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Benefits of Attending




What are the benefits of attending public conferences, workshops and seminars?
  1. Sharpen your skills: Learn new ideas and approaches to make you more effective and efficient at work.
  2. Meet experts and influencers face-to-face: Conferences offer the opportunity to meet business leaders and to position yourself as an expert in your field.
  3. Learn in a new space: Sitting in the same chair, in the same office or in the same environment, can keep you from fresh thinking and new ideas. Breaking out of the office, sitting in a new space, can help you uncover new approaches that will grow your business.
  4. Network! Good conferences offer the opportunity for you to mix and mingle, form new relationships and strengthen existing ones.
  5. Explore new ways of working: Get hands-on information that is specific to your business, directly from the experts. A well run conference will help you curate new ideas to help improve your approach. Even though there is lot information on the web, conferences will cut through the clutter to deliver the best content specific to your industry.
  6. Break out of your comfort zone: Conferences force you to break out of your comfort zone. Breaking out of your comfort zone is just the type of action that is necessary to break out of old ways of thinking.
  7. Get greater focus: The flip side of learning new things is relearning classic techniques. Conferences create opportunities for greater focus and reflection that could help you take your business to the next level.
  8. Absorb the energy of like-minded individuals: There’s nothing like being in a room of like-minded people – other people who are willing to take time away from the office to learn something new. Other people who want to “better” themselves.
  9. Get access to pre-conference workshops: Pre-conference workshops offer even more learning opportunities that connect attendees in an intimate learning environment. These workshops are specific to conference themes and a great build-up to the main conference.
  10. Invest in yourself: A day out of the office to sharpen your skills, is investing in yourself. It is admitting that you are worth it, that you still have things to learn and that you can get better. It is an investment in yourself, your career and your company.
  11. Have fun! Being in business should be rewarding and fun. Conferences add a layer of enjoyment to managing your career growth by mixing a social aspect into your learning and industry branding efforts.
  12. Grow: Conferences provide a unique convergence of networking, learning and fun into a single package. A good conference forces you to grow and challenge yourself.
For business owners, allowing your employees to get out of the office, gain confidence in their ability, and bring fresh ideas back to the business, is an investment in your own business.


Our conferences and workshops

When designing our programmes we are continuously aware of the fine balance between theory and practice. The theory component must support and compliment practice. The process of providing delegates with just the right amount of theory carefully balanced with just the right amount of practical skills is what determines any conferencing company's ultimate success.
  • Workshop environments (which consist of smaller groups of between 10 - 30 delegates), allow facilitators to deliver the theory component whilst allowing delegates (in breakaway groups of about 6 delegates each), to engage in practical exercises. The close interactions with other delegates from differing companies generate conversations and allow the delegates to actively participate in the sharing of powerful information. This type of learning process can be very effective when used over short periods of time for example two to three days. They create an effective learning opportunity for those delegates who learn more effectively from direct interaction.
  • Conference and seminar environments (which consist of bigger groups of between 30 delegates upwards), feature a wide variety of both local and international speakers. The content consists of case studies, group discussions and presentations.

 

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Antoinette Irvine
Human Resources VP - Global Supply Chain, Uniliver

Sinenhlanhla Mkhize
Senior Vice President | Human Resources, Sasol Limited

Shirley Zinn
Group Head of Human Resources, Woolworths Holdings Limited
Lee Naik
CEO, Transunion Africa

Neil Morrison
Director, Strategy, Culture and Innovation, Penguin Random House UK

Phinda Madi
Businessman, Director of Companies, Author and Rhodes Professor Emeritus

Prof. Theo Veldsman
Professor and Head of Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, Faculty of Management, University of Johannesburg

Dr. Andrew Johnson
Chief Learning Officer at Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd

Lele Mehlomakulu
MD, mPower People Solutions

Nomzamo Ngqulana-Kasana
Head of HR, Glacier: Sanlam

Lisa Ashton
Managing Director, BIOSS Southern Africa

Pearl Maphoshe
HR Director, Pick ’n Pay

Dr Liv Tørres
Executive Director, Nobel Peace Center


 
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