Ghana to host 3rd Annual African HR Leaders Conference in Accra

Kojo Amoasi Andoh of ILO Ghana

Ghana will be hosting the 3rd annual African Human Resource Leaders conference scheduled from 28th February to 1st March 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre. The conference this year will focus on issues relating to employee engagement, leadership, organizational development and effectiveness as well as other key areas of human resource management like performance, reward, talent and management among others.

Organizers of the conference say this year’s event will offer participants the opportunity to hear from business and HR experts who can provide insights into overcoming management challenges. Expert speakers will share experiences that have worked for them as they bring the latest methods to arm participants with tools, skills and strategic insights they need to make positive difference in their organizations.

The two day conference will have activities like Company Spotlight, a Networking Cocktail, a Business Coaching Clinic sponsored by Quantum Shift Coaching Solutions, and the Launch of ‘Personnel Messenger’ magazine. Paul Asinor; the Conference Director and Executive Director of OML Africa says there is a registration rate of $350 per delegate to attend the conference. The theme of the conference is ‘Employee Engagement and Leadership‘, it will have delegates from both the private and public sectors of Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and other countries.

Delegates will be addressed by a highly powered panel of experienced practitioners led by keynote speaker Kojo Amoasi Andoh who is the Country Manager for Ghana of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO Country Manager will deliver a paper on the subject ‘Work Place Cooperation‘.

Mohammed Issa, a business coaching ace and managing director of Kimo Home will also present a special Business Coaching Clinic; and Anita Wiafe-Asinor, manageress of OML Africa will speak on the subject ‘The Impact of Poor Leadership on Employee Engagement‘.

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Other speakers expected to deliver addresses are Ola Azeez; Managing Partner, Remolaz Management Consult, Dr Cookie Govender (lecturer, University of Johannesburg); Ebenezer Ofori Agbettor (the Executive Director, Institute of HR Management Practitioners); Kojo Amissah (lead Executive Director, CITAM), Emeka Anazia (Nigerlock PLC), Nadine Rix (Managing Partner, Nyansa Africa, Fatai Aderogba (Registrar, Al-Ibadan College of Education); Dr Esi Ansah an associate professor at Ashesi University in Ghana and a host of others.

Conference Director Paul Asinor encouraged managers, consultants, and business partners in the Human Resource (HR) field to attend this conference. He also said the event will serve as a great networking hub for heads of administrations and businesses, people in management, managers in charge of training, leadership, organizational development, employee relations, recruitment, group talent, entrepreneurs and all who are vested generally in HR.

Benefits of the 3rd annual African HR Conference will include provision of experience and know-how that will help all who attend to develop the skills and behaviors needed to engage employees, develop a dedicated workforce that is ready to step up to the challenges of change, discover solutions to key HR issues in managing people, organizational development and effectiveness and enable them to learn new ways to manage people like coaching and effective leadership.

Some other benefits will be the ability of participants to learn new and effective ways of raising the profile of the human resource management in their organizations, update their knowledge in current HR trends and discourse in Africa and around the globe, win a half year online subscription to the ‘Personnel Messenger’ HR magazine which will be launched at the conference and other exciting conference goodies and packs.

Anita Wiafe-Asinor, Managing Director of OML Africa, the conference organizers, says this about the conference: ‘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‘.

Sponsors of the 3rd annual African HR Leaders conference are Quantum Shift Coaching Solutions, Kasante ID Systems and ‘Personnel Messenger’ magazine. For more information on this event, email

Source: Oral Ofori

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