An application of existential philosophy to leadership development
Our speaker this month is Eric Spencer who will offer impressions from a study he recently conducted concerned with business leadership conversations. The foundation of his talk is an existential one, where a focus on perceptions and choice provides the means for finding purpose in and for professional leadership. His interest and work is in conversations with individuals as leaders who desire to develop their potential and to assist and support them in their learning and quest for meaning.
Eric has a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University in Washington and a Masters of Philosophy from the University of Stellenbosch. He is currently employed as the Learning and Organisational Development Executive for a large local firm.
Venue details and further information available from Jac Kriek.
Our Board games SIG meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 29 Junefrom 18h30.
Bring your favourite game or board game, or just come along, have a drink, and share the fun!
Triggerfish Brewing have a fully licensed bar and serve excellent light meals.
9 de Beers Avenue
GPS co-ords: -34.090395, 18.805893
Mensa Cape Town invite you to join them for the second in their series of Lindt master-classes, on Saturday 1 July at 15h00.
The class will start with an introduction into the world of chocolate – everything you ever wanted to know about chocolate, but didn’t know who to ask – and then you will create a variety of cupcakes, which you will be able to take home.
The hour-long workshop will take place at the Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village, 72 Waterkant Street, Cape Town, and the cost is R258.75 per person, payable to the Cape Town chairperson, Jac Kriek.
Register for the class by emailing the address above, or by phoning Jac Kriek.
Current, paid-up members of the Winelands chapter of Mensa South Africa are invited to the chapter’s ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Thursday 6 July 2017 at 18h30, in Somerset West.
Soup and sherry will be served, and there is a cash bar at the venue – and a warm fire!
At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to find out and raise questions about the chapter’s operations and finances.
Our constitution provides for a two-year tenure for the chapter’s committee and, since the current committee was elected in 2016, this is a non-voting year. At present, the chapter is being managed by:
Gerald Steyn – chairman
Christian von Wechmar – treasurer
Erik Eloff – membership and testing officer
Yvonne Steyn – secretary.
At the meeting, members will be asked to
– accept the annual report (July 2016 to July 2017)
– accept the membership report
– accept the financial statements to date.
After the business is concluded – which shouldn’t take longer than half-an-hour – SA music icon Koos Kombuis will entertain us with a few of his signature songs around the fire.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, kindly complete and return the proxy form available from the e-mail address above.
Further information and venue details are available from the Winelands secretary.
‘Scientifically investigating the belief in God’
Sean Davison is a professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Head of the Forensic DNA Laboratory at the University of the Western Cape. His lab specialises in identifying individuals from highly degraded DNA and identified the anti-apartheid activists exhumed from mass graves revealed during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
He was the co-founder of the Innocence Project SA, an organisation that seeks the exoneration of wrongfully imprisoned people on the basis of DNA testing that was not done at the time of their trial.
Professor Davison holds a PhD in Molecular Virology, and is currently researching cognitive neuroscience; his present focus is on brain-imaging studies that question our belief systems.
Further information and venue details may be obtained from the Winelands secretary at the address above.
Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West.
*R 130 per person – discounted to R 100 per person for groups of four or more people. Scholars and full-time students in possession of a valid student ID also pay R 100 per person.
To register, send an email to the National Administrator.