Advanced Excel For Future Leaders Powered By Alexis Consult Nig Ltd


Data analysis remains key to the success of every business environment. Without which it would be difficult to make key effective decisions. Individuals get scared when they hear the word analysis, it simply means “thorough examination”.
In recent times various tools and software have been developed to assist with analysis of numerical data. The most common of all is the Microsoft excel, which is commonly used by various sectors (banking, oil and gas, agriculture, telecommunication) of the economy, either for basic (plus and minus) or complex analysis.
In addition to analysis excel spreadsheets have become somewhat of a standard for data storage, at least for smaller data sets, making it an effective data entry tool for financial, mathematical, statistical calculations as well as very complex analysis using statistical packages.
An essential element of good business practice is the ability to incorporate financial models into business decisions. Financial modelling is a mandatory activity if you are involved in financial decision making/planning related to large corporate/ Project. The advantage with Excel is its impressive in-built analytical capabilities, the accuracy and speed it provides to come to a right conclusion

 It will surprise you to know that most people who are involved in analysis within organization are not excel proficient. Some people still adopt the system of using calculator for simple analysis after which the results are keyed into the excel sheet.

• Excel offers impressive in-built analytical capabilities, accuracy and efficiency to advanced users in a business environment. 
• Microsoft Excel help organization to streamline processes; improve efficiencies and meet reporting requirements in calculation, analysis and organization of simple and complex data. 
• Participation in the advanced excel training, will save cost expended in time to search, retrieve and analyse critical data by more than 50% which can be ploughed back into beneficial activities to drive increased business growth.
• An in-house training is an effective approach for your organisation as it provides an opportunity for staff to learn together and share experiences long after the course is over. This approach creates a collaborative work environment which demonstrates successful acquisition and use of knowledge. 
• Advanced excel course provides extended knowledge into some of the more specialized and advanced capabilities of Excel by automating some common tasks, perform tasks such as running calculations on data, sorting and filtering numeric data, applying advanced analysis techniques to more complex data sets, collaborating on worksheets with others, and sharing Excel data with other applications. 
• Proficient users of excel will be able to develop an integrated financial model or project finance model.
• Individual will be able to balance accounts, including excess cash and revolver with ease. 
• Perform Balance sheet / cash flow statement crosscheck

• Business Executives (CEO’s, Senior Managers)
• Executives in investment banking
• Financial Analysts and Accountants, 

• Research, Statisticians, Project Managers, Business Analyst, 
• Operations Manager, Procurement Executives, Inventory, HR and Admin Executives, 
• Information Managers, and anyone that works with lots of data and need to make sense for business needs, etc. 
• Corporate and strategic planners
• It is also ideal for people who want a career in any of the above activities.

• Must be computer literate
• Should have basic knowledge of Excel

Our faculty comprises of qualified Professionals with verse experience and exposure in programs delivery; they bring on board real-life experiences relevant to the practical usability scenarios enabling participant deliver tasks in a business environment.

Alexis Consult Ltd has over the years delivered highly customized training intervention programs suitable to meet clients’ needs and expectations. Key clients who have benefited from our training services include but not limited to;

The training is designed to run for 2 days. This is to allow adequate time for knowledge acquired to be transformed into practical with help from facilitators. 
The training will feature 
• Practical illustrations during training
• Interaction amongst participants and with facilitators
• Presentation
• Question and answer

• 80,000 per person
• 10% discount for a group of 10
• 5% discount for early bird registration


Golden Tulip Hotel

1C Evo Crescent, GRA Phase II





9th and 10th October, 2015



9am to 4pm 




For further information please contact the following:
Alexis Consult Nig Ltd.
4th Floor NEC Building,
1 Engineering Close,
Victoria-Island, Lagos


No 23 Mbonu street, 
D-line, Port Harcourt
Rivers state
Tel: +2349090692558


Nnamdi Chiadikobi
Project Assistant



Nkoli Agusiobo
Programme Director







Professional mentors are invaluable to have at any stage in your career. The bulk of what mentors can provide is experience and knowledge from that experience. They’ve been in your shoes, they know how you feel, and they are willing to share their experiences with you. They can be a support system in your career, offering advice, knowledge, inspiration, networking and job opportunities.

But how do you find and keep a mentor?




Find someone you admire.

You don’t have to look high and low to find someone inspiring; they don’t have to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or the businesswoman with five kids and two start-ups under her belt. Look around at those closest to you. Look at those directly above you. Who do you work with? Have you met someone and thought, “Wow, they really have it together”? Ask yourself what you could improve on in your own career and find someone who has already been down that path or has that skill you’re seeking to learn. Try going to networking events in your areas of expertise.




Strike up a conversation.

People like to socialize. They also like to talk about themselves. Start with a simple “Hi”; a greeting is all it takes it start the conversation. Ask them out for a cup of coffee, or out to lunch; tell them you’d love to hear about how they got where the are. Get them talking. Ask what school they went to, what their first job was, where they see themselves in the future. It may be awkward or intimidating to put yourself out there, but the benefits are more than worth it in the long run. No one thinks you’re ask awkward as you think you are. You have nothing to lose over asking someone to lunch; the worst they can say is no. If they do say no, try for a different day or week, it could just have to do with a hectic schedule or looming deadline ahead of them.

No one thinks you’re as awkward as you think you are; be confident and introduce yourself.




Maintain the relationship.

A mentorship doesn’t have to be formal, but it doesn’t hurt to tell them your intentions. Ask to set up a reoccurring time to meet and talk. It doesn’t have to be every week, but preferably every month, at least for the first few times. If you don’t think it needs to be a formal agreement, just keep in contact, continue asking them out for lunch every once and awhile. Emails and phone calls are also great ways to keep in touch. If something comes up, feel free to contact them and simply ask them their opinion or for advice.

Be sure to thank them for their time and to let them know how appreciative you are for their help and guidance. They want to know they’re making a difference. Let them know of any work achievements or successes that come your way. Also, be sure to ask them about their lives! A mentorship can be a two-way street, they could want advice from you as well.




Return the Favor.

Once you realize how important a mentor can truly be, be one for someone else. Once you’re at the point in your career where you realize you have knowledge that could help someone who’s in a position you once were in, offer yourself as a mentor (or maybe you don’t realize it yet, but I bet they do!). If there’s a team member in your office, or around an event you’re at, who maybe looks a little lost, say hi, let them know you see them. Ask about them, get them talking. It can definitely be intimidating to be alone in a room where everyone else seems to know each other. Let them know you’re there if they ever have any questions. It can be entirely rewarding to offer your expertise in hopes of lifting someone else up in their own career.










5 Ways to Become a Better Office Manager


As an Admin, it usually falls on you to keep the office running as efficiently as possible. But when you combine a team of people with different personalities, various pieces of office equipment and software tools, and a never-ending list of distractions, office management can get a little tricky at times. But all this chaos shouldn’t stop you. In fact, it should be motivation to get and keep your office in shape!

If you want to be a better office manager and develop your management and leadership skills, here are some office management tips to keep things running smoothly.

1.Sharpen your communication skills. Being an effective communicator is critical to everything you do as an assistant, and it expands when you step into a management role. You have to be able to lead meetings, step in for your manager, and represent your executive at public functions. You also need todevelop and polish your public speaking skills. If you’re not comfortable doing any of these things, you will have to brush up! Attend networking events, accompany him or her to their next speaking engagement or conference, and volunteer to present something at the next office meeting. Find ways to practice every chance you get. All of these things will help you become a better communicator!


2.Work on your people management skills. Learning to manage people is very different from managing projects or tasks. It requires more patience and understanding. And it helps if you know a little about personality types and how they impact the way people work and communicate. If you aren’t a natural networker, make a point to learn one new thing about each person you interact with daily. This will help you build relationships and gain a better understanding of each person’s unique abilities and contributions to the team.


3.Be an innovative thinker. Being an effective office manager requires some innovative thinking, especially when it comes to problem solving. As a manager, there are going to be situations (and sometimes people) that you can’t control, as well as challenges that you need to overcome. While it’s easy to get stressed and frustrated in these situations, the better option is to approach them with an innovative mindset. You don’t have to be a “creative type” to develop your innovative thinking skills. Surround yourself with innovative thinkers. Read as much as you possibly can – articles, books, newsletters! Listen to podcasts or audio courses during your commute. As the office manager, it’s important to constantly expose ourselves to new ideas, methods, and industry trends if we want to excel. The new ideas and concepts you bring into your mind will positively impact the way you do your job!


4.Develop your business acumen. As an office manager, it’s vital that you understand how every aspect of your company runs and your role in it. You must understand how your company makes money and where you can impact the bottom line. Being business savvy helps improve your ability to make good judgments and quick decisions each day. As the person responsible for keeping office operations flowing smoothly, it’s your job to keep information flowing and projects moving forward. The more you know about how a business runs and the intricacies of your company in particular, the more successful you’ll be in your role!


5.Continue your education and professional development. The best office managers never stop learning, growing and expanding their knowledge base. Stay on top of technology. Make professional development part of your monthly strategic career plan so it’s consistent and scheduled well in advance. There are lots of things you can do that are free and low fee if you look for them. Keep learning — it’s part of your responsibility as a manager!

Whether you’re the unofficial office manager or its part of your title, polishing your management skills will help you be more successful and effective in every facet of your admin career. Your colleagues will notice it. Your executive will appreciate it. And you’ll be recognized as the well-rounded, competent, innovative office manager that you are!