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Organisational Development Conference 2018 • Cape Town

Team Effectiveness | Productivity | Growth

INFORMATION

Pre-Conference Workshop | 14 August 2018
Two-Day Conference | 15-16 August 2018
Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers | Century Boulevard, Century City | CAPE TOWN

The practice of good organisational development result in organisational effectiveness. As an OD specialist, it is becoming ever more important for you to put processes in place for developing an organisation to be more effective at accomplishing its goals. This involves changing people and organisations for positive growth.

For OD to continue to grow as a profession, OD practitioners must continue to develop the capabilities and competencies needed to accurately assess the current and future needs of organisations that promote effective organisational change, adaptability and sustainability.

Organisations with best OD practices are able to;

  • benefit from high efficiency and increased productivity
  • build a sustainable high-performing organisational culture in which employees take an active part in achieving the required output
  • increase creativity and innovation through employee engagement
  • solve the problems of aligning and integrating diverse cultural elements

KR designed this comprehensive programme to develop you and enhance your capacity as a champion to organisational effectiveness. Attend this conference on the 15 – 16 August 2018 in Cape Town to learn from South Africa’s top OD experts!

Who should attend:

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

Why you should attend this event:

  • Hear what the future of OD is?
  • Sharpening your OD toolkit
  • Streamline your OD interventions after learning how to design an OD intervention from A-Z
  • Stay current by adopting the latest intervention methods and improvements that are driven towards thriving as opposed to just surviving amongst complex economic and societal issues.
  • Learn to make optimum strategic OD decisions that are aligned with the organisation’s objectives.
  • This programme and its speakers will challenge your approach to OD and prepare you to adapt your function in today’s fast paced and ever-changing world.
  • Grow your network – this is a unique opportunity for you to connect, share and learn from other OD professionals.

For more information about this event contact Siphiwe Mashoene on +27 11 706 6009 or siphiwe@knowres.co.za

Sponsorship and exhibition:

EXHIBITION AND SPONSORSHIP — Interested to exhibit or sponsor? here is why YOU SHOULD!

Various sponsorship packages are available

Being a sponsor of the OD Conference & Exhibition 2018 actively works for you before, during and after the event, increasing your credibility in the minds of senior decision-makers.

As a sponsor, you will benefit from suitable target market exposure and direct interaction with senior OD executives. enhance your market visibility. Designed and delivered for specifically for senior OD executives, the conference offers a powerful business agenda within an effective networking environment.

Contact Keel Heubner for more information +27 (21) 556 7663 | keel@avenue.co.za

The KR Annual OD Conference & exhibition 2018 is where leaders in the profession come together for three days to learn, network and build new relationships.

  • Exhibitors have the opportunity to showcase their product/service offering directly to the attendees.
  • Schedule meetings with hard-to-reach OD professionals.
  • Exhibitors will be placed directly within reach of the attendees, offering the opportunity to interact with OD professionals during registration, morning break, lunch time, afternoon break and at the cocktail function.
  • SPosition your brand among the elite OD service providers
  • Network and build relationships one-on-one with key people in the industry
  • Show off your state of the art software & technology


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY ONE • 15 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

Renate Scherrer,
MD, JvR Consulting Psychologists

08:45–09:30

The role of leadership in Organisational Development

Sam Shrosbree,
Head: Organisational Development, Nedbank Group

09:30–10:30

The future world of work and implications for Organisational Design

Sarika Mahadeo-Diercks, Senior Organisational Development Specialist, Woolworths


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

11:00–12:00

Utilising remuneration, reward, and performance management to achieve the organisation’s strategy

Deon Smit, Reward and Systems Manager, Capfin

12:00–13:00

Scaling EQ to shift organisational culture using technology

Mark Baker, Founder & CEO, My Grow


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

14:00–15:00

The role of OD in creating an inclusive work environment

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

15:00–16:00

Developing an effective OD team to enable continuous development and change

Malcolm Ferguson, Academy Head, TowerStone


16:15 Close of Day-1

 

DAY TWO • 16 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

08:45–09:30

Aligning organisation strategy and culture for growth

Zurika Nabbi,
Head of Human Resources: Consumer Lending Solutions, DirectAxis

09:30–10:30

Strategic OD for the public sector – responding to organisational challenges to enable productivity and growth

Zukiswa Mandlana, Director: Organisational Effectiveness & Innovation -  Directorate of Strategic Governance, City of Cape Town


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

11:00–12:00

Designing an OD intervention from A-Z

Susi Astengo,
Managing Director, COACHMATCHING PTY LTD

12:00–13:00

The future of OD: Panel Discussion

  • Zukiswa Mandlana, Director: Organisational Effectiveness & Innovation -  Directorate of Strategic Governance, City of Cape Town
  • Jo Thomson, Executive Director, Free to Grow International
  • Sarika Mahadeo-Diercks, Senior Organisational Development Specialist, Woolworths
  • Shireen Pillay, HR Director, Principa
  • Zurika Nabbi, Head of Human Resources: Consumer Lending Solutions, DirectAxis

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

14:00–15:00

Navigating power structures and commitment to change

Jo Thomson, Executive Director, Free to Grow International


15:00–16:00

Meaning-Making in Work and Life: OD's Contribution to Growth and Change

Shireen Pillay, HR Director, Principa

16:00 End of Conference | refreshments and networking


SPEAKERS

Sarika Mahadeo-Diercks, Senior Organisational Development Specialist, Woolworths
Sarika is a Senior Organisational Development Specialist at Woolworths where she leads the Change Management & Organisational Design capabilities. She has been instrumental in the design and development of competencies and career paths within the business. Sarika is especially passionate about Change Management and has developed a business-tailored Change Management Framework, established a thriving community of practice and designed, developed and facilitates change enablement workshops to grow the organisation’s change competence. She is also a keen advocate of mindfulness in the workplace. Sarika is an experienced HR professional having begun her career within business partnering. She is a skilled management consultant with experience at a global consultancy firm. She has worked across projects from strategic development to practical implementation across multiple industries within Southern Africa. Sarika is also an accomplished facilitator and holds a BSocSc in Psychology, Post Graduate qualifications in Human Resources and Business Management, an Associate Coaching Certificate and is currently busy with her MPhil in Inclusive Innovation.
Deon Smit, Reward and Systems Manager, Capfin
Deon Smit is the Reward and Systems Manager at Capfin and oversees the remuneration, benefits, HRIS and analytics functions. He has a BCOM Honours degree in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch and completed a Senior Manager Development Programme at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. He is registered with the South African Reward Association (SARA) as a Chartered Reward Specialist and with World at Work (USA) as a Global Remuneration Professional (GRP). As a SARA Exco member, he is responsible for Western Cape Operations. Deon is fascinated by generational theory and the impact thereof on organisations in regard to reward and benefits – and is subsequently planning to start his Masters degree in 2019 to further explore this topic.
Mark Baker, Founder & CEO, My Grow
Mark is a psychologist specialising in the development of Emotional Intelligence (EI) for managers and leaders. A highly sought-after conference speaker, he has worked in the mining, logistics, finance, hospitality and manufacturing industries. He is the founder and CEO of Mygrow - The Emotional Intelligence Platform. Mygrow develops, measures & tracks Emotional Intelligence in just a few minutes a day through video-based learning, neuroscience techniques, personalised coaching & rich data. His PhD work is focused on “The impact of Emotional Intelligence on Organisational Culture” looking at how delivering EI development at scale can shift Organisational Culture, and the impact made possible through a tangible, measurable and neuroscience-based approach to EI development.
Samkelo Blom, Group Human Resources |Transformation Executive, Spur Group
Samkelo is currently an HR Executive at the Spur Corporation serving on Board committee for HR, Productivity and Transformation Committee. He has instituted Talent Forums where together with executives they identify, develop and review critical talent across the group He is responsible for Succession Planning, Career progression and Talent pools across the group globally and has designed and implemented the Spur Leadership Development Programme (Assessment Centre, Executive Coaching. In 2014 as first-time entrant he was instrumental in achieving Deloitte Best Company to Work for the Spur Corporation. As a seasoned HR professional with background in Learning he has worked in various roles where he has been responsible for Talent Management (developing leaders, black graduates, gender empowerment, and talent practice together with solutions)
Susi Astengo, Managing Director, COACHMATCHING PTY LTD
WINNER 2016 BWA regional business woman award in the Established Entrepreneur category, single mum and MD of CoachMatching, a high performance coaching company with a team of 45 coaches nationally. Susi has over 20+ years International experience of working with clients to build their leadership capability both at an individual and an Organisational level. She is a frequent contributor to Business Day, says “she has a face for Radio”, and can often be found discussing Leadership issues on SAFM, Cape Talk and the Voice of the Cape. In 2003 Susi moved to Cape Town and worked as a freelance consultant with Deloitte providing leadership coaching and training, and business development, whilst establishing her own HR consultancy, before establishing CoachMatching in March 2008.
Jo Thomson, Executive Director, Free to Grow International
Jo is an established strategic HR professional and Leadership Coach with more than 30 years of experience in the Retail, Heavy manufacturing, Automotive assembly, Public Health, and Pharmaceutical sectors. He played a significant role at an executive level in the rebranding and repositioning of businesses, as well as driving enterprise wide change initiatives. His strengths and particular interests lie in the areas of HR strategy design and implementation, organizational development, culture management, and leadership development. He was born in Zambia, schooled in Zimbabwe, and achieved his B Soc Sci from the University of Cape Town. He has a passion for life-long learning and have gone on to study at the University of South Africa (non-degree purposes) and the University of Pretoria (Management Development Program) and earned his MBA though The Henley Management College in the United Kingdom. He completed his Masters of Philosophy in Management Coaching through the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
Malcolm Ferguson, Academy Head, TowerStone
Malcolm has many years of business leadership and improvement experience and prior to joining TowerStone in 2009, he led multidisciplinary teams on a range of projects in technology, hospitality and welfare sectors. Fuelled by a passion for delivering value through collaboration, Malcolm has the ability to facilitate alignment and focus in teams with diverse skills, characters and values. Malcolm’s experience consists of 16 years’ business leadership experience, 5 years’ facilitation experience and 2 years’ coaching experience. Malcolm’s leadership philosophy: Inspiring leaders create enabling environments where team members find fulfilment through meaningful contribution. Malcolm’s current focus as TowerStone’s Leadership Academy Head is on providing clients with return on investment in leadership development. He believes that the foundation for these returns lies in empowering leaders to build profitable cultures by inspiring discretionary effort.
Renate Scherrer, MD, JvR Consulting Psychologists
Renate Scherrer is the managing director of JvR Consulting Psychologists. She is a registered clinical psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and holds a PhD in clinical psychology. Renate has several years of consulting experience in the field of management and leadership across numerous industries. She is passionate about the assessment and development of people. From a clinical perspective, Renate has a specific interest in the topics of leadership derailment, psychopathy in the workplace, toxic leadership, and counterproductive work behaviour.
Dr Tonja Blom, Change Specialist, The Change Well
Tonja worked in the motor manufacturing industry for almost 20 years, at first in Information Technology and later in strategic HR. Throughout her corporate career she was involved in various large scale projects and change initiatives. She became increasingly interested in the effects of change as she noticed how people struggled with change, how difficulties increased as the pace of change continued to accelerate and how the impact of stress resulted in, and increased negative behaviours. She completed her Doctorate in Business Leadership in 2015. Her study focused on organisational change and leadership and my unique contribution presents a practical roadmap for organisations, groups and individuals to navigate change. She is a Master HR Professional in organisational development registered with SABPP.

WORKSHOP

OD pre-conference Workshop

ORGANISATIONAL DIAGNOSIS WORKSHOP

People who do not have experience of an organisational diagnosis project might think that all one needs to do is compile a questionnaire and distribute it to employees to gather data or conduct a few interviews. Those with more experience will know that the project needs to be planned carefully, requires many thoughtful decisions and consists of quite a number of activities. It requires resources such as people with certain skills and knowledge. It involves timing, scheduling, ethical and privacy considerations and has cost implications. In this workshop, the activities pertaining to an organisational diagnosis project will be addressed. Both qualitative and quantitative surveys will be tackled in a South African context against an international background.

This hands-on, practical and engaging workshop will allow you to dive-deep 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 this workshop.

Workshop objectives

  • To provide participants with the knowledge to plan an organisational diagnosis.
  • To provide participants with the knowledge and skills to choose the best assessment tools.
  • To provide participants with the knowledge and skills to promote the survey and how to select software packages.
  • To provide participants with the background of how to engage in the analysing and interpretation of survey results.
  • To provide participants with the knowledge and background on the best practices for feedback and action planning.
  • Offer participants insights into some typical interventions

Who should attend

  • OD Professionals
  • Human Resources managers
  • Training managers
  • Human Resource practitioners
  • Human Resource consultants
  • Survey practitioners
  • Managers involved in organisational diagnosis

Programme Outline: 

1. The Planning Phase
  • Justification for conducting a diagnosis
  • Framing of the diagnosis project and linking it to business
  • Planning and coordinating an organisational diagnosis
  • Identify stakeholders and managing resistance

2. Developing and Sourcing Assessment Instruments
  • Collecting quantitative and qualitative data
  • Choosing the best assessment tools
  • How to develop your own survey instrument
  • How to use focus groups

3. Survey Administration Process
  • Promoting your survey
  • Sampling of the population
  • Using survey software packages, distribution and collection methods
  • Managing the survey process

4. Analysing, Interpreting and Reporting of Results
  • Pre-requisite before reporting
  • Reporting the results (quantitative and qualitative)
  • How to use benchmark results
  • Clarifying the survey results (interviews and focus groups)

5. Feedback and Action Planning
  • Presentation of the survey results
  • Using diagnostic models for feedback
  • Creating a firm foundation for action planning
  • Evaluation and follow-up on planned actions – a model and process

5. Feedback and Action Planning
  • Presentation of the survey results
  • Using diagnostic models for feedback
  • Creating a firm foundation for action planning
  • Evaluation and follow-up on planned actions – a model and process

6. Interventions and Conclusions
  • Learning points
  • Typical interventions and action research model
  • Conclusions

About the facilitators




PROF NICO MARTINS, Research Professor at the Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University of South Africa (Unisa) Nico specialises in the field of organisational psychology. His fields of expertise are organisational development and change. Together with Ellen Martins they started Organisational Diagnostics CC more than 20 years ago. They have participated in more than 500 qualitative and quantitative organisational survey projects and have surveyed Southern African and international organisations. A number of his masters and doctoral students have utilised this research for further research. He has extensive knowledge in the fields of organisational assessments and interventions. He is the co-editor and author of several books, chapters and articles in his field of expertise.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS


REGISTRATION FEES
  Price (Excl. VAT)
OD conference and pre-conference workshop | 14 to 16 August 2018
R12 600.00
OD pre-conference workshop only |  14 August
R4 100.00
OD two-day conference only | 15 and 16 August 
R10 000.00

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and seminar materials
SETA grants and accreditation requirements

Many of our delegates enquire about the accreditation of our events. There is a misconception that organisations qualify for SETA grants only for accredited programmes. This is not correct. The payment of SETA grants is regulated by the Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, no. 35940. These Regulations clearly state that the SETAs “must allocate a mandatory grant to a levy paying employer” that has submitted a WSP and ATR by the regulated date, has provided all the information required in the regulated template, and is up to date with skills levy payments. Furthermore, the template in the Regulations (Section C: Skills Development) allows employers to include ALL planned training in the report; not only accredited programmes.




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Sponsorship and exhibition:

Various sponsorship packages are available

Contact Keel Heubner for more information +27 (21) 556 7663 | keel@avenue.co.za


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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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Contact Siphiwe Mashoene +27 11 706 6009  
siphiwe@knowres.co.za

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