People Development in Africa
Skukuza Rest Camp, The Kruger National Park, South Africa

Next Conference
7 - 10 May 2017

CPD will be available for HPCSA and SABPP
10% discount for groups of 4 or more




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JvR Africa Group presents: The 2nd People Development in Africa Conference


Many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have recently come through a rather difficult economic period. Severe fluctuations in local currencies, depressed commodity prices and sluggish demand from the region’s largest trading partners, China and Europe, have put pressure on many of the region’s economies.

Economists predict that the way forward will not be any easier for many emerging markets across the world, including those in Africa. But the picture is not entirely bleak. Africa remains a continent of opportunity and growth and its long-term potential continues to be attractive to investors.

However, as the World Bank has consistently recognised, learning and skills development remains a key constraint in driving growth and economic development in Africa. The fast and effective transfer and development of critical skills in areas such as leadership, management, safety, innovation and resilience will play an invaluable role in the sustained development of the continent and its human capital.

About the Conference


In 2015 the JvR Africa Group hosted the first conference focusing on people development in Africa. Business leaders, HR managers, I/O professionals, coaches, entrepreneurs, expatriates, academics and educators participated. In 2017 the JvR Africa Group will host the second conference, to continue the discussions around the challenges companies face in Africa, as well as present research and case studies of successful / unsuccessful HR interventions on the continent.

Our Sponsors


Our Mission


To create a network of like-minded individuals, who are passionate about the potential of people in Africa and the developing world to create sustainable opportunities for business, investment and economic growth. We believe that by synthesising the best of local culture and practices with that of world class human capital management practices, developing nations may overcome a key constraint to their growth.

What can you expect from this conference?


  • To learn about existing and innovative initiatives to fast track people development, particularly those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • To be guided by experts on newest research and insights on safety behaviour, entrepreneurship, innovation (also disruptive innovation), HR strategies, management and leadership and what the implications thereof are for the developing world.
  • Have an opportunity, not only to learn, share experience and gain insight, but also to network with experts and align your people development initiatives with best practice.
  • Be the first to hear about innovative research done in terms of people development in Africa and the developing world.

Basic Programme


Sunday – 7th May 2017

Registration from 14:00
Welcome function (included in the registration fee)

Monday – 8th May 2017

Full day sessions
Dinner (optional extra)

Tuesday – 9th May 2017

Full day sessions
Gala dinner (included in the registration fee)

Wednesday – 10th May 2017

Half day sessions
Ending with lunch
Depart or stay an extra night

Feedback on the 2015 Event


Excellent conference and an excellent experience. WELL DONE

Liza-Marie Vermeulen

5.0
2016-07-25T12:49:54+00:00

Liza-Marie Vermeulen

“Excellent conference and an excellent experience. WELL DONE”
Great time-out to reflect and network with peer professionals.

Andrew Johnson

5.0
2016-07-25T12:44:24+00:00

Andrew Johnson

“Great time-out to reflect and network with peer professionals.”
Nothing but praise and congratulations for a really memorable event

Geoff Trickey

5.0
2016-07-25T12:47:10+00:00

Geoff Trickey

“Nothing but praise and congratulations for a really memorable event”
Excellent content and wonderful location!

Marie de Beer

5.0
2016-07-25T11:32:25+00:00

Marie de Beer

“Excellent content and wonderful location!”
...it has been a professionally orchestrated, joyous and most memorable occasion. We can’t stop talking about the delegate pack, our conference bags (and its most enticing variety of items), the conference venue, the food, the programme, the drinks, the entertainment, the welcoming function, the boma event, the out-in-the-bush-evening, the keynote presentations, the music, other presentations, networking opportunities with various participants, the displays, the demonstrations, your friendliness and kindness – in fact the whole Congress. It was simply a flawless and magnificent occasion and we thoroughly enjoyed and learned a lot from it…we will aspire to see you at this event in 2017.


Gerrie and Melanie Jacobs

5.0
2016-07-25T11:31:23+00:00

Gerrie and Melanie Jacobs

“…it has been a professionally orchestrated, joyous and most memorable occasion. We can’t stop talking about the delegate pack, our conference bags (and its most enticing variety of items), the conference venue, the food, the programme, the drinks, the entertainment, the welcoming function, the boma event, the out-in-the-bush-evening, the keynote presentations, the music, other presentations,...
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2017 Conference Speakers


jeanguichard

Jean Guichard 
Topic: Career and Life Design interventions for “Transforming our World” About Jean Guichard  Jean Guichard is Emeritus Professor of Vocational Psychology and Career Counseling at the Institut National d’Etude du Travail et d’Orientation Professionnelle (INETOP: National Institute for the Study of Work ...
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Adrian Furnham

Adrian Furnham
Topic: Business Coaching: What is it, and does it work? About Adrian Furnham Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics where he obtained a distinction in a MSc Econ., and at Oxford University where he completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. He has subsequently earned a D.Sc (1991) and D.Litt ...
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Elias Mpofu

Elias Mpofu
Topic: Developing a learner appraisal assessment system for use in an emerging country school system. About Elias Mpofu: Elias Mpofu, Ph.D., DEd, CRC is a qualified rehabilitation counsellor and recipient of three international research awards in rehabilitation: Mary Switzer Distinguished Researcher Award (2008), ...
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Tomas Chamorro-Permuzic

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Over the past 15 years, Tomas has consulted to a range of clients, such as JP Morgan, HSBC, Yahoo!, MTV, Unilever, and the British Army. He has also made more than 70 television appearances, including the BBC, CNN, and Sky, and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review.
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Dr.Robert-Hogan

Robert Hogan
Dr. Hogan received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, specialising in personality assessment. He served as McFarlin Professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at The University of Tulsa for 17 years. He co-founded Hogan Assessments in 1987.
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Hazel-Wheldon

Hazel Wheldon
Hazel Wheldon is the President and Chief Operating Officer of MHS, Inc., a privately held publishing company specializing in the development and distribution of psychological assessments, most notably the EQ-I 2.0, the most widely used measure of emotional intelligence in the world. These assessments help to ...
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l van vuuren

Leon van Vuuren
Leon has held the position of Executive: Professional and Business Ethics at the Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA) since 1 July 2014. Prior to that he was a professor in Industrial Psychology in the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management (IPPM) at the University of Johannesburg where ...
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