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HR Business Partner Conference & Workshop Durban

Become an agile, solutions-driven, and innovative HR Business Partner

**Early Bird Special till 15 June 2018 (less 15%)**

INFORMATION

ATTEND ANY OF THE DAYS, A COMBINATION OR ALL OF THE DAYS
Pre-conference workshop: 28 August 2018
Two-day conference: 29 and 30 August 2018
The Gateway Hotel | Durban



HR business partners are the vital connection between the HR department and other functions in the business. No longer seen as a transactional role, the new HR 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. A role that will continue to advance and change, the HRBP is a member of the senior leadership team who has the role as a trusted advisor to multiple stakeholders, helping them to accomplish business goals. Successful HRBP’s are business-focused, have a strategic mind-set, skilled in building and managing relationships, confident in driving change, credible and solutions-focused.

It is vital that HRBP’s keep enhancing their skills and keep up with developments in the market in terms of what competitors are doing and focus on providing real-time solutions to the business. In an era of digital disruption being the norm, your role as an HR Business Partner (HRBP) will however need to adapt. To be an effective business partner in 2018 and the future, human resource professionals need to understand the implications of digital disruption on their company and the lives of the employees in it. Do you?

Discover how HR can step up, reinvent where necessary or continue the journey to become the strong partner business that leaders need to drive business results. This is a crucial event for all HR Business Partner in 2018! As the needs of organisations, people, and society evolve, the HRBPs’ role should constantly transform. Being forward looking is about creating a unique culture, a competitive work environment, and a strong strategic talent management strategy against the backdrop of complex and fast-changing business models. As an HRBP do you understand the evolution of HRBP and where it is going? Are you developing the necessary skills and capabilities to become and effective HRBP? 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. This event will help you develop your business savviness and agility, provide the tools to develop relationships across the organisation, as well as the knowledge and confidence to prove your value to the business in a constantly changing world. Increase your impact and influence as an HRBP.

WHY INVEST YOUR TIME IN ATTENDING?

By attending you will gain skills in the areas most relevant and crucial to the HRBP role:
  • Strategic insight: develop and drive people management strategies (Translate business strategies into people-focused initiatives)
  • Collaboration: practical ways to collaborate with stakeholders and business partners in ensuring the implementation of best practices.
  • Analytical skills: learn how to leverage workforce analytics, identify talent gaps, and assess organisational performance to propose possible solutions
  • Support: enhance your coaching and consulting skills
  • Business acumen: boost your personal credibility and ability to influence leadership and management and to add value to the business’s bottom line.
  • Leadership: transition from a business partner to a business leader

Register today and gain practical insight to advance you in your role as an adaptive, proactive and strategic enabler! Here is what past attendees had to say:

  • Very informative, inspiring, educational, motivational - BancAbc
  • Empowering listening to various speakers take us through how HR is a real business partner – Anglo American Platinum
  • Brilliant speakers, well versed in the subjects they presented – NTP Sol Limited
  • Wide range of speakers who are highly knowledgeable in their respective area of expertise – FNB Home Loans
  • It was relevant and up-to-date and I got lots of useful information, templates, examples to use – Derivco
  • Good Content – Transnet


Why you should attend this event:

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


SPONSORSHIP + EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

Expose your brand across the country – this event will be hosted in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban! Find out about the various sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for this event – email: Keel@avenue.co.za or call 021 556 7663


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY ONE • 29 AUGUST 2018

07:30–08:30 Registration | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff
08:30–08:45

Welcome & introduction by chairperson

Dr Richard Perumal
, Managing Director, Coach Consultant, Industrial Psychologist, Three Sixty
One Degree Solutions


08:45–09:30

The impact that AI will have on people and work: Practical way to leverage in HR

Ryan Falkenberg, Co-CEO, Clevva

09:30–10:15

Reimagine HR: Delivering true business partnership

Arnold Mbeje, Group HR Executive, The Lion Match Company

10:15–10:45 Morning Break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry

10:45–11:30

HRBP spearheading organisational agility - Do you have ability or agility?

Sonja Blignaut, Founder, More Beyond

11:30–12:15

Connecting the dots: aligning and engaging talent to achieve business results

Ashnie Muthusamy, Group Manager: Transformation, Talent and Change, Sun International


12:15–13:15 Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

13:15–14:00

The heartbeat of engagement: ethics at work

Penny Milner-Smyth, Director, Ethicalways

14:00–14:45

The “consultancy” role of the strategic HR Business Partner: Key consulting & execution skills for HRBPs

Claudia Coelho, Head HR, Tiso Blackstar Group (Previously known as Times Media)


14:45–15:00 Quick Leg Stretch and grab a coffee

15:00–15:30

5 Ways HRBP’s can create a growth mind-set for the organisation


15:15 Wrap up of Day-1

 

DAY TWO • 30 AUGUST 2018

07:30–08:20 Registration | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff
08:30–08:40

Welcome & introduction by chairperson

Fabian Fayers,
HR Executive, SA Sugar Association


08:40–09:30

A culture of health & wellbeing at Unilever: why putting people first is critical to business

Revani Manicum, HRBP Director, Unilever

09:30–10:15

HR in tough, ambiguous and turbulent times: dancing and dealing with uncomfortable situations as an HR professional

Cindyanne May, HR Director, Group Five Construction


10:15–10:45 Morning Break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry

10:45–11:30

Building diversity and inclusion programmes facilitate change

Nene Molefi, Managing Director Mandate Molefi (Author of A Journey to Diversity and Inclusion in SA)

11:30–12:15

Using workforce analytics to become a true business partner, drive results and make better decisions

Tarryn Naidoo, Head: HR, Alexander Forbes  Group Services


12:15–13:30 Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

13:15–14:00

What is HR role in digital transformation? Working with line management to transition from “doing digital” to “being digital

Carryn Tennent,
Associate Director, Deloitte

14:00–14:45

The change leader: HR Business Partners as change activists



14:45–15:00 Quick Leg Stretch and grab a coffee

15:00–15:30

Guiding and leading crucial mentoring conversations

Niel Steinmann, CEO, Peoples Dynamic Development
15:30 End of Conference | refreshments and networking


SPEAKERS

Revani Manicum, HR Director Africa, Unilever
Revani Manicum is the HR Director: Food Solutions & R&D at Unilever SA. She is a dynamic, high performing, HR Business partner who is experienced in partnering senior executives and business units at a strategic level. A performance driven business partner working closely with key stakeholders aligns supports and lands key business initiatives. She has worked at Unilever in various leadership roles for more than 10 years. Before Unilever, Revani worked at Glenrand MIB and Edcon. She has an honours degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of South Africa
Ryan Falkenberg, Co-Founder & CEO, Clevva
Ryan Falkenberg is co-founder and CEO of CLEVVA, an award–winning, enterprise-level Intelligence Augmentation platform. Ryan has always been fascinated by what makes people tick, and what makes them perform optimally. Ryan has spoken at a number of conferences on artificial intelligence and how traditional thinking in learning and knowledge management is limiting people’s ability to stay relevant in the new economy. He writes actively on the topic of AI, performance support, learning and human capability development in modern times. Prior to co-founding CLEVVA, Ryan was co-founder and Managing Director of Hi-Performance Learning, a consultancy that partnered with large national and international businesses to optimise their organisational learning efficiency and effectiveness. Ryan was selected as an Endeavor entrepreneur in 2004. He is also a Co-Founder and Director of CUDA Technology company that developed enterprise learning and knowledge management technologies aimed at making e-learning a reality for people operating in bandwidth constrained environments.
Penny Milner-Smyth, Director, Ethicalways
Penny weaves the three seemingly distinct strands of her career - an academic background in neuropsychology, over 25 years as a senior in-house HR leader, and a specialisation in the creation of ethical workplace environments - into evidence-based insights that give HR business partners great confidence in their advisory services and intervention design. In addition to holding an MA (Research Psychology), Penny is registered as a Master HR Practitioner with the SABPP and is a long-standing member of The Ethics Institute and Business Ethics Network (BEN) Africa.
Nene Molefi, Managing Director, Mandate Molefi
Over the past two decades, Nene has gained a reputation both locally and internationally as a thought-leader in diversity and inclusion, values-driven leadership and transformation. She has authored numerous publications, including contributing to the book Leadership Perspectives from the Front Line and authored A Journey of Diversity and Inclusion in SA. She is a member of the Diversity Collegium, a think tank of globally- recognised diversity experts. She is an associate lecturer at GIBS on Global Diversity and Unconscious Bias, as well as an associate lecturer on Transformation Strategy for the Stellenbosch Business School. She is a sought-after speaker for conferences around the world.
Arnold Mbeje, Group HR Executive, The Lion Match Company
Arnold serves as the HR Executive for the iconic Lion Match Company. He sees himself as a Leader, Coach , Follower , Ordinary Worker and a Human Being executing agreed people centric initiatives that have acceptable and or reasonable ROI. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Social Ethics Committee as well as various Management Committees for other units. His HR career has spanned nearly 20 years, whereby he has held senior positions at top companies in various industries such as Pioneer Foods (HR Manager), Makro (HR Director), Nampak (HR Director) and PepsiCo (Senior HR Business Partner) to name a few.
Ashnie Muthusamy, Group Manager: Transformation, Talent and Change, Sun International
Ashnie Muthusamy has an educational background in Psychology, HR, and a Master’s degree in Leadership. She has headed various HR specialist roles in large organisations such as Absa and Nedbank. Ashnie is passionate about Employee Branding, Employee Engagement and Talent Management and is presently the Group Talent Manager for Sun International where she has been working for the past 7 years. She is the author of Succession Management, to be released March 2018 (Published by KR).
Niel Steinmann, Director, Peoples Dynamic Development
Niël Steinmann is a specialist business consultant and registered Industrial Psychologist. He has invested more than a quarter century studying the topics of mentoring, coaching and leadership development. In 1999 he founded People's Dynamic Development, a management consultancy that utilises African analogies to develop people and organisations to significantly increase their performance capacity. Niël is the author of Fundamentals for effective mentoring: Raising giant killers which received international recognition and endorsements from prominent and renowned leadership consultant Dr Ken Blanchard. His most recent book published by KR is entitled Crucial Mentoring Conversations published in 2017.
Fabian Fayers, HR Executive, SA Sugar Association
An experienced, professional and passionate HR leader, Fabian is the HR Executive of the South African Sugar Association. He joined the SA Sugar Association in November 2017. Prior to SASA, he held senior HR roles at organisations such as Paarl Coldset, Umgeni Iron Works, and Conlog to name a few. Fabian is an SABPP Chartered HR Practitioner and Vice Chairman of DCCI (Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry) HR Forum. Fabian has an MBA from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal as well as numerous certificates and diplomas
Dr Richard Perumal, Managing Director, Coach Consultant, Industrial Psychologist, Three Sixty One Degree Solutions
Dr Richard Perumal is an accomplished senior executive with 26+ years’s demonstrated results as a consultant, labour relations specialist, project leader, change executive, strategic thinker, leader and practitioner in enterprise learning and entrepreneurial development, operations management, logistic, executive coaching and strategic management. Prior to going into consulting, Richard was the Director of HR for Central University of Technology. A motivational, lead-by example change agent and advocate of empowerment and accountability providing diplomatic and participatory leadership ensuring efficiency in process, control, compliance, profitability and shareholder value. He received his Doctorate degree in Human Resource Management from the Durban University of Technology.
Sonja Blignaut, Founder, More Beyond
Sonja is the founder of More Beyond. She has been working in the fields of narrative and complexity since 2002. Before founding More Beyond, she worked as a consultant for PWC and IBM. She left the formal consulting world in 2004 to focus on doing more of what she loved. Since then, she has consulted locally and internationally with clients that include the Sasol Group, Sasol Inzalo Foundation, Barclays, MMI, Anglo American, Harmony Gold, Nedbank, Standard Bank, Liberty, FNB, Gautrain Management Agency, PWC, IBM North America, DSTV, Eskom, SANParks, the Water Research Commission and many others. Sonja trains locally and internationally in complexity and related topics at various academic institutions including the University of Pretoria and GIBS Business School. She is a sought-after speaker in a wide variety of industries and conferences including Agile Summits, OD conferences and TedX Pretoria. Sonja has been the sole South African partner for Prof Dave Snowden’s company Cognitive Edge, the creator of Sensemaker® since 2007. In addition, she is a certified Scrum Master (Agile project manager) and is also qualified in various individual and team coaching modalities including Narrative coaching, Strengths Coaching and Organisation Systems Relationship Coaching.
Cindyanne May, HR Director, Group Five Construction
Cindyanne is an experienced Human Resources Director with more than 13 years’ in this position at Group Five Construction. She is a non-practicing admitted attorney. She has an LLB degree from the University of KZN. Prior to joining Group Five back in 2005, she was an HR Manager at Murray and Roberts.
Carryn Tennent, Associate Director, Deloitte
Carryn is an Associate Director for Consulting and is the Finance Transformation lead for South Africa, solely responsible for building the Finance Transformation market offering and the consulting practice capabilities in order to expand this signature offering in to the Africa market. As a member of the Strategy & Innovation leadership team, Carryn continues to be responsible for client delivery and operational management of the consulting practice. Through a career spanning more than 16 years, Carryn has built comprehensive skill-set focussed on leadership, strategy and business growth. She has established a specialist consulting practice of over 60 practitioners, led multidisciplinary finance, systems and change projects for blue chip companies, both in London and South Africa, and defined transformation strategies for C- suite clients. Prior to her position here in SA, Carryn was a Director at Deloitte UK.
Tarryn Naidoo, Head: HR, Alexander Forbes Group Services
Tarryn is currently employed as the Head of Human Resources Coastal node within Alexander Forbes. She is accountable for Human Resources delivery to approximately 800 staff across the Coastal Region of Alexander Forbes. Her experience in the human resources field is extensive and spans a total of twelve years, of which 10 years have been at a Senior Management level. Tarryn has an Honours degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of KZN and an MBA from Regent Business School

WORKSHOP

Pre-conference workshop

28 August 2018 | The Gateway Hotel | Durban

Enabling thriving future-fit organisations – A framework to drive lasting results

Facilitated by Sonja Blignaut, More Beyond

The so-called VUCA world, with extreme volatility and uncertainty largely driven by exponential technological advances and increased interconnectedness is demanding very different skills and mindsets from leaders and people practitioners alike. Change is no longer episodic but continuous. We need to find ways to enable change resilience throughout our organisations; in effect, creating enabling and responsive environments that can naturally evolve when needed. In order to prepare our workforce for a world where automation and AI are already impacting on routine and even expert roles, HR practitioners need to become strategic partners able to co-create (with their leaders) enabling environments where people can bring their humanity and creativity to work. How do you maintain momentum, coherence and direction in uncharted territory where goal-setting etc. doesn’t work?

This workshop will introduce practitioners to the skills and thinking that is required to design and enable future-fit workplaces. This will be done utilising three generative metaphors to challenge participant's thinking and two practical frameworks to help them apply these ideas in their own organisations.


Key outcomes include:

  • Understand the three key mindsets that are required to enable future-fit workplaces
  • Understand different contexts based on the Cynefin sense-making framework
  • The ability to apply the Waysfinder framework to enable them to adapt to uncertainty
  • Be able to critically reflect on your current ways of work and transform these in contextually relevant ways
  • You will learn how to design processes and systems that enable the emergence of creativity, innovation and agility

Who should attend

Besides the HRBP professional, there are other communities that will find value in this workshop for example; L&D, OD, Leadership, Strategy & Marketing/Customer Insights


About Sonja Blignaut

Sonja is the founder of More Beyond. She has been working in the fields of narrative and complexity since 2002. Before founding More Beyond, she worked as a consultant for PWC and IBM. She left the formal consulting world in 2004 to focus on doing more of what she loved. Since then, she has consulted locally and internationally with clients that include the Sasol Group, Sasol Inzalo Foundation, Barclays, MMI, Anglo American, Harmony Gold, Nedbank, Standard Bank, Liberty, FNB, Gautrain Management Agency, PWC, IBM North America, DSTV, Eskom, SANParks, the Water Research Commission and many others. Sonja trains locally and internationally in complexity and related topics at various academic institutions including the University of Pretoria and GIBS Business School. She is a sought-after speaker in a wide variety of industries and conferences including Agile Summits, OD conferences and TedX Pretoria. Sonja has been the sole South African partner for Prof Dave Snowden’s company Cognitive Edge, the creator of Sensemaker® since 2007. In addition, she is a certified Scrum Master (Agile project manager) and is also qualified in various individual and team coaching modalities including Narrative coaching, Strengths Coaching and Organisation Systems Relationship Coaching.

Program Outline:
07:30-08:30 | Registration
08:30 | Workshop begins
10:30 | Morning break
13:00 | Lunch
14:30 | Afternoon break
15:30/16:30 | wrap up



REGISTRATION OPTIONS


REGISTRATION FEES | **Early Bird till 15 June 2018 (less 15%)**
  Price (excl. VAT)
Two-day conference and Pre-conference workshop:
28-30 August 2018 | Early Bird Special R8075
R9 500 .00 excl. VAT
Two-day conference: 29- 30 August | Early Bird Special R6715  
R7 900 .00 excl. VAT
Pre-conference workshop: 28 August | Early Bird Special R3060 
R3 600 .00 excl. VAT

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  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and conference material
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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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