WMI Online Academy 2021

The WMI Online Academy 2021 will run from Monday, September 6 – Friday, October 29, 2021. Registered WMI Graduate Scholars in the business plan focus and CBO/NGO organizational plan focus are required to attend all live webinars within their focus area. If you have missed a webinar or were not able to attend more than 50% of the session due to connectivity issues, please utilize the recordings below to complete the make-up work.

Focus: Business Plan Development

Week 1: Market Research

The following webinar was held on Tuesday, September 7. WMI Graduate Scholars heard from Professor Caren Ouma of the United States International University – Africa. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation the WMI Regional Coordinator responsible for this week will be in contact with you. The slides presented can be accessed by clicking here.

Week 2: Business Models

The following webinar was held on Wednesday, September 15. WMI Graduate Scholars heard from Professor Abiodun Musa Aibinu who is a Business  Consultant based in Nigeria. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation the WMI Regional Coordinator responsible for this week will be in contact with you. The slides presented can be accessed by clicking here


Focus: CBO/NGO Organization Plan Development

Week 1: Needs Assessment

The following webinar was held on Thursday, September 9. WMI Graduate Scholars heard from Mr. Albanous Gitiru who is the Director of the Centre for Empowerment and Integrated Development in Kenya and also a Senior Administrative Manager with AmericaShare. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation the WMI Regional Coordinator responsible for this week will be in contact with you. The slides presented can be accessed by clicking here.

Week 2: Theory of Change

The following webinar was held on Thursday, September 17. WMI Graduate Scholars heard from Mr. Solomon Kayiwa Mugambe who is the Co-Founder and Executive  Director Wezesha Impact in Uganda . If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation the WMI Regional Coordinator responsible for this week will be in contact with you. The slides presented can be accessed by clicking here.


Focus: Combined Business and CBO/NGO

Week 2: Mission Statements

The following webinar was held on Monday, September 13. WMI Graduate Scholars heard from Mr. Brian Ssensalire who is a CBO/NGO Consultant based in Uganda. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation the WMI Regional Coordinator responsible for this week will be in contact with you. The slides presented can be accessed by clicking here.

Week 3: SWOT Analysis

The following webinar was held on Monday, September 20. WMI Graduate Scholars heard from Mr. Eanes Ongus who is a Principal Fundraising and External Relations Officer at the United States International University- Africa in Kenya. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation the WMI Regional Coordinator responsible for this week will be in contact with you. The slides presented can be accessed by clicking here

Week 4: Budgeting and Financial Management, Part 1

The following webinar was held on Tuesday, September 28. WMI Graduate Scholars heard from Mr. Fulgence Ndilo who is a Principal Accountant at the United States International University- Africa in Kenya. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation the WMI Regional Coordinator responsible for this week will be in contact with you. The slides and presentation be can accessed by clicking here and the budget templates: Startup budget; Operating –budget and the business startup budget.

Week 4: Budgeting and Financial Management, Part 2

The following webinar was held on Thursday, September 30. WMI Graduate Scholars heard from Mr. Fulgence Ndilo who is a Principal Accountant at the United States International University- Africa in Kenya. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation the WMI Regional Coordinator responsible for this week will be in contact with you.

Week 5: Human Resources: Staffing needs at the startup stage and recruitment, creating a job description  and recruitments- Part 1

The following webinar was held on Tuesday, October 5. WMI Graduate Scholars heard from Ms. Edina Muhanji who is a Human Resource Manager at Lead Consultant MEGSAL Support in Kenya. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation the WMI Regional Coordinator responsible for this week will be in contact with you. The slides and presentation can be accessed by clicking here and samples of job description: Job description 1 and 2.

Week 5: Human Resources: Staffing needs and Recruitment: Application, interviewing, selecting a candidate and creating expectations, Part 2

The following webinar was held on Thursday, October 8. WMI Graduate Scholars heard from Ms. Oluwatoyin Omotayo who is a People Development Partner- at African Leadership University in Mauritius. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation the WMI Regional Coordinator responsible for this week will be in contact with you. The slides and presentation can be accessed by clicking here

Week 6: Branding- Part 1: Creating a brand identity

The following webinar was held on Tuesday, October 12. WMI Graduate Scholars heard from Mr. Danson Maloti who is the Center Manager at Family Health Options in Kenya. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation the WMI Regional Coordinator responsible for this week will be in contact with you. The slides and presentation can be accessed by clicking here

Week 6: Branding- Part 2: Creating a brand guide

The following webinar was held on Thursday, October 14. WMI Graduate Scholars heard from Ms. Wemimo Onikan who is Communication and Media Specialist; and Board Member at IABC in Nigeria. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation the WMI Regional Coordinator responsible for this week will be in contact with you. The slides and presentation can be accessed by clicking here

Week 7: Measurement and Evaluation

The following webinar was held on Thursday, October 21. WMI Graduate Scholars heard from Mr. Robert Ogunde who is the Managing Director at Serve It Limited in Kenya. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation the WMI Regional Coordinator responsible for this week will be in contact with you. The slides and presentation can be accessed by clicking here

Week 8: Pitch Presentation – Part 1

The following webinar was held on Monday, October 25. WMI Graduate Scholars heard from Mr. Eannes Ongus who is the Principal Fundraising and External Relations Officer at the United States International University- Africa in Kenya and Ms. Salome Asena who is the Senior Research Officer at Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship Center- United States International University -Africa in Kenya. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation the WMI Regional Coordinator responsible for this week will be in contact with you. The slides and presentation can be accessed by clicking here.

28 10 2021 WMI Online Academy_Week 8_Pitch Presentations_Thursday Session Week 8: Pitch Presentation – Part 2

The following webinar was held on Thursday, October 28. WMI Graduate Scholars were provided with a question and answer session by Mr. Eannes Ongus who is the Principal Fundraising and External Relations Officer at the United States International University- Africa in Kenya and Ms. Salome Asena who is the Senior Research Officer at Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship Center- United States International University -Africa in Kenya. This was a session set to provide more information about the final pitch presentations. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar or did not attend for at least 50% of the presentation, you can access the slides and presentation by clicking here.

Week 8: Pitch Competition

The following webinar was held on Monday, October 29. Select WMI Graduate Scholars had n opportunity to pitch their business and CBO/NGO ideas for a panel of judges; made up of board members and moderated by Mr. Eannes Ongus who is the Principal Fundraising and External Relations Officer at the United States International University- Africa in Kenya and Ms. Salome Asena who is the Senior Research Officer at Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship Center- United States International University -Africa in Kenya. If you were not able to attend this scheduled webinar of the presentation, you can access below.

Questions

For any questions or assistance about this program, please contact:

Nicole Schmitz
Director of Global Operations
nicole@wellsmountaininitiative.org

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