Strathmore Business Schools Alumni Association (SBS-AA) was officially launched on Thursday, 22nd November 2012 at the Crowne Plaza. The dinner event was graced by renown Management Thinker and writer, Prof. Charles Handy and Julius Kipng’etich.
In his keynote address Prof. Handy, who has authored many books, among them ‘The Empty Raincoat’ and ‘The Gods of Management’ encouraged organisations and individuals to re-invent themselves. He explained the reinvention process using the Sigmoid Curve which requires one to get a nudge to reinvent or else be faced with a phase of growth and prosperity which eventually declines.
After his speech, which also served as the first memorial lecture of the late James Gachui who was an Industrialist and Alumnus of SBS, was well attended by alumni members. The alumni association was launched by Dr. George Njenga – Dean, SBS, Dr. Ali Noor – Alumni Interim President of the Alumni Association and Prof. Charles Handy – now an Honorary member of the Alumni Association.
In his speech to the fellow alumni, Dr. Noor introduced the Interim Committee members attendees to the audience and also detailed the vibrant plans that the Alumni Association has for them, urging them to join and be a part of transformation.
The Alumni Association has the sole mandate to keep the alumni members in tune with the latest knowledge and best practice as well as connected with each other. Through the association, the alumni will acquire knowledge on an on-going basis that will enhance both personal and professional development as well as competitiveness. The knowledge sessions will be on topical issues in the current environment.
This entails a one-off payment of to the Alumni Association. One is issued with an alumni identification card with own photo and a unique identification number.
This is a yearly membership valid only for the material calendar year. One is issued with an Alumni identification card with own photo and a unique identification number. The card is only valid for the duration of the year, starting from January – December.
Free information sessions with select speakers, 5% discount of tuition fee on SBS programs /seminars and access to Strathmore University Library.
The benefits also include negotiated discounts at Automobile Association, selected health clubs and gyms, selected hotels and lodges, Business Daily and selected insurance companies.