZONAL OFFICE

  • African Alliance Building,
  • F1, Sanni Abacha Way,
  • (formerly Airport Road),
  • Kano State.

UYO ZONAL OFFICE

  • 131, Udo-Umana Street,
  • Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State.

GOMBE ZONAL OFFICE

  • 388, 3rd Floor,
  • New Federal Secretariat,
  • Gombe, Gombe State.

IBADAN ZONAL OFFICE

  • Room 123 & 129,
  • Federal Secretariat Complex,
  • Ikoloba, Ibadan,
  • Oyo State.

OWERRI ZONAL OFFICE

  • 1, Amamasi Close,
  • NdubusiKanu Avenue,
  • Off Concord Avenue,
  • Behind Concord Hotel,
  • New Owerri, Imo State.

After the inauguration of the Head Office in Lagos in 1974, the Kano office was created. The Abuja office was opened in 1999, served as a liaison office until 2002. The purpose of the Area offices was to bring the Centre’s operations closer to different regions of the country. A Zonal Coordinator leads each Zonal Office and reports to the Director, Director-Office. General’s

Conclusion

For those who study management, business administration, and many other minitrial courses, this will be a good guide for you, perhaps you may look into this direction to develop your career. Also, you can be on the lookout in their various offices to see if there are vacancies you may fill in.

Also, for many business organizations that may require the service of a professional body, you may do your background check of the organization you are bringing in to train your staff from this center as well.

So that is all we have for you, if there are other things you need to know, we will update you as soon as possible.

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