The Policy Strategy and Leadership Course 17 (2015) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies was on Monday April 13th, 2015 inaugurated by the Director General Professor Tijjani Muhammed-Bande, OFR. He was represented by the Secretary/Director of Administration of the Institute, Mr. Jonathan Mela Juma, mni. Declaring the Course open, the DG noted that the course which draws participants from public and private sector organization is designed to hone the Policy conceptualization capacity of middle-level executives as well as prepare them to assume strategic leadership roles. He urged participants to take advantage of the rich course curriculum and the resourcefulness of the facilitators to acquire new knowledge. The four-week course is run in modules: Policy, Strategy, Leadership Practices and Management Styles, and it involves a lot of practical experience sharing. Also, on each course, a specific national policy is selected for review by participants. The current course will review the Policies on the Petroleum Industry. This will involve a comparative study of the current global practices in the Industry and an examination of the implication of a fluctuating oil price on Nigeria’s economy. Participants would embark on a two day study tour to key agencies/actor in the Industry.