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Make ethics the start not the destination - Alan Hosking

  • 05 May 2015
  • 17:00 - 19:00
  • FTI Training Centre, Kirstenhof Office Park , 1 Witkoppen Rd, Paulshof, Sandton

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Many people have a mind-set that sees ethical behaviour as a worthwhile goal to strive for. While ethical behaviour is indeed a worthwhile quality, we should however not see it as a mere minimum requirement.

There is a lot more to ethics than mere compliance with minimum standards. This presentation will challenge conventional views on ethics to demonstrate that we can go a lot further than being “just” ethical.

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About the Speaker

ALAN HOSKING’s roles include publisher, editor, author, mentor, coach, self-mastery teacher, public speaker, trend spotter and musician. He has dedicated his career to the development of people in all walks of life and across every generation – from infants to octogenarians. A Psychology and English graduate with a Post Graduate Higher Education Diploma, Alan started his career in the education sector, moved into training and then strategic communication in the corporate world at Standard Bank head office, and later into private enterprise as a business-to-business publisher in the human capital space. 

Alan is the founder of new generation publishing house Osgard Media, and a multiple award-winning Publisher, having won five prestigious Pica Awards from the Magazine Publishers Association of South Africa. He is the Publisher of HR Future, a multimedia global human strategy magazine (www.hrfuture.net), which he launched in 2001. During the magazine’s lifetime, Alan has interviewed over 100 of the world’s top leadership and management gurus. 

He has previously been a Contributing Editor for a UK-based international HR magazine, and a regular contributor to two national parenting magazines in South Africa. 

In 1996, Alan was requested by the BMF to relaunch and publish its magazine then known as Black Leader, which he published for five years. In 2005, he was asked by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to handle the redesign and relaunch of former President Mandela’s personal website, www.nelsonmandela.org. This project lasted 18 months. 

Apart from his publishing activities, Alan is a self-mastery teacher and an age management coach to senior executives. He developed and facilitates a world-first Executive Age Management Intervention that helps executives in their fifties and sixties to “down-age” by 10 to 15 years to regain youthful levels of performance both in their professional as well as in their personal lives. He has also developed and facilitates a Fatigue Management Intervention, as well as a Stress Management Intervention, for high performers and executives, which he was asked to conduct for the doctors and students at one of the country’s premier Medical Schools.

Alan has mentored the mentors of some of South Africa’s top CEOs and political role players across the spectrum. This is done on a “no names, no photographs” basis. He has served a four-year term as an Advisory Board member of the Nelson Mandela Metro University Business School, is a member of Henley Business School Africa’s Strategy Board, a Judge for the annual South Africa Reward Association’s Reward Awards, and a Judge for the Times Media AMARA Awards. Alan is a regular speaker on business platforms, has appeared on national radio and television, and is the author of best-seller parenting book, What nobody tells a new father, which has sold 77,000 copies. He facilitates parenting workshops for new and experienced parents in the workplace and after hours. 

Alan’s negotiating skills and experience were put to the test in an armed robbery in the family’s Northcliff home in May 2008. Using high level inter-personal skills, he defused the situation, managed the behaviour of three armed robbers and got the family through the experience unscathed. Through excellent teamwork between him and his wife, the robbers were apprehended by waiting police officers as they were exiting the premises and, after successful prosecution, are currently serving prison terms of 25 and 30 years. In 2011, 

Alan received a Meritorious Award from the Association of Mine Human Resource Practitioners for “outstanding contribution in service of the interests of the South African Mining Industry”. In 2012, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the SA Board for People Practices for “exceptional contribution to the HR profession”.

Since January 2013, Alan has been jointly heading up a world-first initiative with SABPP CEO, Marius Meyer – the development and roll out of National HR Standards for the SA HR profession. In 2014, Alan was asked by the South African Local Government Association to assist them with leadership development in municipalities across the country. He is also currently working on a national initiative with a former Commissioner in the Office of the Presidency to find innovative ways to address some of the challenges the country faces. Alan is married to Jenny, and they have three daughters, a son-in-law and a granddaughter.

About the Sponsor

Specialists at Developing Skills and Organisational Capacity in Key Roles for the Digital Age

Faculty Training Institute is a private training company with a specialist focus on providing exceptional career-oriented training courses and support services for professional knowledge workers in the corporate-facing world.

With training facilities in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, we’re perfectly equipped to run training courses at our headquarters but can just as easily conduct business on-site at your convenience. We regularly make use of conference facilities in other city centres where there is a demand for our training services.

Faculty Training Institute – Developing South Africa’s Human Potential

Our training courses are intended to equip graduates with the skills and understanding to use technology to unlock business value.

We offer learning programmes in: 

•Business and Systems Analysis

•Project and Programme Management

•Quality Assurance and Testing

•Specialist and Core Skills

•Coaching and Mentoring

•Leadership Development

Typical course delegates include business analysts, systems analysts, enterprise architects, project managers and testing specialists. Our value-added services are aimed at facilitating the improvement of capacity in these fields in a company environment.

We are passionate about developing human potential and, with more than two decades in the industry, we have the experience and expertise to help you and your company reach new levels of efficiency, performance and success in an ever-changing technological business world.

FTI was wholly acquired by the EOH group in 2012 and forms part of its Human Capital Management division.

Business Intelligence has become a key enabler for the business leaders to solidify continuous improvement within their organisations.

There has been a strong shift in focus and demand from OLTP to OLAP systems as the demand for analytics has increased.

An organizations BI capabilities has become a major source of informing business decisions to enable a competitive advantage over competitors in servicing clients and improving operational efficiencies.

Due to the increase in demand for BI Projects it has become imperative for BAs to augment their BA skills to ensure that they are able to provide the necessary value and expertise within a BI Context.

The talk will focus on what skills are typically required from a BI BA with specific references to recent Case Studies in which the presenter has been personally involved.

Business Intelligence has become a key enabler for the business leaders to solidify continuous improvement within their organisations.

There has been a strong shift in focus and demand from OLTP to OLAP systems as the demand for analytics has increased.

An organizations BI capabilities has become a major source of informing business decisions to enable a competitive advantage over competitors in servicing clients and improving operational efficiencies.

Due to the increase in demand for BI Projects it has become imperative for BAs to augment their BA skills to ensure that they are able to provide the necessary value and expertise within a BI Context.

The talk will focus on what skills are typically required from a BI BA with specific references to recent Case Studies in which the presenter has been personally involved.

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