The KR Learning and Development Conference took place in September at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton. This event is the most comprehensive learning conference in Africa attended by learning leaders from across the African continent. Speakers from top organisations like Unilever, IBM, Sasol, MMI, Coca-Cola Beverages, Cape Union Mart Group, Vodacom and more delivered presentations at the event.
With this event each year, KR recognises excellence within the L&D profession with the Learning and Development Team of the Year Award. The award is designed to recognise an organisation and its learning team members who strive to constantly improve the extent to which L & D meets business needs, establishes direction and contributes to the success of the organisation through improving the performance of employees. Outstanding teams who demonstrate consistently high levels of quality, who are innovative with their content and techniques and at the same time show the significant impact that their function has had on the organisation in terms of effectiveness and bottom line are awarded.
The 2018 winners were:
1st Place: ArcelorMittal
2nd Place: Sasol
3rd Place: WNS-Ucademy
This year saw high-quality entries from a number of organisations and the judges commented that it is exciting to see the amazing work organisations are doing in the L & D space. Judges of the event included respected industry leaders including: S’ne Mkhize (Tigerbrands), Terry Meyer (Leadership SA), Shirley Zinn (former Group HR Director, Woolworths), Rose Mathefena (UNISA), Julia Dyssel, (Sanlam) and Wilhelm Crous (KR)
Winners of the awards received prizes from KR as well as prizes sponsored by UCT Graduate School of Business.
Click here to view some highlights from the awards ceremony!