UCT GSB will be back for HR Indaba Africa 2019 


Because it's important to stay connected to professionals in the learning and development space.

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (GSB) has re-signed as a partner for the HR Indaba, which will be taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 16 and 17 October 2019. The UCT GSB is internationally renowned as one of a handful of business schools in Africa with the prestigious triple-crown accreditation with endorsements from EQUIS (the European Foundation for Management Development), AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and AMBA (The Association of MBAs). As a top school with more than five decades of experience in an emerging market, the GSB has a responsibility to engage with its socio-political and economic context. Its teaching, learning and research are directed towards building a more economically prosperous, more equitable, and more integrated continent. The school is constantly investing in quality scholarship and strong partnerships to support these aims through initiatives like the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership, the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development, and the MTN Solution Space.

"Our top-ranked academic programmes are structured to refine professional knowledge, enhance leadership ability and give individuals the skills and confidence needed to grow innovative new ideas into financially sound, long-term development solutions. Our offering includes the Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), MBA in Executive Management (EMBA), Master of Commerce in Development Finance, Master of Philosophy in Inclusive Innovation, a PhD Programme and the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice (PGDip). These programmes are constantly evaluated and refreshed to keep them current and relevant,” says UCT GBS’s Darren Ravens.

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The school’s internationally-rated Executive Education unit additionally offers a number of interactive short courses and leadership development programmes, as well as customised programmes for corporations, government and civil society organisations.

Says Darren:

“We are very much in the human capital business and the HR Indaba presents a great opportunity to engage with people and organisations that are also dedicated to developing working professionals. It’s important for the UCT GSB to stay connected to professionals in the learning and development space as it allows us to better understand the challenges faced, the human capital and training needs, and the market perceptions of the graduates we put into the workplace. There is a trend towards lifelong learning as a strategy to cope with rapid and continuous change in the workplace. This means we need a new way of understanding workforces, managing career progression, and developing the talent pipeline."

As a partner, the UCT GSB will have an exhibition stand at the HR Indaba, which is the largest of its kind in South Africa. It will give HR professionals an opportunity to learn everything they need to know about the latest HR technology, HR strategy, company culture, labour laws, recruitment, employee engagement and HR leadership. It will also bring together thousands of colleagues, suppliers, platforms, universities, specialists, recruitment agencies, CHROs and thought leaders.

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