The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) hosted various higher education institutions during the KwaZulu-Natal Regional Workshop held on 30 May.
The workshop provided an opportunity for MACE members to meet, learn from each other and share ideas and expertise.
Marlene Govender, Founder and CEO of Market Masters International, a strategic marketing consultancy, inspired attendees with her talk titled “Finding Your Purpose – Your Personal Brand”. She reminded the audience to take care of their personal brand, to love themselves and always be authentic. Some of the tips included aligning your purpose and your social media platforms with the organisation that you are with, staying away from negative comments, using the platform to reiterate who you are, and to find what sets you apart. ‘Why try to fit in when you were born to stand out? Be visible, be authentic and be different,’ she said.
The purpose of the workshop was to also elect the KZN Regional structure. Hazel Langa from UKZN was elected as Regional Chair, Sibongiseni Magwaza from Berea Technical College was elected as Deputy Regional Chair while Rakshika Sibran from UKZN was elected as Regional Secretary.