Prof. Omaji

PROFESSOR PAUL OMOJO OMAJI

Professor Omaji is a highly versatile professional and Professor of Criminology. He has over 37 years of outstanding track records in university teaching, public policy/management practices, and leadership training. Academically, he specialises in the sociology of law, with particular focus on crime prevention, justice systems (including alternative dispute resolution) and security studies. Vocationally, he consults in leadership development - including vision formulation, strategy development, organisational health and superior performance.

 

Professor Omaji has remarkable management experiences in public service at the Senior Executive Service level in Australia, with significant achievements in policy development and program implementation. He is highly accomplished in educational leadership, having served at several levels culminating in the positions of educational Deputy CEO in Australia and Vice Chancellor in Nigeria.

 

Professor Omaji’s teaching, management and leadership practices have occurred across continents (Nigeria, Australia, Singapore, India, South Africa, USA, Canada, UK, Sweden, Rwanda, Botswana, Namibia, Ethiopia, Ghana, etc). Inclusive are his services as Deputy Secretary, Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association and Executive Council Member, International Society of Victimology. He has authored several publications in criminology and leadership fields. These include Rites of Passage: Aboriginal Youth, Crime & Justice (1996); Responding to Youth Crime: Towards Radical Criminal Justice Partnerships (2003); Audacity of Leading Right: An Odyssey Towards Virtuous Leadership (2015); Lead for Life: 7 Essentials for Upright & High-Impact Leadership (2015); and Leadership & Youth Building Peace: the United Nations and Nigeria’s National Youth Service Corp in Perspective (2017).

 

Currently, Professor Omaji is an instructor in criminology, peace studies & conflict resolution at the National Open University of Nigeria; and resource person in executive programmes and leadership development for several organisations including the Association of African Universities. Professor Omaji achieves his objectives through creating and leading goal-focused team environments, underpinned by the values of Integrity, Skilfulness, Accountability and Professionalism (ISAP).


Personal Details

 

Name:

Professor Paul Omojo Omaji

Date, Place and State of Birth

7 June, 1956; Idah; Kogi State. NIGERIA

Nationality

Nigerian

Home Address

128A, Cluster 3, River Park Estate, Airport Road, Abuja

Mobile phone number

+234 9020007994

Email Address

pauoma@gmail.com

Marital status:

Married

Number of Children

Four

Educational Institutions attended with dates

·         LEA Primary Schools – Oganenigu, Oguma, Okpo, & Agojeju (1963-1969)

·         St Peter’s College, Idah (1971-75)

·         Federal School of Arts and Science, Mubi (1975-77)

·         Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1977-80)

·         Australian National University, Canberra. Australia (1988-1991)

·         University of Canberra, Canberra. Australia (1989-1990)

·         University of Western Australia, Perth. Australia (1996-97)

·         Monash University, Melbourne. Australia (2005-06)

 

Academic Qualifications obtained with dates (chronologically)

Grad Cert, Public Policy and Management, Monash University, Melbourne Australia

2006

Master of Laws (LLM), University of Western Australia, Perth

1997

PhD Sociology (of Law), Australian National University, Canberra Australia

1992

Grad. Dip. Legal Studies, University of Canberra, Canberra Australia

1990

M.Sc. Sociology (Criminology), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria

1985

B.Sc. Sociology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria

1980

Higher School Certificate, Federal School of Arts & Science, Mubi

1977

 

West African School Certificate, St Peters College, Idah

1975

Primary School Certificate, LEA Agojeju

1969

 

 

 

Work Experience (Positions & Responsibilities)

 

2018 – To date

Professor and Head of Criminology and Security Studies, Chrisland University, Abeokuta

 

Key responsibilities

Teaching of courses; administration of the Department; and support for the broader University management.

 

2017 – 2018

Professor of Criminology: Facilitator and Project Supervisor, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, NIGERIA

 

Key responsibilities

Provision of instructional guide to students of Criminology & Security Studies and Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution; and supervision of research projects at Undergraduate, PGD and Masters/PhD levels.

 

2013 – To date

Chief Executive Officer, Omaji Leadership Solutions, Abuja, NIGERIA.

 

Key responsibilities

Establishment and day to day running of the leadership/management development business; handling all strategic and operational matters; training, modeling and problem-solving with authentic leadership; and mentoring new generation of virtuous leaders.

 

2008 – 2016

Professor of Criminology, Salem University, Lokoja.

 

Key responsibilities

Development of the Criminology Programme, including teaching to establish models of good practice.

 

2008 – 2012

Pioneer Vice Chancellor, Salem University, Lokoja. Kogi State, NIGERIA.

 

Key responsibilities

Building a brand new University as Chief Executive and Academic Officer; advising Chancellor on the affairs of the University; providing strategic leadership and management of the University; teaching; representing the University with external bodies and stakeholders; and day to day directing and running of the activities of the University.

 

2003 – 2007

Assistant Secretary (Australian Government Commonwealth Senior Executive Services)

Leadership Policy & Repatriation Branch, Department of Families, Community Services, & Indigenous Affairs, Canberra

 

Key responsibilities: Developing advice for the Minister on Indigenous leadership policy, strategy and reconciliation issues; developing repatriation policy and program; leading overseas representations for the return of human remains; and managing human and financial resources to perform Branch functions.

 

Assistant Secretary (Branch Manager)

Land Policy & Repatriation Branch, Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination, Canberra

 

Key responsibilities: Advice to the Minister on land reform policy; resources issues (e.g. fishing, forestry, mining); reconciliation issues; development of repatriation policy and program implementation; and management of human and financial resources to perform Branch functions

 

Assistant Secretary (Branch Manager)

Human Rights Branch, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services, Canberra

 

Key responsibilities: Advice to the Minister on human rights policy and program; environment and heritage; Bringing Them Home Report implementation; and management of human and financial resources to perform Branch functions

 

2001 –  July 2003

Deputy Director (DVC equivalent)

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Northern Territory Australia

 

Key responsibilities: Assisting the Director and Institute Council; leading strategic planning and organizational accountability; managing all Institute operations including prudent financial and human resource acquisition/allocations/acquittals; developing and maintaining property/facilities; managing students & staff wellbeing; and coordinating complaints resolution.

 

1993- 2000                 

Senior Academic, Course Coordinator & Research Manager

Schools of Social Science, and Justice and Business Law, Edith Cowan University, Perth Australia

 

Key responsibilities: Working with Faculty Dean on university administration; providing leadership and management of Schools’ research, curriculum development, and teaching programs; and active participation in University and community services; serving on various university committees.

 

1992                           

Research Officer

Violence Prevention Unit, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra Australia

 

Key responsibilities: Working with Unit Director on topical research issues; developing research and evaluation frameworks for best practice in violence prevention; and coordinating Australian Government Violence Prevention Awards.

 

1988 - 1991

Scholar and Tutor

Department of Sociology, Australian National University, Canberra

 

Key responsibilities: Completing a PhD dissertation; and conducting tutorials and assessing assignments in the Criminology course.

 

1981 – 1987

Graduate Assistant, Lecturer II & Lecturer I

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

 

Key responsibilities: Head of Sociology, School of Basic Studies; curriculum development, teaching and research in general sociology, African societies and cultures, crime and deviance, and the sociology of law; serving on various university committees.


 

 

ACADEMIC PROFILE

 

 

Teaching: Curriculum development

 

Over 38 years of contribution to curriculum development, teaching and learning at pre-degree, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels in several areas of my academic specialities – sociology, criminology (crime analysis, policing, judicial process and corrections), victimology, human rights, youth justice, comparative legal systems, conciliation/arbitration law & practice, peace education, cultural diversity in law and justice, and security & terrorism studies. I designed most of the following course units in face to face and distance learning (self-learning) modes.

 

Post graduate units for the MBA (Justice Administration) Course

§  JUS5101 The Justice Environment

§  JUS5103 Research and Evaluation in Justice Studies

§  JUS5104 Comparative Legal Systems

§  LAW 200.556 Policing Issues for 21st Century (University of Western Australia)

 

Undergraduate units

 

Fourth year level

§  CSS 405 Traditional and Informal Mechanisms of Crime Control

 

Third year level

§  CSS 309 Sociology of Crime and Delinquency

§  JUS3301 Issues in Justice I (internal and external), focusing on ethics, Aboriginal issues, and sentencing law

§  JUS3401 Issues in Justice 2 (research-based unit)

§  JUS3131 Commercial and organised crime (internal and external)

§  JUS3204 Civil & Criminal Procedure (internal and external).

§  LEG3402 Individuals and States 2 (Private international law – individuals and corporations)

§  LEG 3302 Individuals and States 1 (Public international law – relations between states)

§  LEG3401 Commerce and Transactions 2 (embodying industrial relations law, and enterprise bargaining law & practice)

§  LEG3301 Commerce and Transactions 1 (embodying contract law, corporations law, and trade practices law)

 

Second year level

§  CSS 207 Victimology

§  JUS2101 Cultural Diversity, Law and Justice

§  JUS2205 Criminology 2 – major theories and their application

§  JUS2204 Criminal Law

§  LEG 2402 Discrimination and Rights 2 (international human rights law)

§  LEG 2302 Discrimination and Rights I (local racial and sex discrimination laws, and affirmative action law)

§  LEG2401 Conduct of Government 2 (international law and comparative legal framework of political systems)

§  LEG2301 Conduct of Government 1 (Australian political systems of democracy and comparative constitutional laws)

§  SOC 202 Sociology of Law (Social origins and impact of law in Nigerian and other societies)

 

First year level

§  CRP 107 Sociology of Law

§  JUS1104 Introduction to Systems of Justice

§  LEG1201 Introduction to Legal Studies 2 (Sociology of law: applying critical disciplines of Humanities and Social Sciences to the study of law)

§  LEG1101 Introduction to Legal Studies 1 (Australian legal system, standard skills and methods in legal research and analysis)

§  SOC 101 African Societies and Cultures

§  SOC 102 Elements of Sociology

 

 

Units in Specialist Courses/Programmes

 

§  Peace Education (Association of African Universities Webinar Series)

§  Civic Responsibility and Leadership (Youth Entrepreneurial Training Course, Nigeria).

§  University Diploma in Policing (Criminology and Security course, Singapore).

§  Introduction to Justice (Prison Officers Training Course, Australia).

§  Justices of the Peace (Ministry of Justice, Australia).

§  African cultures (University of Western Australia Extension Program)

§  Introductory Sociology (Correctional Administration in the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry, Lagos).

§  Human Relations (Intermediate and Junior Staff Training programme at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria).

 

Teaching: Philosophy and practice - promoting effective learning

 

My teaching is fundamentally student-centred, aimed at producing independent leaders (in thinking and action) with skills to critique and construct idea schemes that carry socio-economic significance locally and internationally. I am guided by the ‘nurturing’ philosophy which encourages students to develop:

§  independent learning and pro-active attitude to set tasks;

§  critical thinking as evidenced by skills in reflecting, identifying, questioning, analysing, predicting, problem-solving, and synthesising issues;

§  communication as evidenced by clear writing and confidence in public presentation; and

§  competency-based learning, supported by other generic skills necessary for adaptation and leadership as change agents in the world around them.

 

Research: Scope and List of Publications, with dates

 

My research and publication contributions are largely in the fields of criminology, justice and law-related disciplines, consisting of:

§  research supervision and mentoring, collateral guidance and proposal reviews for staff and students, and thesis examination;

§  publication of books, book chapters, refereed journal articles,  monographs (including technical reports), and non-refereed professional materials (including local/international conference/seminar presentations); and

§  several media presentations of research findings.

 

Most of these components of my research work have been variously supported by grants and have had wide applications. Publications and other scholarly/professional contributions have had widespread national and international interests and positive reviews.

 

Books/Monographs

 

Omaji, P. (2017) Leadership & Youth Building Peace: the United Nations and Nigeria’s National Youth Corps Service in Perspective. Charleston, USA. ISBN 978 19780085 19.

 

Omaji, P. (2015) Lead for Life: 7 Essentials for Upright & High-Impact Leadership. Charleston, USA. ISBN 9 78099429082 3.

                                                                                                                                      

Omaji, P. (2015) Audacity of Leading Right: An Odyssey Towards Virtuous Leadership. Charleston, USA. ISBN 9 78099429080 9.

 

Omaji, P. (2015) Melody Lines of a Christian Leader: Selected Weekly Wisdom of Reverend Benson Reuben. Charleston, USA. ISBN 9 78099429084 7.

 

Omaji, P. (2003) Responding to Youth Crime: Critical Partnerships for Criminal Justice. Sydney: Federation Press. ISBN 1 87606720 9.

 

Omaji, P. et. al. (2002) Youth and the Future: Effective youth services for the year 2015. Hobart: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. ISBN 1 875236 54 6.

 

Omaji, P. (2000) Handbook for Justices of the Peace. Perth: WA Ministry of Justice.

 

Omaji, P. and Beresford, Q. (1998) Our State of Mind: Racial Planning and the Stolen Generations. Perth: Fremantle Arts Centre Press ISBN 1 86368 235 X .

 

Omaji, P. and Beresford, Q. (1996) Rites of Passage: Aboriginal Youth Crime and Justice. Perth: Fremantle Arts Centre Press ISBN 1 8636 8137 X.

 

Omaji, P. (1996) Making Justice Culturally Sensitive. Perth: Edith Cowan University. ISBN 0 7298 0262 0.

 

Omaji, P. (1993) Regulating School Discipline Problems. Perth: Edith Cowan University. ISBN 0 7298 0163 2.

 

Current Research/Book Projects

 

·         Effective Crime Prevention & the Leadership Question

·         Social Origins of Law

·         Leadership as Influence: An Audacious Typology

·         Power of Association: A Leadership Insight into Destinies

·         Leadership in University Advancement and Resource Mobilisation

 

 

Technical Reports

 

Omaji, P. et. al. (2014) “Science and Technology Education”, submitted to the Technical Advisory Group, for Kogi State Delegates to the National Conference. 28 April, 2014.

 

Omaji, P. et. al. (2014) “Affordable Housing”, submitted to the Technical Advisory Group, for Kogi State Delegates to the National Conference. 28 April, 2014.

 

Omaji, P. et. al. (2014) “Free Education”, submitted to the Technical Advisory Group, for Kogi State Delegates to the National Conference. 21 April, 2014.

 

Omaji, P. et. al. (2000) Working with the adolescents to prevent domestic violence: the Northam Project. Perth: Edith Cowan University.

 

Omaji, P. (1999) WA Drug Court Feasibility Study Report. Perth: Edith Cowan University.

 

Omaji, P. (1998) PC-COPS Evaluation Report. Perth: Edith Cowan University.

 

Omaji, P. (1995) Quality Assurance Review. Perth: WA Dog Watch Security.

 

Omaji, P. (1987) Legal Infrastructures and the development of small-scale food processing industries in Nigeria, Nigeria: Social Sciences Council of Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

Book Chapters

 

Omaji, P. (2018) ‘The Nigeria Project: Nation Building in need of Igala Leadership Virtues’, in Okpanachi, J. O.; Nathan, O. E. and Sule S. O. (eds) Building the Nation: Igala and the Nigeria Project.  Onoja Dreams Network Ltd.

 

Omaji, P. (2001) ‘Indigenous People and the Real crime of the state: a Human Rights perspective’, Garkawe, S and Fisher, W. (2001) Australian Indigenous Human Rights. The Federation Press.

 

Omaji, P. (1998) 'The Future of Africa: A crime and justice perspective', in Adesida, J. (ed.) The Future of Africa. Ivory Coast: World Bank.

 

Omaji, P. (1997) 'The Violent Juvenile Offender', in A. Borowski and I. O'Connor (eds) Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Corrections. Melbourne: Longman. ISBN 0 582 80365 9; pp206-224.

 

Omaji, P. (1997) 'Critical Issues in Managing Young Offenders: A Review of Western Australian Initiatives'. Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice: Toward 2000 and Beyond Conference Proceedings. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. ISBN 0 642 24043 4.

 

Omaji, P. and Beresford, Q. (1996) 'Preventing Aboriginal Juvenile Crime', in Stirr, P. (ed) Crime Prevention: Everybody's Business. Perth: ISBN 0646 25589 4. ppl41-149.

 

Omaji, P. (1993) 'Schools and Juvenile Crime Prevention', in L. Atkinson and S. Gerull (eds) National Conference on Juvenile Justice Proceedings. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. ISBN 0 642 19620 6. pp399-412.

 

Journal Articles

 

Omaji, P. (1997) 'Infringement by Unauthorised Importation Under Australia's Intellectual Property Laws', European Intellectual Property Review 19(10).ppl-8

 

Omaji, P. (1997) 'Personal Reflections on the 1997 Western Society of Criminology Conference'. The Western Criminologist Spring 1997. pp7- 8.

 

Omaji, P. (1997) 'Justice and Nation-building: Lessons from the Multicultural Justice Education Project', National Police Ethnic Advisory Bureau News, No. 4 February 1997, pp4-5.

 

Omaji, P. (1995) 'Industrial Justice in Australia: A Socio-legal Overview', Journal of Australian Studies, Vol. 2 (2). Seoul, Korea. pp93-101

 

Omaji, P. (1995) 'Custodial sentencing in Australia's juvenile justice system', The India Law Institute Journal, Vol.37 no.4, pp483-495.

 

Omaji, P. (1995) 'Editorial', Journal of Australian Crime Prevention Council. November 1995.

 

Omaji, P. (1994) 'The Right to be a Child and the Limits of Law', Childright Bulletin, Vol. 5 No. 6 August 1994.

 

Omaji, P. (1994) 'Discipline Policies: Reclaiming our Schools from Violence', QUEST Edith Cowan University Research News Magazine. Vol. 2 No. 2 June 1994.

 

Omaji, P. (1993) 'State and Industrial Relations: Background to the Adoption of Compulsory Arbitration Law in Australia and Nigeria', British Journal of Industrial Relations. Vol 31 No. 1 March 1993, pp37-55. London.

 

 

Conference/Seminar/Workshop Papers

 

Omaji, P. (2017) “The accountable organization: personal & organisational accountability”. Presented to NNPC Medical Services Executives Workshop. Abuja. 11 October 2017.

 

Omaji, P. (2017) “The Imperative of Good Leadership and Management in Achieving Organisational Goals and Strategies: NYSC in Perspective. Presented at the 2017 NYSC Management Conference. Eliel Centre, Jos Plateau State. 25-29 September, 2017.

 

Omaji, P. (2017) “Youth Building Peace”, Public Lecture to Commemorate 2017 International Day of Youth in Nigeria, NYSC Orientation Camp, Kubwa, Abuja. 12 August 2017.

 

Omaji, P. (2017) “Leadership and Decision Making”. Presented at Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Workshop for Executives. NDIC Academy, Utako, Abuja. 8 August 2017.

 

Omaji, P. (2017) “Teamwork: Leading Ethically for Corporate Success”. Presented at the Committee of Vice Chancellors Workshop for High-Level Executives (Vice Chancellors and Pro-Chancellors), Statesman’s Hotel, Abuja. 31 May 2017.

 

Omaji, P. (2016) “Promoting Peace Education and Conflict Prevention/Resolution in African Universities”. Association of African Universities Webinar. 30 November 2016.

 

Omaji, P. (2016) “University Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights”. Presented at the Association of African Universities Leadership Development Workshop, Accra, Ghana, 23 November, 2016.

 

Omaji, P. (2016) “Personal Leadership Development”. Presented at Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Workshop for Executives. Sojourner Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. 5 September 2016.

 

Omaji, P. (2016) “Implementing a Performance Management System”. Presented at Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Workshop for Executives. Sojourner Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. 12 July 2016.

 

Omaji, P. (2016) “Personal Accountability in Leadership”. Presented at the Strategic Leadership & Management Programme organised by Rova College of Healthcare Executives for the Federal Ministry of Health. 2 June, 2016.

 

Omaji, P. (2016) “Leadership and Intellectual Property Rights”. Presented at the Association of African Universities Leadership Development Workshop, Ilorin Nigeria, 10-13 May, 2016 and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 24-26 May, 2016.

 

Omaji, P. (2016) “Personal and Organisational Accountability”. Presented at the Strategic Leadership & Management Programme organised by Rova College of Healthcare Executives in collaboration with the Department of Hospital Services of the Federal Ministry of Health. 23 February, 2016.

 

Omaji, P. (2015) “University Advancement & Resource Mobilisation Through External Linkages”. Keynote Paper presented to the Association of African Universities Leadership Development Workshop at Kigali, Rwanda, 14-16 October, 2015.

 

Omaji, P. (2015) “Fostering University-Industry Linkages”. Presented at the Association of African Universities Leadership Development Workshop 8 at Gaborone, Botswana, 10-14 August, 2015

 

Omaji, P. (2015) “Is Internationalisation of Higher Education the Panacea for Africa’s Development Needs?” Presented at AAU Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities, Kigali. 2-5 June, 2015.

 

Omaji, P. (2014) “Leadership without ego”, delivered to Seminar organized by Ken Nnamani Leadership and Development Centre, Abuja. 28 August, 2014.

 

Omaji, P. (2014) “Leadership: the Spirit of Entrepreneurship”, delivered to Becoming an Entrepreneur Seminar organized by Stance Pty Ltd, Abuja. 14 June, 2014.

 

Omaji, P. (2014) “Human Relations in Professional Security Work”, Security Awareness Training Seminar for National Assembly Staff Abuja. 12 June, 2014.

 

Omaji, P. (2014) “Triangle of Criminality”, Security Awareness Training Seminar for National Assembly Staff Abuja. 11 June, 2014.

 

Omaji, P. (2014) “Secure National Assembly, Secure the Nation”, Security Awareness Training Seminar for National Assembly Staff Abuja. 11 June, 2014.

 

Omaji, P. (2014) “Leadership: Roles and Functions, delivered to In-Plant Seminar for the National Assembly Service Commission Staff, organized the Centre for Management Development, Abuja. 10 June, 2014.

 

Omaji, P. (2013) “Enhancing Capacity Building, Competency Management, and Productivity in the Public sector”, Paper prepared for the National Summit for all public institutions on National workplace intelligence, security and performance effectiveness; organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs, International Conference Centre, Abuja. 18-19 December, 2013

 

Omaji, P. (2013) Entrepreneurship Education and the leadership challenge in Nigeria”, Plenary paper, delivered to the Summit organized by the House of Representative Committee on Education. Shehu Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja. 17-18 July 2013.

 

Omaji, P. (2013) “Abuja Commitment: Accelerating progress for women and girls through gender transformative HIV Responses and Post 2015 Priorities”, A communiqué developed for the High Level Meeting of the GlobalPOWER® Women Network Africa (in collaboration with the African Union Commission with the support of UNAIDS), Abuja. 27-28 June 2013.

 

Omaji, P. (2013) “Do Local Governments Matter?”, Motivational Address to Kogi State Local Government Executives Seminar, Lokoja. 13 June 2013.

 

Omaji, P. (2013) “Rekindling Mission Work in Igalaland”, Keynote Address to the Interdenominational Leadership Conference, Ayigba, organised by The Reconcilers’ Ministry, 1 June 2013.

 

Omaji, P. (2012) “Private Higher Education at the Crossroads: Strategic Planning & the Pursuit of the Public Good”, Plenary Paper at the Association of African Universities Conference on the Role of Private Universities in Higher Education in Africa, AU Secretariat, Addis Ababa  8-11 Aug 2012.

 

Omaji, P. (2012) “Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Mediation” in a theme: TOWARDS HOLISTIC CONFLICT MANAGEMENT, 1st Annual International Conference of Professionals in Conflict Management, Salem University, Lokoja. 2 August 2012.

 

Omaji, P. (2012) “Maximising our innate capacities Presentation to UEC Youth For Christ Youth Summit, 12 May 2012, Abuja

 

Omaji, P. (2012) “African Dispute Resolution Mechanisms: A Comparative Study”. Access to Justice Workshop, 6 March 2012, Lokoja.

 

Omaji, P. (2012) “Developing Excellence and Leaders Assembly”, presented to Total Leadership Training Concept meeting (afternoon session) on 29 February 2012, Salem University, Lokoja.

 

Omaji, P. (2012) “Trials & Triumphs in Excellency”, presented to Total Leadership Training Concept meeting on 29 February 2012, Salem University, Lokoja

 

Omaji, P (2011) “Power in the Manpower”, A key note address to ITF Students Industrial Working Experience Scheme, 1 Dec 2011, Salem University, Lokoja.

 

Omaji, P. (2011) “Raising Global Leaders: Action for NV 20: 2020, Transformation Agenda & Beyond”, Lead Paper at 2nd ASUP National Conference, Federal Polytechnic Idah, 23 Nov 2011.

 

Omaji, P. (2011) “Alumnus as Agent of Change”, Presentation to ABU Alumni Recognition Night, Lokoja, 22 Oct 2011.

 

Omaji, P. (2011) “Association of African Universities INPUT FOR APRM QUESTIONNAIRE REVIEW”, submitted to the APRM Validation Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa, 16 – 17 March 2011.

 

Omaji, P. (2010) “Leadership: An Imperative for Development”, Keynote address to Development Think Tank, Lokoja, 14 August 2010.

 

Omaji, P. (2010) “Leading for Change”, presented to Total Leadership Training Concept meeting on 10 May 2010, Salem University, Lokoja  

 

Omaji, P. (2007) ‘Australian Government International Repatriation Program’, Indigenous Leadership Development seminar (with Repatriation Team), Canberra Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (2005) ‘Land Reform: Changes to Aboriginal Land Rights Act’, Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination, Canberra Australia (with J. Litchfield).

 

Omaji, P. (2003) ‘Working with Indigenous and ethnically diverse communities’. A Plenary address to From Crime to Closure, Annual Crime Stoppers International Training Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 6-10 October, 2003.

 

Omaji, P. (2003) ‘Capitalising our capabilities’, Strategic Planning seminar, Batchelor Institute, September 2003.

 

Omaji, P. (2003) ‘Building the Future with our Youth: Seven Commandments for Neighbourhood Crime Prevention’, Keynote Address to the National Neighbourhood Watch Conference Darwin, 2-5 September 2003.

 

Omaji, P. (2003) ‘Hello, Restorative Justice! Are victims being served?’,

Paper for XIth International Symposium on Victimology, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 13-18 July 2003.

 

Omaji, P. (2002) ‘Criminal justice partnership and youth crime prevention’, International Conference on Youth Crime Prevention, Malmo, Sweden, 7-8 March 2002.

 

Omaji, P. (2002) ‘‘Towards the Future’: Beyond our normal horizons’, Strategic Planning seminar, Batchelor Institute, September 2002. Northern Territory, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (2002) ‘Telling histories: A crime, justice and human rights perspective’, Batchelor Institute, August 2002. Northern Territory, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (2002) ‘Academic promotions’, Batchelor Institute, June 2002. Northern Territory, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (2002) ‘Performance Management’, Batchelor Institute, February 2002. Northern Territory, Australia.  

 

Omaji, P. (2001) ‘Promoting Indigenous Employment in Education and Training’, DETYA Seminar, Batchelor Institute, 26 & 27 September 2001. Northern Territory, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (2001) ‘Mind the Gap’: From strategic programming to strategic agility’, Batchelor Institute, September 2001. Northern Territory, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (2001) ‘The power of learning’, Batchelor Institute, March 2001. Northern Territory, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (2001) ‘The face behind the numbers: Cultural Diversity and Crime Stoppers’, National Conference of Crime Stoppers, Darwin, August 2001. Northern Territory, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (2001) ‘Crime in rural Australia’, A Plenary Paper, Australian Institute of Criminology Conference, Townsville, August 2001. Queensland, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (2000) ‘Teaching law to Justices’, Invited presentation to the Royal Association of Justices Seminar, Northam. 22 March 2000. Western Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (2000) ‘Justices training and the law’ Invited presentation to the Royal Association of Justices Seminar, Dongara. 18 March 2000. Western Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (2000) ‘Indigenous People and the Real crime of the state: a Human Rights perspective. An invited paper. Ballina, 11-13 February 2000. New South Wales, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1999) ‘Crime and Justice in Africa’, International Conference on New Africa’s Perspectives: Africa, Australasia & the Wider World at the end of the 20th Century. AFSAAP ’99. University of Western Australia. 26-28 November 1999. Perth, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1999) ‘Evaluating Police Crime Prevention Initiatives’, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference. University of Western Australia. 28 September – 1 October 1999. Perth, Australia

 

Omaji, P. (1999) ‘Why is training important’, Invited presentation to the Royal Association of Justices Seminar for Branch Presidents and Secretaries, 30 September 1999. Perth, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1999) ‘Law as political tool in social engineering: An Australian experience’, World Congress of Sociology of Law, Warsaw and Cracow, Poland. 15-17 July, 1999.

 

Omaji, P. (1999) ‘Crime Prevention Partnerships between Criminal Justice and Community Agencies’, CRIMSA international conference, East London, South Africa. 25-28 May 1999.

 

Omaji, P. (1999) ‘African cultures’, University of Western Australia Education Extension Program, 19 January 1999. Perth, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1998) 'Cross-cultural Awareness in Aviation Industry', 4th Aviation Security International Conference, Singapore. 15-17 April 1998.

 

Omaji, P. (1997) 'Captains of Industry and Crime Prevention Partnerships' Australian Crime Prevention Council Conference, October 1997. Perth, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1997) 'When public policy victimises: the law and effect of assimilation policy in Australia', 9th Triennial Conference of the World Society of Victimology, Amsterdam. The Netherlands. 25-29 August 1997.

 

Omaji, P. (1997) 'Multiculturalism and Race Relations'. Delivered at a public forum organised by the Centre for Intercultural Studies and Multicultural Education at the Adelaide University, Adelaide. 25 June 1997. South Australia

 

Omaji, P. (1997) 'Cultural Diversity and the Teaching of Criminal Justice in Australia', Crime, Justice and Cultural Diversity: From the Wild West to the Pacific Rim, Western Society of Criminology Conference 27 February - 2 March 1997, Honolulu Hawaii USA.

 

Omaji, P. (1996) 'Copyright infringement and statutory defences', LLM Seminar, University of Western Australia. 10 September 1996. Perth Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1996) 'Criminology as Social Action', Institute of Criminology University of Cape Town, South Africa. 12 July 1996.

 

Omaji, P. (1996) 'Multicultural Justice', Department of Criminology, University of Durban Westville, Durban South Africa. 9 July 1996.

 

Omaji, P. (1996) 'Young Offenders: Principles of Sentencing in Western Australia', Crime and Justice in the Nineties International Conference hosted by CRIMSA and IDASA Pretoria South Africa. 3-5 July 1996.

 

Omaji, P. (1996) 'Alienation in Western Australian Middle School', Educational Services Conference, Claremont Campus of ECU, Perth. 30 May 1996. Australia

 

Omaji, P. (1996) 'Multicultural Justice Education', 20th Officers Development Course, Western Australian Police Academy. 23 April 1996. Perth, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1996) 'Law, Politics and the Struggle for Democracy in Nigeria', African Studies Seminars, University of Western Australia. 10 April 1996. Perth, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1996) 'Cultural diversity and policing', Western Australian Police Ethnic Advisory Council, Police Headquarters. 18 March 1996. Perth, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1996) 'Researching Victims of Business Crime', Law Faculty, Universitas Tarumanagara, Jakarta, Indonesia. 12 January 1996.

 

Omaji, P. (1995) 'Australia's Indigenous Youth and the Justice System: Challenges and Prospects'. Paper presented at the Youth 2000 International Conference, 19-22 July 1995. Middlesbrough, UK.

 

Omaji, P. (1995) 'Reforming Tort Law: the Legislative Development of Compensation for Industrial Injuries'. Tort Liability Law Seminar, University of Western Australia. 23 October 1995. Perth, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1995) 'Custodial Sentencing of Juveniles in the Australian Juvenile Justice System'. Paper presented to the Indian Law Institute Staff Seminar, New Delhi, India. July 1995.

 

Omaji, P. (1995) 'Aboriginal juvenile crime and the law', Psychology Colloquium, ECU Joondalup Campus. April 1995. Perth, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1995) 'Racism and Higher Education'. Presented to Staff, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba. 20 October 1995. Queensland, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1995) 'The Role of Mediation in Healing Racism'. Presented to Mediation and Contact Officers, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba. 19 October 1995. Queensland, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1995) 'Hopes and Handles: Seminar for University Senior Management on Dealing with Racism '. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba. 18 October 1995. Queensland, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1995) 'Racial Discrimination is an Outlaw'. Seminar presented to Students, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba. 18 October 1995. Queensland, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. and Beresford, Q. (1994) 'Aboriginal youth in justice system'. Presented to Community Seminar, Aboriginal Legal Service Conference Room, Suite 44 Piccadilly Suites, Nash Street East Perth. 14 December 1994. Perth Australia.

 

Beresford, Q. and Omaji, P. (1994) 'Dealing with aboriginal juvenile crime: A Preventative Approach'. Presented to the Australian Crime Prevention Council Seminar, Department of Community Development Seminar Room 3, East Perth. 23 November 1994., Perth, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. and Beresford, Q. (1994) 'Rites of passage: aboriginal youth and juvenile justice in Western Australia'. Paper presented to the Faculty of Arts Seminar, ECU Mt Lawley Campus. 16 November 1994. Perth, Australia

 

Omaji, P. (1994) 'Constitution, Commonwealth and State Rights in Australia'. Guest lecture delivered to the Post-Graduate Class of the Department of Environmental Management, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. 1 November, 1994.

 

Omaji, P. (1994) 'States Rights and the Australian Constitution'. Guest lecture delivered to the Post-Graduate Class of the Department of Environmental Management, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. 29 October, 1994.

 

Omaji, P. (1994) 'Violence and Victimisation in a Western Australian School', presented to the 8th International Symposium on Victimology. 21-26 August 1994, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1994) 'Being a lecturer and a Christian', the ECU Fellowship of Christian University Students, 10 August 1994. Perth, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1993) 'Schools-Community Partnership for Juvenile Crime Prevention', Carnarvon Community Hall, Western Australia. 25 November 1993. Perth, Australia.

 

Omaji, P (1993) 'The Role of Non-Government Organisation in Violence Prevention', Australian Crime Prevention Council Seminar, Vaughan House, Perth, 27 May 1993. Perth, Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1993) 'Action-Frame for Violence Prevention: Comments on Violence: Directions for Australia', Australian Crime Prevention Council Seminar, Vaughan House, Perth, 23 March 1993. Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1988) ‘Industrial relation laws in Australia and Nigeria: a doctoral proposal’, Australian National University, June, 1988. Canberra Australia.

 

Omaji, P. (1987) ‘Nigerian Adoption Laws: A socio-legal survey’, National Conference of Home Economics, ABU Zaria. 7-11 September 1987. Nigeria.

 

Omaji, P. (1987) ‘The judiciary and the administration of justice in Nigeria’, Law Week Conference, ABU Zaria. April 1987. Nigeria.

 

Omaji, P. (1987) ‘The political economy of the Nigerian Second-Tier Foreign Exchange Market Decree of 1986’, National Conference on Indigenisation, ABU, Zaria. 9 March 1987. Nigeria.

 

Omaji, P. (1987) ‘Social systems and cultures: a threshold of sociological understanding’, Continuing Education Program, School of Nursing, ABU Zaria. 9 March 1987. Nigeria.

 

Omaji, P. (1986) ‘On the review of pre-1960 English Statutes of General Application in Force in Nigeria: A critical commentary’, National Law Reform Commission Workshop, Lagos. 27-31 October 1986. Nigeria.

 

Omaji, P. (1986) ‘The Shyllon-Obasanjo debate on the rule of law in Nigeria: A case of diversionary jurisprudence’, Department of Sociology Seminar Series, ABU Zaria. April 1986. Nigeria.

 

Omaji, P. (1986) ‘Capitalist social order and the rule of law in Nigeria’, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Students Week, Zaria. February 1986. Nigeria.

 

Omaji, P. (1986) ‘The place of adoption and fostering in a National Child Welfare Policy’, National Child Welfare Workshop, Federal Ministry of Information, Social Development, Youth, Sports and Culture, Lagos. January 1986. Nigeria.

 

Omaji, P. (1985) ‘Legislating for socio-cultural change in Nigeria – the agency of law’, Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association Conference, University of Port Harcourt. November 1985. Nigeria.

 

Omaji, P. (1985) Societal Change and legal dynamics: some notes on the state of laws in Nigeria after independence’, National Study Group on Law and Order, Lagos. February 1985. Nigeria.

 

 

Research: Media Presentations

 

2018      Security threats towards 2019 general elections in Nigeria – types and solutions, Rock City Radio, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

 

              Herdsmen attacks in the Middle Belt of Nigeria – what is to be done? Channels TV, Abuja FCT.

 

2016      Leadership and Election Violence in Nigeria, Channels TV, Lagos

 

2013 – 2015: Several sessions on criminology (national security) and leadership matters, Kakaaki and Focus on Nigeria Programmes, African Independent Television (AIT), Abuja.

 

2012    “Where to with Salem University”, Royal Diadem Digest, May 2012

 

            “NUC accredits 7 Programmes in Salem University”, Daily Independent 16 March

 

              “How we scored 100% in NUC’s accreditation”, Education Review, Daily Sun 24 April 2012

 

2011    “Salem Varsity reiterates commitment to production of quality leaders”, Tribune, 2012

 

2007    Canberra Times, Repatriation issues, 27 June 2007.

 

2006    The Australian: Repatriation issues, 5 March 2006.

 

2003    Darwin ABC TV Stateline: Juvenile crime prevention.

 

2002    ABC Radio: Opportunistic crime in Darwin’ 25 July 2002

 

Radio FM 104.9: Governance of Batchelor Institute, 9 July 2002.

 

2000    3CR Melbourne: The stolen generation, 4 April, 2000

 

1999    ABC Radio: Court case and the stolen generation, 2 March 1999 by Liam Bartlett

 

Western Australian Newspaper: High imprisonment rate in WA, 16 February 1999

 

West Australian Newspaper: Vision of multicultural Australia, 1 January 1999

 

1998    Channel 9 TV: Polygraph (lie detection) Test on Serial Killers.

 

ABC Stateline TV: Rural Youth Crime

 

ABC Radio: With Peter Holland on Our State of Mind. 14 July 1998

 

ABC Radio: Witness Protection Scheme. February 1998.

 

1997    The Australian Newspaper (Higher Education Section): Justice Studies at ECU - July 1997

 

Law Report, Radio National: Three strikes legislation in Western Australia – July 1997

 

Radio National (Sydney) Juvenile Justice in Western Australia - June 1997;

Nine News (TV): Pauline Hanson and the Race Debate in Australia - March 1997;

 

ABC Radio (Toowoomba): Tertiary institutions and racism in Australia – March 1997

 

West Australian Newspaper: Parental Responsibility for juvenile crime – February 1997

 

1996:   West Australian Newspaper: Over-representation of Aboriginal Young People in Custody - December 1996.

 

West Australian Newspaper: Forcible removal and parenting skills in Aboriginal juvenile offenders' families - May 1996

 

Radio Pacific (Toowoomba): Race relations in Australia and tertiary institutions - March l996.

 

98.5 ‘Sonshine’ FM: Christian perspective on the involvement of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system - February 1996;

 

6AR (Aboriginal Radio): Aboriginal Youth and Crime - February 1996.

 

West Australian Newspaper: Jobless homes and youth crime - January 1996.

 

1995:   BBC Radio (Ethnic Division): Indigenous youth and criminal justice. Interviewed at Middlesborough, UK - July 1995

 

ABC Radio: Survey of Aboriginal young offenders - July 1995;

 

ABC Television: Government responses to young Aborigines and crime – July 1995:

 

Channel 7 Television: Demographic profile of juvenile Aboriginal offender – July 1995;

 

6PR Radio: Over-representation of Aboriginal youth in detention centres – July 1995:

 

6AR Aboriginal Radio: Experiences of Aboriginal Youth in the Criminal Justice System - July 1995;

 

1994:   6PR Radio: Violence in Schools - July 1994;

 

6NR Radio: Discipline policy and school violence: July 1994

 

1981: Nigeria Standard, ‘Executive prerogative of mercy’, October 1981

 

Research: Grants/Consultancies

 

 

Year

Project

Funding Source

Amount

(NAIRA)

 

Roles

2015

University-Industry Linkages

Association of African Universities, Ghana.

C-I-C

I was the Leadership expert, serving as Resource Person for Linkages Module in Gaborone, Botswana.

2014

Security Awareness Training

National Assembly, Nigeria.

C-I-C

I developed the proposal, organized the Workshop, and served as Resource Person.

2012

Infrastructural Development for Colleges of Education, Law and Health Sciences

Humanitarian Donors in UK & Austria.

40.00bn

I was the proposal writer and one of two anchor negotiators. In-principle approval secured.

2012

Civil Servants Computer Training

Kogi State Government & Nigerian Labour Congress

20.00m

I was the proposal writer. Approval secured.

2009

Youth Entrepreneurial Training

Kogi State Government

15.00m

I led the team that developed the consultancy.

2008

Infrastructural Development

Strategic Partners of Salem Commission

17.50m

I organized the forum at which pledges were made.

2000

African Youth and Citizenship (Australia)

Small ARC

14.30m equivalent of $130,000 @ N110 per $1

I was the Principal Investigator. The origin of this project lies in the work that I have been doing with the African Youth Task Force and the African Australian Advancement Centre (AAAC) since 1997.

1999

Effective Future Services for Youth (Australia)

National Youth Affairs Scheme

82.65m

equivalent of $870,000 @ N95 per $1

I was the Principal investigator within my Research Team; I initiated the idea, directed the writing of the proposal and the implementation

1999

An Infrastructural Initiative within the Centre for Social Research (Australia)

Edith Cowan University Research Infrastructure Program

20.90m

equivalent of $220,000 @ N95 per $1

Member of the Centre led by Prof Alan Black

1998/99:

Evaluation of Violent Relationship among Adolescents Project

National Crime Prevention & Western Australia Police Service

2.85m

equivalent of $30,000 @ N95 per $1

Co-investigator with Charles Edwards and Irene Froyland. Consultancy

1998

Pilot Drug Court in Western Australia

WA Ministry of Justice

1.70m

equivalent of $20,000 @ N85 per $1

 

 

Co-investigator with three others; Report presented. Consultancy.

1997/98:

Evaluation of PC COPS Crime Prevention Project

Western Australia Police Service

3.40m

equivalent of $40,000 @ N85 per $1

Principal investigator; Charles Edwards, Irene Froyland, and Nara Srinivasan are associates

Consultancy

1997/98

Youth and Society Collaborative Research Team

Edith Cowan University

2.55m

equivalent of $30,000 @ N85 per $1

Leader/Mentor in the Team comprising colleagues from different Faculties

1996

Criminal Justice Agencies and Crime Prevention

Edith Cowan University Large Grant

2.25m

equivalent of $30,000 @ N75 per $1

Sole investigator;

Findings being written up as a book

1995

Edith Cowan University internal small grant:

Juvenile Sentencing:

0.50m

equivalent of $10,000 @ N50 per $1

Sole investigator; results published in a journal article

1995

Gordon Reid Foundation:

Aboriginal Youth Crime and Justice project

1.00m

equivalent of $20,000 @ N50 per $1

Co-investigator; Published as a book in 1996

1994/95

Alienation in Middle Years of Schooling

Dept of Employment Education & Training (DEET)

6.50m

equivalent of $260,000 @ N25 per $1

Co-investigator in the winning consortium based in Geraldton

1993

Violence in Schools:

Edith Cowan University internal small grant:

0.50m

equivalent of $20,000 @ N25 per $1

Sole investigator; published as monograph

 

 


LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT PROFILE

 

 

My leadership and management experiences have spanned the private sector, public/civil service, educational administration and committee responsibilities.

 

Private sector

 

As Chief Executive Officer, I have designed and built up the Omaji Leadership Solutions outfit. In doing this, I have handled all strategic and operational matters: business ideology, planning and registration; training, modeling and problem-solving with authentic leadership; and mentoring new generation of virtuous leaders. At the current level of operation of this leadership and management development platform, I have developed the following training and educational competencies for delivery:

 

1.      Leadership development

 

Executive Leadership in the 21st Century

Cultivating Leadership character

Leading Strategic Change

Cultural Intelligence for Effective Leadership

Transition from Management to Leadership

High Performance Leadership Strategies

Youth/Community Engagement and Leadership Programs

Leading for Development (Inclusive growth and change)

Technology-Driven Leadership

Coaching for High-Impact Leadership

Leadership Wellbeing (Personal Health Management)

 

2.      Management training

Organization surveys and diagnostics

Value Re-orientation for Public & Private sector Managers

Organization Health and Corporate Re-engineering

Managing Change and Innovation

Talent Management and Succession Planning

Alternative Dispute Resolution for Managers

Local/International representation and negotiations

Research and Diagnosis on Socio-Economic and Political issues

Excellent Team Building for Peak Performance

Effective human and material resources management

Strategic Management and Productivity

Policy/Project development, monitoring and evaluation

Executive Time Redemption and Stress Management

Financial Management for Non-finance Officers

Management for Local Government Council Secretaries

 

3.      POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

Policy Formulation and Implementation

Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Legislative Process Management

Socio-Legal Analysis

 

4.      Safety and Security

Crime prevention and restorative justice

Criminal Justice in the 21st Century

Cultural Intelligence in Security

Personal/Community safety and National security

Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental management

Global and Regional Security

Security Supervisors Competencies

Emerging security technologies (Personal and Corporate)

Managing Security Risks in Organizations

 

5.      Professional Skills Development

Growing Entrepreneurs and Intrepreneurs

Work Ethics and Attitudinal Change for Higher Productivity

Modern Office Management for Secretaries/Personal Assistants

Management for Administrative and Human Resource Officers

Industrial Peace and Organizational Success

Supervisory Management Competencies

 

 

Public/Civil service

 

I have served in the Australian (Commonwealth) Government Public Service in Canberra at the highest (Senior Executive Services) level. There, I led departmental branches and managed several responsibilities including:

 

·         developing advice to the Minister on Indigenous leadership policy and strategy and reconciliation issues;

·         developing repatriation policy and program;

·         leading overseas representations for  the return of human remains;  

·         developing advice to the Minister on Indigenous land reform policy and resources issues (e.g. fishing, forestry, mining);

·         developing advice to the Minister on Indigenous human rights policy, environment and heritage

·         implementation of the Bringing Them Home Report and development of The Reconciliation Place (Canberra); and

·         management of human and financial resources to perform Branch functions.

 

 

Educational Administration

 

As pioneer Vice Chancellor, I served as the Chief Executive and Academic Head of Salem University, Lokoja. The functions I performed included:

 

·         advising the Proprietor and Chancellor on the affairs of the University;

·         providing strategic leadership and management (day to day running) of the University;

·         supervising, monitoring and evaluating infrastructural development of the University;

·         representing the University with external bodies and stakeholders;

·         leading and/or directing the works of several Committees of the University;

·         negotiating revenues for the University;

·         leading and accounting for expenditure of University resources;

·         modelling organizational , vision, mission and values; and

·         intentionally raising global leadership among staff and students of the University.  

 

As Deputy Director (DVC equivalent) of Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education in Australia, I performed the following functions:

 

·         handling the  strategic planning and organizational accountability;

·         managing all Institute operations including prudent financial and human resource acquisition/allocations/acquittals;

·         developing and maintaining property/facilities;

·         managing students & staff wellbeing; and

·         coordinating complaints and dispute resolution.

 

As Acting Chair of the School of Justice and Business Law at Edith Cowan University in Perth (Australia), the functions I performed included:

 

·         representing the School at Faculty Board

·         appointing sessional staff

·         supervising workload distribution

·         supervising student enrolments

·         dealing with inquires about the Program from the outside community, including the media, and

·         compiling and presenting Program results to the Faculty Board of Examiners

 

As Research Coordinator at Edith Cowan University in Perth (Australia), the functions I performed included:

 

·         recruiting and supervising research assistants for the School

·         initiating and contributing to research policy;

·         mobilising staff to get involved in research and to present their works to a wider readership through publishing and conference presentations;

·         supervising research staff activities;

·         instructing specialist consultants in the production of research results; and

·         administering research budgets.

 

As Coordinator, Legal Studies Degree Program at Edith Cowan University in Perth (Australia), the functions I performed included:

 

·         employing staff (full time and part-time)

·         advising students on course progress, course plans, including minor area of study, potential enrolment, University rules and procedures;

·         approving student applications for exemptions, course plans, transfers, and assessment deferrals;

·         advertising and promoting the course through attendance at, and contributions to, conferences, seminars and community meetings;

·         dealing with inquiries from the community regarding admissions and postgraduate studies and, from students, regarding course progress and course procedures;

·         initiating and organising student practical works with organisations such as Community Legal Agencies, with tremendous publicity spin-off for the University;

·         supervising sessional staff (this involved weekly meetings, vetting of unit outline development, assisting with lecture room set-up, checking borderline and failed student essays, procuring and reproducing teaching materials, and motivating staff);

·         developing new unit outlines;

·         compiling assessment grades and examination results for all the units;

·         organising and revising information about course units for the University Handbook; and

·         establishing Consultative Committees and facilitating their operation (e.g. organising meetings and preparing submissions).

 

As Acting Head, Sociology Section, School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in Nigeria, the functions I performed included:

 

·         conducting admissions for students

·         supervising staff teaching and interaction with students

·         presenting results to the School Examination Board

·         advocating for teaching and office resources; and

·         reviewing discipline matters.

 

Committee responsibilities

 

I have been involved in several committees and working parties within the university sector. My contributions in this context range from leading to participating, researching, reviewing and preparing working documents. Where I did not have the responsibility as the leader, I assisted in creating a climate within which other members were encouraged to participate actively. I have also contributed extensively to the administrative responsibilities of the sector.

 

At Salem University, Lokoja Nigeria, I served as:

 

§  Member, Governing Council Finance and General Purposes Committee

§  Chairman, Governing Council Appointments and Promotions Committee

§  Member, Governing Council Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee

§  Member, Governing Council University Tenders Board

§  Member, Governing Council Development Committee

§  Chairman, Senate

§  Chairman, Senate Curriculum Development Committee

§  Chairman, Senate Ceremonies Committee

§  Chairman, Senate Committee of Deans and Academic Directors

§  Chairman, Senate Research Grant Committee

§  Chairman, Senate Publications Committee

§  Chairman, Senate Sports Committee

§  Chairman, University Congregation

§  Member, University Convocation

 

At Batchelor Institute, Northern Territory, Australia

 

§  Chairman, Senior Management Committee

§  Chairman, Finance Committee

§  Chairman, Buildings and Grounds Committee

§  Chairman, Promotions Committee

§  Chairman, Library Committee

§  Chairman, Arts Committee

§  Chairman, Child Care Management Committee

 

 

At Edith Cowan University (ECU) Perth Australia, I served as:

 

§  Member, University Academic Board.

§  Member, Law Education Consultative Committee. My role included organising meetings, preparing background papers, and leading discussions.

§  Member, University Research and Development Committee. In this Committee and also as a member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Discipline Panel for ARC small grant, I reviewed several research proposals and participated in funding allocation decisions.

§  Member, Working Party on the Winter School Conference on Race and Sex. Nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Millicent Poole, to represent Edith Cowan University on this Working Party, I assisted organisers of the conference, the Equal Opportunity Commission, WA, in the selection of topics, themes, and speakers.

§  Member, Working Party on the Internationalisation of University Curriculum.

§  Member, Working Party on Bachelor of Jurisprudence. I coordinated staff input into the course proposal. Two of the staff and I later developed a generic first year unit (JUR1101: Introduction to Law) which came on offer from Semester 1, 1999.

§  Member, Cultural Awareness Program in partnership with the Equal Opportunity Office. I contributed to a program of action finalised for implementation by the Equal Opportunity Office.

§  Member, Fulbright Symposium Proposal Committee. I contributed to the preparation (researching and writing) of a proposal which was submitted for funding. I also investigated suitable keynote speakers from the US, identifying the Chief of Family Court of Hawaii.

§  Reviewer of student appeals. I reviewed numerous student appeals, each time creating a meticulous process and producing results that preserved the integrity of the University and, at the same time, resolving all matters in dispute.

§  Organiser of Academic Marketplace Forum - a focus group discussion about the Vice Chancellor’s Academic Marketplace Forum. I set up the process for this discussion, collated all the views of the faculty and forwarded them to the University Management.

§  Member, Appointment/Selection committees for the Faculties of Arts, Health and Human Sciences; and Community Studies, Education and Social Sciences.

§  Member, HECE Round 3 Faculty Review Committee. I represented the School of Justice and Business Law on this Committee and reviewed applications from contract staff who wished to be considered for an ongoing appointment.

§  Member, Faculty of Business and Public Management Research Committee and Faculty of Health and Human Services Research Committee. I contributed to the development of the Faculties’ research strategic plans, reviewed funding applications, and participated in research policy formulation.

§  Member, Student Postgraduate Research Sub-Committee, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, ECU: School Representative (1997). I reviewed research proposals, students’ progress, and examination results.

§  Member, Professional Development Committee, Arts Faculty. I participated in the review of staff applications for conference attendance, study leave, and post graduate studies.

§  Member, Working Party on BA Communication and (Inter) Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts.

 

At Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria, I served as:

 

§  Departmental Representative, Faculty Admissions and Registration Committee, 1984-87

§  Officer, Departmental Registration for students, 1986-87

§  Member, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ABU Branch) Electoral Committee, 1987

§  Departmental Examination Officer, Sociology Department, 1985-86

§  Member, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Electoral Committee, 1984-85

§  Departmental Examination Assistant Officer, 1983-85

§  Member, Admissions Committee, School of Basic Studies, ABU Zaria, 1982-83

 


PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

 

Professional association involvement

 

I have had membership in several professional associations and have contributed to the advancement of their discipline areas through active conference participation, discussion, networking, and the sharing of materials. The associations include:

·         National Association of Criminologists and Security Practitioners (Nigeria)

·         Association of African Universities

·         Association of West African Universities

·         Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management

·         Australian Institute of Management

·         International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners

·         Research Committee of the Sociology of Law

·         World Society of Victimology

·         Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

·         National Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (Australia)

·         Australasian Evaluation Society

·         Australian Crime Prevention Council

·         African Studies Association of Australia and the Pacific (AFSAAP)

·         National Anthropological and Sociological Association, Nigeria (I was Assistant General Secretary and acted as General Secretary 1985-87).

 

Special professional roles

 

·         Rapporteur General, 14th General Conference and Golden Jubilee Celebrations, Association of African Universities, Accra Ghana. June 4-8, 2017.

·         Resource Person, Association of African Universities Leadership Development Programme. 2015 - Date.

·         Chair, National Universities Commission Ad-hoc Accreditation Panel to Joseph Afe Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji, Osun State. Nigeria. 12-15 July 2015.

·         Chair, Education and Social Security Sub-Committee, Technical Advisory Group appointed by Kogi State Government to support National Conference Delegates of Kogi Origin, Lokoja & Abuja. March-June 2014.

·         Chair, Communique Writing Committee, 2nd High Level Meeting of the GlobalPower Women Network Africa. Held at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja Nigeria, 27-28 June 2013.

·         Association of African Universities Representative and Rapporteur, African Peer Review Mechanism Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa. March 2011.

·         Consultant, Workshop facilitation to develop a National Police and Indigenous Advisory Council, Canberra. 2002.

·         Chair, three Concurrent sessions at the African International Conference in Perth. 1999

·         Chair, Concurrent session at the Triennial Conference of the World Society of Victimology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 25-29 August 1997.

·         Chair, Concurrent Session at the National Conference on Juvenile Justice Conference, Adelaide. 26-27 July 1997.

·         Editor, the Australian Crime Prevention Council Journal, 1995 -97.

·         Reviewer for the Australian Journal of Social Issues; Journal of Criminal Justice; and Trends and Issues, Australian Institute of Criminology

·         Chair, Concurrent session at the Youth 2000 International Conference 19-22 July 1995. Middlesbrough, UK.

·         Chair, Concurrent session at the 8th International Symposium on Victimology. 21-26 August 1994, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia

·         Expert Adviser, Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Training - on Career Information for Criminologist.

·         Member, Constitution Drafting Committee, African Studies Centre of Western Australia.

·         Member, WA Equal Opportunity Commission Conference Organising Committee

·         Adviser, Organising Committee on African Studies Conference in November 1999. I served as a reviewer of papers before they were accepted or rejected.

·         Member, State Crime Prevention Advisory Committee.

·         Member, National Conference Organising Committee: International Conference on "Crime and the Politics of Fear" by the Australian Crime Prevention Council.

·         Adviser, The National Police Cross-cultural Awareness Curriculum Writing Party (coordinated by the National Police Ethnic Advisory Bureau, Melbourne).

·         Member, Organising Committee. State Conference on "Preventing Crime: Everybody's Business" by the Australian Crime Prevention Council (WA Branch)

·         Member and Consultant, National Alienation Project Management Committee, Western Region. Geraldton.

·         Member, Working Party on the Politics and Legal Studies (TEE) Syllabus, Secondary Education Authority Perth.

·         Convener, Conference working party on the formation of the African Society of Victimology, Adelaide.

 

Contributions to the local communities: examples

 

·         Chairman, Constitution Review Committee, River Park Estate Abuja, Nigeria

·         Resource Person, Constitution Drafting, Igala Professors Forum

·         Executive Chaplain (at Major General Rank), International Chaplaincy (African Mission).

·         Member, Board of Trustees, and Conference speaker, Reconcilers Ministry, Nigeria.

·         Chairperson, African Australian Advancement Centre, Perth Australia. I established this organisation as a vehicle for building bridges between African migrants and the mainstream Australian society. Under my leadership, the organisation undertook many community projects.

·         Chairperson, Connecting African Youth Forum Western Australia. Established to link service providers to African young people in order to minimise alienation and behavioural challenges.

·         Chairperson, African Christian Inspiration Ministries. I founded this faith-based organisation to train leaders, rejuvenate spiritual relationships, and demonstrate Godly living. There were dramatic results in many lives: turned around, filled with hope and vigour to change their circumstances, and positioned as exemplary community leaders.

·         Vice President, Multicultural Arts of Western Australia. In this capacity, I helped the organisation, among other things, to develop a Business Plan and to draft a legal agreement with a Maori group.

·         Member, African Youth Task Force Management.

·         Expert Adviser (on the prevention of school violence and the design/implementation of discipline policies), Carnarvon Primary School, Western Australia.

·         Organiser, 'Public Discussion on the Decriminalisation of Marijuana', Joondalup Campus, ECU. A forum for debates on the status of the use and possession of cannabis in our society - video recording is available in libraries for public use.

·         Itinerant Speaker, Churches in Nigeria, Australia, etc.

·         Expert Adviser on 'Racism Kit', One World Centre, Perth Australia

·         Expert Adviser, Fremantle Community Justice Group, Perth Australia.

 

 

 


HONOURS/AWARDS (SAMPLE)

 

1.      MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD 2013 by Salem University Council and Senate for work as Pioneer Vice Chancellor during Convocation of the first set of graduants.

 

2.      EXECUTIVE CHAPLAIN AWARD 2012:  Decorated as Major General in International Chaplaincy (African Chapter) for Excellence in Leadership.

 

3.      Proprietors and Chancellor’s Award of Excellence 2011 for leading the team to pioneer the Transformational Academic Excellence Mission of Salem University.

 

4.      NAIDOC Week 2007 Secretary’s RAPS Award for delivering an excellent result in the repatriation of Indigenous human remains from the United Kingdom.

 

5.      Australia Day 2006 Secretary’s Citation for Excellence in Managing Outcomes, presented to my team responsible for reforming the Northern Territory Aboriginal Land Rights Act

 

6.      Australia Day 2005 Secretary’s Citation for Excellence in Managing Outcomes, presented to my team responsible for repatriating Indigenous human remains from Sweden.

 

7.      “Aboriginal Warrior” artwork, presented to me in 2003 for Excellence in Managing the Operations of Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

 

8.      Excellence in Teaching 2000, voted by my students at Edith Cowan University, Perth, in the Faculty Dean’s Awards

 

9.      Western Australian Premier’s Literary Award 1998, for the publication of Our State of Mind: Racial Planning and the Stolen Generations.


 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 

·         Reading

·         Writing  

·         Football

·         Jogging

·         Music

·         Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International

·         Rotary International

·         Community empowerment.