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Virginia Motsepe
+27 (76) 251 1815

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02 - 03 Aug 2023


All Day

HR Business Partner Conference 2023 Cape Town

Embracing Change: Focusing on industry innovations
and becoming a leading HRBP in an evolving World of Work

About the Conference

Rapid shifts in the workplace mean that HR Business Partnering has taken on a completely different shape, which requires it to focus on looking ahead to shape the modern workplaces of the future and prepare accordingly. Organisations will require agility, productivity, collaboration and innovation if they are to respond well to changing environments, disruptors and digital changes. For this reason, HRBP’s understanding of the business is critical. Working proactively with business leaders on resolving various workplace challenges and coming up with strategies to move the organisation forward in the changing world of work has never been more important.

This HRBP conference will address the issues organisations are facing, including current trends, disruptors and economic challenges, while assisting HR Business Partners to align employees and management goals with business objectives in designated business units. Our speakers will share their expertise, practical case studies and solutions to help HR Business Partners implement necessary change within their organisations, keep up with the latest trends going forward, develop good business acumen and enhance growth in their roles.

Benefits of Attending                                             

  • Learn how to thrive in complex, evolving work environments.
  • Develop the ability to adapt to new changes to balance stakeholder, employer and employee expectations.
  • Get familiar with future-fit skills to thrive in a changing world, including agility and autonomy.
  • Learn how technological and digital transformation can help you in your role.
  • Create a strategic approach in response to current business demands.
  • Anticipate future talent needs and the role played by HRBPs.
  • Discuss progress in handling employee burnout and well-being.
  • Discuss your role in managing culture change in the workplace.

Join our On-Site Conference

  • Connect with HR Business Partners to build your network with like-minded professionals.
  • Discover new opportunities by taking part in lively discussions, developing useful tools and generating new opportunities.
  • Refresh during time away from your day-to-day routine to be creative and discover new trends.
  • Gain insights during live Q & A discussions.
  • Become part of strategic conversations and brainstorm new approaches to solve


1 August 2023 | Pre-conference workshop | Cape Town
This conference also features a pre-conference workshop:

Becoming a Better Change Agent: Building Internal Change Management
Capability and Capacity  Workshop

Registration Fees:

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

Option A: 1 August 2023 • Pre-conference workshop only R4 500.00
Option B: 2–3 August 2023Two-day Conference only R9 000.00
Option C: 1–3 August 2023 Two-day Conference and Pre-conference Workshop R11 500.00



Hourly Schedule

Day 1: 2 August 2023

08:15 - 08:30
Welcome and introduction by chairperson
08:30 - 09:10
Keynote Address: Future HRBP Role How will the role of HRBP change during turbulent times?
Elvida Sias, HR Director, University of the Western Cape
09:10 - 09:50
EVP and Retention: Revisiting your organisation’s EVP to attract and retain Gen Z; creating the optimal employee experience in managing Gen Z; developing an ecosystem of support, recognition and values; discovering ways to boost employee engagement
Daniella Lynch (MBA), Head of HR and Engagement, Store Operations at Pick n Pay
09:50 - 10:30
Agile HRBP: An inside-out approach to executing the transformation agenda for your business - Strengthening change and learning agility- in yourself and in your organisation
Candice Hankey, Consultant, Free To Grow
10:30 - 11:00
Morning Tea Break
11:00 - 11:40
Business Acumen: Improving your business acumen to maximise your value as an HR business partner
Wendy Sloan, Human Resources Executive, Rheinmetall Laingsdale
11:40 - 12:40
The Impact of Digitisation: AI, robotics, chatbots and algorithms… how to make the HRBP job easier by using new technologies
Jaén Beelders, Director of Analytics, 21st Century
12:40 - 13:10
Coaching: Coaching for HR Business Partners to effectively partner with and support line management in managing employees for the new world of work.
Thato Matlala, Organisational Design & Reward Manager, Clickatell
13:10 - 14:10
Networking Lunch
14:10 - 15:10
HRBPs and Data Analysis: Moving from people data analysis to business data analysis – nurture a deep analytical understanding of business and people metrics
Elmen Lamprecht, Head of Talent Sourcing
15:10 - 15:50
Elevating Employer Branding and Recruitment: HRBPs Leading Human-Centric EVP Implementation and Candidate-Centric Journeys
Celeste Sirin, Managing Director, Employer Branding Africa
15:50 - 16:00

Day 2: 3 August 2023

08:15 - 08:30
Welcome by Chairperson
08:30 - 09:10
Keynote Address: Future Critical Skills and Competencies for HRBPs
Oran Cohen, Founder and CEO, GWork
09:10 - 09:50
Reimaging Employee Wellness: Why it's time to re-imagine wellness - exploring the current burnout and wellness crisis and what needs to change; and HR's role in creating this future
Lana Hindmarch, Wellness Expert & Co-Founder, BREATHE
09:50 - 10:30
Employee Relations: Examining the changing nature of employment relationships, increasing employee engagement and maintaining positive relationships with employees
Yaseen Moollatjie, Employee Relations Specialist, University of Cape Town
10:30 - 11:00
Morning Tea Break
11;00 - 11:40
Performance Management: Adopting a forward-thinking approach – measuring employee and business performance mechanisms for HRBP professionals in an ever-changing work environment
11:40 - 12:40
Panel Discussion: Talent Management & Recruitment
Joe Pieterse, Managing Director: Technology, I/O Psychologist, Trending Talent Solutions AND Milani Mpofu, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Mediclinic AND Celeste Sirin, Managing Director, Employer Branding Africa
12:40 - 13:10
Hybrid and Flexibility: Flexible working models that benefit your business
Vuyokazi Dwane, Senior Director, Human Capital, ICF-accredited Coach, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
13:10 - 14:10
Networking Lunch
14:10 - 15:10
The role of HR Business Partnering: Navigating the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world. How purpose (business & individual) and values enable business success and agility
Gaynore Clarke, Organisational Effectiveness Strategist
15:10 - 15:50
Being a Trusted Advisor: Learning ways to give credible and trusted advice to business partner
15:50 - 16:00


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