Raising Boys and Girls conference 2018

At this conference attendees will critically engage with issues around the holistic education of boys and girls. We will focus on aspects of gendered education (both in co-educational and single-sex schooling), across all phases, related to cognitive, emotional, social, and cultural trends.

The conference is aimed at school leaders, teachers, parents, and professionals (psychologists, remedial therapists, speech therapists etc). We will be exploring the holistic development of children through the CQ, EQ, and IQ intelligences. 14 level 1 HPCSA CPD points have been approved for health professionals attending the conference.

Date: 10 – 11 May 2018

Venue: Mears Hall, St Stithians College


We have a brilliant speaker line up consisting of experts in their field. Topics include "Brain Myths", "Equal but Different", "Cyber-Gender", "Diversity and Inclusion", "Outdoor Education Camps", and more. The conference will be worth your time. Our speaker photos and bios are available below; more photos and bios will follow soon.

Ms Sue Langley

Sue Langley is a speaker, master trainer, global business consultant, researcher and leading advisor on the practical workplace applications of neuroscience, emotional intelligence and positive psychology. Read her full bio here.

Ms Redi Tlhabi

Redi Tlhabi is a highly distinguished journalist, producer, radio and television presenter, columnist and author. She holds a BA and an Honours degree. She is reading for a Master's degree in gender and politics. Read her full bio here.

Mr Vusi Thembekwayo

Vusi Thembekwayo is the founder and CEO of MyGrowthFund. He is a venture capitalist, a renowned global business speaker, and an author. Vusi doesn’t just talk about business, he lives it. Read his full bio here.

Ms Nene Molefi

Nene Molefi is the CEO of Mandate Molefi HR Consultants, a company with a track record that spans over 16 years. She is an expert panellist for a Diversity and Inclusion Benchmark Tool. She is a member of the Diversity Collegium. Read her full bio here.

Mr Roy Gluckman

Roy Gluckman is a diversity and inclusions specialist. He is an exceptionally skilled and passionate South African with over 8 years’ experience in diversity & inclusion. Read his full bio here.

Ms Tina Taylor

Tina Taylor is founder and chair of Heritage Leadership Academy, Inc. (HLA) and CEO of Heritage STEM Camps, Inc (HSC). These organisations are dedicated to developing the next generation of women leaders to greater economic success and parity in STEM in Africa. Read her full bio here.

Ms Megan du Toit

Megan du Toit is a registered Educational Psychologist. She is currently employed in the role of Academic Support Co-ordinator at St Stithians Girls’ College and she chairs the Campus Academic Support Committee. Read her full bio here.

Ms Megan-Lee Coetzee

Megan-Lee Coetzee is currently employed in the roles of Educational Psychologist and Head of the Learner Support Department at HeronBridge Preparatory. She holds a Master's degree in Educational Psychology. Read her full bio here.

Mr Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis is the author of the blog, ‘There’s a Hadeda in my Garden’ which considers educational issues, teen well-being and life on the campus of a rural boarding school. He has spoken at numerous conferences and schools. Read his full bio here.

Dr Judy Dlamini

Judy Dlamini is a medical doctor, author, and businesswoman. She has served on numerous boards and she is the recipient of various awards. She holds a medical degree; an MBA; and a Doctorate in Business Leadership from UNISA. Read her full bio here.

Mr Stephen Baytopp

Stephen Baytopp has 20 years’ experience of managing game farms in Botswana and the Soutpansberg (Limpopo), and 17 years of experience in Environmental and Outdoor Education. Read his full bio here.

Mr Michael Ettershank

Michael Ettershank is a robotics specialist. He created a pilot robotics programme for the Gauteng Department of Education; he is involved in efforts to create sustainable robotics programmes at the UJ TechnoLab. Read his full bio here.

Ms Louise de Jager

Louise de Jager is an avid sport enthusiast who combines her knowledge and experience, gained through years of elite sport performance, with a Masters degree obtained in Sport Science (UJ). Read her full bio here.

Ms Elzette Fritz

Elzette Fritz is an educational psychologist and lecturer at UJ in the Department of Educational Psychology. She heads up the Milton Erikson Institution of South Africa and is an expert in the area of anxiety. Read her full bio here.

Mr Fred Schouwink

Fred Schouwink is an educational psychologist and a lecturer. He specialises in anxiety, emotional regulation and depression. His doctoral research is on gender non-conforming children and peer victimization. Read his full bio here.

Dr Ian Moll

Ian Moll is a cognitive psychologist in the Division of Educational Information Technology at Wits. His academic interests include the study of learning, cognitive studies, theoretical psychology and multimedia education. Read his full bio here.

Mr Peter Alkema

Peter Alkema is busy with his PhD at Wits University researching the impact of senior leadership on Agile software development teams. He has spoken at industry conferences in Germany, the USA, Amsterdam, and South Africa. Read his full bio here.

Mr Robin van Ginkel

Robin van Ginkel is an international sport scientist who is passionate about developing and enabling athletes of all ages and sporting codes to reach their optimal performance. He currently coaches the SA Women's hockey side. Read his full bio here.

Mr David du Toit

David du Toit has been an educator since 1992. He has worked in a variety of top schools, both departmental and independent. He has extensive exposure to 21st century schooling and best practice. Read his full bio here.


On Thursday we will have presentations from Roy Gluckman, Sue Langley, and Dr Ian Moll as well as breakaway discussions on CQ, EQ, and IQ. On Friday you will hear from Fred Schouwink, Megan du Toit, Megan-Lee Coetzee, and Nene Molefi. There will also be a Q&A forum.

Download the full programme here.


Register here. Remember that registration closes on 30 April 2018 at 21h00.  

  • Early Bird Registration (until 30 January 2018) – R1500.00 per person
  • Late Registration (from 1 February to 30 April 2018) – R1750.00 per person


If you are joining us from outside of Gauteng, you can book accommodation at a discounted rate through City Lodge Hotel Group. Click here and make your booking today.

Download information on the accommodation here. It includes price, star grading, payment requirements and more.

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