HR Indaba Programme

DAY TWO

17 October 2019

Boardroom 1

Thursday, October 17, 2019

8:00

Registration

8:00 - 10:00

10:00

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.

10:00 - 10:45

Speaker: Sifikile Zondi, Head of Learning and Development, Ster-Kinekor

 

Knowledge and skills are by far the most valuable assets available to any organisation. They determine our success and our competitive advantage. Even more so in this age of rapid change and disruption. Do you feel that there is untapped potential in your team? Do you have the tools to do something about it? Join one of SA’s most talented learning and development leaders Sifikile Zondi for a roller coaster ride in the world of learning. His experience, insights and ideas will help you in your treasure hunt for that gemstone we call knowledge.

11:00

Discover why disability inclusion is good for business

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Lesa Bradshaw, Disability Inclusion Specialist, Bradshaw LeRoux Consulting

 

A recent survey by the World Health Organisation in 51 countries reveals a 52.8% employment rate of males with a disability and 19.6% for women with a disability. And South Africa is far behind in terms of its representation of persons with a disability in the workplace, regardless of gender. South African employers report that only 1.3% of our workforce at Professional and Management levels comprise Persons with a Disability, and 0,9% of our Semi-skilled and Unskilled Occupational Levels. The results reflect that South African employers are moving in the wrong direction despite the massively increased focus on achieving compliance and investing in Skills Development.

13:00

If you don’t do politics, politics will do you

13:00 - 13:45

Speaker: Niven Postma MD, Niven Postma Inc.

 

Numerous studies have shown that political intelligence is the best overall predictor of job performance and career success. People with political intelligence do better in gaining personal power, advancing their career, managing career and job stress and impacting organisational outcomes. And yet, how many times have you said: “Things would be so much better around here if it weren’t for the politics!” Niven Postma will explain why corporate organisational politics are inevitable and how you can manoeuvre them well and ethically as a critical ingredient for your career success.

14:00

Medication or meditation: How to future-proof productivity

14:00 - 14:45

Speakers: Barbara Parker and Alexandra Hadfield, Stress Executives Meditation for Business

 

As an HR professional you are dealing with a workforce that is becoming functionally unemployable due to stress and stress-related illnesses. Stress is on the rise! 21st Century workers are facing a unique form of stress in their private and professional lives – and we are struggling to cope. Many turn to medication … and yet the solution is so simple. Join Stress Executives Barbara Parker and Alexandra Hadfield to explore the Neuroscience of Stress and how meditation can unlock your own resilience skills. During this session Meditation for Business will introduce you to the tools that will help you turn a barely coping workforce into a thriving team of productive employees.

15:00

WORKDAY Session 2

15:00 - 15:45

16:00

Networking

16:00 - 17:00

Boardroom 2

Thursday, October 17, 2019

8:00

Registration

8:00 - 10:00

10:00

10:00 - 10:45

Speakers: Ndivhu Nepfumbada HR Director Africa Transunion and Alice Bhebhe Executive Director Human Resources, Pearson

The value of any HR leader rests highly on his or her ability to support other leaders while bringing them along in executing a people strategy that is aligned with the business vision. HR leaders need to be a business leader and at the same time the steward of the needs and wellbeing of all employees. Alice Bhebhe, Executive Diretor of HR at Pearson and Ndivhu Nepfumbada, HR director of Transunion talk about what makes the difference between a good HR leader and a great one.

11:00

11:00 - 11:45

13:00

The challenges faced by female professionals - the underrepresentation of women in senior management roles.

13:00 - 13:45

Speakers: Candice Watson HR Director BAT, Ndivhu Nepfumbada HR Director Africa, Transunion and Malisha Awunor HR Director BHBW South Africa

Recent research suggests that having women in positions at executive level not only boosts net margins but improves overall company performance by, in some cases, as much as 15%. However, as much as we build talent pipelines for our organisations and have succession plans for years on end, 95 percent of senior management roles throughout the country are still held by men.
Therefore we don't have the right mix of voices around the decision-making tables.In this session Candice Watson (HR Director BAT), Ndivhu Nepfumbada (HR Director Africa Transunion) and Malisha Awunor (HR Director BHBW South Africa) try to formulate the answers based on their own personal experiences and professional insights.

14:00

It takes Courage, Curiosity and Care

14:00 - 14:45

Speakers: Fergus Marupen Grou Head HR, Sappi and Malisha Awunor HR Director BHBW South Africa

What does it take to make a difference? Not just for your company, but for your colleagues, your local communities and even your country? Fergus Marupen (Group Head - Human Resources Sappi) and Malisha Awunor (HR director BHBW South Africa) share their personal stories about their efforts to try and rise above the regular tasks and responsibilities of HR. Are you ready to jump over your own shadow?

15:00

If you don’t do politics, politics will do you

15:00 - 15:45

Speakers: Sthembiso Phakathi Group Head Organisational Effectiveness Absa Group and Niven Postma MD, Niven Postma Inc.

Numerous studies have shown that political intelligence is the best overall predictor of job performance and career success. People with political intelligence do better in gaining personal power, advancing their career, managing career and job stress and impacting organisational outcomes. And yet, how many times have you said: “Things would be so much better around here if it weren’t for the politics!” Niven Postma will explain why corporate organisational politics are inevitable and how you can manoeuvre them well and ethically as a critical ingredient for your career success.

16:00

Networking

16:00 - 17:00

Boardroom 3

Thursday, October 17, 2019

8:00

8:00 - 10:00

10:00

10:00 - 10:45

Speakers: Ndivhu Nepfumbada HR Director Africa Transunion and Alice Bhebhe Executive Director Human Resources, Pearson

The value of any HR leader rests highly on his or her ability to support other leaders while bringing them along in executing a people strategy that is aligned with the business vision. HR leaders need to be a business leader and at the same time the steward of the needs and wellbeing of all employees. Alice Bhebhe, Executive Diretor of HR at Pearson and Ndivhu Nepfumbada, HR director of Transunion talk about what makes the difference between a good HR leader and a great one.

11:00

11:00 - 11:45

13:00

13:00 - 13:45

Speakers: Candice Watson HR Director BAT, Ndivhu Nepfumbada HR Director Africa, Transunion and Malisha Awunor HR Director BHBW South Africa

Recent research suggests that having women in positions at executive level not only boosts net margins but improves overall company performance by, in some cases, as much as 15%. However, as much as we build talent pipelines for our organisations and have succession plans for years on end, 95 percent of senior management roles throughout the country are still held by men.
Therefore we don't have the right mix of voices around the decision-making tables.In this session Candice Watson (HR Director BAT), Ndivhu Nepfumbada (HR Director Africa Transunion) and Malisha Awunor (HR Director BHBW South Africa) try to formulate the answers based on their own personal experiences and professional insights.

14:00

14:00 - 14:45

Speakers: Fergus Marupen Grou Head HR, Sappi and Malisha Awunor HR Director BHBW South Africa

What does it take to make a difference? Not just for your company, but for your colleagues, your local communities and even your country? Fergus Marupen (Group Head - Human Resources Sappi) and Malisha Awunor (HR director BHBW South Africa) share their personal stories about their efforts to try and rise above the regular tasks and responsibilities of HR. Are you ready to jump over your own shadow?

15:00

15:00 - 15:45

Speakers: Sthembiso Phakathi Group Head Organisational Effectiveness Absa Group and Niven Postma MD, Niven Postma Inc.

Numerous studies have shown that political intelligence is the best overall predictor of job performance and career success. People with political intelligence do better in gaining personal power, advancing their career, managing career and job stress and impacting organisational outcomes. And yet, how many times have you said: “Things would be so much better around here if it weren’t for the politics!” Niven Postma will explain why corporate organisational politics are inevitable and how you can manoeuvre them well and ethically as a critical ingredient for your career success.

Boardroom 4

Thursday, October 17, 2019

8:00

8:00 - 10:00

10:00

10:00 - 10:45

Speakers: Ndivhu Nepfumbada HR Director Africa Transunion and Alice Bhebhe Executive Director Human Resources, Pearson

The value of any HR leader rests highly on his or her ability to support other leaders while bringing them along in executing a people strategy that is aligned with the business vision. HR leaders need to be a business leader and at the same time the steward of the needs and wellbeing of all employees. Alice Bhebhe, Executive Diretor of HR at Pearson and Ndivhu Nepfumbada, HR director of Transunion talk about what makes the difference between a good HR leader and a great one.

11:00

11:00 - 11:45

13:00

13:00 - 13:45

Speakers: Candice Watson HR Director BAT, Ndivhu Nepfumbada HR Director Africa, Transunion and Malisha Awunor HR Director BHBW South Africa

Recent research suggests that having women in positions at executive level not only boosts net margins but improves overall company performance by, in some cases, as much as 15%. However, as much as we build talent pipelines for our organisations and have succession plans for years on end, 95 percent of senior management roles throughout the country are still held by men.
Therefore we don't have the right mix of voices around the decision-making tables.In this session Candice Watson (HR Director BAT), Ndivhu Nepfumbada (HR Director Africa Transunion) and Malisha Awunor (HR Director BHBW South Africa) try to formulate the answers based on their own personal experiences and professional insights.

14:00

14:00 - 14:45

Speakers: Fergus Marupen Grou Head HR, Sappi and Malisha Awunor HR Director BHBW South Africa

What does it take to make a difference? Not just for your company, but for your colleagues, your local communities and even your country? Fergus Marupen (Group Head - Human Resources Sappi) and Malisha Awunor (HR director BHBW South Africa) share their personal stories about their efforts to try and rise above the regular tasks and responsibilities of HR. Are you ready to jump over your own shadow?

15:00

15:00 - 15:45

Speakers: Sthembiso Phakathi Group Head Organisational Effectiveness Absa Group and Niven Postma MD, Niven Postma Inc.

Numerous studies have shown that political intelligence is the best overall predictor of job performance and career success. People with political intelligence do better in gaining personal power, advancing their career, managing career and job stress and impacting organisational outcomes. And yet, how many times have you said: “Things would be so much better around here if it weren’t for the politics!” Niven Postma will explain why corporate organisational politics are inevitable and how you can manoeuvre them well and ethically as a critical ingredient for your career success.

Boardroom 5

Thursday, October 17, 2019

8:00

8:00 - 10:00

10:00

10:00 - 10:45

Speakers: Ndivhu Nepfumbada HR Director Africa Transunion and Alice Bhebhe Executive Director Human Resources, Pearson

The value of any HR leader rests highly on his or her ability to support other leaders while bringing them along in executing a people strategy that is aligned with the business vision. HR leaders need to be a business leader and at the same time the steward of the needs and wellbeing of all employees. Alice Bhebhe, Executive Diretor of HR at Pearson and Ndivhu Nepfumbada, HR director of Transunion talk about what makes the difference between a good HR leader and a great one.

11:00

11:00 - 11:45

13:00

13:00 - 13:45

Speakers: Candice Watson HR Director BAT, Ndivhu Nepfumbada HR Director Africa, Transunion and Malisha Awunor HR Director BHBW South Africa

Recent research suggests that having women in positions at executive level not only boosts net margins but improves overall company performance by, in some cases, as much as 15%. However, as much as we build talent pipelines for our organisations and have succession plans for years on end, 95 percent of senior management roles throughout the country are still held by men.
Therefore we don't have the right mix of voices around the decision-making tables.In this session Candice Watson (HR Director BAT), Ndivhu Nepfumbada (HR Director Africa Transunion) and Malisha Awunor (HR Director BHBW South Africa) try to formulate the answers based on their own personal experiences and professional insights.

14:00

14:00 - 14:45

Speakers: Fergus Marupen Grou Head HR, Sappi and Malisha Awunor HR Director BHBW South Africa

What does it take to make a difference? Not just for your company, but for your colleagues, your local communities and even your country? Fergus Marupen (Group Head - Human Resources Sappi) and Malisha Awunor (HR director BHBW South Africa) share their personal stories about their efforts to try and rise above the regular tasks and responsibilities of HR. Are you ready to jump over your own shadow?

15:00

15:00 - 15:45

Speakers: Sthembiso Phakathi Group Head Organisational Effectiveness Absa Group and Niven Postma MD, Niven Postma Inc.

Numerous studies have shown that political intelligence is the best overall predictor of job performance and career success. People with political intelligence do better in gaining personal power, advancing their career, managing career and job stress and impacting organisational outcomes. And yet, how many times have you said: “Things would be so much better around here if it weren’t for the politics!” Niven Postma will explain why corporate organisational politics are inevitable and how you can manoeuvre them well and ethically as a critical ingredient for your career success.

Boardroom 6

Thursday, October 17, 2019

8:00

8:00 - 10:00

10:00

10:00 - 10:45

Speakers: Ndivhu Nepfumbada HR Director Africa Transunion and Alice Bhebhe Executive Director Human Resources, Pearson

The value of any HR leader rests highly on his or her ability to support other leaders while bringing them along in executing a people strategy that is aligned with the business vision. HR leaders need to be a business leader and at the same time the steward of the needs and wellbeing of all employees. Alice Bhebhe, Executive Diretor of HR at Pearson and Ndivhu Nepfumbada, HR director of Transunion talk about what makes the difference between a good HR leader and a great one.

11:00

11:00 - 11:45

13:00

13:00 - 13:45

Speakers: Candice Watson HR Director BAT, Ndivhu Nepfumbada HR Director Africa, Transunion and Malisha Awunor HR Director BHBW South Africa

Recent research suggests that having women in positions at executive level not only boosts net margins but improves overall company performance by, in some cases, as much as 15%. However, as much as we build talent pipelines for our organisations and have succession plans for years on end, 95 percent of senior management roles throughout the country are still held by men.
Therefore we don't have the right mix of voices around the decision-making tables.In this session Candice Watson (HR Director BAT), Ndivhu Nepfumbada (HR Director Africa Transunion) and Malisha Awunor (HR Director BHBW South Africa) try to formulate the answers based on their own personal experiences and professional insights.

14:00

14:00 - 14:45

Speakers: Fergus Marupen Grou Head HR, Sappi and Malisha Awunor HR Director BHBW South Africa

What does it take to make a difference? Not just for your company, but for your colleagues, your local communities and even your country? Fergus Marupen (Group Head - Human Resources Sappi) and Malisha Awunor (HR director BHBW South Africa) share their personal stories about their efforts to try and rise above the regular tasks and responsibilities of HR. Are you ready to jump over your own shadow?

15:00

15:00 - 15:45

Speakers: Sthembiso Phakathi Group Head Organisational Effectiveness Absa Group and Niven Postma MD, Niven Postma Inc.

Numerous studies have shown that political intelligence is the best overall predictor of job performance and career success. People with political intelligence do better in gaining personal power, advancing their career, managing career and job stress and impacting organisational outcomes. And yet, how many times have you said: “Things would be so much better around here if it weren’t for the politics!” Niven Postma will explain why corporate organisational politics are inevitable and how you can manoeuvre them well and ethically as a critical ingredient for your career success.