Windhoek, Namibia

Leading at reputation building

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USB Alumni Masterclass: Namibia

  Masterclass     10 October 2019 Windhoek

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” – Warren Buffett, American business magnate

Building an organisation’s reputation starts with the leader. Join USB academic Dr Marietjie Theron-Wepener, who teaches on reputation management and strategic communication, as she explores reputation building during this USB Masterclass hosted in Windhoek, Namibia.

Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019

Time: 07:30 for 08:00 – 12:00

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Windhoek, Namibia | Map

Enquiries: Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

More about the presenter

Dr Marietjie Theron-Wepener’s fields of expertise include corporate reputation, organisational brand identity, strategic marketing, stakeholder relationship management and customer experience management. She has held senior full-time positions in large and medium-sized organisations in various industries, including media, agriculture, advertising and tertiary education, and have been involved part-time in consulting, research and lecturing in the tourism, wine, agricultural, legal and (tertiary) business education sectors. She has lectured full-time and part-time at USB, USB-ED, Bond University (Australia), Aix en Province Business School (France), the University of Stockholm Business School and in-house for companies since 2000. Her practical experience is underpinned by a PhD in Business Management and Administration (in the field of Marketing – Corporate Reputation).

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USB Namibia Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

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USB Namibia Alumni Business Dialogue and Networking

  Business Dialogue     Thursday, 11 April 2019     Windhoek

When no-one is looking – Business ethical compass and practices

We invite our Namibia alumni to join us at this event where Prof Arnold Smit, head of Social Impact at USB, will explore how to make the best use of one’s moral compass to remain ethical in business and build one’s success on an ethical reputation.

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Event details

Date: Thursday, 11 April 2019

Time: 17:30 for 18:00 (ends at 21:00)

Venue: Lemon Tree, Windhoek, Namibia | Map

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Prof Arnold Smit is head of Social Impact at USB. He is also an Associate Professor in Business in Society and his teaching, research and facilitation focus on the contextualisation and integration of ethics, responsibility and sustainability in management education and organisational practice. He is also a member of the Board of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, a member of the PRME Advisory Committee, a member of the USB-ED International Advisory Board, the immediate past President of the Business Ethics Network of Africa, and a trustee of SEED Educational Trust.

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USB Namibia Alumni Business Breakfast

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USB Namibia Alumni Business Breakfast

  Business Breakfast     Friday, 01 March 2019      Windhoek

We invite our USB alumni in Namibia to join us at this Business Breakfast where Seno Namwandi, Director of Innovation and Intellectual Property at the International University of Management (IUM), will talk about the “the building blocks of a vibrant intellectual property economy”.

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Date: Friday, 01 March 2019
Time: 07:30am for 08:00am
Venue: The Lemon Tree Restaurant, Windhoek | Map

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Seno Namwandi is one of the pioneers of Intellectual Property (IP) in Namibia.  Her recent achievement was being selected as one of 16 Mandela Washington Fellows from Namibia for 2018. She currently serves as the youngest director on the board of the Business Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) in Namibia.  Seno is also employed full time at the International University of Management (IUM) where she serves as the Director of Innovation and IP. Seno has a Master’s degree in IP from Africa University, Zimbabwe and other postgraduate certifications in IP. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Stellenbosch University.

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USB Alumni Masterclass in Namibia - Global trends: What, so what, and now what? | 3 Oct

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Alumni Masterclass in Namibia –
Global trends: What, so what,
and now what?

  Masterclass        03 Oct 2018       Namibia

During this USB Alumni Masterclass, Prof André Roux, head: Futures Studies programmes at USB, will provide a review of a number of global megatrends over the next 20 years. Delegates will then have the opportunity to determine the potential implications of these trends for the country, as well as their specific organisations, using a customised measurement tool.

DATE: Wednesday, 03 October 2018
TIME: 09:00 for 09:15 – 12:45
VENUE: Arebbusch Lodge, Windhoek, Namibia | Map
ENQUIRIES: Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

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MPhil in Futures Studies Programme Head

Prof André Roux

He is head of the Futures Studies programmes and professor in Management Economics and Africa Country Risk Analysis at USB. Prof Roux holds a PhD in Economics from Stellenbosch University. He has published widely in books and journals, and he has presented many papers at local and international conferences.

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Namibia Alumni Chapter: Business Dialogue – The role of leaders in tackling corruption | 14 Sep

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Namibia Alumni Chapter: Business Dialogue – The role of leaders in tackling corruption

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  Business Dialogue       14 Sep 2018       Namibia

Leadership can play a significant role in the elimination of corruption. USB alumni in Namibia are invited to this Business Dialogue with Dr Johan Coetzee who will talk about the role of leaders in tackling corruption.

DATE: Friday, 14 September 2018
TIME: 07h30 for 08h00
VENUE: The Lemontree Restaurant, Windhoek, Namibia | Map
ENQUIRIES: Lizelle Kannemeyer | USBAlumni@usb.ac.za

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Dr Johan Coetzee CorruptionSince May 2015 he has been writing a weekly/bi-weekly column, ‘Corruption – A Social Disease’, in the Namibian newspaper, Die Republikein. He is also an Editorial Board member of the peer review journal, the Journal of Public Administration and Development Alternatives, ISSN 2415-5446, since July 2016 and was the Founding member of the Management Board of the Economic Policy Research Association (EPRA) in 2017.

Dr Coetzee did his PhD dissertation on, ‘Systemic Corruption and Corrective Change Management Strategies: A Study of the Co-Producers of Systemic Corruption and its Negative Impact on Socio-Economic Development’.

 

 

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Namibia Alumni Chapter

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Namibia Alumni Chapter

  • ALUMNI
  • 29 JUN 2018
  • WINDHOEK

The Namibia Alumni Chapter is hosting a breakfast discussion with Chie Wasserfall, Chief Executive Officer of the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) on Friday, 29 June 2018. She will discuss the National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) and Namibia’s road to industrialisation. Overall, the NQI’s main objective is to improve the quality of life of its citizens.

DATE: Friday, 29 June 2018

TIME: 07h00 for 07h30 – 09h00

VENUE: NICE Restaurant, Windhoek | Map

Tags  Alumni, Event, Industrialisation

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Chie Wasserfall
CEO of the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI)

Chie Wasserfall is the Chief Executive Officer of the Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) since 1 August 2015. She is an electronics engineer by profession and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB. Before joining the NSI, Chie was part of the top management of the Namibia’s national telecommunications operator, Telecom Namibia and had been in the company for 21 years. She has been in strategic management position for 17 years and therefore has extensive experience in strategic planning, policy formulation and project management amongst others. Prior to that, she was a senior lecturer at the Polytechnic of Namibia. Chie loves camping not only to de-stress but also to enjoy the simplicity of life.

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