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HR Business Partner Conference & Workshop 2017 Botswana


Two-day conference • 21-22 February 2018
AVANI Gaborone Hotel & Casino, Botswana

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 KR 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.

Now in its 3rd successful year, KR’s HRBP conference is widely recognised as Botswana’s leading event for improving HR functions in line with business strategy. With an impressive speaker line up and an unrivalled conference programme showcasing the latest ideas and innovations it is no wonder that this conference is marked on the calendars of the HR community in the country.

This year’s 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.

Add to that the prestigious support from leading professional organisations and an engaged and highly influential audience, and you will want to make sure you are part of the success story this year. Make sure you don’t miss it!


  • HR Business Partners
  • Human Resources Managers
  • HR Executives managing and developing
  • HR Directors
  • Talent Managers
  • HR Consultants
  • Academics
  • Line Managers (who would like to collaborate better with HR)


  • How to Build an HR strategy that delivers
  • How to diagnose, initiate and implement required change initiatives
  • The importance of an effective and actionable HR strategy
  • How to align your performance management process with your business objectives
  • Critical success factors for establishing and keeping employee engagement high in your organisation
  • How to facilitate a positive, flourishing high performance workplace
  • How to build, influence and embed winning talent strategies
  • How to build a clear business case for HRBP and measure the value add
  • Discuss key competencies required for a new generation HR Business Partner
  • Retention strategies that work!
  • The HRBP as a driver of corporate value
  • The New Generation of HR Analytics
  • Living and leading through change

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


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

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



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


Welcome and introduction by chairperson

Joyce Maphorisa , Managing Consultant, Performance Growth Consultants

Leading your HR Department – challenges for today and tomorrow

Olefile Setswamokwena,
HR Director, Botswana Innovation Hub


Panel discussion: The HRBP as a driver of Corporate Value

Ronnie Toerien,
HCM Sales Development and Strategy Leader
Tumelo Mokowe, Head: HR Operations & Employee Relations, Barclays
Andre Pandy, Founder & Managing Director, Human Insights


Measuring the Success of HRBPs

10:15–11:30 MORNING BREAK


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

Tumelo Mokowe, Head: HR Operations & Employee Relations, Barclays
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” Edgar Schein


Talent value management

Andre Pandy, Founder & Managing Director, Human Insights

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


Case study: Employee engagement- this is how we do it

Gertrude Muzola, HR Director, Vivo Energy

14:45–15:15 AFTERNOON BREAK | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry


The New Generation of HR Analytics (or) identifying the key metrics to capture

Ronnie Toerien, HCM Sales Development and Strategy Leader


Close of conference



Speaker line up to follow...


Talent Value Management

Tuesday, 21 February 2018

AVANI Gaborone Hotel & Casino, Botswana

07:30-08:15 Registration Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources registration staff
08:15 -08:30 Welcome and introduction by facilitator

Why you have to attend this workshop

The contemporary model of Talent Management is changing; organisations want to know what value does Talent Management practices contribute to the bottom line. Our challenge today is to find a complementary process and philosophy that enhances the way we do Talent Management. This workshop will change your current Talent Management paradigm and allow you to see Talent Management from a whole new perspective – from a business viewpoint. It will shift your focus away from Talent Administration.


By using the TVM philosophy, provide participants with thought leadership, tools, frameworks and diagnostics which will help them shift their organisations’ focus toward Key Talent driving organisation value.

Key outcomes of the workshop
Provide participants with:
  • A broad view on why we need to refocus our Talent Management efforts – from Talent administration to Talent Value Management
  • An Introduction to the concept of Talent Value Management (TVM), its philosophy, processes and frameworks
  • Tools to implement TVM
  • An opportunity for HR to drive real business value with a business aligned Talent agenda


Andre Pandy
Andre Pandy is the founder and Managing Director of Human Insights (Pty) Ltd, a management consultancy focusing on the formulation of Results-Based, impactful HR Solutions based on deep human and organisational insights. He has worked in both Emerging and Developed markets over a 27-year period and has accumulated a wealth of insights on human and organisational dynamics in the Automotive, Healthcare and FMCG industries. His experience includes living and working in Ethiopia and the United States. He has provided leadership at a Board as well as Global level for several of the organisations that he has worked for. These include General Motors South Africa (previously known as Delta Motor Corporation (Pty) Ltd, Coca-Cola Sabco (Pty) Ltd and most recently Johnson and Johnson where he has held several Senior Director roles amongst others: Senior HR Director EMEA Emerging Markets, Senior Talent Director EMEA and Senior HR Director North America Skincare. Andre is adept at working in many organisational settings dealing with the most complex human/work dynamics. He is a specialist with more than 25 years of experience in HR and Talent Strategy formulation, Talent Acceleration and Coaching, Change Management and creating High Impact Teams. He is known to have created many high performing HR teams locally and internationally. He has a B. Com (Cum Laude) from the University of the Western Cape and a B. Com (Hons) from the University of Port Elizabeth, complemented with specialised executive training at Insead – France, Ashridge University – London, and Deloitte University – Texas. He is also an Internationally Accredited Emotional Intelligence Coach.


  Price (excl. VAT)
Workshop and Conference 21-22 February 2018
P5 500 .00 (save P1500)
Workshop only 21 February  
P3 500 .00
Conference only 22 February  
P3 500 .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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Pre-conference Workshop 3
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  • 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!


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Busie Mjimba on +2711 706 6009  or


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