According to the International Monetary Fund Sub-Saharan Africa will have more people joining the labour force in 20 years’ time than the rest of the world combined!
This is a major opportunity for growth, especially considering most other developed countries are experiencing a ‘greying’ of the workforce. However, if we fail to create sufficient jobs, severe economic and social problems could result.
This conference is not about what government should be doing to meet this challenge, but rather how organisations looking to expand and those that already have a foothold will respond. These organisations and their HR functions can expect serious competition for scarce skills as well as a huge need for effective people development capabilities in the future…
Synthesise the best insights, from local and international business leaders, researchers and people practitioners, to deal with Africa’s HR challenges now and in the future.
Marie de Beer
Gerrie and Melanie Jacobs
Topic: Celebrating people development in Botswana
Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba is the Former Deputy Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat, where she spent her two terms from 2008 to 2014 overseeing human rights, political, legal and constitutional, and youth affairs of the Commonwealth. Amongst other things, she was responsible for restructuring the Youth division and integrating youth in political, development and entrepreneurial processes, as well as providing support for youth-led and other initiatives to those ends.
Topic: Business Coaching: What is it, and does it work?
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 (1995) degree. Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he has been Professor of Psychology at University College London since 1992.
Topic: Personality, Leadership, and Organizational Effectiveness
Dr. Hogan is world-renowned expert on personality assessment, leadership, and organisational effectiveness. He is widely credited with demonstrating how personality factors influence organisational effectiveness in a variety of areas, ranging from organisational climate and leadership to selection and effective team performance.
Topic: Entrepreneur vs. Leader: Transitioning from start up to established business
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 improve the quality of life for individuals and communities around the world.
Topic: Developing a learner appraisal assessment system for use in an emerging country school system.
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), National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE), and the American Rehabilitation Counselling Association Research Award (2007).
Topic: Career and Life Design interventions for “Transforming our World”
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 and Vocational Counseling), a department of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM: National Conservatory of Applied Technologies) in Paris, France.
Leon van Vuuren
Topic: Once upon a time … From leadership ethical courage to stories to culture.
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 he taught industrial psychology and business and professional ethics for 26 years.