EVENTS

Upcoming Events

May 14, 2019

Ten Bompas Hotel, JHB

Women in leadership: Where is Gender Equality on your agenda?

Join us for a panel discussion where we aim to bring key players to the table around the need for a critical conversation on this issue. Our panel of experts will share some insights on creating the right conditions to move the needle on our current statistics and creating organisations that promote equality at all levels. 

 

Panellists:

 

  • Nitasha Ramparsad, Director: Leadership Support, Department: National School of Government

  • Cebile Xulu, HR Director: South, Central and East Africa, Mondelez South Africa 

  • Professor Stella Vettori, Professor: Labour Law and Dispute Resolution, Unisa

  • Roy Gluckman, CEO / Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Cohesion Collective

  • Ruwayne Kock, Founder & CEO, Authentic Organisations

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Past Events

Nov 14, 2018

Ten Bompas Hotel, JHB

IMPROVING SA'S LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY: HALF-DAY SEMINAR

The Department of Labour’s latest Industrial Action Report indicates that industrial action reached its highest level yet in 2017. At the same time, the Global Talent Competitiveness Index’s ranking of South Africa on ‘the relationship between pay and productivity’, at 88th of 119, suggests that salary increases are not in line with rises in labour productivity.


Join us for this morning seminar in which we explore the reality of South Africa’s labour productivity, hear case studies of how companies addressed low productivity and learn about co-determination as a possible solution to hostile labour relations and low labour productivity.

Jul 23, 2018

Two-day Workshop

FUTURES THINKING FOR HR EXECUTIVES

In today’s volatile and uncertain times the field of futures thinking is more vital than ever before. Futures thinking is rooted on the understanding that knowledge of the future is not possible but knowledge of the factors that shape the future are known and the consequences provide a palette of possible future outcomes, states or scenarios.

 

This workshop is essential to all HR Director/ Executives as it will assist in understanding the principles of futures thinking as well as identifying and analysing trends necessary for HR strategy and people development.By attending this workshop you will be able to forecast, identify and plan for future work trends and scenarios.

Developed by Dr Morne Mostert (Director: Institute for Futures Research and member of the International Labour Organisation international panel of experts on the “Future of Work”) and Doris Viljoen (Senior Futurist: Institute for Futures Research) this workshop offers you a unique opportunity to practically learn how to interpret trends and understand systems in your HR department and organisation.
 

This workshop will assist participants to:

  • Understand principles of thinking about the future

  • Understand futures thinking methods and techniques

  • Identify and analyse trends and drivers of change

  • Identify and predict future scenarios

  • Understand  systems thinking

  • Evaluate a system

Jun 20, 2018

Half-day Seminar

ADDRESSING GENDER INEQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE

Gender inequality in the workplace is a challenge for South Africa and the world at large.  This phenomenon affects both males and females, however opportunities for women in the workplace is still a contentious issue. The South African labour market is not moving forward in terms of gender equality; despite the considerable progress in legislation that has been made towards achieving gender equity in the workplace. 


On the most recent WEF Global Competitiveness Report, South Africa ranks 72nd out of 137 countries in terms of the ratio of women compared to men in the labour force. This is far lower than other African countries such as Ghana (7), Botswana (21) and Kenya (52). When it comes to leadership opportunities for women, South Africa’s ranking on the Global Talent Competitiveness Report dropped from 47th in 2017 to 60th in 2018. 


To improve our country’s talent competitiveness it’s imperative to address issues such as equal pay for equal work, sexual harassment and leadership opportunities for women.  This half-day seminar encouraged a discussion around ways in which organisations can deal with and curb gender inequality in the workplace.

Jun 04, 2018

Johannesburg and Cape Town

REFLECTIONS ON THE CURRENT STATE OF LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT: PANEL DISCUSSION

The HR Think Tank had an open discussion in Johannesburg and in Cape Town to unpack ways to improve learning and development in South African organisations.  The two sessions were attended by HR Think Tank members as well as other organisations.

5 June 2018 • Johannesburg

 

Panellists:

  1. Marius Meyer, SABPP

  2. Portia Heynes, Group Learning & Development Manager, Sun International

  3. Suretha Esterhuysen, MMI Holdings Group Head: Learning Initiatives

 

12 June 2018 • Cape Town

 

Panellists:

  1. Liesl Damain-Harris, Head: Learning & Development, Ogilvy South Africa

  2. Judy Robison, General Manager - HR, WNS Global Services SA

  3. Robynne Schneider, Group Learning and Development Manager, Oceana Group Limited

  4. Germinah Nyikana, Learning and Development Manager, Clicks Retailers

Feb 19, 2018

Half-day Workshop, Johannesburg and Cape Town

REVIVING EXPERTISE-BASED EDUCATION AND TRAINING: LESSONS FOR SOUTH AFRICA FROM OTHER COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD

Presented by Professor Paul Evans, Academic Director, Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), INSEAD Business School

International visionary, Professor Paul Evans, at this half-day workshop shared the latest Global Talent Competitiveness Index results focusing specifically on vocational training around the globe and the implications for South Africa.

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