Nam to host Change and Diversity Management Conference

WINDHOEK: Namibia will host its first-ever change and diversity management conference in February next year.

The conference was launched in the capital on Tuesday. It targets Namibian leaders in all industries, government ministries and agencies.

Taking place on 11 and 12 February, it is hoped that it will help Namibian leaders in both the public and private sectors to build employee commitment and work ethics, while helping business and the public sector to enhance creativity and innovation.

Speaking at the launch, Margareth Gustavo, the Managing Director (MD) of Cornerstone Joe Public Consultants which is the main organizer of the Diversity Namibia Conference, explained that the conference is aimed at creating awareness about diversity management and the benefits thereof.

Diversity management is a strategy that intends to foster and maintain a positive workplace environment.

The conference also aims to create an appetite amongst public and private sector leaders on how to craft, lead and establish a winning culture within organisations.

The key speaker will be the founder and director of an intercultural management firm called Trompenaars-Hampden-Turner based in the Netherlands, Fons Trompenaars.

Gustavo explained that 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, human resource and leadership development.

The conference is sponsored by Old Mutual Namibia which committed N.dollars 100 000, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which committed N.dollars 30 000 in cash and N. dollars 70 000 in kind, and the Olthaver and List Group of Companies, which has sponsored N.dollars 30 000.

The conference is an initiative of Cornerstone Joe Public Consultant, with an organising committee consisting of close to 15 members drawn from the different sectors of Namibia’s economy.