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The SABPP has initiated three exciting events this month and in March, so get these dates into your diary today.


16 FEBRUARY 2016

Employee Relations Management Conference

What? Gibs, in association with the SABPP and Cowan Harper Attorneys, will run the conference on “a new era of ERM or more of the same?”

Who? Top speakers include Albert Wocke, Charles Nupen, Nerina Kahn, Rod Harper, industry representatives from the manufacturing, hospitality, and financial services sectors, Marius Meyer, Gavin Hartford and unionists.

How? Contact the SABPP on 011 482 8595.


18 FEBRUARY 2016

HR Standards Awareness Breakfasts

What? These short sessions will introduce you to the SABPP HR Management Standards, explaining how they came about, what they can achieve and how organisations can go about implementing them. Attendance at one of these awareness breakfasts will earn you half a CPD point, and if you self-study thereafter on the contents of the Standards file, you will qualify for attendance at the HR Auditors workshop. A maximum of 12 people can be accommodated at each session. In-house sessions can be conducted for groups of HR practitioners.

Where?  At the SABPP offices in Parktown

When? These sessions are scheduled once per quarter on 18 February from 7.30 to 9.30, in May, August and November (exact dates to be confirmed).

How much? The R1 200 Workshop fee includes a light breakfast, a complete HR Management Standards file and a Professional Practice Standards file.

To do: Send an email to


3 MARCH 2016

A Scenario-Planning workshop

What? Join Clem Sunter and the SABPP in a scenario-planning workshop to write South African labour market scenarios for 2016. This one-day event, facilitated by Clem Sunter, will:

• Enhance delegates’ skills in identifying important trends in the labour market;

• Position delegates to be able to add value to their organisation’s strategic thinking; and

• Produce a set of labour market scenarios for South African organisations.

Why? Human Resource Executives participate in their organisation’s strategy development sessions and should bring with them an informed view on likely developments in the labour market over the mid to long-term. The 2013 SABPP HR Management System Standard requires organisations, in relation to Strategic HR Management, to “Analyse the internal and external socio-economic, political and technological environment and provide proactive people-related business solutions.” At present, many HR Executives acknowledge a lack of depth in their environmental scanning.

Who? The target audience is top and senior HR executives in South Africa. Only 100 people can be accommodated.

To do: Please indicate your interest as soon as possible to

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