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
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
WEDNESDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2022
|15:00 – 17:00||
THURSDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2022
|08:30 – 08:55||
|09:00 – 09:10||
WELCOME AND OPENING
Ria Loubser, SAIMAS Executive President
|09:10 – 10:00||
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
|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||
|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||
|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
TEAM BUILDING, NETWORKING & DINNER
FRIDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2022
|08:30 – 10:30||
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||
|10:45 – 11:45||
|11:45 – 12:00||
Ria Loubser - SAIMAS Conference Organiser
The organisers reserve the right to cancel or alter the programme without prior notice (money received will be returned).
Please direct all inquiries to
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.
Registration is now closed
STANDARD REGISTRATION FEE: until 31/08/2022
Saimas Members: R 6 935.00
Non members R 7 670.00
CLOSING REGISTRATION FEE: From 01/09/2022 to 03/10/2022
Saimas Members: R 7 690.00
Non members R 8 425.00
For every group of four (4) delegates from one organisation, the 5th delegate may attend free of charge.
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
EFT/Direct Deposit (Email/Fax deposit slip to
Enquiries about the conference can be addressed to:
SAIMAS Organising Commitee:
Tel; 079 497 9183
Fax: 086 558 7183
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.