27th , 28th & 29th JANUARY 2016

HR & Line Managers Masterclass

for courageous line managers


Lex Lindeman

Lex Lindeman has worked primarily with Blue-Chip companies in Africa for whom he has design out-of-the-box leadership curricula, thus realising high speed, high impact management workshops.

He has over 25 years experience as leadership development consultant in Africa and works in French and English.

He is a member of the Expert Advisory Network of the Frontier Strategy Group.

He is a writer of impactful leadership development articles for example "Management" (East Africa), International HR Forum.

Loice V. Wafula

Loice V. Wafula (1977) holds an Executive Master of Science degree in Organizational Development (EMOD), United States International University -Africa, Master's in Business Administration
(Strategic Management), Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, University of Nairobi. Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Human Resource Management of Kenya (IHRM-K).

A member of the Institute of Human Resource Management of Kenya (IHRM).

Assistant Director, Strategy & Head, Organization Development for the Central Bank of Kenya.

Facilitator of workshops in Kenya on Leadership, Management, talent management.


Organization Development; Change Management; Strategy and Policy development; Compensations and Benefits Administration; Manpower planning; Talent and performance management, succession planning and leadership development

After this master class participants will be able to:

For Line Managers:

  • Apply basic organization design and development to align strategy, processes and people to optimize organizational effectiveness and align goals;
  • Manage employee relations and engagement underpinned by organizational culture, practice and policy (talent management, career management, succession management, etc.); and 
  • Create and maintain high achieving programs that reward and recognize staff capabilities, skills, behaviors experience and performance.(development)

For the HR

  • Build and deliver HR practice with combined commercial and HR expertise and thus add value to the organization (performance management systems, succession planning systems), talent management tools, etc.);
  • Demonstrate ability to understand business needs and work with metrics in a structured way to identify options and make defensible HR decisions aligned to business goals; and
  • Understand organizational environments contextually (private/public) and tailor HR strategy and solutions to meet present and future organization needs.

Our work methods and explanations of interventions

  • We don’t print and distribute paper binders but 8Gb flash disks with all reference materials in soft copy
  • We will not use any PowerPoint presentation in our trainings as it kills interactivity; only flipcharts as visual support will
  • be used
  • High speed learning: We treat subjects not longer than maximum 2 hours,
  • High impact learning: we don’t teach long theoretical approached but tie short theory immediately to participant’s
  • practical real life examples.
  • We don’t follow necessarily this proposed program with tea/coffee breaks at precise moments: participants dictate the flow of the program as well as the timing for breaks (We will, however, make sure all proposed program parts will be treated)
  • Fun, without laughing we learn less; we also use practical learning games to broaden insight.
  • Perspective: We will use many times the black and white principle which triggers the participants to form their own
  • standpoint with regard to the reality
  • We work on competencies not much on knowledge: hierarchy is more interested what people DO different than think
  • different after these workshops
  • No pre-work nor home work will be proposed



Generic approaches day

Practical fun learning session 1 an icebreaker
The vision of our companies and its translation to the mission
First Self-Test: Conflict management
Inventory of the HR systems in use in the various institutions outcome categorized on flipchart
Practical fun Session 2: managing a department or a team
Case study:
Managing yourself, strategy execution, goals and priorities, time management
Effective communication (incl. non-verbal, question techniques, saying ‘no’ effectively)
Situational Coaching (applied situational management and styles)


HR systems: Inventory and application

Second Self-test: Situational management
Back to the inventory of HR systems like: our performance management systems,
Succession management approaches, talent management initiatives, career management
Leadership and management styles in this setting, transparent coaching/management (incl. conflict management)

Guest speaker from a public institution: Mrs. Kobia » Plenary Session (Q & A ) sessions


Third Self-test: Mental agility test (Stress test)
Guest speaker from a private institution: Mr. Roy Masamba
Difficult appraisal discussions and/or problem solving coaching
The development interview
Inclusive management
Conflict management; politics and diplomacy

Register & Attend

Early Regstration Qualify for a 10% discount

Early-bird PASS

  • Main keynote speeches
  • 10% discount
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  • no discount
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A haven in the city, this Nairobi hotel is ideally located for business, close to the Parliament buildings and next to Kenyatta International Convention Centre. Select from a wide range of dining options, including grilled seafood al fresco on a stunning outdoor pool terrace overlooking Uhuru Park. If exploring is your aim, a range of shopping experiences include luxury malls and Masai open air markets, or for a real taste of Africa, visit nearby Nairobi National Park.


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