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Junior HR Professional Conference 2020

INFORMATION

Two day Conference 
19 and 20 February 2020
Durban


This conference explores the objectives of the modern Junior HR Professional’s role and the skills that today’s Junior HR Professionals’ must master. You will learn techniques for adding significant value to your role and strategies for managing and organising multiple tasks, while building productive working relationships with other departments in your organisation. You will learn how to identify shifting priorities without being told and how-to time manage your own workload.

This dynamic two-day conference will give you a solid grounding in the key essentials and benchmarks for human resource management. It will also give you the tools you need to stay one step ahead of changing regulations and accepted best practices. If you’re looking to grow your career within the HR profession, then this is one conference you can’t afford to miss!

By attending the Junior HR Professional Conference you’ll upskill yourself by learning:

  • How to provide a service to line management
  • How to find and hire the very best employees
  • How to handle difficult people in different situations
  • About data analytics and meaningful reports
  • How to develop, write and implement clear and concise policies and procedures
  • What you must have in a comprehensive job description and job profile
  • How to design an onboarding framework
  • How to conduct insightful exit interviews
  • About the HR Value Chain and your role in the overall strategy
  • How to deal with grievance and disciplinary issues
  • The principles of time management
  • How to influence when you don’t have authority
  • How to negotiate with someone more powerful than you
  • How to communicate effectively across cultures
  • And more!

Who should attend:

  • HR Assistants
  • Admin Assistants
  • Personnel Officers
  • HR Personnel


For more information about the Seminar, please contact Katie van der Schyff on katie@knowres.co.za or +27 11 706 6009.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY ONE • 19 FEBRUARY 2020

07:30–08:30 Welcome and Registration | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff

08:30–09:15

Managing your HR career

Dr Jeremia Majaheni Gule
(known as “Jerry”), Chief Executive Officer, Institute of People Management, NPC

09:15–10:00

Understanding the HR Value Chain and your role in the overall strategy

Arnold Mbeje,
Group HR Executive, The Lion Match Company


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

10:30–11:15

Understanding data analytics: HRIS and meaningful data

Martin Sutherland, Global Director, People Tree Group

11:15–12:00

The role of the HRBP: Providing a service to line management

12:00–12:45

Finding and hiring the very best employees


12:45–13:30 Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

13:30–14:15

Handling employee conflict and difficult situations with complete confidence

14:15–15:00

Implementing a well-designed onboarding programme to guide new employees through their first few months in the company

Jan Nel,
National Operations Director, UBUHLE HR & Management Consultants


15:00–15:15 Wrap up and close of day one

 

DAY TWO • 20 FEBRUARY 2020

07:30–08:30 Registration | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff

08:30–09:15

Job descriptions and job profiles

09:15–10:00

Communicating effectively across cultures

Ayesha Mathuthu, Group Talent and Organisational Effectiveness Manager, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited


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

10:30–11:15

Developing personal productivity and a credible brand

Nadine Gieseler, Head of HR, Miladys

11:15–12:00

Dealing with grievance and disciplinary issues

Bronwyn Ward,
Independent Consultant, Wynnbro People Management

12:00–12:45

Employee Policy Manuals


12:45–13:30 Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

13:30–14:15

Conducting insightful exit interviews

Fabian Fayers, Human Resources Executive, SA Sugar Association

14:15–15:00

Creating a problem-solving strategy using negotiation skills

Janko Kotze,
Director and Organisational Psychologist, Human Interest


15:00–15:15 End of Conference | refreshments and networking

SPEAKERS

Dr Jeremia Majaheni Gule (known as “Jerry”), Chief Executive Officer, Institute of People Management, NPC
Dr Jerry Gule is the CEO of the IPM (Institute of People Management). Prior to joining the IPM, Jerry founded Gule Executive Coaching (Pty) Limited in 2016 after successfully completing the International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified Coach Training programme at the University of Pretoria Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). During his career as an HR executive he was an internal coach and mentor to middle and senior managers. He continues to coach some employees from his previous employer and has a growing client base. Previously, Dr Gule was the General Manager: TOTAL Marketing Services Competency Centre (Pty) Limited. He joined TOTAL in August 2003 where he was first appointed Human Capital Consultant. Dr Gule holds a number of qualifications with his highest qualification being a Doctorate in Education (EdD) obtained from Harvard University.
Bronwyn Ward, Independent Consultant, Wynnbro People Management
Bronwyn Ward has a career spanning some20 years as a Human Resources generalist. Currently an independent consultant, she brings to her clients her expertise across all areas of HR practice including HR strategy, labour relations, remuneration and reward and employee benefits administration, as well as guiding, mentoring and supervising clients' own HR employees. She has recently grown her service offering to include Organisational Development and Leadership Coaching. She is passionate about the HR industry, and especially about mentoring and growing young talent entering this field.

Janko Kotze, Director and Organisational Psychologist, Human Interest
Janko is an Industrial Psychologist and holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at Unisa (Cum Laude). He has extensive consulting experience and has designed and delivered organisational development solutions across the globe. Following senior positions at two international consulting firms, Janko founded Human Interest, a specialist Organisation Design and Development firm with the purpose of moving the performance dial through the power of people. Janko and his team thrives in developing interconnected, targeted actions aimed at transforming individuals, teams and organisations. He is passionate about people’s potential and have worked with global leaders, Olympic athletes and league winning sports teams to achieve their goals.
Martin Sutherland, Global Director, People Tree Group
Martin is the Global Director of PeopleTree Talent Analytics International, a software and consulting firm focused on talent analytics. He is a founder member of the company, launched in 1998, and has been responsible for its global expansion. Clients are spread across 47 countries in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the US, Central and South America and recently India. PeopleTree’s goal is to empower HR and Line Executives with the same robust business (people) intelligence that is used to make financial, operational and marketing decisions.

Jan Nel, Director of National Operations, Ubuhle HR & Management Consultants
Jan has been managing national Skills and HR Projects for the past 15 years to companies across South Africa, including Masscash, Vodacom, Cape Union Mart, Tongaat-Hulett, Transnet Rail Engineering, Foskor, Afrisam, Exxaro and SAB. Jan specialises in the implementation of Organisational Development processes and the facilitation of Leadership Development Programmes across all levels of management. Jan holds an Honours degree in Business Management and applies his business acumen and training & development experience to optimise the learning experience of people attending his workshops. Jan has extensive experience in working with managers from strategic to operational levels. His experience ranges from the facilitation of strategic planning sessions, to the facilitation of management and leadership workshops and programmes.
Nadine Gieseler, Head: HR, Miladys
Nadine’s career in HR began when she worked at Massdiscounters, where she learnt all the fundamentals of HR. With Massdiscounters being a large corporate, it offered a very structured and formal training ground for her, allowing her to get involved and manage all aspects of the HR function. When joining Stefanutti Stocks, she was then given the opportunity to develop the HR function within the business which had very little HR structure at the time. During her tenure there, she developed HR strategies, improved HR admin processes, implemented a talent management process and facilitated leadership development initiatives. In her current position as Head of HR at Miladys, Nadine now operates at an even more strategic level, contributing to business decisions across all functions. She has a competent HR team that have successfully executed Miladys HR strategy and partnered with senior management in the business. Nadine enjoys exploring new and innovative solutions to assist the business in maximising human capital capacity. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Industrial and Organisational Psychology and holds a number of certifications including Business, Management, Project Management and Skills Development.

Ayesha Mathuthu, Group Talent and Organisational Effectiveness Manager, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited
Ayesha is a passionate and proud HR professional, who has been blessed to work in various industries and multinationals in her HR journey. She did not necessarily seek out a career in the field but found it to speak to her belief in the human spirit. Having an Honours degree in HR, coupled with her 22 years’ experience, she presents a sound view on the value that HR can contribute in an organisation. Ayesha has worked across HR functions both from a tactical implementation perspective and strategically in order to find People solutions for business challenges. As the Group Talent and Organisational Effectiveness Manager for Aspen Pharmacare, Ayesha leads a purpose driven team and always focuses on ensuring service and solutions have relevancy and relatability.
Fabian Fayers, Human Resources Executive, SA Sugar Association
Fabian is an experienced, professional and passionate HR leader. He is the HR Executive of the South African Sugar Association and is a Council member and Chairperson of the HR Forum of the Durban Chamber of Commerce. His experience of over 20 years as an HR Generalist range across national and international companies in the Engineering, Manufacturing, Printing, Medical Textiles and Agricultural industries. Fabian is a Mastered HR Practitioner with the SABPP and has an MBA specialised in Strategic HR Management from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Arnold Mbeje, Group HR Executive, The Lion Match Company
A seasoned, talented, hard-working and grounded Executive with a passion for the Commercial World. Wealth of experience in strategy development and execution of initiatives with higher or incremental returns. A proven track record of leading HR Teams in various Sectors. A rich portfolio of evidence in the last 22 years characterised by demonstrable success in leading collaborative teams, leading and implementing a complex transformation and organisation capability agenda with multi-disciplinary teams.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

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

For information on sponsorships and exhibitions please contact Katie van der Schyff katie@knowres.co.za
   
   
   

REGISTRATION OPTIONS


REGISTRATION FEES | Pay before 20 December 2019 15% discount
  Price
19-20 February 2020 - Junior HR Professional Conference
Early bird special: R5 950 (save R1 050)

R7 000.00 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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SPECIAL OFFERS

  • 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!

MORE INFORMATION

For more information and to book your seat contact Katie van der Schyff on +2711 706 6009 
katie@knowres.co.za

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