Webcast # 4: Leading in uncertain times
In the 4th webcast in our series we will focus on leadership, ethics and scenario planning in a time of crisis. Brett Tromp will focus on what good leaders do in a time of crisis and will focus on areas such as communication, collaboration, crisis management, business continuity and resilience. In the second session, Prof. Deon Rossouw, CEO of the Ethics Institute of South Africa will discuss the importance of ethics in a time of crisis. The third session of the day will focus on the most important questions people are asking “When will this end and what happens next?” Prof André Roux, and Gideon Botha will use Pestle techniques to help the audience understand the future scenarios that could play out.
Session 1 (08h00 – 08h45)
Leadership and communication in a time of crisis – what do good leaders do?
Brett Tromp, Chief Financial Officer of Discovery Health, Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Health Care Services and the Head of Discovery SRX Pharmacy
Session 2 (08h45 – 09h30)
Ethics in a time of crisis
Prof Deon Rossouw, CEO of the Ethics Institute of South Africa
Session 3 (09h30 – 10h15)
Where are we and where are we heading as a country? Scenario planning discussion.
Prof André Roux and Gideon Botha
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.