NWU Leadership Summit 2017: Adaptive leadership in a time of complexity and uncertainty

Belinda Bantham -- Thu, 04/06/2017 - 16:13

NWU Leadership Summit 2017: Adaptive leadership in a time of complexity and uncertainty

Dealing with work complexity has become a major leadership development issue, especially when one considers the uncertain times in which leaders are expected to operate in. With this challenge in mind the third annual North-West University (NWU) Leadership Summit will take place on 10 August 2017.

The summit, which represents a dynamic collaboration between the Ukuvula Foundation and Studio55 Events and Production, will see some of South Africa’s most brilliant business and public sector minds come together to share their leadership insights and practices. The themes that will be covered include:

  • Thriving during uncertainty and complexity
  • Leadership and economic development

The aim of the NWU Leadership Summit is to create a platform from which intellectual capital can be shared and, by doing so, contribute towards sustainable and innovative leadership in business, government and civil society. By means of the Summit, individuals will be afforded a valuable opportunity for first-hand interaction with other leaders who have their fingers on the pulse of economic and management issues. In today’s fast paced business environment, knowledge sharing is of utmost importance.

The vision of the summit is to support the sustainable future, growth, and development of South Africa and Africa by exploring best-practices, ideas, and lessons from visionary, responsible, and forward-thinking leaders. According to Mr Warren Makgowe, director for stakeholder relations at the NWU, the Summit is ultimately to recognise that impactful leadership is about creating a space to cultivate self-awareness and compassion, and to lead with authenticity in a way that inspires others. “Through leadership we can transform not only our own lives, but also our organisations, our communities and the world,” says Makgowe.

Proceeds from the Summit will go to the Ukuvula Foundation, a charitable not-for-profit organisation that was established to coordinate and fund social development initiatives. The Foundation’s vision of “making a difference through shared learning, development and empowering people” is underscored by the fact that most of the assistance granted is in the form of bursaries for tertiary education. Students of the NWU will therefore directly benefit from this initiative.

For more information on the summit as well as to register please click here.

Attendance amounts to R1 500 per person, R1 200 for NWU staff and alumni and R1 000 for registered students.

* The Summit will take place at the Birchwood Hotel from 09:00 – 15:30.