Accra gets ready to host the third annual African Human Resource Leaders conference under the theme “Employee Engagement and Leadership” on February 28th to March 1st, 2013. This conference is expected to be attended by nearly 100 delegates from both the private and public sector in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and many other African countries who will be addressed by local and international experts.
Delegates will be addressed by a highly powered panel of experienced practitioners led by keynote speaker Kwamina Amoasi Andoh (Country Manager-Ghana, International Labour Organisation) who will deliver a paper, ”Work Place Cooperation”; Mohammed Issa (top business coaching expert and managing director of Kimo Home) will present a special Business Coaching Clinic; and Anita Wiafe-Asinor, (MD, OML Africa) who will speak on “The Impact of Poor Leadership on Employee Engagement.
”Dr Cookie Govender (lecturer, University of Johannesburg); Ebenezer Ofori Agbettor (the Executive Director, Institute of HR Management Practitioners); Kojo Amissah (lead Executive Director, CITAM) and Ola Azeez ( Managing Partner, Remolaz Management Consult) on “Using Learning and Development to Engage Employees”.
Other speakers are Emeka Anazia (Nigerlock PLC) on “Engagement Initiatives Vital for Business Success”; Nadine Rix(Managing Partner, Nyansa Africa) on “ The Effect of Assumptions on Communication”; Fatai Aderogba (Registrar, Al-Ibadan College of Education); Dr Esi Ansah (Managing Partner, Axis Human Capital and associate professor, Ashesi University); and Paul Aninakwah (Country Manager, CIMA).
The 3rd annual African HR conference will be made up of keynote addresses, master classes, panel discussions, open sessions and case studies. Some key highlights of the 2-day conference will be a special Business Coaching Clinic to be hosted by Quantum Shift Coaching Solutions, an evening cocktail and the official launch of Personnel Messenger “magazine, the number one magazine for Africa HR practitioners and people in management.
Announcing this important event, Anita Wiafe-Asinor, Managing Director of OML Africa, the organizers, said “this year’s conference tackles business issues relating to employee engagement, leadership, organisational development and effectiveness as well as other key areas of human resource management such as performance, reward, talent management, etc. Being in the third year of its inception, the 3rd annual African HR conference has been specifically designed to provide insights into human resource management, employee engagement, and organisational development.’’
She continued, ‘’As organizers of this annual convocation of African HR professionals, to get the right solutions, delegates need to hear from business and HR experts who can provide insights into how to overcome people management challenges. Our expert speakers will share what has worked for them and leading practitioners will bring the latest trends, tools and skills that will equip delegates to make an immediate difference to their organizations.”
Some benefits of attending the 3rd annual African HR Leaders conference in Accra include developing the skills and behaviours needed to engage employees; developing a dedicated workforce that is ready to meet the challenges of change; discovering solutions to key HR issues in managing people; learning ways to manage people such as coaching and effective leadership; raising the profile of the HR management; and updating knowledge in current
HR trends and discourse in Africa.