The 2022 EAPASA Eduweek Theme:

Uniting for Trans4mation

 

#eapsunite #eapisheretostay #letsdoittogether

Various crises in South Africa over the last 27 months have dramatically changed the world of work and affected employee wellbeing. South African employees are having to weather the physical and mental ill-effects of the global pandemic and long-haul COVID-19 symptoms. Distancing has been the trend because of COVID-19, where isolation, fear and suspicion have created barriers between people for the last two years. The knock-on effect of all this has undone decades of work around equality in the workplace, increased gender-based violence, intensified stress and anxiety and eroded employee resilience. Employees need assistance in navigating ongoing change – acclimatising to hybrid workplaces, keeping up with technological advancement, balancing work and their private lives, and avoiding burnout while doing so. It  makes sense that wholeness is the ‘new wellness’ going forward.  #eap4wholeness

The Employee Assistance industry has a pivotal role in assisting organisations in the South African private and public sector, helping them to overcome catastrophe and thrive through supporting employee health and wellness. In his State of the Nation Address on 10 February 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa said,  “A capable state is not only about the quality of public servants and the efficiency of institutions. It is also, fundamentally, about how citizens are empowered to participate…Our country has suffered several damaging blows in recent times. A confluence of forces, many of them outside of our control, has brought us to where we are now. We face steep and daunting challenges. Indeed, we are engaged in a battle for the soul of this country…Let us get to work. Let us rebuild our country. And let us leave no one behind.”

EAPs are nation-building agents, assisting one employee and one company at a time. 2022 marks EAPASA’s 25th anniversary – 25 years in which EAPASA has been working with its members, partners and stakeholders, uniting the employee assistance industry as nation-building agents with a mission to assist and empower employees in the South African workplace. In order to keep pace with change the industry has had to reinvent itself and EAP as a workplace resource in South Africa, as more traditional views of life, health, wellness, work and relationships have fallen away. 

We remain united in our purpose, dedicated to building and transforming the EAP industry in South Africa while maintaining  its ethics and standards. Through providing an opportunity for learning, collaboration and keeping up to date with changes and innovations, Eduweek is a vehicle that unites the EA industry, having a significant impact on leading and educating EAPs in employee wellness practices. 

Please be invited to participate in Eduweek as a contributor who helps to educate your peers and leads the debate in thinking about, and innovating, employee health and wellness. 

To make ongoing expansion and innovation a reality it is important that EAP, as an industry:

  • are united in purpose  #EAPasone  #EAPhand-in-hand  #EAPunited
  • are dedicated to both building the EAP industry and maintaining its standards #EAPbuildingtogether   #EAPgrowth&quality

In Person Event Programme

Tuesday 6 September Workshops from 9am to 5pm Dinner at your leisure
Wednesday 7 September Plenary speaker sessions from 9am to 5pm Dinner at your leisure
Thursday 8 September Plenary speaker sessions from 9am to 5pm Presidential Awards Dinner

 

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Closing date for registration and payment: 22 August 2022. The Early Bird Discount closes on the 30 June 2022.

Steps to Attend Eduweek 2022

Step 1: Register

Request a quote by completing the online form here

Step 2: Quote

You will receive your quote within 48 hours.

Step 3: Approval

Send us approval on the quote via a signed Purchase Order or request an invoice before 22 August 2022 to secure your booking.

Step 4: Payment

Make full payment on the invoice and send proof of payment to eduweek@eapasa.co.za

Important Note on Invoices:

  • Once you request an invoice, EAPASA will make a booking at the venue on your behalf and you are liable for payment in full on that invoice before 22 August 2022.
  • Your booking will be confirmed once you send an official, signed purchase order or pay in full and send proof of payment to eduweek@eapasa.co.za
  • Combining Quotes and Invoices: If you are part of a group from the same Department or Company that would like to attend, please register each individual one by one. Then send the organisers a request via email to eduweek@eapasa.co.za to combine your invoice or quote, along with the list of the names in your group.
  • Splitting Invoices: If your invoice is going to be paid from two or more different budgets (example: a training budget and a travel budget) please advise this when you register so that we can create two invoices for you

2019 EDUWEEK HIGHLIGHTS VIDEOS

ABOUT EDUWEEK 2022

WHAT IS EAPASA EDUWEEK?

The EAPASA Eduweek is the largest annual gathering of EAP professionals in South Africa – the only event of its kind, attended by EAP and HR professionals from across Africa, Europe and the Americas. Eduweek endeavours to provide up to date information and thinking while offering a platform that fosters interactive communication around industry-related topics. This 3-day event takes place in a new and exciting venue each year. The event focuses on education, networking and peer engagement, and industry awards and recognition. EAPASA’s commitment to creating positive change through education and training is communicated in the event name.

WHY ATTEND?

Since the last time we met in person, the world of work has been turned on its head. Join the South African Employee Assistance community at the EAPASA’s annual Eduweek 2022. Knowledgeable contributors will be bringing us new thinking on long-standing EAP issues as well as sharing new trends and innovative ways to tackle new-era EAP issues within the ‘post-lockdown’ workplace. 

The EAPASA Eduweek provides a platform to learn from experts in the field as well as keeping abreast with the latest developments in the field. It carries a maximum of 16 continuous professional development (CPD) points which are mandatory to professionals in the field of employee health and wellness.

The benefits of attendance and participation can be summarized as follows:

To receive training aligned to the identified skills as reflected in the employee’s personal development plan.

For Employee Wellness this is the only association that exists in SA for professionals to be trained on recent developments.

To obtain the continuous professional development (CPD) points which are required by the relevant professional statutory body as a mandatory requirement.

Eduweek brings together professionals, service providers and industry experts, showcasing the latest resources in the EA industry as well as providing opportunities to network with peers and industry leaders.

The Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place during Eduweek, thereby allowing members to actively contribute to governance and the strategic direction of Employee Wellness in South Africa.

The registration fee includes a one-year free membership with the Association, which is necessary to ensure the highest level of practice. The programme content of Eduweek is quality assured by topmost EAP specialists in South Africa to ensure optimal learning.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 

Eduweek caters to CEOs, HR Directors, Wellness Practitioners, Occupational Health & Safety, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Labour Relations, Transformation Specialists, Organisational Development Managers and HIV & Aids Coordinators.

2022 EDUWEEK VENUE:

This year we will host our Eduweek at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.

Welcome to the Palace of Dreams!

Fit for true Emperors in more ways than one, Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort welcomes all to experience true luxury, excitement and entertainment.

Situated next to OR Tambo International airport, Emperors Palace is home to where royalty rest their heads and fortune favours the brave. Offering decadent accommodation in four unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, world class conference facilities, and impeccable service, this is YOUR Empire to discover.

Eduweek Organising Committee

Thiloshni Govender

Thiloshni Govender

President

Radhi Vandayar

Radhi Vandayar

President Elect

Bernie Roberson

Bernie Roberson

Eduweek Convener

Dr Marion Borcherds

Dr Marion Borcherds

Sponsorships & Stakeholders

Joel Mzwandile Gumede

Joel Mzwandile Gumede

Finance

Jimmy Lenong

Jimmy Lenong

Marketing

Dr Pravesh Bhoodram

Dr Pravesh Bhoodram

Education