“Great vision without great people is irrelevant,” noted Jim Collins the Author of the book; Good to Great. As often mentioned by many scholars, the challenge for the HR function is how to simultaneously play a leading role in the transformation of the organization whilst managing its own evolution.
The recently concluded Human Resource Future Leaders Forum, a simulation of the HR Summit in Sheraton Hotel Kampala was a culmination of vigorous learning’s on driving HR strategy, building a healthy organizational culture and creating and sustaining an engaged workforce.
Uchenna Bessy, Managing Director – Kimberly Ryan, Ms. Irene Kinuthia, Organizational Development Faculty & Coach, and Dr. Vincent Ogutu, Vice Dean Executive Talent Development were the forum’s key speakers with each one echoing the significance of integrating systems and approaches in ensuring that human resource development managers are fit for purpose, effective today, and that they are agile enough to respond to the changing needs of tomorrow’s workplace.
The event under the Strathmore Business School Uganda Leadership Academy was held in partnership with the Human Resource Managers Association of Uganda (HRMAU), a continuous value addition program to strengthen human resource management across East Africa. The future leaders’ forum gathered the participation of over 40 HR directors, L&D managers and Talent managers from the various corporate partners of top tier organizations in the country.
The Uganda Leadership Development Academy which has been largely focused on training executives in financial institutions will spread to other sectors such as telecommunication, among others. SBS has already trained over 200 senior and middle level managers through the Uganda Leadership Development Academy.