I had the pleasure to be invited to South Africa to run a STARS Thought Leadership workshop for IEEE South Africa. We ran a series of workshops in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with IEEE students and graduate engineers coming from Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek universities. The workshops were run at Witwatersrand university in Johannesburg and at the University of Cape Town in September 2014.
There were also participants from IEEE South Africa young professionals. The workshops were highly successful according to participants, who appreciated the chance to practice the leadership and management principles in the workshop through a series of practical and fun exercises.
The local student branch organizers in Cape Town and Stellenbosch plan to rerun parts of the workshop within their student branch meetings so that people who could not attend will still get a benefit from the workshops. In order to help, Han provided extra copies of the STARS booklet that they can hand out at their presentations.
Special thanks go to the South African organizers: Valerie Chiriseri for organizing the entire event, and local organizers David Oyedokun in Cape Town and Vinu Nair in Johannesburg.
I will continue to volunteer my time and expertise to run these workshops in the hope of making the world a little better.
The workshop was a wonderful experience; I now have time to take a new direction. From heart I wish the best to you, I will never forget. Thank you
Takura Martin Mavengere
I really did enjoy the workshop, working with a group of people has always been my weakness, but I am glad that I managed to work with others in different tasks that were assigned to us. Thank you.
I thought the workshop with Professor Han van Loon on leadership was definitely very different from any leadership worshops I have ever attended. I liked his way of viewing leadership.
I have also read his book, and I have learnt quite a bunch from it. I am putting it into practice in my studies and it is working well.
For the first time, I had the opportunity to learn about the practical differences between managers and leaders! I love his solution to coping with time management. It works perfectly!
I just want to say thank you.