EQ4 Africa Conference
3rd Edition
5th - 7th October 2021

THEME:
A Whole New World!

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EQ4AFRICA CONFERENCE 2021

Theme: A Whole New World


  • Date: 10/05/2021 09:00 AM - 10/07/2021 12:30 PM
  • Location Online Event

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Past Events

TitleDateLocation
EQ4AFRICA CONFERENCE 2020 02 Jul 2020Online Event
EQ4AFRICA CONFERENCE 2019 20 Feb 2019GemSuites Riverside Drive, Nairobi, Kenya

About


About
The EQ4Africa conference (Kenya) and the Africa Emotional Intelligence (Nigeria) are annual conferences that bring together leading global minds in Emotional Intelligence to drive transformation across Africa in homes, businesses & communities.

The conferences are a platform for knowledge sharing, experiential learning & networking – where participants share insights, develop practical skills & gain best practice tips on how to leverage Emotional Intelligence to thrive in the constantly evolving environment.

Started in 2018 in Nigeria (Africa Emotional Intelligence Conference) and 2019 in Kenya (EQ4Africa Conference), these events have brought together 603 organisations, and impacted over 1200 delegates across Africa - empowering them with the skills to leverage Emotional Intelligence at work, and in life. The attendees, key decision makers in their respective organisations, reported behavioural change resulting in heightened awareness, increased effectiveness & enhanced performance.

Now in its 3rd year, the EQ4Africa Conference has evolved to a Pan Africa event, hosted by The Six Seconds Partners on the African Continent, and remains the only such platform of its kind in East, West, Central & South Africa.

Participants who join the EQ4Africa Conference 2021 will gain:
  1. Renewed Clarity Of Purpose:
    The power of having a ‘common purpose’ is a performance enhancer for individuals (increasing motivation and engagement), as well as driving the overall success of the organization.
  2. Enhanced Change Readiness:
    The capacity to navigate change and lead effectively through uncertainty are both essential skills in this turbulent world we are living in. Emotional Intelligence is the key to successful change management
  3. Sustained Vitality and Well Being:
    Burnout is up 33% worldwide, and hence both employers and individuals are realizing the value of mental and emotional health and practical ways to boost resilience.

Every participant will complete an assessment & receive the Six Seconds Brain Talent Report, a tool that provides an insight into how you can best put EQ into practice - leveraging your Brains EQ strengths (talents).  This EQ Assessment is valued at $12

A Whole New World


Agenda


08:30 AM
Registration
09:00 AM
Welcome

Mucha Mlingo
Founder & Lead Changemaker, PTS Africa,
Six Seconds Preferred Partner, Kenya
Convener, EQ4Africa Conference

09:05 AM
Keynote Address

Joshua Freedman
CEO, Six Seconds

09:30 AM
Breakout Sessions: Renewed Clarity Of Purpose

For many people, CV19 has been traumatic, and also for many, it’s been a catalyst for change. What will we change toward?

One important tool for answering this question is PURPOSE. And, with EQ, emotions can be a resource to clarify & strengthen purpose.

Join this highly interactive Breakout Session to explore the idea of purpose, and to practice emotional intelligence together.

In preparation for this breakout session, please think about ONE OF YOUR GOALS and ‘bring it’ with you. We will share this during an activity.

In this Breakout Session we will discover:
● What “purpose” means and why it’s important
● The role of emotions in helping us clarify and commit to purpose
● A draft (or new draft) of your own purpose statement for 2021 & beyond

Breakout Sessions Facilitated by Six Seconds Network Leaders:
Ndali Ojeikere - CEO, 8 Oaks Learning
Enahoro Okhae - Managing Director, Pause Factory
Mucha Mlingo - Lead Changemaker, PTS Africa

11:15 AM
Panel Discussion: It Starts With Why

Purpose is connection to a goal bigger than self; a self-organizing aim that guides and imbues even the simplest actions with relevance and meaning. It is more than a goal, no matter how SMART - because it’s focused on the long-term and on a deeper meaning.

In his book & Ted Talk, ‘Start With Why’ Simon Sinek explores the power of purpose, introducing a powerful idea called The Golden Circle, which provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

In this panel discussion, we explore the concept of purpose, and how organisations can utilise this EQ principle to ignite motivation & drive engagement

Panelists:

Wanjira Mathai
Chair, Wangari Mathai Foundation
Six Second Preferred Partner, Kenya
Regional Director for Africa, WRI

Avril Kidd
CEO, EQ In Action
Six Second Preferred Partner, South Africa

Emmanuel Mutuma
CEO - Brighter Monday

Mwihaki Muraguri
Principal - Paukwa House

Moderator:

LeRoy Munetsi
COO Consulting, Alexander Forbes (Invited)

12:15 PM
Wrap Up & Close
08:30 AM
Registration
09:00 AM
Welcome Note

Mucha Mlingo
Founder & Lead Changemaker, PTS Africa
Six Seconds Preferred Partner, Kenya
Convener, EQ4Africa Conference

09:05 AM
Keynote Address: Adaptability In Times Of Constant Change

Jayne Morrison
Regional Director, Middle East, Africa & India
Six Seconds

09:30 AM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Enhanced Change Readiness

Are you ready for change?

In 2020, we experienced dramatic change thrust upon us and struggled to make it through. Now, we’re at a new stage – will we stay in the state of struggle or can we begin to lead our way through change?

Join this highly interactive Breakout Session to explore what it takes to change – to shift from “being made to change” toward “being a changemaker.”

In yesterday’s breakout session, we explored purpose, a vision of where to go. Now, we’ll consider how to step in that direction, and how the practice of Emotional Intelligence can help.

In this Breakout Session we will discover:
● The emotions of change - how feelings shape change and change shapes feelings
● What helps us become “change ready” and beyond to “changemaker”
● How the competencies of emotional intelligence are tools for change

Breakout Sessions Facilitated by Six Seconds Network Leaders:
Carey Kurten - Founder, Mila
Nokubonga Mbanga - Founder, Self Insights
Libby Edmonds - Founder, EQlibrium

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Getting Unstuck – The Power Of EQ To Navigate Change

If there is one thing we can be certain about, it is the fact that COVID has brought changes – at work, at home and even with our finances and we will have to adapt to them. We often fail to change as a result of the disguised benefits of staying the way we are (we do not admit this to ourselves.) We would rather stay in an uncomfortable known situation than change to a more comfortable, but an uncertain situation.

In 1996, John Kotter (Harvard Business professor and author of numerous books including Leading Change, which TIME magazine listed as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Business Management Books of all time) stated that 70% of change efforts fail. After all these books with ‘breakthrough strategies,’ and all these years later… the percentage of failure remains about the same. So clearly change is not an easy process.

According to Dr. Kotter, successful large-­scale change requires engaging not just the minds of colleagues but, more importantly, their hearts.

In this panel discussion, we explore how Emotional Intelligence can help individuals, and organisations drive sustainable change

Panelists

Mucha Mlingo
Founder & Lead Changemaker, PTS Africa
Six Seconds Preferred Partner, Kenya

Joni Peddie
CEO Resilient People
Six Seconds Preferred Partner, South Africa

Tolulope Agiri
Group Chief Human Resources Officer
Interswitch Group

Allison Wainaina
Head, Learning & Development
FSD Africa

Moderator:

Katleho Mohono
Founder & CEO
NiaDelta Limited

12:15 PM
Wrap Up & Close
08:30 AM
Registration
09:00 AM
Welcome Note

Mucha Mlingo
Founder & Lead Changemaker, PTS Africa
Six Seconds Preferred Partner, Kenya
Convener, EQ4Africa Conference

09:05 AM
Keynote Address: Healthier Workforce - Stronger Business

Dr. Mongezi. C Makhalima
Managing Director, The Africa Centre for Work Based Learning

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Breakout Sessions: Sustained Vitality and Well Being

We are living in very uncertain times, and while COVID continues, millions of people are in a health and/or economic crisis and billions are grappling with emotional and mental challenges.

What would it mean to have the emotional and mental wellbeing to flourish, even in challenging circumstances? What if people could, at least, understand and talk about feelings? And even see feelings as a normal, useful part for individual and collective wellbeing?

Join this highly interactive Breakout Session to explore how emotional intelligence can help us shift from burnout to wellbeing as we practice EQ together.

In this Breakout Session, we will discover:
● What wellbeing really means
● How we can move from burnout toward wellbeing
● The role of EQ and brain talents for our individual and collective wellbeing

Breakout Sessions Facilitated by Six Seconds Network Leaders:
Joni Peddie - CEO, Resilient People
Sharon Deal - Founder, Who Am I Foundation
Thandi Mvakali - Larona HR Solutions

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion: It’s Ok Not To Be Ok – Successfully Navigating Burnout

The outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 has impacted people in varying ways across the African continent. We have all suffered some form of loss. Loss of loved ones, loss of income, job losses & a loss of normalcy – the way that we used to do things. In this period of uncertainty, many of us are experiencing heightened levels of stress and anxiety.

In the workplace, employee health & wellbeing has never been more at risk than during the pandemic. According to research, the emotional challenge is steadily increasing, driving greater absence and presenteeism (at work without being productive), and lower levels of engagement.

In this panel discussion, we will explore how individuals can find balance, and how organisations can support teams to move from burnout to wellbeing?

Panelists

Enahoro Okhae
CEO Pause Factory
Six Seconds Preferred Partner, Nigeria

Monicah Kihia
Group HR Director
NCBA Bank

Glenda Noemdoe
Group Head: Employee Health and Wellness
Standard Bank

Moderator
Tessie Omulo
Head, PR & Communications
Centonomy

12:15 PM
Wrap Up & Close

Mucha Mlingo
Founder & Lead Changemaker, PTS Africa, Six Seconds Preferred Partner, Kenya
Convener, EQ4Africa Conference

Speakers


Mucha Mlingo

Convener, EQ4Africa Conference

Lead Changemaker, PTS Africa

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Enahoro Okhae

Managing Director

Pause Factory - Six Seconds Preferred Partner

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Joni Peddie

Chief Executive Officer

Resilient People (Six Seconds Preferred Partner)

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Wanjira Mathai

Chairperson

Wangari Mathai Foundation - Six Seconds Preferred Partner

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Avril Kidd

Chief Executive Officer

EQinAction - Six Seconds Preferred Partner

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Joshua Freedman

Co-Founder & CEO

Six Seconds

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Dr. Mongezi. C Makhalima

Managing Director

The Africa Centre For Work Based Learning

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Jayne Morrison

Regional Director - Middle East, Africa & India

Six Seconds

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Glenda Noemdoe

Head - Employee Wellbeing

Standard Bank Group

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Monicah Kihia

Group Director - Human Resources & Culture

NCBA Bank

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Emmanuel Mutuma

Chief Executive Officer

Brighter Monday

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Tolulope Agiri

Group Chief Human Resources Officer

Interswitch Group

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Mwihaki Muraguri

Principal

Paukwa House

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LeRoy Munetsi

Chief Operating Officer, Consulting

Alexander Forbes, SOUTH AFRICA

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Tessie Omulo

Head - PR & Communication

Centonomy

Katleho Mohono

Founder & CEO

NiaDelta Limited

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Ndali Ojeikere

CEO

8 Oaks Learning

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Carey-Lyn Kurten

Founder

Libby Edmonds

Founder

EQlibrium

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Nokubonga Mbanga

Founder

Self Insights

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Sharon Deal

Transformational Coach

Who Am I Foundation

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Thandi Mvakali

Managing Director

Larona HR Solutions

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