Challenging times demand new ways of seeing and new ways of being in order to turn things around and create a better future. With every sector of the country in considerable turmoil, a wide range of home-grown solutions, approaches and ideas are on the programme of the upcoming 6th annual Psychology Festival of Learning hosted by SACAP (The South African College of Applied Psychology).
Each year, the Festival of Learning, held in Cape Town and Johannesburg in May, brings South Africans together to explore and be inspired by perspectives and innovations in psychology, counselling and coaching that can empower a society of healthy individuals flourishing in integrated families, communities and workplaces.
The event throws it doors wide open, inviting not just students and professionals in these fields to attend, but encouraging individuals, civil society and corporate SA to gain unique exposure to solutions that create positive change and promote real engagement, make a difference and uplift the lives of all South Africans.
The 2017 Festival of Learning showcases over 40 speakers during the two-day events to be held on the 18th and 19th of May in Johannesburg, and on the 25th and 26th of May in Cape Town. In each city, the festival opens with an evening short talk programme featuring a line-up of eight speakers delivering 15 minute presentations. Topics range widely and showcase South African solutions to healing divides, gaining perspectives and learning practices that can help us navigate roadblocks from personal empowerment to positive engagement with others.
The second day of each event offers a full programme of longer form presentations, and again, there’s a fascinating diversity of topics that will be covered from racism and rape culture to co-parenting and raising personal consciousness. This is a rare opportunity to get your finger on the pulse of the latest initiatives that are making a difference in the fields of psychology, counselling and coaching.
The 6th Festival of Learning hosted by SACAP takes place:
Johannesburg, SACAP Rosebank Campus
Thursday, 18 May: Short Talk Programme (evening) R200-00
Friday, 19 May: Full-Day Programme R200-00
Student tickets for both events are R80-00
Cape Town, SACAP Claremont Campus
Thursday, 25 May: Short Talk Programme (evening) R200-00
Friday, 26 May: Full-Day Programme R200-00
Student tickets for both events are R80-00.
For more information or to purchase your tickets visit www.sacap.edu.za/psychology-festival/