Employee training and development is very essential for an organization’s success. Training is crucial because it creates opportunities for career development and personal growth, an important factor for retaining workers.
Today, we meet Amos Aturo, Manager- Training at SolarNow Uganda, a company that provides high quality, sustainable energy (solar) and financing solutions in East Africa.
I am passionate about Writing & Speaking. I am a Senior Trainer with experience in Customer Care, Sales & Marketing, Credit, Renewable energy Technology, with over 8 Years of Working Experience
Report to office by 8:00AM, have breakfast for 15 minutes, then hold a Team meeting for 30 minutes from 8:15AM- 8:45AM, Check through my work emails for 15 minutes and have other stakeholder updates closed (just in case there was any pending from previous day), Start Training at 9:00AM - 1:00PM, break off for 1 Hour Lunch, Resume Training at 2:00PM until 5:00PM. Then spend 30 minutes wrapping up the day with a report on activities executed and those pending...The same report is shared with the Director.
I am Passionate about Training. It was driven by Passion and my Knowledge acquired while at the University.
Dealing with consistent low Performers despite the repeat/Refresher Trainings working within a short Turnaround Time to formulate training content, schedule and conduct actual training
Empowering Staff with relevant Skills that in turn are used to Change the Lives of many people out there
Too Much Pressure and Expectations from the Directors and the Board. This is Manageable though!
I was recommended by a friend from my previous Employer.
I choose Economics at Advanced level - This helped me understand Business Operations. Mathematics also helped me to learn how to Think and Solve challenges at Work.
Degree in Business Administration
Marketing and Sales Course units helped me understand how to Segment the Market, identify target Markets and Needs and also ability to evaluate the sales strategy. Human Resource & Talent helped me understand the People aspect and how to manage them regardless of their walk of life
Changes in Telecom, Insurance, Banking and Renewable energy (Solar)
Ability to Express myself, Self-motivated and driven, Passionate, Hard working with high Integrity, Hunger for results and Learn new things
My Friends at the University and My Colleagues at my Former Place of Employment (Airtel Uganda)
A job with the United Nations - Director Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation
When you empower staff and see them grow from entry to Manager Level
I used my time appropriately. If it was time for Preps (Evening & Morning), I was always there. Doing the Right thing at the Right Time. During Holiday time, I had a Timetable for revision...both personal and with my Colleagues and I made sure I followed it.
They simply need to be Passionate, Join Leadership to boost confidence and Public speaking, Join Clubs at School that will enable them participate with their Peers...Most importantly, be interested in Leadership at all levels of school. Primary, Secondary, University
I was in Scouting (Both Primary and Secondary School), a Volleyball Captain and Prefect at Secondary School. At University, I was a Member of the Guild and also a Minister of Education at Makerere University Business School.
Work Hard, Keep Working, Never Give Up...Keep Going...Pray to God