IMC Nigeria hold internationally accredited training programme in Lagos

21 September 2018 Consultancy.africa

In a bid to promote a high standard within Nigeria’s consulting industry, the Institue of Management Consulting in Nigeria has held an internationally accredited training and certification programme in Lagos, targeted at professionals at various stages of their consulting career. 

Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa and is continuing to grow at a rapid rate, which has created a scenario where a number of new businesses are emerging, while the relatively established ones are looking to expand their operations. The country is also attracting a sea of business from the abroad, as global firms look to enter the market.

The scenario is ideal to drive the demand for consulting services through the roof, which has prompted the Institute for Management Consultants in Nigeria (IMC-N) to ensure that the industry contains elements that can operate at the highest international standard.

IMC Nigeria hold internationally accredited training programme in Lagos

The training and certification recently provided by IMC-N has been developed by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes in the Netherlands,  and represents the highest international qualification in the consulting arena, according to Director General of the IMC David Iorne. 

Candidates for the programme included consultants with a minimum level of experience who had demonstrated a high degree of skill. Selections were made from a wide variety of fields, with the objective of ensuring capacity building within each sector of the economy. In total the programme trained 35 consultants and elevated their professional status.

Iornem commented, “Acceptable members would normally possess a university degree or other professional qualifications, plus suitable experience in consultancy. Membership grades in which applicants are admitted depend on the length and nature of their experience in management consulting.”

He added, “While Fellow of IMC is for members who have a minimum of five years consulting experience or in managing large systems or anyone who is deemed by the council of the institute to have made outstanding contributions to the field of management consulting or management science. It can also be in economics, technology, or in any field of human endeavour directed towards the promotion of good management, world peace, national stability and economic progress.”

L'AINE Services celebrates 25th anniversary with renewed gusto

17 April 2019 Consultancy.africa

Ghanaian human resources consultancy L’AINE Services has marked its 25th anniversary in operation with a reaiteration of its commitment to developing a skilled and motivated workforce for every client that it works with, consistent with priorities across the business environment in Ghana. 

Ghana is on its way to becoming a prominent financial centre for West Africa, The government and private sector are working in collaboration to ensure that the region’s economic potential is realised, and a large part of the focus thus far has been on the development of talent in the country’s workforce.

As a result, training programmes have increased in quantity and intensity, while consultancies that work on innovative human resource policies have come to prominence. The rationale is that fostering talent, boosting productivity and developing digital skills will drive Ghana’s economy forward.

L'AINE Services celebrates 25th anniversary with renewed gusto

Once such consultancy is L’AINE Services, based in Tema. The firm was established in 1994, and has recently celebrated its 25th year in existence. Over the years, the firm’s suite of services has gradually expanded to include support with recruitment, payrolling, training and publishing.

The firm also helps with hiring and talent development, which has made it particularly relevant in the contemporary scenario. During the firm’s 25th anniversary celebrations, executives at the firm reasserted its mission to support the business environment in Ghana in its growth endeavours.

This involves ensuring excellence in its service of each and every client. The firm has a three-pronged strategy to facilitate growth in the HR domain, including a focus on people, innovation and technology. Founder and Director of the firm Ellen Hagan indicated that the firm seeks to “transform every life and business we come across.”

Delving into the ethos behind its services, Board Chairman at the firm Prosper Asamoah indicated that the firm lays emphasis on developing a secure environment within which employees feel safe enough to thrive and innovate. Empowering employees is the key for organisational development, according to Asamoah.