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
Lifelong learning, blended learning, just-in-time learning, just-for-you learning… Confused? Read on… As we near the end of the first quarter, we’d like to share 5 insights around learning trends we’re seeing among our clients across Africa. This is based on data, experience and feedback from working with over 15,000 individuals and dozens of organisations across the continent. … Continue reading Top 5 learning trends among African companies
The Solar energy space is booming thanks to the huge global demand for energy access, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and an urgent need for skills development and training to support this exciting new sector. Since 2008, the amount of solar energy connected to the grid has increased more than 20 fold. This … Continue reading AMI supports and trains the growing solar energy workforce
Youth unemployment is one of today’s most pressing challenges, particularly in Africa. But most skills development and employability solutions are expensive and hard to scale. While cost recovery models are starting to emerge, they are not used widely by the private sector. AMI & The Mastercard Foundation AMI partnered with the MasterCard Foundation to develop and … Continue reading A Scalable Model for Youth Employability Training