On Saturday October 7, USIU-Africa and the Federation of Kenyan Employers (FKE) hosted 16 graduands from the 8th Cohort of the Executive Diploma in Industrial Relations (EDIR) program under Chandaria School of Business (CSB) for a graduation ceremony at the Library Bookshop.

The program which is jointly offered by USIU-Africa and FKE, focuses on the theory and application of the primary knowledge and skills, required for those working in Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, and related areas. As managers and professionals, graduates of the program are expected to make effective contributions to the organizations by increasing their understanding and skills in effective industrial relations management.

Present at the event was the Chief Executive of Nuevo Limited - a human resources and management consultancy - Ms. Lyn Mengich, who emphasized the importance of understanding the different generations represented in a typical work place, and how to manage their expectations.

She further pointed out the need for employers to understand the diversity among generations in their organizations, in order to create a flexible work environment that values all people and keeps them productive, regardless of age.

Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic and Student Affairs Amb. Prof. Ruthie Rono, Dean of Chandaria School of Business Prof. Peter Lewa, and Mr. Samson Mugwe, Finance Director at the Federation of Kenya Employers, were among other prominent guests who graced the occasion.

FKE is the national umbrella body and the voice of employers in Kenya that serves as a platform for the articulation of key concerns of the employers in Kenya, in the areas of socio-economic development.