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SAIMAS' 30th Annual Conference

 

The Southern Africa Institute of Management Services invites you to participate in the 30th Annual Conference of the Institute on: 

 

ORGANISATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS ENHANCEMENT THROUGH EXISTING RESOURCES OPTIMISATION

19, 20 and 21 October  2022

Venue:

Emerald Resort & Casino at Vanderbijlpark

 

 

What is Organisational Effectiveness? One can say it is ‘’How effective an organisation is at achieving its goals,’’ but such a definition is too limited. Numerous factors contribute to an organisation’s effectiveness, such as: how well do employees perform (are they motivated and productive); the effectiveness of leadership; the efficiency of business processes; the organisational design; the overall alignment between the various business areas and organisational behavior (behavior of employees contributes to job performance, productivity, engagement, motivation and satisfaction).

Enhancing organisational effectiveness through optimising current resources can be achieved by improving amongst others: organisational culture, employee experience, increased business process efficiency, utilising better tools and technology and a structured change management approach. Resources optimisation is a set of processes and methods to match available resources (human, financial, equipment) with the needs of the organization to achieve established goals.

The benefits of effectiveness in an organisation can improve employee engagement and performance, better management, decreased costs, improved customer engagement and value, more efficient use of technology and better organisational outcomes in achieving its goals and strategic objectives.

The current working environment situation necessitates effective utilisation of existing resources to improve and sustain organisational performance to ensure that organisations remain focused and productive in a changing environment. By optimising existing resources an organisation should aim to promote a positive culture, empower employees with capabilities to perform the right work with clearly defined roles and responsibilities through a ‘fit for purpose’ organisational design

 

 PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2022

 15:00 – 17:00

 REGISTRATION

 18:30

 WELCOMING DINNER

 

THURSDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2022

 08:30 – 08:55

 REGISTRATION

 09:00 – 09:10

 WELCOME AND OPENING

 Ria Loubser, SAIMAS Executive President

 09:10 – 10:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

UNLOCKING INTERNAL RESOURCES TO SUSTAIN WELLBEING AND ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE

This presentation will focus on sharing insights on the individuals, teams and organisations’ responses to internal and external challenges to thrive at the personal and organisational level

Ms Sylvia Baloyi
Industrial Psychologist/ Transition Coach, Lehlogonolo HR Consulting

 10:00 – 10:50

ORGANISATIONAL FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT (OFA), THE PATHWAY TO EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE AND ECONOMICAL DELIVERY

This presentation will share details of an organizational functionality assessment tool, developed for application in public service institutions, to assess organisational functionality for optimum service delivery. Organisational functionality depends on many factors, often regarded in isolation, seldom comprehensively considered and assessed

Johan Nel, Director: Institutional Assessment, DPSA

 10:50 – 11:10

 TEA/COFFEE

 11:10 – 12:00

TEAM DYNAMICS ASSESSMENTS IN BUILDING COHESIVE TEAMS, GAUTENG MUNICIPALITIES

This presentation will highlight the following: Team’s unique strengths, weaknesses and areas of improvement to ensure provision of relevant support, provide a holistic behavioural perspective that may provoke specific issues that should be discussed; understand group dynamics and preferences within context of the organisational units and build a high-performing cohesive Team.

Ms Nomathemba Kgwefane, Department of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs & SAIMAS Vice-Executive President

 12:00 – 12:50

ORGANISATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS ENHANCEMENT – THE ROLE OF ROBOTICS

This presentation will consider the role of robotics within the advancement of organisational effectiveness. However, to ensure that the role of robotics is effective in our future requires investment in education in the present

 Dr Patricia Gouws, Senior Lecturer: College of Science, Engineering and Technology, School of Computing, UNISA

 12:50 – 14:00

 LUNCH

 14:00 – 14:50

IMPACT OF THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION ON ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF MANAGEMENT SERVICES

This presentation will define the concepts of 4IR, 5IR and what will be following. It will also demonstrate the impact thereof on the role and functions of management services as we know it

Ben Gouws, Brigadier, Technology Centre of Excellence, SAPS

14:50 - 15:45

USING THE RIGHT TOOLS AND STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING ORGANISATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Organisational Improvement is an ongoing process, and each organisation has its own specific needs, however, there are common improvement areas for most organisations requiring attention on a constant basis. As a result, resources must be fully utilised and focussed on the highest priorities at any given time. The key to organisational effectiveness is using the right tolls and strategies to accomplish a specific goal

Cobus Terblanche, Principal Consultant, NVNT

17:15 -

TEAM BUILDING, NETWORKING & DINNER

FRIDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2022

 08:30 – 10:30

WORKSHOP

BEING DIFFERENT FOR EACH OTHER: LEVERAGING DIVERSITY AS AN ASSET BY CREATING INCLUSIVE WORKPLACES

Despite the presence of diversity in our workplaces many employees still feel excluded, which leads to lower levels of engagement, productivity and commitment to the organisation. This workshop explores how to overcome this by creating inclusive workplace cultures in which diversity can be leveraged as a strategic asset

Dr John Eliastam, CEO, SmartChoices

 10:30 – 10:45

 TEA/COFFEE

 

 10:45 – 11:45

 WORKSHOP continues……

 

11:45 – 12:00

 CLOSURE

 Ria Loubser - SAIMAS Conference Organiser

12:05 –

 LUNCH

 

  

The organisers reserve the right to cancel or alter the programme without prior notice (money received will be returned).

 

 

 ACCOMMODATION

Please direct all inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ATTENDANCE FEES

Fees include VAT, welcoming function on the Wednesday night, lunches on the Thursday and Friday, morning and afternoon teas / coffees and snacks, and dinner on the Thursday night.


Cancellations cannot be refunded later than 10 working days prior to the conference date. Cancellations prior to 10 days before the conference date will be refunded less a 20% cancellation fee. Substitution of delegates will be permitted. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing.

ONLINE REGISTRATION 

 

Registration Fees

STANDARD REGISTRATION FEE: until 31/08/2022

Face to Face Conference

Saimas Members:  R 6 935.00

Non members        R 7 670.00

Virtual Conference

Saimas Members:  R 4 625.00

Non members        R 5 085.00

 

CLOSING REGISTRATION FEE: From 01/09/2022 to 03/10/2022

Face to Face Conference

Saimas Members:  R 7 690.00

Non members        R 8 425.00

Virtual Conference

Saimas Members:  R 5 130.00

Non members        R 5 620.00

 

For every group of four (4) delegates from one organisation, the 5th delegate may attend free of charge. 

Face-to Face Conference

Fees include VAT, welcoming function on the Wednesday night,and dinner on Thursday night, lunches on the Thursday and Friday, morning and afternoon teas / coffees and snacks.
Registration fees also include conference material, refreshments, but exclude accommodation and traveling costs.

PLEASE NOTE:    All delegates are responsible for their own accommodation (bed and breakfast only) reservations, see website for information on venue REFERENCE: SAIMAS
Confirmation of bookings will be provided on reservations
Delegates are personally responsible for the payment of the conference fee

 

 Virtual Conference

 Registration Fees include VAT, conference material and delegates will receive a link to attend the conference online.

Delegates are personally responsible for the payment of the conference fee

Payment :
EFT/Direct Deposit (Email/Fax deposit slip to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./086 558 7183

Enquiries about the conference can be addressed to:

SAIMAS Organising Commitee:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel;   079 497 9183
Fax: 086 558 7183

PLEASE NOTE:

All delegates are responsible for their own accommodation (bed and breakfast only) reservations, see website for information on venue REFERENCE: SAIMAS
Confirmation of bookings will be provided on reservations
Delegates are personally responsible for the payment of the conference fee.

Cancellations cannot be refunded later than ten working days prior to the conference date. Cancellations prior to 10 days before the conference date will be refunded less a 20% cancellation fee. Substitution of delegates will be permitted. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing.