Diversity Namibia Conference 2015 Launched

THE first ever Change and Diversity Namibia Conference was launched in Windhoek yesterday.

Fons Trompenaars, international consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of various books on the subjects of culture and business, will be the key speaker at the conference. The conference is set to take place on 11 and 12 February 2015.

“As organisers, we have asked ourselves one simple question: ‘How can we harness the intrinsic value within our rich and diverse national and corporate human resources in such a way as to realise the full potential of our country?’ We would like people to have conversations about diversity. This will allow business leaders to gain knowledge about how to manage something as complex as diversity in the workplace,” said Margareth Gustavo, managing director at Cornerstone Joe Public.

Trompenaars is founder and director of Trompenaars-Hampden-Turner, an intercultural management firm, based in the Netherlands. During the past 25 years Trompenaars has been helping Fortune 500 leaders manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance, particularly in the areas of globalisation, mergers, acquisitions, HR and leadership development.

His thirteen books include best seller and “Book of the Year” Riding the Waves of Culture, Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business, Culture for Business, Riding the Whirlwind: Connecting People and Organisations in a Culture of Innovation, Innovating in a Global Crisis and The Global MampA Tango: How to reconcile cultural differences in mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships.

Source : The Namibian