WINDHOEK, Nov. 03 — The 11th Institute of People Management Conference ended successfully today. Over 100 HR delegates convened for this year’s conference under the themes ReFresh, ReNew and ReFocus.
The Conference has now successfully run for 11 years consecutively under Tim Ekandjo leadership who founded and serves as its President.
Known as the face of HR excellence in Namibia this year’s event discussed topical issues such as digitalization at work, leadership, and employer branding. The highlight of the program was the panel discussion on whether covid vaccinations should become compulsory in the country and at work. The panel was moderated by Denver Kisting with panelist Immanuel Mulunga (Namcor MD), Julia Muetudhana (GM HR NTA), and John Shimaneni (Deputy Executive Director Ministry of Justice)
Ekandjo said that this year’s Conference passed 3 important resolutions namely, that IPM establish an IPM corner that will allow all HR professionals to share ideas and experiences. The 2nd resolution was to commission more local HR studies and thirdly to encourage Line Manager and CEOs to attend the conference to get a deeper understanding of the profession to better support it.
Delegates were also encouraged to make use of the MTC National Internship project that accommodates 160 students annually.
“I wish to declare this year’s conference a resounding success. Our speakers this year were on top of their game and the level of engagement was amazing. I am encouraged that the future of the profession is in good hands” said Ekandjo.