AMI's Impact

AMI is pioneering a new approach to skills development – one that actually works. Over 97 percent of AMI users apply what they learn at work, and 86% report improved effectiveness, according to our recent impact survey.

The December 2015 Impact Survey collected data from the 1,500+ managers, entrepreneurs and professionals who have participated in AMI’s structured blended-learning programmes, as well as the larger group of over 10,000 who have taken our courses. Among the former group, 72% reported an improvement in key management skills after engaging with AMI and 85% of entrepreneurs reported an improvement in operating efficiency. 67% said AMI was either much more (35%) or more (32%) helpful than any other training provider they had experienced, while 15% said this was the first time they had accessed formal business training or education. Read the full report below or Click here to download the AMI Impact survey 2015. . Continue reading “AMI's Impact”

AMI’s Impact

AMI is pioneering a new approach to skills development – one that actually works. Over 97 percent of AMI users apply what they learn at work, and 86% report improved effectiveness, according to our recent impact survey.

The December 2015 Impact Survey collected data from the 1,500+ managers, entrepreneurs and professionals who have participated in AMI’s structured blended-learning programmes, as well as the larger group of over 10,000 who have taken our courses. Among the former group, 72% reported an improvement in key management skills after engaging with AMI and 85% of entrepreneurs reported an improvement in operating efficiency. 67% said AMI was either much more (35%) or more (32%) helpful than any other training provider they had experienced, while 15% said this was the first time they had accessed formal business training or education. Read the full report below or Click here to download the AMI Impact survey 2015. . Continue reading “AMI’s Impact”

Talent spotlight

Are you struggling to find great people? A recent study conducted by EY survey on talent trends in Sub Sahara found that 70% of African firms are recruiting, yet many report that they are taking longer to fill vacancies. They are also experiencing higher staff turnover. Click here for the survey

We hear about the ‘Talent’ problem regularly from our business clients. So we decided to pilot a new service, that aims to leverage AMI’s database of skilled and talented individuals, to help our business clients find great people.

AMI Talent will provide business clients with pre-qualified shortlists of candidates for job vacancies in middle management or entry level positions, against criteria determined by the company. We will provide a rich dataset on the candidates experience, qualifications, and critically, their performance on our courses and against our peer-reviewed competency analysis questionnaires. You’ll find great people in 4 easy steps:

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Learning and development round-up

In this section, we’ll spotlight trends in learning and development globally. This article is from Trainingmag.com, and covers 5 key trends:

  • Going Mobile
  • Understanding social learning
  • Adaptive learning
  • Aligning with business objectives
  • Measuring effectiveness

Although learning is one of the most mature areas of talent management, it is also one of the most innovative. With recent technology advancements and the rapid adoption of social collaboration, learning and development has come a long way. Yet making a decision to improve a learning management program and invest in a learning management solution is often a daunting challenge. Five key trends and best practices that companies should consider include the use of mobile technology, adoption of social learning tools, alignment with corporate objectives, use of adaptive learning principles, and the ability to measure effectiveness.  Continue reading “Learning and development round-up”

Catalysing Management Development in Africa – Summary

“There is an Africa that you don’t hear about very much… this is the Africa that is changing, the Africa of opportunity, the Africa where people want to take charge of their own destinies.” — Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

 

Introduction

Africa appears to have reached a turning point. Once dismissed as a hopeless continent beset by war and famine, it is now frequently touted as the next frontier for opportunity and investment. Africa has an abundance of natural wealth and a young and fast-growing population. GDP growth has outpaced many other regions over the last decade, driven in part by rising commodity prices, but also by growing domestic demand and increasingly sophisticated local markets.

If the continent is to capitalise on this potential, it will require managers with vision and competence who possess the personal drive, commercial acumen and technical skills necessary to develop successful and healthy institutions.

While Africa boasts a few excellent schools of management and some good corporate training initiatives, the overall efforts to develop high quality managers are entirely inadequate to meet the opportunities the next few decades will bring. More young Africans are pursuing higher education, but too often, the quality is low.

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