Workshops in South Africa

Han van Loon ran two STARS Thought Leadership workshops in South Africa, one at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg and one at the University of Cape Town, in September 2014. IEEE student participants also came from University of Pretoria and Stellenbosch University student branches, respectively. 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.

More info and photos on Han’s website.