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iHub Consulting By Kennedy Kirui / October 31, 2013

Updated – Affordable business training for entrepreneurs and community members at iHub


iHub Consulting has partnered with the African Management Initiative to bring its members affordable business training, based on an innovative new blended learning model featured by CNN (read more here).

A session had been scheduled for October 29th but due to logistical reasons it had to be postponed. Applications are now opening for our next session on November 12. You can sign up for the training HERE.

iHub/AMI Learning Labs feature video content from top business schools such as Kenya’s Strathmore Business School, tailored for African entrepreneurs and small businesses. A facilitator helps participants apply what they learn to their own businesses.

Feedback from an pilot AMI/iHub session in August was extremely positive.Cheruto, who manages a team of seven staff at online retailer MamaMikes noted she had learnt more about herself and influencing styles from the session:

“I liked the lab-based format because of the interaction, better application to Kenyan/African context and learning with partners,”

she said. Tim who owns his company, Vanadium Consulting and Logistics, and previously worked in the travel industry agreed:

“Excellent session, eye opening and very interesting mix of participants,”

he said.

The next AMI Learning Lab course is called Launchpad: Success at Work in 21st Century Africa, and aims to help managers and entrepreneurs become more effective at work. It covers topics like communication, time management, setting goals and influencing other people.

A facilitated session will be held on Tuesday 12th November 2013 at the iHub from 9.00am to 4.30pm.There will be a subsidized fee of sh. 4,250 per person (payable on the material day) covering training, snacks and lunch. You will need to bring a laptop and set of earphones with you.

Launchpad is the first ever massive open online course (MOOC) offered in Africa, and has been featured by international media, including CNN and the Financial Times.

Sign up HERE to be part of this training. Slots will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis. The class will have a maximum of 20 participants, and extra participants will be trained on a later date to be communicated. If you had already signed up you don’t need to do so again.


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Author : Kennedy Kirui

Kirui is passionate about leveraging technology to solve the day to day challenges that different individuals and organizations face. Kirui has worked as a software developer and a project manager. He is passionate about mentoring the next generation of techies and techpreneurs and hopes to help take the tech ecosystem in Kenya to the next level. When not working with techies you will find Kirui rumbling on and on about rugby and cars. Find him on Twitter @kiruik

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