ABOUT EDUWEEK 2019
The EAPA-SA Board and the Organising Committee welcome you to our 21st Anniversary Event, the EAPA-SA Eduweek.
WHAT IS EAPA-SA EDUWEEK?
EAPA-SA offers a week long, annual event which is focused on the education of members and others in the EAP industry; networking; and growth of the industry at large. Our commitment to creating positive change through education and training is communicated in the event name.
The EAPA SA Eduweek provides a platform to learn from experts in the field as well as keeping abreast with the latest developments in the field. It carries a maximum of 16 continuous professional development (CPD) points which are mandatory to professionals in the field of employee health and wellness.
The benefits of attendance and participation can be summarized as follows:
To receive training aligned to the identified skills as reflected in the employee’s personal development plan for 2019/20.
For Employee Wellness this is the only association that exists in SA for professionals to be trained on recent developments.
To obtain the continuous professional development (CPD) points which are required by the relevant professional statutory body as a mandatory requirement.
Eduweek brings together professionals, service providers and industry experts, showcasing the latest resources in the EA industry as well as providing opportunities to network with peers and industry leaders.
The Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place during Eduweek, thereby allowing members to actively contribute to governance and the strategic direction of Employee Wellness in South Africa.
The registration fee includes a one-year free membership with the Association, which is necessary to ensure the highest level of practice.- The programme content of Eduweek is quality assured by topmost EAP specialist is South Africa optimal learning.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Eduweek caters to CEO’s; HR Directors; EAP Wellness Practitioners; Occupational Health & Safety; Clinical Psychologists; Occupational Therapists; Labour Relations; Transformation Specialists; Organisational Development Managers and HIV & Aids Coordinators.
The 2019 EAPA-SA Eduweek Theme:
LEADING THROUGH CHANGE: Navigating EAP in an Everchanging Workspace
The cultural, social and economic contexts of organisations in which EAP programmes are provided are going through rapid change, precipitated by the Fourth Industrial Revolution; and whatever these changes may be, their employees are sure to be feeling the positive and negative effects.
Workplace change isn’t easy. Business experts agree that the success of organisations, and the employees who inhabit them, in the 21st century rests on both leadership and workers’ ability to adapt to and make the most of change. Learning to thrive through change is the skill that employees from all strata most need, in order to meet whatever challenges may come their way throughout their careers.
EAP needs to change, to keep in step with wholesale evolution wrought by technological innovation in the workplace, as well as assist their client organisations and employees to successfully navigate the resultant stressors and challenges, and thus successfully ride the tide of this change.
2019 EDUWEEK VENUE:
This year we will host our Eduweek at the Wild Coast Sun in the friendly city of Port Edward.
As an event venue, their wide array of meeting rooms, training facilities, breakaway and pause areas, banquet venues, and professionally trained staff, the Wild Coast Sun was an easy choice for this year’s Eduweek.
With the ability to easily accommodate our delegates on all fronts, we look forward to many productive hours, whilst enjoying the salty air of Port Edward.
Located at the banks of the Umtamvuna and Waterworld’s double-decked boat, the Wild Coast Sun is the perfect location for such a prestigious gathering.
With one of the top championship golf courses in Southern Africa and a diverse range of restaurants and bars within The Boardwalk Hotel, our delegates will be spoilt for choice in the evenings. Should you want to explore friendly Port Edward, you will find many divine dining and entertainment options within close proximity.
The expansive 750 hectare resort awaits you this year, for our 21st anniversary event, at the magnificent Wild Coast Sun. The perfect location to engage with one another, enjoy the holiday-style environment, and connect with familiar faces.
Eduweek Organising Committee
Dr. Marion Borcherds
STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS & SPONSORSHIP
Jimmy John Lenong
Joel Mzwandile Gumede