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Virginia Motsepe
+27 (76) 251 1815

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17 - 18 May 2023


All Day

HR Business Partner Conference 2023 Johannesburg

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


16 May | Pre-conference workshop

This conference also features a pre-conference workshop:
Change Management and Change Agents Workshop


Hourly Schedule

Day 1: 17 May 2023

08:15 - 08:30
Welcome and introduction by chairperson
Corne Booysen, Managing Director: Commercial, Industrial Psychologist, Trending Talent
08:30 - 09:10
Keynote Address: Future HRBP Role How will the role of HRBP change during turbulent times?
Juba Mashaba, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cell C
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
Lerato Mathibela, Group Specialist: Young Talent, Group HR, Nedbank
09:50 - 10:30
Agile HRBP: Finding ways to drive change by executing a transformational agenda for your business, enhancing the employee experience and driving business impact
Myles Hopkins, Enterprise Business Agility Strategies, Be Agile
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
Mbuso Mlagisi, Consultant, Free To Grow SA
11:40 - 12:40
Hybrid and Flexibility: Flexible working models that benefit your business
Mure Wesigye, HRBP, The Coca-Cola Company & Charlotte Gurhoo, HRBP, The Coca-Cola Company
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
Claire Da Gama, Culture Lead, BCX
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
Latisha Naidu, Human Resources Executive, Kia South Africa
15:10 - 15:50
Mastering the art of difficult conversations
Paul Falcone, Bestselling Author | Workplace Leadership Trainer | Executive Coach | Int'l Keynote Speaker | HR Consultant (US) Author 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees (HarperCollins, 2019).
15:50 - 16:00

Day 2: 18 May 2023

08:15 - 08:30
Welcome by Chairperson
Corne Booysen, Managing Director: Commercial, Industrial Psychologist, Trending Talent
08:30 - 09:10
Keynote Address: Future Critical Skills and Competencies for HRBPs Digital Acumen: interpreting and analysing data; 21 HR jobs for the future; problem-solving capabilities; listening and communication skills; and relationship-building skills to drive value in the HRBP role
Njabulo Mashigo, Human Resources Director (CHRO Award Winner 2022), Vodacom Group
09:10 - 09:50
Employee Wellness: Discussing progress in handling employee burnout and well-being – the HRBPs’ role in reducing stress, burnout, trauma, fatigue in the workplace, and determining future needs for assisting staff
Navlika Ratangee, Managing Director, ICAS Southern Africa
09:50 - 10:30
Employee Relations: Examining the changing nature of employment relationships, increasing employee engagement and maintaining positive relationships with employees
Sharon Moodley, Head: HR Business Partners, Employee Relations, Employment Equity & Governance, Santam Insurance
10:30 - 11:00
Morning Tea Break
11;00 - 11:40
Digitisation and its impact on Work and Jobs: The impact of the current tech hype, What HRBP needs to know
Valter Adão, Chief Executive Officer and Digital Leader, Cadena Growth Partners
11:40 - 12:40
Panel Discussion: Talent Management & Recruitment
Shaun Tooray, Global Head of Talent Attraction, Absa Group AND Latisha Naidu,Human Resources Executive, Kia South Africa AND Martin Sutherland, Global Director, Peopletree Group
12:40 - 13:10
Performance Management: Adopting a forward-thinking approach – measuring employee and business performance mechanisms for HRBP professionals in an ever-changing work environment
Sive Nodada, Executive Consultant, People and Talent Management, 21st Century
13:10 - 14:10
Networking Lunch
14:10 - 15:10
Creating more meaningful employee engagement and experiences
Khanya Magudulela, Human Resources Director, Hyundai Head Office
15:10 - 15:50
Being a Trusted Advice: Learning ways to give credible and trusted advice to business partners
Nompumelelo Mchunu, Learning & Development Leader, SNG Grant Thornton
15:50 - 16:00


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