We identify talents with the basic values and ability through our diverse initiatives and programmes.
We identify talents with the basic values and ability through our diverse initiatives and programmes.
We equip, support, train, build and mentor these identified talents to develop leadership skills in them. We achieve this through our leadership club, internship and training initiatives. Again, we nurture these talents financially, materially and through scholarship initiatives.
We help by supporting their vision, ideas or projects to realization. We build platforms for the expression of their diverse talents for societal benefits with lasting impact by placing these aspiring leadersin organizations and structures that eventually help bring out their innate leadership abilities.
Nothing gives hope to a people like good and purposeful leadership. Whether in the home, work place or the country, everything in life rises and falls on leadership. In the words of John C. Maxwell, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way”. Such a leader will make a success out of any organization or institution any day. But sadly, this kind of leaders are scarce within the shores of our great and endowed nation. Impact Your World Leadership Initiative is born at such an opportuned time as this to fill this leadership void.
Our resolute pursuit will be to IDENTIFY, NURTURE, EMPOWER individuals and organizations that will embrace purposeful leadership values in their day to day endeavours to see the fortunes of Nigeria overturned and managed rightly for the common good of all. We are going to collaborate with leaders and organizations who have distinguished themselves in exemplifying sound leadership qualities to raise leaders as change agents in their respective career and pursuits. Our training, mentorship and empowerment programs will all be tailored to imparting set values that will correct leadership pitfalls bringing about lasting impact in our society.
IMPARTING the principles of transformational Leadership through life changing practical experiences, mentoring, training and service to humanity.
Raising purpose-driven LEADERS as change agents by imparting set values to transform our society and make lasting impact
The Leadership Training Conference 2017 held by the Impact Your World Leadership Initiative (IYWLI) was indeed an eye-opener, a reminder, a life sharpener and a life transforming experience for me. On arrival at the Lekki Peninsula Resort, I couldn’t help but notice the ambience of the environment. It was different from the regular school environment which I came from. The reception of the hosts was indeed impressive. During the course of the training, a better version of me was created every day. Every course was lit. Words can’t particularly describe how much the conference has improved me but I would try my best. The following (and more) are what the conference has made of me:
Leadership has become clear to me that it is beyond holding a position – this, I intend to share to my fellow friends, ILC members, neighbours, family and Nigerian youths. I am grateful to Engr. Akin B. Odumakinde, Mrs Yinka Odumakinde, Mr Joseph Baiyekusi, Mr Seyi Oladeji, Mr Sunkanmi (Camp Commandant), all facilitators and every staff of IYWLI for impacting my life.
- I can talk to people with my heads up.
- I live with the mentality that I am in no competition with anyone but myself.
- Making impact has become my daily resolution.
- I challenge myself (I used to think I can never combine working with schooling, I am currently applying for jobs via STUTERN)
- My ability to comprehend lecture notes have tremendously increased (thanks to Mr. Benson’s class)
- I no longer believe in mediocrity
- The desire to make Nigeria and the world a better place has been kindled and is still burning.Olanrewaju Fatimat Adenike,
My experience at the ILA was a memorable experience. One that I cannot ever forget because it marks a transition of being unproductive to being productive in my society and the world at large. To me, my ILA started when I entered a bus from Bayelsa to Lagos. Though not knowing what was ahead of me, I arrived at the venue like one without purpose but in reality I had not found my purpose. It became more exciting to me when I had the opportunity of exchanging pleasantries with other students who also came to the academy, thinking that was all to it. Then, my first mind blowing event was when we all got the opportunity of entering into the hall and our names where written and tagged to specific sits. We were given the opportunity of introducing ourselves. One may ask, how that was important?. To me, it gave me an understanding of how I should think about myself, after hearing how amazingly and graciously people talked about themselves and their passion for life. There came the second day at the academy. I went into the hall still not knowing what was expected of me, but I got caught into the moment seeing how people dressed as if they were in the world’s biggest business college. I got more excited when I was told about the three ‘’buckets’’ by Mr. Joseph Bayiekusi (popularly known as Mr. JB.) which contained leadership development, personal development and understanding ILC visions and operations. Then came my first lecture about self-discovery and temperaments by Mrs. Christine Bayiekusi. This made know who I am and why I was there. My purpose was found at that moment and I came to the understanding that it does not matter if you are sanguineous, choleric, melancholic or phlegmatic, what is important is using what you are to achieve great purposes. Then came other lectures like ‘’Developing the leadership within you’’ by Aina Olusola Olayinka, ‘’Visionary leadership and Understanding ILC structures and visions’’ by Joseph Bayiekusi, ‘’Nigeria and your patriotic role’’ by Gbenga Ademujimi, ‘’Reason ILC club admission and induction’’ by Seyi Oladeji, ‘’Effective funding for club operations and management’’ by Joseph A. Carew, ‘’Technology and academic excellence’’ by Benson Godwin. All these sharpened and added meaning to my purpose, for which I would ever be grateful to these great teachers. Not forgetting the fun part of it all, my visit to DELTAAFRIK and EKO ATLANTIC (the Dubai of Nigeria), I had one of the most exciting experience in my life. I’m ever grateful to Engr. Akin Odumakinde, who gave me an opportunity to be graduate of ILA. A very big thank you to Mr. Joseph Bayiekusi for your good works and how you believed in me Mr. Seyi for taking time to go through all our emails and the opportunity given to me to win the best elevator speech of 2017 ILA. Thanks to all the crew members of ILA, I’ll forever be grateful for the life transforming moments I experienced.Clement Metizeya,
Impact leadership academy was a solution to one of my challenges as a chapter president. For some reasons, my executives did not know so much about ILC, motivating them to an acceptable level was a big issue to me; this also affected our activities as a chapter. But right there in the conference they caught that fire I had always desired in them. It was also an avenue for us to bond better. Not only are they fully motivated now, they have become proactive too, I pray it continues. The conference was a time of frank personal development. My knowledge about temperament got better, I had a better understanding of visionary and transformational leadership, I had fun and I met amazing people. To think that I had attended the academy before but nothing seemed old to me, it was a total fresh new package. To me I think there is something spiritual about IYWLI that is passing on to ILC. The first conviction was when I heard the vision was from God and the success stories all around the organization; there is no doubt that the hand of God Himself is doing the wonders. Again I found out that the two points Mr. Godwin Benson talked about during his lecture on academic excellence (internal and external factors) were the exact two points I gave when I had an opportunity to speak to medical students during an academic seminar some weeks back. So it has been a divine and awesome connection in all. For all of these, I want to appreciate Engr. Akin Odumakinde and the entire crew of Impact your world leadership initiative for yet another opportunity to become a better person. I will forever remain grateful. Together we will make impact.Nwachukwu Charles N.,
My experience in ILA season II is something that I really express exquisitely with all the English words in my vocabulary. It changed my psyche, personal nature, in fact my whole being. It was exciting, intriguing, inspiring, tasking, fun, educating, fascinating, interesting and the adjectives continue on and on. I stepped into theILA house "empty" and came out "filled" and "fired up for change". In all, if am to express my experience in ILA using a sentence, I will say it was indeed a life changing experience (as the Facilitators had prophesied). I felt God's presence in the form of "Love" from my first day through to the last day of departure from the Academy venue.Shimaor Mbaidoove Ruth,
Attending the Impact Leadership Academy is one of the best things that ever happened to me. I came expecting, but everything I experienced, were far above my expectations. At ILA, my mind was reconfigured for greatness, I learnt how to make good choices and discover truly what I should be doing with my life. I learnt that I should strive to create value instead of money.Precious Chukundah, University of Portharcourt
As I think of it right now, I know that the academy has left an indelible mark in my life. The whole package is mind blowing. These people had the time to sit one on one with as many students that are interested and listen to them, answer their questions and advise them!! Hmmm, this is none like ever before! Really, it is only with time that I will get to unravel the wisdom learnt from Impact Leadership Academy.Eneastor Chiamaka Uchenna, University of Uyo
The wonderful displays at the talent hunt and debate on “Democracy, the Best Form of Government in Nigeria” demonstrated the powerof team work and the creativity of the Nigerian youth; these were inspirations for me at the Academy. It enabled me to practice working under pressure and limited time.Charles Tamunotein Otokini, University of Portharcourt
The academy gave me an opportunity to mirror myself and understand that life is all about impacting your world through small but consistent positive changes. You could begin the national change just by changing yourself, your family, school, colleagues at work or immediate environment, and the multiplier effect will take place.Bokolo Onizibe, Niger Delta University
ILA, for me, was an experience that, if I had a chance to go through once more, I would over and over again. From the lectures to the hospitality, the lecturers to fellow participants, the atmosphere was just phenomenal. For the first time in a long while, I came across people from different climes that were united in purpose, namely: causing a positive change in society, in the shortest possible time.Agbor, Endurance Okpa, Former President of ILC UNICAL
The segment that was most impactful to me was the team session, where we had to accomplish tasks in teams as it taught me the essentials of networking, team work and managing others.My heartfelt thanks goes to the President of the Impact Your World Leadership Initiative and MD/CEO of Delta Afrik Group, Engr. Akin Odumakinde for his diligence in accomplishing his God given task of raising leaders and creating a new Nigeria. Only few persons will accomplish such a task as this with so much enthusiasm and impeccable excellence as he has.John Alex, Former President of ILC UNIUYO
I came into the Academy with a spectator kind of attitude, not expecting much. But with each lecture, activity and award, I realized that in life every opportunity is supposed to be taken seriously because it might never come again.Otiti Salvation Totime, Niger Delta University
Having acquired what it takes to develop team-spirit through ILA, I was able to coordinate and restore unity in a team of disgruntled members as a result of the embezzlement of the platoon’s funds by the platoon leader. Though aggrieved, I was able to convince them to attend to our allotted duties despite all odds; little did I know I was being observed by an NYSC official.Udosen, Alfred Akpan, University of Uyo
My expectations were beaten even before the end of the first day at the Academy. I expected a change but I experienced a revolution and a complete transformation of my outlook on life and the reason for my existence. In all my 21 years on this earth, the Impact Leadership Academy is the best thing that has ever happened to me. In my rebirth experience at the academy, there was a paradigm shift in my mind set and orientation from the old me who feels I am still young and have time and wants to make money through advocacy for my immediate family to the new me who realizes the time to start is now and most importantly that to exist is to make impact in my society, in Nigeria and the world at large, and that I cease to exist until I start making impact.Igbanibo Eniye Alex, Niger Delta University