29 September 2017

​​​​​Join us for this USB Leader's Angle where Val Tapela, a personal development facilitator and MPhil Coaching alumnus, will discuss a topic that featured widely in the South African media recently - "Beyond the Question: Where are the black professionals in Cape Town?"​

About the topic

Accumulation of micro-aggressions, a sense of otherness, exclusive workplace experiences, unaffordable lifestyle. Cape Town is in a little bit of trouble. No matter what defences and dismissive attitudes people have about this - black African professionals repeatedly express these and many other cultural fit anomalies. This session touches on research in this area but importantly looks at how coaching can be used to support and help black professionals adjust to the unfavourable social and workplace experiences.

About the speaker

Val Tapela is a personal development facilitator, researcher and a dreamer. She completed her postgraduate MPhil in Management Coaching at USB.

Val’s career started out at Old Mutual as a junior market researcher and was followed by over 10 years of consulting for various businesses including NGO’s such as Shine Literacy and TSiBA Education.

Val uses the privilege of education to work with young black graduates in business - using personal development to traverse changing identities while staying firm in who they are.

Her Master’s thesis looked at the issue around the scarcity of Black African professionals in Cape Town and thus investigated the contribution that coaching makes to the adjustment of these professionals to living and working here. This work involves coaching, facilitating workshops and engaging Cape based businesses, executive coaches and black African professionals in the area of how personal development is an asset for lasting change within self and the environment outside.

Date: 29 September 2017

Time: 07:00 for 07:30 - 08:30

Venue: Room 2058, Bellville Park Campus, Tygervalley Business District, Northern Cape Town | Directions

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