AMI is expanding rapidly and is looking for an ambitious and talented Business Development Manager to join our team in Johannesburg as we expand our portfolio of clients in Southern Africa. S/he will report to the General Manager, Southern Africa as part of a growing BD team. For this role, we are particularly looking for … Continue reading AMI is looking for a dynamic Business Development Manager based in Johannesburg
Leaders of SGBs (and the intermediaries that support them) are busy people. They’re usually trying to raise capital, hire a great team, deliver impact and hit KPIs. Many end up delaying the important but challenging work of developing people, thinking it’s something for mature businesses. Some have been burned by ineffective and old-fashioned training workshops … Continue reading Developing people – Does it really work?
The African Management Initiative and the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship are leading an immersive workshop on how growth businesses can build management talent as they scale. Finding, keeping and growing great talent is the greatest challenge that investable African enterprises face after access to capital. Growth businesses can face the biggest talent … Continue reading AMI Workshop – The Talent Question: Developing Leaders & Teams within SA’s Innovative Businesses
Imagine the scenario. Its Monday morning. You’re frustrated because you had to wake up earlier than usual. At 5:30 am. Not for a pressing personal priority, but because your company HR has sent you on a compulsory training course in a hotel downtown. And the traffic in that direction is crazy! The last training you … Continue reading How adults learn and why so many of us hate training workshops..
Entrepreneurship programmes have mushroomed across Africa in recent years. Sometimes it seems as though every government, NGO and university is offering one! But for many years we had no idea whether any of these programmes really worked. The data was scant. In fact, academic research on training for small business in emerging markets has been … Continue reading Why Entrepreneurship Training is Failing
AMI is expanding rapidly. We are looking for an ambitious and talented Programme Manager to adapt our world-class content to the meet the needs of our business clients, project-manage client learning programs end-to-end, manage our network of facilitators, and facilitate select client in-person learning sessions. We are hiring a Programme Manager for both Nairobi and Johannesburg. … Continue reading AMI is hiring: Programme Manager Kenya & South Africa