Executive Certificates

EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATES IN ICT

  • Android Programming
  • Python Programming
  • Java Programming
  • ICT for Disaster Management & Emergency Response
  • ICT for Effective Management
  • Mobile Data Collection (ODK)
  • Digital Literacy
  • ICT and Society
  • Basic Computer Skills

OTHER EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATES

  • Research Design, Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Entrepreneurship, Marketing & Innovation
  • Project management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Political Theology
  • African literature
  • Child Protection Studies
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Learning Differences
  • Introduction to Palliative Care
  • Gender Studies
  • Ignatian Spirituality

Android Mobile Application Programming

This is an introductory course to Android. The class concentrates on the Android programming which is a
single solution for both smartphones and tablets, so what you learn will help enable students be successful developing for both devices.The course follows a practical-intensive approach that will see students develop applications backed by real-worldprogramming examples. The course begins with the basics and covers everything Android developers need to know for both smartphones and tablets. Students complete the course having successfully developed an Android application of their choice.

Python Programming

This is a fundamental course in machine learning and human-machine interactions. Students are introduced to the design and development of computer-based logical solutions to business information process. Emphasis is placed on programing in a web environment. After completing the course, students will be able to develop algorithms, draw flow charts and process files and tables as computer solutions to business information processing problems using one or more computer programming language.

 

ICT for Emergency Response and Disaster Management

The most critical element in emergency response is undeniably the need for reliable and effective communication and technology infrastructure and services that eases the distressing recovery process. The quick setup of ICTs plays a big role in ensuring that aid to victims of the disasters is delivered in the shortest possible time and at the highest levels of quality delivery as possible, given the underlying infrastructure available. This course therefore targets ICT professionals who work for, or aspire to work for institutions that are generally involved in humanitarian aid and emergency response programs. This includes various government institutions, non-governmental organisations, churches and some private institutions. Those involved in the regulation and coordination of the delivery of ICT services during emergencies should also consider taking this course. ICT for Effective Managers ICT is a widely misunderstood and frustrating area of business for many non-technical business leaders and corporate strategists. Whilst many people who find themselves in positions of management are highly proficient in their designated fields of expertise, their effectiveness in managing is too often compromised by their inability to understand and embrace the full role of ICT as a business partner that stands to support the attainment of given KPIs. ICT has become a vital organ for the survival of any organisation today. There is no running away from the need to interact with the ICT department and no running away from adopting ICT. Failure to do so translates to failure to succeed in business. This course seeks to promote synergy between nontechnical executives (Finance managers, Operations managers, Program managers and Project managers etc) and ICT executives. 

 

Mobile Data Collection Using ODK

Modern technology now allows the data capturing process to be done in real-time using mobile devices that enumerators use to enter data whilst in the field. This data is exported directly into a centralized database for processing and analysis.Open Data Kit (ODK) is an open-source suite of tools that allows data collection using Android mobile devices and data submission to an online server. This training will equip the participants with skills to author, field and manage mobile data collection platform using ODK.

 

Research Design, Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation is important because it provides the only consolidated source of information
showcasing project progress; it also allows actors to learnfrom each other’s experiences, building on expertise and knowledge; in so doing M&E helps improve performance and achieve results.Students learn to assess the performance of projects, institutions and programmes set up by governments, international organisations and NGOs.This course targets ICT individuals who work in Research or in M&E both at field level and managerial level. The course will also be useful to data analysts who primarily work with produced meaningful reports deduced from the data collected in surveys and ongoing projects. The course is designed for students who work or intend to work in the private sector, government institutions, research institutions and NGOs.

 

Executive Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Marketing and
Innovation

This executive certificate targets SME and large scale business owners / future business owners and people holding senior and influential marketing positions who have a vision to thrive against all odds in the business world. This program provides unparalleled insight and inspiration.Rapidly changing technologies, dwindling natural resources and increasingly fierce global competition are combining to
disrupt entire industries. Only the innovative and the entrepreneurial will continue to thrive.This programme will build your individual and organisational capacity to implement product, service and
process innovations. You will sharpen entrepreneurial skills that you and your company will need for the challenges ahead. This is your chance to be the disruptor, not the disrupted.

 

ICT and Society

This course examines the use of ICTs, Internet applications, multimedia tools and other advanced applications for the provision of multiple services to society, including areas that have little exposure to the outside world.This course provides the participant with a unique opportunity to learn about the application of ICTs in resource-poor environments. This course exposes “best practice” models for ICTs in society.

 

Digital Literacy

The goal of Digital Literacy is to teach and assess digital concepts and skills so that students can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities. Some of the programs that we will utilize in our course are word processing, publishing, database, spreadsheet, digital editing, social media, e-learning and online blogging.

 

Object Oriented Programming

This course introduces the principles of software design and development using the object-oriented paradigm (OOP) and the Java programming language. Students will learn to use data structures such as lists, trees and hash tables and they will compare the efficiency of these data structures for
a particular application. Students will learn to decompose a project using OOP principles. They will work with integrated development environments (IDEs). Students will practice their skills by creating applications in areas such as graphics, games and simulations.

 

Web Technologies

This course will give you an insight into architectures, protocols, standards, languages, tools and techniques; an understanding of approaches to more dynamic and mobile content; and demonstrate how you can analyse requirements, plan, design, implement and test a range of web applications.Aspects covered include: historic development of the Web; ‘architecture’ and basic client server architecture; protocols such as HTTP; content markup (HTML, CSS, XML) and issues of accessibility and usability; standards and standardisation organisations (W3C, Internet working group); and security (firewalls, HTTPS, certificates)

 

Child Protection Studies

This course is essential to anyone who works with children and vulnerable adults in an education institution. The course raises awareness of abuse, neglect and other harms that is experienced by children and vulnerable adults in some cases. This course is of paramount important to all students as it critically examines a range of contemporary social practices and the need for policy making focusing on
the rights of children and vulnerable adults. The course will look into practices that affect the lives of children and vulnerable adults, caregivers, other family members, community and many others.The course provides a firm foundation on Child protection and empowers students to break the silence that
encourages abuse and harm to children. The course emphasis is evidence-based on child abuse and harm.

 

Palliative Care

Palliative care provides a holistic approach in the care of people with life-threatening illnesses or any serious health related suffering in a multidisciplinary manner. The physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and their families are addressed. These developments are against the background of increasing recognition of the opportunities for improving quality of health care and strengthening
efforts for universal health coverage through palliative care as well as the challenges of unmet need
The palliative care certificate will provide participants with a base on which to confidently engage in the care of patients with life-threatening illnesses and provide them the quality of life they deserve.The course targets all engaged with patient care (doctors, nurses, social workers, religious leaders etc.) The mode of learning is designed to cater for busy working professionals who can study in addition to other commitments.

 

Guidance and Counselling

This course is made up two modules;
1) Introduction to Counselling
2) Theories of Counselling
Students will receive an overview of the aims and objectives of counselling and of counselling in diverse contexts.Particular attention will be given to counselling in schools.In addition, students will be introduced to various approaches to counselling. A historical approach to the development of counselling theories will be followed by an overview of the main counselling theories.The course targets Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary School Teachers, parents, and care givers who work with
children.

 

Gender Studies

Through feminist and gender-based theories and methodologies, the Gender and Women Studies Program offers critical analyses, reflections, and contributions to knowledge regarding interlocking systems of oppression and privilege, thereby addressing issues of power, resistance and social transformation. In addition, the emphasis on critical theory and analysis allows for work that interrogates feminist discourses as well as those of otherdisciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and
natural sciences. By crossing the boundaries of traditional fields of study, the program seeks to create new, coherent understandings of human experiences.

 

Corporate Governance

This course aims to:
i) To equip participants with skills to set an ethical governance tone within their respective organisations,
with a view to ensuring that business practices within their entities are sustainable;
ii) To enhance the practical skills needed by participants to positively contribute to the performance of their Boards;
iii)To define the clarity of roles and responsibilities of boards, management and staff so as to determine the power relations, balance of authority and the extent to which an organization will be run smoothly, effectively and efficiently.

 

Environmental Studies and Ethics

Working in the Jesuit tradition and drawing from African and other eco-spiritualities, the course will encourage students to gain scientific knowledge about the natural environment, appreciating the beauty of the natural world as well as the damage that human activities have contributed to its “woundedness”. The course will
challenge students to develop ethical and spiritual awareness that will help them consider major moral
questions around the environment and to critically discuss personal life-styles, human cultures and practices as well as public policies that affect the environment. Of particular interest will be an assessment of the interaction between the environment and the dominant models of the economy with their emphasis on growth, productionconsumption, efficiency and rationalization.