Requesting SABPP to institute online conference access

By sylviahammond, 18 March, 2019

This post is for two reasons - to request SABPP to make conferences more available via online technology, and information for members on the Learning and development conference - in Gauteng. This is my email to Marius Meyer.

Dear Marius,
I hope that all is well with you, and congratulations on your recent appointment.

You will note that I have forwarded an SABPP email to commence this correspondence. I regard the SABPP as the leading human resource management body. You may recall that many years ago I gave you my opinion that so much of what goes wrong in our nation leads back to weak and poor performing HR. I understand that the introduction of HR standards by SABPP serves to counter that situation - if made accessible.

So much of what the SABPP does is apparently Gauteng based - as if the rest of the country does not exist. As you will know this is a nation where a very small elite command the majority of the economy. Consequently, it is not viable or affordable for the majority to travel to Gauteng. The result is that an elite of private multinational and national corporations dominate - and the public service attend at the expense of taxpayers, and compromise funds available for delivery of public services.

Consequently, I would like to suggest to you that this situation may be resolved by technology. The technology exists for the SABPP to make conferences available for online attendance and participation, and to record conferences and presentations for later viewing. It is also entirely possible for you to charge for these services - I am not suggesting that they be made freely available. You could still have differential charges for members and non-members.

I believe that this modus operandi would increase the SABPP exposure, increase membership, increase transparency of SABPP activities, and provide a valuable national service. Therefore, I would appreciate it if you would table this suggestion for discussion at the SABPP Board meetings.

Finally, as a disclosure, I manage the site of practitioners in learning and development, which is part of Portal Publishing, and I will post this email to the site. However, I do not have any association with - or have any interest in - any companies that provide online conference management.

Kind regards

Portal Publishing
Sylvia Hammond | Consulting Editor
| Portal Publishing
| phone: 083 555 5009
| email: [email protected]

29th May 2019

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Cost for attending:
R1500.00 members excl.VAT
R2000.00 non-members excl.VAT

I've copied the registration link so this should work - otherwise use the email address:
For more information contact [email protected]


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