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Alumni event
Start: 10/12/2018, 10:30
End: 10/12/2018, 14:00
Contact:Ronél Beukes - 021 808 3404
Location: Van der Sterr

​The annual Alumni Class Day for alumni, graduates and guests of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences will be held on Monday, 10 December 2018 from 10:30 to 14:00 at the Van Der Sterr Building, Victoria Street, Stellenbosch.

The keynote address will be delivered by well-known futurist Dr Morné Mostert, Director of the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at Stellenbosch University.

Dr Mostert advises globally on futures-based executive decision-making and cognitive development for senior leaders. He has worked inter alia in Paris, London, Dubai, Madrid, Kuala Lumpur and several African countries.

Subsequent to his PhD in the Management of Technology and Innovation, Dr Mostert's areas of specialisation have included Futures Thinking, Strategic Thinking, Systems Thinking and Creative Innovation. He is the author of the influential book Systemic Leadership Learning – Leadership Development in the Era of Complexity, which has been the prescribed text for several international programmes on strategic leadership. He is a member of the International Labour Organization's panel of experts on the future of work.

The programme will be as follows:

10:30 – 11:00        Arrival and welcome
11:00 – 11:50        Guests may select to attend one of the following parallel presentations:

  • Ms Marietha de Wet, Dept of Industrial Psychology: Bullying in the Workplace.
  • Prof Sugnet Lubbe, Dept of Statistics and Actuarial Science: Essential Data Science Maps to Safely Navigate Potholes
  • Ms Lieschen Venter, Dept of Logistics: A systems perspective of the Western Cape education system with a focus on teachers.
  • Mrs Gretha Steenkamp, School of Accoutancy: Are share repurchases providing executive directors with a method of increasing their own share-based remuneration?
  • Dr Babette Rabie & Ms Adele Burger, School of Public Leadership: Assessing the value of public transport subsidisation: A programme design versus beneficiary perspective
  • Dr Debra Shepherd, Dept of Economics: Social identity and high school performance
  • Prof Johann de Villiers, Dept of Business Management: A sustainable lifestyle and saving for retirement: the calculation every salaried person has to make (based on research by Prof De Villiers and Ms Elze-Mari Roux). Please note: This presentation will be in Afrikaans, with simultaneous translation into English available.

12:00 – 13:00        Keynote address by Dr Morné Mostert on A new paradigm for African Futures​​​​This will be followed by a brief address by the Dean, Prof Ingrid Woolard.
13:00 – 14:00        Finger lunch