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
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
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?
Every year we deepen our understanding around how adults learn in our markets, and critically, how best we can help participants translate learning into improved on-the-job effectiveness – for themselves, their teams and their businesses. Coming out of 2017, the data confirms what we’ve always aimed for: our programmes deliver a clear return on investment improving … Continue reading AMI’s 2017 Impact Report | Data & Testimonials from our 2017 Programmes
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