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02 Dec: Da Vinci Unlock Lockdown Webinars 2020

The Da Vinci Institute in conjunction with the tt100 business innovation awards programme, hosted six, one hour, webinars. The weekly webinars explored how to overcome the challenges we all face in the next 18 months, by unlocking your ability to become more agile, aligned, engaged leaders and enhancing business performance. The webinars explored topics and frames that will catalyse you and your business to emerge from this pandemic re-ignited and re-imagined. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:  We had the opportunity to be joined by the talented Lita Currie from, who drew visual maps of each webinar. 18 May 2020 25 May 2020 1 June 2020 8 June 2020 15 June 2020 22 June 2020

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02 Dec: Da Vinci Convocation

On 19 September 2020, The Institute constituted its first Convocation for purposes of establishing a formal relationship between the Board, Academic staff of The Institute and the Alumni of the Da Vinci Institute. We congratulate the following people who were inducted onto the executive of the pioneering convocation:   Chairperson:  Dr Gianni  Mariano Vice-chairperson: Dr Babongile Ntombenhle Joyce Mhkize Executive Members: Mrs Belinda Goddard, Dr John Mgwenya, Professor Benjamin Anderson, Dr Marla Koonin, Mrs Sushie Padayachee


02 Dec: tt100 Business Innovation Awards Event: 12 November 2020

The tt100 Business Innovation awards event took place on Thursday, 12 November 2020, at The Da Vinci Institute located in Modderfontein, Johannesburg. The tt100 programme seeks to identify role models within the Management of Innovation and Technology domains who have demonstrated their excellence in co-creating new workplace realities. For 29 consecutive years, the tt100 Business Innovations awards programme has cultivated an awareness of the role of technology and innovation in South Africa. Moreover, it serves to showcase organisations who have excelled in demonstrating their excellence in the Management of Technology, Innovation, People, Systemic Thinking, and Sustainable Performance. Endorsed and powered by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), The Da Vinci Institute and PwC, this year’s awards programme highlighted success stories of how innovative and disruptive organisations, through tenacity and perseverance overcame the challenges of 2020, and yielded positive results on their journey of technological and innovation excellence. Here are…


02 Dec: Da Vinci Graduation 2020

In October and November, The Da Vinci Institute showcased and celebrated the achievements of Davincians who had completed their qualification and had successfully graduated. In remaining agile, the Da Vinci Institute had innovated how our graduation ceremonies flow, so as to align with the Covid-19 Protocol. At these remarkable ceremonies, we are reminded of the hard work, passion and perseverance required in order to reach one’s dreams and successes. By harnessing our remarkability, we cultivate our curiosity and embrace our passion for learning, and in doing so co-create new realities. Congratulations on walking this journey where you have connected and collected the diverse multi-coloured dots that represent new realities. You are truly remarkable!

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19 Aug: Inaugural Lecture: The Sport Governance Conundrum by Prof Paul Singh

The governance of sport in South Africa in the democratic era has been plagued by bad governance. Numerous scandals, shenanigans, power struggles and boardroom challenges involving managers and directors at various levels of the sport hierarchy have brought the noble values associated with sport into question. The very integrity and sustainability of our sport is at risk. In the context of the current challenges, the VUCA world demands for innovation and change, the Covid-19 pandemic and emerging challenges to the governance of sport at national level requires a fresh, scientific, context-specific, agile response and visionary and ethical leadership. Issues of gender equality, doping, sexual harassment and the need for safeguarding participants, financial mismanagement, stadium safety, high turn-over of coaches, legal issues, marketing and sponsorship challenges is viewed through the lens of the Da Vinci TIPS™ Framework by a practitioner, academic, and researcher with over 40 years of experience in the…