As we maintain a lock down on many fronts, use this opportunity to reflect on your career repositioning while keeping safe.
A professor of chemistry in a reputable African University recently told me 'I follow a chemistry curriculum which I teach but I have no idea how to guide students towards a chemistry-related career except they want to be lecturers like me'
This is not even an African situation because even UK lecturers struggle with it which is why they have robust career support units. But then how many UK career units understand how to guide international students about their careers when they return back to their home countries? Guess what? Very few.
In Africa, career units exists in universities but they lack knowledge and expertise and even students don't know they exist.
It is against all these backdrops, we have produced one of the most comprehensive online career program - Career Enhancement Programme Online (CEPO) - see & pre-register at www.flexylearn.com/cepo
Contact me if you want a partnership to make the programme available to students and professionals.
I will be delivering a Facebook Live Session on April 13th at
6pm UK Time to launch CEPO (@drakanimoodonafricatours)
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You can be locked down but you don't need to be locked out. Engage your mind, advance your skills, refresh your ambitions and activate your visions.
Since I announced the pre registration for our Career Enhancement Programme Online (CEPO), it has been great to see different Vice Chancellors, Deans and Directors of Careers and Entrepreneurship contact me to request the programme for their students. Most agree that they lack the expertise to help their students’ careers.
It has also been great to see great interest from different organisations and companies wanting it for their staff and recently government bodies wanting it as part of their youth development initiative.
Check and pre-register for this at www.flexylearn.com/cepo or contact me if you want a strategic partnership to make this available to different people.
Unlock your potentials and stay SAFE!!
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Staying at home and wondering what to do? Feeling anxious and wondering how to spend your time? Unsure about your studies, work or future career?
It’s a great time to keep busy developing yourself, re-connecting with your life's purpose and updating your career strategies. Let us help you do that!!!! Pre-register now for our comprehensive and practical Career Enhancement Programme Online - CEPO, and get clarity, guidance and inspiration. 70 short videos covering all career aspects, multiple international guest talks, PowerPoint presentations, excerpts from The Graduate Code, multiple career questions and answers etc, all for a highly subsidised fee.
Join my Facebook Live Session on the 13th of April, same day the course goes live.
Pre-register at www.flexylearn.com/cepo
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Are students partners or just customers of Universities? Either way students do not deserve the treatment they get from many African Universities. In my view, the state of respect and treatment of students in a university and the power students have is proportional to the quality of education and international reputation of that university.
So a Nigerian lecturer comes to class to teach and was so bad that the students complained they were not ready for their exams. So he promises them that he will make sure they all pass the examination irrespective.
Well what he hadn't realised was that a student recorded him on their phone. That video got to the authorities and the lecturer was sanctioned with no pay.
This week I have been helping host 45 directors of distance education and Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities at the University of London where I am the Africa Adviser.
As I discussed with stakeholders in academia this month, it has become clear that when a university focuses on students above all, and not treat them like it's a favour, everything works.
I deal with this in great dimensions in my new course which is one of the most comprehensive and practical career and employability online course you would ever see - Career Enhancement Programme Online (CEPO) which goes live on April 13th.
Check out the course outline and get ready for a ride!! Information for pre- registrations, reseller agreements and partnership opportunities will become available soon.
Join my career telegram group and get huge subsidies and scholarships when the course goes live next month - https://t.me/joinchat/Msx-qA01jUyMM6nJLGtIQw...
The data in academia about women disenfranchisement is shocking but then I watched a documentary yesterday titled 'This Changes Everything' about women in movies and it broke my heart. Check this!! Of the top 100 grossing films of 2018, 85% of writers were Male
Of the top grossing films of 2018, only 11 were women from an under-represented racial/ethnic group in a lead or co-lead role.
In 2018, 77.8% of the reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes are Male.
In 2018, 92% of the directors of the top 250 domestic releases were Male.
In almost a century, only 1 woman has ever won the Academy Award for Best Director.
However, the top 100 grossing films had 38.1% more commercials success when a woman was the lead than when a man was even though male leads has twice more screen time than female leads, yet the success of a female-driven film is still considered a fluke.
This is when it got scary:
Out of the 101 top grossing G-rated (kids) movies from 1990 to 2005, 72% of speaking roles were Male and more than 4 out of 5 narrators were men. So even young girls grow up to feel under represented and silenced.
Now I am really scared to find out what the Africa statistics would be.
The empowerment of women and girls is a social, ethical, environmental and ECONOMIC emergency and the participation of men in promoting this agenda is a non-negotiable imperative. No more lips service!!! the time is now.
I will be speaking at the International Business Summit and the Real Women Summit organised by Dr Nellie Kangwa in Lusaka Zambia where over 2,000 women are expected to be in attendance -April 16th to 18th. You don't want to miss this summit!!! Happy International Women's Day to the incredible women all over the world....
It is exactly two years that I was hosted and honoured by the Association of Bursar’s of Nigerian Universities after I trained them on ‘Strategies of Resource Mobilisation’. Two years after, that training has evolved into a Continental programme - Programme on Internationalization of Education and Enterprise (PIE) - and over 50 universities in Africa hAve benefited from it and growing.
When you have a vision, there is a mission, what you need is motivation and dedication to keep that vision in motion.
Watch out for my new Career Enhancement Programme Online - CEPO, an incredible online course developed on the back of my best-selling book ‘The Graduate Code’ that will transform your studies and careers - 62 videos, 5 modules and 21 Units over two weeks at an incredible give-away price.
Submit a simple career plan and get a Certificate of Completion.
Downloads begin next month. To register interest and keep updated on this - join my Career Telegram Group https://t.me/joinchat/Msx-qA01jUyMM6nJLGtIQw...
It was an absolute pleasure to complete my Malawian book tour with a television interview on one of the most popular shows on Malawian TV.
My man Joan Chakhaza grilled me like crazy on Zodiak TV. If you want to hear new insights in careers, education and employment, you need to watch this interview - https://youtu.be/R6UPNeoNC4s
The interview is a teaser to my new online course designed and produced on the back of the book and will become available for downloads in April 2020. The Career Enhancement Programme Online (CEPO) is made of 62 short videos, 5 modules and 21 units. The course will transform your career.
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On the average, what Images do you find when you google 'Women Work in Asia, Europe and Africa!' Women Work Asia Google Images reveals women in offices while Women Work Europe Google Images reveal women in urban sector work environments.
However Women Work Africa Google Images reveals women farming, fetching water or carrying firewood. Don't Africa have strong and successful women in offices and urban environments?
Whose fault is this? Is it google? The media? Government or women not promoting themselves? Africa must take charge of its narrative and Africa youth have a role to play!!! This week I facilitated a training session on the Sustainable Development Goals to over 60 top professionals from 10 African countries and over 30 of them were strong women.
It soon became clear that the issue of gender cuts across all sectors and Africa and its institutions have long way to go.
My new online course - the Career Enhancement Programme Online (CEPO) is designed to support and empower women in Africa, whether students, graduates or professionals- watch this space !!!! All slides was put together by Dr Cynthia Forson Join my career telegram group https://t.me/joinchat/Msx-qA01jUyMM6nJLGtIQw #africa #mycareer #transformingeducation #cepo #youth #institutions...