THE 19TH PUBLIC SECTOR TRAINERS FORUM (PSTF)
TAKES PLACE ON 16-18 OCTOBER, GALLAGHER CONFERENCE CENTRE, MIDRAND
In 2011, the South African government adopted the National Development Plan (NDP) – Vision 2030. Chapter 13 of the NDP calls for the building of a capable and developmental state. The vision articulated in this chapter is for well-run and effectively coordinated state institutions with skilled public servants who are committed to the public good and capable of delivering consistently high-quality services while prioritising the nation’s developmental objectives. In order to achieve Vision 2030, the public sector must have a strong cadre of public sector trainers and facilitators who are themselves well capacitated to be able to empower other public servants with requisite skills, competences and attributes. The critical question is: To what extend are public service trainers / facilitators enabled to carry out this mammoth task?
This conference will afford public sector trainers / facilitators an opportunity to reflect critically on their role in the context of building a capable and developmental state. Among others, the conference will deal with the policy environment, capacity development and career pathing, existing models and systems, as well as financial and other resources needed for public sector trainers / facilitators to empower others.
It is on this basis that human resource development practitioners, managers, researchers and scholars are called upon to share knowledge and ideas on how relevant programmes, institutions, systems, and strategies can be developed within the public sector to develop human capability. The organising committee under the guidance of the National School of Government proposed the theme for the 19th PSTF Conference be: “Enabling Vision 2030 through Human Resource Development”.
This will be supported by the following sub-themes:
• Talent management and career development strategies, • Using the public sector space to develop new knowledge
for the knowledge economy,
• HRD in the declining economy: value for money, project
supported by the European Union under the NSG’s Public Service Training & Capacity Building Programme
• Building public sector learning organisations, and
• Revitalising the role of the State to produce technical
skills and specialist professionals.
The conference will also confer awards on individuals, teams, departments and provinces in recognition of their contribution to human resource development since the last conference in 2015.
CONFERENCE BOOKING, REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Delegates are advised to make bookings at 086 100 8326 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For booking enquiries, please contact Ms Teboho
Khalushi at 012 441 6729 or Teboho.Khalushi@thensg.gov.za
Registration forms can be obtained from:
• The NSG website at www.thensg.gov.za
• A provincial academy
• An HRD coordinator from the department/province
A deposit of R4 313 is payable upfront per delegate. All payment enquiries and requests for quotations should be directed to email@example.com.
This conference aims to attract:
• ETD/HRD practitioners (trainers, organisational development specialists, skills development facilitators, training co-ordinators, and managers)
• Members of organised labour
• SETA officials
• Academics and researchers in HRD/ETD, public sector
leaders and administrators
• Students in the fields of HRD/ETD and Public
Organisations are invited to exhibit at the conference for all three days. There are 20 exhibition spaces available.
• An exhibition costs R15 000 and covers the following:
– 3m x 3m branded shells scheme
– 1 x standard table, 2 x standard chairs
– Access to conference sessions for two exhibitors, meals and
For booking of exhibitions please contact: Ms Malebo Ralehlaka at Malebo.firstname.lastname@example.org
012 441 6624
Conference delegates: No refund on cancellation will be made. Where a delegate is unable to attend only a substitute delegate from the same department/province / organisation will be accepted.
The 18th PSTF Conference was held in 2015 in Kimberly hosted by the Northern Cape Provincial Government.
“ENABLING VISION 2030 THROUGH HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT”