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Change Management Seminar  

Building Game Changing Organisations: Aligning purpose, performance and people


30 October 2018
Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg

It’s not a secret that managing change is hard. There are countless unexpected obstacles you might encounter, anything from your own team resist change against you to failing at enforcing new business processes. Even if you, as a manager, get everything right, and the context could have changed to such an extent that any change initiative to backfire. Considering all this, it shouldn’t really surprising that over 70% of change initiatives fail.

Moreover, the demands on today’s change management professionals are evolving more quickly than ever and how do you reduce change management complexity as a change leader?

In response, the KR Change Management Seminar will provide transformative tools, new actionable insights, and detailed case studies to help your organisation gain resilience and agility as it faces accelerating challenges demanding change.

Whether you are a seasoned expert or new to industry, you will learn from leading experts and network with peers leading change in a wide variety of sectors and functions.


  • Gain insight from premier keynote speakers and industry influencers into what is happening now in the world of change management, including new and innovative techniques being used by your peers and thought leaders
  • Network with colleagues from organisations leading and experiencing change as well as individuals who are excited about guiding companies through change
  • Learn new tactics for dealing with the uncertainty, risk-taking, the internal politics and resistances to change that can threaten innovation initiatives and early-stage change implementation so that you can map and manage a successful journey
  • Increase engagement and minimise resistance by embedding practices, mindsets and behaviours across all levels that support your strategic vision
  • Identify new disruptive technologies that can be utilised within your change management programmes to improve results and drive adoption
  • Practice and experiment with new approaches and skill sets, enabling you to bring them "back to the office" for application


This seminar is designed exclusively for change leaders, practitioners, and executives responsible for transformation and direction setting. Expected titles include directors, heads of departments and managers of:
  • Organisational development
  • Transformation
  • Change Management
  • Organisational design
  • Organisational Development
  • Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Talent & Learning
  • Project Management

For more information about the seminar, please contact Busie Mhlanga-Mjimba on or +27 11 706 6009.


30 OCTOBER 2018


Registration Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources registration staff


Welcome and introduction by chairperson


Designing for Organisational Alignment: What Change Leaders Need to Know

Sam Shrosbree,
Head: Organisational Development, Nedbank


Agile Change management – the new kid on the block

Vanessa Martens,
Managing Director, EOH Agile

10:00–10:30 Morning tea


A Team of Teams: A Systemic Relational Approach to Creating a Networked Learning Organisation

Barbara Walsh, Managing Director, Metaco Consulting (A subsidiary of Comair)


Ready, Willing and Able: Moving accountability for change management from  change practitioners to executives

Portia Mogale,
Head: Change Management, Santam

12:00–13:00 Lunch | Feed your soul. Network and connect with like-minded professionals

13:00 – 13:45

Changing organisational culture: The True Costs. Real Strategies. Practical Tactics

Alan Gedye, Head: People Change Management & Enablement Strategic Services: People Change Management Stream, ABSA

13:45–14:30 Case study: Making change stick: Overcoming resistance and breaking habits which anchor employees to the status quo

Tebogo Mdhluli,
Senior Manager, Organisational Effectiveness, Strategic Workforce Management and Culture Change, Anglo American
14:30–15:15 Panel discussion: Advancing into the Future: The 21st Century Change Management Professional

Sam Shrosbree, Head: Organisational Development, Nedbank
Alan Gedye, Head: People Change Management & Enablement Strategic Services: People Change Management Stream, ABSA
Tebogo Mdhluli,
Senior Manager, Organisational Effectiveness, Strategic Workforce Management and Culture Change, Anglo American

15:15–15:30 Afternoon Tea Break

 Leveraging on Neuroleadership to thrive and embrace change

Ingra Du Buisson- Narsai, Organisational Psychologist, NeuroCapital

16:15 Close of conference


Sam Shrosbree, Head: Organisational Development | Nedbank Limited
Sam is currently the Head of OD at Nedbank Limited. Prior to joining Nedbank she was Head or Organisational Effectiveness at Liberty for three years. She has over 15 years of experience and holds an MBL degree. She is currently studying towards a doctorate in strategy execution through human capital.
Portia Mogale, Head: Change Management, Santam
Portia Mogale is an experienced Change management and program management leader, who for over 17 years has worked with organisations, teams, leaders to developed the skills needed to navigate massive change. Her experience spans multiple industries in South Africa, Malysia, Bangkok, Nigeria, Congo. In 2012 Portia joined Santam (The leading general insurer in South Africa) to establish and entrench a change management capability across the business, in line with the planned strategic initiatives started to move Santam to be future ready. In her spare time she does event space design, she is a speaker, is a blogger and is working on changing the education system to match the needs of children.
Alan Gedye, Head of Change Management, Absa Group Limited
For the past 19 years, Alan’s career has been focused within the change management and transformation domains. He has contracted his time to organisations in the financial services, hospitality, mining, retail, petrochemical and government industries. Within these industries, his emphasis has been on orchestrating end-to-end change management solutions to address the human risks involved in implementing change, achieve desired outcomes, while strengthening the individual and organisational abilities to handle implementing change well. A significant proportion of this experience has focused on organisational culture transformation. Alan currently is the Head of Change Management for the Absa Group. His mandate is to influence the strategic value of, and enable materially uplifting, the maturity of Absa’s Change Management capabilities.
Barbara Walsh, Managing Director, Metaco Consulting (Subsidiary of Comair)
Barbara Walsh is Managing Director of Metaco, a specialist leadership development consultancy which is a subsidiary of the Comair Group, part of its growth strategy to diversify its services beyond aviation into other key industries. The development of effective leadership and aligned teams has been identified by Comair as central to its own success and crucial for the future of any organization, irrespective of context. Working at the interface between strategy, organizational culture and leadership development, our systemic focus is on enabling high-performing, networked teams and leaders which are aligned with the needs of their stakeholders and deliver significantly more than the sum of their parts within a learning environment. In addition, she trains and develops internal coaches within organisations, and is faculty on the international Systemic Team Coaching Certificate and Diploma programmes which Metaco sponsors in South Africa. Barbara has an MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change through Henley Business in the United Kingdom, alongside several recognised practitioner coaching qualifications, including a Master Practitioner Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching. She is registered by the SA Board for People Practices as a Master HR Practitioner: Learning and Development.
Ingra Du Buisson- Narsai, Organisational Psychologist, NeuroCapital
Ingra is a Registered Organisational Psychologist in private practice. She is the co-founder and Director of NeuroCapital Consulting. which consults to some of South Africa’s leading and most admired companies. Ingra has 16 years of executive level experience in corporate South Africa, including as Group HR Director for Famous Brands Limited, Human Resources Executive (Aegis Insurance/RMBH Group), and HR Director (Usko/Bytes Technology). Academically, she holds a MComm (Organisational Psychology) degree, a BComm Hons (Strategic Management) degree, and a MSc degree in Neuroscience-based Leadership. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D., focusing on the behavioral markers of neuroscience-based leadership. Ingra is a founding member of the International Neuro Practitioners Guild, and a frequent best practice “Sharer” at conferences, business schools and in the media. Her unique contribution is being a catalyst for change, using integrative organisational neuroscience. She lives by the payoff line: "Spot it you got it”
Vanessa Martens, Managing Director EOH Agile
Vanessa has a passion for transforming businesses and teams to working with purpose and joy. She has 14 years’ experience in Change Management and Agile transformations across blue chip clients including Absa, BMW, Dimension Data, Avis, Vodacom and Standard Bank. She has consulted on change initiatives such as a SAP implementation, large scale restructuring of the Operations and Sales divisions and lead the change for the delivery of an Online Banking Channel across 14 countries. She has launched more than 50 scrum teams and 7 Scaled Agile Release Trains (100 people or more). This experience led her to develop a new model for Agile Change Management … taking change management into the future.

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One-day seminar 30 October 2018 
R4 100.00  excl. VAT

Please note:

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