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Organisers

Virginia Motsepe
Phone
+27 (76) 251 1815
Email
virginia@knowres.co.za

Next Event

Date

24 - 25 Jul 2024

Time

All Day

Change Management and Transformation Conference 2024

Navigating the evolving landscape of change management and transformation: Embracing innovative strategies to excel in today’s dynamic business environment.

Overview

Change management in today’s evolving workplace is more crucial than ever. With rapid technological advancements, shifting market demands, and changing employee expectations, organisations must adapt quickly and effectively. Traditional top-down approaches to change management can no longer address these complexities. Instead, organisations are increasingly adopting agile and collaborative strategies to navigate the current workplace dynamics, driving meaningful change and transformation.

A key element of successful change management is recognising the human element as a catalyst for transformation. Digital transformation initiatives are reshaping how we work, collaborate, and communicate. Change management efforts must align with these advancements to ensure employees have the skills, tools, and support to leverage new technologies effectively.

The Change Management and Transformation Conference provides a platform for professionals to stay informed about the latest innovations, challenges, and best practices in change management and organisational transformation. Attendees will gain valuable insights from industry experts, thought leaders, and practitioners on AI integration, digital transformation, agile methodologies, and behavioural science techniques.

Conference Highlights:

Continuous Striving Towards Efficiency: Learn how change management strategies facilitate collaboration, foster trust, and create opportunities for co-creation and co-leadership.
Impact of AI: Understand the effects of artificial intelligence on business processes and how change management can ensure smooth AI adoption.
New Tools and Techniques: Acquire skills and techniques to keep employees as active participants who must be engaged, empowered, and supported throughout the change process
Change Fatigue: Promote resilience and agility to help employees see change as an opportunity for growth, reducing change fatigue.
Virtual Change Management: Explore best practices to integrate technology effectively, fostering a culture of continuous learning and adaptability.

Whether you are an experienced change management practitioner or new to the field, this conference equips you with the knowledge, tools, and strategies needed to lead successful change initiatives. Join us to connect with like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, and gain practical solutions to drive meaningful transformation in your work.

 

Benefits of Attending:

  • Learn to balance people, processes, technology, and culture to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Promote resilience and agility, enabling employees to embrace change as an opportunity for growth and development rather than a transformation.
  • Adopt principles to empower employees to take ownership of change initiatives and drive innovation.
  • Foster a culture of decentralised decision-making, continuous learning, and adaptability.

Don’t miss this opportunity to update your organisation’s approach to change management by gaining cutting-edge insights and strategies from industry leaders.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Vela Hlatshwayo, Senior Manager: Change Management, South African Reserve Bank
  • Faaizah Wadee, Head of Change Management, Liberty
  • Marlize van Wyk, Change Manager, Weir Minerals
  • Lerato Thelejane, Executive: Business Change Enablement & COE, Absa
  • Carmine Nieman, Lecturer, Organisational Development and Employee Well-Being Specialist, University of Free State
  • Natalie Dawson, Change & Culture Manager, Independent Consultant
  • Molebogeng Monagane, Senior Change Management Consultant, BCX
  • Sonja Blignaut, Founder & CEO, More Beyond
  • Taryn Marcus, Co-Founder, Reinvent CoLab
  • Bernadine Sprighton, CEO, Ceed Learning
  • Jackie Kennedy, Founder, LeadMe Academy
  • Zandile Njilo, CEO & Co-Founder, PDD Innovation
  • Caroline Potter, Director, Capital Change
  • Samantha Sparkes, Senior Specialist Change & Communication, Sasol
  • Florence Chikowore, Culture and Change Management Specialist, Floconsult
  • Devaksha Christopher, Organisational Effectiveness Executive, Old Mutual
  • Chantelle Van Den Heever, Chief of Operations at VSLS
  • Claire Holden, Co-founder, Reinvent Colab


Registration Fees:

Registration fees exclude VAT.
Registration fees include refreshments, lunch and a copy of the speaker slides.

24 – 25 July 2024 • In-Person registration fee R9 900.00

 

 

Hourly Schedule

Day 1: 24 July 2024

08:15 - 08:30
Welcome and introduction by the chairperson
Florence Chikowore, Culture & Change Management Specialist, Floconsult
08:30 - 09:10
People-Centric Organisational Change: Empowering Transformation through Employee Engagement
Zandile Njilo, CEO & Co-Founder PDD Innovation
09:10 - 09:50
Navigating Transitions: Becoming Change Fit
Sonja Blignaut, Founder & CEO, More Beyond
09:50 - 10:30
Leading Change Management Initiatives: Guiding Teams with Vision and Empathy
Vela Hlatshwayo, Senior Manager: Change Management, South African Reserve Bank
10:30 - 11:00
Morning Tea Break
11:00 - 11:40
Change Communication Strategies: Crafting Clear and Impactful Messages
Florence Chikowore, Culture and Change Management Specialist, Floconsult
11:40 - 12:20
Change Fatigue and Resistance: Building Resilience and Addressing Barriers
Faaizah Wadee, Head of Change Management, Liberty Group
12:20 - 13:20
Networking Lunch
13:20 - 14:20
Best-Practice Case Studies Learning from Success Stories in Change Management
Taryn Marcus, Co-Founder, Reinvent CoLab AND Claire Holden, Co-founder, Reinvent Colab
14:20 - 15:00
Digital Transformation: Leveraging Technology for Organisational Growth
Caroline Potter, Director, Capital Change
15:00 - 15:40
Agile Change Management: Adapting Swiftly to Evolving Challenges
Marlize van Wyk, Change Manager, Weir Minerals
16:00
Wrap-Up Day One

Day 2: 25 July 2024

07:15 - 08:15
Start the day networking over a selection of refreshments
08:15 - 08:30
Opening Remarks: Welcome remarks from the chairperson, setting the tone and scene for Day Two of the conference
Florence Chikowore, Culture & Change Management Specialist, Floconsult
08:30 - 09:10
Measuring Change Impact: Evaluating the ROI of Transformation Initiatives
Lerato Thelejane, Executive: Business Change Enablement & COE, Absa
09:10 - 09:50
Case Study: Bridging Theory and Action in Change Management: From Concept to Practice
Carmine Nieman, Lecturer, Organisational Development and Employee Well-Being Specialist, University of Free State
09:50 - 10:30
Company Culture as a Change Catalyst: Cultivating an Environment for Transformation
Natalie Dawson, Change & Culture Manager, Independent Consultant
10:30 - 11:00
Morning Tea Break
11:00 - 11:40
Skills Gaps and Capacity Building Required for the Modern Change Agent
Bernadine Sprighton, CEO, Ceed Learning AND Chantelle Van Den Heever, Chief of Operations at VSLS
11:40 - 12:40
Interactive Panel Discussion: Continuous Learning and Adoption - Fostering an Agile Mindset
Jackie Kennedy, Founder, LeadMe Academy AND Samantha Sparkes, Senior Specialist Change & Communication, Sasol AND Lerato Thelejane, Executive: Business Change Enablement & COE, Absa
12:40 - 13:20
Virtual Change Management: Navigating Digital Transformation in a Remote World
Samantha Sparkes, Senior Specialist Change & Communication, Sasol
12:20 - 13:20
Lunch break
13:20 - 14:20
Change Readiness Techniques: Navigating Organisational Transformation
Devaksha Christopher, Organisational Effectiveness Executive, Old Mutual
14:20 - 15:00
Turning Obstacles and Threats into Opportunities: Leveraging Challenges for Growth
Molebogeng Monagane, Senior Change Management Consultant, BCX
15:00
Wrap-up and closure
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