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Katie Van Der Schyff
+27 (83) 781 0588

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21 - 22 Jun 2023


All Day

Talent Management Conference 2023 – Durban

Creating a thriving workplace that steers positivity

In the current uncertain business environment talent management professionals need to balance workforce rightsizing, talent retention as well as employee engagement. Not only do talent leaders need to understand how to motivate, develop and retain their best people but they also need to navigate massive changes.

Join industry thought-leaders at this year’s Talent Management Conference and unpack how to create a thriving workplace that steers positivity, passion, performance and prosperity in a challenging environment.

The Talent Management Conference will feature distinguished talent management experts who will offer practical recommendations on what talent professionals should focus on for 2023 and beyond. Come unpack which talent initiatives will have the greatest impact in confronting the transformed talent landscape; explore trends going forward; network with like-minded talent professionals and make connections that last!

With three venues to select from (Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg), highly interactive sessions, expert speakers and keynotes the 2023 Talent Management Conference is not to be missed!

Benefits of attending

  • Participate in two days of inspiring, exciting and insightful discussions, presentations and keynotes all geared to help you make better and smarter decisions in your role.
  • Connect and network in-person with peers, thought-leaders and decision makers beyond the limitations of the screen.
  • Gather the latest knowledge, best practices and emerging trends in the talent management space to validate your strategy and help you drive performance.
  • Minimise travelling costs and attend the conference in the city of your choice: Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban.
  • Leave with the tools that can implemented the next day and create a thriving workplace that steers positivity, passion, performance and prosperity.


Who should attend?

This conference is recommended for directors, VPs, managers, advisors, specialists, academics and consultants who are concerned with the following areas:

  • talent  management,
  • talent acquisition,
  • workforce planning,
  • learning and training,
  • leadership development,
  • succession planning,
  • performance management, or
  • human resources

The content of this conference will be relevant across all private and public industry sectors.


Hourly Schedule

Day 1: 21 June 2023

08:50 - 09:00
Welcome and introduction by chairperson
09:00 - 10:00
Talent management trends post Covid
10:00 - 10:45
Creating and maintaining your own talent marketplace
Sthembiso Phakathi, Director: Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting (Africa)
10:45 - 11:15
Morning tea break
11:15 - 12:00
What motivates our employees and what does this mean for your 2023 employee engagement initiatives?
Penny Milner-Smyth, Director, Ethicalways
12:00 - 12:45
Onboarding at speed: How top companies get new employees up to speed quickly
12:45 - 13:45
Lunch break
13:45 - 14:30
Leading for engagement
Tracey Swanepoel, Director, THINKspiration, Author of Leading for Engagement: 7 Sins and 7 Secrets published by KR
14:30 - 15:15
Talent Intelligence: Using business and people data to drive organisational performance
Bernadine Symonds, Group Head of People at Meridian Group
Wrap up day one

Day 2: 22 June 2023

08:50 - 09:00
Welcome by Chairperson
09:00 - 10:00
Panel discussion: Upskilling and reskilling to fill the talent gap
Nandi Manentsa, HR Director, SA Home Loans
10:00 - 10:45
Case study: Succession planning and its role in combating uncertainty in 2023
Dr Ciara Bux, Global Talent Manager at Smollan
10:45 - 11:15
Morning tea break
11:15 - 12:00
Talent Assessment: Technology driving the evolution of talent assessments
Pieter de Klerk, Head: Account Management & Business Development, JVR Consulting Psychologists
12;00 - 12:45
Talent Management starts with attracting the right talent for your business
Francois de Wet Founder and CEO of Wamly
12:45 - 13:45
Lunch break
13:45 - 14:30
Developing and deploying talent – exploring new trends in workforce
Helen Ashley, Director of Organisational Development, University of Manchester (UK)
14:30 - 15:15
Outcomes based performance management
Sive Nodada, Executive Management Consultant at 21st Century
15:15 - 15:30
Wrap up and close of conference


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