We Facilitate Knowledge Creation & Sharing

Communication and media play very key roles in the development of any society. They make us curious, avid critical thinkers and problem-solvers. At JPDS, we are committed to facilitating the creation and facilitation of knowledge sharing between town and gown and across all sectors.

our three-fold strategy

we facilitate knowledge creation & sharing between the town and grown through this 3-fold strategy.

Quarterly Seminar

Over the years, we ran a couple of small-scale intellectually stimulating seminars. Now we are stepping it up several notches by offering structured inter-disciplinary seminars focussed on personal and professional development.

MediaUp Conversations

With advancements in technology and the world at large come massive changes in the the operation of the media and communication. Therefore, only the professionals and organizations that adapt to this reality that able to get ahead and stay ahead. MediaUp Workshop is our channel for equipping professionals, teams, and organizations with cutting edge media strategies, trends and tools.

Knowledge Hub

Knowledge Hub is a place dedicated to creating and exchanging interdisciplinary research-based knowledge and processes that advance scholarship, solve societal problems , and accelerate development . It supports learning and learners. Our goal is to use this platform to build top scholars through periodic seminars, mentoring and valuable resources.

The JPDS Story

Over the years, Jacksonites have supported the professional development of the department’s undergraduate and post-graduate students by donating books and guest lecturing on the invitation of the Department’s lecturers. Early in 2018, Jacksonites led by Mr. Jerry Agada (a 2013 graduate) and Dr. Chidiebere Nwachukwu (a 2011 graduate) decided to up the ante by organizing periodic seminars for Jacksonites. Prof. Pat. Utomi (a 1977 graduate), the President of Jacksonites Worldwide &– the Alumni Association of Jacksonites – was the speaker at the first seminar. These seminars did not have a formal structure and were pretty irregular as a result. After a couple of poorly attended sessions, the initiative went into hibernation. It was not sustainable. 

Chinedu Mba (Afigbo), a 1987 graduate saddened by the waning interest and participation in the seminars reached out to Mr. Jerry Agada and Dr. Chidiebere Nwachukwu and mooted the idea of giving the initiative a formal structure and a chance at sustainability.

our seminar style


Our speakers won’t just speak; you will have the chance to ask questions or share ideas during the session. 


The presentations are filled with practical insights from experienced speakers with laudable results. 


Our speakers and participants are from different continents but connected with clear visuals and sound on their smart devices.

Journey So Far

From July 2021 when we launched with our first seminar, we have made some strides.



And to think it all came free of charge. People pay top dollars elsewhere to access the kind of insightful lecture Mr. Obi Emekekwue delivered at the session today.
A. Emeka
Thank you so much for the Jackson series, it has been a great deal of learning for me and I'll continue to be part of it. So far so good
Okereke, Chukwuemeka
Thank you very much. I was lifted by all the sessions held this year. I look forward to even more enticing series come 2022.
Victor Akuma

four ways to partner with us

Activities of the Jacksonites Professional Development Series (JPDS)  have been the result of the skills, expertise and hard work of Jacksonites who volunteer their resources and time. As we forge ahead in pursuit of our vision, we even need more resources and partners. We welcome you to partner with us in any of these five ways.

Be a Speaker

You can speak at our quarterly seminar, workshop or be a guest on our podcast.

Write for Us

For a rich and up to date blog, we welcome original, insightful articles in line with our mission.

Promote our Event

You can promote our event by sharing the flyer, sharing our social media posts, giving us free press, and sharing publicity ideas with us.


Our seminars are virtual and we pay for digital tools and talents to ensure effective sessions. Your donation makes that possible and the more you give, the more we can do.

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