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Business unusual: Future of work and organisational mindset

April 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm SAST

SAICA Webinar

Webcast #5: Business unusual: Future of work and organisational mindset


In this 5th webcast of our series we will focus on the future of work, how to develop your inherent creative ability and to consider the future role of accountants. Willem van der Post, futurist will focus on working trends in the future, has the way we have worked during this lockdown change the way we work in future? What are the international trends related to remote work? How will this future of work impact other areas of business? In the second session, Duncan Stewart, artist and coach will engage the audience in how to develop their inherent creativity. Why is creativity important in the future of work? He will provide practical strategies to rewire your brain to unlock creativity. In the final session, Mandi Olivier will discuss the relevance and role of accountants in the future which will lead the audience into how the revised CPD policy will work from 2020.


Session 1 (08h00 – 08h45)

How Coronavirus will shape working trends in future from a local and global perspective from an organisational and people perspective
Willem van der Post, CEO of xTech.Capital

Session 2 (08h45 – 09h30)

Developing and enhancing your inherent creativity as a tool to future proof yourself
Duncan Stewart, internationally trained and locally resident fine artist

Session 3 (09h30 – 10h15)

Where are we and where are we heading as a country? Scenario planning discussion.
Mandi Olivier, SAICA Senior Executive: Pre-Qualification Professional Development

Series Overview

Crises inadvertently create opportunity. Challenges and crises have the potential to ignite our greatest ideas, creative thoughts and leadership decisions as it forces us outside the norm. It is said that the best things lie just beyond our comfort zones.

It is against a backdrop of a global crisis as well as the recent downgrade by Moody’s, confirming the country’s sub-investment status and the accompanying dire economic prospects facing the country, as well as the impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown, it is easy to become despondent and fearful.

We’d like to encourage you during this time of uncertainty to take care of yourself and your family. But not only that, consider the impact of your actions on those around you. Fighting this pandemic and finding our new normal in the midst of uncertainty is not only necessary, but also our national duty.

Therefore, SAICA wants to encourage you, our members, in these unsettling and unprecedented times.  To help address the challenges faced by many, SAICA will be hosting a complimentary virtual leadership series that will focus on various elements affecting individuals, businesses and the profession as a whole.

The benefits of attending the virtual sessions:

  • Participants will have a better understanding of where we currently are and the challenges we are facing;
  • We will provide practical tools and knowledge on how to lead and thrive in these difficult times;
  • We will showcase the qualities that good leaders must demonstrate to enable their organisations to emerge stronger from any crisis
  • We will consider various scenarios of what a post-coronavirus world might look like as well opportunities for growth.