BFC Managing Partner Marina Kortenbusch, PhD, was invited to present a workshop on building a strong staff culture for the Microfinance Centre’s 15th annual conference, held in the Caucasus region.
Dr. Kortenbusch shared practical experience with microfinance practitioners, researchers, donors, investors, policy makers and private sector representatives on how to develop and maintain strong teams in their organizations. “We believe that strong teams make the difference for a company,” says Dr. Kortenbusch. Her workshop presented interactive tools which can guide MFIs in encouraging staff members to identify with their jobs and embody an organization’s social values in their lives.
More than 450 people attended the conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, which took place on May 29–30, 2012. It was the 15th annual conference for the Microfinance Centre but the first in the Caucasus, which is one of the regions where BFC is a leading specialist in finance consulting. The goal for this year’s conference was to take a critical look at the microfinance industry, its impact and the key choices the sector faces in the Caucasus region.