Bring new life to your team’s perspectives, knowledge
& skills regarding shaping a culture of high engagement and collaboration
through our experiential Mini & 1- day public workshops

Most forward-thinking organisations are already measuring their engagement levels. However, the knowledge, skills and tools to address the gaps identified, are often lacking.


Twenty-four years’ experience and a list of satisfied clients that includes Coca-Cola Beverages SA, SABMiller, MultiChoice Africa, Premier and Kantar in their engagement journeys, Free To Grow have a wealth of expertise to share.


Our not to be missed thought-provoking, inspiring and practical series of Engagement & Culture workshops & mini-workshops will give Senior Leaders, HR, OD and Line Managers, the knowledge and skills to shift the needle of Employee Engagement more effectively in your organisation.

An opportunity for Influencers’ of Change to ‘fill up’ with fresh thinking & new tools


By invitation only

31 Jan 2019 8h30 – 17h00 I Elgin River Lodge, Elgin, Western Cape



Free To Grow Filling your Calabash Conference






















Food for Thought: The Missing Link in our Transformation

Presented by Dr Mamphela Ramphele


Dr Mamphela RampheleDr Ramphele has had a celebrated career as an activist, medical doctor, academic, businesswoman and political thinker. She is a former Vice-Chancellor of UCT and MD of the World Bank, has served as chairperson of many boards and is currently a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. She founded the Open Society Foundation for South Africa, the Citizens Movement and is a co-founder of ReimagineSA.



Shifting from Unconscious Bias to Conscious Inclusion

Presented by Yolande Chirwa, Senior FTG Consultant, (prev. People Continuity Director (Africa), ABInbev (SAB))


Yolande Chirwa • The four elements of  inclusive culture & the role of leadership in each

• Unpacking unconscious bias as one of the barriers to inclusion

• Identifying how different types of unconscious bias surface in your organisation & your own behaviour

• Key ideas to mitigate unconscious bias on an individual, team & organisational level


Creating a Container for Optimum Coaching

Presented by Tanya Long, Qualified Coach and Senior FTG Consultant


Tanya Long • The role of the ‘coaching container’ in creating conditions that optimize the impact of each coaching conversation

• Giving your coaching container the right TASTE: Create a Thinking Environment, focus on Action and Solutions, ensure that the conversation is Timeous with a ready coachee and a useful conversation, approach the coachee as an Equal, balancing both support and challenge



Harvesting Imagery to Enhance Learning and Communication

Presented by Alinda Nortje, Founder and CEO of Free To Grow


Alinda Nortje• Imagery’s role in bringing across a message& ensuring it sticks

• Key principles in selecting and using images

• Distinguishing between three kinds of pictures (descriptive, study& emotive), discovering when each is appropriate & using each for maximum impact

• The power of metaphor and sharpening your ability to use it to enhance understanding.


Registration fee: R 2 000.00 per person excluding VAT. This includes parking, workshop attendance, handouts on each topic, refreshments and lunch. Should you wish to stay overnight, we can recommend suitable accommodation. For more information, contact Simone Marais on 021 852 4445 | simone@ftgsa.co.za


Please note: This is a closed event, presented for Free To Grow team members and invited clients.




Filling Your Calabash

Elgin River Lodge, Elgin, Western Cape

Starts On:
Thursday 31 January 2019
Ends On:
Thursday 31 January 2019


Unconscious Bias @ Work public mini-workshop


Diversity and inclusion - spicing up organsiational performance


Without inclusion, diversity’s greatest benefits to organisations – innovation and improved business performance – will not be realised. The challenge for business is to remove bias from decisions.


All humans have biases, and while some are not detrimental, others create exclusion. It is possible to become aware of our biases and to work to minimise them. For those that are unconscious, it is important to bring them to the conscious level and to put measures in place to mitigate or remove their impact which can sometimes be mistaken for unfair discrimination.


Taking organisations on the diversity and inclusion journey in a manner that is both inspiring and engaging is extremely challenging. To ensure a rich theoretical experience, that has practical application in the workplace, Free To Grow has developed an approach that touches the head (cognitive), the heart (affective) and the hand (behavioural).


We invite you to join us for an experience of this approach in highly engaging and participative mini-workshops in February 2019.



Unconscious Bias @ Work CT

The River Club, Liesbeek Avenue, Observatory, Cape Town

Starts On:
Tuesday 05 February 2019
Ends On:
Tuesday 05 February 2019

Unconscious Bias @ Work: Jhb

Focus Rooms, The Core Shopping Centre,  Leeuwkop Road, Sunninghill 

Starts On:
Thursday 21 February 2019
Ends On:
Thursday 21 February 2019