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16 - 17 Nov 2022


All Day

HR Business Partner Online Conference 2022

As we move out of survival mode and into the new world of work, it’s time for HR Business Partners to take their place at the forefront of organisational change. It’s time for HRBP to be the guiding force for workplaces who want to thrive instead of just survive and as we well know, this will entail creating new strategies, new ideas, and new objectives that build and facilitate an engaged and motivated workforce.

That’s why we’d like to invite you to a conference that will empower and equip the HR Business Partner with actionable insights drawn from the experiences and practical knowledge of the industry’s top performers.

Join us on 16 and 17 November 2022 to be inspired by industry leaders and to take a new look at how you can move your organisation from surviving to thriving in the new world of work.

Who should attend?

  • HR Business Partners
  • Human Resources Managers
  • HR Executives Managing and Developing
  • HR Practitioners
  • HR Directors
  • Talent Managers
  • HR Consultants
  • Line Managers

Why you should attend this event?

  • Harness your power as an HR Business Partner and influence the DNA of your organisation
  • Magnify the role HRBP plays in a human-centric organisation, including the role in facilitating better mental wellness and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Prepare for the 4IR future of HR
  • Build your knowledge and gain insights into the new employee relations dispensation
  • Maximise the value of HRBP in key organisational areas
  • Explore the old and the new strategic role of the HRBP
  • Take charge of your personal and professional goals
  • How Gen Zs and Millennials are redefining “work”
  • and more…

Extend your learning by attending the pre- and post conference workshops:

Re-calibrate Leadership and Culture to create Human-Centered Hybrid Workspaces

Pre-conference workshop | 15 November 2022 | Online

Course Overview:

As Korn Ferry puts it in their Future of work trends 2022 report: “… those organisations that want to survive and thrive in 2022 will need to respond to the new power dynamic… Look beyond financial goals to consider the needs of all their people. Treat employees as human beings, … Break down silos and overcome remote working challenges to ensure people feel connected to the company purpose and vision and each other. Embrace the possibilities of the future and make work, work for everyone.” If you would like to rethink your leadership and organisational culture to make work, work for you— then join us for this pre-conference workshop with Sarah Pienaar, a Virtual Collaboration & Leadership Consultant at FuturePrufe.

Find out more about this pre-conference workshop


New World of Work – Becoming a Future-Fit HR Professional

Post-conference workshop | 18 November 2022 | Online

Course Overview:

According to the latest research from Academy to Innovate HR— despite future-fit HR functions being more likely to hire the right people, successfully guide the company through change, and outperform competitors— only 21% of HR professionals have sufficient knowledge in the core HR competencies to become future-fit.

Join Talent Managing Director, Janko Kotzé, on the 18th of November 2022, for an engaging all-day workshop on how to become a truly future-fit HR professional. You can expect to gain the skills and practical approaches you need to meet the demands of the future and become a catalyst for change in your HR function.

Find out more about this post-conference workshop

Hourly Schedule

Day 1: 16 November 2022

08:50 - 09:00
Welcome and introduction by chairperson
Mpho Motshegoa, Talent and Culture Head, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
09:00 - 09:40
How the HR Business Partner can cultivate adaptability and flexibility into the DNA of the organisation
Anesa Dindar, Head of Learning, Talent & Engagement, McDonalds
09:40 - 10:20
Dialogue: The new role of the strategic HR Business Partner
PANEL: Sina Rieckermann, HR Manager, Global Control – Lufthansa Group AND Ashleigh Larthe-Jackson, HRBP, Marsh Middle East and Africa
10:20 - 10:30
Morning tea break
10:30 - 11:10
Why HR’s mindset is an obstacle to culture transformation and what we can the HRBP do about it?
Gita Maharaj, Group Head of Culture Transformation, Absa Group Limited (AGL)
11:10 - 11:50
Humanising the employee experience, the role HR plays in the evolving world of work
Rowena Lalla, General Manager HR & Recruitment, DSV Africa
11:50 - 12:30
How can the HRBP revolutionise employee engagement and performance
Lerato Shawane, Acting GM Human Capital, South African Tourism
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
13:30 - 14:10
HR Business Partner continuously advocating for diversity and inclusion within the organisation
Carol Hondonga, Global Director Talent Acquisition, D&I and HRBP, Mastercard Foundation Kigali City Rwanda
14:10 - 14:50
What role should the HRBP play in mental wellness and wellbeing
Frank Magwegwe, Wellness Lecturer, GIBS Business School
14:50 - 15:00
Afternoon tea break
15:00 - 15:40
Panel Discussion – HRBP personal and professional growth
PHUMZILE HLATSHWAYO, Head of Human Capital, Altron Systems Integration; ABEY KGOTLE, Executive Director Human Resources & Corporate Affairs, Mercedes-Benz South Africa Limited; NTOKOZO BHENGU, Head of HR, MiWay Insurance Limited; ROWENA LALLA, General Manager HR & Recruitment, DSV Africa
15:40 - 15:55
Wrap up and close of day one

Day 2: 17 November 2022

08:50 - 09:00
Welcome back by chairperson
Mpho Motshegoa, Talent and Culture Head, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
09:00 - 09:40
The role of the HR Business Partner in the digitisation of HR practices and processes
Ann Chinniah Teichert, HR Manager, Artificial Intelligence Solutions
09:40 - 10:20
The Metaverse and HR, what to expect?
Adi Stephan, Chief Learning Officer, Boiler Room
10:20 - 10:30
Morning tea break
10:30 - 11:10
Talent Management in the new world of work
Ciara Bux, Global Talent Manager, Smollan Group
11:10 - 11:50
Outcomes based performance management – making it work
Ashleigh Larthe-Jackson, HRBP, Marsh Middle East and Africa
11:50 - 12:30
Creating Effective Coaching and Mentoring Strategies for the HRBP in a turbulent environment
Matheko Morare, Human Resources Manager, Drip Footwear
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
13:30 - 14:10
The new employee relations dispensation
Johan Botes, Head of Employment & Compensation, Baker McKenzie
14:10 - 14:50
Retention Strategies to combat the great resignation
Yamamiya Zitumane, Senior Talent Manager, Multichoice
14:50 - 15:00
Afternoon tea break
15:00 - 15:45
Panel Discussion: How the Gen Z and Millennials are redefining “work”
PANEL:LAURA HELDSINGER, Human Resources and Talent Expert, Diageo; BOHLALE PAILE, Head of HR, We buy Cars
15:45 - 16:00
Q & A
Close and wrap up of conference


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