Thank you for a great ALN2016! Your engagement, enthusiasm and great ideas helped make our 7th Gathering a success. Friday marked a shift in topic, as we unpacked the art of leading innovation in African cities, talent management and in education. “We’re in a fascinating time in innovation in education. There’s both a need and appetite for it,” said Chinezi Chijioke of Pioneer Academy and Nova Schools.
In the education panel, which Chinezi sat on, we examined how leadership and innovation can dramatically improve the ways in which we deliver education. The African cities session looked at how innovation can be applied to Africa’s growing cities. Principals from Uber & the Rockefeller Foundation explained how leadership can pave the way to resilient and cutting-edge African cities. Finally, in the talent management session, we explored the best predictors of performance by looking at the effectiveness of the common assessment tools mentioned in Nik Kinley and Shlomo Ben-Hur’s book, “Talent Intelligence.”
In the last session of the day, we discovered the art of leading change through a fun experiential that allowed us to reflect on the roles that leadership, documentation and vision play in the success of a team. We learned how to reframe uncertainty as opportunity, and how to navigate a dynamic and shifting business environment. There was also a networking session where the idea of an ALN Women‘s group was explored. It was an opportunity to connect with like minds and share ideas on the role that such a group could play in future.
We concluded the final official night of ALN2016 with the signature White Party, a fun way to unwind with friends and forge strong relationships for the years to come.
Thanks again for a great Annual Gathering! See you next year!
The ALN Team