Power Skills



WMPMI's Lunchtime Virtual Meeting is a one-PDU event on a topic from the PMI Talent Triangle. 


  • Zoom Doors open at 11:45 AM.
  • 11:45 AM Host Welcome, Announcements, Speaker Intro
  • 12:00 Noon-1:00 PM - Presentation
  • The Zoom information will be in your registration confirmation email. 

PDU: 1.0 (Power Skills)

Collaborative Leadership 

Collaborative Leadership entails managing individuals beyond functional and organizational confines. Instead of merely supervising projects and ensuring goal achievement, managers actively engage with employees, collaborating across various teams and departments to achieve shared objectives. In this setting, information is openly shared, diverse perspectives are valued, and collective responsibility for overall success is embraced by all.

One of the key advantages of collaborative leadership is that it can lead to more innovative solutions. When people are encouraged to share their ideas and perspectives, they're more likely to come up with creative solutions that might not have been possible in a more top-down leadership style. Collaborative leaders also tend to be more approachable and accessible, which can lead to higher levels of employee engagement and satisfaction.

The presentation will focus on what Collaborative Leadership is and what it is not. In the end, participants should be able to lead with a more inclusive mindset.


Precious-Imuwahen-Ajoonu.jpg  About the Speaker: Precious Imuwahen Ajoonu

Precious Imuwahen Ajoonu is the Pioneer Director-General of the John Odigie-Oyegun Public Service Academy (JOOPSA), Edo State, Nigeria. She was appointed to drive the institutionalization of the academy in line with global standards. Her vision is to make the academy a leading learning hub for civil & public servants in Africa. 

Some of her accomplishments as Director-General include spearheading the process that resulted in the enactment of the JOOPSA law, training over 5,000 Civil and Public Servants, and forging strategic partnerships with renowned international organizations like Cisco, HP, and Nexford. These initiatives were, among other things, aimed at enhancing human capital optimization and engendering service-wide cost reduction.

Precious was formerly the Head of Youth Engagement and Learning at Jobberman Nigeria, where she led the program implementation efforts of the 25 million dollars MasterCard Foundation (Young Nigeria Works) project, which aimed to upskill 5 million young people and place 3 million of them in dignified work in 5 years (2020-2024). She is also a curriculum design expert, development knowledge facilitator, and creator of the globally acclaimed Jobberman Soft Skills Curriculum available on Coursera and other Learning Management Platforms.

Precious has a proven track record of leading large-scale development projects and gender initiatives. Her toolbox includes change management, curating soft skills, diversity and inclusion training programs, and executive coaching. She creates instructional designs, and pedagogical approaches that mainstream gender issues, increasing the participation of women, girls, youths, and other excluded/vulnerable groups. She focuses on needs-based intervention training programs using agile methodologies and evaluation frameworks. 

She earned a distinction in Management, Innovation, and Change from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. She received her bachelor's degree in Economics from Madonna University Okija, Nigeria. She also has a postgraduate diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom, a Marketing Certification from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Certification from IMI Consulting, British Council/World Bank Development Knowledge Facilitator Certification, as well as a wide variety of leadership and communication certifications.

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Type of category: Lunch Meetings

Type of activity: Power Skills

Date: April 19th, 2024

Hour: 11:45AM to 1:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1


Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00


Virtual Zoom Session