Leading and Managing Human Capital

Sustainable Competitive Advantage Seminar
We are introducing a new customised programme to maximise potential and ensure sustainable growth in organisations across sub Saharan Africa.

People are the greatest asset of any organisation.  A motivated, creative and trained workforce can drive an organisation to new levels of success. Human capital will become increasingly critical to organisational success as key economies across sub Saharan Africa move closer towards knowledge-based economies, which are heavily reliant on information, skills and knowledge.

However, too often companies neglect their employees and fail to realise the true potential of their workforces. In addition, organisations frequently view their human capital as a separate issue from establishing and maintaining competitive advantage. Not only does this lead to employee turnover and lower productivity, but it also constrains the ability of organisations to take advantage of new opportunities.

Management of human capital is one of the key challenges facing companies globally. However, in the African context, given shortages of skilled labour, understanding how to retain employees and harnessing their potential is particularly critical.

In response to these challenges and opportunities, TEXEM have joined forces with Aston Business School to put on a bespoke executive education programme, ‘Leading and Managing Human Capital’. The programme will equip delegates with the competencies required to maximise the potential of their workforce and ensure the sustainable growth of their organisations.

The four-day programme (including a visit to a tourist destination) is aimed at senior executives who are responsible for providing leadership and formulating strategic direction, as well as human resources professionals, and will develop insight into how integrating human and strategic goals can enhance organisational performance. Through the latest research and discussions of real-world case studies, delegates will explore how to effectively lead and manage their human capital.

According to the CEO of TEXEM, Alim Abubakre, this programme is timely because it addresses the disconnect between human capital and competitive advantage which is arguably one of the key issues facing many organisations in Africa. This programme would help leaders to develop clear visions and stimulate innovation for success in today’s and tomorrow’s dynamic and fast paced operating environment. Importantly, the ‘Leading and Managing Human Capital’ Programme will also equip delegates with the requisite skill sets that will help them to inspire a culture of excellence, retain and acquire new customers, enhance brand equity and facilitate growth.

Paul Butler, Executive Development Director from Aston Business Schools’ Centre for Executive Development, says that the Programme will bring together the expertise of Dr Uwe Napiersky, Professor Pawan Budhwar and Professor Stephanie Decker to learn how to develop people, teams and the wider organisation, increase employee engagement and help participants to consider and fully understand the strategic challenges facing African organisations.

The programme will be held at Aston Business School, Birmingham UK, between the 21st and the 24th of July 2015. Delegates will benefit from interaction with leading academics and thought leaders from the Aston Business School, and will be empowered to overcome strategic challenges and enhance organisational performance.

TEXEM is an innovative service-based organisation that provides learning platforms for business professionals. Aston Business School is one of the top business schools in the UK and the world, with triple accreditation from the AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS. 

For further details on the programme, please visit: www.texem.co.uk

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