Africa Associations Congress

18 – 20 August 2019 Pretoria, South Africa Congress

Programme Agenda

 

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8.00 AM

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9.00 AM
The Chairman will greet delegates and explain the schedule for the day and evening activities.
 

Speakers

Damian Hutt

Executive Director
Association of Association Executives

9.10 AM

Discover how to step outside the constraints of your day-to-day activity in order to improve the effectiveness, agility, ongoing health and growth of your organisation.



 

Speakers

Juanita Vorster

Strategist
At That Point

9.45 AM

This segment has 3 parallel sessions covering Leadership, designing events using psychology and getting started with e-learning

The sessions will run for one of from 09:45 to 10:45, please choose from the below which one you would like to attend

Topic:
Format: Focus

Speakers

Claudelle von Eck

Chief Executive Officer
Institute of Internal Auditors

Topic:
Format: Case Study

Speakers

Tamlynne Wilton-Gurney

Chief Ideas Officer
idna Africa

E-learning is a time-efficient and cost-effective method of delivering training and education to a widespread membership, so many associations are keen to develop their own e-learning programmes. What is involved in starting up - understanding the costs involved, the commitment of time and staff resources, creating suitable content and delivering a robust product which can test and record learners’ interactions.

Topic:
Format: Crash Course

Speakers

Carin Stoltz-Urban

Director
Vortex Education Solutions

10.45 AM

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11.15 AM

This segment has 3 parallel sessions covering topics about accountability, ethics and integrity

The sessions will run for one of from 11:15 to 12:00, please choose from the below which one you would like to attend

Accountability is a fundamental requirement of good governance and Boards have an obligation to report, explain and be answerable for the outcomes of the decisions they make on behalf of their organisations. Rather than viewing this as a burden, Boards should welcome accountability as an opportunity and use their reporting as a means of celebrating performance and acknowledging endeavour, and for generating confidence and trust amongst their association’s members and stakeholders. This session will provide insight into how Boards can easily put in place processes to create and maintain cultures of transparency and honesty-based governance.

Topic:
Format: Focus

Speakers

Andrew Chamberlain

Managing Director
Consort Strategy Ltd

Many African associations work with third party PCOs to deliver their major congress or annual event.   What should those seeking to hire a PCO be aware of when contracting this key service. Why has a new system of self-regulation been introduced and how does this protect the client?

Topic: 
Format: Focus

12.00 PM

This segment has 3 parallel sessions covering Membership reputation, membership and building communities with social media

The sessions will run for one of from 12:00 to 12:45, please choose from the below which one you would like to attend

The South African Healthcare sector is fragmented, with many different players of varying strength and influence and very little collaboration and trust between the various stakeholders.  Gaining both a voice and the kind of reputation that allows that voice to be heard is extremely difficult in such fragmented environments.  The perception that we have a vested interest that may be viewed as counter to other stakeholder interests is another hurdle. Gaining credibility, and retaining it, can be hard in this landscape.  However, to be invited to join conversations and to have our voice heard, we have had to achieve and maintain our credibility and reputation.   We will explore:

  • The importance of setting an overall strategic objective
  • Developing the tactics and actions to achieve the objective.
  • What successes have been achieved, how and why

Topic: Leadership
Format: Focus

Speakers

Natalie Zimmelman

Chief Executive Officer
South African Society of Anaesthesiologists

Topic: Membership
Format: Case Study

Speakers

John Arnesen

Director
Arnesen and Associates

Bruce Berry

Head of the Business Support and Recovery Unit
Turnaround Management Association of Southern Africa

  • How can associations effectively communicate key messages to members using the various social media options available?
  • Building effective online communities using channels such as LinkedIn or Facebook
  • What are the emerging trends in social media for associations to adopt?
  • How can senior executives use social media to become influencers?

Topic: 
Format: Crash Course

Speakers

Dylan Kohlstad

Chief Executive Officer
SHIFT One

12.45 PM

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2.00 PM

This segment has 3 parallel sessions covering Performance, delivering successful conferences and professionalisation of an occupation

The sessions will run for one of from 14:00 to 14:45, please choose from the below which one you would like to attend

One of the biggest challenges faced by many boards and councils is securing volunteers willing to make themselves available for service. SACIA has implemented a Board performance appraisal system that allows us to assess the performance of our individual Board and Council members. By establishing clear objectives and monitoring performance, we’ve been able to elect an engaged Board who embrace their responsibilities and work together to achieve the Association’s mission.

In the presentation I’ll share some practical online tools to assess Board performance and conduct online election

Topic: 
Format: Focus

Speakers

Kevan Jones

Executive Director
Southern African Communications Industries Association

The International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is a major bilingual international AIDS conference which takes place in Africa. Its current biennial hosting alternates between Anglophone and Francophone African countries. The convening of ICASA 19 in Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda, in December 2019 represents a tremendous opportunity to highlight the diverse nature of the African region’s HIV epidemic and the unique response to it.  ICASA 2019 is expected to convene over 10,000 delegates from nearly 150 countries, including 200 journalists.

Topic: 
Format: Case Study

Speakers

Luc Bodea

ICASA Director/Society for AIDS in Africa Coordinator
Society for AIDS in Africa

Topic: 
Format: Focus

Speakers

Nosheena Mansoor

Department Head: Professional Development
Institute Of Internal Auditors South Africa

2.45 PM

This segment has 3 parallel sessions focussing on bringing on innovation and imagination

The sessions will run for one of from 14:45 to 15:30, please choose from the below which one you would like to attend

The South African Communications Industry Association has just launched an innovative and exciting youth development programme. The association is putting a massive effort into this programme, seeing the need to engage and shape the next generation of business leaders.  This is not only for their association, but also for the health of their industry.  Today’s students will become tomorrow’s leaders. 

The speakers will describe the core elements of this youth development programme:

  • Setting up on-campus SACIA student chapters at various South African universities and a national roll-out of the initiative
  • Launching a Young Professionals’ Council for recent graduates to participate in the association’s activities
  • Dedicating a day of the association’s annual congress to youth development
  • Creating opportunities for young members to be embedded into Council and Board activities
  • The importance of collaboration between academia and industry
  • The value for students of a student chapter and the benefits it brings

Topic: Leadership
Format: Case Study

Speakers

Mpho Buntse

Project Manager
Southern African Communications Industries Association

Kevan Jones

Executive Director
Southern African Communications Industries Association

Topic: 
Format: Case Study

Speakers

Leticia Mentz

Manager: Industry Capability Development and Communication
Payments Association of South Africa

3.30 PM

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4.00 PM

Learn from Association Award entrants whose projects were selected as Association Success Stories: Detailed case studies of a wide range of association projects, with the why, how, what, who, when and wheres as well as costings & resources information.

  • You receive full documentation of your chosen project case study
  • You hear from the project leader about how they were successful
  • Followed by questions around the table
  • Take away fully documented project case studies
5.00 PM

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Speakers

Greg Tracz

CEO
Diabetes Africa

Bernadette Adeyileka-Tracz

Founder
Diabetes Africa

5.30 PM

17:30 - Depart for Awards Ceremony & Dinner

19:00 - Welcome Reception

19:45 - Dinner & Awards

22:00 - Close of Evening

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8.00 AM

Join one of the tables for a light breakfast

Discussion on a topic of interest led by a specialist

9.00 AM

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Speakers

Damian Hutt

Executive Director
Association of Association Executives

9.10 AM

Gen Blending™ integrates wisdom of the ages and new ways of being creating environments, behaviours and crafts rich in relevance, fluidity, agility and innovation that seamlessly blend for maximum advantage and value. 

Key to relevance, success and longevity in a future wise organisation is understanding and embracing the unique gifts of four (soon to be five) generations and to blend said gifts to create intergenerational magic.  Millennials and Gen Z catapult the need for blending more than ever before due to their innate genre of consciousness that is both mind blowing and mind numbing. 

  • What is this consciousness?
  • How do we harness it?
  • How do we add to the mix of existing consciousness brought by the Baby Boomers and Gen X?

Topic: Leadership
Format:

Speakers

Alison Godenir

Behavioral Alchemist
Alison Godenir

9.40 AM
Presentations from experts in a wide range of areas, addressing key challenges. Thirty minutes presentation with an in-depth discussion. Choose two briefings.
10.40 AM

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11.10 AM

This segment has 3 parallel sessions covering topics on how to cope with challenges

The sessions will run for one of from 11:10 to 12:10, please choose from the below which one you would like to attend

Topic: Leadership
Format: Interview

Speakers

Deon Rossouw

Chief Executive Officer
Ethics Institute of South Africa

The success and support of a conference or congress depends on many aspects.  Getting delegates to the event demands good early planning including working with the Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) to engage key stakeholders from the start.  It is also important to keep members engaged with updates on progress in planning, programme development, on-boarding new speakers and highlighting key benefits and features. How has this been successfully managed at major international medical meeting.

Topic: 
Format: Focus

Speakers

Solomon Rataemane

Secretary General
World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation

The re-invigoration and evolution of an association using non-traditional methods

Topic: 
Format: Case Study

Speakers

Charlotte Kemp Mulvey

Virtual Chapter President
Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa

12.10 PM

This segment has 2 parallel sessions looking at the future in focus

The sessions will run for one of from 12:10 to 13:00, please choose from the below which one you would like to attend

Topic: 
Format: Focus

Topic: Leadership
Format: Focus

Speakers

Angela Cherrington

Director
yourhub

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Format: Focus

Speakers

Lisa Jade Merven

Head Ginger
GINGERBISCUIT

1.15 PM

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2.00 PM

In this masterclass you will receive practical and realistic tips and tricks to enhance your presentation and public speaking skills. While specifically created for senior association executives, all levels of association employees and volunteers will find something of value.

Each attendee will also receive a free media training worksheet at the end of the masterclass.

The 2 hour session will cover how to effectively prepare for and deliver any speaking opportunity through:

  • Designing the storyline and slide deck the right way
  • Rehearsing the right parts
  • Getting comfortable with your unique presentation style
  • Making on-the-spot adjustments
  • Knowing what to do when everything goes wrong
  • Using tricks of the professional speaking trade

PRESENTER
Juanita Vorster is a professional speaker who understands the pressures of having to present - sometimes with very little time to prepare - to a wide variety of audiences across a wide variety of topics. She is also communication strategist to several associations in South Africa, allowing her to customise this session for maximum relevance and value 
 

Speakers

Juanita Vorster

Strategist
At That Point

Disagreement, misunderstandings and tensions amongst team members are not uncommon. Indeed, conflict amongst people is a natural part of everyday life but in the context of our professional lives, conflict does not need to be destructive. Instead, it can and should be used as a tool that allows teams to take action to accomplish a particular goal. Getting issues out in the open and on the table allows teams to evaluate a problem or question with more complete information and, in the end, to make a better decision. And crucially, a culture of constructive conflict always generates a strong sense of team cohesion.

The aim of this afternoon workshop is to provide advice, guidance and practical tools for improving a team’s transparency and communication within a trust-based environment.

Speakers

Andrew Chamberlain

Managing Director
Consort Strategy Ltd

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Speakers

John Arnesen

Director
Arnesen and Associates

No description provided

Speakers

Lisa Jade Merven

Head Ginger
GINGERBISCUIT

4.00 PM

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