Join us for another exciting line-up of inspirational speakers at this year’s Festival of Learning

SACAP is proud to present the sixth annual Festival of Learning to be hosted on our Cape Town and Johannesburg campus in May 2017.

The Festival of Learning is inspired by the idea of bringing together professionals, students and the broader community to explore the many facets of psychology, counselling, coaching and the application of these specifically within the South African context.

This year the festival will not be guided by one theme. In the light of the many challenges that South Africa is facing and in celebration of the uniqueness of our country, we aim to showcase ideas and experiences that assist in creating positive change, uplift communities and engaging stories that inspire growth.

“There is an enormous disparity between the lofty ideals to which South African society aspires and the stark community realities of poverty, crime and dislocation. In seeking to address this gap, it is easy to become overwhelmed or dispirited by the enormity of the task at hand. However, at SACAP we believe that to positively impact a single life is to change the whole world. Hence our person centered approach to teaching and learning.” says Lance Katz, SACAP’s CEO.

We look forward to creating positive change in South Africa with you.

 

 

Cape Town Day Programme

TIME ROOM1 – COACHING ROOM 2 – COACHING ROOM 3 – PSYCHOLOGY ROOM 4 – PSYCHOLOGY
9 to 10am Althea Banda-Hansmann & Trisha Lord – In the Journey of Race and Racism: What is White Work and What is Black Work? TBC Claire Voges – Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) : An Overview with a specific focus on Canine-Assisted Therapy TBC
10:20 to 11:20am Abby Malan – How our Everyday, Ordinary and Extraordinary Lives are Opportunities for Practice and Development Burgert Kirsten – Grow your presence, playfulness and intuition Nina Mensing – How to effectively co-parent during and after a divorce/separation Nidhi Chaitow – Transitions to Eldership – Making Meaning from Just Being
11:40 to 12:40pm George Swingler – Recovering Racists in a Thinking Environment? Early postcards from a journey Mervyn Malamed – Mediation Gordon Isaacs – Sexuality, stigma & HIV – The South African response to the epidemic Julia Sharkey – Addiction & Denial
12:40 to 1:20pm LUNCH BREAK
1:20 to 2:20pm Graham Williams – Conversations that Count Svea van den Hoorn – Responding to Mental Health Issues in Coaching Practice: Run a mile? Consult a colleague? Press on regardless? Gayle Bowey – Social Media’s Grip on Fitness Culture Marlo Martin – Using Psychology to Maximise Your Impact & Build Your Personal Brand
2:40 to 3:40pm Alex van Oostveen -TA as a Leadership Language for Africa Werner Carstens – Life Coaching in the Corporate Environment Dr Katherine Train – Igniting the Will for Change Stanley Henkeman – Model for Social Change
4 to 5pm Sascha Forster – The Art and Science of Self-Awareness: Using Insights Discovery (Personality) to Make a Positive Difference Jutta Lenz – Awaken Yourself – How health and life coaching can help to lead people through their transformation TBC TBC

Johannesburg Day Programme

TIME ROOM1 – COACHING ROOM 2 – COACHING/PSYCHOLOGY ROOM 3 – PSYCHOLOGY
9 to 10am Matt Shelley – Coaching and Professionalism in a Post-Trust World Bianca Olivia Jeanne Cassell – Well-being of a transsexual: The power of loss in connection and transformation Sam Tsima – Applying the LEKGOTLA Learning & Development Methodology in Team Coaching
10:20 to 11:20am Paul Quinsee – Are we really addressing the elephants in the room? Deborah Ho-Chung- The Transformative Power of Vulnerability Cheryl Wright – Stories of hope: Narrative landscapes fostering hopeful pathways to a preferred identity with vulnerable youth in South Africa
11:40 to 12:40pm Andre Retief – Creating positive change Steve Banhegyi – Allegorical storytelling for change and social transformation – using African Dilemma Tales Federica Micoli – Psychosocial perspectives of the refugee experience: an interdisciplinary model of intervention
12:40 to 1:20pm LUNCH BREAK
1:20 to 2:20pm Zamo Mbele – Don’t touch my hair! The colour complex of race in psychotherapies Qui Leong Pon – Finding Balance Karmilla Pillay Siokos – Survivor, Slut, Activist
2:40 to 3:40pm Qui Leong Pon – Impact Therapy Technique Anita Moerman van Blankenburg – Journey with a school Elizabeth Steenkamp & Omar Shaheda – Children’s perceptions of the risks faced at school.
4 to 5pm Thabiso Mailula – Personal Journey TBC Shaheda Omar – Court Preparation not a one-man-show, but a multidisciplinary approach

Cape Town Short Talk Programme

TIME ROOM
5 to 5:50pm NETWORKING
5:50 to 6pm Welcome – SACAP
6 to 6:15pm Graham Williams – Conversations that Count
6:15 to 6:30pm Angela Hough-Maxwell – Group Therapy: Exploring the dialogue between inner and outer
6:30 to 6:45pm Mandy de Noon-Stevens – As a Counsellor – can we make a difference?
6:4 to 7pm Marlene Nunes – Engaging South African’s from all walks of life
7 to 7:15pm BREAK
7:15 to 7:30pm TBC
7:30 to 7:45pm TBC
7:45 to 8pm TBC
8 to 8:15pm TBC

Jo’burg Short Talk Programme

TIME ROOM
5 to 5:50pm NETWORKING
5:50 to 6pm Welcome – SACAP
6 to 6:15pm Steve Banhegyi – Conversations that Count
6:15 to 6:30pm Mirah Wilks -Negotiating resilience in a hostile environment
6:30 to 6:45pm Qui Leong Pon – African Psychology
6:40 to 7pm Ilse Jaquire – The Art of Talking Human
7 to 7:15pm BREAK
7:15 to 7:30pm TBC
7:30 to 7:45pm TBC
7:45 to 8pm TBC
8 to 8:15pm TBC