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Leadership & Management Development Masterclass 


Date: 24th to 25th October  2018

Location: Johannesburg

Duration: 3 days

Why Choose this Course?

Most new managers and supervisors are literally thrown in the deep end, but managing people require a completely different skill set than managing tasks. The transition from being an individual contributor to someone responsible for the work of others and team performance results in a steep learning curve.

Learn how to motivate, delegate, communicate and lead. Play to your strengths and improve on key weakness areas. With an emphasis on building high achieving teams, dealing with an increased workload and developing the influence, assertiveness and confidence necessary to be an effective manager or supervisor – this workshop will ensure you hit the ground running.

André Knipe graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with B.Admin. and B.Admin.(Hon) degrees in 1990 where-after he completed his national service in the South African Air Force as a Lieutenant.

In January 1992 he was appointed lecturer in Public Administration at the then Technikon SA and was promoted to senior lecturer in 1998. He completed a Masters degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 1996, focussing on Project Management for Developmental Local Government.

André acted as Manager of the Institute for Public Management Development at TSA from August 2001 and then as Executive Director: PMD until December 2004. He then joined Gold Reef City Casino as the HRD Manager until March 2006. Since then André completed contract assignments for a variety of clients, including Botswana Power Corporation where he was SAP Support Centre Manager. André was also part of a Subject Matter Expert (SME) panel for the South African PM Standards Generating Body (PMSGB). He recently served as Cluster Manager at Southern Business School, where he was responsible for Public Management subjects within the various undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications.

André has published 5 books, 6 chapters in books and a number of articles in accredited journals. He has presented more than 30 papers at national and international conferences on issues relating to project management, strategic management and business process improvement. He has facilitated in excess of 550 short courses and seminars in the last 25 years.

André is a Fellow of the School of Public Leadership Public Leadership Forum (SPLPLF) Leadership INDABA at Stellenbosch University.

The conference provides a unique opportunity for sponsoring organizations to promote their products/services to the focused international and national audiences/stake holders besides having an excellent opportunity to interact with engineers/scientists/ academicians/ managers.

Advancing Women in Local Government Leadership Masterclass 2019

“Practical strategies, methods and tools to enhance your effectiveness as a leader in Local Government”


Advancing Women in Local Government Leadership Masterclass 2019

“Practical strategies, methods and tools to enhance your effectiveness as a leader in Local Government”

28th to 29th March 2019| HB Conference Centre Sandton| Johannesburg

4th to 5th April 2019| CAPETOWN

11th to 12th April 2019| Durban

(early bird price register by 8th March 2019 and get R500 off )


  • Leadership skills, tools and techniques
  • Understanding and managing public expectations and leading in a political environment
  • Strategies to tackle conflict and project confidence
  • Negotiate diversity and inclusion biases, enablers and blockers
  • Weather the impact of change and act as a effective change agent
  • Strengthen your resilience and resolve
  • Courageous and influential communication skills
  • Stakeholder management and engagement
  • Strategic career progression in Local Government
  • Women in Local Government Leadership Workshop

Who Should Attend?

All women in national, provincial & local government. These are broken down to;

  • Municipalities, Districts, Metropolitans
  • Legislatures
  • Ministries
  • Government Departments
  • Parliamentarians
  • Consultants
  • Attorneys
  • Academia
  • Researchers
  • Women Organisations
  • Private Sector

Those interested in the uplifting  women

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