Are you ready to pivot from your career path?
How do you pivot when you have no idea what you’re doing or where to start? Tired of running circles inside your head. All you want – is to get truly started on your change: to feel some traction, to get out there and begin.
WHAT WILL YOU HEAR
We draw on the stories shared by out professionals and their unconventional career rules, that could radically increase your chances of finding something you love.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
For those who are considering a career change or those unfortunate to have lost their jobs due to COVID19, we will have engaging conversations with chartered accountants who have broken out of conventional thinking and started a new career. We will look at their journeys and their thoughts and considerations before embarking on new journeys. The success of these professionals is underpinned by having to unlearn and relearn and the audience will have an opportunity to hear from the learning expert on the panel.
09h00 – 10h00 Panel discussion
SAICA’s CPD policy has changed effective 1 January 2020 from an input measurement basis to an output measurement basis. Learning and the development of professional competence is unique to each member and should be aligned to your personal needs identified in your reflective learning plans. For further information and guidance, go to SAICA’s CPD website. The competencies being addressed in this seminar are:
Relational acumen – Relationship-building skills; Leadership skills; Self-management; Emotional intelligence
Decision-making acumen – Judgement and decision-making; Professional scepticism
If you are required to log CPD hours (for instance if you are a SAICA Tax Practitioner or registered with other professional bodies or organisations such as the IOD, SAIPA, SAIT etc.), please note that this seminar affords you 1 hour of CPD.
Xoliswa Hlongwane – Owner at XO Collection (Pty) Ltd and Xelerate SMME support programme. Top 35 under 35 CAs alumni
Xoliswa Hlongwane is a well rounded professional with experience cutting across Auditing (Internal and External), Internal Control, Enterprise Risk Management, Asset Management and Financial Accounting. A seasoned member of oversight structures. She owns two businesses which seek to make significant improvement on local economic development.
Usha Maharaj – Professional Mentor | Coach | Speaker
As a Chartered Accountant (SA), certified brain-based Results Coach, Accredited Contribution Compass Partner, life-long learner and corporate veteran with 15+ years field experience in a global ‘Big 4’ Audit firm, driving personal excellence is what Usha Maharaj is obsessed with. In her corporate climb to Executive Director, she has gone through all of the major and minor challenges that any professional can experience in a high-performing, diverse and rigorous workplace and she now commits herself to helping others achieve their desired success.
Zanele Njapha – International speaker and Unlearning Expert
Zanele Njapha is an award-winning international speaker. Skilled in Leadership Training, Business Coaching, Presentation, Public Speaking, and Dynamic Speaking. She focuses on institutional relevance in a rapidly changing organizational climate. A strong business development professional working on assisting institutions with strategies to learn, unlearn and relearn for sustained success.
Lauren Vickery – Marketing Director, Sage Africa & Middle East
As Marketing Director, Lauren Vickery leads marketing, communications and business development for Sage in the Africa and Middle East region, with a focus on building a world-class cloud technology brand and driving a customer-centric, performance-oriented approach across the business. She joined Sage in 2014 as a Marketing Manager, responsible for developing and implementing a demand-focused marketing plan for the HR and payroll business in Africa. Before joining Sage, Lauren spent eight years with Ultimate Sports Nutrition (USN). As their Marketing Manager, she delivered the marketing strategy for South Africa and was also responsible for brand strategy across the UK and Australia.
Dineshrie Pillay CA(SA) – Professional Accountant, Executive Coach, Author, Speaker
Dineshrie Pillay is a professional accountant with a passion for the development of people. Over 11 years ago, she left a corporate position to pursue her dream of coaching, leadership training, and becoming a conference speaker on the topic of leadership. She has not looked back. She has three coaching programs available, Succession Planning, Performance Coaching, and New Leader Coaching. She is the author of The Contract with Yourself, about leadership from within, available on Kindle. Her second book, on presentation skills, will be released by the end of September 2020, available on Amazon.
Please note this session is complimentary.