AAPM ® Chartered Human Resources Analyst ®


Dickson Ojukwu, CHRA, M.Ed., BSc, ACIPD, ACIPMN, ANIM

A Telecom HR leader who is currently Strategic HR Advisor with Saudi Telecom after earlier holding senior HR positions with Airtel Telecom, Zain Telecom, Celtel Telecom, Vmobile Telecom and within the banking sector and is ready for a new professional challenge – probably within the global Telecoms space. Is an Associate member of the CIPD (UK) and has enjoyed excellent senior training and development throughout his career including a Telecoms “mini-MBA” from Informa.

His specific skills and experience include generalist HR leadership, business launch management, managing strategic change from an HR standpoint, leading HR outsourcing projects, successfully aligning HR and corporate strategy, organisational development, performance management, change management, resource planning, management development, talent management, training (design/delivery), assessment centre and Development centre.

Possesses excellent international experience having worked in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya and has worked for several large, multinational corporations; adding value in every position he has held.

Recently: Part Chief Trainer CHRA – Rwanda class: 9 – 13 March 2015, Kigali, Rwanda

Dorcas K.N. Wainaina HRMP, MBA – Managing Consultant

Dorcas has over 13 years’ of People Management, HR strategy formulation and implementation, employee training & development and change management experience in the International Development sector. She has worked for various International not-for profit organizations providing HR leadership in multiple countries in Africa, Asia and recently Latin America. I have provided HR guidance and advisory services to senior leadership at President and Vice President Level.

Education & Professional Qualifications

  •  Trained Trainer on Communication & Collaboration – Dispute Management Centre, USA, 2013
  •  Trained Trainer – Effective Delegation, Dispute Management Centre, 2013
  •  Certified HRMP by Human Resources Certification Institute( HCI), USA 2012
  •  MBA – Kenyatta University, 2010-2011, Post graduate Diploma in HR – IPMK, 2000
  •  B Ed. Arts – University of Nairobi, Linguistics & Literature, 1999

Professional Memberships

  • Governing Council Member – Institute of HR Management, Kenya
  • Full Member – KIM- Kenya Institute of Management
  • Member – West Africa HR Professionals; Member – Africa HR Professionals
  • Member – INGO Roundtable, Kenya ( I am a former Chairperson).
  • Member, Advisory Council – InsideNGO Member – Devex
Other Recent Engagements:
  • Chief Trainer CHRA – Rwanda class: 9 – 13 March 2015, Kigali, Rwanda
  • IHRM Technical Taskforce for the Implementation of the HR Act – July 2014


Dr. Rand Fandrich, PHR, CHRA

Dr. Rand Fandrich, PHR, CHRA founded the Expatriate Foundation in 2008, and holds a Ph.D. in Organization and Management (Emphasis: Human Resources Management) from Capella University, an MBA with ASN honors from Regis University , BA in International Studies from American University, as well as Geothe Certificate from Concordia Institute of Germany studies.

Certified as a professional in human resources (PHR) by the Human Resource Certificate Institute in 2005, as well as a Certified Human Resources Analyst in 2013, Dr Rand has been elected to local, state and regional Society of Human Resource Management and HR positions.

Additionally, his scholar practitioner work has allowed for private and public sector posts as well as the title of campus Dean, Director of Faculty Development, SME, Curriculum / Course Developer, adjunct, and associate professor at Stayer University, Colombia collage, Kaplan University, Andrew Jackson University, Rasmussen Collage, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Montana.

Dr. Rand has consulted and presented on the topics of Generational Differences in workplace, Expatriate and Repatriation Issues, Outplacement, Change/Knowledge Management, Outsourcing/Offering, Strategic Human Resource Management and organizational behavior and strategy. He currently sits on numerous boards and committees within the private, public and academic arenas  

AAPM ® CHRA ® Course Overview:

The Chartered Human Resources Analyst (CHRA™) Training is an intensive 5 days’ program and is designed for HR and related executives who wish to broaden, sharpen and deepen their human resources management competencies.

The CHRA integrates the latest human resources management concepts and practices to give participants a firm grounding in the advanced skills and knowledge required for a successful HR Professional. Case study analysis and business simulation form the core of the program content, reinforced by practical tasks such as experiential activities and role plays.

This intensive, hands-on seminar will give you a solid overview of all aspects of Human Resources (HR).

Whether you're a recently appointed HR manager, are new to HR or have a non-HR job with HR responsibilities, this course can give you the know-how you need. Understand essential HR functions and learn to develop an action plan to put to work in your organization.

This comprehensive seminar delivers a clear-eyed analysis of HR's role in organizations now, and identifies future trends . . . from confronting issues of workplace harassment to recognizing compliance red flags.... from preparing policies and procedures manuals to identifying the elements of effective performance management....from flexible benefits packages to cost-effective retention strategies, and more.

CHRA® Chartered Human Resources Analyst

The Chartered Human Resources Analyst (CHRA™)
In order to be authorized to use the CHRA™ credential, you must meet the experience, education, ethics and examination requirements determined to be competency measures for Human Resources Managers.

The Certification Board for CHRA™ Certification has established these standard requirements:

Professional Experience:
- Minimum of 2 years work experience in the field of Human Resources Management. OR
- Minimum of 1 years work experience in the field of Human Resources Management and Bachelor’s Degree in HR, or Any related Business Degree from reputable Higher Learning University together with a Higher Diploma in HR.

AAFM® CHRA ® Event Overview

By Attending This Program You Will Be Able To:
• Understand HR’s role as a vital contributor to your organization’s success
• Discover strategies to attract and retain top talent
• Examine best practices for managing performance and creating compensation, training and benefit systems that drive bottom-line results
• Identify and deal with potentially explosive issues with an eye to both legal requirements and the needs of your business
• Analyze HR issues and develop action plans you can implement in your organization
• See how HR and non-HR functions in every organization can create an effective, complementary work environment

The Added Benefits You Will Receive Include:

• The ability to use the designation CHRA® on your business card and resume
• Membership verification to the AAFM®
• Access to the AAFM® network and body of information online
• Access to the AAFM international journal published online
• The CHRA® shows that you have completed graduate level Human Resource Management education and you have substantial experience in managing projects on a regional and global level

About The Chartered Human Resources Analyst ® Event

CHRA™ is the world’s fastest growing profession and in today’s ever-changing business environment, organizations demand multi-skilled individuals who can manage far more than their predecessors.

During this intensive course you will examine the delivery cycles that are routinely encountered in business today, discover tools and techniques that aid in managing the results of various categories of project structures and learn how to develop effective strategies to manage these projects.

On satisfactory completion of this program you will receive your certification from the American Academy of Finance Management (AAFM), which is recognized in over 150 countries. You will then be able to use the designation CHRA™ on your business cards and resume.

Who Should Attend? Chartered Human Resources Analyst Charter Certification ®

This program will benefit Business Owners, Directors, General Managers, Managers, Division Heads, Department Heads and all those who also wish to broaden, sharpen and deepen their skills and knowledge of HR management and its strategic implications in today business environment. HR practitioners and non-HR practitioners with HR responsibilities seeking a fast-paced review of the role of HR in today’s rapidly-evolving workplace and who wish to broaden sharpen and deepen their HR management and related competencies.

The CHRA ® Training Style
This program is delivered using “blended learning”. This involves classroom lecturing,
highly intensive case study/role playing reviews, classroom interaction and feedback, and one-on- one coaching from the facilitator.


CHRA ® Program Outline

CHRA ® Module’s

The Changing Role of HR
• A useful historical review of personnel/HR
• HR’s role in today’s workplace and beyond
• HR as a strategic business partner
• Organizational and external trends and challenges

The HR Function
• Key functional HR tasks in any organization
• HR functional responsibilities in small, midsized and large organizations
• How HR relates to non-HR functions
• HR, non-HR and shared employee-related functional activities
• HR trends and challenges

Legal Responsibilities
• HR and managerial legal responsibilities
• Employment-related federal legislation
• Select legal terms and their impact
• Questions and categories to avoid during the employment process
• Workplace sexual harassment
• Legal trends and challenges

The Employment Process
• Key issues of employment concern for HR practitioners
• Matching applicants with job requirements and responsibilities
• Selection criteria, questioning techniques and background research
• Orientation and assimilation
• Current employment-related trends and challenges
• Critical learning points

Information Processing
• Employee handbooks
• Policies and procedures manuals
• Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
• Information processing trends and challenges
• Maximum HRIS utilization

• Characteristics of an effective compensation system
• Job evaluations
• Salary surveys
• Traditional and dynamic compensation programs
• Compensation trends and challenges

Performance Management
• Objectives of performance management systems
• Coaching and counseling
• Performance management components and guidelines
• Respective roles among HR, managers and employees
• Performance management meetings: preparation, action plan, pitfalls
• Varied approaches to performance management
• Emerging performance management trends

• Mandated and voluntary benefits
• Typical/popular offerings
• Maintaining a cost-effective emphasis
• Current trends: rising costs, next generation, global impact, the next wave

Organizational and Employee Development
• Respective responsibilities
• Types of employee training
• Career development
• Succession planning
• Employee retention strategies
• Trends and challenges in organizational and employee development

Final Activity
• Putting it together: understanding and implementing your role in the organization; toward creating your action plan

Extended Seminar Outline

Learning Objectives

• Recognize How the HR Function Contributes to Organizational Success
• Identify Potential HR Issues and Their Legal Implications
• Explain the Role of HR in Corporate Strategy Development and Execution
• Discuss Strategies to Attract and Retain Talent
• Describe Components of Successful Performance Management
• Match Training Methodologies to Specific Business Issues
• Describe Compensation and Benefits Systems Needed to Achieve Specific Corporate Objectives

Overview of Human Resources

• Articulate Strategic and Functional Roles HR Performs for the Organization
• Describe the HR Disciplines Employed By Effective Organizations
• Identify Stakeholders and Capture Their Requirements

HR’s Roles in Compliance
• Gain Direction on How to Comply with Federal Laws
• Recognize When to Bring in Legal Experts
• Identify Compliance "Red Flags" as They Occur

Employment Life Cycle

• Explain the Key Elements and Phases of the Employment Life Cycle
• Identify Ways to Avoid Disengagement

Developing HR Strategy and Workforce Plans

• Present the Case for Strategic Alignment Between HR and Business Objectives
• Articulate the Significance of Workforce Planning in Your Business
• Explain the Need and Value for advancement / Succession Planning Throughout the Organization
• Formulate Strategies for Employee Retention

Acquiring Talent

• Describe HR’s Role in Talent Acquisition
• Determine the Appropriate Workforce Strategy(s) Required to Achieve Business Objectives
• Identify Interviewing and Selection Practices That Produce Effective Hiring Decisions
• Design Orientation and Onboarding Programs That Accelerate Time to Performance

Managing Employee Performance

• Describe HR’s Role in Performance Management
• Explain the Different Types of Systems Used to Manage Performance
• Identify Performance Management Methodologies Needed to Achieve Business Objectives

Training and Developing the Workforce

• Describe HR’s Role in Training and Development
• Identify Employee Development Strategies Required to Achieve Business Objectives

Delivering Effective Compensation and Benefits Programs

• Describe HR’s Role in Compensation and Benefits
• Produce Relevant Total Reward Strategies
• Identify Compensation and Benefit Methodologies Needed to Achieve Business Objectives

Employee Terminations

• Describe HR’s Role in Termination
• Explain At-Will Employment
• Differentiate Between Voluntary and Involuntary Termination

Action Planning

• Analyze a Relevant HR Issue and Present Findings
• Transfer Learning from the Classroom to the Job

Questions and Answers:
Final Certification CHRA™ Examination

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The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali is just 5 kilometers from the bustling city center and Kigali International Airport (KGL). The hotel is in an office park that features Kigali Convention Centre with room for up to 5,000 delegates. It's within 2 kilometers of several government embassies, the British High Commission, the Parliament and the Supreme Court.


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