At Career Conference, Ambassadors Network seek to upskill Young Professionals
The Ambassadors Network’s Inaugural Career Conference, held recently, showcased an unwavering commitment to advancing Sustainable Development Goal 8 – providing decent work and ensuring economic growth.
The event brought together almost 1000 participants both in-person and virtual with a shared commitment to empower the next generation of young professionals with the indispensable insights and tools to harness the full potential of digital technology and become fully prepared for the demands of the automated job market.
In alignment with the objectives of SDG 8, the conference proved to be a great opportunity for inclusive learning, establishing valuable connections, and stirring the flames of inspiration.
Co-Founder of Africa TechHUB and the convener of the conference, Engr. Sean Olabode Badiru, delivered an insightful session on using technology as a strategic tool to gain a massive advantage.
He highlighted that companies failing to leverage digital technology face numerous consequences, including a competitive disadvantage, reduced operational efficiency, limited market reach, and an inability to meet customer expectations.
Orchestrated through an array of comprehensive sessions, skillfully guided by key stakeholders from different industries, participants were able to gain an invaluable vantage point into the realms of personal development, astute investment prospects, and the indispensable skill sets that hold the key to triumphing in the fiercely dynamic job markets of the era of automation.
Badiru’s digital campaign expanded to encompass a meticulously curated toolkit that spans the full spectrum of business operations. From the realms of workflow automation—embodied in the dynamic capabilities of Zapier, IFTTT, and Microsoft Power Automate—to the mastery of intricate project management through Monday.com, Asana, Trello, and Jira, every facet of the business gestalt finds its corresponding digital avatar.
Moreover, Badiru bestowed participants with an arsenal of cognitive tools—Evernote, OneNote, and Google Keep—apt for capturing and weaving the filigree of ideas and musings. The imperative of unfettered collaboration found expression in Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Google Workspace, forging connections that transcended geographical boundaries.
A counseling sessions to better suit individual needs of the various participants was also held. Led by a team of experienced professionals, including Mr. Adeyemi Ajayi; Mr. Gbenga Odetunde; Mr. Mike Ogu; Bola Bilesanmi; Mr. David Thomas; Princess Adenike Adedoyin-Ajayi, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Adewumi, Mrs. Oluwatobi Oyeleye and Mrs. Chisa Oladebo, their expertise provided participants with valuable guidance on navigating the job market.
The conference also featured speakers such as: Ezekiel Odeyemi, Chairman of the Governing Council of Redeemer’s University; Mr. Emeka Obiagwu, Executive Director at Wema Bank Plc; Mr. Olusegun Mojeed, President and Chairman of the Governing Council of CIPM and Mr. Wale Adediran, FCIPM, Group HR and General Service Director of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, who obliged sharing from their wealth of insight.
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