Sunday, September 20, 2020

Conference on leadership and management slated for month end

Platinum Communication and Event Managers (PCEM) continue to provide high level management training seminars for government, quasi-government and private sector businesses across a rapidly expanding global network.

This company will be hosting a Transformational Leadership and Change Management Conference at the Gaborone International Conference Centre (GICC) from October 30th to November 1, 2007.

The objective of the conference is to equip business leaders on how to be resilient and bringing stability to uncertainty as well as basics of a personal plan for avoiding resiliency fatigue and holding up under pressure and offer guidelines for holding meetings during emotional times.

The conference will discuss why some people are more resilient than others, and how to develop resilient employees as well as develop workforce resiliency.
“Participants will be taught the benefits of managing people using a flexible management style,” said PCEM Executive Director, Peter Bailang. He said the participants will learn why managers must manage transitions and change using emotional competence, and effective ways to handle small groups and informal leaders. The executives and manages who will be attending this seminar will learn why the best way to manage change is to manage learning and how to increase work team resiliency by managing with questions.

Other issues that will be covered include how people and groups learn to be excellent, how to create attitudes of professionalism, how to avoid ‘groupthink’ in teams, why a successful positive attitude includes negative thinking, and techniques for handling negativity in positive ways.

The seminar will also look into how resiliency is related to long-life and good heath, and how to bounce back from unexpected difficulties as well as how to gain strength from distressing experiences and convert misfortune into good luck.

This time PCEM went across the Atlantic and will be bringing to Botswana one of the best, Dr Al Siebert – a world-renowned speaker, writer on issues of resiliency, leadership, transition and change management.

Siebert, who has thirty years experience teaching management psychology, is internationally recognized for his research into the inner nature of highly resilient survivors.

Articles quoting Siebert’s work have appeared in Nation’s Business, Family Circle, Men’s Fitness, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, New Woman, Outdoor Life, Bottom Line/Personal, Good Housekeeping, USA Weekend, CBSHealthwatch.com, Human Resources Magazine, and many trade publications. His popular quiz “How Resilient Are You?” has been reprinted in many articles and books. He has been interviewed about the survivor personality on the NBC Today Show, The Unexplained, and OPRAH.

Siebert holds a BA in psychology from Willamette University, MA and PhD in psychology from the University of Michigan.

Brian Goulden, a highly experienced human resource strategist and consultant, will also be one of the speakers. He is experienced in supporting the creation and development of regional ICT regulators’ associations in Africa and the Middle East and developing successful regional capacity building interventions.

He has an in-depth knowledge of the organizational and “business culture” changes required to achieve success in a variety of evolving environments.

Goulden has just returned to Botswana from a three year stint at the University of Manchester where he taught mainstream HRD, organizational development and change management.

“We continue to work closely with our stakeholders and major interest groups like the government, quasi government entities, NGOs and civil society and we would like to call all those we have not reached to make contact,” said Bailang.

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