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Busie Mhlanga-Mjimba
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  • Timezone: America/Chicago
  • Date: 28 - 29 Jul 2021
  • Time: All Day

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28 - 29 Jul 2021


All Day



Talent Management Online Conference

The year 2020 gave a pure description of the word disruption! The year not only changed the workplace but also brought Talent professionals a new battle to overcome: to keep people engaged, connected, safe, and skilled for what lay ahead during a time of unprecedented challenges. Fast forward to 2021, and the big question currently in the talent professionals mind is, “How do you unleash extraordinary talent, during a time of truly extraordinary change?”

This is the premise of the 2021 online conference on Talent Management taking place on 28 and 29 July. Join thought leaders and unpack how you can create an amazing workplace that steers positivity, passion, performance and prosperity in the new environment we find ourselves in.

Benefits of attending

  • Receive insights on how you can prepare your talent for an unprecedented future that we didn’t imagine just over a year ago.
  • Learn how recruitment is being reinvented – find out about the digital transformations in recruiting the talent critical to success
  • Learn how to build and lead an engaging remote/hybrid organisation
  • Explore how you can manage employee experience in turbulent times
  • Gain insights into how leaders are envisioning the new future of work and learn which talent initiatives have the greatest impact

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 & Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Human Resources

The content is relevant across all private and public industry sectors

This conference also features a pre-conference workshop: Bringing Job Crafting to Life


OPTION A:  Two-day Conference & Pre-conference Workshop | 27–29 July 2021
R5 750.00

OPTION B:  Two-day Conference Only | 28–29 July 2021
R4 500.00

OPTION C:  Pre-conference Workshop Only | 27 June 2021
R2 500.00





Hourly Schedule

Day 1 - 28 July 2021

09:00 - 09:05
Chairperson’s opening remarks
Ian Chauvet, HR Director, Constantia Group
09:05 - 09:45
Conversation/Interview- Managing your talent in extraordinary times: How the last 18 months have shaped our organisations and our talent mission: lessons from 3 organisations
Mantati Makumbila, Divisional Executive HC: Organisational Effectiveness, Liberty AND Ayesha Mathuthu, Group Talent and Organisational Effectiveness Manager, Aspen AND Liza Govender, Head: Talent Management, Nedbank
09:45 - 10:05
Employer branding in a remote/hybrid landscape: steps to build a successful strategy
Anita Carollisen, Chief Executive: People Support, PEP
10:15 - 10:35
Recruitment reinvented – Guide to effective remote hiring
Francois de Wet, Managing Director, Wamly
10:45 - 11:15
Tea break
11:15 - 11:35
Case study: How Momentum Metropolitan reinvented its recruitment process
Marna van der Merwe, Talent Practice Lead: Organisational Effectiveness, Momentum Metropolitan AND Suhail Ramkilawan, People Measurement Practice Lead: Organisational Effectiveness, Momentum Metropolitan
11:45 - 12:05
Unpacking the power and peril of assessments in a remote/hybrid workplace landscape
Sandra Schlebusch, Managing Director, LEMASA
12:15 - 12:35
Creating a virtual employee onboarding programme
Selma de Morney, Managing Director, Humanfire
12:45 - 13:05
Reimagining Succession Management – how to handle disruption within your succession plan
Selo Govender, Group Head: Talent and Performance, Discovery
13:15 - 14:15
Lunch break
14:15 - 14:35
Case Study: Employee engagement: Sharing experiences of keeping employees safe, supported and connected during tough times
Sanash Sewparsad, Group Head: Talent, EVP and Wellness, PPS
14:45 - 15:05
Creating the optimal employee experience in the hybrid workplace
Dvorah Stein, Founder and People Strategist, Hive Culture
Dvorah Stein
15:30 - 15:50
Aligning strategy, talent and workforce analytics
Jannie Malan, Pre-Sales Country Lead, Workday
16:00 - 16:30
International Case study: Building and scaling a culture of high performance within a remote/hybrid workforce
Chris Dyer, Founder & CEO, People G2, Best-selling author of several books (Recently published a book on “Remote work: Redesign Processes, Practices and Strategies, to Engage a Remote Workforce”)
Chris Dyer
16:40 - Wrap up and close of day 1

Day 2 – 29 July 2021

09:00 - 09:05
Chairman’s opening remarks
09:05 - 09:25
Talent in the future of work: how to future proof your workforce by reskilling your talent for tomorrows demands
Linda Van der Loo, Founder, Blue Pebble Consulting
09:35 - 10:05
Next generation Talent leadership: recruiting, managing and retaining the 5 unique generations
Shaun Tooray, Global Head: Talent Attraction, Puma Energy
10:15 - 10:45
Tea break
10:45 - 11:05
The role of EVP with the evolving organisational needs in the age of remote/hybrid work
Faatiemah Lodewyk, Managing Director, TalentCore Consulting
11:15 - 11:35
The role of coaching in employee retention
Bonga Mnengisa, Senior Manager: Global Leadership and Career, MTN
11:45 - 12:05
How to deliver a diverse and inclusive talent pipeline in the world of remote/hybrid working
Mabore Sithole, Director, Full Potential
12:15 - 13:15
Lunch break
13:15 - 13:35
Retention strategies: Insights on structuring salary and benefits in times of crisis
Mark Bussin, Chairman, 21st Century
13:45 - 14:30
Conversation: The future of Talent
Zanele Dintwa, People Lead, Aon AND Jeff Phiri, Talent Director, DHL AND Terence Taylor, Talent Development Consultant
14:30 - 15:00
AI in Talent Development: Capitalise on the AI revolution to transform the way you work, learn and live
Brad Shorkend, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Still Human
15:10 - 15:50
International closing keynote: 21 more Jobs of the future
Robert Brown, Vice President: Centre for the Future of Work, Cognizant
Robert Hoyle Brown
16:00 - Close of conference
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.
Robert Hoyle Brown
Robert Hoyle Brown
Vice president: Centre for the future of work, Cognizant
Robert Hoyle Brown is a Vice President in Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work and drives strategy and market outreach for Cognizant’s Business Process Services business unit. He is also a regular contributor to the CFoW blog. Prior to joining Cognizant, he was Managing Vice President of the Business and Applications Services team at Gartner, and as a research analyst, he was a recognized subject matter expert in BPO, cloud services/BPaaS and HR services. Robert also held roles at Hewlett-Packard and G2 Research, a boutique outsourcing research firm in Silicon Valley. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and, prior to his graduation, attended the London School of Economics as a Hansard Scholar.

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