Mike is a communications veteran in the field of the South African skills development landscape with an interest in workplace learning and how this can be simplified and upscaled to reduce poverty through job creation. Communication, linkages and advocacy in the workplace learning field are my primary skills. He is interested in finding and supporting more sustainable ways of distributing wealth through technologies such as the block chain and other distributed, non-hierarchical networks.
Leon is the HR Director for Bidvest TMS Industrial Services. He has a passion for learning and development. He is a registered with SABPP as a Master HR Professional. He is also a member of University of Johannesburg Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management research committee He is a Master of Philosophy and holds Post Graduate Diploma specializing in Management Practice – University of Cape Town.
Gerard has 16 years of experience in Human Resources Management as a Manager and HR Head; 12 years and 4 years in dependent consulting. He is a Chartered Human Resources Practitioner (CHRP) and Accredited HR Auditor with SABPP. He has audited South African Roads Agency (SANRAL) in Pretoria and Interstate Bus lines in Free State.
Anita Bosch is the lead researcher of the Women in the Workplace research programme and an Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg. Her industry and research background allows Anita to assist companies with evidence-based gender and diversity strategies. She integrates collaborative and dialogue-based change processes with women’s identity and leadership development. Anita received training from Otto Scharmer of MIT in Presencing, and her skills in Appreciative Inquiry, World/Knowledge Café and Open Space Technology provides her with a range of group processes to complement her gender knowledge. She is the editor for Africa of the academic journal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – An International Journal and the editor for the annual Women’s Report of the SA Board for People Practices. Anita holds a PhD from the School of Management at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom).
Bronwyn’s background is in Industrial Psychology with 13 years of change management experience, both as a consultant and as a permanent employee, whilst working across the utilities, mining, banking and procurement industries. Her current strategic change management role focuses on transformational change pertaining to large system implementations, employee engagement, restructures, leadership development, performance management, reward and recognition, training, innovation and customer service. Bronwyn’s passion for aligning people to strategic intent to realise business benefits is most significant to her company and she has been able to influence sustainable behavioural change. She has been one of the directors for the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) Africa Chapter since January 2015 and currently chairs the board. She sees this volunteer role as instrumental in advancing the discipline of change management in South Africa which is another one of her passions.
Renjini Joseph is an HRM Lecturer and Qualification Leader for the Undergraduate HRM qualifications in the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management at the University of Johannesburg. She is also the Chairperson of the Human Resource Universities Forum. Renjini has more than 6 years of lecturing, facilitation, training, corporate and consulting experience. As Qualification Leader, Renjini focuses on managing and improving the quality of several qualifications at UJ, thus contributing towards her passion of elevating the profession of HRM and its role in the organisation. Her engineering background and HRM experience, both in corporate and consulting, has enabled her to introduce technology in HRM teaching and learning and to further build up systems and processes within the learning and teaching environment. She has presented in several national and international conferences and written articles in scholarly and popular journals. Renjini is currently working on developing an IT competency framework for entry-level HRM professionals as part of her doctoral studies.
Sakkie started his working career in 1975 and completed his Agriculture Diploma at Potchefstroom Agriculture College in 1980. Thereafter he completed his IPM Diploma from the Institute of Personnel Management in 1984, and his BA Degree at the University of Pretoria in 1991 followed by his HRD (Hons) at RAU in 1998. He is currently busy with his MPhil in Human Resources at the University of Pretoria. He is registered as a Chartered HR Practitioner (in the category of Generalist as well as in Learning & Development). He serves as a mentor for the SABPP and served as a member on the Board of the SABPP. He was also the acting ETQA Manager for the SABPP. He has over 40 years’ operational experience. He served in the public and private sector on various management levels. He worked in industries such as Agriculture, Mining Industry, Construction, Electrical Industry and ETD. He is also involved in the Higher Education since 2008 at the University of Pretoria, UNISA and North-West University.
“HR is a profession” says Sakkie, “and the current HR Standards, competency models and work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities pose major challenges to HR practitioners, including HR prospects.”
Clifford is a researcher in the department of Industrial Psychology at the University of Fort Hare. His research interests include employability, career success, HR competencies, and positive psychology. He is currently enrolled for his PhD in Industrial Psychology.
Elizabeth spent much of her career in senior HR positions in many different countries largely in the developing world. She was latterly the Head of HR for the Standard Bank Group. She now works as a Consultant in sub Saharan Africa supporting businesses in developing and implementing their HR strategies and on organisational design. She is also a Lead Auditor on the SABPP HR Standards, an Executive Coach and a facilitator on leadership development programmes. She is passionate about enhancing Human Resources as a profession and in ensuring effective corporate leadership.
Employed at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology since October 2003 as a lecturer. Fulfilled various secondments within Faculty of Business namely, Acting Manager for Unit of Academic Advancement, Planning and Quality Assurance (September – November 2012); Teaching & Learning Coordinator (April – June 2013) and appointed as Head of Department for Human Resources Management (since January 2014). National Chair for Human Resource Universities Forum (April 2013 – October 2015). Council of Higher Education Evaluator. Registered with SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) as a Chartered HR Professional in Learning and Development. Areas of specialisation include Human Resource Development, Labour Relations and Employee Wellness (doctoral research).