Francophone Africa's leading human capital forum

13-14 September 2017, Abidjan

Francophone Africa’s human capital will be a critical factor in the achievement of the region's potential. Government, employers, multi-laterals and talent attend the Talent Agenda Series Francophone Africa human capital conference to advance the discussion of the best practices, trends, opportunities and challenges that matter in the region's human capital landscape. Join 200 senior HR and business leaders for engaging discussions and interactive sessions on the latest topics, led by the thought leaders from across Francophone Africa.

 

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The conference was excellent. Incomparable.
— Africa VP of HR, Schneider Electric

talent agenda series Francophone Africa Speakers


Francophone AFRICA CONFERENCE TOPICS & AGENDA

The conference addresses the key topics, trends and  challenges identified by our steering committee of experienced regional HR experts in Francophone Africa. Recent themes and sessions include workplace design, employer branding, recruitment, employee engagement, leadership development, training and development and compensation and benefits. A handful of our sessions and themes are featured opposite, but for the full and frequently updated agenda, please see the link below.


WHO YOU WILL MEET AT THE TALENT AGENDA SERIES Francophone AFRICA CONFERENCE?

The Talent Agenda Series East Africa Conference is the regional meeting point for expert HR practitioners and progressive business leaders focused on the strategic value of human capital. The audience at the event will include 200 senior HR and business leaders, including CEOs, Country Managers, Managing Directors, General Managers, Chief Human Resources Officers (CHRO), HR Directors, Heads of Human Capital, Talent Managers, Heads of Talent Attraction, Employer Brand Managers, Corporate Communications Heads and a variety of other key roles. 

Seeing CEOs and HRDs collaborate at these events shows HR accorded the right strategic input and importance.
— HRD, Sparkwest Steel Industries


WHAT HAPPENED at the Launch Discussion?

The Talent Agenda Series Francophone Africa launch event welcomed a stellar line-up of speakers and an engaged audience of influencers. They identified a range of key themes and topics to take forward to the conference in September. You can read their conclusions in the download section.

Great event! Content rich and current to develop my regional HR team.
— HRD, Aggreko International Projects

SPONSORS, EXHIBITORS AND PARTNERS


 

Speakers at the talent agenda series Francophone Africa Conference have included:

 

Call for Papers: Talent Agenda Series Francophone Africa Conference 2017

Ready to lead the talent agenda in Francophone Africa?

Africa’s human capital has a critical role to play in the achievement of her potential. The Talent Agenda Series in 2017 proposes that talent is key in Africa’s transition from the opportunity everyone is talking about, to a fully independent economic powerhouse. The Series for 2017 sees discussion centred on two truths. First, as identified in the Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Study, that Africa’s talent pool is fully committed to playing a role in the continent’s development, and is actively seeking out employers who provide this. Second, that employers have the power to enable and develop talent at every level, creating of a sustainable pool of human capital for Africa by leading a partnership with government and education.

Winning at Talent: Mastering Disruptive Trends in Francophone Africa

 

 

Wednesday 13th September

Full day conference

Chair's Opening Address

human capital: improving your business & your region

Keynote Address - Read more

Fostering Africa's Growth & Development: The Role Of Skilled Human Capital

Panel Discussion 

Capacity Development: The Road Ahead For African Businesses & Human Capital Management Strategies

Employer of Choice Insight

Africa's Employer of Choice - Exclusive Insight for Recruitment

Talent Assessment: Identifying, Selecting & Developing a Winning Team

Networking Break

Workshop Break Out Groups

Break out into smaller groups that begin with short and insightful practitioner case study examples on engaging and retaining talent, and are followed by an interactive workshop led by subject matter experts and filled with invaluable data and practical exercises. Select the topic of most interest to you and make the most the most of the opportunity to delve deeper into the impact on your organisation with like-minded peers.

Workshop One

Human Capital Trends for Business Development

Break out into smaller groups that begin with short and insightful practitioner case study examples on human capital strategies, and are followed by an interactive workshop led by subject matter experts and filled with invaluable data and practical exercises. Select the topic of most interest to you and make the most the most of the opportunity to delve deeper into the impact on your organisation with like-minded peers.

Explore the latest trends in organisational changes being adapted in industries across the region to get ahead of disruption facing today’s business models. Assess how much, and where, changes need to be made in order to effectively combat the economic and socio-economic challenges and to succeed in Africa’s competitive talent market.

Workshop Two

Engaging & Retaining Talent

Break out into smaller groups that begin with short and insightful practitioner case study examples on engaging and retaining talent, and are followed by an interactive workshop led by subject matter experts and filled with invaluable data and practical exercises. Select the topic of most interest to you and make the most the most of the opportunity to delve deeper into the impact on your organisation with like-minded peers.

Workshop Three

HR Software & Technology

Break out into smaller groups that begin with short and insightful practitioner case study examples on the value of technology in HR, and are followed by an interactive workshop led by subject matter experts and filled with invaluable data and practical exercises. Select the topic of most interest to you and make the most the most of the opportunity to delve deeper into the impact on your organisation with like-minded peers.

Networking Lunch Break

Improving your business

Panel Discussion

Developing Leaders: Effective Succession Management in the New Era of Business

Case Study

Engaging Employees & Driving Business Performance

Panel Discussion 

Recruitment in Balance: What is the Best Approach for your Business?

Networking Break

WORKSHOP BREAK OUT GROUPS

Break out into smaller groups that begin with short and insightful practitioner case study examples on engaging and retaining talent, and are followed by an interactive workshop led by subject matter experts and filled with invaluable data and practical exercises. Select the topic of most interest to you and make the most the most of the opportunity to delve deeper into the impact on your organisation with like-minded peers.

Workshop One

Optimising Recruitment Strategies 

Break out into smaller groups that begin with short and insightful practitioner case study examples on recruitment, and are followed by an interactive workshop led by subject matter experts and filled with invaluable data and practical exercises. Select the topic of most interest to you and make the most the most of the opportunity to delve deeper into the impact on your organisation with like-minded peers.

Workshop Two

Engaging Employees & Driving Business Performance 

Break out into smaller groups that begin with short and insightful practitioner case study examples on employee engagement, and are followed by an interactive workshop led by subject matter experts and filled with invaluable data and practical exercises. Select the topic of most interest to you and make the most the most of the opportunity to delve deeper into the impact on your organisation with like-minded peers.

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Workshop Three

Leadership & Succession Management 

Break out into smaller groups that begin with short and insightful practitioner case study examples on leadership development, and are followed by an interactive workshop led by subject matter experts and filled with invaluable data and practical exercises. Select the topic of most interest to you and make the most the most of the opportunity to delve deeper into the impact on your organisation with like-minded peers.

Interactive Champagne Round-table Discussion Groups

Select a topic of your choice and join in an informal, interactive discussion with your peers over a glass of Champagne.

Close of Day One followed by Networking Drinks Reception

Employer of Choice Awards Ceremony

Thursday 14th September  

Half Day Conference

Chair's Opening Address

CASE STUDY EXPERIENCES

Keynote Address

Sponsor Address

To be Announced

Case Study

M&A - A Change Management Journey

Networking Break

WORKSHOP BREAK OUT GROUPS

Break out into smaller groups that begin with short and insightful practitioner case study examples on engaging and retaining talent, and are followed by an interactive workshop led by subject matter experts and filled with invaluable data and practical exercises. Select the topic of most interest to you and make the most the most of the opportunity to delve deeper into the impact on your organisation with like-minded peers.

Workshop One

HR Confidential

The first rule of HR Confidential is that we don’t talk about HR Confidential. Run strictly under The Chatham House Rule this is the opportunity to bring your HR issues to an expert team of senior consultants and leading employers for candid advice, valuable insight and take home solutions to the challenges you are facing that are impacting your job and organisation.

Advisors include:

Workshop Two

Evidence Based HR: Leveraging Data & Analytics for Better HR Decisions 

Break out into smaller groups that begin with short and insightful practitioner case study examples on evidence based HR, and are followed by an interactive workshop led by subject matter experts and filled with invaluable data and practical exercises. Select the topic of most interest to you and make the most the most of the opportunity to delve deeper into the impact on your organisation with like-minded peers.

Workshop Three

Compensation & Reward

Break out into smaller groups that begin with short and insightful practitioner case study examples on comp and benefits, and are followed by an interactive workshop led by subject matter experts and filled with invaluable data and practical exercises. Select the topic of most interest to you and make the most the most of the opportunity to delve deeper into the impact on your organisation with like-minded peers.

Close Address 

Closing Remarks & Close of Conference

 

Ready to lead the talent agenda in Francophone Africa?

Raise Your Profile as an Event Partner

Do you want to meet decision makers, increase your brand presence or promote your product, solution or expertise to the senior Francophone African HR community?

The Talent Agenda Series HR conference brings together Francophone Africa's senior HR professionals, business leaders and C-Suite from the leading organisations spanning the whole spectrum of the region’s industries. Become a Talent Agenda Series event partner and take advantage of a bespoke package tailored to meet your precise criteria and business objectives. Below are just some of the ways you can increase your profile and network with new business partners. 

 
 
 

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