Developing people – Does it really work?

25th June 2018

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 and think ‘training’ is a waste of time. Yet talent-forward companies are starting to see a clear business case for investing learning or coaching early. It’s impacting employee engagement, productivity, and ultimately helping to drive business growth. But what kind of models are working in our region? How does global best practice apply here – if at all? And what is the RoI of developing people in East Africa?

Join us alonside the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs and Creative Metier for a fun quiz and discussion on new approaches to empower your teams and develop your people!

This workshop will use a quiz format to generate discussion around effective strategies for developing people, with a focus on SGBs and the intermediaries that support them. We’ll look at how workplace learning is shifting globally, and what that means for our markets. And we’ll take a deep dive into two models that are generating real impact and RoI for SGBs in East Africa, focusing on concrete data and company testimonials.



7:30 am Welcome coffee and networking
8:00 am Introductions
8:10 am ANDE Intro
8:15 am Quiz and discussion around best practice in developing people – workplace learning, coaching and other models
9:00 am What’s delivering RoI for SGBs in East Africa (1) – a new approach to learning: How AMI’s blended learning model is driving productivity and employee engagement
9:20 am What’s delivering RoI for SGBs in East Africa (2) – a coaching model for East Africa How Creative Metier’s work with small and growing Nairobi businesses enables growth and resilience
9:40 am Questions, discussions, and wrap-up




When: Wednesday 18th July, 2018
From 7:30 am to 10:00 am
Where: Map this event »
African Management Initiative
Kilimani Business Centre
Kirichwa Road
Nairobi, Kilimani Business Centre
Contact: Antony Maina

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