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The COVID-19 global pandemic forced organisations to “unfreeze” and “re-freeze” in new ways including remote and hybrid working, increased focus on employee wellness, more digitization, and the need to address rising employee expectations.  The fourth industrial revolution on its part has rendered certain jobs redundant while at the same occasioning the need for different skill sets.

The post-covid mass resignations as well as the changing nature of work have also given rise to a shortage of skills in some industries making the voice of employees that much stronger in defining the kind of work they want to do how, where, and when they want to do it. And it doesn’t stop there.  There’s the Ukraine war and indications by economists that a global economic recession is looming. It would appear then that the two things that are certain are change and uncertainty.

With all these shifts it is easy to understand why the expectations on the Human Resource (HR) professionals and the functions they lead are rising.  Indeed, today the place of HR professionals can be likened to what the place of Finance professions was during the Global Financial crisis.

Conference Objectives

The Strathmore 2023 HR Summit seeks to encapsulate these changes and provide some practical interventions.  In the words of Diane Gherson, former Chief Human Resources Officer at IBM and now Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, “This generation of HR leaders has been appointed by history to define the workplace of the post-industrial era” .

Below is the list of topics to be discussed:

  1. The evolving HR frontier: Developing enabling capabilities and mindsets for sustained impact.
  2. Self-care for the HR Professional in a rapidly evolving work environment.
  3. Emerging technologies in business: What are the technologies that are shaping the future of organizations.
  4. Data Analytics for HR: Evidence Based decision Making.
  5. Anchoring success: Effective talent management in an evolving value system.
  6. Purpose Driven Leadership: the growing focus on ESG?

Summit Outcomes

The HR Summit intends to provide a platform for these HR Leaders to define this post-industrial era workplace jointly and collaboratively.


Joseph Choge
Group CEO
Unga group

(Keynote Speaker)

Dr. Vincent Ogutu
Vice Chancellor

(Keynote Speaker)

CHRP Ahmed Quresha Abdullahi
Executive Director

Jane Mutisya
HR projects Director
Career Management Centre

CHRP Fred Wasike
Director, Human Resources and Corporate Sustainability
Isuzu East Africa Ltd

Paul Breloff
CEO & Co-Founder

Dr. Mélani Prinsloo
Founding Member
Infusion Knowledge Hub

Naomi May
Faculty and HR Consultant
Strathmore Business School

Louise Claassen 
ORBmersive Co-founder & Executive Fellow at Henley
Business School Africa

Sean Hettema
Independent Consulting
Strathmore Business School

Catherine Wahome
Faculty and HR Consultant
Strathmore Business School

Annual HR Summit Registration Form

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  • Payment Details:

  • Cost: Kshs. 45,000
    Early Bird Kshs. 40,000 (Early bird offer is valid for registration received before 18th June 2024 at 5:00pm EAT)
    Corporate Table at Kshs. 300,000 (for 8 people)


July 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am EAT
July 14, 2023 @ 5:00 pm EAT
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Robert Ireri
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Strathmore University Auditorium