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Succession Management Reinvented Seminar  

Becoming a talent-driven organisation



One-day Seminar: 22 November
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg

An Agile approach is a new way of managing succession management. Today, an Agile organisation built around empowered teams are the best way to constantly and nimbly match the right talent to the right strategic initiatives. Typical talent or succession planning and HR processes are designed for predictable environments, traditional ways of getting work done, and organizations where "lines and boxes" still define how people are managed. As work and organisations have become more fluid, and business strategy is no longer about planning years ahead but about sensing and seizing new opportunities and adapting to a constantly changing environment--companies must deploy talent in new ways to remain competitive. One needs to turn conventional views on their heads, talent and leadership and have a new and different playbook for managing, and deploying talent for today’s agile, digital, analytical, technologically driven strategic environment!

Succession management has been on the top of every HR professional and business leader’s list for years. However, succession management is not just for CEOs – a succession plan matters for the entire organisation. As critical as the CEO is to the company, there are plenty below whose absence would have ripple effects throughout the organisation. Is there a plan as to who would immediately fill the hole left behind?

When you dig a little deeper into a succession plan, you find there are lots of benefits for including everyone across the organisation. The succession plan is a great way to send the message that there is always room to grow, to “move up,” to try new opportunities. Companies who have succession plans in place communicate that they promote from within. When employees feel like there are opportunities to develop their skills, work with new people, and expand their job functions, they are more motivated to contribute beyond their designated role. For the employer, a succession plan helps everyone, particularly HR and managers, breathe a sigh of relief. It’s unsettling to know the success of an initiative is riding on the back of one person.

Why Attend?

  • Is your organisation building a succession pipeline that is future-oriented and ready for the continuous market disruptions and digital transformation? Are you ready to let go of out-dated succession processes and legacy systems and to embrace new approaches and solutions for succession management?
  • Hear new practices that take Succession Management into the future and enhance your organisations ability to realise its strategic goals.
  • Learn how practitioners take steps to address critical succession challenges at all levels of their enterprises.
  • Join leaders, companies, and industry peers in learning about and discussing practices that are taking succession into the future and how they can be applied to your organisation.

Who Should Attend

Heads of/ Directors of /Senior managers in the following groups responsible for succession management:
  • HR
  • Succession Management
  • Leadership and Executive Development
  • Talent and Global Talent Management
  • Training and Development
  • Employee Development
  • Diversity
  • Learning and Development
  • Workforce Planning

For more information about the Conference, please contact Debbie Atwell on or + 27 83 651 1664.


22 NOVEMBER 2018
07:30–08:30 Registration and arrival refreshments and snacks


Welcome and introduction by Chairperson


Succession Management: definite do’s and detrimental don’ts

Ashnie Muthusamy, Group Talent Manager, Sun International (Author of Succession Management, published by KR)


Getting succession management right!

Candice Watson, Head of Talent, British American Tobacco

10:15–10:45 Morning break


Rethinking Succession: Preparing for an uncertain future


Transferring and retaining critical knowledge and skill when key talent leaves


Preparing for and accelerating succession readiness at every level:  developing a ready-now leadership pipeline to drive future success

13:00–14:00 Networking lunch


One person away from failure – the critical need to identify and close talent gaps that could be detrimental to your business

14:45–15:00 Afternon tea break


The critical nature of CEO and senior leadership pipeline planning

15:30 Close of Conference


Speaker line up to follow soon…

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+27 (21) 556 7663 or


One-day Seminar | 22 November 2018
Early bird special till 28 September R3 485 excl vat (save 15%)
R4 100.00  excl. VAT

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and conference 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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Two-day Conference
Day One of Conference
Day Two of Conference
Pre-conference Workshop 1
Pre-conference Workshop 2

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  • Register for 3 people and the 4th person 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!


For more information and to book your seat contact  Debbie Atwell on + 27 83 651 1664


To book your seat contact Magdeline Matlatse on +2711 706 6009

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