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Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2018

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Two Day Conference
29-30 August 2018
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton | Johannesburg


Diversity and inclusion are important and beneficial for business. The Centre for Talent Innovation (CTI) released a study that shows that companies that embrace diversity gain higher market share and a competitive edge in accessing new markets. A CEO survey by Deloitte revealed that 85% of the CEOs surveyed, whose companies have a formal diversity and inclusiveness strategy have seen an improved bottom line.

The Employment Equity Act requires companies to accelerate the hiring of a more diverse workforce and to remove the barriers to employment for previously disadvantaged groups. However, only few organisations have been able to create genuinely diverse and inclusive working environments.

Diversity in itself, does not create inclusion—an inclusive environment must be intentionally designed, nurtured and supported. Diversity can be enabled by the company’s commitment to build sustainable, diverse workforces.  

If your company’s mission is to have an inclusive culture, join KR at the Diversity and Inclusion conference scheduled for 29-30 August 2018 to learn from industry experts and other companies which are already diverse and inclusive!


Who Should Attend

  • CEOs
  • Managing Directors
  • HR Directors and Managers
  • Diversity Managers/Practitioner
  • Transformation Directors and Managers
  • EE Managers

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Contact Siphiwe Mashoene +2711 706 6009 or siphiwe@knowres.co.za

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


08:45–09:30

Challenges in implementing Employment Equity in corporate South Africa - what is the progress that has been made so far?

Quinton Pretorius ,
Professional Associate, Gordon Institute of Business Science

09:30–10:30

The Time for Talk is Over: How to deliver on Transformation and Diversity NOW!

Simo Mvinjelwa
, Group Transformation Manager, Motus Group


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

TRACK SESSIONS


TRACK 1
11:00–11:45

Dealing with Race Disputes at the Workplace: Some Lessons Learnt

Angela du Plessis, Mediator | Labour Relations and Organisation Development Consultant

TRACK 2

The role of HR in instilling diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Akhona Qengqe, Director:Transformation and Diversity, KFC Africa

TRACK 1
11:45–12:30

Building a Diverse Leadership pipeline

Kaylash Naidoo, Vice President Group HR, AngloGold Ashanti

TRACK 2

Diversity and assessment practices: using smart recruitment techniques that avoids biases and discrimination

Marcel Harper,
Senior Consultant, Top Talent Solutions


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

13:30–14:15

Exploring ability within disability: developing inclusive practices for people with disabilities

Justene Smith, Disability Specialist, Progresion

14:15–15:00

Why Diversity Programmes Fail?


15:00–16:00

Workplace Conflict in South Africa - A Case Study of Western Culture Vs African Culture

Johann Scheepers, Labour Lawyer


16:00 Close and wrap up day 1

 

DAY TWO • 30 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

Learning from the sporting codes: Diversity lessons from NETBALL SA

Cecilia Molokwane, President, Netball South Africa

09:30–10:30

Managing unconscious bias in the workplace

Merafe Ramono,
Senior Consultant, Mandate Molefi


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

 

TRACK SESSIONS

TRACK 1
11:00–11:45

The key to making LGBTI diversity work for your company

Keval Harie, Director, Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)

Gift Kgomosotho
, Research Advisor, SA Human Rights Commission

TRACK 2

Fostering employee engagement across the organisation through diversity and inclusion

Zanele Dintwa, Head: Employee Engagement & HRBP: Retail & Broking, Aon South Africa (Pty) Ltd


TRACK 1
11:45–12:30

Managing religious diversity in the workplace

Lamona Rajah, Diversity & Inclusion Leader, Cummins Africa & Middle East

TRACK 2

#MeToo: Empowerment through Empathy
The #MeToo is one of the initiatives that helped demonstrate the prevalence of sexual harassment. Through this campaign many cases of sexual harassment resurfaced. Sexual harassment can affect productivity if it’s not managed properly. Every employer (regardless of size) should maintain a workplace that is free of sexual harassment. This session will address issues around sexual harassment in the workplace and how it affects diversity and inclusion.

Thembi Mashigo,
Counselling Psychologist


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

13:30–14:00

Addressing the gender pay gap – equal pay for equal work | PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Simo Mvinjelwa, Group Transformation Manager, Motus Group
  • Leila Ebrahimi, Associate Director : People and Organisation, PWC
  • Morag Phillips, Executive Director, 21st Century Pay Solutions Group

14:00–15:00

How diversity unleashes the power of work

Eswhin Booysen,
Head: HR, Vedanta Zinc International


15:00 End of Conference | refreshments and networking


Speakers

Gift Kgomosotho, Research Advisor, SA Human Rights Commission
Gift is Research Advisor to the Deputy Chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission, Adv Priscilla Jana. Gift’s work at the Human Rights Commission focuses on the right to Equality and Social Cohesion. Before joining the Human Rights Commission, Gift worked as a Researcher on the UN Special Rapporteur’s mandate on extra-judicial, arbitrary or summary killings. His expertise are in international law, human rights law, equality and LGBTIQ rights. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Pretoria
Morag Phillips, Executive Director ,21st Century Pay Solutions Group
Morag is an Executive Director at 21st Century Pay Solutions where she has over 14 years of experience. In this capacity, she has consulted to over 500 organizations, both in Southern Africa, East Africa and internationally. Areas of specialty include benchmarking and salary surveys both nationally and within niche industries, remuneration policy and strategy, pay scale design, market reward practices, incentive schemes and job evaluation. She is a South African Reward Association (SARA) accredited, Master Reward Specialist and Chartered HR Professional by South African Board for Personnel Practice (SABPP). Morag has written numerous articles and spoken at numerous conferences on HR and Reward matters and is viewed as an industry specialist and leader in her field.
Kaylash Naidoo, Vice President Group HR, AngloGold Ashanti
Kaylash is currently the Vice President Group HR at AngloGold Ashanti, with over 10 years’ experience in Transformation and Diversity in the corporate sector. Her focus has been on policy development; and design and implementation of gender equity initiatives. In addition to her HR role, she also has experience in community and social development and upliftment. As an HR Generalist, she is exposed to the entire employee life cycle, but her passion lies in “bridging the gap” through focussing on diversity and inclusion, talent management and change management.
Zanele Dintwa, Head: Employee Engagement & HRBP: Retail & Broking, Aon South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Zanele Dintwa is the Head of Employee Engagement at Aon South Africa a role which she fulfils in addition to a generalist HR Business Partner role. She has spent the last 12 years in different roles within the insurance industry with the latter part of her career being focused on people development and engagement. Her Employee Engagement scope includes Diversity and Inclusion, Delivering a compelling Employee Value Proposition, Employer Branding as well as Organizational Culture alignment. Zanele has been newly appointed to serve on the committee of Gauteng Women in Insurance – focusing on networking, career development and philanthropy.
Simo Mvinjelwa, Group Transformation Manager, Motus Group
Simo is currently the Group Transformation Manager at Motus Group where he is responsible for designing transformation strategies, policies and practices. Prior to this he was the Groups Skills Development Manager at MMI holdings. He possesses hands on experience formulating and implementing customised training and human capital development solutions. Experience includes awareness and knowledge of various SETA systems, BBBEE, relationship management and training service providers. His acumen extends to HR Generalist, Organisational Development, Talent and Change Management, Compliance and Governance, People Management, Employee Relations, and Continuous Improvement. He has strong competencies in training, learning and development and skilled in formulating and implementing bespoke training solutions. Excellent pedigree in instructional design, coaching, capacity building, quality assurance, facilitation, people development, and talent development and management.
Quinton Pretorius ,Professional Associate, Gordon Institute of Business Science
Quinton has 22 years of experience in speaking, facilitating, and training within major corporations, universities, and youth organisations across South Africa and abroad. He lives and breathes diversity and relates exceptionally well to people from diverse backgrounds. His personal story is also a shining example of how one can overcome very difficult circumstances. Quinton is best known for his use of stories, humour, multimedia presentations, and authenticity in his talks. His facilitation style is highly interactive and probing through which he helps diverse audiences make the transition from a subjective worldview and interaction style to having a greater appreciation for the complexity of social interactions in multicultural environments. Quinton leaves a lasting impression on his audiences through connecting, inspiring, and challenging them to unlock the potential of diversity.
Lamona Rajah, Diversity & Inclusion Leader, Cummins Africa & Middle East
Lamona is a Diversity & Inclusion Practitioner with a passion for changing the world one person at a time. In her role as Diversity & Inclusion Leader for Cummins Africa Middle East, this translates into enabling others to value and leverage diversity whilst practicing inclusive behaviours to fuel business success. She has developed and implemented the Diversity & Inclusion Strategy for the organization across 68 countries in the region. Her working experience spans about 11 years in the Banking sector where she held various roles in business before making the switch to HR; with roles in generalist HR work to leading Learnerships, Graduate and Transformation Development Programs. She then spent over 4 years in the ICT sector (Accenture) where she initially specialized in Talent Strategy and later in Diversity & Inclusion. She managed global Women’s Programs, developed and implemented programs to increase the pipeline of women whilst helping them to achieve personal and professional success. She was the resident expert on unconscious bias and inclusive leadership, developing and facilitating workshops across the globe. Lamona also conducted cultural diversity training and developed solutions to diversity issues experienced by business units in various countries. She holds an Honours degree in Psychology, and a Marketing Diploma. She is pursuing her second Honours degree in Industrial & Organisational Psychology
Akhona Qengqe, Director:Transformation and Diversity, KFC Africa
Akhona has extensive experience in both the Petroleum and Fast Food industry. Her background comprises of Strategy, Operations, Property Development and HR specifically Transformation and Diversity and Inclusion. Akhona’s move into Transformation has helped her use her experience and commercial acumen to find creative solutions to some of the challenges that the business faces in its transformation endeavours. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town. She also serves on the Exco of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA); she is also the Chairperson for the FASA Transformation, Funding and Stakeholder Committee, a committee whose mandate is to solve for Transformation in the Franchise industry. She is currently a Critical Diversity scholar with the Centre for Diversity Studies at Wits.
Keval Harie, Director, Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
Keval Harie is the Director of the Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) archives based at the University of the Witwatersrand. The Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) is the keeper of a uniquely African archival collection documenting the history, culture and experiences of LGBTIQ+ people. GALA’s mission is to be a conduit for the production, preservation and dissemination of knowledge on the history and contemporary narratives of LGBTIQ+ people. In his role as director, Keval is committed to growing GALA into a centre for research and advocacy for the equality, freedom and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people. Keval is a qualified attorney and completed his articles at ENS Africa. Keval is currently a member of the advisory panel of the South African Workplace Equality Index (SAWEI). SAWEI is a short survey seeking to benchmark and recognise the employers that are most inclusive towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees in South Africa.
Zanele Dintwa, Head: Employee Engagement & HRBP: Retail & Broking, Aon South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Zanele Dintwa is the Head of Employee Engagement at Aon South Africa a role which she fulfils in addition to a generalist HR Business Partner role. She has spent the last 12 years in different roles within the insurance industry with the latter part of her career being focused on people development and engagement. Her Employee Engagement scope includes Diversity and Inclusion, Delivering a compelling Employee Value Proposition, Employer Branding as well as Organizational Culture alignment. Zanele has been newly appointed to serve on the committee of Gauteng Women in Insurance – focusing on networking, career development and philanthropy.
Richard Khumalo, HR Transformation Specialist, Nedbank Limited
Richard Khumalo is currently the HR Transformation Specialist at Nedbank Limited. Prior to joining Nedbank, Richard held senior management positions in HR at Eskom, City of Jo’burg and Gauteng Department of Education. He holds various qualifications which includes Masters of Business Leadership, B. Com Honours in Industrial Psychology; B. Com Human Resources Management and Masters in Educational Management. He won the SABPP Change Agent Award 2018. He was also honour for the Creation of Equity at Eskom
Justene Smith, Disability Specialist, Progression
Justene fulfils the role of Progression’s Disability Expert and Occupational Support Co-ordinator, a position which requires her to offer support to clients' learners, deliver awareness around accessibility and inclusion and speak as an expert on Progression's Diversity Management model aligned with Best Practice. Justene studied in Glasgow, Scotland and holds a Diploma in Health and Social Care, specialising in Occupational Therapy; she has been working with disability since 2006. Prior to her role at Progression, Justene worked with an organisation that partnered with Social Services to promote independent living and equality for people with disabilities in the communities. Justene is passionate about diversity, equality and fair treatment for all people in South Africa and believes in transforming workplaces to create organisations that fully represent the demographic of our country by providing accessible and inclusive work environments..
Merafe Ramono, Senior Consultant, Mandate Molefi
Merafe is a qualified attorney who has utilised his experience spanning a period of 15 years in that discipline, where he specialised in both commercial and property law, to now establish himself as a consultant since the year 2002 in the fields of training, organisational development and the facilitation of crucial conversations.
Angela du Plessis, Mediator| Labour Relations and Organisation Development Consultant
Angela specialised in Social Work at the Workplace and has had a number of roles over the years, including Company Social Worker, CCMA Commissioner, Organisation Development Consultant and Mediator. She was invited to start the first postgraduate course in Occupational Social Work at Wits and ran an Honours and Masters Programme for 10 years. She consulted widely during this time to the Mining and Financial Services sectors.
Eswhin Booysen, Head of HR: SA Operations, Vedanta Zinc International
Eswhin is an enthusiastic Human Resources Professional with more than 13 years of hands-on experience in Human Resource management both in South African and International mining environments. Eswhin commenced his career at Kumba Iron ore as an HR Specialist and then later as a Senior Organisational Design Specialist. He moved to BHP Billiton and occupied various roles within the HR Function, including the role of HR Business Process and Data lead and the HR Manager for BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa. He joined Anglo American in 2014 as a Transformation and Organisational effectiveness specialist and is currently the Head of HR for SA operations at Vedanta Zinc International.
Marcel Harper, Senior Consultant, Top Talent Solutions
Marcel Harper is a Psychological Scientist and senior consultant at Top Talent Solutions. He has worked within the fields of cognitive science and Applied Psychology for more than 15 years and has published in popular and scientific journals on the topics of perception, decision-making, and cognitive processes. He is a member of the Association for Psychological Science and has worked in academic, consulting and marketing fields.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Would you like the opportunity to market your company’s products and services to delegates at this seminar?

For information on sponsorships and exhibitions please contact Keel Heubner keel@avenue.co.za
   
   
   

REGISTRATION FEES
  Excl. VAT
Attending TWO-DAY CONFERENCE 29-30 AUGUST 2018 R8 500.00 excl. VAT
Attending ONE-DAY conference 30 AUGUST 2018 R4 250.00 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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