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HR in Schools Conference


Two Day Conference
30-31 May 2018

Protea Hotel Wanderers Johannesburg Corner Corlette Drive and Rudd Road Illovo
R 1,390.00 Single and R 1,585.00 Double per night - Breakfast Inclusive in Standard Hotel Room
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Human Resource Management should be at the heart of every organisation, including schools. The role of HR is not only limited to the recruitment and selection procedures but also affect the day to day activities of an organisation. It is therefore essential to have a well-defined HRM strategy to ensure the success and growth of schools.

Schools with good HR practice are able to increase employee commitment, attract and retain talent and build good working relations with the employees.

Join KR for the 2nd annual HR in Schools Conference, 30 – 31 May 2018 in Johannesburg and improve your school’s HR practices.

Reasons to attend:

  • Build authentic strategic partnerships with academic and support staff
  • Understand how important human capital is to the school’s bottom line
  • Get insights on creating a culture of inclusivity to promote diversity
  • Learn how to structure your rewards and recognition programmes to retain employees
  • Determine what underlies employee dissatisfaction and address those issues
  • Attract the right talent through good HR practice
  • Learn how to structure your rewards and recognition programmes to retain employees
  • Learn how to do succession planning for your school
  • Hear what school’s top management expects from HR

Here is what past delegates had to say about the HR in Schools Conference 2017:

  • “Very interesting topics. Things we could take with us and apply in the school space.” Gill Jeffrey, St. Andrews School
  • “Speakers were great and topics were relevant”. Lindi Ntontela, St. Benedicts College
  • “Well planned, high calibre speakers, informational, really worthwhile” Sinazo Makhotyana, Spark Schools


  • Heads of HR
  • Senior HR managers
  • Principals
  • Any school administrator involved in Human Resource Management


Contact Siphiwe Mashoene +2711 706 6009 or


DAY ONE • 30 MAY 2018

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

Welcome & introduction by chairperson


Future challenges for schools: Implications for managing Human Resource Management

Sandy Sagar,
Director: Membership and Operations, ISASA


Developing Future Authentic Leaders

Dr Tineke Wulffers, Director, Moya Transformation Facilitators Author of AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS for individuals and teams (published by KR)

10:30–11:00 Morning Break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry


Unconscious Biases –  In recruitment and people practices

Trevonica Naidoo, Managing Director, Transformation Africa


Connecting with Generation Z (also known as iGeneration or iGen and Post-Millennials)

Fatima Moosa, National HR Manager, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc


Job grading and evaluation: Academic staff and Support staff

Michelle Bester, Senior Principal Consultant Job Evaluation and Reward Practice, Korn Ferry Hay Group


Appreciative Inquiry (AI): How HR practitioners in schools can use AI to foster positive change

Prof Freddie Crous, Department of Industrial Psychology Acting Head: Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management , UJ

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


Building Rewards and Recognition Programs that attract and retain high quality talent

Craig Raath,
Executive Director, 21st Century Pay Solutions Group will tell us how…


A non-negotiable: Employee Wellbeing!

Glenda Noemdoe,
Group Head: Employee Health and Wellness, Standard Bank Group

15:00–15:15 Afternoon Tea | Quick Leg Stretch and grab a coffee


Labour Law: How to successfully handle a CCMA case

Jan Kemp Nel, CEO, Streetwize Labour Law (Pty) Ltd

15:15 Close and wrap up day 1


DAY TWO • 31 MAY 2018

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

Welcome & introduction by chairperson


Investing in Talent Management in schools: effective strategies to attract and retain employees

Martin Sutherland, Global Director, Peopletree Group
Brett Mulder, Global Business Development Lead and Product Manager, Peopletree Group


Strategic HR Partnering: how HR can build authentic strategic partnerships with academic and support staff

Kim Urquhart,
Head of HR, St Stithians College

10:30–11:00 Morning Break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry


Developing a strategically driven mentoring programme for academic and support staff

Niël  Steinmann, CEO, Peoples Dynamic Development Author of Guiding and Leading CRUCIAL MENTORING CONVERSATIONS published by KR


Writing HR Policies and Procedures


Creating a culture of Engagement – The role of Leadership in schools

Esty Christodoulou, Head of People, Culture and Learning, St Peter’s Schoo


Growing a start-up school and how to secure talent

Danny Tanser, Director of Talent, Nova Pioneer

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


Succession planning – preparing for the future

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

15:00–15:15 Afternoon Tea | Quick Leg Stretch and grab a coffee


What I expect from my HR Practitioner: PANEL DISCUSSION


  • Lisa Kaplan, Head: Kingsmead College
  • Shaun Fuchs, MD, Inspired Education Group
  • Greg Royce, Rector, St Peter's School

16:00–16:15 End of Conference | refreshments and networking


Shaun Fuchs, MD, Inspired Education Group
Shaun graduated from the Johannesburg College of Education (WITS) with a Higher Diploma in Education in 1989. In 2006, he completed an MBA from the Business School Netherlands (BSN) where he was awarded the Top Achiever Award for his dissertation: “Strategic Management in a Private School”. He started his teaching career at Fourways High School in January 1990 and in 1993 was promoted to the position of Head of Department. Shaun joined Crawford College Lonehill in 1999 as a History Teacher, Sports Administrator and Grade Tutor. Through hard work and dedication Shaun became a Deputy Principal and then Senior Deputy Principal at the College. In 2009 Shaun was promoted to the role of Principal. After 25 years in the school environment, Shaun left to take up the position of General Manager of Crawford Schools™ and later General Manager of Centurus Colleges. Shaun has been involved in all aspects of the running of schools from grass roots up and has valuable management experience.
Dr Tineke Wulffers, Director, Moya Transformation Facilitators
Director, Moya Institute of Authentic Leadership Effectiveness. Tineke divides her time between her practitioner and academic work. Her passion is to facilitate the development of individual and team authentic leadership effectiveness for the greater good of themselves, their organisations, and stakeholders. As an academic, she is affiliated with the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) and Wits Business School (WBS) where she lectures, supervises and examines the work of post-graduate students. She obtained her PhD in Personal and Professional Leadership in the Faculty of Management at the University of Johannesburg in 2014, and in 2009 she completed her Masters (cum laude) in Professional Coaching. Tineke is the author of Authentic Leadership Effectiveness for Individuals and Teams – A coaching Approach (2017), and a contributor to the book entitled Leadership Excellence: Perspectives from the Frontline (2017), both published by Knowledge Resources.
Fatima Moosa, National HR Manager, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc
Fatima Moosa is the National Human Resources Manager based in the Johannesburg office. She has obtained a Masters Degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Witwatersrand and is a registered Industrial Psychologist. Fatima's career spans over a decade, during which she has fulfilled diverse roles across the spectrum of Human Resources. She also spent a short while lecturing the 2nd year Industrial Relations course to students at the University of Witwatersrand. Fatima has a passion for people and people development. Her specific areas of interest are in the fields of mentorship, career development and talent management.
Trevonica Naidu, Director, Transformation Integrated Africa
Trevonica Naidu is an accomplished diversity (and inclusion), employment equity and transformation professional with strong delivery, metrics, project management and strategy development expertise. She has a solid personal reputation, is highly experienced in all aspects of diversity management (and inclusion), and related local legislation. Trevonica has vast experience in diagnosis, designing, developing and delivering bespoke diversity, employment equity and change programmes to different employee groups including executive teams, senior and middle managers, unions and to general staff. She holds a number of qualifications including an MBA from UNISA’s Graduate School of Business Leadership (conferred in collaboration with Open University - UK), a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Communications (Durban University of Technology) and she is currently a student at the College of Law -UNISA (LLB), while at the same time, completing a Bachelor’s degree in Theology through Living University (USA).
Martin Sutherland, Director, People Tree Talent Analytics
Martin is the Global Director of PeopleTree Talent 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.
Prof Freddie Crous Acting Chairman: Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University Johannesburg
Freddie is a Professor of Industrial Psychology at the University of Johannesburg. In 1990 Freddie joined the programme in industrial psychology at the erstwhile Rand Afrikaans University, now the University of Johannesburg. From 1998 to 2002 he served as its programme leader. He has 22 years’ lecturing and research experience in a wide range of domains, such as consumer psychology, social psychology, career development, industrial psychological design, performance management, strategic management, organisational wellness, positive industrial psychology, facilitation of change, and coaching psychology. He obtained an M Com with distinction and his doctoral thesis contributed to the contextualisation of entrepreneurship.
Craig Raath – Executive Director
Craig Raath, Executive Director at 21st Century, has consulted to over 500 organisations - both in Southern Africa and internationally. Craig holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Majoring in Business Economics and Industrial Psychology. Areas of work include incentive scheme design, employee value proposition, financial modelling, performance management systems, salary structuring, strategy and policy development and general Executive remuneration consulting. He also sits on and advises a number of Board Committees. Craig has written numerous articles and speaks at several conferences on various remuneration topics as a recognised industry specialist
Jan Kemp Nel, CEO, Streetwise Labour
Jan Kemp Nel ((BA) (LLB) (University of Pretoria); Dipl LR (UNISA)) has developed and introduced procedures and systems designed for optimal quality in labour relations in all areas of industry, commerce, public service and agriculture. He has extensive experience of labour relations and labour law, in which he has been specialising over the last 30 years. In particular, he advocates and practices a preventative philosophy in respect of labour relations, recognising that conflict is inherent and should be dealt with by proactive methods.
Kim Urquhart, Head of HR, St Stithians College
Kim is a seasoned HR professional with demonstrated experience working across various industries. She boasts of her passion for people management and development within the education sector. Kim is skilled in HR Consulting, Coaching, HR Policies, Management, and Organisational Development. She is a human resource professional with Post Graduate Studies focused on Leadership Development within Independent Schools.
Lisa Kaplan, Head: Kingsmead College
Lisa started her teaching career at Greenside High as an English teacher in 1990. From there she was the first teacher appointed to St Stithian’s Girls College in 1996, where she served as the Head of English and on the school Executive for almost 10 years. Lisa was appointed to be the Head of Brescia House Senior School in 2004 and served there until 2007 when she moved to take up the position of Head of Kingsmead College., where she has been ever since. Lisa’s passion is interacting with people and educating adolescents and she loves to read whenever she can. She loves learning new things and is a firm believer in the growth mindset approach.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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For information on sponsorships and exhibitions please contact Keel Heubner

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Attending TWO-DAY CONFERENCE 30-31 May 2018 R4 100.00 excl. VAT
Attending ONE-DAY conference 30-31 May 2018 R2 500.00 excl. VAT

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  • 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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