Employee Assistance Professionals Association of South Africa (EAPA-SA) is the official voice of the Employee Assistance (EA) profession in South Africa. It seeks to ensure the highest level of professional standards, ethics and continuous development of EA Professionals; Practitioners and Service Providers in the delivery of EA programmes. As a registered Section 21 company, EAPA SA relies on donations and sponsorships to fund the various projects that the organisation hosts, in its endeavour to uphold the prestige image of the profession in South Africa.
EAPA-SA recently hosted their first Annual Breakfast Seminar at the OR Tambo Birchwood Conference Centre in honour of the valued partnerships that have been established throughout the years with their various stakeholders.
The programme included some feedback from the Association Heads, some words of gratitude from the Associations President as well as a special address from one of the Association’s long standing partners, Mr Darlington Ntuli, representing Old Mutual. Mr. Ntuli shared a little with the audience regarding his journey with EAPA-SA as a partner. He expressed the importance of such an organisation in the community at large and highlighted Old Mutual’s interest in partnering with such initiatives.
Guests were then treated to the entertaining charms of Alvin Govender founder and Director of Awakening, Awakening is known for their executive coaching and professionally presented seminars that inspire and insight. The atmosphere was charged with energy, positivity and success as Alvin provided practical tools to manage challenging times. The theme of the morning was personal power and self-awareness, which was emphasised as guests, hands in the air, chorused “I am awesome, I am amazing”.
The event was a huge success that saw, dynamic leaders from various organisations such as, Old Mutual, Sanlam, ICAS, LifeAssist, AON and EOH to name a few, networking and sharing ideas over a three course breakfast.
A humble gesture, to convey immense gratitude and appreciation to the sponsors and partners of EAPA-SA, who have been the bedrock to the organisations success.