Rethinking the business of HR – Future of work: Gamification

Join us for a breakfast event ​​​​​​​​dedicated to HR professionals.  

​​In today's digital and mobile environment, gaming concept is making its way to HR in organisations. HR can adopt gamification for both serious and fun engagements. They range from recruiting new job candidates, rolling out orientation programme, learning and development, retention to fun games for innovation, design, competition, incentives and rewards.

Future of work - Gamification


7.15 am   Registration & Networking Breakfast

8.30 am   Presentations and dialogue

10.35 am Ends

Topics of discussion include:

Gamification changing talent acquisition and HR management

  • Gamification in recruiting, employee engagement and empowerment
  • Gamification for training and driving innovation
  • Motivation, loyalty and collaboration
  • How gamification creates the win-win for HR, leadership, employees and millenniels?
  • Strategies for success

Case studies & demonstrations on using game mechanics and methodologies to achieve your HR objectives

  • Recruitment process
  • Induction programme
  • Engagement for ideation and innovation
  • Corporate case examples

Speakers include:

Richard Warren-Tangney, Director, Fèinics Human Capital Consulting

Richard has been a passionate advocate of the value of combining business knowledge within Human Resources for nearly 10 years; it drives his Human Capital consulting business.  A Chartered Accountant and client-service audit partner for more than five year while at KPMG, he has more than 18 years of broad-based experience across Auditing, IT consulting and Human Capital from that firm.  While there, he was the training officer responsible for more than 1,000 trainees, a member of the HR leadership team, led the talent acquisition effort and ran the SA firm's secondment programme.  

His latest project is the application of gaming theory across the ambit of Human Capital services including recruiting, employee engagement and learning.  He is passionate about the upliftment of South Africa's young prospective Accountants through skills learning from gaming and is committed to making a difference in the lives of everyone he meets.  He is a well-known face in the Accounting profession and continues to fulfil roles in the education sphere of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Darryn Van Den Berg, VP Gamification Strategy, Sententia Gamification Consortium

Darryn has been pioneering effective alternative learning and development solutions for over 13 years – developing solid Return on Investment methodologies. He lives his brand of passion and thrives on innovating and effecting positive change in business and life.

Darryn is regarded as a local maverick within the realm of gamification. He specialies in applying his robust gamification strategic methodology to corporate systems, learning and development environments, and continues to grow his portfolio of successful projects and happy clients.

​Brands: Sanlam, Vodacom, SABC, SASOL, Verdanta Group (Namibia), uShaka Marine World, Knowledge Resources, Capitec Bank, EntrepreNOW! (USA), SAAB, CNBC, Florish, UNISA, ExtraBold Hospitality, GWK, Toyota Tsusho (Kenya Zimbabwe and Uganda).


Dr Jeff Y-J Chen, GIBS Faculty

Jeff's research and teaching interests include innovation strategy, value creation thinking and human computer interaction. In partnership with Riaan Lourens, one of Chen's research topics attempts to understand how CIOs across different sectors can be better prepared for the role of the CInOs (chief innovation officers). Chen also coaches and advises organisations within the financial services and technology sectors.

Prior to joining GIBS, he served at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for eight years, and spent four years prior to that managing his family business. Apart from having received his MSc (Rhodes), PhD (UCT) and MPhil (USB), he also completed several other advanced certifications and is currently concluding his PhD (WBS) focused on enhancing collective intelligence for corporate innovation. 

Book your seat early by registering online. Take the opportunity to learn, ask questions and network with your industry peers.

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  • Delegates who cancel their registrations within 8 – 14 working days before the conference commences, will be liable for 50% of the conference fee.
  • Delegates who cancel their registrations within 0 -7 working days before the conference commences, will be liable for 75% of the conference fee.
  • Non-arrivals (no-shows) will be charged the 100% full fee of the conference. Replacement delegate is allowed. Kindly inform us in writing. 

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