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LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
THE event for learning leaders in Africa

5-7 SEPTEMBER 2017 | 20+ SPEAKER SESSIONS | TWO POWERFUL DAYS | PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS

INFORMATION

Pre- conference workshop • 05 September 2017
Two-day conference | Exhibition • 06–07 September 2017
The Hyatt Regency l Rosebank | Johannesburg



20+ SPEAKER SESSIONS| TWO POWERFUL DAYS| PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS

HUGE DEMANDS ARE BEING PLACED ON LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE. IS YOUR ORGANISATION BUILDING SKILL, KNOWLEDGE AND CAPABILITY FOR THE FUTURE?

IS YOUR ORGANISATION BUILDING SKILL, KNOWLEDGE AND CAPABILITY FOR THE FUTURE?

Recent research conducted by the Human Capital Institute (HCI, 2017) reveals that there is plenty of room for L &D to grow and elevate its role as a strategic partner to business unit leaders, executive teams, and CEOs. The 2017 LinkedIn Workplace Learning Report indicates only 60% of those surveyed have ‘seats at the boardroom table’. The report revealed that 69% of L &D executives indicate that talent development is their number 1 priority. The report also indicates that developing employees is important to executives, but demonstrating value proves challenging and that one of L&D top challenges are tied to demonstrating business impact. Today’s modern learners must always be learning. In fact, they demand it. Learning is taking place through a variety of sources and devices. With the flood of technology, people today are embracing digital tools to access content that helps them learn on the job and on the go. But the research found that organisations are still heavily investing in in-person classroom-style training!

As digital transforms the business landscape, successful organisations will be those who can move faster, adapt and grow quicker, and learn more rapidly. The World Economic Forum (WEF) warns that by 2020, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will have introduced robotics and autonomous transport, artificial intelligence, advanced materials and biotechnology into our daily lives. Today’s workforce will therefore need to upgrade its skills if it is to meet the needs of companies and consumers in the future.

Learning leaders are under pressure to reskill (and up skill) people to meet the challenges of today. New workplace learning approaches are needed to underpin all the ways people learn in the modern workplace. This does not mean however, updating traditional practices, but rather adopting news ways to enable employee-led learning. For your L &D function this is not just about doing this differently, but rather looking at doing different things. Often wearing many different hats, learning leaders need to look at ways to improve their value as strategic innovators, talent decision makers and trusted advisors. Leaders need to remain open minded, observe behaviour closely, be flexible and willing to experiment.

This event will help you as a learning leader build an organisation that is able to meet the challenges of rapid change by ensuring that learning is an integral part of the business strategy. It will look at a more modern approach that evolves L&D into a business within a business.

REGISTER TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE, WORKSHOPS OR BOTH!


5 Reasons to Attend
  • Meet 150+ leading industry experts all under one roof!
  • Expand and build you network! Meet L & D leaders who face the same challenges as you
  • Hear latest developments, trends, innovative learning practices, company case studies and see where technology will take learning in the future.
  • Discover ways to build skills and capability for tomorrow when faced with disruptive circumstances.
  • Actionable ideas that can help your organisation learn faster than your competitors – turn learning into a sustainable competitive advantage

Here is just some of the comments from past attendees!

‘Exceptionally Brilliant Conference’- SAA

‘Well organised and inspiring topics. Food for thought and I definitely gained lots to take back to the organisation!’- SANBS

‘Fantastic Conference’- Banc ABC Botswana

‘I enjoyed the topics and will be able to apply key ones pertaining to my organisation!’ - Sasol

‘Excellent. Well organised and gained a lot of knowledge. ‘- Sun International

‘Wonderful and well-structured conference with interesting and enlightening content on the L &D environment as well as the future of it’- Liberty

‘It was mind blowing – in some presentations a paradigm shift. Empowering. ‘– Nedbank

‘Topics and speakers were TOPs’- PG Bison

We had the best practices shared by successful companies in our country, that was the best knowledge experience we could ever pay for.’- Gauteng City Region Academy

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD: NOMINATIONS OPEN! DON’T FORGET TO NOMINATE YOUR TEAM! PRIZES TO THE VALUE OF R200 000 +

This prestigious award will be presented to an outstanding Learning and Development Team who demonstrate consistently high levels of quality, who are innovative with their content and techniques and at the same time show the significant impact that their function has had on the organisation in terms of effectiveness and bottom line. The award is designed to recognise an organisation and its learning team members who strive to constantly improve the extent to which training and development/L & D meets business needs, establishes direction and contributes to the success of the organisation through improving the performance of employees.

NOMINATIONS are now OPEN! Contact Debbie@knowres.co.za

Earn Maximum BEE points through skills development

Skills development is a key priority for business to maintain a desirable BEE rating 6% of annual payroll should be spent on skills development and its critical to ensure that it is spent correctly in upskilling people in the organisation. Non-compliance will result in the overall B-BBEE status being discounted. So why not book your team to attend the L &D conference and contribute to BEE rating?


Venue:
The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rosebank Johannesburg

Discover our cosmopolitan city from one of the best hotels in South Africa, Hyatt Regency Johannesburg. Situated in the modern suburb of Rosebank, only 25 kms from the O.R. Tambo International Airport, this luxury Johannesburg hotel is adjacent to Firs Shopping Centre and Cinemas. Guests will also enjoy easy access to the banking district of Sandton CBD, Constitution Hill, and African craft markets. The Johannesburg hotel’s captivating African-inspired décor draws you into a vibrant celebration of local culture and heritage.


VENU E LOCATION
191 Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa
TEL: +27 (11) 280 1234
johannesburg.regency@hyatt.com (Accommodation bookings)

GAUTRAIN
From O.R. Tambo International Airport take the Gautrain to Sandton Station where you may take a taxi to hotel or alternatively change trains to Rosebank Station which is a 100 meters from the Hotel entrance. (Under 20 minutes trip)

ROSEBANK ENTERTAINM ENT, WINING & DINING
  • • The Firs (walking distance)
  • • The Zone @ Rosebank (walking distance)
  • • Rosebank Mall (walking distance)
  • • Hyde Park Corner (3 km)
  • • Melrose Arch (3 km)
  • • Sandton City (5 km)
  • • Melrose Arch (3 km)


Alternative accommodation
  • Courtyard Hotel Rosebank (across the road from the Hyatt)
  • Holiday Inn Rosebank (Next door to the Hyatt)
  • Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank
  • 54 On Bath
  • Clico Boutique Hotel
  • The Winston Hotel
  • Dunkeld Manor
  • And More!


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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY ONE • WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2017

07:30–08:30 Welcome and registration

08:30–08:40

Welcome and introductions

08:40–09:30

The present and future people development challenges in creating a wellbeing economy

Lorenzo Fioramonti, Full Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria (Author of “Wellbeing Economy”)

09:30–10:30

Leading learning and development in tough times

Selo Govender, Head: Talent, Learning and Development, Sasol
Willie Barkhuizen, Vice President: People and Organisational Effectiveness, Sasol


10:30–11:00 Morning break

TRACK 1

11:00–12:00

Developing a growth mind-set for your organisation: how do we build a culture of continuous learning, adaptability, growth, and personal development

TRACK 2

11:00–12:00

Learning’s fundamental roll in diversity and inclusion: the importance of a learning organisation in a transforming society

Bongani Ndaba, Associate, Mandate Molefi

TRACK 3

11:00–12:00

The science of learning: how brain research is revolutionising the way we learn

Ingra du Buisson-Narsai, Director, NeuroCapital Consulting


TRACK 1

12:00–13:00

Unlocking your capability to drive a learning organisation: enhancing learning capabilities from within

Karin Wellman, Country Learning and Development Manager, MSD

TRACK 2

12:00–13:00

Designing a sustainable learning strategy and culture

Portia Heynes
, Head: Group Learning and Development, Sun International

TRACK 3

12:00–13:00

The new face of the 2020 corporate university: creating a connected, robust and flexible workforce

Laureen Rwatirera, Global Head: Naspers Academy, Naspers Limited

13:00–14:00 Lunch

TRACK 1

14:00–15:00

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the implications for skills development

Suzanne Hattingh, Principal Consultant, LPI (Learning for Performance Improvement)
TRACK 2

14:00–15:00

Implementing the “Flat Pack” Learning strategy (Case Study: Barclays)

Tracy Pienaar, Head: Leadership, Learning and Talent (Enterprise Services), Barclays Africa

Kerryn Kohl, Owner, The Coaching House-Talent Cultivation


15:00–15:30 Afternoon Break


15:30–16:30

Development at the top end: developing leaders for what comes next

Mark Holtshousen, Master Executive Coach and Head: Global Career Management, MTN Group (Africa’s largest telecommunications operator)

16:30

Wrap up


17:00

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD COCKTAIL FUNCTION


 

DAY TWO • THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2017

07:30–08:30 Welcome and registration

08:30–08:40

Recap and welcome back

08:40–09:30

Applying design thinking to create learning that wins with today’s fast moving workforce

Robert Bloom, Founding and Managing Partner, Design Thinkers Academy and Design Thinkers Group

09:30–10:30 How we did it – hear from the winners of the L &D Team of the Year Award

10:30–11:00 Morning break

TRACK 1

11:00–12:00

Exploring the gamification of learning: continuous sustainable behaviour change

Darryn van den Berg, Managing Director, Passion4 Group

TRACK 2

11:00–12:00

Discussion session: Preparing the youth for the world of work

Lebo Nke, Executive at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
Sean Fenn, Divisional GM: Learning and Development, Imperial Technical Training Academy

Dr Reaan Imm elman
, General Manager: Education & Skills, Group Citizenship, Barclays
Africa (Ready to Work Programme)
Dr Florus Pr insloo, Apprenticeship Game Changer Lead, Department of Economic
Development and Tourism, Western Cape Government

TRACK 3

11:00–12:00

Developing leader ability for uncertainty

Kathy Bennett
, Leadership Coach, Consultant, OD and Adjunct Faculty Member, University of
Stellenbosch Business School (Author of Living and Leading Through Uncertainty)


TRACK 1

12:00–13:00

Driving engagement through learning – the learning leaders role

Cheryl Sheraton, Group Learning and Development Manager, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

TRACK 2

12:00–13:00

Building technical skills on the home front: developing the right talent for Africa’s jobs of today and in the future

Sean Fenn, GM: Learning and Development, Imperial Technical Training Academy

Norah Manyai, Learning and development as a performance improvement enabler, Imperial Logistics


13:00–14:00 Lunch

14:00–14:45

Making learning analytics work: how analytics can shape the implementation of your “Go Digital” strategy

Martin Sutherland, Global Director, PeopleTreeTalent Analytics


14:00–15:30

GE - Where learning shapes strategy: driving innovation, building careers and powering progress

Roti Balogun, Regional learning leader, GE (Forbes Most Admired Company 2016)

15:30 Wrap up


Conference Speakers

Speakers

Lorenzo Fioramonti, Full Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria (Author of “Wellbeing Economy”)
Lorenzo Fioramonti is Full Professor of Political Economy at the University of Pretoria (South Africa), where he directs the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation. He is also Senior Fellow at the Centre for Social Investment of the University of Heidelberg and at the Hertie School of Governance (Germany) and Associate Fellow at the United Nations University. Lorenzo is the first and only Jean Monnet Chair in Africa, a prestigious recognition awarded by the European Commission to distinguished academics, and also holds the UNESCO-UNU Chair in Regional Integration, Migration and Free Movement of People. In 2012, he received the UP Exceptional Young Researcher Award and in 2014 he became the first president of the European Union Studies Association of Sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of over 60 scientific articles and 10 books. His most recent books are Wellbeing Economy: Success in a World Without Growth (MacMillan 2017) and The World After GDP: Economics, Politics and International Relations in the Post-Growth Era (Polity 2017). Lorenzo’s research interests range from alternative economic paradigms to the governance of the commons, global political innovations and new forms of supranational regionalism. His opinion pieces have been published, among others, by The New York Times, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Harvard Business Review, TruthOut, Die Presse, The Conversation, Das Parlament, Der Freitag, The Mail&Guardian and www.opendemocracy.net. He has a monthly column in Business Day, South Africa’s foremost daily financial newspaper. He is the author of two film documentaries, The Age of Adaptation and Presi per il PIL (in Italian, http://www.presiperilpil.org/ilfilm.html). He blogs at www.lorenzofioramonti.org and he is a sought-after public speaker on issues regarding new economic paradigms, rethinking development and responsible business. His work is endorsed by acclaimed authors such as Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett, Raj Patel, Vandana Shiva, Susan George, Richard Heinberg, Johan Galtung and leading economists like Robert Costanza, Enrico Giovannini and Tim Jackson. He is the founder of the Action Research Network for a Wellbeing Economy in Africa and a member of the Alliance for Sustainability and Prosperity.
Roti Balogun, Regional learning leader, GE (Forbes Most Admired Company 2016)
Roti is an HR, learning and business professional with vast experience in managing strategic HR programs in diverse multicultural and international environments. He has deep leadership, people development, coaching and transformation skills, with a background in technology enabling best-in-class organisational practices and culture. Currently the head of Learning in Africa for GE he is responsible for the holistic learning and development strategy across all GE Africa businesses with a focus on learning delivery, processes and solutions to ensure optimisation of experiences. Learning and development in the region covers more than 2500+ employees across 25 countries. Prior to joining GE, Roti was the Head of Learning and Development for Ericsson South Africa. He has an MBA from Imperial College Business School in London and a Masters in Engineering from Loughborough University in England.
Mark Holtshousen, Master Executive Coach and Head: Global Career Management, MTN Group
Mark has joined the MTN Group to head up its Global Career Management portfolio, which incorporates Executive Development, Executive Coaching, Mentoring and the Global Graduate Development Programme across MTN’s 22 operations in Africa and the Middle-East. Mark still services a select group of private clients. With well over a decade of experience as an executive coach and over 10 000 hours of face-to-face time coaching clients; Mark is currently regarded as one of the leading executive coaches in South Africa, and has an impressive international track record as a speaker and author. Mark has a Master’s degree in Management Coaching from the University of Stellenbosch. He also holds an ACMC certification from the International Meta-Coach Foundation and is a PNI Accredited Advanced Trainer, as well as an accredited I-WAM practitioner. He is considered a thought leader in the personal lives and behaviours of leaders, as well as in the practical implementation of neuroscience in business. His clients have included individuals such as Olympic Gold Medallist swimmer Ryk Neethling, and senior executive leadership in leading global companies. He is a regular contributor to CEO Magazine SA, in which his thought leadership articles addressing issues facing business leaders are published on a monthly basis.
Selo Govender, Head: Talent, Learning and Development, Sasol
A senior human capital leader with more than 20 years of experience and expertise in corporate global human resources and business unit human resources operations. Selo is currently the head of talent and learning and development at Sasol, where she leads, coaches and supports HR Senior managers and specialist implement the talent/people development architecture for Sasol. Selo has been in various leadership roles with Sasol since 2002. Selo holds an MBA from the Potchefstroom Business School (Now called the North-West University School of Business and Governance).
Willie Barkhuizen, Vice President: People and Organisational Effectiveness, Sasol
Willie is the Vice President of People and Organisational Effectiveness at Sasol. A seasoned HR and passionate people development professional, Willie has held numerous senior leadership roles at Sasol in the last seven years. In his current role he is responsible for the Groups talent planning and sourcing, career development, leadership development, organisational effectiveness, change management and diversity, to name just a few.
Robert Bloom, Founding and Managing Partner, Design Thinkers Academy and Design Thinkers Group
Robert is the founder and managing Partner of Design Thinkers Group South Africa. He founded the Design Thinkers Academy in 2014. His role is to grow the Academy and services of Design Thinkers Group in South Africa and to ensure its relevance to the African market. Robert and has been facilitating Design Thinking programs since 2011. Robert had facilitated workshops with a number of listed companies on the JSE as well as in Dubai and Kuwait. He is passionate about helping individuals and teams break through old work paradigms into new work modalities centred on innovation and improving customer experiences to delight. Robert has travelled extensively, is fluent in French and has worked in numerous countries the world over. A couple of past positions to mention prior to founding Design Thinkers Group include GM at Open Africa, Strategy and Innovation Manager at XYZ Design and Management Consultant at the Hay Group. Robert has an MBA from the University of Cape Town.
Darryn van den Berg, MD, Passion4 Performance International
Darryn is the visionary MD of Passion4 Group and Chief Play Maker at Gamification Crafters Guild. He has more than 18 years of experience within the HR development field and in particular OD, change management and learning. He has been pioneering effective alternative learning and development solutions for over 15 years – developing solid Return on Investment methodologies. He is excited and passionate about bringing gamification in a practical and real way to business, education and life continually seeking to provide cutting edge, innovative and engaging experiences. Darryn is regarded as a maverick within the realm of gamification. He specialises in applying his robust gamification strategic methodology (P3) to corporate systems, learning and development environments, and continues to grow his portfolio of successful projects and happy clients. He has co- written book “Accelerated Learning” with and is currently pioneering online assessment for Africa, altering education for the future.
Suzanne Hattingh, Principal Consultant, LPI (Learning for Performance Improvement)
Suzanne has managed the LPI consultancy for more than 15 years. She has developed in-depth knowledge and extensive practical experience through a wide range of HRD projects across the country, and she is regularly invited to share her expertise in radio and television broadcasts. She has been actively involved in HRD, skills development, learnership and NQF projects since the inception of the new system, with a range of clients in the private and public sector. She has wide experience on practical implementation and national policy-making level. Suzanne is the author of many publications, implementation guidelines and learning materials on HRD, skills development, learnerships, the NQF, the learning organisation, impact evaluation, entrepreneurship, local economic development, organisational design, B-BBEE and Human Resource Management. She has a BA degree and Higher Education Diploma from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and Honours in HRD from the University of Johannesburg.
Dr Kathy Bennett, Leadership Coach, Consultant, OD and Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Stellenbosch Business School (Author: Living and Leading through Uncertainty)
Kathy has had twelve years of experience in all facets of Human Resource Management in the pharmaceutical and FMCG industries, culminating in an executive role for five years with Adcock Ingram. Since leaving the corporate world, Kathy fulfils 3 primary roles: leadership coach, part-time faculty member on the M Phil (Management Coaching) programme at USB and OD consultant (with emphasis on change leadership). Kathy has a PhD from the University of Johannesburg and a Master’s degree in professional coaching through Middlesex University in London. Her doctoral study explored executives’ lived experience of uncertainty and the construct of a capability for uncertainty. She is the co-author of A guide for Coachees: How to optimise your personal coaching journey, and Living and Leading through Uncertainty, both published by KR.
Ingra du Buisson-Narsai, Director, NeuroCapital
Ingra is a Registered Organisational Psychologist in private practice. She is the co-founder and Director of NeuroCapital Consulting. which consults to some of South Africa’s leading and most admired companies. Ingra has 16 years of executive level experience in corporate South Africa, including as Group HR Director for Famous Brands Limited, Human Resources Executive (Aegis Insurance/RMBH Group), and HR Director (Usko/Bytes Technology). Academically, she holds a MComm (Organisational Psychology) degree, a BComm Hons (Strategic Management) degree, and a MSc degree in Neuroscience-based Leadership. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D., focusing on the behavioral markers of neuroscience-based leadership. Ingra is a founding member of the International Neuro Practitioners Guild, and a frequent best practice “Sharer” at conferences, business schools and in the media. Her unique contribution is being a catalyst for change, using integrative organisational neuroscience. She lives by the payoff line: "Spot it you got it”
Karin Wellman, Country Learning and Development Manager, MSD
Karin is a learning and development specialist, with over 17 years’ experience in L&D in organisations across numerous industries. Karin is a qualified Business and Executive Coach, with a special focus on leadership transitions: developing leadership capabilities for change and uncertainty. As the Country L &D Manager at MSD she is responsible not only for the roll-out, implementation and monitoring of global learning and development initiatives at a local level, but also for setting and implementing strategy aimed at optimising all Learning and Development processes and systems in the South African and Sub-Saharan businesses.
Cheryl Sheraton, Group Learning and Development Manager, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa
Cheryl is the Group Learning and Development Manager at Coca-Cola Beverages Africa. With a passion for development, she has more than 18 years of experience in the HR and Learning field, having had many senior roles such as HR Manager at Pick ‘n Pay, HR Executive at Fedics, and Head of HR at Kellogg Company to name but a few. Cheryl was educated at the University of the Western Cape.
Bongani Ndaba, Associate, Mandate Molefi
Bongani is an Associate Consultant/Facilitator for Mandate Molefi and has worked in the corporate environment for more than 12 years. His excellent facilitation skills have placed him in good stead in his career with Mandate Molefi where he continues to successfully facilitate our Diversity Management Programme, Change Management Interventions and Organisational Audits. Before joining Mandate Molefi, Bongani worked as a Senior Consultant for more than 14 years. He was also one of the Ministerial Task Team members appointed to investigate racism in a North West school. His exceptional skills in client liaison and effective communication put him in the best position to understand line managers’ needs and adapt his approach to meet the nuances of their business. Bongani’s areas of expertise are: Diversity, Employment Equity and Change Management.
Lebo Nke, Executive at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
Lebo Nke is the Advocacy and Partnerships Executive of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, partnering with over 300 South African employers, government and social investors to successfully source, match, ready, place and retain young first-time work seekers in the economy. Harambee has provided work seeker support to more than 300 000 youth and placed 35 000 youth into jobs. Lebo brings 18 years’ experience in organisational change management, having worked at Accenture and De Beers Group before serving as the Managing Director of Converse Consulting and Management Services, which was acquired by Ernst & Young. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Economic History from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and a Master’s degree in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD – France. She has been part of the Harambee team since 2013.
Tracy Pienaar, Head: Leadership, Learning and Talent (Enterprise Services), Barclays Africa
Tracy currently heads up Leadership, Learning and Talent within Enterprise Services at Barclays Africa. She is an experienced strategic business leader and gained experience working across multiple sectors such as Travel & Tourism, Consulting, Conferencing, Media and Financial Services. With more than 15 years’ experience working across multiple sectors in 17 African countries has built her ability to galvanise people against a common vision while delivering high value people impact solutions.
Martin Sutherland, Global Director, PeopleTree Talent Analytics
Martin is the Global Director of PeopleTree Analytics International, a software and consulting firm focused on talent analytics. He is a founder member of the company, launched in 1998, and has been responsible for its global expansion. Clients are spread across 47 countries in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the US, Central and South America and recently India. Prior to the formation of PeopleTree, Martin was a director of the largest public relations and communications company in South Africa. He regularly speaks at international conferences and publishes articles on the topic of talent management. He has 23 years of professional consulting experience in the ICT, Energy and Power, Financial Services & Banking, Transport, Retail and Manufacturing sectors.
Siphiwe Moyo, Chairman SABPP, CEO Paradigm People Solutions, Adjunct Faculty Member at Gibs, Henley and Wits
Siphiwe Moyo is a Motivational Speaker, Learning Specialist and an MC. He is a Facilitator Extraordinaire having been facilitating for over a decade, including Training Facilitation, Process Facilitation and Strategy Facilitation. Siphiwe holds a Masters in Business Administration, a B Comm. (Honours) in People Development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources. He is the Chairman of the Board at the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP). He is a Chapter Committee Member at the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) and a Member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF). He is also a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IODSA). Past senior positions included Head of Learning at FNB and Nedbank. He is a part time lecturer at both Gibs , Henley Business School and Wits Business School where he teaches Strategic HR, Human Capital Development, Organisational Behaviour and Change.
Dr Florus Prinsloo, Apprenticeship Game Changer Lead, Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape Government
Dr Prinsloo has a postgraduate diploma in Knowledge and Information Systems Management from Stellenbosch University, an MBA from the Henley Management College (UK) and a doctoral degree in Leadership from the University of Johannesburg. He worked for 24 years in the private sector in marketing and training in the manufacturing for the mining industry but since May 2004 he has been involved with national skills development at the Department of Labour, the Mining SETA, the Department of Higher Education and Training and at present in the Western Cape Government. He also serves on the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa. His passion is revitalising the South African apprenticeship system for all occupations including traditional artisans.
Sean Fenn, Divisional GM: Learning and Development, Imperial Technical Training Academy
Sean is the Divisional General Manager for Imperial Learning and Development Division, a position he has held since 2011. In this role, he is responsible for the development and growth of the largest private motor Industry related trades training provider in South Africa – the IMPERIAL Technical Training Academy network. In response to under-developed curriculum materials, Sean initiated and led the first collaborative Industry rewrite and development of the first globally relevant and modern textbooks in 20 years, for 5 trades. He is also responsible for the design of the Generic Trades Preparation program Piloted in 4 TVET colleges and will be incorporated into the new FET framework for technical subjects around South Africa. He is deeply involved as an IMPERIAL ambassador, in the turnaround national strategy for Trades at key levels of business, basic education and Higher Education and in strategic government initiatives. He sits on the NADA exec Council, Merseta Regional Exec, RMI Miwa Regional Exec, Western Cape Game Changer Initiative and the DHET TVET turn around task team. Sean holds a BA Degree and Teaching Diploma through WITS and taught high School Art for 15 years. Wanting to pursue dreams of making it in the business world, whilst teaching, he began to re-engineer his career by taking on numerous business and management qualifications. In 2003 he Joined Hyundai National Parts Distribution Centre as General Manager, a position he held for eight years and during which he completed his BBA Degree with Southern Business School. He also holds a Management Advancement Program qualification through Wits Business School and will commence his Master’s in Business Science at Da Vinci University from September 2017.
Portia Heynes, Head: Group Learning and Development, Sun International
Portia Heynes is the head of Group Learning and Development at Sun International responsible for developing individuals for Gaming and Hospitality .Prior to Sun International Portia was the Head of the Vodacom Academy where she was responsible for Learning and Development across 11 000 retail stores and Call Centres supporting over 36 000 employees. Portia has worked in various industries across multiple disciplines from Telecommunications, Financial Services, BPO, Agriculture, Utilities, and Consulting (Strategy & People). Having worked for both Global and “Best Companies to work for” it has provided her with valuable insight into how individuals and business can work synergistically to exceed levels of performance by understanding the dynamic inter-relationship between employees and the Organisation. She thrives on complexity and has a sound track record in developing systemic, sustainable business and learning strategies with solutions that have been acknowledged as best practices in Learning & Development both globally and locally. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Executive MBA (UCT GSB) applying systems thinking to understand employability challenges. She is currently working towards her PhD.
Terryn Palani, Executive Head: Learning and Development, Vodacom
Terryn is a registered Industrial Psychologist with the HPCSA (13 years) and has a B.Sc. Honours and Master’s Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has a passion for capability development, talent management, strategic change management, coaching and OD/OE. Terryn has thirteen years of versatile experience in Financial Services, Telecommunications, Parastatals and the FMCG industry, having held senior positions at companies such as Standard Bank, SABMiller, ABI and Vodacom. Terryn is an experienced and well-rounded HR Executive with deep specialisation in Organisational Effectiveness, Learning & Development as well as Talent Strategy development and execution. At Vodacom, Terryn has held Executive Head positions in Organisational Effectiveness, Learning and Development and Talent Management and Performance Dialogue.
Laureen Rwatirera, Global Head: Naspers Academy, Naspers Limited
Laureen heads up the Naspers Corporate University (MyAcademy) globally. She has more than 15 years of experience within the HR and learning field in a number of sectors including FMCG, Retail, Banking and consulting. She has a passion for developing individuals, leaders and teams. She has delivered a wide range of leadership, management, employee engagement and business strategy interventions across the African Continent, the Middle East and Asia. Through her cross sector experience she is able to facilitate across a diversity of cultures. She has worked with clients which include Standard Bank, De Beers, Growthpoint, MTN, McDonald’s SA, Ecobank, IDC, RMB, UNICEF and Anglo Gold Ashanti. Prior to Naspers, Laureen worked for Levi Strauss, EY, Mars and Investec to name but a few. Laureen has a honours degree in Organisational Psychology from the University of Cape Town.
Norah Munyai, Learning and Development Executive, Imperial Logistics
Norah is passionate about the role L&D plays as a strategic business partner and the value it adds in the fast changing workplace . Her expertise involves performance improvement design and execution, performance consulting, learning design and development of learning content (both classroom, e-learning and blended on different levels of complexity) as well as learning impact analysis. At Imperial she is responsible for delivering fit for purpose learning solutions aligned to the business strategy as well as driving transformation relating to skills development. She is also an expert in skills proficiency competency framework design and assessment development for career development and talent retention. Norah has a Masters in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from Unisa. Prior to Imperial, Norah was the Learning Solutions Manager for Mutual and Federal, Training Manager at Absa and Learning Manager at Channel Life.
Kerryn Kohl, Owner, The Coaching House – Talent Cultivation
Kerryn Kohl is an organisational behaviourist and learning strategist, focusing on the interface between human behaviour and the digitally emergent organisation. Prior to opening The Coaching House in 2009, she consulted for a global management consulting firm (Accenture). During this time Kerryn gained experience across industries and have since continued to deepen her expertise in learning strategy, change management, organisational design, quantum leadership, and coaching. A design thinker by nature, Kerryn uses design thinking together with deep expertise in change Management and learning to solve for complex challenges, and develop creative and sustainable solutions for her clients. Kerry is one of the authors of Accelerated Learning for Breakthrough Results, as well as a popular columnist for Talent Talks. Kerryn has a Master’s Degree in Education and an Honours degree in Psychology. A trained Ballroom and Latin American dance instructor makes her as agile on the dancefloor as she is in the boardroom.

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5 SEPTEMBER |WORKSHOPS | PRE-CONFERENCE LEARNING



These hands-on, practical and engaging workshops allow you to deep-dive into specific topics which will build skills and offer practical take away tools that can be immediately applied in your day-to-day work. Skills or concepts are taught, demonstrated or explored, and they are embedded with active participation and active learning. Interaction and participation are vital parts of these workshops. Even if you’re not attending the full conference, you can still register for a stand-alone workshop.

Choose between TWO workshops! Workshop 1: Design Thinking for Learning and Development or Workshop 2: Change Management the Agile way

Workshop 1 – Design Thinking for Learning and Development

Robert Bloom, Founding and Managing Partner, Design Thinkers Academy and Design Thinkers Group

Overview:

Design Thinking (DT) is a mind-set to develop and deliver innovative ideas, change and solutions to complex problems. At a high level, Design Thinking helps people better understand customers or users latent needs. In a Learning and Development context, Design Thinking has numerous applications. Learning and Development professionals can use Design Thinking to help them better understand and develop new innovative programs not only for but with their customers. Professionals need to learn quickly and adaptively on the job. The nature of learning has changed but is a continuous and adaptive process. How might Design Thinking be used to better understand your everyday professional learning needs and design adaptive learning programs that meet these needs?

This human-centric user approach sweeps in multiple perspectives to first understand needs and second to prototype creative ideas to test that work. The best way to learn it is to do it i.e. Learn by Doing.
Session One: Overview of Design thinking: Empathy-Inspiration-Ideation-Synthesis-Prototyping- Implementation

Embracing an innovation mind-set augmented with the relevant skill set. It is a dynamic mix of short instructional lectures, demonstrations and guided hands-on teamwork. You will learn the tools of this user-centered, prototype-driven process.

Session Two: The Strategic Opportunity

You will put the new tools into practice right away with a real-world learning innovation challenge entitled “XYZ”. During the workshop, the facilitator will guide participants to democratically distil it into a focal topic to work on.

Session Three: Empathy

Team members will interview and observe ‘users’ in the field to understand and empathise their pain-points and what delights them. In the simulated environment in this workshop, some participants will be given roles as ‘Customers’ or ‘Users’. Any DT session is empty without obtaining a “new” insight from the user’s perspective.

Session Four: Ideation and Prototype

After the empathy session, participants will re-group to ideate and prototype, test and retest to develop fresh, innovative solutions; to convert users’ pain-points into solutions. Applying the design thinking principles and practices you’ve learned is the top priority.



Summary and Conclusion of the day
  • An open discussion on the issues raised and lessons learned
  • How to make ‘Design Thinking’ work to your benefit

Key learning themes
  1. Explore how co-creation is a relevant theme to L&D professionals in terms of the experience they offer their learners
  2. Learning by doing
  3. How Design Thinking can be used to enhance current learning programs (what are learners pain points and how to solve for these?).
  4. Application of Design Thinking mind-sets and principles

Key learning outcomes
  • Understand how to apply the Design Thinking Framework
  • Understand Design Thinking principles and mind-sets
  • This workshop will help you identify a framework for real work projects

About Robert Bloom

Robert is the founder and managing Partner of Design Thinkers Group South Africa. He founded the Design Thinkers Academy in 2014. His role is to grow the Academy and services of Design Thinkers Group in South Africa and to ensure its relevance to the African market. Robert and has been facilitating Design Thinking programs since 2011. Robert had facilitated workshops with a number of listed companies on the JSE as well as in Dubai and Kuwait. He is passionate about helping individuals and teams break through old work paradigms into new work modalities centred around innovation and improving customer experiences to delight. Robert has travelled extensively, is fluent in French and has worked in numerous countries the world over. A couple of past positions to mention prior to founding Design Thinkers Group include GM at Open Africa, Strategy and Innovation Manager at XYZ Design and Management Consultant at the Hay Group. Robert has an MBA from the University of Cape Town.



Workshop 2: Change Management the Agile Way

Kerryn Kohl, Owner, The Coaching House – Talent Cultivation
About the workshop:

As innovation and disruption continue to increase, more and more organisations are looking for ways to change faster in order to remain competitive. Many of those organisations are looking at Agile to do that, but tend to use out-dated change management approaches that are not equipped to manage fast-paced change. This 1-day workshop is designed to show you how to use Agile and Lean techniques to facilitate change.

Lean Change Management is a modern approach that takes ideas from Lean Start-up, Agile, Organisational Development, and Change Management in order to help you figure out the best approach to the change you’re faced with.

You’ll learn what Agile is, and how to apply Agile thinking to your change programs, as well as many good practices and light-weight planning and exploration tools for getting your change off the ground and headed in the right direction.


Why attend?
  • Understand how to apply Agile and Lean techniques to Change Management
  • Gain insight into how to use Agile techniques within your existing Change Management framework
  • Discover how to use light-weight planning and measurement tools such as Change Canvases, OKRs, Perspective Mapping and more.

About Kerryn Kohl

Kerryn Kohl is an organisational behaviourist and learning strategist, focusing on the interface between human behaviour and the digitally emergent organisation. Prior to opening The Coaching House in 2009, she consulted for a global management consulting firm (Accenture). During this time Kerryn gained experience across industries and have since continued to deepen her expertise in learning strategy, change management, organisational design, quantum leadership, and coaching. A design thinker by nature, Kerryn uses design thinking together with deep expertise in change Management and learning to solve for complex challenges, and develop creative and sustainable solutions for her clients. Kerry is one of the authors of Accelerated Learning for Breakthrough Results, as well as a popular columnist for Talent Talks. Kerryn has a Master’s Degree in Education and an Honours degree in Psychology. A trained Ballroom and Latin American dance instructor makes her as agile on the dancefloor as she is in the boardroom.



REGISTRATION FEES
  Price (excl. VAT)
05-07 September 2017 (Two-day conference and Pre-conference workshop)
R12 600.00  
05 September only (workshop) R4 500.00 
06-07 September (two-day conference) R9 600.00 

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking, workshop 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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