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On the 27th and the 28th of November, Itim International, HR Boosters and NABC offer you a two-day training on HR Approaches in Sub-Sahara Africa.

The training focuses on the understanding of the following HR systems in SSA: job descriptions, conflict management, talent management, performance management, succession management and career management including their intercultural implications.

By the end of the training, participants are able to understand and act upon the HR systems in SSA mentioned above including the underlying cross-cultural reasons and logic.

According to the Economist Intelligent Unit, 70% of international ventures that fail, do so due to cultural misunderstandings.

For more information, there will be an informative webinar on the 11th of November at 2 pm (CET): Sign up here.


Program: Day 1         

09:00                     Introduction to the program and objectives       

10:00                     Managing people in Africa: an inventory of cases                

10:15                     Coffee break

10:30                     Managing performance in Africa                              

12:30                     Lunch

13:15                     The cultural Framework 

15:15                     Team development, conflict and managing differences        

16:15                     Motivation techniques                                                 

17:00                     Wrap up

Day 2

09:00                     Dimensions of managing teams                                                

10:00                     Situational management                                             

10:15                     Coffee break

10:30                     Practical applications and cases                    

12:30                     Lunch

13:15                     Career mgt and creating a talent pool for succession                      

15:00                     Job descriptions in an African mindset                   

17:00                     Evaluation and drinks



Alette Vonk

Alette Vonk is a trainer and a team- and organizational coach on Intercultural Management. She is a development sociologist and in the past twenty years she has been stimulating and managing change processes of teams, organizations and communities. For ten years she worked in the development business in West Africa: in Cameroon, Benin and in Ghana.

Lex Lindeman : Talent Developer at HRBoosters for Africa

Lex Lindeman has over 25 years experience as leadership development consultant in Africa and he’s a member of the Expert Advisory Network of the Frontier Strategy GroupClient base include, Heineken group, Bank of Africa, KCB, Airtel, Safaricom, Shell, Nestlé, Swissport, BAT and many other private and public organisations. He’s a writer of impactful leadership development articles in e.g "Management" (East Africa), International HR Forum.

Practical information

Date: Thursday and Friday 27-28 November
Time: 09-17 hours
Location: Amsterdam
Address: Idem
Parking: Idem
Language: English
Dress code: None
Costs: Members € 1195,-       Non-members € 1395,-

Registration period: until Tuesday 25  November


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Event details

Training 'HR Approaches in SSA'
From November 18, 2014
Till November 20, 2014
NABC events
Amsterdam, Netherlands