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”

AMI is hiring: Business Learning Manager

AMI is a pan-African entrepreneurial social business that empowers African managers, entrepreneurs and young professionals through practical and accessible learning and development tools. We help businesses develop productive and motivated workforces, we help entrepreneurs build thriving enterprises, and we help professionals develop new skills and advance their careers.

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 an innovative peer accountability process.

AMI is expanding rapidly.  We are looking for an ambitious and talented Business Learning Manager to adapt our world-class content to the meet the needs of our business clients, to lead execution and scale-up of our innovative blended learning approach, lead a team of expert facilitators and play a leading role in developing our next batch of exciting and high-quality AMI courses.

The Business Learning Manager will report to the Chief Learning Officer and Chief Product Officer, and will work closely with the business development team to support clients across East Africa and beyond. You will be a key senior player in a dynamic, international team focused obsessively on results. We work hard, innovate constantly and have fun in the process. Continue reading “AMI is hiring: Business Learning Manager”

AMI trains 200 KAPS employees on customer service

Kenya Airports Parking Services (KAPS) has partnered with the African Management Initiative (AMI) to train over 200 managers and parking attendants in a KES 3 million project to help maintain its market leadership amid rising customer service expectations. KAPS, East Africa’s premier parking services provider, has partnered with AMI to train employees in topics such … Continue reading AMI trains 200 KAPS employees on customer service

Wanted: Junior Business Development Executive

  AMI is an entrepreneurial African social business that empowers African managers and entrepreneurs through practical and accessible learning and development tools. We are looking for an ambitious and talented Junior Business Development Executive to establish and aggressively expand of our work on the ground with partners and companies in Kenya. The Junior Business Development … Continue reading Wanted: Junior Business Development Executive

Catalysing Management Development in Africa – Full

Africa has the potential for real progress. It has natural resources in abundance and a young expanding population. Foreign investment is on the rise. But Africa’s economic growth, among the fastest in the world, is rapidly draining the pool of local managers. These are the very people who are vital for translating opportunities into tangible results, increased competitiveness and a better life for all.

This report by the African Management Initiative – formed by the Association of African Business Schools, the Global Business School Network, the Tony Elumelu Foundation and the Lundin Foundation – draws on interviews with over 50 experts and employers, and dozens of secondary resources, to understand the management gap from an individual and organisational perspective. It maps Africa’s existing education and training landscape and identifies pockets of excellence. It illustrates that the current management development ecosystem is insufficient to meet the requirements of Africa’s buoyant economies, and presents ideas for intervention and recommendations for next steps.

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