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 NPO Leadership Imbizo

2014-10-08 00:00

When: Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Where: Holiday Inn Sandton, Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg 

Time: 07h30 to 17h30 (registration from 07h00)
RSVP: Please click here before 18 October 2014
Exploring strategies for greater sustainability of NPOs

There is immense pressure on business, government and civil society to respond creatively to the complex and demanding social, economic and environmental issues facing society. The importance of well-equipped, well-managed and governed NPOs in delivering quality services in every society is recognised worldwide.  In South Africa, there are about 100 000 registered NPOs and billions of rands are channelled through them annually. However, the success and sustainability of NPOs depends to a large extent on leaders who have the capacity to deal with the myriad of challenges they face on a daily basis, and on the quality of the strategic partnerships that are formed with different sectors in order to unlock and harness scarce resources.

The aim of the Imbizo is to explore strategies for NPOs to achieve greater sustainability through attracting support and investment together with strengthening the capacity of leaders.  This full-day event is being hosted by USB Executive Development in partnership with The Africa-America Institute (AAI) and The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF).

USB Executive Development's Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) is a laboratory for co-creating transformative management solutions for all sectors of society.  One of the key social sector areas we focus on is NPOs.  USB-ED has been privileged to offer the NPO Leadership & Strategy Programme (NPO LSP) as part of the Africa America Institute's broader initiative called the Transformational Leadership Programme (TLP) through which the institute builds capacity in the social sector.  We have seen over 80 TLP alumni graduate from the South African programme.    This initiative involves two other African partners based in Kenya and Nigeria.  

Click here for the speaker profile.

07h00 – 08h00: Arrival and registration
07h30 – 08h15: Buffet breakfast and networking
08h15 – 09h00: Welcome and introductions
∙ Amini Kajunju, President and CEO: The Africa-America Institute
∙ Arnold Smit, Director: Centre for Business in Society, USB-ED
09h00 – 10h00: Multiple Income Generating Strategies for NPO sustainability
∙ Varkey George, Director: MIGS- Multiple Income Generating Strategies for Non Profits
10h00 – 11h00: A shift from a charitable paradigm to one of positioning for investment
and attracting support

∙ Shelagh Gastrow, Executive Director: Inyathelo - The South African Institute for Advancement
11h00 – 11h30: Tea
11h30 – 12h00: Round table discussions
12h00 – 13h15: Capacitating Leaders for Sustainable NPOs
Panellists: Zamo Shongwe, Brian Aldworth, Cleopas Maseko and Melissa Howell
13h15 – 14h15: Lunch
14h15 – 15h00: Case study: The School Leadership Programme
∙ David Newby, Managing Trustee, SEED Educational Trust
15h00 – 16h15: 'Demystifying' monitoring and evaluation
∙ Jennifer Bisgard, Director: Khulisa Management Services
∙ Panellists: Amini Kajunju, Jennifer Bisgard, Peter Bamkole and Rhoda Kadalie
16h15 – 17h00: Round table discussions

17h00 – 17h30: Closure and way forward
17h30: Cocktails and networking
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