Programme

Day 1

Wed, 29 Nov


Delegate arrival, check-in, and registration

10:00 | Wits School of Governance, Parktown, Johannesburg

Light lunch

12:00

Lacea Loader

Opening of Congress

13:00
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Dr Riaan C Els

Congress programme and proceedings

13:10
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Welcome | Prof Adam Habib

Word of welcome by the host institution

13:15

Keynote address | Basetsana Kumalo

The power of self-innovation – Making an impact by navigating yourself through difficult times

13:30
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Tea/ coffee and refreshments

14:30

Lacea Loader and Dr Riaan Els

Annual General Meeting

15:00

Bus tour of Wits campuses

16:00-17:30

Welcoming cocktail

19:00 | Wits Art Museum

Day 2

Thu, 30 Nov


Welcome and logistical arrangements

08:30

Roundtable session

A series of roundtable discussions of 30 minutes each on generic, related topics that will be of interest to all delegates/sub-disciplines, during which delegates rotate

08:45

Tea/ coffee and refreshments

10:45

Plenary session | Sinki Mlambo

Topic to be confirmed

11:15

Peer learning and sharing sessions

Marketing and branding

12:15
Peer learning and sharing sessions | Sarah Archer

International fundraising – challenges and rewards

12:15
Peer learning and sharing sessions | Shirona Patel

Telling research stories across multiple communication platforms

12:15
Peer learning and sharing sessions

Student recruitment

12:15
Peer learning and sharing sessions | Samantha Castle

UWC’s access to success campaign

12:15
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Peer learning and sharing sessions | Izette Schouwstra and Werner Coetzee

Implications of the PoPI Act for the higher-education sector

12:15

Lunch

13:15

Plenary session | Leanne Manas

Achieve your impossible!

14:15
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Tea/ coffee and refreshments

15:15

Professional skills development

Parallel working sessions by topic experts, repeated twice

15:45 and 16:45
Professional skills development | Tony Peng

Event management – how to capture the imagination and create a powerful image

15:45 and 16:45
Professional skills development | Karen Coetzee

Too rich, but also too poor – The UJ missing-middle campaign

15:45 and 16:45
Professional skills development | Daniel Munslow

Making a communication audit fit your needs- sharpening your message to suit your stakeholders

15:45 and 16:45
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Professional skills development

Disruptive digital technologies

15:45 and 16:45
Professional skills development | Shamiela Lesoalo

Stakeholder relations

15:45 and 16:45
Professional skills development | Emma Sadleir

Media and social media

15:45 and 16:45

Closure of Day 2

17:30

Gala Dinner and Excellence Awards Ceremony

19:00 | Johannesburg Country Club
Day 3

Fri, 1 Dec


Welcome and logistical arrangements

08:30

Dr Amanda Hamilton-Atwell – Chairperson of the Adjudication Panel

Feedback session and exhibition: Show-casing of the Excellence Awards

08:45

Tea/ coffee and refreshments

09:30

Panel discussion

Differentiated recruitment strategies – challenges and rewards

10:00
Panel discussion | Dr Connie Israel

Student funding – the elephant in the room

10:00
Panel discussion | Dr Glenda Daniels

Fake news: is it taking over the media space? The Bell Pottinger case study – where do you draw the line?

10:00

Plenary | Toni Gumede

Building a positive brand for South Africa

11:00

Dr Riaan C Els

Congress assessment

12:00
Lacea Loader

Closing remarks

12:15
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Light lunch to go

12:30