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Katie Van Der Schyff
+27 (83) 781 0588


22 - 23 Jun 2022


All Day



People Management for the New Workplace Conference

Transformation / Retention / Engagement / Upskilling / Innovate /

Diversity / Analytics / Ethics / Leadership / Hybrid Work / Wellness & Wellbeing

These are exciting times for the People Management Fraternity. The pandemic has resulted in a complete organisational shift, with the HUMAN and People Management Profession back at the centre of the organisation. However, with this shift comes many challenges, such as the employee’s expectation to be inspired by a compelling organisational purpose, treated as individuals with high regard for their wellness and wellbeing, and participate in a culture of belonging that creates meaningful and humane work.

Most challenging of all, these employee preferences must be delivered in a more complex, and in many cases in a hybrid and remote world of work. Leaders are under pressure to have better foresight, better change management skills, and the ability to create a culture conducive to innovation and empowerment.

The topics and speakers of this 2-day conference and workshops have been carefully researched and selected to bring you answers and solutions to the pressing problems and complications that the modern people manager must face.

Bring your team and participate in a conference that will bring you multiple perspectives from HR Executives, Academics, Consultants and Advisors. If you attend only one event this year, make sure you attend the “People Management for the New Workplace” conference.



  • HR Directors
  • HR Business Partners
  • Human Resources Managers
  • HR Officers
  • Talent Directors and Managers
  • HR Consultants


  • Explore the challenges facing HR Executives and discover how our organisations can change society, grow and create jobs, reduce poverty and inequality and fight corruption.
  • Discover how to use purpose to transform your workplace
  • Engage in provocative discussions with leading-edge thinkers on how we address the big HR Challenges. Retention; DEI; Health and Wellness; Focusing on the HUMAN in the organisation; Upskilling.
  • Participate in discussions on how to retain scarce skills, hold on to your best performers and retain top talent.
  • Unpacking people analytics and people strategy
  • Learn how HR can use job crafting to drive performance, engagement and wellbeing.
  • What have we learned so far in the new hybrid work environment?
  • Find out how to be a T-shaped HR leader
  • Discover the Six Mindsets that distinguish the best leaders from the next – lessons for the CHRO
  • Deciding the future through the Mindset Index
  • How to keep remote and hybrid teams productive
  • Discover how to master ethical leadership and sustaining a workplace culture of integrity
  • And more…

Registration Fees (excl. VAT)

21 June 2022 – Pre-conference Workshop | R4 000 excl.VAT
KR Community Member R3 200 excl.VAT



People Management for the New Workplace Two-day conference |  R6 000.00 Excl. VAT
KR Community Member R4 800 excl.VAT

Pre conference workshop + Two-day conference | R8 500
KR Community Member R6 800 excl.VAT




Hourly Schedule

Day 1 - 22 June 2022

Welcome and intro Chairperson:
Wilhelm Crous, MD, KR
09:15 - 09:45
Here is the challenge to HR Executives:
Bonang Mohale, Chairman, Bidvest, Chancellor, University of the Free state Former Chief Executive Officer of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA)
09:45 - 10:15
Use purpose to Transform your Workplace
10:15 - 11:00
This is how we address the big HR Challenges. Retention; DEI; Health and Wellness; Focusing on the HUMAN in the organisation; Upskilling
Hamira Riaz, VP Strategic Leadership, Volvo GTT
11:00 - 11:30
Morning Tea / Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15
Retention! Retention! Retention!
Phelelani Nzuza, Senior Client Partner – Advisory, KornFerry
12:15 - 13:00
People Analytics and People Strategy
Dr Sjoerd van den Heuvel, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Institute for People & Business
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 - 14:30
Personalisation at work: How HR can use job crafting to drive performance, engagement and wellbeing
Rob Baker, Founder & Chief Positive Deviant, Tailored Thinking
14:30 - 15:30
The Hybrid Organisation: What we have learned so far
Masenyane Molefe, Group HR Executive, PPS
15:30 - 16:00
How to be a T-Shaped HR Leader
Natal Dank, Author, Keynote Speaker and Workplace Culture Expert, heads up learning, coaching, and community at PXO Culture (Author of the recently published: Agile HR: Delivering Value in a Changing World of Work)
16:00 - 16:40
CEO Excellence: The Six Mindsets that Distinguish the Best Leaders from the next – lessons for the CHRO
17:00 - 18:00

Day 2 - 23 June 2022

Welcome back!
09:10 - 09:50
Deciding the future through the Mindset Index
Dr Morné Mostert, International Advisor on Strategic Foresight, Stellenbosch University Business School and Member of the Club of Rome
09:50 - 10:30
Compassionate Leadership
10:30 - 11:10
Hybrid and Remote Work Teams – How to keep them productive
11:10 - 11:30
Morning Tea / Coffee
11:30 - 12:00
Mastering Ethical Leadership and Sustaining a Workplace Culture of Integrity
Penny Millner-Smythe, Director, Ethicalways
12:00 - 12:40
Scale your influence: How to elevate your Influence, Respect and Impact in HR
12:40 - 13:30
Lunch break
13:30 - 14:15
From Burnout to Engagement – From Anxiety to Flourishing
Navlika Ratangee, Managing Director, ICAS SA
14:15 - 14:50
LGBTQ+ - Workplace Inclusion – It is about Justice
Gabriel Hoosain-Khan, Inclusivity Capacity Building specialist, University of Cape Town
14:50 - 15:10
Afternoon break
15:10 - 15:40
Facing up to the new reality: leading though change, complexity and crisis
15:40 - 16:30
Empowering Employees to Innovate - A proven recipe for freeing up and supporting your passionate problem-solving employees to deliver 5.5 times revenue growth
Paul Steenkamp, Founder and CEO, Paul Steenkamp Strategic Innovation Studio (Author of an Innovative Book soon to be published by KR)
Wrap up and close of conference


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