Becoming a Manager of the Future: Redefining Our Managerial Roles

Technology is changing the way we live and work. Culture itself is changing. Falling behind has always been a risk but the pace of change is faster than ever. "Kids these days" behave and think differently and yet they are the largest and most available workforce. Selecting, modifying, and utilizing the best of these new developments (technological and behavioural) can yield valuable results: reducing turnover, increasing productivity, spotting new opportunities. This training discusses new trends and changes in the business & corporate management world. What can managers do to thrive in new environments?

Target Participants

Supervisors, Team Leaders, Top and Middle Management, Strategic Decision Makers, Directors, Executives.

Delivery Methods

Participants Will Learn

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to
  • Discuss current and future concerns of their respective work industries,
  • Discuss the actions of a proactive manager,
  • Describe ways managers can stay relevant and prepare for the future,
  • Describe how our companies can survive the future,
  • Describe how management roles are being redefined.


Dr. Gemechu is the Founder & CEO at The i-Capital Africa Institute, a professional service firm that co-creates solutions to help businesses transform themselves. He is also an assistant professor at the College of Business and Economics at Addis Ababa University. His teaching and research interests focus on National Workforce Development (Occupational Standards, Labor Market Information, and School-to-Work Transition); HR in Organizations (Strategic HRD & HRM; Workplace Learning, Organizational Design, HR Transformation); Business Strategy, Organizational Culture, Managing Change in organizations and related. He has a PhD in Human Resource Development from a joint program between AU (ETH) and the University of Ohio (US).

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