Women’s seminar 2013


Our Women’s Leadership Seminar was conducted on 12-13 September 2013 at the Joburg Theatre. Delegates enjoyed two days of presentations, interactions, discussions and a workshop on Mentorship for women’s advancement in the workplace. The keynote speaker was Dr Nozi Mjoli.


Programme – day one

08h00 – 08h50: Registration and Refreshments
08h50 – 09h00: Welcome and introduction to the programme
(Dr Layla Cassim, Programme Director)
09h00 – 09h45: Women and Wellness: Getting more out of pharmaceutical services!
Dr Layla Cassim, Pharmacist and Pharmacologist: Layla Cassim ERS Consultants CC
09h45 – 10h30: Management Development: A catalyst for the advancement of women in the labour market
Ms Sharon Shakung
10h30 – 11h00: Mid-morning refreshment break
11h00 – 12h30: Women in Public Service: Sharing experiences of accountable service to communities through effective political leadership at the local government level
Ms Eunice David, Former Councillor of the ANC and current branch Exec Committee member of the ANC in Ward 48: eThekwini region and Ward Committee Member of the eThekwini Municipality
12h30 – 13h00: A DVD Screening, followed by facilitated discussion in plenary
13h15 – 14h00: A networking luncheon
14h00 – 15h30 Highlighting the Professional Development of Women through a Planned and Structured Approach to the Career Management Odyssey
Ms Kudsiya Cassim, Managing Member: The Renaissance Network
15h30: Wrap-up and closure of the day’s proceedings

Programme – day two

08h30 – 09h00: Early morning refreshments
09h00 – 14h00: Training Workshop: Benefitting from formal Mentorship for career enrichment and mobilityThe objective of this interactive workshop is to equip learners with a basic knowledge and practical skills required to meaningfully engage with their mentors in a formally structured mentoring relationship in the workplace.  The aim is to further enhance the achievement of the short and longer-term learning goals and career development needs of learners in a caring and secure learning environment.

In addition, learners are also orientated to the concept of a Personal Development Contract, focussing on the holistic growth of the individual, both on a personal and a work-related level.

Facilitated by Ms Kudsiya Cassim

14h00 – 15h00: Embracing gender diverse leadership for innovation in the 21st century
Dr Nozi Mjoli, Director: Hlathi Development Services
15h00: Wrap-up and closure of the Seminar