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Change Management during Coronavirus seminar



26 August 2020 | Online Seminar
Time: 09:00-15:15 (SA Time)

Until about three months ago, who would have thought we wouldn’t be able to hold face-to-face meetings? The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most organisations around the world to adopt remote working – what was once vehemently opposed by some organisations has become the modus operandi. Those that said it would never work, found that when forced, they had to make it work!

It’s now quite clear that we are facing a new reality that will accompany us even after the coronavirus crisis has passed. Crises like the Coronavirus can unseat organisations and have the potential to bring them down if the Change initiative is flawed or unproperly managed.

Join the KR Change Management during Coronavirus seminar and discover ways to develop agility, find purpose in new business models and ways of working in the new environment we find ourselves in.

Whether Change Management is your full-time profession, or your role involves the need to leverage change management– this seminar will give you a chance to engage with leading experts and network with peers leading change in a wide variety of sectors and functions during this unprecedented time.


For more information contact Busie Mhlanga-Mjimba for more information +2711 706 6009 |


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


26 AUGUST 2020


Facilitators opening remarks

Florence Chikowore, Director, FloConsult


Managing uncertainty, complexity and chaos in a crisis vortex
Sonja Blignuat,
Founder, More Beyond

10 Minutes Q&A


Case study: Change Management in the context of COVID-19

  • What is different in managing this change?
  • Key drivers of success
  • Enabling optimal adoption of changes
  • New change management skills required

Kgomotso Mulaudzi, Manager: Organisational Change, Absa

10 Minutes Q&A


Case study: Coronavirus and the workforce: Leading through a crisis

  • Rising to the challenge: Insights on Company PPS’s response to the COVID-19 crisis
  • Organisational resilience: leadership lessons from the coronavirus vortex
  • Charting the path to the new normal

Masenyane Molefe, Group Executive: Human Resources, PPS

10 Minutes Q&A

10:35–11:00 Morning break


Important culture levers in times of crisis

Dvorah Stein, Coaching culture leadership specialist, The Hive

10 Minutes Q&A


Culture change, COVID-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Saul Rosenberg, Engagement Manager and Specialist, Spectrumnovus

10 Minutes Q&A


How COVID-19 Will Impact Organisational Design

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

10 Minutes Q&A


Case study: Remaining resilient through change: overcoming and growing from setbacks

Bernadine de Winnar
, HR Director, Graham Beck Enterprises

10 Minutes Q&A

13:00–13:30 Lunch break


Lean-change: A feedback driven-approach in dealing with a VUCA world

Biase De Gregorio
, Executive Partner, IQ Business

10 Minutes Q&A


Panel discussion: Driving organisational change to thrive in a post-COVID-19 economy

Vanisha Balgobind
, Executive Head: HR, Exxaro

James Hebbard, Chief People Officer, Tencent

15:10–15:15 Wrap up and close of seminar


Kgomotso Mulaudzi, Manager: Organisational Change, Absa
Kgomotso Mulaudzi is a Change Management and Organisational Culture practitioner with over ten years’ experience behind her. She has supported all levels of management in major government and private sector organisations such as Absa Group Limited, Transnet, the Department of Agriculture, FNB Wealth and Standard Bank to deliver on their Business Strategy during volatile times of increasing competition and growing internal challenges. Kgomotso has worked on a number of projects spanning across SAP implementations, organisational design, process improvements, regulatory requirements and strategy alignment with process execution.
DVORAH STEIN, Coaching, Culture and Leadership Specialist, The Hive
Dvorah is a People and Culture Strategist and Associate Certified Coach (ACC) ignited by seeing possibilities become reality. She is the founder of The Hive and a faculty member of Integral+ Africa’s, Coaching Centre. With a background in Industrial Psychology and 18 years’ experience in the field of people development, Human Resources and Learning and Development, she finds meaning in supporting people to engage whole-heartedly, transform obstacles and find fulfilment. Prior to starting her own business, she worked with the Cape Union Mart Group for about 9 years in various roles ranging from Learning Facilitation Leader, Regional HR, Talent Manager and Head of Coaching. She currently still works with the group on a contract basis.
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.
Biase De Gregorio, Managing Partner, IQ Business
Biase is a Managing Partner at IQbusiness, and has taken over the Human Performance practice lead role from August 2018, he was previously running the Agile practice. He began his career at the company as a developer in 2000, but quickly became involved in project and programme management, as well as software and technology enablement. Together with his team, Biase has now trained over 6 000 delegates on Agile-related topics, and has been involved in some large transformations in various industries, with a core focus on banking and finance. With a Postgraduate and Advanced Diploma in Project Management and an Honours Degree in Informatics under his belt, Biase’s primary area of focus is project and programme management in IT. His love for delivery has driven him to uncover new and better ways to deliver products and services.
Saul Rosenberg, Engagement Manager and Specialist, Spectrumnovus
Saul's professional experience has been rich. He has delivered high impact work in management, professional services, asset orientated industry and advisory. Ranging from capital projects to financial, he has managed special projects for some prominent Companies and organisations, and has a long reach in terms of strategic and market optimisation. His specialties include Management, People management, Project Management, stakeholder engagement, org effectiveness, GRC, Behavioural science, Process optimization, Planning and Control, Strategic Advisory and Market Sector Analysis.
Florence Director, FloConsult
Florence is Founder and Director of FLOCONSULT, a niche Change Leadership Coaching company, and Associate Director of Tribal Change Consulting. She has over 20 years of experience in Management Consulting both independently and having worked for Deloitte, PwC, and IBM. Her field of specialisation is Change Leadership, Human Change Management and Organisational Design. Florence has experience working in both Agile and Waterfall project environments. She is a Certified HCMBOK® and HCMP Global Facilitator and a Change Leadership Coach and holds a BSc (HONS) in Psychology. Flo is also a graduate of the Duke CE Excellence Programme and the Absa Executive Leadership Development Programme. Florence has a passion for working with Leaders and their teams to problem solve and deliver on desired programme and project outcomes, while growing in their individual leadership and teaming abilities. Her focus is equipping leaders with skills of empathy and kindness which has positive effects for all staff under their care. In our African culture we refer to the same as "Ubuntu". There is incredible strength in bringing African philosophies into corporate dialogue. Flo is a keynote Speaker and brings her energy and experience to change resilience conversations.
Bernadine, Chief HR Officer, Graham Beck Enterprises
Bernadine is currently employed as Chief HR Officer for Graham Beck Enterprises a Wines and Hospitality group. Bernadine has over 20 years’ experience in the field of HR strategy, remuneration management, change management, talent management, high performance teams and organisational development. Prior to Graham Beck she worked within the Manufacturing and Finance sector and also had a brief stint in HR and Training Consulting. She is a true HR Generalist with a passion for Strategic HR and getting the best from people. She has a keen interest in People analytics and holds a Certificate in People Analytics from AIHR Institute. She has also completed her HR degree and holds a MBA degree from the University of Stellenbosch. Her research paper on “Perceptions of Parental leave in the workplace” attracted much online media and broadcast coverage.
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.
James Hebbard, Chief People Officer, Tencent
James is the Chief People Officer at Tencent. He is also an internationally Accredited Trainer, and facilitator who specialises in Change Management Best Practice and Strengths based Personal development. He has trained with International specialists like Tony Robbins, Clem Sunter, Bon Proctor, Blair Singer, T Harv Ecker to name a few. He is an NLP Master Practitioner and I have been accredited to train and consult using various recognized Leadership, Management and Psychological models and tools. James has been training and consulting in the Change Management sector for the past 8 years, facilitated and trained various leadership and change interventions for large International Organisations (Vodacom, Sasol, Standard Bank, PPC, Ernst & Young, etc) with specific focus on Change Management, specifically on how to assist organisations, leaders, teams and individuals not only to accept change but also use change initiatives as opportunities for innovative ideas to improve performance as well as profitability.
Masenyane Molefe, Group Executive: Human Resources, PPS
Masenyane Molefe is the Group Executive: HR at PPS Financial Services. Prior to this, she spent five years with the Imperial/Motus Group as Human Resources Director for Hyundai Automotive South Africa as well as Head of HR at Regent Insurance. She comes with vast experience having spent 6 years at Nedbank as Head of HR in various Retail divisions. She also spent many years as a public servant at SARS in various roles with her last role being that of Head: Small Business. While at SARS, Masenyane had an opportunity to spend three years in the UK as a Tax attaché where building alliances with UK and European tax and customs authorities were among her mandate. In her early career, she was a market researcher. In terms of qualifications, Masenyane holds an Masters in Business Administration from GIBS (University of Pretoria, 2013), an Executive Development Programme certificate from UCT (2016), a Senior Management Programme certificate from GIBS (2009) as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1993) from what was previously known as the University of Bophuthatswana (now called University of North West). She majored in Operations Research, Economics and Management for her junior degree. She is currently busy with her Master in Science in Human Resource Management and Development with the University of Salford (UK).
Sam Shrosbree, Organisational Development Specialist
Sam is the former Head of OD at Nedbank Limited. Prior to joining Nedbank she was Head of 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.

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