Future Capability Development in Africa

Time

15H00 CAT

Date

16 February 2023

Location

Zoom

(link will be shared)

The skills required of employees are changing swiftly. Research suggests that the continuation of immanent technology could displace 3.3 million existing jobs in South Africa by 2030, yet it can also engender 4.5 million potential new jobs. Expectedly, this implicates significant workforce transitions in South Africa.

The already-existing challenge organisations face in identifying future-fit skills and securing critically skilled talent has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and a lack of future capabilities research within the African context.

The panel session intends to explore the future capabilities that are the most critical and in the shortest supply within the African context and identify the next steps for organisations to better respond to the needs of the business, particularly regarding the scalable development of future capabilities.

The panel will draw on the research concluded by the Work-Well Unit (NWU) on creating a Future Capabilities Index. Insights will be informed by the knowledge, findings and scenarios experienced by each panellist to allow listeners the opportunity to learn from real-life experiences, practical solutions and research efforts that have been applied.

About the speakers

Lome Koekemoer

Prof. Lome Koekemoer

Head of People Development

Yellow Seed Consulting

Associate Professor

North-West University

Prof. Lome Koekemoer is an Organisational Psychologist and Head of People Development at Yellowseed Consulting. She has over 15 years’ experience in the consulting industry working with clients such as Old Mutual, Massmart, Discovery, Afrox, Exxaro, Liberty and more. She has authored and co-authored many publications relating to the field of talent management, leadership development, innovation transformations and future skills. She is also an associate professor of practice at the North-West University and was honored as Industrial Psychology Practitioner of the year in 2020 by the Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology South Africa.

Phillip Tshikotshi

Vice President – Human Resources

Startek South Africa

| HR Leader of the year – Future of HR Awards, 2018| HR Director of the year – IPM, 2019|Young CHRO of the year – CHRO South Africa, 2022|

Phil’s current role as Vice President – Human Resources is to champion the people and culture strategy for all the Startek sites in South Africa while also serving as one of the Executive Committee (EXCO) members for the organisation.

He is passionate about talent development and invests most of his time in mentoring young leaders as well as driving the succession planning strategy.

Phil
Ryno Zeelie

Ryno Zeelie

Head of Learning and Development

Yellow Seed Consulting

Ryno is passionate about Psychology, Neuroscience, Learning & Content Development. With years of experience in learning content development and strategy, he is an inventive individual, who brings creativity and experience to any project.

Dr. Bouwer Jonker

Senior Lecturer (PhD)

NWU

Bouwer Jonker (PhD) is a senior lecturer in Industrial Psychology and Strategic Human Resource Management at the North-West University. He is also involved in research that aims to address current challenges in the new world of work. Bouwer published a number of academic articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he co-edited and authored chapters in the book: Developing soft skills for success: A guide for modern professionals. Bouwer’s managerial experience involve serving as a Section Editor of the African Journal of Employee Relations, Chair of the North West Student Chapter of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA), member of the Executive Committee of SIOPSA and member of the Local Organising Committee of the Human Resource International Conference 2023.  As a consultant, Bouwer provides services to both individuals and organisations.

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