AMI is hiring: Senior Business Development Manager, Nairobi, Kenya

AMI is expanding rapidly and is looking for an ambitious Senior Business Development Manager to join our team in Nairobi as we expand our portfolio of business and organisational clients in East Africa. S/he will report to the General Manager, East Africa as a senior member of a team of BD Managers and Associates. The … Continue reading AMI is hiring: Senior Business Development Manager, Nairobi, Kenya

AMI is looking for a Partnerships Manager: Entrepreneur and Youth Programmes

AMI is a pan-African entrepreneurial social business that empowers African entrepreneurs, job seekers and managers through practical and accessible learning and development tools. We have developed Africa’s first online social learning platform (web and mobile), and combine cutting-edge technology, world-class content, in-person workshops and innovative coaching and feedback tools. We have reached over 20,000 individuals … Continue reading AMI is looking for a Partnerships Manager: Entrepreneur and Youth Programmes

5 surprises for AMI during 4 years of developing people across Africa

Let’s start by stating the obvious: People matter. In fact, people doing a good job – performing effectively and responsibly – underpin pretty much everything. But what’s less obvious, is how to help people and organisations unlock their potential. And how do you do this at scale, with lasting impact, while making money? That’s the … Continue reading 5 surprises for AMI during 4 years of developing people across Africa

Developing people – Does it really work?

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?

AMI Workshop – The Talent Question: Developing Leaders & Teams within SA’s Innovative Businesses

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

How adults learn and why so many of us hate training workshops..

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..