29 May | Webinar

Developing Leaders for the New Normal

Appropriate Strategies for Leading in Uncertain and Unprecedented Times
Chess Game

Time & Location

29 May, 14:00 – 16:00 SAST



About The Event

A crisis is the ultimate test of leadership.  Guiding people through uncertainty and into the new reality requires credible, authentic and capable Leadership!  

Throughout this pandemic, we’ve witnessed certain leadership traits and approaches that may have made the difference between life and death. Right now employees are asking tough questions that leaders cannot necessarily answer.  What will this pandemic mean for our company? What will this mean for my job? So in a world where everything is unpredictable, everything is faster and everything is questionable, organisations will need not only different leaders, but also a new style of leadership.

For this webinar we’ve brought together three leadership experts to outline some of the challenges facing leaders during COVID-19. These thought-leaders will also offer practical strategies to help you cope with the current and future effects of this crisis.

  • Internationally-recognised leadership expert, Professor Theo Veldsman, will offer leaders a framework to understand the context of this crisis, as well as the leadership options available to respond. He will also outline the capabilities and competencies needed to perform optimally during this time. 

  • Seasoned leadership development consultant Dr Charles du Toit will cover the important role that middle management and mid-level leaders have to play to steer their organisations through these volatile times. To a large extent middle managers are the ones keeping organisations together.  It is therefore not only the executive leaders who need to stand up, it is the entire leadership component of an organisation.

  • Dudu Msomi, CEO of Busara Leadership Partners and Adjunct Faculty at Gordon Institute of Business Science believes that having a leadership role does not instinctively mean embracing change or being competent to match the demands of a new working environment.  New scenarios require a fundamental shift in thoughts, words and deeds. It is extremely costly and disruptive for any organisation to have ill-equipped leaders who cannot navigate transitions and change. Dudu Msomi offers 8 leadership knowledge and capabilities that leaders need to develop in order to build the critical competencies of agility and adaptability to lead effectively in uncertain and unprecedented times. 


About The Speakers


Dr Charles du Toit

Prior to his current role as the CEO of Dr Charles du Toit and Associates, a niche Leadership and HR consultancy, Dr Charles du Toit was the HR Director of Eveready in South Africa for 16 years. Today he provides leadership development solutions, training and strategic support to a wide range of significant corporations and several Business Schools. He is also the founder and chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Bay HR Forum. Charles currently holds a PhD in Leadership through Change from the University of Johannesburg.


Dudu Msomi

Dudu Msomi is the Founder and CEO of Busara Leadership Partners whose expertise is to facilitate the development and effectiveness of leaders to achieve their desired goals. Msomi is a Strategist, Leadership Coach and Thought -provoking, Attitude & Behaviour Shifting Speaker and Writer. Dudu is a guiding voice on transformation, strategy and governance in South Africa. She holds several directorships on the boards and councils including the Financial Services Board, National Housing Finance Corporation and Agricultural Research Council.  Dudu was named one of the Top 30 Influential South African Business Leaders in 2018. ​Dudu Msomi was selected by the US Consulate in South Africa as a mentee on the FORTUNE/US State Department Global Women Leaders in 2010 and on the Cherie Blair Foundation in 2015.  She has an MBA from Gibs 


Professor Theo Veldsman

Professor Theo Veldsman is a Work Psychologist, a Strategic People Effectiveness Advisor, and a former Professor and HOD at the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management in the College of Economics and Business, University of Johannesburg (UJ). He is currently a Visiting Professor at UJ and an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.   Theo is regarded as a thought leader in South Africa with respect to people management and the psychology of work. He has led the profession of Psychology and Industrial Psychology nationally as President on several occasions, and was awarded Fellowship status by the Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology of SA (SIOPSA). Theo was given an Award for Lifelong Achievement by the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) in 2012. 





Non-Members: R495 (excl. VAT)

HR Directors Community Members: R396 (excl. VAT)

For more information or if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Debbie Atwell: | +27 83 651 1664



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