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LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

The most comprehensive learning conference in Africa for senior L &D professionals


12-13 September: Two-day Conference and Exhibition
11 September: Pre-Conference Workshops
VENUE: The Hilton Hotel | 138 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg

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WORKSHOPS | CONFERENCE | EXHIBITION| AWARDS

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018 - DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
ATTENDEES WILL ALSO RECEIVE A COPY OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER’S BOOK “Learning in the Age of Immediacy”. GAIN ACCESS TO THE L & D AWARDS FUNCTION



Here are 5 reasons why this year’s Learning and Development Conference is set to be the best one yet!

  • International author and Director of Learning at Delta Airlines, Brandon Carson will be coming to SA and presenting keynote session at the conference (Brandon is the Author of Learning in the Age of Immediacy, published by ATD Press). ALL attendees of the conference will receive a copy of the book!
  • You’ll get access to three jam-packed learning days, 2 workshops and 20+ speakers!
  • Connect with other professionals – meet peers! We underestimate the power of sharing and learning new information. Connect with people experiencing the same issues and feeling the same pain points as you.
  • Dozens of learning opportunities. No matter how experienced you are, or how long you have been in the industry, everyone can learn something new. Plus, take this opportunity to deeply explore your own professional development.
  • Hear company case studies – get the inside scoop of what other organisations are doing and the lessons they have learnt.

WORKSHOP 1: THE FUTURE OF LEARNING: 4THLEARNER™ - CREATING A HYPER-INDIVIDUALISED DIGITAL LEARNING STRATEGY FOR THE MODERN ORGANISATION -

This workshop will show you how to develop an intelligent, individualised, self-directed, life-long digital learning strategy. This will be a ‘hands on’ workshop in which you will not only stretch your thinking but will also have the opportunity to put your Learning Journey Curation skills into action and engage in deep dialogue regarding the cultural change implications that this holds for organisations.

WORKSHOP 2: AN AGILE APPROACH TO LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT: ENABLING FIT FOR CONTEXT AGILITY ACROSS THE ORGANISATION

As agility becomes more of a strategic imperative it will most assuredly become the responsibility of L&D to enable an adaptive culture across the enterprise. The workshop will enable L&D to pro-actively pursue this agenda and gain strategic influence


11 September: Workshops

  • Workshop 1: Creating a digital learning strategy for the modern organisation
  • Workshop 2: An agile approach in learning and development

12 September| Two-day conference and exhibition

The evolving world of work has had a significant effect on learning and development within organisations. With advances towards digitalisation, increased globalisation, new technologies and shifting demographics, the future is undoubtedly unpredictable. L&D professionals must now be tech-curious and savvy, be able to make the right decisions for their organisation and be agile in their approach to delivering learning at work. Are you ready for it? Is your organisation? It has never been more important for organisations prepare and ensure that they are building their workforce skill-sets to ensure they are future-ready. As the head of learning and development, your role has never been more important.


GROUP SPECIALS | Why not register your whole team? This is a fantastic platform for L&D teams to get out of the office and focus on their roles, share ideas, gain new ideas/perspectives and strategise together.

L&D TEAM AWARD | Nominate your team today! On 12 September we will be awarding the Learning and Development Team of the Year. This award recognises and celebrates L&D teams who consistently demonstrate high levels of quality, who are innovative in their approach and who contribute to the effectiveness and bottom line of the organisation. Teams will get to showcase a “how we do it” presentation at the conference on 13 September.

EXHIBIT OR SPONSOR | Share your products or services with key L&D decision makers. Email: keel@avenue.co.za to find out what packages are available.

When was the last time you got to meet with inspiring and intelligent people in the L&D industry in one room talking and discussing the future of learning? Asking what if questions? Sharing industry trends?

What attendees thought of the 2017 Learning and Development Conference?

  • The Conference was jam-packed with people who were knowledgeable about the L&D field, this ensured that the conference was insightful - Nosipho Mkhize, RCL Foods
  • Kr conferences are always well organised!- Shelley Childs, Transforum
  • Brilliant speakers !Shamila Vally, Discovery Health
  • Very well organised. Excellent partners. Great venue - Elize Bothma, Glencore
  • Speakers are of high quality. Learned various aspects relevant to the changing environment. - Jacob Ngoepe, Department of Environmental Affairs
  • The interactivity and track options were great - Shuia Hamilton- Baloyi, Mintek

This programme is developed for senior-level professionals involved in Learning and Development at a strategic and decision making level, such as:

  • Head of Training and Development
  • Head of Learning and Development/ Chief Learning Officer/Chief Learning and Development Officer
  • Head of Talent Management
  • Human Resource Development/People Development
  • Training Specialist/Learning specialist
  • OD Specialist/Change and Transformation Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Consultant
  • HR Director
  • SETA executive
  • Academic/Researcher
  • NGO executive

MORE INFORMATION

Please contact Debbie Atwell +2783 651 1664 or debbie@knowres.co.za

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME


DAY ONE • 12 September 2018

07:30–08:20 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS

08:20–08:45 Welcome and Introduction
08:45–09:30 Learning in the age of immediacy: 5 factors for how we connect, communicate, and get work done ****(International speaker) 

Brandon Carson, Director of Learning, Delta Airlines (Author of Learning in the Age of Immediacy, published by ATD Press)
09:30–10:15

Learning in the digital era: The impact that AI will have on our overall approach to Learning and Development

Ryan Falkenberg, CEO, Clevva


10:15–10:45 MID-MORNING REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

TRACK SESSIONS BEGIN
TRACK 1
10:45–11:30

Becoming an agile learning leader: Developing agility in L&D for smarter, more effective working

Sonja Blignaut, 
Founder, More Beyond

TRACK 2

Invest in yourself: Building your own capability as an L&D leader (Interactive discussion) 

Dr Andrew Johnson, Chief Learning Officer, Eskom (Editor of Leadership: Perspectives from the frontline, published by KR)
James Hu, Global Learning Manager, Unilever
Yumna Tayob, Head: Learning, FNB

TRACK 1
11:35–12:20
Business aligned learning: Becoming a proactive business partner

Daniel Olifant, Head: Learning and Development, Liberty Life

TRACK 2

In Conversation with Brandon Carson, Director of Learning, Delta Airlines (Pose your burning questions and get your book signed!)


12:20–13:20 LUNCH – FEED YOUR BRAIN TO ENHANCE THINKING PERFORMANCE

TRACK 1
13:25–14:10

Developing future-fit leaders in a digital age: critical skills to lead successfully

James Hu, Global Learning Manager, Unilever

TRACK 2

Data and more data…for what? Practical predictive analytics for better focused, engaged and personalised learning

Kerryn Kohl, Founder, The Coaching House and CEO of the Fourth Talent


TRACK 1
14:15–15:00

Learning ecosystems – making 70-20-10 work in Africa (Coca-Cola Beverages Case Study)

Cheryl Sheraton, Group head:  L &D, Coca-Cola Beverages
TRACK 2

The power of VR to transform workplace learning and increase learner performance (ArcelorMittal Case Study)

Gerda Fourie
, Learning Experience Design Specialist, ArcelorMittal


15:30–15:45 MID-AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

15:50–16:30

Corporate learning efficiency: calculating meaningful ROI in learning

Dr Mariam Sha
, Managing Director, Awakening Excellence (Author: The Engaged Workforce)


17:00

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD | AWARD COCKTAIL FUNCTION
***this event is complimentary to registered conference attendees, speakers and special guests.  RSVP essential (Debbie@knowres.co.za)


DAY TWO • 13 September 2018

07:30–08:20 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS

08:20–08:30 Welcome and recap of day one by chairperson
08:30–09:30

Learning and Development Team of the Year Award winners – showcasing ‘How we do it’!

09:30–10:15

Putting learning in the driver’s seat – Vodacom’s digital transformation journey

Lori Kasselman, Executive Head: Learning and Development, Vodacom

10:15–10:45 MID-MORNING REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

TRACK SESSIONS BEGIN
TRACK 1
10:45–11:35

The roadmap of skills transformation: what companies can actually do about the immediate skills gap (Case Study Babcock International)

Hamilton Sithole,
Group HR Director, Babcock International
Tarryn Mason, MD, Progression

TRACK 2

Work readiness and workplace integrated learning: challenges and creative solutions

Lebo Nke, Executive, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Tanya van Vuuren, Business Manager - Skills Development, Telesure

TRACK 1
11:35–12:30

Key strategies for reimagining innovation in L&D: creating space for innovation at IBM

Bedelia Theunissen, Country HR Executive, IBM

TRACK 2

Change management in the L&D context: changing how people feel about change and delivering measurable results to business

Zazi Moloi, National Group Learning and Development Manager, Cape Union Mart Group (this includes retail stores in the group such  Cape Union Mart, Poetry, Old Khaki, Keedo, Tread & Miller)


12:20–13:15 LUNCH – FEED YOUR BRAIN TO ENHANCE THINKING PERFORMANCE

TRACK 1
13:15–14:00

How a new academy made supply chain training fun again (Sasol Supply Chain Case Study)

Samantha Sparkes
, Senior Manager: Supply Chain Enablement, Sasol
Eoné Marnewick, Specialist: Supply Chain Enablement, Sasol
Amanda Riekert, Practitioner: Supply Chain Enablement, Sasol
Vanesa February, Practitioner: Supply Chain Enablement, Sasol

TRACK 1
13:15–14:00

Learning in the flow – making learning fun and making it stick (Momentum case study)

Suretha Esterhuysen, Head: Learning Initiatives, MMI
Cara Ryke, Learning and Development Facilitator, MMI Holdings
 14:00-14:45

Learning the Nando’s way: tasting success through training when you can’t get your hands dirty!

Leanne Mcnaught, Head: Learning and Development, Nandos (Licensed Markets and India)
 14:45-15:30

Ubering executive education: the face of executive training is changing

Chantel Van Der Westhuizen, Chief Learning Officer, MMI Holdings
Karen Roux, Managing Director, Duke Corporate Education


15:30 WRAP UP AND CLOSE OF CONFERENCE | GRAB A COFFEE AND SNACK

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITORS | AWARDS


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SPONSORSHIP AND EXPO: Various packages available

Being a sponsor of the LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT Conference & Exhibition 2017 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 Learning & Development executives. Enhance your market visibility. Designed and delivered specifically for senior executives, the conference offers a powerful business agenda within an effective networking environment. Contact Keel Heubner: keel@avenue.co.za

L & D AWARD 2018: NOMINATE your team for the Learning and Development Team of the Year Award! Recognising excellence within the L &D profession.

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. To find out more email: Debbie@knowres.co.za.

Conference Speakers


Brandon Carson, Learning Director, Delta Airlines **International**(Author of Learning in the age of Immediacy, published by ATD press)
Brandon Carson is the director of learning at Delta Air Lines, where he leads a team dedicated to designing and delivering next-gen learning solutions for Delta employees. An award-winning learning and development executive with extensive expertise in developing learning strategies and learning technology implementation for Oracle, Apple, Intel, and other global companies, Brandon is also a best-selling author. His latest book, Learning in the Age of Immediacy: 5 Factors for How We Connect, Communicate and Get Work Done, explores how the digital transformation is affecting workplace performance. Brandon holds a BA in business communication and an MEd in eLearning technology and design. Prior to Delta Airlines he was the Director of Learning for Home Depot – an American home improvement supplies retailing company that sells tools, construction products, and services, located in Atlanta USA.
Maryke Burnett, Project Manager: Global Talent Mobility, T-Systems (Deutsche Telekom)
Maryke is currently responsible for the Global Talent Management portfolio design and implementation to talent target audiences and involved stakeholders at Deutsche Telekom (T-Systems). Maryke is also an associate with Outerbox Thinking. Maryke has been involved in the futuristic topic of engaging virtually and has helped trainers/ leaders and coaches adopting virtual strategies in a changing workplace. Maryke has gained many global accolades for ground breaking work with all who feel unfamiliar with all the new virtual mediums and who like to improve their confidence and skill via technical meeting platforms for continuous results. She has a sound track record of creating internal coaching programs for international companies and integrating these with the back bone of the company systems and processes to create continuous and sensible accountability and traction for the coaching projects. Her coaching portfolio and exposure reaches 25 countries worldwide.
James Hu, Global Learning Partner, Unilever
James works with great people in combining design, technology and leadership to build inclusive and human-centred solutions. He is currently the Global Learning Partner at Unilever, James began his career at Unilever in 2012 as an HR Graduate after completing his studies at the University of Cape Town. Through Unilever’s rotation-based graduate program, he was able to develop experience and insights across the HR spectrum. After completing HR roles in the Marketing and Supply Chain functions, James embarked on a short-term international assignment in Kenya, where he worked in a Leadership Development role. Since returning from Kenya, James has been working in talent management and has recently moved into a global role responsible for learning and development in Africa. James sits on the board of directors of Engineers Without Borders South Africa.
Dr Andrew Johnson, Chief Learning Officer, Eskom (Editor of Leadership: Perspectives from the frontline, published by KR)
Andrew Johnson is the Chief Learning Officer at Eskom’s Academy of Learning. His career has included work at Edcon, MTN, Transnet, Anglovaal Mining and the JSE. He has held various non-executive directorships. He has consulted for several state-owned entities, private companies, and African and BRICS utilities. Andrew was awarded the HR Director of the Year Award by IPM, and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the SABPP.
Cheryl Sheraton, Group Learning and Development Manager, Coca-Cola Beverages
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.
Zazi Moloi, National Learning and Development Leader, Cape Union Mart Group
Zazi is the National Manager and implementer of learning and development strategy for the Cape Union Mart Group of Companies. This includes Cape Union Mart as well as Poetry, Kiddo, Tread & Miller, and Old Khaki. Zazi has been with the group for the past 8 years in various roles. She has had experience within retail, financial services as well as the IT industry.
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.
Kerryn Kohl, Founder, The Coaching House – Talent Cultivation (Co-Author, Accelerated Learning for Breakthrough Results, published by KR)
Kerryn Kohl is the founder of The Coaching House - Talent Cultivation. Kerryn has a passion for Learning believing that it underlies any transformation or change that we wish to make. From this vantage point learning is seen as the not only the springboard to any culture Transformation but it’s foundational driving force. Kerryn Kohl holds a Master’s Degree in Adult and Community Education and an Honours degree in Psychology, all from the University of Johannesburg. She is a registered life and business coach with CoMensa (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa). Kerryn has consulted for global management consulting firm Accenture and brings 14 years of valuable experience as a Talent and Organisation Performance professional. Kerryn has experience across industries and her strengths lie in change management, workforce transformation, organisational learning, organisational design, performance management and coaching. She co-authored the book Accelerated Learning for Breakthrough Results, published by KR. She is currently working on a new publication to be released August/September 2018
Tarryn Mason, Managing Director, Progression
Tarryn fulfils the role of Progression’s Managing Director, a position which requires her to oversee the company’s operations and align strategic goals with organisational resources. Tarryn holds a degree in Financial Management and has completed a company aligned MBA. Prior to her current role at Progression Tarryn headed up and managed the Progression Recruitment and Skills Development departments. She is the project sponsor of an internal Leadership and Knowledge Management programme at Progression where she is instrumental in nurturing the successful transfer of critical disability knowledge and leadership skills within the business. Tarryn is passionate about education and empowerment in South Africa. She believes in investing in programmes which speak to inclusive education and focus on motivating students to complete their studies, thereby increasing their chance of being successful in their endeavours for sustainable careers. Some of her core expertise lies in skills development, transformation, and workplace-readiness.
Daniel Olifant, Head: Learning and Development, Liberty Life
Daniel is an experienced learning and HR professional with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry. Skilled in talent management, coaching, employee engagement, Organisational development, and business process improvement. At Liberty, he is responsible for delivering fit for purpose solutions aligned to business strategy as well as driving transformation relating to skills development. Prior to joining Liberty, Daniel was the Leadership Development Specialist at Outsurance, Leadership Development Manager at Mutual and Federal, Performance Consultant at Absa and Group Customer Experience Specialist for Hollard. He holds a BTech HRM from CUT; MBA Core from University of Stellenbosch, MDP from GIBS, Executive Development certifications from both Henley Business School and Dukes CE and is an ICF Accredited Coach.
Sonja Blignaut, Founder, More Beyond
Sonja 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. Maryke Burnett Project Manager: Global Talent Mobility, T-Systems (Deutsche Telekom)
Maryke is currently responsible for the Global Talent Management portfolio design and implementation to talent target audiences and involved stakeholders at Deutsche Telekom (T-Systems). Maryke is also an associate with Outerbox Thinking. Maryke has been involved in the futuristic topic of engaging virtually and has helped trainers/ leaders and coaches adopting virtual strategies in a changing workplace. Maryke has gained many global accolades for ground breaking work with all who feel unfamiliar with all the new virtual mediums and who like to improve their confidence and skill via technical meeting platforms for continuous results. She has a sound track record of creating internal coaching programs for international companies and integrating these with the back bone of the company systems and processes to create continuous and sensible accountability and traction for the coaching projects. Her coaching portfolio and exposure reaches 25 countries worldwide.
Hamilton Sithole Group HR Director, Babcock International
Hamilton joined Babcock in April 2013 as Group Human Resources Director - Africa. In May of 2013 he was appointed to the boards of three Babcock entities: Babcock Ntuthuko Engineering, Babcock Target Plant Services and Babcock Africa Holdings. Previously with British American Tobacco as Head of Human Resources - Operations. Group HR Director and served as a Board Member at Kimberly Clarke SSA. Lebo Nke, Executive, 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 anagement 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.

Pre-conference WorkshopS • 11 SEPTEMBER 2018

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

WORKSHOP 1

The future of learning: 4thLearner™ - Creating a hyper-individualised digital learning strategy for the modern organisation

This workshop will show you how to develop an intelligent, individualised, self-directed, life-long digital learning strategy

Please join us for this experiential 1 day workshop in which we will:

  • Explore the disruptors of learning,
  • the key drivers in the shift to digital learning
  • and the importance of building a self-directed learning culture that is able to meet the demands of rapid – reskilling.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for you to experiment with the 4thLearner™ Platform in order to demonstrate how AI can be used to intelligently to compile a Hyper-personalised curriculum for learners which suggests best suited learning content to address their unique learning needs, an enables a life-long self-directed learning culture.

This will be a ‘hands on’ workshop in which you will not only stretch your thinking but will also have the opportunity to put your Learning Journey Curation skills into action and engage in deep dialogue regarding the cultural change implications that this holds for organisations.

Why attend?

This is your opportunity to come face to face with the future of learning, and explore the 4thLearner™ Platform, a first of its kind Augmented Intelligence (AI) solution focused on creating a hyper-individualized learning and development experience. This workshop will also give you the opportunity to flex your skills in conceptualizing and developing unique hyper-personalized digital learning journey’s that enable us to keep pace with the emergent future through rapid-reskilling.

Who should attend?

  • CLO and learning heads
  • HR Executives and heads
  • Learning practitioners and specialists and developers
  • Talent Managers

About the Facilitator

Kerryn Kohl, Founder, The Coaching House – Talent Cultivation (Author of Accelerated Learning)

Kerryn Kohl is the founder of The Coaching House - Talent Cultivation. Kerryn has a passion for Learning believing that it underlies any transformation or change that we wish to make. From this vantage point learning is seen as the not only the springboard to any culture Transformation but it’s foundational driving force. Kerryn Kohl holds a Master’s Degree in Adult and Community Education and an Honours degree in Psychology, all from the University of Johannesburg. She is a registered life and business coach with CoMensa (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa). Kerryn has consulted for global management consulting firm Accenture and brings 14 years of valuable experience as a Talent and Organisation Performance professional. Kerryn has experience across industries and her strengths lie in change management, workforce transformation, organisational learning, organisational design, performance management and coaching. She co-authored the book Accelerated Learning for Breakthrough Results, published by KR. She is currently working on a new publication to be released August/September 2018


WORKSHOP 2

An Agile Approach to Learning and Development : Enabling fit for Context Agility Across the Organisation

About the workshop

In response to an increasingly complex and disruptive, many organisations have made agility and responsiveness a key imperative. In many, these initiatives started in IT contexts where enablement largely focused on training in various Agile methods and practices. As agility becomes a strategic imperative, scaling across the enterprise has become a growing concern, particularly for OD and L&D practitioners. While we can learn from IT-driven Agile implementations, the diverse contexts we encounter while scaling require very different approaches. In this workshop we will make sense of agility from a mindset, structure and skills perspective with a particular focus on the role of L&D in enabling agile cultures and fit-for-context practices.

Why it’s important attend?

As agility becomes more of a strategic imperative it will most assuredly become the responsibility of L&D to enable an adaptive culture across the enterprise. The workshop will enable L&D to pro-actively pursue this agenda and gain strategic influence.

Practical takeaways/learning outcomes:

A deeper understanding of:
  • agility and Agile practices
  • the mindsets that support an agile culture and how to enable them
  • the structural implications of agility
  • the principles, values and skills that are the core ingredients for emerging context-specific agile practices
  • why Agile transformations often fail
Sonja Blignaut, Founder, More Beyond

Sonja 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.


REGISTRATION OPTIONS


Registration Options

REGISTRATION FEES
  Price (Excl. VAT)
Pre-conference workshop 1: 11 September 2018 
R 4 500.00 excl. VAT
Two-day conference: 12-13 September 2018  R 10 100.00 excl. VAT
Two-day conference and Pre-conference workshop
11-13 September 2018 
  
R 13 000.00 excl. VAT

Please note:

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