8th Africa HR Leaders Conference

Day One 

30th March 2016

Day 1



Opening Speech, Welcome & Introductions

Chairs Opening remarks

09:45 – 10:30

Strategic HR and Business Performance

Topic "The Need for a “Fit for Purpose Workforce"

Ola Azeez, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, General Manager, Human Capital, CITA Petroleum, Nigeria

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45

Strategic HR and Business Performance

Topic: “Effectively Partnering the Business, the Tullow story"

Irene Asare,Human Resources Director, Tullow Ghana Limited

11:45 – 12:45

Talent Management & Succession Planning

Panel Discussion:

Topic: “Engaging and Benefiting from Generations X and Y at the Workplace"


Anita Wiafe-Asinor (Chair)

William Easmon, HR Director, Barclays Bank

Gabriella Koranteng, Group HR Director, EMPOWER

12:45 – 1:45

Networking Lunch Break

2:00 – 2:45

Performance Management

Topic: " Building an Effective Performance Culture"

Effie Cooke, Executive Director, Capability Trust

2:45 – 3:30

Occupational Health & Safety

Topic: Ebola Awareness in Workplace

ILO, Mrs Akua Ofori-Asumadu, Chief Technical Advisor, & Akwasi Sarpong, National Programme Officer.

3:30 – 4:30

Employee Wellness

Topic: "The Impact of Employee Wellbeing on Productivity"

Billie Richardson, CEO of Corporate Counselling Company Limited&Ms. Patience Osekre (Consultant Psychotherapist/Counsellor),Supreme Healthcare Management Services 

4:30 – 5:00

Closing Remarks │ Close

Day Four- 2 April 2016

Massive Networking ....Fun Day with HR Leaders Take advantage of a great opportunity to network all day with Africa's  leading HR experts whiles letting your hair down.

Join the trip to the Elmina Castle and the thrilling walk on one of only 2 locations in Africa with a canopy walkway, the Kakum National Park which is 350 metres (1,150 ft) long and connects seven tree tops which oversees a stunning forest, home to some of the world's many endangered species of fauna!  


Day Two 

31st March 2016

Day 2

08:15 -09:30

09:30 – 09:45

Roundtable (Public Sector)

OML Showcase, Services

Chair opening remarks / Day 1 Recap

09:45 – 10:30

Strategic HR and Talent Management

Topic "Management Strategies to Win the Talent War"

Marina Milantoni

Regional HR Director West Africa, Huawei

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45

Organisational Development

Topic: "Culture eats Productivity for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - Enabling Productivity with Effective Culture Management Strategies"

Anita Wiafe, Managing Consultant, OML Africa

11:45 – 12:45

Policy, Labor Law & Employee Relations

Topic: “Why HR needs to ensure their organisations comply with the labor laws of Ghana (Case law) – labor commission to share with us some of the common disputes that the commission deals with and how HR can avoid them. A practical session to give practical guidelines.

Dr Mrs Bernice Welbeck, CEO,Ghana Labor Commission

12:45 – 1:45

 Networking Lunch

1:45 – 2:30

Policy, Labor Law & Employee Relations

Panel Discussion

“Gender Inequalities in the workplace: How can HR bridge the gap for women?”


Stella Appiah-Nkansah, Chair

2:30 - 3:15

HR Technology, Security & Administration

Topic: “Embracing HR Technology to Impact the Bottom-line”

C K Bruce, Information Security, IT Audit, IT Governance Trainer, CEO, Innovare

3:15 - 4:00

HR Technology, Security & Administration

Software Showcase

Payspace Payroll software

Scott Ellis, Business Development Manager, PaySpace, South Africa

4:00 – 4:45

Selection & Assessment

Assessment showcase& ACT – OML Africa

4:45 - 5:00

Closing Remarks │ Close


Day Three 

 1st April 2016

 Day 3

09:30 – 09:45

OML Africa’s HR Coaching sessions

OML Africa’s Payroll showcase – Evans Owusu, Payroll Operations Officer

Chair opening remarks / Day 2 Recap

09:45 – 10:30

HR Personal Effectiveness

Topic: "Successful HR Leadership Attributes for today’s Business Challenges"

Adeniyi Nehemiah Oromolaran

Chief Resource Officer/Country Team Lead

Nehemiah Resources Limited

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45

Employee Engagement & Retention

Topic: "The Benefits of Employee Engagement and Internal Communications Strategy"

Janet O. Asomaning, HR Manager, Tonaton

11:45 – 12:30

HR Personal Effectiveness

Topic: "The Model HR Image Walks the Talk in 3 Ways Sight, Sound, Substance"

Jennifer Agyeman

Life Coach, Image Consultant & Trainer

12:30 – 1:15

Networking Lunch

1:15   –  2:00

Talent Management

Topic: “Add Value to get Value-Getting Your Talent to Work for You”

Emma Wenani, HR Director, Global Media Alliance

2:00 - 2:45

HR Technology, Security & Administration

Topic “Technology; Millennials and HR “

Jean Claude Dominlogo Dope, Director, Data Services Airtel

2:45 – 3:00

Software demo –Ann Amuzu, Co-Founder, Nandi Mobile

3:00 - 3:45

Policy, Labor Law & Employee Relations

Case Study on Labor Relations, Lessons from Botswana

Dr. Theophilus T. Tshukudu

Doctor of Human Resource Management &lecturer, University of Botswana

3:45 – 4:30

Policy, Labor Law & Employee Relations

Panel Discussion

"How do we strengthen workplace cooperation between HR, management and the Union?”


Rep from TUC

Rep from Fair Wages Commission

Rep from Unionised organisation

4:30 – 4:45

HR Coaching & Mentoring

HR helpdesk (Ask the experts)

4:45 – 5:15


Certification │ Closing Remarks │Close


2nd April


Day 4