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Junior HR Professional Conference 2019

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Two day Conference 
21 and 22 August 2019
Cape Town


This conference explores the objectives of the modern HR Assistant role and the skills that today’s HR Assistant must master. You will learn techniques for adding significant value to your role and strategies for managing and organising multiple tasks, while building productive working relationships with other departments in your organisation. You will learn how to identify shifting priorities without being told and how to time manage your own workload.

This dynamic two-day conference will give you a solid grounding in the key essentials and benchmarks for human resource management. It will also give you the tools you need to stay one step ahead of changing regulations and accepted best practices. If you’re looking to grow your career within the HR profession, then this is one conference you can’t afford to miss!

By attending the HR Assistant Conference you’ll upskill yourself by learning:

  • How to provide a service to line management
  • How to find and hire the very best employees
  • How to handle difficult people in different situations
  • About data analytics and meaningful reports
  • How to develop, write and implement clear and concise policies and procedures
  • What you must have in a comprehensive job description and job profile
  • How to design an onboarding framework
  • How to conduct insightful exit interviews
  • About the HR Value Chain and your role in the overall strategy
  • How to deal with grievance and disciplinary issues
  • The principles of time management
  • How to influence when you don’t have authority
  • How to deal with sexual harassment cases in your organisation
  • How to negotiate with someone more powerful than you
  • How to communicate effectively across cultures
  • And more!

Who should attend:

  • HR Assistants
  • Admin Assistants
  • Personnel Officers
  • HR Personnel


For more information about the Seminar, please contact Katie van der Schyff on katie@knowres.co.za or +27 11 706 6009.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY ONE • 21 AUGUST 2019

07:30–08:30 Welcome and Registration | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff

08:30–09:15

Managing your HR career

Marius Meyer,
Chairperson of SABPP and an HR Academic in the Department of Industrial Psychology at Stellenbosch University

09:15–10:00

Understanding the HR Value Chain and your role in the overall strategy

Whita Tunyiswa, Head of Human Capital, HomeChoice Holdings

10:00–10:30 Morning Break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry

10:30–11:15

Understanding data analytics: HRIS and meaningful data

Lee Watts, Human Resources Business Partner, Travelstart
11:15–12:00

The role of the HRBP: Providing a service to line management

Dave is an Executive Consultant associated with both 21st Century, a leading Remuneration and Organisation Development Consultancy, and the Semco Style Institute of South Africa

12:00–12:45

Finding and hiring the very best employees

Shadlyn Sadan, Group HR Manager, Sun Slots

12:45–13:30 Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

13:30–14:30

Handling employee conflict and difficult situations with complete confidence

Luc Van der Hofstadt, Executive Business Coach, Keynote Speaker,Country Director of Mentally Fit South Africa

14:30–15:30

Employee Policy Manuals

Kim Filies, Director, Gray Feather

15:30 Wrap up and close of day one

 

DAY TWO • 22 AUGUST 2019

07:30–08:30 Registration | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff

08:30–09:15

Job descriptions and job profiles

Bronwyn Ward, Independent Consultant, Wynnbro People Management
09:15–10:00

Implementing a well-designed onboarding programme to guide new employees through their first few months in the company

Dr Salomé Van Coller-Peter, Head of MPhil in Management Coaching, University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) and Executive Coach


10:00–10:30 Morning Break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry

10:30–11:15

Conducting insightful exit interviews

Alice Bhebhe, Executive Director of HR, Pearson SA
11:15–12:00

Dealing with grievance and disciplinary issues

Bronwyn Ward,
Independent Consultant, Wynnbro People Management

12:00–12:45

Project management processes

Nathan Pillay, Head Human Capital: Public Sector Health, MMI Holdings

12:45–13:30 Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal

13:30–14:15

Developing personal productivity and a credible brand

Ashnie Muthusamy, Group Talent Manager, Sun International (Author of Succession Management, published by KR)

14:15–15:00

Creating a problem-solving strategy using negotiation skills

Barry Matthews, Managing Partner, BMC

15:00 –15:15 End of Conference | refreshments and networking

SPEAKERS

Marius Meyer, Chairperson of SABPP and an HR Academic in the Department of Industrial Psychology at Stellenbosch University
Marius has been an HR practitioner, consultant, conference speaker, academic, board member and manager for the past 25 years. In 2018 he received an honorary doctoral degree from the Vaal University of Technology for his contribution to the HR profession, in particular for his pioneering work in the area of HR Standards.
Whita Tunyiswa, Head of Human Capital, HomeChoice Holdings Limited
Partnering executives and their heads of departments on all strategic and operational requirements. Her operations experience is a great advantage in her role. Whita has a great understanding of financial services operations.
Lee Watts, Human Resources Business Partner, Travelstart
"An HR Business Partner & People Operations Consultant working within High Performance Cultures for Commerce and E-Commerce business sectors. He began his career working for a small Multinational Venture Capitalist company, engaging in Capital Growth Based Investments, primarily in property and financial services. Since then, he has worked for two listed entities within several of their subsidiaries, one on the AIMS market in the United Kingdom and the other on the JSE in South Africa. He has a passion for HR, Technology, and People Analytics. Most recently he won South Africa's "HR Rising Star" at the Future of HR Summit sponsored by Topco media, Careers 24 and SABC. He has contributed to thought leadership via published articles, as well as the development of future fit HR practices via collaborative efforts including: Stellenbosch University, bizcommunity.com, DisruptHR, Travelstart's Talent Factory and The UCT Careers Cafe. He is Currently: "Kicking Butt and Taking Names" with Travelstart, Africa's leading Online Travel Agency."
Shadlyn Sadan – Group HR Manager: Sun Slots (a division of Sun International)
Shadlyn is currently the Group HR Manager for Sun Slots and a member of the Sun Slots Leadership Team. She has been in the group for 7 years, and previously held the position of HR Executive for Metropolitan Health Group. Shadlyn holds a Btech in Human Resources, Post Grad Diploma in Management Practice and is currently completing her Masters.
Alice Bhebhe, Executive Director of HR, Pearson SA
Alice Bhebhe is the Executive Director for Human Resources. In this role she works with the business leaders to create an empowering culture to ensure that the right people are recruited, and develops the required competencies to help position Pearson South Africa team to collaboratively deliver the strategy. Alice is passionate about helping businesses make the most of their resources and talent and helping individuals make the most of their careers. Alice has a strong belief that people are at the core of Pearson South Africa’s success. Having worked predominantly in Retail and Financial Services she brings great experience in managing organisational transformation and talent management. She holds a BA Degree majoring in English and Philosophy from the University of Zimbabwe, a Certificate in Marketing and Public Relations from London Chamber of Commerce and a Strategic HR Certificate from the Stellenbosch Business School.
Luc Van der Hofstadt, Executive Business Coach and Country Director Mentally Fit Institute South Africa
Luc Van der Hofstadt is an Executive Business Coach at the Mentally Fit Institute since 2000. He holds a Masters in Laws from the University of Antwerp (Belgium), is a Certified Coach from the Institute of Neurocognitivism and is a Belbin Team Role Accredited Trainer. As a sports and executive coach, Luc uses powerful sports metaphors to coach individuals, teams and organizations to reach sustainable performance. He teaches at various international Business Schools such as Insead Paris and is co-author of the book “Management Assistant”. He regularly directs team and individual coaching sessions for Executive Committees, Managers and Individuals for corporate and institutional clients in various countries around the world. As an international facilitator and motivational speaker, Luc coaches and inspires on team dynamics, advices individuals, leaders and managers how to manage their own energy, their team members’ energy and their organisational energy in our diverse world. He also manages the Mentally Fit Institute South Africa which he founded.
Bronwyn Ward, Independent Consultant, Wynnbro People Management
Bronwyn Ward has a career spanning some20 years as a Human Resources generalist. Currently an independent consultant, she brings to her clients her expertise across all areas of HR practice including HR strategy, labour relations, remuneration and reward and employee benefits administration, as well as guiding, mentoring and supervising clients' own HR employees. She has recently grown her service offering to include Organisational Development and Leadership Coaching. She is passionate about the HR industry, and especially about mentoring and growing young talent entering this field.
Ashnie Muthusamy, Group Talent Manager, Sun International (Author of Succession Management, published by KR)
Ashnie Muthusamy has an educational background in Psychology, HR, and a Master’s degree in Leadership. She has headed various HR specialist roles in large organisations such as Absa and Nedbank. Ashnie is passionate about Employee Branding, Employee Engagement and Talent Management and is presently the Group Talent Manager for Sun International where she has been working for the past 7 years. She is the author of Succession Management, published by Knowledge Resources (KR) in 2018.
Kim Filies, Director, Gray Feather
"Kim Filies has more than twenty-two years’ experience in the HR field working across many industries. Holding a Master’s Degree in Industrial Psychology and having worked in both generalist HR and specialist roles, Kim has a wealth of both strategic and practical implementation experience. Kim has worked with SMME’s and large, global organisations in a HR consulting capacity and has managed to contribute to their success. She is passionate about enabling business to implement the most efficient people practices to drive business success whilst maintaining employee engagement. Kim’s core capabilities include HR strategy and operating model design, Learning design and management, Organisational design and development, Integrated talent management solutions, Remuneration and benefits, Labour relations and Labour Law compliance (including policy development).
Nathan Pillay, Head Human Capital: Public Sector Health, MMI Holdings
Experienced Head with a demonstrated history of over 14 years of working in various sectors, including the financial services, medical aid administration, banking, retail and recruitment industries. Skilled in Career Development, HR Consulting, Coaching, Executive Search, and Generalist Human Capital Management. Strong professional with a B Comm focused in Human Resource Management from Stellenbosch University, coupled with a Higher Certificate in Organisation Development and Change and an ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Talent (ICP-TAL).
Barry Matthews, Managing Partner, BMC
Barry is the Managing Partner at BMC, a Human Resources Consulting firm. BMC mainly focuses on strategic advisory and implementation, strategic talent search and specialised training interventions. He has 21 years of experience managing Human Resources in a variety of roles for international corporations, including at the executive level, and as a consultant. Further to this he assisted organisations to improve diversity, mentoring, coaching, employee relations, conflict management. Before that, Barry spent nearly 14 years as HR Executive for a leading producer of wine and spirits that are based in South Africa but has an extensive global reach. Barry has a BA Law degree from the University of Western Cape, a BA Honours Industrial Psychology-Labour Relations degree from the University of Stellenbosch, and an Executive MBA degree from the University of Cape Town and completed a Leadership Program at IMD in Lausanne Switzerland.
Dave is an Executive Consultant associated with both 21st Century, a leading Remuneration and Organisation Development Consultancy, and the Semco Style Institute of South Africa
Dave is an Executive Consultant associated with both 21st Century, a leading Remuneration and Organisation Development Consultancy, and the Semco Style Institute of South Africa where he is a Certified Semco Style Consultant. Previously he held senior positions in Human Resources and Organisation Effectiveness at inter alia the University of Cape Town, Tiger Brands and Woolworths (South Africa). Dave has an MBL - People Management from Unisa and recently completed a Bachelors degree in Knowledge and Information Management at the University of Stellenbosch. He is a registered Industrial Psychologist. He is also editor of a book entitled “The Role of the Chief Human Resource Officer” under the auspices of Knowledge Resources.
Dr Salomé Van Coller-Peter, Head of MPhil in Management Coaching, University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) and Executive Coach
Dr Van Coller-Peter is a registered industrial psychologist and professional coach. She works in conjunction with her clients to determine strategy and achieve alignment of vision, values and performance. She holds an MCom in Industrial Psychology (University of Johannesburg) and a Doctorate in Coaching (Middlesex University, London). She is head of the MPhil in Management Coaching at the University of Stellenbosch Business School and author of the book Coaching leadership teams: Getting organisational culture aligned. She also runs a professional coaching-practice, specializing in team-coaching and coaching-cultures. Salome works with Leadership Teams to translate their values into action for Sustainable Culture shifts and subsequently better performance and bottom-line-results.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Would you like the opportunity to market your company’s products and services to delegates at this conference?

For information on sponsorships and exhibitions please contact Katie van der Schyff katie@knowres.co.za
   
   
   

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REGISTRATION FEES
  Price
21-22 August 2019 - Junior HR Professional Conference
R7 000.00 Excl.VAT

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and conference material
SETA grants and accreditation requirements
Many of our delegates enquire about the accreditation of our events. There is a misconception that organisations qualify for SETA grants only for accredited programmes. This is not correct. The payment of SETA grants is regulated by the Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, no. 35940. These Regulations clearly state that the SETAs “must allocate a mandatory grant to a levy paying employer” that has submitted a WSP and ATR by the regulated date, has provided all the information required in the regulated template, and is up to date with skills levy payments. Furthermore, the template in the Regulations (Section C: Skills Development) allows employers to include ALL planned training in the report; not only accredited programmes.
 
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SPECIAL OFFERS

  • Register for 3 people and the 4th person attends free of charge!
  • Special discount for registered NPO’s, small businesses (30 or less employees) & full-time lecturers at universities – contact us for more information!

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