For those of you who are not aware, Social Media Week comes up from 17 Feb to 21 Feb 2014 and various events would be featured.Its the largest technology, new media and business conference on the continent of Africa.
The event I am most particular about is: Social Media: The Future and Your Career
Excerpts regarding this event:
With Africa being home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies—and with new or emerging industries at the fore of the economic advancement—human resource professionals, senior company executives, entrepreneurs, job seekers and public servants alike face the exciting challenge of planning for the future success of their organisations or career paths!
New tools, technologies, strategies, knowledge, and skill sets are needed to meet the changing demands of the workplace. Many African organisations and individuals have been slow to recognise these workplace trends or prepare accordingly.
This event intends to jump start the conversation around these topics. It offers a unique chance to discuss how social media has caused a fundamental shift in the way people work and how to use social media to our benefit in the workplace. We are excited to provide a platform to share ideas, thoughts, collaborative techniques, and practical advice on how individuals and organisations can take advantage of social media tools in the evolving future of work, with a special emphasis on Africa.
Social media has invaded our lives, stirring up change in every sphere. How do individuals and organisations alike take advantage of this uprising especially in the areas of work and careers? Are social media tools just a means of socialising, or they could be a means to building a better work place? How ready are the workers and organisations for the infiltration of social media in the work place?
Refreshment, games, networking, and two (2) invitations to the Future of Work Conference to be won!
The day’s programme will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, interactive sessions and a networking cocktail. Please check back for detailed agenda two weeks to the event.
- Start thinking about the how social media tools can affect the future of your work and career
- Evaluate your current role/status; think about where you (or your organisation) NEED to go next
- Consider the opportunities social media brings that can be leveraged on
- Consider how to work around the challenges of social media in the workplace
- Read up articles/books on how social networks are affecting the future of work specific to your field – we’ll help out here by providing links to various resources that can get your brain cells moving.
WHAT WILL YOU TAKE AWAY?
Participants will gain fascinating perspectives on the relationship between the social media and the future of work. Expect to take with you practical guidance on how to leverage the social networks and other collaborative tools to engage the future of work in your various spheres. We also promise you rich new insights on how social media is affecting the future and connecting careers in Africa and globally, as well as the tools and skills needed to get ready for the future.
Date: Thursday 20 February 2014
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Venue: #SMWhq @ Volkswagen179 Akin Adesola Street
Victoria Island, Lagos.
For more information, please follow the link below:
Register now…as there are only a few seats left.