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HR Business Partner Annual Conference 2017 Johannesburg


Pre-Conference Workshop • 06 June 2017
Two-day conference • 07-08 June 2017
Post-Conference workshop 9 June 2017
The Hyatt Regency, Rosebank | Johannesburg

The new Business Partner must be strategic. Moving your HR function into a more transformational role and educating management on the importance of a strategic partnership with HR is what every organisation should strive for.

The Knowledge Resources HR Business Partners Conference will provide expert advice on how to build your own partnering capabilities, whether you are currently in an HRBP role or are looking to take the next step. Many organisations have already progressed along this route. Here is a conference where you will be able to share your experiences, successes and lessons learned.

The conference focuses specifically on the HR Business Partner as a strategic role within the organisation. The conference speakers, organisations and topics have been exclusively researched to offer:
  1. Success stories from highly regarded HR professionals and organisations.
  2. Key insight into how successful HR Executives and Business Partners are delivering results and adding value.
  3. New knowledge and expertise to guide and equip you for your present and future HR BUSINESS Partner role.

Every speaker will leave the delegates with 5 - 10 very practical outcomes that can be implemented the next day back at work

For more information about the Conference, please contact Michelle Raymond on or +27 11 706 6009.


Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available. For more information contact Barbara Spence

Tel: +27 11 463 7940+27 11 463 7940  |  Cel: +27 82 881 3454+27 82 881 3454  |


DAY ONE • 07 JUNE 2017

07:30–08:30 REGISTRATION | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff


Translating and Implementing Organisational Strategies into actionable HR Practices


The HRBP as a driver of Corporate Value (Interactive panel discussion)


Measuring the Success of HRBPs

11:00–11:30 Morning tea


Restructuring, changing culture – the “real difficult stuff!”

Milton Nyamadzawo, HR Director, Pearson

Talent Value Management

Andre Pandy, MD, Human Insights

13:00–14:00 LUNCH | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal


Employee Engagement:  this is how we do it (CASE STUDY)

Rose Mathafena, Human Capital Executive Manager, Sasria

15:00–15:15 AFTERNOON BREAK | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry


The new generation of HR Analytics

16:15 Close Day-1


DAY TWO • 08 JUNE 2017

07:30–08:30 REGISTRATION | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff

08:30–09:15 Why do good employees quit?

Fit-for-purpose Organisational Design – Getting it right

Professor Theo Veldsman, Work Psychologist, Former Professor in Work Psychology, UJ (co-editor- Leadership: Perspectives from the front line)

Living and Leading Through Change – A Toolbox for HRBPs

Kathy Bennett,
Leadership Coach, Adjunct Faculty Member and OD Consultant – University of Stellenbosch Business School

10:45–11:15 Morning Break


Performance Management and Appraisals – Reinvented to be relevant for the Uber Age


Your HR compliance and HR standards checklist

13:00–14:00 LUNCH | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal


HR Business Partner Competency Framework:  Business Partnering for Excellence and Sustainability

15:00–15:15 Afternoon break | Enjoy tea & coffee and networking


 Building a strong and credible working relationship with line managers

16:00–16:15 Wrap up


Marius is currently the CEO of the SA Board for People Practices, the professional body for HR Management in South Africa. He also is involved in lecturing, research and consulting in the fields of HR/HRD/OD, mentoring, coaching and leadership development, as well as organisation culture change. He is the author of 14 books on the above aspects and also works in the field of measuring the ROI of training programmes to show the business impact of training. His goal is to help students and companies to optimise human potential and to ensure that they build the competence of their workforce. He is also a regular conference speaker on these topics.
Pamela Veeran, Head: People and Organisation Development at HEINEKEN
Pamela holds a Master of Arts in Industrial Psychology. She has broad HR Generalist skills with deep specialisation in Organisational Development, Design and Performance Management. Pamela has a strong track record of successfully implementing processes, systems and strategies at plant, regional and organisational levels. Pamela has managed and led several Organisational Development projects. She has held several Executive roles, leading HR teams within plants and regions. Pamela has extensive experience in HR Business Partnering - working with and coaching teams and leaders to improve team/individual performance.
Theo Veldsman, Work Psychologist, Visiting Professor in Work Psychology at University of Johannesburg, Strategic Associate, InavitIQ
Theo is regarded as one of the thought leaders in South Africa with respect to people management and the psychology of work. He has demonstrated his ongoing ability to pro-actively identify emerging people and leadership needs and arrive at fit-for-purpose, innovative solutions that are simultaneously theoretically and practically sound. He has a proven ability to move seamlessly between theory and practice, and vice versa. He has led the profession of Psychology and Industrial Psychology nationally as President on several occasions. He has been awarded Fellowship status by the Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology of SA (SIOPSA). He was given an Award for Life Long Achievement by the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) in 2012.
Kathy Bennett, Leadership Coach, Adjunct Faculty Member & OD Consultant
Kathy is a portfolio person, comprising 3 primary roles, leadership coach, part-time faculty member on coaching programmes at USB and OD consultant (with emphasis on change leadership). She has a keen interest in understanding how leaders need to develop their individual capability to be more effective in a VUCA world. Her doctoral study explored executives lived experience of uncertainty and the notion of a ‘capability for uncertainty’, with implications for leadership coaching and leadership development for enhancing such capability in leaders. She has subsequently published a book in 2017 that focuses on developing leaders' capability for uncertainty, entitled "LIVING AND LEADING THROUGH UNCERTAINTY".
Meiya G. Nthoesane, Manager: Corporate Services at Centre for Business Management, Unisa
Meiya G. Nthoesane is the Founder and Executive Director of the Stratique Leadership and Coaching Institute. He is a qualified physiotherapist from University of Witwatersrand. He has also trained in numerology and metaphysics, the latter with University of Sedona and holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Management at University of Pretoria and completed Doctor of Business Leadership degree with the University of South Africa. His current roles include leadership teaching at Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute; leadership consulting to help organisations build women leadership capacity and a reserve force member of SANDF. He has also written professional and academic papers in both leadership and finance.
Tirelo Sibisi, Executive Vice President: Group Human Resources Anglo GoldAshanti
Tirelo is an MBA graduate with over 20 years’ experience in the Human Resources (HR) field. She was the Group HR and CSI Executive at PPC Cement with responsibility across South Africa, Rwanda, Ethiopia, DRC, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. During her tenure, she played an integral role in the operating model of the organisation make it move towards a multinational organisation. She also developed and launched a Mentorship program for young talent within PPC. She has particularly enjoyed her role in the acquisition of the new mining licenses and played an integral role in the development of sustainable community projects and Social labour plans. Tirelo has extensive HR experience both locally and internationally. She spent her formative years in the information technology sector having spent 10 years with IBM (South Africa and Europe) and thereafter six years with Telkom. She is as a well-rounded Senior HR Executive with strengths in executive compensation, talent management, executive succession and stakeholder management.


Pre-Conference Workshop 2017

06 June 2017

More information to follow...


  Price (excl. VAT)
Pre-conference workshop: 06 June  
R3 600 .00
Two-day conference and Pre-conference workshop:
06- 08 June 2017 (save R2000)
R9 500 .00
Two-day conference: 07- 08 June 
R7 900 .00
Post-conference workshop: 09 June  
R3 600 .00
Two-day conference and pre-conference workshop 1 or 2 and post conference workshop (save R2500)
06 – 09 June  
R12 600.00

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and conference material
SETA grants and accreditation requirements
Many of our delegates enquire about the accreditation of our events. There is a misconception that organisations qualify for SETA grants only for accredited programmes. This is not correct. The payment of SETA grants is regulated by the Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, no. 35940. These Regulations clearly state that the SETAs “must allocate a mandatory grant to a levy paying employer” that has submitted a WSP and ATR by the regulated date, has provided all the information required in the regulated template, and is up to date with skills levy payments. Furthermore, the template in the Regulations (Section C: Skills Development) allows employers to include ALL planned training in the report; not only accredited programmes.
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  • Special discount for registered NPO’s, small businesses (30 or less employees) & full-time lecturers at universities – contact us for more information!


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