Dr. Peter Ogudoro

Dr. Peter Ogudoro is a versatile Educationist, Professional Counsellor, and Communication, Innovation and Development Consultant who is currently researching into Africa's Development Problems. Of particular interest to him is how Innovative Education and Development Communication can lift marginalized Africans out of poverty. He is the CEO of Ogudoro Leadership Trainers and Management Consultants, an organization that has operated in Nigeria for over two decades as trainers and consultants with focus on human capacity building for individuals, groups, organizations, and governments. Prior to launching the firm, he played administrative roles in the then National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) for 10 years.

He trained both within and outside Nigeria, and is an alumnus of University of Calabar, where he did his undergraduate studies in Education, Guidance and Counselling and Political Science, ESUT Business School where he studied for a master's degree in Business Administration (with emphasis on Human Resources Management), and the Graduate Institute of International Development and Applied Economics of the University of Reading, UK, where he studied for another master's degree (in Communication for Innovation and Development). He later successfully studied for a PhD in Education at the University's Institute of Education. His doctoral research focused on access to Human Capital Development Platforms, Attitudinal Change and Perception Management.

He also holds Professional Certificates and Diplomas in Public Relations and Marketing as well as Presentation. He is winner of Business Education Examinations Council Distinguished Graduate Award, 2001, Lagos State House of Assembly Education Role Model Award, 2004/2005, BEEC Special Award for Excellence and Role Model in Career Development, Creativity and Innovative Management, 2016, and Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Lagos Chapter LaPRIGA Trainer of the Year, 2017. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Nebo Foundation, a charity empowering disadvantaged people in society by giving them access to quality education.

He is a highly sought-after speaker, author of three books, and is Fellow, Strategic Finance and Administrative Institute, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Member, Nigerian Institute of Management, Member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Associate Member, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK), Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK), Member, Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (UK), Member, Public Affairs Network (UK), Member, Chartered Institute of Public Relations (UK), and Member, Public Relations Society of America.

He is the Porgramme Administrator of the Development Communication Accelerated Certification Programme which is focusing on helping graduates and experienced practitioners of the Public Relations profession in Nigeria to acquire cutting-edge skills in order to become globally competitive and relevant. He has presided over Ogudoro Leadership Trainers and Management Consultants as Chief Executive Officer since 1994 and is Nigeria’s leading trainer in Public Relations and Development Practice.  Dr. Peter Ogudoro has for over two decades now been a loyal servant of the professional community in Nigeria. He has served the Advertising Practitioners council of Nigeria as an Examiner and played significant other roles in a good number of other professional bodies in the country. His focus for over two decades has been on capacity building for individuals, groups, organizations, and governments as well as the design, installation and maintenance of systems that promote managerial excellence and corporate effectiveness. He has used the platform of his firm to prepare thousands of candidates for diverse local and international public and professional examinations over the years. He has used the same platform to train workers at in-plant level across industries and services including the Armed Forces, Police and Para-Military agencies. He has done advocacy in the past two decades for millions of young people in Nigeria desiring access to quality education and gainful employment and has become a highly sought-after analyst on social issues by the Nigerian media.

Dr. Peter Ogudoro is Africa's leading career strategist and the world's leading expert on how to forge a synergy between professional bodies and the academia for easy access to higher education for young people in the developing world.  The higher education research he has undertaken in Europe in the last five years has produced results that will potentially enable millions of higher education aspirants in Nigeria and other developing countries gain easy access to higher education and gain skills that will make them productive members of the global society.

The recommendations of his research will potentially resolve the problems usually associated with the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted annually by The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) when faithfully implemented by the Nigerian government. Government action along this line has the potential to save Nigeria more than a trillion naira annually, upgrade the quality of education in the country, generate thousands of jobs for Nigerian youths, reduce the incidence of advanced fee fraud to the barest minimum, strengthen faith in the Nigerian banking system and promote trust within the Nigerian socioeconomic and political system.

The research has been facilitated by the training and development experiences he has received at the Henley Business School, England, PopUp Business School, England, University of Surrey, England, University of Oxford, England (courtesy of the Economic and Social Research Council in England), The Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondheim, Norway, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, University of Cambridge, England, and The Federal Institute for Educational Research, Innovation & Development of the Austrian School System, Salzburg, Austria as well as the training he received on "Justice through education" in Gothenburg, Sweden which was facilitated by The Nordic Centre of Excellence, JustEd based at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Relying on the results of his education research, he is currently collaborating with both commercial and not-for-profit organizations to assist people from financially constrained families to access high quality education at a cost they can afford. The project which is empowering thousands of people with knowledge and scholarships is using the platform of SMARTCAREERS. Bright students in secondary school are being groomed to access universities in USA and  other advanced societies for high quality higher education so they can liberate their families from financial insecurity. Students in tertiary institutions are acquiring Employability skills that enable them to earn healthy income while in school. You may wish to join his network on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/peterogudoro. You can also follow him at www.twitter.com/peterogudoro and www.instagram.com/peterogudoro. It is equally fine to ask for his friendship on Facebook (www.facebook.com/peterogudoro ).

Dr. Peter Ogudoro's books, Success Mindset and Right Thinking Right Actions have a high capacity to help people turn their current challenges into stepping stones for extraordinary accomplishment.  Click here for access to the books. To approach him for projects, call +2348023249654.

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Images of  Dr. Peter Ogudoro- Left: Observing Trainee professional Public Relations Practitioners while serving as Programme Administrator of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations Accelerated Certification programme (2011). Photo 1 below: Interacting with visitors to his stand at an Education Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden which focused on Equity and Justice through Education (2016). He was the only African Educationist selected to participate. Photo 2 below: Field Walk during an Education Conference at Cambridge University, England which focused on Environmental Education and Education for Sustainability (2016). He was the only African Educationist selected to participate.

Below: Peter Ogudoro speaking on Creativity and Personal Empowerment at RCCG Holy Ghost Congress, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, Nigeria (2012), and observing Nigeria's national anthem/having a chat with the then Inspector General of Police, Mr Abubakar at the Police Public Relations Officers Training and Conference in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria (2013) where he served as Dean of Faculty. Above: Lunch time at Henley Business School, England Special Leadership Development Programme (2016)