Specialized Professional Development Programme (SPDT) - SUSPENDED

  • Are you an entrepreneur, a social worker or a community developer?
  • Are you an artisan, small business owner or startup?
  • Do you want to sharpen your skills and build your capacity?
  • Do you want to know more and have access to information that will improve your skills?
  • Do you wish to live in the realm of opportunities and create more opportunities for people?
  • Do you want to earn more from your business?

  • Here is a great opportunity at your doorstep to add value to your career:

    Pan African Institute for Entrepreneurship and Community Development, an Institute in special consultative status with United Nations Economic and Social Council present process improvement and professional development training to become a professional member of the Institute.

    This opportunity is open to small business owners, startup, artisans, entrepreneurs, NCE/OND/HND/graduates, community developers and public servants; those who are ready to become professional in their fields and gain expertise to improve their social and economic conditions.

    For this opportunity, We offer a unique direct admission of professional membership into Associate Membership, Graduate Membership and Licentiate Membership.

    The aim is to support students, artisans, entrepreneurs, graduates, community developers, corp members, employees and employers with necessary training and tools in order to improve their careers, enterprises and boost their skills and capacity for effective performance, efficient delivery and self-reliant.

    Training and Induction Dates

    ABUJA: April 11, 2020 (Deadline for Application Submission: March 30, 2020)
    LAGOS: April 25, 2020 (Deadline for Application Submission: April 10, 2020)
    IBADAN: May 9, 2020 (Deadline for Application Submission: April 29, 2020)

    Method of Application

    Application fee of N15,000 payable into the Institute's Account:
    NAME: Pan African Institute for Entrepreneurship & Community Development
    BANK: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
    ACCOUNT NUMBER: 014-145-7452

    Attendance of Training and Induction

    The Training/Induction fee is for training materials, membership certificate, and light refreshment. Candidates should note that attendance of professional membership training and induction ceremony is mandatory.

    Issuance of Certificates

    Membership certificates will only be issued to inductees at the induction venue.


    There are many benefits you can gain in becoming a professional member of the Institute. Below are somes:

  • Build skills, make connections and engineer your future - Opportunity to join Pan African Institute's activities to build your skills, attend special events to network and engage with like-minded students, graduates, experienced professionals, academics and thought leaders and access hundreds of valuable resources to jumpstart your career!

  • Opportunity to connect with professionals in your area of interest; and get access to hundreds of key resources that will open doors when you start your professional career.

  • Gain free access to educational tools specifically designed for fresh admission seekers, undergraduates and graduates.

  • Communicate and collaborate with fellow members of the Institute in their area and in their field of interest.

  • Internships & Mentoring - Institute's Internship Connection program connects employers with students seeking internships
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  • Being a graduate member of a professional body not only looks good on your CV, but also shows a level of early commitment to a career area, particularly if you get involved in the association's activities.


    This training is strictly for graduates, undergraduates and startups. Any entrepreneur who is interested in becoming a member should visit our membership page. Guests will not be admitted into the training and induction venue.


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