7 - 10 May 2017
CPD will be available for HPCSA and SABPP
10% discount for groups of 4 or more
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.
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.
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.
Registration from 14:00
Welcome function (included in the registration fee)
Full day sessions
Dinner (optional extra)
Full day sessions
Gala dinner (included in the registration fee)
Half day sessions
Ending with lunch
Depart or stay an extra night
Marie de Beer
Gerrie and Melanie Jacobs