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Hybrid-Workplaces

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Tina Van Der Westhuizen
Phone
+27 (11) 706 6009
Email
tina@knowres.co.za

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Chicago
  • Date: 23 - 24 Jun 2021
  • Time: All Day
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Date

23 - 24 Jun 2021
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Time

All Day

Fee

R5,000

Designing and Managing the Hybrid Workplace for Optimal Performance Conference

Research from Gartner indicates 46% of workplaces will follow a hybrid working model in the near future. While another BCG study highlighted 53% of South Africans would prefer a job that allows them to work from home occasionally; and 44% indicated they want to work remotely (compared to a global average of 24%).

This trend is further confirmed by a survey of 1500 CEOs in America’s largest companies. 85% Reported they were reducing office space by as much as 50%.

It’s no wonder the Financial Times forecasted earlier this year that “Hybrid” would be the word of 2021!

Nevertheless, as Edmondson and Mortenson point out in Harvard Business Review: “Hybrid working arrangements present a parallel increase in managerial complexity; managers face the same workflow coordination challenges they’ve managed in the past, now with the added challenge of coordinating among people who can’t be counted on to be present at predictable times.”

The Designing and Managing the Hybrid Workplace for Optimal Performance Conference will bring together leading local and international experts to unpack the challenges around hybrid working and offer practical solutions you can immediately implement in your own workplace.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND?

This two-day event, taking place online from 23-24 June will explore crucial issues such as:

  • Activity-based working and the design of a hybrid office
  • How to maintain optimal productivity for virtual employees
  • How to create high-performance teams in a hybrid environment
  • The rights and obligations of employees and employers in the hybrid world
  • New models of performance evaluations and management
  • Building corporate culture that creates of a sense of purpose and belonging
  • Rethinking people strategies in terms of talent management, diversity and inclusion, learning and development, etc.
  • How to create an exceptional employee experience in hybrid environment
  • Promoting employee wellbeing in the new hybrid work environment
  • Creating and managing psychological safety in a hybrid workplace

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • HR Directors and CHROs
  • HR Executives and HRBPs
  • Talent Management Professionals
  • OD and Change Managers
  • Organisational Effectiveness Managers
  • Personnel Services Managers
  • Facilities Managers

This conference also features a pre-conference workshop: Sustaining High-performance in Remote or Hybrid Teams

REGISTRATION FEES (excl. VAT)

OPTION A:  Two-day Conference & Pre-conference Workshop | 22–24 June 2021
Normal Rate:  R6 200.00 (save R1 500)
KR Community Member:  R4 960.00 (save R1 240)


OPTION B:  Two-day Conference Only | 23–24 June 2021
Normal Rate:  R5 000.00
KR Community Member:  R4 000.00 (save R1 000)


OPTION C:  Pre-conference Workshop Only | 22 June 2021
Normal Rate:  R2 700.00
KR Community Member:  R2 160.00 (save R540)

 

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Hourly Schedule

Day 1 - 23 June 2021

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome and opening remarks by chairperson
09:10 - 09:50
The Post-Covid Corporate Office – Activity-Based Working for the New World of Work
Speaker: Mike Barrow, Managing Director, B.I. Associates
Speakers:
Mike Barrow
09:50 - 10:30
Utilising Design Thinking to Optimally Design Work Practices for the Hybrid World of Work
Speaker: Richard Perez, Founding Director of the Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking, University of Cape Town
Speakers:
Richard Perez
10:30 - 11:00
Morning break
11:00 - 11:40
Best Practices for Transitioning to a Hybrid Workplace
Speaker: Paul Norman, Group Chief Human Resources Officer, MTN
Speakers:
Paul Norman
11:40 - 12:20
The High-Performance Team in the Hybrid Environment
Speaker: Janko Kotze, Managing Director, Human Interest
Speakers:
Janko Kotze
12:20 - 13:00
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER: Hybrid Working – A Policy and Guiding Principles for the New Paradigm
Speaker: Gemma Dale, HR professional. Lecturer, Writer, Coach, The Work Consultancy Gemma Dale is an experienced HR Director, Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University (UK), Founder of the Work Consultancy and Author of the recently published book: Flexible Working: How to Implement Flexibility in
Speakers:
Gemma Dale
13:00 - 13:40
Lunch break
13:40 - 14:10
Ensuring Employee Wellbeing in the New Hybrid Work Environment
Speaker: Prof Karen Milner, Associate Professor of Psychology in the School of Human and Community Development, University of the Witwatersrand
Speakers:
Prof Karen Milner
14:10 - 14:50
Psychological Safety in the Hybrid Workplace
Speaker: Mark Orpen Lyall, Director, SynEnergy
Speakers:
Dr Mark Orpen-Lyall
14:50 - 15:30
Rights and Obligations of Employees and Employers in the Hybrid Environment
Professor Hugo Pienaar, Director: Employment Practice, CDH Legal
Speakers:
Professor Hugo Pienaar
15:30 - 15:50
Afternoon break
15:50 - 16:20
Creating the Optimal Employee Experience in the Hybrid Workplace
Speaker: Dvorah Stein, Founder, The Hive, People and Culture Strategist, Leadership Facilitator and Integral Coach (PCC)
Speakers:
Dvorah Stein
16:20 - 17:00
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER: Critical Success Factors for Creating A Remote / Hybrid Work Place
Speaker: Chris Dyer, Founder & CEO, People G2 (California, USA) Chris Dyer is the Founder & CEO of People G2 and Best-Selling Author including the newly published Book: Remote Work: Redesign Processes, Practices and Strategies to Engage a Remote Workforce
Speakers:
Chris Dyer
17:00 - 17:15
Wrap up and close of seminar

Day Two - 24 June 2021

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome and opening remarks by chairperson
09:10 - 09:10
PANEL DISCUSSION: Rethinking People Strategies to Drive Hybrid Organisations
Speakers: Tswelo Kodisang, Group Chief People Officer, Discovery Limited AND Dr Preeya Daya, Senior Lecturer at UCT Allan Gray Centre and Academic Director at the Achievement Awards Group
Speakers:
Dr Preeya Daya, Tswelo Kodisang
09:10 - 09:50
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER: Rethinking Work in a Hybrid / Remote Environment: Asynchronous vs Synchronous Workflow
Speaker: David Conradie, Senior Advisor, Deloitte Consulting France
Speakers:
David Conradie
10:50 - 11:10
Morning break
11:10 - 11:50
PANEL DISCUSSION: Leading Hybrid Organisations – New Challenges and Capabilities
Speakers: Theo Veldsman, Thought Leader in People Management and Author of Designing Fit-For-Purpose Organisations, Distinguished Professor, University of Johannesburg AND Masenyane Molefe, Group Executive HR, PPS AND Prof Adri Drotskie, Director of the School of Management in the College of Business and Economics, the University of Johannesburg
Speakers:
Masenyane Molefe, Prof Adri Drotskie, Professor Theo Veldsman
11:50 - 12:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: Hybrid Work – The Goal is Still Productivity
Speakers: Barry Vorster, Director People and Organisation, PwC AND Donald Khumalo, Human Resources Director, JSE AND Dieter Veldsman, Executive: Org. Effectiveness and acting Group Human Capital Executive, Momentum Metropolitan AND Rachel Masuku, Human Resources Director, Webber Wentzel
Speakers:
Barry Vorster, Donald Khumalo, Dr Dieter Veldsman, Rachel Masuku
12:30 - 13:10
Agility and Innovation – Key Prerequisites for a Hybrid Work Environment
Speaker: Shelagh Goodwin, Head of HR, Media24
Speakers:
Shelagh Goodwin
13:10 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 14:40
Unique Challenges to Mentoring and Coaching Employees in a Hybrid Environment
Speakers: Zandile Njilo, Leadership Conversationalist Expert (Co-Founder and CEO) AND Prof Sunny Stout-Rostron, Director, People Quotient Pty Ltd (PQ) and Founding President, COMENSA
Speakers:
Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron, Zandile Njilo
14:40 - 15:20
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER: International Case Study: Goodway Group
Speaker: Kandi Gongora, Vice President (VP), People and Organisational Development, Goodway Group (Dallas, USA) About Goodway Group: Goodway Group is a Digital Marketing and Strategy company based in the US. They pioneered virtual work in 2012 and cultivated an award-winning culture and widely recognised as a Best Place to Work company.
Speakers:
Kandi Gongora
15:20 - 15:30
Afternoon break (10 minutes)
15:30 - 16:10
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER: Beyond Remotopia – Where is the Future of Work Going?
Speaker: Euan Davis, Associate Vice President at Cognizant Technology Solutions (London, UK)
Speakers:
Euan Davis
16:10 -
Wrap up and close of conference
Mike Barrow
Mike Barrow
MD, B.I. Associates
In 1988, Mike founded B.I. Associates to address the provision of corporate office space for both new and existing buildings. Prior to founding BIA, Mike was senior partner at MLH and partners one of the largest architectural practices in South Africa. Over the past 30+ years, he’s worked with leading local and international organisations such as: Standard bank, First National Bank, Nedcor Bank, Absa Bank, UAL Bank, Foschini, Truworths, Clicks, PIC, Land Bank, Competition Commission, Department of Trade and Industry, MTN, Vodacom, Eskom, National Media, SA Breweries, Air Mauritius, Mauritius Stock Exchange and MCB Bank Mauritius. These projects focused on site selection, project briefing, space planning, interior design, large scale fit out projects and the rationalization of large property portfolios. Mike believes in the wake of Covid-19, corporate organisations are now at a crossroads. Either they accept the new digital world and hybrid working, or they face going the way of Kodak. Working from home is the new norm and demands a radical re-appraisal of office accommodation. B.I. Associates addresses the impact of New Ways of Working on their client’s property portfolios. They offer new and innovative solutions to provide suitable working environments that support and encourage staff and foster innovation.
Richard Perez
Richard Perez
Founding Director, UCT School of Design Thinking (d.school)
Richard Perez is the founding director of the Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town, which leverages the global d.school network of both Potsdam, Germany and Stanford, United States. Richard’s expertise and experience combines human centered design with business thinking, management and strategy. His area of specialisation is design thinking as a driver of innovation and strategic leadership; and he advises organisations (private and public) in both South Africa, the Africa region including the likes of the World Bank and United Nations Foundation. Prior to founding the d-school, Richard spent three years as a director at the City of Cape Town where, in a first for a public administration in South Africa, he pioneered design as a strategy and management tool to advance the creation of effective human-centred solutions. Leading a transversal City administration team who were responsible for embedding a culture of design-led innovation, Richard introduced design thinking to unlock collaboration, creative thinking and innovation in response to the needs of local citizens across the socio-economic spectrum. Before his City administration experience, Richard spent 10 years as a partner and director in the award-winning Cape Town based product design agency, XYZ Design, where he managed and developed an extensive and varied portfolio of consumer-focused products, services and user-centered research in emerging markets for local and international organisations. Richard’s education includes a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Cape Town, a Masters in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College of Science and Technology (London) and an Executive MBA (awarded with distinction) from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, where his research topic focused on the interrelationships between constraints and creativity.
Paul Norman
Paul Norman
Group Chief HR Officer, MTN
Paul is the Group Chief Human Resources and Corporate Affairs Officer at MTN Group. He has played a key role in MTN’s evolution from a single country business to a global business with a footprint in 22 countries. He is on the boards of MTN Nigeria, MTN South Africa and MTN Cote d’Ivoire. Under his leadership, MTN Group won the International Gold Accreditation Award for excellent people management and was rated among the Top Sustainable Global Companies by Newsweek. He has been recognized with several awards for his achievements, including HR Practitioner of the Year from the Institute of People Management South Africa in 2003 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the South African Board for People Practices in 2012. He is also one of the founding members of South Africa Day, an initiative that raises funds to support deserving students.
Janko Kotze
Janko Kotze
Managing Director, Human Interest
Janko is an industrial Psychologist and holds a Master’s Degree in IO Psychology at Unisa (CumLaude). He has extensive consulting experience and has designed and delivered organisation development solutions to over 40 organisations across the globe. He founded Human Interest, a specialist Organisation Development Consulting Firm in 2015. Following continuous and significant growth and value-add to clients year-on- year, Human Interest was recognised by peers as a leading Industrial and Organisational Psychology firm in South Africa. They received the 2020 SIOPSA Presidential Award as Category Winner in Business of the Year. He is one of the first of an exclusive group of athletes to represent South Africa on youth, junior and senior national level. He has competed across the world, which exposed him to elite mindsets. He is passionate about people’s potential and have worked with global leaders, Olympic athletes and league winning sports teams to achieve their goals. He is the mastermind behind Human Interest’s sought-after Elite Team Development Programme and loves to extract characteristics of high-performing sports squads and transforming it into tailored solutions for organisational teams. He is a respected thought leader on team dynamics and is a regular invitee to address Executive Teams and Conference Delegates. He is a Guest Lecturer to Post- Graduate Students at both the North-West University and the University of Johannesburg.
Gemma Dale
Gemma Dale
HR professional. Lecturer, Writer, Coach at The Work Consultancy
Gemma is an experienced HR Director, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, Fellow of the HEA and a regular speaker and writer on a variety of HR topics including employee engagement, flexible working and wellbeing. Gemma is the author of ‘Flexible Working’ published by Kogan Page as well as a range of e-books about HR and wellbeing. Gemma is a lecturer in the Business School at Liverpool John Moores University where she teaches employment law, human resources and professional development skills. She also runs her own business, The Work Consultancy where she focuses on policy development, flexible working and wellbeing.
Prof Karen Milner
Prof Karen Milner
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Witwatersrand
Karen is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the School of Human and Community Development at the University of the Witwatersrand. She’s published extensively on wellbeing in the workplace in local and international journals. Co-author of Beyond Tea and Tissues: Protecting and Promoting Mental Health at Work (KR 2021).
Dr Mark Orpen-Lyall
Dr Mark Orpen-Lyall
Founder, Synenergy
Dr Mark Orpen-Lyall is the Founder of Synenergy Consulting, which he started in 2016. Prior to opening the consultancy Mark was the head of OD for Allan Gray. Mark has a professional career within HR and OD spanning 20 years having worked at companies like Harrods, Old Mutual and Unilever. Mark is a registered Industrial and Organisational Psychologist with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA). He was awarded a Ph.D. for his research focusing on developing individual’s resilience capabilities.
Professor Hugo Pienaar
Professor Hugo Pienaar
Director: Employment Practice, CDH Legal
Professor Hugo Pienaar has vast experience in employment law and Litigation and dispute resolution matters and represents most of the major corporations in South Africa including many international corporations. Hugo publishes on a regular basis on various employment law topics and does regular television and radio interviews. Hugo Pienaar has actedas a judge in the Labour Court, lectured part time in employment law subject to post-graduates at various tertiary institutions such as North West University, the Da Vinci Institute, and similarly, for the Law Society of South Africa. He has contributed to textbooks and served on the government task team established to compile labour legislation for the State. Hugo has lead a study group to Malaysia and Australia to research the application of affirmative action. He has also advised on and helped to develop a labour framework for a major institution in the United Arab Emirates. In addition, Hugo has advised on labour framework for a Japanese based motor manufacturing company and visited the Jakarta, Bangkok and other international plants for such purpose.
Dvorah Stein
Dvorah Stein
Founder, The Hive
Dvorah is a People and Culture Strategist and Associate Certified Coach (ACC) ignited by seeing possibilities become reality. She is the founder of The Hive and a faculty member of Integral+ Africa’s, Coaching Centre. With a background in Industrial Psychology and 18 years’ experience in the field of people development, Human Resources and Learning and Development, she finds meaning in supporting people to engage whole-heartedly, transform obstacles and find fulfilment. Prior to starting her own business, she worked with the Cape Union Mart Group for about 9 years in various roles ranging from Learning Facilitation Leader, Regional HR, Talent Manager and Head of Coaching. She currently still works with the group on a contract basis.
Chris Dyer
Chris Dyer
Founder and CEO, PeopleG2
Chris Dyer is founder and CEO of PeopleG2, a fully remote organization which has been listed as one of Inc.’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies five times and routinely ranked one of the best places to work. As an international keynote speaker on leadership (ranked #1 by Forbes), Dyer inspires audiences with innovative perspectives to improve company culture and empower organizations to succeed. He was listed as one of the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders in 2021. A company culture and remote work expert and consultant, Dyer has helped countless companies implement strategies to unlock productivity, performance and profits. He has contributed to conversations on leadership for outlets including the BBC, NBC, Telegraph, The Sun, INC, and Forbes, is author of the bestselling book The Power of Company Culture, and co-author of Remote Work.
Dr Preeya Daya
Dr Preeya Daya
Senior Lecturer at the UCT Allan Gray Centre and Academic Director at the Achievement Awards Group.
Dr. Preeya Daya has a Ph.D. in Business from UCT, and Master’s degree in Human Resource Management. Preeya moved into academia and consulting following a global career as a Human Resource Practitioner. She has since worked with numerous business schools and co-convened a Ph.D. programme in Leadership, Systems Thinking and Complexity. Preeya leads the thought-leadership team at the Achievement Awards Group; and her research at UCT’s Allan Gray Centre relates to Organisational Behaviour, focusing on Diversity and Inclusion, Employee Engagement, Leadership, and Personal Mastery. Dr. Daya serves as expert faculty for Master Leader, Get Smarter and Masterstart online learning programmes, and Chairs the HR forum for the Durban Chamber of Commerce. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and is the co-editor of the book, 12 Lenses into Diversity in South Africa.
Tswelo Kodisang
Tswelo Kodisang
Chief HR Officer, Discovery SA
Tswelo Kodisang joined Discovery as Chief People Officer in 2018. Prior to Discovery, Tswelo was the CHRO at Tiger Brands. A seasoned HR leader, Tswelo has worked across Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, Israel, and England. Tswelo also spent a lot of his career working at Unilever. Tswelo has a degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.
David Conradie
David Conradie
Senior Advisor: Deloitte Consulting France
David is currently a Senior Advisor: Leadership and Workforce Transformation with Deloitte Consulting France. In this capacity, he is a member of the Deloitte Consulting Global Leadership Services Leadership Team and is part of a core group focused on the growth and expansion of the firm’s suite of Leadership related solutions and services. Prior to this, David served as a Human Capital Advisory Partner with Deloitte Consulting in both Italy and South Africa, during which time he occupied both regional and global leadership roles. He has actively contributed as a subject matter expert to the formulation of multiple Deloitte Consulting Points of View, as well as the design of numerous consulting methodologies. David brings extensive leadership consulting and human capital experience to organizations in all industries, working as a trusted advisor to, and partnering with CEOs, executive teams and boards to tailor leadership assessment, development, and succession solutions to address their unique and evolving needs. More recently his focus has been on supporting workforce transformation initiatives associated with large-scale digital transformation programs, with a particular emphasis on building digital leadership capability. As a result of the disruption caused by the Covid pandemic, he has also had the opportunity to support several organizations in their shift to Hybrid Working models, with a focus on the implications for leaders. David is a registered Industrial Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. He is currently an Advisory Board Member and adjunct faculty for the Master in Human Resources and Organization Program at the University of Bologna Business School in Italy, and also an Advisory Board Member of the Knowledge Resources Africa Talent Management Community. In addition, he is a published author and keynote speaker on a wide range of leadership and human capital related topics
Masenyane Molefe
Masenyane Molefe
Group Executive HR, PPS
Masenyane Molefe is the Group Executive: HR at PPS Financial Services. Prior to this, she spent five years with the Imperial/Motus Group as Human Resources Director for Hyundai Automotive South Africa as well as Head of HR at Regent Insurance. She comes with vast experience having spent 6 years at Nedbank as Head of HR in various Retail divisions. Prior to her HR career, Masenyane spent many years as a public servant at SARS in various roles with her last role being that of Head: Small Business. While at SARS, she also had an opportunity to spend three years in the UK as a Tax attaché where building alliances with UK and European tax and customs authorities were among her mandate. In her early career, she was a market researcher. In terms of qualifications, Masenyane holds an MBA from GIBS (University of Pretoria), a MSc in HR from the University of Salford (UK) as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree from what was previously known as the University of Bophuthatswana (now called University of North West).
Prof Adri Drotskie
Prof Adri Drotskie
Director of the School of Management in the College of Business and Economics, the University of Johannesburg
Professor Adri Drotskie is the Director of the School of Management in the College for Business and Economics at University of Johannesburg. Dr Adri Drotskie was the Head of Research and Faculty Development at Henley Business School Africa from 2018 to September 2020. She has established a new research centre and focus in Henley Business School Africa called #Henley Air (African Insight and Research) which offers ‘Collaborative, self-sustainable and revenue generating international research initiatives with impact’. Adri lectured on the MBA programme in Research Skills and the elective module Africa Rising and supervises in the areas of Strategy and International Business. She was the MBA Director of the School from February 2015 to August 2018. The Henley Flexible Executive MBA is the only international triple accredited MBA offered in South Africa. Adri is a lecturer and researcher in the fields of strategic management, international management, contemporary management and strategic marketing. At the University of Johannesburg, she led the MCom (Business Management) programme and strategically positioned it as the best MCom programme in South Africa (2012 to 2014) and amongst the top 3 MBA programmes. She is a strategist by profession. She has 8 years’ experience in the transport industry, 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry and 12 years’ experience in academia in teaching and learning, research and programme directing on a Master’s level (MCom and MBA). Her combination of industry and academic experience led to competencies such as strategic thinking, managing teams, facilitation, action learning methodology, programme and project planning, strategy development and strategy translation from both a process and systemic point of view and sharing of knowledge.
Professor Theo Veldsman
Professor Theo Veldsman
Work Psychologist, Strategic People Effectiveness Advisor Visiting
Professor, University of Johannesburg, Extraordinary Professor, University of Stellenbosch Business School Theo Veldsman is regarded as one of the thought leaders in South Africa with respect to people management and the psychology of work. For many years he has demonstrated his ongoing ability to pro-actively identify emerging people and leadership needs and arrive at fit-for-purpose, innovative solutions that are simultaneously theoretically and practically sound. He has a proven ability to theory and practice. Theo has extensive research and development, as well as consulting experience over the past 35 years in the fields of strategy formulation and implementation; strategic organisational change; organisational (re)design; team building; leadership/ management development; and strategic people/ talent management. He has consulted/ consults with many leading South African companies, and organisations overseas, in the above areas in the roles of Advisor, Expert, Coach/ Mentor. He is seen as one of the pioneers of Organisational Design as a formal discipline in Southern Africa and Africa. He has enabled the process of introducing many of the global Organisational Design thought-leaders to South African audiences by arranging for them to visit South Africa. Personally, Theo has conducted more than 50 organisational design assignments across private and public organisations, both locally and internationally, at the executive and senior management levels. Over the past 8 years Theo has trained close on 200 OD practitioners through public and in company programmes. He has been party to many South African organisations introducing organisational design as a formal area of practice.
Barry Vorster
Barry Vorster
Partner and Director: People and Organisation, PwC
Barry currently leads the South African Developing People proposition at PwC. He has been involved in the HR and IT arenas since 1994. He began his career as a lecturer in Afrikaans Linguistics at the University of Potchefstroom and has since worked for the University of Zululand, ABSA Bank, Africa Growth Network, IBM/Lotus, AST, EPI –USE and PwC. He has over 15 years of consulting experience, gained both locally and in Europe and has worked across both public and private sectors working with companies such as RMB, Sanlam, Botswana Power Corporation, Momentum, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Kumba, PetroSA, BAT, and Anglo Platinum to name but a few. Barry holds a Master’s degree in Computer-Aided Education from the University of Pretoria and is a Master HR Practitioner with the SABPP.
Donald Khumalo
Donald Khumalo
Human Resources Director, JSE
Dr Dieter Veldsman
Dr Dieter Veldsman
Head Organisational Effectiveness, Momentum Metropolitan
Dr Dieter Veldsman is a seasoned organisational effectiveness practitioner specialising in organisational design, business transformation, change and development at an executive level. He is a passionate researcher. He is currently the Group Executive: People and Organisational Effectiveness at the Momentum Metropolitan Group, a multinational financial services provider with a footprint in Africa, the United Kingdom and India.
Rachel Masuku
Human Resources Director, Webber Wentzel
Shelagh Goodwin
Shelagh Goodwin
Shelagh is a registered industrial psychologist who has been part of the Media24 (and Naspers) family for over 20 years. With a business that changes fast, she is proud to have built an agile HR team that understands the business, supports our goals, is in touch with customers, staff and management, and makes a difference. During her time at Media 24 she has taken on the responsibility of executive development and has been involved in the development and implementation of an integrated Talent Management strategy for the core business disciplines (editorial, sales, marketing & leadership), based on the implementation of the leadership pipeline.
Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron
Dr Sunny Stout-Rostron
Director, People Quotient Pty Ltd (PQ)
Sunny coaches at senior executive and board level, and has a wide range of experience in leadership development and business strategy. With over 25 years’ international experience as an executive coach, Sunny believes there is a strong link between emotional intelligence and business results – she works with executive leaders and their teams to help them achieve individual, team and organisational goals. Sunny has a wealth of practical experience at management and executive levels, and understands the challenges leaders face in today’s complex and volatile marketplace. Sunny has been instrumental in creating and facilitating significant corporate cultural change and transformation projects. Consulting in the complex arena of relationship and conflict management, Sunny helps organisations to develop collaborative strategies to manage conflict, and differences of viewpoints and experience. She is a Director with People Quotient (Pty) Ltd., Founding President of COMENSA, and is highly regarded as a thought leader in the field of executive coaching and organisational and team effectiveness. Her publications include: Transformational Coaching to Lead Culturally Diverse Teams (London Routledge, 2019), Leadership Coaching for Results: Cutting-edge practices for coach and client (Knowres, 2014), Business Coaching International: Transforming individuals and organizations (Karnac 2009/2013), Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the secrets of business coaching (Knowres, 2009/2012).
Zandile Njilo
Zandile Njilo
Director and Organisational Consultant, PDD Innovation
Zandile Njilo is an Occupationally Directed Education Training Development Practitioner (OD-ETDP) offering versatile skills across Learning & Development (L&D), Organizational Development (OD) and Human Resources (HR) practices. She has over 12-years expertise in Human Capital Consulting and facilitation. She provides training services in strategic planning, process improvement and workforce development. She is a seasoned practitioner with high level corporate experience which spans over various industries namely; financial services, advertising and marketing, mining and construction and education. Zandile is passionate about building and strengthening organizational dynamics and has been key in enabling her clients redesign and implement Performance Management, Leadership and Mentoring Programmes. Her innovative facilitation promotes collaborative and experiential learning in order to create value for the business, employees and customers. She has extensive experience in developing and managing quality programs; training and coaching employees, and facilitating organization-wide change. She is registered with Bank and ETDP SETAs as a facilitator, designer, developer, assessor and moderator. Zandile coaches individuals, businesses, teams, executives and helps them reach their next level of goals and performance.
Kandi Gongora
Kandi Gongora
VP, People & Organizational Excellence
Kandi is vice president (VP), people and organizational development of Goodway Group. She has extensive experience in people operations, process management, strategic planning, leadership development and corporate training. Previously, she led Park Place Dealerships to multiple prestigious performance awards, and she helped Coca-Cola Enterprises implement an adult education program for manufacturing employees and a first quality system (similar to ISO). Kandi has a bachelor’s from McMurry University and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s executive education program.
Euan Davis
Euan Davis
Associate Vice President at Cognizant Technology Solutions (London, UK)
Euan Davis joined Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work in 2013. He works extensively to establish Cognizant’s thought leadership credentials in Europe. His research focuses at the intersection of innovation and workforce culture. Euan ensures that the Center provides original research and analysis of work force trends and dynamics. To this end, he collaborates with a wide range of business and technology thinkers and academics. His work includes The Renaissance of Blue Collar Work, Europe: Digital Superpower? He was also a co-author of 21 Jobs of the Future as well as the follow up 21 Marketing Jobs of the Future as well as Everything you Wanted to Know About the Future of Work. Prior to joining Cognizant, Euan served as a Principal Analyst for Forrester Research based in London. He holds a BA degree from Portsmouth University and resides in Cambridge, UK.

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