HR PROFESSIONALS BRUNCH 2020
“Strategic Workplace Transformation”
Thursday, February 13th, 2020, 9am to 2:30pm
GHS550 per person
The workplace today is radically different from the workplace 10 years ago and this will be the case 10 years from now. More and more companies are adapting to the ever-changing workplace to stay ahead and stay relevant as Human Resource (HR) professionals continue their strategic approach to lead and transform organizations. As leaders of workplace transformation, HR remains flexible, strategic and dedicated to finding new ways working improves return on investment for employees and the organization as a whole, whether through leadership, culture, engagement, agility, inclusion, dispute management, and/or the latest digital trends.
The HR Professionals Brunch launched in 2019 to bring something different and vibrant to the Human Resource space in Ghana. A platform for HR leaders from various industries and sectors to come together to further establish relationships, share knowledge and exchange ideas.
Click HERE for highlights from the 2019 event.
Special Invited Guests and Speakers
Human Resource Executive
She is a recipient of the Citation for 'Excellence in Agile Workforce Development’ and will speak briefly on the topic' Developing an Agile Culture and Workforce.’
Amma Benneh-Amponsah is the Human Resources Executive for MTN Ghana. Her generalist HR experience and strategic focus has shaped MTN Ghana's talent resourcing, management, development, and workplace culture.
Amma holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Ghana, a Master of Business Administration from Coventry University and a post-graduate qualification in Strategic Management from the Columbia Executive Education program and a member of the Society of Human Resource Management(SHRM).
Her passion for creating people-centered workplaces and ensuring employees are enterprise contributors has earned MTN Ghana its prestigious Investors in People(IIP) accreditation including a global gold recognition, recognition as the best organization in HR best practices in Ghana consecutively and a company culture that exceeds Ghana, West Africa and Global high performing organization norms in consecutive independent Willis Towers Watson assessments.
Amma lends her expertise to Boards both in the ICT and non ICT sector as well as chairs sub-committees of boards in non HR disciplines.
She has spoken on HR platforms about best HR practices and the future of work both locally and internationally.
Amma has been awarded the HR practitioner of the year and HR personality of the year by two independent bodies in Ghana. In December 2019 she was adjudged the best HR Leader within MTN Group by a peer vote of Executives within the MTN Group of Companies in Africa and the Middle East.
Under her leadership, MTN Ghana has been recognized and awarded in the HR field both at the national and international level.
Vice President and Head of HR
Gold Fields, West Africa
He is a recipient of the 2020 Citation for 'Excellence in Employee Engagement’ and will be speaking briefly on the topic ‘Employee Engagement Culture.’
Francis Eduku is a Chartered Human Resources professional with over 20 years’ experience in managing people in the gold mining industry. As the Vice President and Head of HR at Gold Fields West Africa, Francis leads people strategy development and facilitates its execution to ensure a high productive and engaged workforce for the realization of business objectives.
Francis started his career as an HR officer in the gold mining industry. He spent 14 years at Golden Star Resources and rose through the ranks to become the HR Manager. He joined Gold Fields in 2014 as HR Manager Operations and was promoted to Vice President and Head of HR after two years.
Francis is driven by innovative approaches to dealing with people and organizational challenges and has a strong passion for employee well-being and learning and development. Guided by his extensive knowledge and understanding of the gold mining industry, Francis applies creative models to connect people to business strategies.
Francis is a PhD candidate in Business Management, Capella University, USA. His dissertation focuses on employee engagement in the gold mining industry in Ghana. He also holds an MBA in HR and BSc in Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast. He is an alumnus of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK and a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), UK.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Pulse Institute, Africa formerly Gamey & Gamey Academy of Mediation
Mr. Gamey is the recipient of the Honorary Citation for ‘Excellence in Mediation and Dispute Resolution’ and will be speaking briefly on ‘Dispute Resolution Management for Business Success’
Austin Gamey is the Founder and President of Gamey and Gamey Group, and an affiliate of PULSE Institute, Calgary, Canada and University of Virgin Islands, USA, and Work Meter on the Continent of Africa on how to increase and measure productivity. He possesses several years of consultancy and training experience gained from work activities, training, research and benchmarking programmes in Ghana, U.S.A., Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Canada, Denmark and Norway.
After working with the government as a Deputy Minister for Employment and Social Welfare (1995-2001) and Member of Parliament for 1992-2001; he founded Gamey and Gamey Academy of Mediation, now Gamey and Gamey Group and which includes ADR Daily an online news portal and Gamey and Co. ADR Centre since 2002 and Austin continues to share responsibility for day-to-day operations with other staff members.
He has organized numerous functional training programmes in key performance enhancement areas
such as Conflict Management, Understanding the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651), Appropriate Dispute Resolution, (ADR), Planned Change and Transformation Management, Organizational Development Interventions,
Workplace Communication Strategy, Strategic Human Resource Planning, Strategic Implementation Solutions, Productivity Solutions, Interest-Based-Negotiation, Self-Mediation, Managerial-Mediation, Preventive and Executive Mediation and Professional Mediation, etc. Some beneficiary organizations of these training programmes are; Bank of Ghana, Barclays Bank (Gh) Limited, Stanbic Bank, SG-SSB Ltd., UBA Ghana Ltd., Merchant Bank, Parliamentary Service of Ghana, Judicial Service of Ghana, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Ghana Telecom, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Ghana Chamber of Mines and several others.
Austin has been a featured speaker at several national and international academic and business forums, including Africa's popular HRM Summit 2005, South Africa. He is a regular presenter on ADR programs in Nigeria and Training of Commercial Mediators in London.
Austin served as a UNDP Consultant to the Presidential Committee on Emoluments of the Executive and Legislature in 2007-2008.
Austin Gamey Studied International Labour Relations and Salary Administration (1996) sponsored by USAID at various Institutions, Boards and Universities in Washington DC, New Orleans, Louisiana, South Dakota, San Francisco, California, Chicago, Illinois, New York.
He also had training in Professional Mediation and Interest-Based Bargaining with FMCS, Washington. Austin obtained a Certificate in Preventive Mediation with Mediation Training Institute International, Kansas City, USA. He is a Certified PULSE Professional and Consultant in ADR processes, and a Labour and HRM Consultant.
Akwelley A. Bulley-Kwakyi
Director of Human Resources
Universal Merchant Bank (UMB)
She is a recipient of the 2020 Citation for ‘Excellence in Human Capital Development’ and will speak briefly on the topic ‘Developing the Human Capital of the Business’
A passionate and multi-tasking business professional with over a decade of experience in HR Akwelley A. Bulley-Kwakyi is a strategic and practical thinker with great business acumen. Passionate about putting people first in any endeavor Akwelley is keen about helping organizations achieve business results by driving organizational culture and ensuring employees are engaged with the organization. A member of the CIPD, a Certified Test User (Ability Tests, British Psychological Society) and a Certified Coach, she is a strategic and practical thinker and has pioneered programs of attracting, developing and retention of quality people to enhance growth and profitability.
Currently, the Director of Human resources at Universal Merchant Bank she is responsible for the development and execution of HR strategy in support of the organizational plan and strategic direction of the business. She maintains oversight responsibility for talent management, succession planning, retention, organizational change, learning and development and employee relations. Prior to joining UMB she worked as the Human Capital Executive and Executive Head Human Resources at Agricultural Bank where she was responsible for overseeing directing the provision of professional and comprehensive human resource support to the Bank. She has also successfully held previous roles as Head of HR and Employee Relations Manager for Cadbury Ghana Limited, HR Manager for Holiday Inn Accra Airport and Head of HR for Millicom Ghana (Tigo).
Akwelley holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Ghana and an MA in Employment Studies and Human Resource Management from the London Metropolitan University where she was the recipient of the Barclays Bank MA Award for her graduating class.
Keeping "U" Simply Intact (KUSI) Consulting is a U.S. and Ghana-based service provider with a focus on HR Management Solutions, Audits, Recruitment, Training and Digital Marketing. We leverage technology to improve HR and Marketing systems that yield results and create a competitive advantage.
Registration and Fees
Payment to be made to Keeping "U" Simply Intact Consulting Ltd.
Bank Name: Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited (Ghana Account)
Bank Branch: Airport, Accra
Bank Account No.: 202112992110
MTN Mobile Money Payment to +233554081727
*GHS50 discount will be offered to IHRMP and SHRM Members.
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Seth Osei Kodua, Recruitment Manager
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mobile +233 55 408 1727
Favour Jocelyn Amoako, Jr. HR Consultant
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