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OD Conference 2017 • Cape Town

Build and maintain a high-performing culture for your organisation

INFORMATION

Pre-Conference Workshop | 22 August 2017
Two-Day Conference | 23 and 24 August 2017
African Pride 15 On Orange Hotel
Orange St, Cape Town City Centre


Organisational Development has evolved drastically and has become an influential field of practice in both private and public sectors. In this volatile world where businesses are increasingly challenged by change - rapid technological developments and globalisation; it is crucial to have flexible organisational structures and new ways of managing that will help you to become more agile, innovative, customer driven and more effective.

Organisational Development will help you navigate this terrain! OD involves group dynamics, psychological evaluation methods, organisational design and workflow methods. Organisations with best OD practices are able to;

  • build organisational climates that will release human potential and creativity; and foster continuous learning culture within the organisation.
  • build a sustainable high-performing organisation culture in which individual workers take an active part in achieving the required output.
  • solve the problems of aligning and integrating diverse cultural element
  • benefit from high efficiency and increased productivity

This conference invites you to think differently about OD. It is a must-attend conference for all OD specialists and practitioners striving to establish their organisation as a ‘best practice’ employer of choice. It aims to combine learning from thought-leaders and practitioners with hands-on action learning.

Who should attend:

  • Heads of OD
  • OD Specialists
  • Head of Organisation Design
  • Organisation Design Specialists
  • Organisational Practitioners
  • HR Directors
  • Transformation Directors and Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Work Study Analysts

You have to attend this conference to:

  • Learn about the competencies required for OD practitioners
  • Discover how you can use analytics to measure your OD interventions
  • Streamline your organisation after learning how to structure your organisation for ‘Uber’ times
  • Improve the success of your change programmes
  • See practical examples of OD interventions from companies like Santam, Spur Group, 21st Century Pay Solutions and more…
  • Get insights on the best assessment tools designed to assist OD in organisations
  • Hear the latest trends of OD methods


For more information about this event contact Siphiwe Mashoene on +2711 706 6009 or siphiwe@knowres.co.za

EXPOSE YOUR BRAND TO KEY DECISION MAKERS

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

Tel: +27 11 463 7940 |  Cel: +27 82 881 3454  |  barbara@avenue.co.za


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY ONE • 23 AUGUST 2017

07:30–08:15 REGISTRATION | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff

08:15–08:30

Welcome & introduction by chairperson

08:30–09:15

Developing a New OD Strategy in the Organisation

Mark Orpen-Lyall, Founder, Synenergy Consulting & Former Head of OD, Allan Gray

09:15–10:00

Competency Model for Professional OD Practitioners

Dr Theo Nell, Director, Connect to Grow and Senior Manager: OD, UCT & Rentia Landman, Director, Connect to Grow


10:00–10:30 Morning Break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry

10:30–11:15

Organisational culture change: the what, when and who? – the Direct Axis case

11:15–12:00

Design Thinking for OD professionals

Richard Perez, Founding Director, UCT School of Design Thinking (d.school)

12:00–12:45

The Business of Organisation Development: impacting business results through OD interventions
Stan Horwitz, Managing Director, HR Network


12:45–13:30 Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

13:30–14:15

OD & Energy: How to energise Individuals, Teams and Organisations for better performance?

Luc Van der Hofstad , Executive Business Coach & Country Director,  Mentally Fit Institute South Africa

13:30–15:00

Organisation Development and Change: measuring your ability to deliver successful change programme

Jeanett Modise, Executive Head: People and Transformation, Santam Insurance


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

15:15–16:00

OD and Transformation – implementing and managing effective transformation strategies for your organisation

Samkelo Blom, Group Human Resources |Transformation Executive, Spur Group


16:00 Close of day one

 

DAY TWO • 24 AUGUST 2017

07:30–08:20 Registration | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff

08:20–08:30

Welcome & introduction by chairperson

08:30–09:15

Unconscious Biases –  In recruitment and people practices

Trevonica Naidu, Director, Transformation Integrated Africa

09:15–10:00

Organisation structuring for Uber times

Chris Blair, CEO, 21st Century Pay Solutions Group (Pty) Ltd


10:00–10:30 Morning Break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry

10:30–11:15

New tools of the trade – assessment tools in aid of team development

Sandra van den Ordel, Lead Consultant, JVR

11:15–12:00

The metrics of OD: Strategy, Design, Teams and Individuals to objectively determine organisation fitness for delivery

Pieter Marais, CEO, Kontextit

12:00–12:45

The Changing role of the HOD - Management competencies for the development of Heads of Department in the higher education context


12:45–13:30 Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

13:30–14:15

Organisation Effectiveness: Overview of todays’ most relevant OD methods

Nishani Ford, Learning & OD Manager, DHL Express (SA, Lesotho & Swaziland)

14:15–15:00

Organisational Diagnosis: Theoretical and practical implications

Prof Nico Martins, Unisa


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

15:15–16:00

Lean thinking for OD practitioners

Anton Grütter, CEO, Lean Institute Africa
16:00 End of Conference


SPEAKERS

Speaker lineup to follow...

WORKSHOP

Pre-Conference Workshop


PILATES FOR CORPORATES: ENABLING CHANGE FITNESS AND RESPONSIVENESS IN ORGANISATIONS

22 August 2017
Enabling change fitness is a business imperative if our organisations are to survive and thrive in today’s volatile and uncertain environment. We need to realise that change is not a job title or a project; rather change fitness needs to be a core capability as it is a pre-condition to enable responsiveness and scale agility across our organisations. In the words of Jack Welsh: ‘If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.’

Our current business context is one where change has become exponential. Our linear change management methods and best practices are simply no longer sufficient to deal with continuous and unpredictable change. We need to change how we think about change, and how we approach it in our organisations and in life.

If we think about the idea of fitness, there are principles and practices that enable our bodies to become fit and agile. The same is true for organisations.

The purpose of the workshop is to collectively explore new ways of making meaning of change, and how to co-create these fitness practices within our organisations.


We will explore and co-create:

  • Generative metaphors that can help organisations shift their thinking, language and change practices
  • Exploring Contextual Intelligence and how to make sense of different kinds of change contexts and respond appropriately (using Prof Snowden’s Cynefin framework, as explored in this front page HBR article: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5689229_A_Leader’s_ Framework_for Decision_Making)
  • Explore what we can learn from those who thrive in uncertainty – e.g. what can we learn from artists e.g. jazz bands, the armed forces and the All Blacks and South West Airlines.
  • Case study examples from real client projects.

Key learning outcomes

  • using metaphor and narrative for meaning-making
  • making sense of change and the different kinds of change we face
  • understanding the principles and practices that enable change fitness and builds an adaptive core in our organisations

Why you should attend

  • There are many interconnected forces driving exponential change in industry. Existing thinking and practice is no longer sufficient.
  • In this VUCA world, learning from other disciplines enable novel ideas and practices that will enhance your change competence.
  • Our focus on principles and not recipes will provide insights you can apply broadly.
  • You will receive practical wisdom that you can apply immediately, but that is based in sound theory.

Programme layout

07:30 – 08:30 | Registration
10:00 – 10:30 | morning break
12:30 – 13:30 | Lunch
15:00 – 15:30 | Afternoon break
16:00 – 16:30 | Wrap up

Who should attend:


  • Heads of OD
  • OD Specialists
  • Head of Organisation Design
  • Organisation Design Specialists
  • Organisational Practitioners
  • HR Directors
  • Transformation Directors and Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Work Study Analysts
  • Agile transformation leads


ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
SONJA BLIGNAUT Owner and Founder, More Beyond


Sonja partners with leaders, OD practitioners and other decisionmakers to enable responsive and agile organisations and make sense of complex problems like culture, change and customer loyalty. she does this through the use of pioneering ideas and tools from complexity theory and narrative practice. Her expertise lies in guiding leaders and practitioners in organisations to shift their organisations toward greater strategic agility and resilience. Focus areas include: adaptive change; collective improvisation and devolved decision-making; developing competence to deal with complex or adaptive challenges in VUCA environments; sense-making; and culture. Sonja has over 15 years’ experience consulting locally and internationally. Prior to founding more Beyond, she consulted for PWC and IBM. she is the exclusive south African partner for Prof Dave Snowden’s company Cognitive Edge and supplies training in their open source methods; the Cynefin sense-making framework as well as the sense-maker software suite. Sonja is a popular speaker at various business schools, conferences and events. she is also an experienced coach, utilising strengths and Relationship systems coaching methodologies.

For more information about this event contact Siphiwe Mashoene on +2711 706 6009 or siphiwe@knowres.co.za

REGISTRATION OPTIONS


REGISTRATION FEES
  Price (Excl. VAT)
OD conference and pre-conference workshop |
22 to 24 August 2017

R12 600.00
OD pre-conference workshop only |  22 August 
R4 100.00
OD two-day conference only | 23 and 24 August
R10 000.00

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and seminar materials
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 OFFERS

Register 3 delegates and the 4th delegate attends free of charge!

Special discount for registered NPO’s, small businesses (30 or less employees) & full-time lecturers at universities – contact us for more information!


MORE INFORMATION

Contact Siphiwe Mashoene +2711 706 6009 
siphiwe@knowres.co.za

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For more information and to book your seat contact Magdeline Matlatse on +2711 706 6009 or madgeline@knowres.co.za

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