Port Elizabeth, 24 May 2017 — Stronger forms of ethical leadership, ethical decision-making, ethical behaviour, ethical organisational cultures and ethical values is becoming a vital driver of organisational success and societal prosperity in the 21st century. Yet, unethical practices and transgressions by private and public sector organisations appear to be on the increase.
What is ethical leadership, and how can it be harnessed to create and cultivate a stronger strain of forward-thinking, responsible and sustainable organisations? These are questions that will be answered and explored at the fourth annual Nelson Mandela Bay Leadership Summit.
The summit will take place on 28 June at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth and will unpack and examine ethical leadership from various critical vantage points through a curated line-up of guest speakers. During this one day event, speakers will discuss and debate themes of ethical leadership, find solutions to barriers which prohibit ethical leadership and explore new ideas and best-practices around this topic.
“When ethical leadership which is deeply essential for a transforming and sustainable society is non-existent, the fabric of society and its institutions become soiled. Organisations must demonstrate its important role in society by functioning with a much clearer purpose and with higher levels of integrity, respect and responsibility,” said Dr. Randall Jonas, Director of NMMU Business School, one of the conveners of the Nelson Mandela Bay Leadership Summit.
“This allows organisations to cut a more sustainable path in the future, and to add real value to employees, stakeholders, shareholders, communities and the natural environment.
“Through this year’s summit, we want to empower leaders to become lighthouses of hope and inspiration in an uncertain and broken world, a world sometimes full of unknown unknowns,” said Dr. Jonas.
STELLAR SPEAKER LINE-UP
This year, the organisers of the Nelson Mandela Bay Leadership Summit has announced the following guest speaker for the 2017 event:
- Sipho Mila Pityana, chairman of AngloGold Ashanti and Onelogix will discuss ethical leadership in times of questionable business and government conduct.
- Brand Pretorius, former chairman and CEO of McCarthy Motor Holdings as well as McCarthy Retail Limited, will examine ethical; behaviour as a pre-requisite for effective leadership.
- Skhumbuzo Macozoma, SANRAL’s newly appointed CEO, will explore the purpose of leadership and leading with purpose.
- Lincoln Mali, Standard Bank’s Group Head of Card and Emerging Payments across Africa in Personal and Business Banking and author of the blog www.leadershipconversations.co.za, is also on the line-up of presenters.
- Nosipho Damasane, chairwoman of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal and a non-Executive Director of JSE-listed WBHO, will discuss the impact of ethical leadership on organisational performance and employee behaviour.
- Dr. Jeff Govender, owner and MD of the Famhealth Medipark in Gelvandale PE, The Herald Citizen of the Year (2011) winner in Sustainable Development and board member of the Northern Areas
Development Trust, will provide a case study entitled: Famhealth Medipark story: Empowering Communities.
The event is an initiative of the Ukuvula Foundation and NMMU Business School, and is supported by sponsors Standard Bank, VWSA, Kwantu Private Game Reserve, Metrosecurity, Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA), Rennies and the Boardwalk.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Leadership Summit will take place on 28 June 2017 at Boardwalk Convention Centre, Port Elizabeth. The registration fee per delegate is R2 000 (incl. VAT). Bookings for 10 delegates will receive on 1 seat free. To register and for further information on the Nelson Mandela Bay Leadership Summit 2017, visit: www.nmbleadershipsummit.co.za. Alternatively contact Charmaine Smith on 041 365 7591.