“The programme was a fabulous success – we’re hoping we can do this again.” Prof Susan Steinman, Founder of People Bottomline Consultancy. It is the 2nd of February 2016 in sunny South Africa and 200 young would-be entrepreneurs embark on a 2-month programme to learn how to launch their business ideas. The programme, a collaboration … Continue reading Building the Next Generation of SA Entrepreneurs’
The YES programme has produced some extraordinary numbers: in a six-week period, over 350,000 resources downloaded by 3500 young participants, who contributed 4,000 course and academy posts and 10,000 likes or acknowledgements of the contributions of others. AMI provided the online component of this very ambitious programme with our partner the Enterprise Development Centre in Lagos, … Continue reading AMI and EDC-Lagos launch online training component of BOI’s Youth Entrepreneurship Programme
Middle management is not a topic that typically grabs headlines. Yet effective middle managers hold the key to Africa’s prosperity. African organisations across sectors and of different sizes cite a talent gap at the middle manager level. Traditional training models are failing to close this gap. Africa needs a fresh approach to help millions of … Continue reading Middle managers – Africa’s unlikely heroes?
Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa due to the accelerated infrastructure investment and the emergence of a large middle class. However, there are concerns about the current lack of talent development in management training, employability and entrepreneurial skill to sustain the growth. While most Kenyan companies consider training and development to … Continue reading Blended Learning Outlook in Kenya
Harley’s was faced with a unique opportunity – to give their senior management team a boost in their leadership and management skills to help them thrive. Harley’s Limited is recognized as one of the most respected Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment providers in East Africa, and have been growing steadily for years. Their Managing Director, Nishil … Continue reading Transforming leadership at a large Kenyan pharmaceuticals and medical supplies distributor
Entrepreneurs tend to cite funding availability as the ‘make or break’ for business success. But a recent report by private foundation RippleWorks found that while funding matters, talent is one of the biggest constraint for entrepreneurs. And critically, finding and developing skilled people is the only challenge that gets tougher as a company expands. The … Continue reading The Human Capital crisis – how social enterprises can solve their talent problem