THE 19TH PUB­LIC SEC­TOR TRAIN­ERS FO­RUM (PSTF)

TAKES PLACE ON 16-18 OC­TO­BER, GALLAGHER CON­FER­ENCE CEN­TRE, MIDRAND

Public Sector Manager - - Feature -

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 con­tact­cen­tre@thensg.gov.za.

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 con­tact­cen­tre@thensg.gov.za.

PAR­TIC­I­PANTS’ PRO­FILES

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

Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

EX­HI­BI­TIONS

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

gala din­ner

For book­ing of ex­hi­bi­tions please con­tact: Ms Malebo Ralehlaka at Malebo.ralehlaka@thensg.gov.za

012 441 6624

CANCELLATIONS

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”

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