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Organisational Development conference • Cape Town

Complexity I Change I Agility I Organisational Design I Coherence I Organisational Effectiveness

INFORMATION

Pre-Conference Workshop | 23 October 2019
Two-Day Conference | 24 and 25 October 2019
Protea Hotel Marriott Stellenbosch, Cape Town


We find ourselves in unchartered territory – the world is changing. How should humans deal with change? What does it mean for the world of organisations and what does the future look like?

It’s now more important than ever before for OD professionals to take a central role in their organisations and make an impact in designing relevant business structures and development programmes.

As organisations grow and adapt to new technologies, there’s a trend towards increased complexity – networks and ecosystems are replacing the traditional hierarchies of organisations, and there is an increased focus on the use of cross functional and cross-generational teams to enhance innovation. The list of interventions to bring creativity into OD programmes and ensure their success is endless!

With so much to learn from, you can’t afford to miss the 2019 Organisation Development Conference taking place on 14 and 15 August which will be preceded by a full-day workshop on 13 August.

There’s no doubt you’ll leave the conference equipped with the knowledge, tools and techniques to create a successful organisation. One that is designed for speed, agility, and adaptability to enable you to compete and win in today’s global business environment.


REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

  • Apply proven methodology shared by renowned OD experts at the conference and return to your workplace able to create solid OD interventions, change and transformation plans
  • Learn how you can scale your organisation and remain agile in an age of disruption and digitisation
  • Understand how you can align all facets of your organisation in order to meet today’s aggressive organisational performance gaols, compete with business ventures that are disrupting your industry and develop ideas and approaches to stay relevant in the future
  • Learn and connect directly with renowned experts from academia, independent consultants and internal organisational development practitioners from renowned organisations
  • Hear insightful case studies from organisations who have successfully transformed their business and increase your knowledge of relevant trends, concepts and skills to build your brand as an OD professional


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Heads and Managers of Organisational Development, Organisational Design, Organisational Effectiveness, Transformation and Change Management, Organisation Development Advisors and Consultants
  • HR Directors, Heads of HR, HR Managers and Business Partners
  • Heads and Managers of Learning & Development, L&D Advisors, Consultants, Leadership Development Managers and Business Partners
  • Heads and Managers of Talent Management, Talent Development Specialists and Consultants


For more information about this event contact Busie Mhlanga-Mjimba on +27 11 706 6009 or busie@knowres.co.za

Sponsorship and exhibition:

EXHIBITION AND SPONSORSHIP — Interested to exhibit or sponsor? here is why YOU SHOULD!

Various sponsorship packages are available

Being a sponsor of the OD Conference & Exhibition 2019 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 senior OD executives. enhance your market visibility. Designed and delivered for specifically for senior OD executives, the conference offers a powerful business agenda within an effective networking environment.

For more information about this event contact Busie Mhlanga-Mjimba on +27 11 706 6009 or busie@knowres.co.za


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY ONE • 24 OCTOBER 2019

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

Next Gen OD: How OD must adapt to the tsunami of workplace change

Prof Theo Veldsman,
Work Psychologist, Strategic People Effectiveness Advisor Former Professor and HOD, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, College of Economics and Business, University of Johannesburg. Currently Visiting Professor at same department, Extra-ordinary Professor, University of Stellenbosch Business School

09:30–10:15
Organisational Development: Beyond Buzz Words
Sarika Mahadeo-Diercks, Senior Organisational Development Specialist, Woolworths

10:15–10:45 Morning Break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry

10:45–11:30

Moving to agile – why, what, how?

Gail Sturgess,
Agile People Coach and Human Capital Strategist, TalentAlign

11:30–12:15

Strategies to improve Organisational Effectiveness

Elana Sonnenberg,
Director and Organisational Psychologist, Yellow Tree Hub


12:15–13:15 Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

13:15–14:00

Complexity-informed systems innovation and organisational design

Dr Deon Cloete, Research Associate: Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University

14:00–14:45

Behavioural Economics in Organisational Development

Emilio Titus, Research Associate, Research Unit in Behavioural Economics and Neuroeconomics (RUBEN), School of Economics, University of Cape Town, Co-Founder, HeartLinc


15:00 Wrap up and close of day Close of day

 

DAY TWO • 25 OCTOBER 2019

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

Designing adaptive organisations

Sonja Blignaut, Founder, More Beyond

09:30–10:15

Identifying and optimising key resources to drive success in OD

Kobus Louw, Managing Director, Digemy


10:15–10:45 Morning Break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry

10:45–11:30

Case study: Culture transformation: using culture measurement and surveys to drive sustainable change

Andre Muller,
HR Director, Pernod Ricard

11:30–12:15

Brands come alive from the inside out: What is Brand internalisation and the impact on Organisational health

Judy Gounden, Managing Director, SAODN

12:15–13:00 Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

13:00–13:45

Putting data at the heart of organisational design and decision making

Elmen Lamprecht, Founder, Elmen Lamprecht


13:45–14:30

Creating high performance teams through psychological safety, trust, Communication in the organisation

Mark Orpen-Lyall, Founder, Synenergy Consulting

14:30–15:15

The future of work: Integrating humans and machines: Implications for OD

Jo Doyle-Went, Senior Manager: Human Capital Technology, Deloitte Consulting


15:15 End of Conference | refreshments and networking



SPEAKERS

Professor Theo Veldsman, Work Psychologist, Strategic People Effectiveness Advisor Former Professor and HOD, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, College of Economics and Business, University of Johannesburg. Currently Visiting Professor at same department, Extra-ordinary Professor, University of Stellenbosch Business School
Theo is regarded as one of the thought leaders in South Africa with respect to people management and the psychology of work. He has demonstrated his ongoing ability to pro-actively identify emerging people and leadership needs and arrive at fit-for-purpose, innovative solutions that are simultaneously theoretically and practically sound. He has a proven ability to move seamlessly between theory and practice, and vice versa. He has led the profession of Psychology and Industrial Psychology nationally as President on several occasions. He has been awarded Fellowship status by the Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology of SA (SIOPSA). He was given an Award for Life Long Achievement by the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) in 2012.
Sonja Blignaut, Founder, More Beyond
Sonja is the founder of More Beyond. She 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 and 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.
Gail Sturgess, Agile People Coach and Human Capital Strategist, TalentAlign
After 20 years in the IT industry as a Programmer, Business Analyst, and Business Intelligence Consultant, specialising in financial systems, Gail moved to the “people side” of IT when she conducted training needs analysis and established training centres for a number of leading organisations in South Africa. She is a leading advocate and champion in the field of IT Human Capital Management. Gail has created and developed a number of tools and services to help both IT managers and HR consultants in the IT field better manage, develop and retain top IT talent. Gail holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Cape Town among numerous other qualifications. She is a professional member and fellow of IITPSA (Institute of IT Professionals SA), a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) as well as a member of PSASA (Professional Speakers Association of South Africa).
Dr Deon Cloete, Senior Researcher & Lecturer: Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University
Dr Deon Cloete is an organisational development specialist, systems change leadership consultant, researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University and UCT Graduate School of Business Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. His interests include fostering systems for entrepreneurs for systemic change and facilitating transformative co-creative research and consultancy practices for re-imagining the roles of change agents in complex adaptive systems interventions. He is the founder and CEO of Transformability Consulting who co-curates transformative change interventions with individuals, groups and organisations. Deon holds a BA Hons and Masters in Psychological Counselling and a PhD in Complex Organisational Change and Development from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
Emilio Titus, Research Associate, Research Unit in Behavioural Economics and Neuroscience (RUBEN), School of Economics, UCT; Co-Founder of HeartLinc
Emilio is a Chemical Engineer, Behavioural Coach and Researcher in applying Behavioural Economics to solve Organisational and Societal decision-making dilemmas. As a Consultant and Practitioner, his impact in partnership with RUBEN, uses evidence-based Behavioural Insights to reframe the Decision-making Dynamics as a new capability to improve Organisational Effectiveness. This human-centred capability is proving to be a catalyst for sustainable culture shifts and improved organisation well-being in both the public (Education and Infrastructure) and private (Pharmaceutical and Financial Services) sectors.
Kobus Louw, Managing Director, Digemy
After completing his honours degree in Mathematical Sciences (FinRisk) at the University of Stellenbosch, Kobus pursued a career in credit risk, where he later became a specialist in credit risk modelling. While building models that forecast consumer behaviour for some of the biggest banks in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Africa, he realised that there is very little being done to change this behaviour. With his modelling expertise and passion for education, mentorship and leadership development, he co-founded Digemy.com, an EdTech company that specialises in performance optimisation, financial wellness, entrepreneurial development and soft-skill development in the B2B and B2C markets.


WORKSHOP

Pre-Conference Workshop

13 AUGUST 2019
Full day workshop

Designing fit-for-purpose organisations for the emerging, new world

Organisational design as the Operating Model for the organisation is one of the key executive leadership tasks making up the portfolio of Executive Tasks in the organisation. Organisational design can only be ignored at the peril of the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation. One can indeed compete by design.

The purpose of the workshop is to enable participants to gain a high-level insight into organisational design as a key executive leadership task - the what, why, how, who, whereto of design – against the backdrop of the emerging, new world.

The workshop is aimed at persons with at least 5 years of organisational experience, and who are doing/ wishing to do organisational design work. Or, is at present in a senior upwards management position.



The following topics will be covered during the workshop, and illustrated through case studies:
  • Why has organisational design become critical in the emerging, new world?
  • Defining organisational design with its associated vocabulary and language
  • Mapping the organisation al design landscape: its building blocks
  • High level exploration of strategic, tactical and operational design
  • Imagining the organisation of the future

Prof Theo Veldsman, Work Psychologist, Strategic People Effectiveness Advisor Former Professor and HOD, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, College of Economics and Business, University of Johannesburg. Currently Visiting Professor at same department, Extra-ordinary Professor, University of Stellenbosch Business School



REGISTRATION OPTIONS


REGISTRATION FEES | Early bird special
  Price (Excl. VAT)
OD conference and pre-conference workshop | 23 to 25 October 2019

R14 000.00
OD pre-conference workshop only |  23 October

R4 100.00
OD two-day conference only | 24 and 25 October

R11 400.00

Please note:

  • 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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Sponsorship and exhibition:

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For more information about this event contact Busie Mhlanga-Mjimba on +27 11 706 6009 or busie@knowres.co.za


SPECIAL OFFERS

Register 3 delegates and the 4th delegate 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!


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