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LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT 2019
CONFERENCE | WORKSHOPS | EXHIBITION | AWARD
JOHANNESBURG

Creating the future ready workforce

#LDC2019KR


09 September: Pre-Conference Workshops
10-11 September: Two-day Conference and Exhibition
VENUE: Johannesburg

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WORKSHOPS | CONFERENCE | EXHIBITION| AWARDS

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

This event will equip you with the skills and strategies you need to remain relevant, competitive and take your function to the next level! Unlock the value of learning in your organisation

Book early and save! Flexible registration options – book for one day or all the days! Bring your teams! Group booking special available

Corporate learning is being disrupted. Finding and retaining key talent is a challenge that organisations struggle with as skill shortages prevail across the world. The sheer changing nature and speed of work is disrupting job demands across every organisation and function. With advances in digitalisation, increased globalisation, technologies, increased competition, and shifting demographics, the future is undoubtedly unpredictable. All these changes profoundly challenge how we do business and how companies manage their skill development. Corporate Learning needs to be a competitive advantage that drives operational excellence, innovation and performance.

Learning is being put under pressure - L&D professionals must now be tech-curious, savvy, have business acumen, demonstrate their value and be agile in their approach to delivering learning at work that translates into business improvement. 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. Attend the Learning and Development 2019 Conference to ensure you are developing your capability and expertise as learning professional. As the head of learning and development, your role has never been more important. The ability to translate learning to growth will be what set organisations apart from their competition and the ability to make the leap from learning to growth will require leaders who assist employee to put their minds to work.

Organisations need to invest in preparing ready-now and future-ready workers with development opportunities that will transform them into capable and agile performers. The sheer pace of technology and competitive innovation alone assures a need to up-skill employees, but learning executives also feel intense pressure to constantly improve, reinvent and retool their learning initiatives to be faster, better, smarter, too. In order to thrive as an L &D professional, we need to adapt and evolve to the changing context of work.

L&D leaders must seize the opportunity to play a critical strategic role in driving learning and transformation, re-image the learner experience, deliver business value through L & D and bring new thinking to the executive table. Join KR at the 2019 L & D conference where we will look at the latest trends, technologies and practices that can ensure your function preparing for the future.

What to expect?

  1. The latest in learning and development! KR brings together leading experts in L &D to assist you in staying ahead of current issues which are critical to the success of your function.
  2. On the job application - Explore strategic approaches and actionable tactics you can implement as soon as you return to your organisation.
  3. Build your network – This is your opportunity to connect with your peers and industry experts who can offer insight and fresh ideas around your current business challenges.

7 Reasons to attend:

  1. Prepare for the future - With massive disruption of work and jobs, leaders must equip themselves to provide results today while also focusing on what changes that needs to be made to prepare for a fast-approaching future. Only then can you learning become a true strategic partner for the organisation.
  2. Reimagine learning – as an L &D leader you need to rethink your approach to learning and uncover opportunities for growth. If you aren’t learning, unlearning and relearning your organisation will not be sustainable through disruption.
  3. Keep pace with changing technology and learning solutions – what are the implications for you as an L & D leader and your function.
  4. Find out how L &D can respond to challenges surrounding reskilling, upskilling and multi-skilling. How can we close the skills gap and build a digital ready workforce. Skills that are being learned in formal education are becoming irrelevant. With technology evolving so quickly, corporate education and training programmes are in desperate need of transformation to keep pace….what can be done?
  5. Learn how to demonstrate your value to the organisation
  6. Build your L &D capability and expertise. Stay on top of your game, remain relevant and think ahead. This event serves as a ‘meeting of minds’ bringing together professionals and leaders from various organisations to discuss, debate, and share successes and learnings.
  7. Refocus, reenergise and reflect. Get out of the office and away from the distractions of everyday work and gain a new perspective.

Join us for this premier event for learning professionals!

Don’t take our word for it – here is what past attendees thought of their experience:
  • This was one of the best conferences I have recently attended – Sasol
  • The conference was an exceptional experience – Mondi Group
  • Brilliant speakers thought provoking conversations – Old Mutual
  • Always a well organised conference and the speakers were really dynamic and
  • knowledgeable. I particularly was impressed with the topics as well as the real case studies which the speakers presented – RCL Foods
  • Outstanding, extremely informative – Omnia
  • This was my first L & D Conference and it was absolutely amazing, with a rigorous and stimulating agenda – Cornerstone Performance Solutions
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and am taking away a lot – Tourvest Travel Service
  • The speakers were really good. It was great to hear what other companies are doing and the struggles they have been through – Liberty

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
  • HR Director
  • SETA executive
  • Academic/Researcher
  • NGO executive

AWARD • RECOGNISING EXCELLENCE WITHIN THE L&D PROFESSION

NOMINATE your team for the Learning and Development Team of the Year Award

Each year KR recognises the outstanding work being done by learning professionals from organisations across South Africa. Why not nominate your learning team? We would love to hear about the initiatives and work your organisation is doing in order to improve learning that provides value and a bottom-line business impact in terms of performance improvement to your business. Entries close 19 August 2019

Past 1st place winners have included: ArcelorMittal, Discovery, MTN, Nedbank and more!

Our judges of the award include:

S’ne Magagula, Chief HR Officer, Tiger Brands
Julia Dyssel, Head: Group HR, Sanlam
Pearl Maphoshe, HR Director, Tongaat Hulett
Shirley Zinn, Consultant, Author, and Director of Companies
Wilhelm Crous, Managing Director, KR
Linda van der Loo, Group Head: Learning and Development, Standard Bank
Andrew Johnson, Chief Learning Officer, Eskom
Vanisha Balgobind, Executive Head: HR, Exxaro

What’s new to the conference in 2019!
Leadership and Executive Development track.

This year we have added a Leadership and Executive Development track to the conference programme. Attendees of the L &D conference can attend this third track or there is the option whereby individuals not attending the conference can simply register for the Leadership Development track on 12 September.

About this track/one-day seminar: The way organisations traditionally approach leadership is no longer fit for purpose in today’s dynamic, globally connected and digitally transformed world. So what is the type of leadership we need for tomorrow and how do we build better leaders?

Attend the Leadership Development Seminar. Understand and develop the skills that future leaders need to possess to compete and be effective now and in the future. Don’t leave your future leadership and the fate of your organisation to chance

Who should attend this session? Directors/Heads of:

  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Development
  • Talent Management
  • L&D Functions
  • Centres of Excellence for Learning and Development
  • Corporate Universities


TWO pre-conference workshops on 9 September

Workshop 1: DEVELOPING AND ENHANCING THE CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE (CQ) OF YOUR WORKFORCE: MASTERING CREATIVITY SKILLS TO FUTURE PROOF YOUR ORGANISATION
Workshop 2: CREATING THE SELF-DIRECTED, AGILE, DIGITAL, EXPONENTIAL, LEARNING ORGANISATION 


MORE INFORMATION

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

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME


DAY ONE • 10 SEPTEMBER 2019

07:30–08:30 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS

08:30–08:45

WELCOME BY CHAIR | Siphiwe Moyo, Author, Founder and Chief People Officer, Twice Blue Consulting (Author of  #Stagnation Must Fall:  100 practical lessons that will activate your career progression)

08:45–09:30

Disruption and the future of corporate learning - looking beyond the hype LinkedIn

09:30–10:15

Building effective learning organisations and cultures: designing and implementing enablers to sustain learning, engagement, knowledge sharing  and drive performance

YOLANDA JORDAAN, Head: People Effectiveness, Nedbank (LinkedIn Talent Award 2018 Winner for Best Culture of Learnin)


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

TRACK SESSIONS BEGIN – Choose Between Track 1-3
 

Leadership and Executive Development Seminar/Track 10 September 2019 This session can be attended by L & D attendees or as a separate event

TRACK 1
10:50–11:35

Case Study Media24| Learning as a critical part of organisational strategy: aligning your learning strategy to current and future business strategy and goals

ADAM COOKE, Head: Media24 Academy, Media24

TRACK 2

Case Study Standard Bank| Building future-fit finance  skills using technology and design thinking to craft the learning experience and solutions

YOLINDE HARPER,
CFO: Corporate Functions and Strategic Change, Standard Bank

TRACK 3

Discussion: The future of leadership development in the digital age

REVANI MANICUM, Talent and Organisation Director Unilever

TREVOR KUNDA, Group Head: Learning and Leadership Development, Discovery Group (tbc)

 

TRACK 1
11:40–12:30

How digital is transforming learning at Exxaro

HEMUNA BHOLA, Group Manager: Talent Management, Exxaro
TRACK 2

Becoming an Agile Learning and Development team: the role of learning in transforming organisations and making them faster and  more effective

GERMINAH NYIKANA, Head: Learning and Development, Homechoice

TRACK 3

Can Authenticity in leaders be developed?

TINEKE WULFFERS, Moya Institute of Authentic Leadership (Authors of Authentic Leadership Effectiveness)

 

TRACK 1
12:30–13:15

Addressing the skills gap: Reskilling, upskilling and multi-skilling – how do we as L&D respond and accelerate in the age of automation

ABEY KGOTLE, Executive Director: HR, Mercedes Benz
TRACK 2

Mars Africa Case Study| Building capability and the continuous learning journey: what Mars is learning about their learners and future plans

NERISHA CHARLTON, Director: People and Organisation, Mars Africa

TRACK 3

Develop accountable leaders

DR COBUS PIENAAR, Arbinger Institute


13:15–14:15 LUNCH – FEED YOUR BRAIN TO ENHANCE THINKING PERFORMANCE

TRACK 1
14:15–15:00

Digital Meets Cognitive: How IBM Is Leading the Learning Revolution

TRACK 2

Design Thinking to fast track L &D in a digital era: the ultimate tool to enhancing the employee experience

ROBERT BLOOM, Founder, Design Thinkers Academy

TRACK 3

Develop Leadership Core Capabilities that drive Adaptability, Resilience and Agility – The critical skills for an Agile Organisation of the future

 

TRACK 1
15:00–15:45

Discussion| Leading Learning: The evolving role of L & D: what is expected, how can you and your organisation stay relevant and what’s next?

BARBARA WALSH, Managing Director, Metaco (a Subsidiary of Comair)

TRACK 2

The power of a strong L &D brand: think like a marketer

TRACK 3

Leadership Development Case Studies:


15:45–16:00 Quick break | MID-AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

16:00–17:00

Discussion session- ask the authors/ panel

  • DR MARK BUSSIN, 21st Century(Author of The New World of Work, Organisation Design for Uber Times, Retention Strategies, Performance Management Reboot and more)
  • DR CHERYLENE DE  JAGER, Chehan Ideaneers(Author of CQ at Play)
  • PROFESSOR THEO VELDSMAN,InavitIQ(Author of Designing fit-for-Purpose Organisation, Future-fit Leadership and more)
  • ASHNIE MUTHUSAMY, Sun International (Author of Succession Management)
  • LETITIA VAN DER MERWE, Managing Director, InavitIQ (Author of Hacking your Digital Learning Strategy)

16:00 +- 17:00

Learning and Development Team of the Year Awards Cocktail Function & Book Launch

Celebrating and rewarding EXCELLENCE in the L&D profession!  Join us for some amazing food and delicious drinks as we award the 2019 L&D Team of the Year.    


DAY TWO • 11 SEPTEMBER 2019

07:30–08:30 REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS

08:30–08:45 Welcome and recap of day one by chairperson
08:45–09:30

Continuous Learning and improvement at Microsoft: how Microsoft overhauled its approach to a growth mindset culture

JASMIN PILLAY, HR Director, Microsoft SA

09:45–10:45

Learning and Development Team of the Year Award Winners session - How we do it!


10:45–11:45 MID-MORNING REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

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

Case study MMI Group|
Engaging learners by delivering learning in a personalised, fun and consumable way. 

SURETHA ESTERHUYSEN, Head:Learning Initiatives, MMI Holdings
CARA RYKE, Knowledge Base Facilitator, MMI,
MONICA LANGENHOVEN, eLearning Specialist: MMI,  
KGOTHATSO SEMATLE, Internal Communications, MMI and
SIBONISO NXUMALO, Actuarial Academy. MMI

TRACK 2

The future of the learning agenda aligned to change

VISH SANGHANI, Global Head Learning, Standard Bank

TRACK 3

Developing a digital learning dashboard

LETITIA VAN DER MERWE, Managing Director, InavitiQ

DAY TWO • 12 SEPTEMBER 2019

TRACK 1
12:15–13:15

Discussion: The corporate University of the future Panel participants include:

  • BRIGITTE DA GAMA, HR Director, McDonalds
  • NERISHA CHARLTON, Director: People and Organisation, Mars Africa
  • SANDILE NDIMA, Talent Managers, Massmart (tbc)
TRACK 2

Driving Business Impact through Employee Engagement: Hear how Johnson & Johnson is Igniting Change on a Global Scale

JILL LITHGOW, Education Lead,
Johnson & Johnson


13:15–14:00 LUNCH – FEED YOUR BRAIN TO ENHANCE THINKING PERFORMANCE

14:00–14:45

Deutsche Telecom Case Study | The changing workforce: managing and supporting distributed learners  

MARYKE BURNETT, Project Manager: Talent Mobility, Deutsche Telekom (T-Systems)

14:45-15:00 Learning and Development online learning  platforms:  how do you integrate into your current portfolio and criteria and critical decisions to consider

15:00 WRAP UP AND CLOSE OF CONFERENCE | GRAB A COFFEE AND SNACK

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITORS | AWARDS


AWARD • RECOGNISING EXCELLENCE WITHIN THE L&D PROFESSION

NOMINATE your team for the Learning and Development Team of the Year Award

Each year KR recognises the outstanding work being done by learning professionals from organisations across South Africa. Why not nominate your learning team? We would love to hear about the initiatives and work your organisation is doing in order to improve learning that provides value and a bottom-line business impact in terms of performance improvement to your business. Entries close 19 August 2019

Past 1st place winners have included: ArcelorMittal, Discovery, MTN, Nedbank and more!

Our judges of the award include:

S’ne Magagula, Chief HR Officer, Tiger Brands
Julia Dyssel, Head: Group HR, Sanlam
Pearl Maphoshe, HR Director, Tongaat Hulett
Shirley Zinn, Consultant, Author, and Director of Companies
Wilhelm Crous, Managing Director, KR
Linda van der Loo, Group Head: Learning and Development, Standard Bank
Andrew Johnson, Chief Learning Officer, Eskom
Vanisha Balgobind, Executive Head: HR, Exxaro

What’s new to the conference in 2019!
Leadership and Executive Development track.

This year we have added a Leadership and Executive Development track to the conference programme. Attendees of the L &D conference can attend this third track or there is the option whereby individuals not attending the conference can simply register for the Leadership Development track on 12 September.

About this track/one-day seminar: The way organisations traditionally approach leadership is no longer fit for purpose in today’s dynamic, globally connected and digitally transformed world. So what is the type of leadership we need for tomorrow and how do we build better leaders?

Attend the Leadership Development Seminar. Understand and develop the skills that future leaders need to possess to compete and be effective now and in the future. Don’t leave your future leadership and the fate of your organisation to chance

Who should attend this session? Directors/Heads of:

  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Development
  • Talent Management
  • L&D Functions
  • Centres of Excellence for Learning and Development
  • Corporate Universities



Conference Speakers

JASMIN PILLAY, HR Director, Microsoft SA
Jasmin is currently Director of Human Resources for Microsoft South Africa, located in Johannesburg. She joined from PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) where she held various concurrent portfolios including being a member of the Regional Management Leadership team as Head of HR for the PLI Africa & Middle East cluster; member of the PLI Global HR Leadership team as Global HR Lead for HR Information Systems & Process Alignment, Regional Cluster HR Lead and Head of Global Change Management for Transformation; member of the PLI Global Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Leadership team heading up global Change Management. Jasmin was identified as a Global Influencer for the PETRONAS Downstream business for Organisational Design, Effectiveness in Performance and Culture Transformation supporting Business Transformation. Her time with PETRONAS included a secondment to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where she spent time serving Group and Divisional businesses. Jasmin’s experience also extends to start-up business where she lead People initiatives in the pivotal set-up of the global Division of Aspen Global Incorporated located in Mauritius and subsequent set-up in Dubai including support of other global destinations across Europe and Africa - at the same time fulfilling roles as Group Recruitment Manager and HR Manager for the holding company.
VISH SANGHANI, Global Head Learning, Standard Bank
Vish has for the past 20 years, worked across 3 continents - Australia, Africa & Middle East, with industry leading multinational organisations like Microsoft, Deloitte, MTN & Standard Bank. He is an experienced leader in Learning and Talent Development. His roles have primarily focused on Strategic HR areas of Succession Planning, Hi-Potential employee programs, Leadership and Management development, Learning & Development, driving Digital Learning, Facilitating of Leadership programs, Change Management and Organisational Capability.
HEMUNA BHOLA, Group Manager: Talent Management, Exxaro
Hemuna heads up Talent Management at Exxaro where she has worked for the past 13 years. She is experienced Workforce Planning Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the mining & metals industry. Hemuna is skilled in HR Consulting, HR Policies, Labour Relations, Mining, and Performance Management. Strong program and project management professional with a MBA focused in General Management from University of Pretoria. Prior to joining Exxaro, Hemuna worked as the Head of Function Training at Kumba Resources.
ADAM COOKE, Head: Media24 Academy, Media24
Adam had a long career as a journalist and editor in news and magazines, then he reinvented himself and for the past 7 years he has run learning and development at Media24. His focus is on developing young leaders, increasing employee engagement and running strategic training programmes for a future that is not entirely clear.
SIPHIWE MOYO, Author, Founder and Chief People Officer, Twice Blue
Siphiwe Moyo is an author, speaker, and facilitator. He is an Adjunct Faculty member at GIBS, Henley and Wits business schools. Siphiwe is an Organisational Behaviour specialist. He studies, teaches and speaks on employee ownership & accountability, leadership, personal & organisational change/transitions, personal development, employee motivation and team effectiveness. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration, an Executive Development Programme, a B Comm. (Honours) in People Development, a Bachelor’s Degree (cum laude) in Human Resources and is currently completing his PhD in Organisational Behaviour. He is co-founder and Chief People Officer at Twice Blue (a human capital development firm), Past Chairman of the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP), Past Chapter President of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) and is a member of the Global Speakers Federation. He has worked for organisations such as FNB (Head of L & D), Nedbank, Murray and Roberts, and Absa to name a few. Siphiwe is an author of 3 books, Bulls & Bears: life lessons from the financial markets, #StagnationMustFall: 100 practical lessons that will activate your career progression and Via Midway: navigating personal & career transitions.
GERMINAH NYIKANA, Head: Learning and Development, HomeChoice Holdings
Germinah is currently the Group Head of Learning and Development at Homechoice SA. Prior to this she worked as the Learning and Development Manager for Clicks Retailers where she was responsible for a team of 40 learning and transformation practitioners, with a mandate to develop organisational capability. As a manager of the Clicks Pharmacy Healthcare Academy, we delivered over 600 learnerships, allocated bursaries to 100 pharmacy students, provided work place experience to 50 interns and 20 unemployed graduates annually. Over the past 15 years, Germinah has held senior management and leadership positions, including the Group Learning and Transformation Manager for the Clicks Group where she managed the Employee Wellness Programme, Employment Equity planning and reporting, talent management process as well at the transformation roadmap and BBBEE verification. The Group improved its BBBEE rating from level 7 in 2009 to level 3 in 2013. In 2017 Germinah completed the Executive Development Programme through the University of Stellenbosch Business School. She obtained a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from the University of Stellenbosch, holds a BA Honours degree in Information Science from UNISA and attended the International Leadership Programme at Penn State University in the USA.
MARYKE BURNETT, Project Manager: Talent Mobility, Deutsche Telekom (T-Systems)
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.
JILL LITHGOW, Education Solutions Lead, Johnson & Johnson Medical
Jill leads learning and training at Johnson and Johnson Medical. Prior to Johnson and Johnson, Jill headed up Education, Training and Development at ER24. Jill Lithgow’s extensive portfolio of programmatic skills advancement successes speaks to both her dedication to and passion for the upliftment of critical support programmes and professional skills levels in the Medical Emergency and Healthcare industry. Skilled in Learning and Development, Emergency Management, Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) from both practical and cutting-edge theoretical perspectives, Jill has dedicated more than seven years of her vocational journey to constructing and growing ER24’s esteemed training capabilities, prior to which she spent a decade in public emergency medical services and training provision. Jill’s versatile repertoire of appropriate skills include a robust academic and practically skilled background in Human Resources and Business management, alongside her annual formal refinement of highly technical industry-specific continuous professional development skills.
NERISHA CHARLTON, Director: People and Organisation, Mars Africa
Nerisha is head of People at Mars Africa. She is a highly experienced HR leader with a solid track record working in a fast-paced environment with reputable professional firms. She has successfully provided resourcing, performance management, talent management and employee relations support for several firms in FMCG, Manufacturing, Mining, Trade and Education sectors. Prior to Mars, Nerisha worked for companies like Afrisam and Pick ’n Pay. She has an honours degree in HR from the University of KZN.
BRIGITTE DA GAMA, Chief People Officer, Mcdonald’s South Africa
Brigitte Da Gama is the Chief People Officer at McDonald’s South Africa. She has over two and a half decades of experience in the Human Capital field and has worked in the higher education, IT, investment management, banking and hospitality sectors. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of Cape Town as well as an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch. She previously served on the Council of the University of Cape Town.
SURETHA ESTERHUYSEN, Head: Learning Initiatives, MMI Holdings
Suretha started her career as a matric Maths and Science Teacher after completing a BSc (majoring in Mathematics and Chemistry) and a Higher Diploma in Education. She then completed an Honours in Education and after 4 years in the management team of a high school environment she moved to Adult Education for 6 years where she was responsible for lecturing in both the engineering and the business studies faculties, management of the Maths and Science Department and the management of the Part-time classes at Companies like SA Mint, SAA and Rand Refinery. In that period of time she completed a Certificate in Business management, Honours in Commerce (Human Resource Management) and an M.Com in Leadership in Performance and Change management. She moved from education to the FirstRand Group in 2002. There she looked after the Learning and Development functions in eBucks.com, the Online Banking environment, Call Centres of FNB, Branch Banking and FNB Private Clients. In 2010 she moved to MMI Holdings where she has looked after Learning & Development in various areas within the group including New Markets, Wealth, Momentum Service and MSTI. Suretha has a passion for making Learning and Development work for the business; she gets energy from creating Learning solutions for the 21st century workplace that can assist the Business to improve its performance. Her interest lies in L&D Operating Models & processes, Continuous Learning initiatives, Induction and Onboarding, Gamification, Technology enabled learning, FAIS Fit and Proper Learning requirements, Skills Development, Knowledge Management and Learning paths.
ROBERT BLOOM, Founder, Design Thinkers Academy
Robert is the founder and managing Partner of Design Thinkers Group South Africa. He founded the Design Thinkers Academy in 2014. His role is to grow the Academy and services of Design Thinkers Group in South Africa and to ensure its relevance to the African market. Robert and has been facilitating Design Thinking programs since 2011. Robert had facilitated workshops with a number of listed companies on the JSE as well as in Dubai and Kuwait. He is passionate about helping individuals and teams break through old work paradigms into new work modalities centred around innovation and improving customer experiences to delight. Robert has travelled extensively, is fluent in French and has worked in numerous countries the world over. A couple of past positions to mention prior to founding Design Thinkers Group include GM at Open Africa, Strategy and Innovation Manager at XYZ Design and Management Consultant at the Hay Group. Robert has an MBA from the University of Cape Town.

TINEKE WULFFERS, Moya Institute of Authentic Leadership (Authors of Authentic Leadership Effectiveness)
Tineke divides her time between her practitioner and academic work. She is Director of the Moya Institute of Authentic Leadership Effectiveness. As an academic she is affiliated with both the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) and the Wits Business School (WBS) where she lectures, supervises, and examines the work of postgraduate students. She has a PhD in Personal and Professional Leadership (UJ), as well as a Master’s (cum laude) in Professional Coaching (Middlesex University). She regularly writes academic articles on authentic leadership development, and she has contributing to the book Leadership Perspectives from the Front Line (Published by KR). She is the author of Authentic Leadership Effectiveness (published by KR)

REVANI MANICUM, Talent and Organisation Director, Unilever SA
Revani Manicum heads up Talent at Unilever SA. She is a dynamic, high performing, HR Business partner who is experienced in partnering senior executives and business units at a strategic level. A performance driven business partner working closely with key stakeholders aligns supports and lands key business initiatives. She has worked at Unilever in various leadership roles for more than 10 years. Before Unilever, Revani worked at Glenrand MIB and Edcon. She has an honours degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of South Africa.

DR COBUS PIENAAR, Arbinger Institute
Dr Pienaar has been representing the Arbinger Institute in South Africa as Managing Director since 2008. The Institute is a world-renowned management consulting and training firm and scholarly consortium that specialises in changing mindset. Cobus is leading the delivery of Arbinger’s programmes and consulting services in South Africa and is often consulted by companies in the private and public sector, focusing on the development of leaders, teams and organisations. He is registered as an organisational psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, and has been appointed as senior psychologist and organisational development consultant for a number of organisations.
DR LETITIA VAN DER MERWE, Managing Director, InavitiQ
Dr. Letitia van der Merwe predominantly collaborate with clients in the area where employees support the achievement of specific outcomes that impact on business benefits to be delivered. In thinking about this interface, she is mindful, deliberate and specific about how adults learn in the workplace; why, what and how we develop people; how we measure their competence levels and making sure we see learning and development not as events, but as integrated processes. Her areas of specific expertise include leadership and change, client centricity and project management. Her career encompasses experiences from a wide range of Leadership, Human Resources and Organisational Development projects and interventions in the private and public sector as well as in the world of consulting. She is an industrial psychologist by profession and is the co-author of the book “Reshaping Leadership DNA” and lead author of the book “Building the Corporate Leadership Community”. She is currently working on another publication.

BARBARA WALSH, Managing Director, Metaco (A subsidiary of Comair)
Barbara is the MD of Metaco - A subsidiary of Comair. As a Strategic Leadership Consultant and Master Coach to Executives, Leadership Teams and Boards, Barbara brings the combination of 15 years of client experience, academic study and extensive practitioner training to her work. Her ongoing self-development and network of leading global authorities in the field of leadership and organizational development ensure that she is informed by the latest thinking. Barbara has an MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change, she is a Master Practitioner in Systemic Team Coaching and a registered SABPP Master HR Practitioner: Learning and Development. She is also a qualified coach trainer, focusing on the training and development of accredited internal coaches within organisations and the Systemic Team Coaching programs for leaders and coaches.

ABEY KGOTLE, Executive Director: HR, Mercedes-Benz
Abey Kgotle, Executive Director of Human Resources at Mercedes- Benz South Africa, joined the company after a 10-year stint at platinum mining company Lonmin, which he left after working his way up to become the Executive Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to joining Lonmin, he worked in human resource management roles at GrafTech South Africa, City of Johannesburg, Samancor Manganese and Denel. He has extensive experience in human resource management, labour relations, community investment, and stakeholder relations. He holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the North-West University of and a Masters Diploma in Human Resources from the University of Johannesburg.


Pre-conference WorkshopS • 09 SEPTEMBER 2018

ABOUT OUR WORKSHOPS

These hands-on, practical, experiential and engaging workshops allow you to deep-dive into specific topics which will build skills and offer practical 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. These workshops aim to release the brilliance in the room by connecting a diverse mix of different companies, sectors and experiences, allowing for learning from one other. Interaction and participation are vital parts of these workshops.

WORKSHOP 1: DEVELOPING AND ENHANCING THE CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE (CQ) OF YOUR WORKFORCE: MASTERING CREATIVITY SKILLS TO FUTURE PROOF YOUR ORGANISATION

Facilitated by Cherylene de Jager, CIO, CheHan Ideaneers

How can you as the learning leader develop skills in idea-generation, problem-solving, collaboration and turn ideas into reality

All organisations need to be more creative! “By 2020 Creativity will be in the top 3 skills required in the workplace.” World Economic Forum – Future of Jobs Report 2017.

Creativity is cited as being one of the top ten skills required to successfully navigate the challenges posed by the fourth industrial revolution. Challenges such as: automation and AI, technological disruption, constant change, greater competition and the need to reskill and upskill the workforce etc. Adaptation is the new normal, and creativity is the new literacy. For organisations to survive and thrive requires constant creative solutions and problem-solving capabilities to create and shape a future veiled in uncertainty. Learning and development will play an important role in re-skilling the workforce and building greater organisational agility to enable faster innovation and transformation. How will L &D rise to the occasion? How can you as the learning leader develop skills in idea-generation, problem-solving, collaboration and turn ideas into reality. How do you develop this capability in your staff?

An attempt to address the latter was to expect everyone to innovate. But, innovation without creativity is sterile, and some argue, impossible. Creativity is at the heart of innovation, and a crucial skill to master if you want to be future-proof. Creativity has long been viewed as the exclusive domain of writers, artists, musicians and actors. The shift in thinking is that everyone is creative. Creativity can be developed by acquiring and utilizing creative thinking and problem-solving methodologies, frameworks and techniques. Creativity and original thought ensures competitive advantage. Design Thinking ignites creativity and innovation. Constantly improving the Creative Intelligence (CQ) of the current as well as the future workforce is not an option anymore, but a necessity.

Enhancing the Creative Intelligence (CQ) of the current as well as the future workforce can shape a society to improve the collective creative and innovative thinking and problem-solving skills and will assist to co-create a future where everyone will thrive .

Brief look at what the workshop will cover:

  • Triggers, trends and transformation: What is required to navigate the challenges posed by the 4IR?
  • What is the impact of the 4IR on society, communication, learning and the world of work
  • o The 4IR transforms business and jobs faster than workers can adapt – how can L&D assist with the transition
    o An overview of the skills required for the future and the impact thereof on L&D
    o L&D will strategically have to assist leaders on how jobs and skills should be aligned and how potential employees should and can demonstrate these skills
    o The onus is on L&D to not only develop the training required by the current workforce, but also the training required for the future workforce
    o Some ideas on how L&D must align the workforce training with the strategic goals, talent practices, skills needs and corporate culture
     Why training and development? Soft skills and competencies are more competitive than ever becoming the standard traits in the 4IR that will land people jobs and grow businesses
     The impact of VR - how to plan a blended approach to learning
  • Ideas on how to design training in such a way that it fits into the modern learners’ schedule and create real behaviour change
  • How can L&D leverage diverse perspectives that can drive innovation and creative problem-solving
  • Creativity demystified - Unleash your inner Da Vinci, Einstein and Picasso
  • o Creativity contextualized
    o The impact of creativity on learning retention and learning transfer
    o Creativity, neuroscience and learning
  • Innovation made easy - open the gates of your imagination, re-invent your Jobs and focus on your Bran(d)son
  • o The role of L&D in creating and establishing the determinants required to foster a culture supportive of creativity and innovation
    o L&D lessons learnt from existing innovation interventions
  • Design Thinking – A tool igniting creative and innovation
  • o Utilizing Design Thinking methodologies, frameworks, techniques and tools to ignite creativity and innovation
    o The role of L&D in transferring Design Thinking skills in organizations
    o Framing and prototyping
  • CQ@Play navigating the 4IR
  • o How to design L&D strategies to assist leaders to optimally utilise the CQ of their teams by
     Mining their prior knowledge as well as helping the teams to assess what they don’t know they know
     Incorporate “learn while you play” into their designs


What you will gain?

  • Learn how creativity can be harnessed at an organisational level, and, with the right processes in place, serve as an engine of innovation.
  • You will be provided with tools to enhance you and your organisations creativity.
  • Gain insights into the role that L &D and creativity are playing in the 2nd Machine Age.
  • Learn how to develop skills in idea-generation, problem-solving, collaboration and turn ideas into reality
  • Practical exercises to take home and to the workplace.

Who should attend?

This workshop is open to any Learning/Training/Talent development leader who wants to learn the skills of re-igniting their own and their team’s creativity. These skills can be translated into the workplace in order to give you and your organisation the competitive edge.

Workshop times

07:30 Registration
08:30 Workshop begins
10:00 Morning break
12:30 Lunch
15:00 Afternoon break
16:00 Wrap up

About Dr Cherylene de Jager, Chief Imagination Officer, CheHan Ideaneers
Dr Cherylene de Jager is a creativity, innovation and change management specialist. Her impressive portfolio reflects a success story of more than twenty years. The multiple creativity, innovation and change journeys that she, in tandem with carefully selected associates, co-creates with high-profile clients and prominent South African and organisations in the rest of Africa, includes financial services organisations (Absa, Standard Bank, Nedbank), academic institutions (UJ, NWU) retail (Woolworths, Fochini), mining (Exarro; PPC), hospitality (Sun International) and construction companies (Grinacker- LTA). Music, mimes, magic, theatrical and interactive techniques, in tandem with sound change management methodologies, are used and participants find themselves totally immersed and engaged in the processes, whilst the strategic goals are achieved. Most importantly, the journey is legendary, exciting, and extraordinary.

She is a tenacious researcher and holds degrees focussing on change, creativity and innovation. She obtained a DPhil in Leadership in Performance and Change from the University of Johannesburg, a Masters in Leadership in Performance and Change Management and BA Honours: Human Resource Development from the then Rand Afrikaans University and a BA [ED]from the University of Pretoria.

WORKSHOP 2: BUILDING THE SELF-DRIVEN, AGILE, DIGITAL, EXPONENTIAL LEARNING ORGANISATION)

Learning is fast becoming a business-critical priority. We can all ‘feel’ that the pace has accelerated as a result of operating under Moore’s Law. To keep pace organisations are needing to become increasingly agile not only in how they operate and execute but in their underpinning philosophy too.

In order to respond to our changing environment and to meet the demands required of this massive shift from physical to digital, from material to virtual we need a new breed of organisation. The solution, comes in the form of what Salim Ismail refers to as the ‘Exponential Organisation*.’ According to Ismail, this type of organisation has evolved to manage the limitations of resources that constrain traditional organisations. They do so in embracing an abundance mindset. Their emphasis is no longer on ownership and ‘stockpiling’ of scarce resources but instead on looking for opportunities to access and leverage shared networks. (*Exponential Organisations). In a digital world building a SADEL organisation is critical to survival. Successful organisations such as Uber, Alibaba, and AirBnB have all got one thing in common - they got over needing to own assets and instead looked at how to leverage and share assets through the creation of networks. They flipped the VUCA – they reframed their thinking about how to approach the industrialisation the rest of us are floundering through. They have moved into this Fourth Industrial Revolution with Velocity, they approach it with Unorthodoxy, they seek Collaboration, and of course they function with Agility. Flipping the VUCA can’t be achieved with our current way of thinking. We tend to think linearly, from a scarcity mind-set, with high value on beating the competition.

This is in stark contrast to the views and thinking held by “Exponential Organisations” and require us to make some key paradigm shifts if we are to embrace this New World and successfully navigate our way through this 4th Industrial Revolution.

Why attend?

In this workshop we will cover the three major shifts that we need to make if we are wanting to establish and grow the Self-driven, Agile, Digital, Exponential Learning (SADEL) Organisation. Join Kerryn Kohl and Dr Juan Swartz from 4thTalent in this immersive learning experience and start your journey to transformation. By attending you will gain an in-depth look at the framework required to build this type of organisation. They will drill down and bring each of the three elements of the framework into clearer focus for practical application.

What will be covered?

Shifting towards a self- driven learning culture: Before organisations can truly embrace and benefit from learning we need to develop our ‘self-directedness’ and we need to be empowered to do so. You see, the potential to be self-directed exists within us, however the capability must be developed and enabled. Self – Direction is a skill and a learned behaviour. However, its development is often stifled within organisations, especially hierarchical ones. Therefore, organisations must focus on allowing us to develop this capability and enable it through true empowerment practices.

Adopting an Agile philosophy and mindset: Agility is now a core competence. Let me clarify, agility and adaptability have always been a core competence, it’s just that the world is changing faster than we ever imagined it could and thereby greater emphasis is being placed on agility. Agility is about how fast we are able to adjust our paradigms and behaviours in response to changes in our environment. To me this means the ability to learn, unlearn, and relearn…at a rate of knots these days!
Moving from physical to digital: Physical training methods i.e. learner guides, training notes, workshops, facilitators etc. are fast being phased out. If I’m honest I don’t really think they received the returns on investment we really hoped for anyway.

About the Facilitators:

Kerryn Kohl, Co-Founder and CEO, 4th Talent
Kerryn is an Organisational behaviorist and learning strategist, focusing on the interface between human behavior and the digitally emergent organisation. A design thinker by nature with a passion for Learning, Kerryn believes that it underlies any transformation or change that we wish to make. She has a consulting focus aimed at value creation and a passion for people development. Prior to co-founding 4th Talent and The Coaching House which she opened in 2009, Kerryn consulted for a global management consulting firm (Accenture). During this time she gained experience across industries and have since continued to deepen my expertise in learning strategy, change management, organisational design, quantum leadership, and coaching.
She use design thinking together with her deep expertise in change Management and Learning to solve for complex challenges, and develop creative and sustainable solutions for her clients



Dr Juan Swartz, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, 4th Talent
Juan has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, finance, research, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). His specialty is solving complex business problems by integrating scientific research into innovative solutions. As a Chartered Accountant and a CGMA, he started his career in Finance. After completing an MBA in Spain, he moved into strategic consulting at Accenture. As a strategic consultant, Juan oversaw multiple projects with annual benefits to clients of up to $500 million, while also being involved in several mergers and acquisitions worth over $100 million. In 2008, he moved into the corporate world and became a senior executive for an international airline, overseeing a budget of $4.3 billion. While completing his Doctorate in Strategy, with Finance, Organisational Theory, Organisational Behavior and Analytics in Europe, he founded 4th Talent in Germany in 2010, which subsequently expanded to the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Canada and South Africa.



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