Day 1

07:00 – 08:00Breakfast and Registration
08:00 – 08:30Opening remarks,
The Future of Work
Mr Claude Phiri
08:30 – 09:30 Are universities and other tertiary institutions offering relevant curricula to meet contemporary work skills needs? Prof Daniel Mashao
Executive Dean
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
University of Johannesburg
09:30 – 10:30 What impact do advances in technology, artificial intelligence and the 4th industrial revolution have on the design of jobs and organisations?Dr Kgabo Badimo,
Principal Consultant,
Badimo Group Consulting.
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:00
 Are training and development practitioners and human resource experts, in general, doing enough to help prepare employees for the changes?

Dr Jerry Gule,
Institute of People Management (IPM), SA
12:00 – 13:00
What are some of the systemic and other impediments to graduates going into self-employment?
Mr Chris Meintjes,
Activate! Leadership for Public Innovation,
Cape Town
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Some lessons from Botswana
Mr Meshack Tafa
Deputy CEO and COO
Human Resource Development Council

15:00 – 16:00
How can SMMEs respond and prepare themselves for the inevitable changes? Ms Matebane
Founder and CEO
Mapitsi Foundation

Day 2 – Wednesday 5th June

07:00 – 08:00Breakfast
08:00 – 08:30Housekeeping and recapConvenor
08:30 – 10:00 Break-up sessionsPer the attached list
10:00 – 10:30Report back – Break-up Session I Selected delegate
10:30 – 11:00 Refreshments
11:00 – 11:30 Report back – Break-up Session II Selected delegate
11:30 – 12:00Report back – Break-up Session IIISelected delegate
12:00 – 12:30 Report back – Break-up Session IV Selected delegate
12:30 – 13:00 Report back – Break-up Session V Selected delegate
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:15Symposium communique To be advised
14:15 – 14:30Closing remarksTo be advised
14:30 – 17:30Outdoor history study tour
18:30 – 20:30Networking cocktail

Break-up Sessions


Session I
In the light of the ever-increasing rate of unemployment (including graduate unemployment) in most economies, how can curricula be enhanced to make room for those who either will not or cannot find a job after graduating?
Professor Mashao
Session II
How can training and development practitioners help prepare employees for the resultant changes that are inevitable?
Ms Matebane /
Dr Badimo

Session III
What can be done to help graduating students create their own work and employ others, too?
Mr Tafa

Session IV
Alternatives to the conventional ways of training youth for leadership.
Mr Meintjes
Session V
How can organisations adapt to the inevitable changes?
Mr Phiri