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Johan Stander
Management Trainer and Consultant

Johan Stander is an experienced Human Resources Professional with 29 years Human Resources and Consulting experience. He is passionate about people development and has spent most of his career specialising in development and training, career development, coaching and mentoring.

He started his career in the South African Defense Force as Medical Officer (as part of two-year compulsory military service) to provide psychological assessment and evaluation services. During this period he conducted personality, aptitude and cognitive ability psychometric assessment and evaluation of military and special forces personnel in the Air force, Navy and Army and presented psychometric evaluation results to military selection boards for the appointment of commissioned, non-commissioned and special forces military staff.

After completing his military service Johan joined the South African Electricity Supply Commission during which he gained experience in all areas of human resources including personnel administration, industrial relations, performance management, recruitment and selection, job evaluation, manpower / succession planning, leadership development, team development, psychometric testing and evaluation.He was appointed as Senior Organisation Development Advisor during which he conducted organisational development interventions including climate surveys, management development, organisation development, team building sessions, coaching, and mentoring. This experience enabled Johan to pursue a career at an International Management Consulting firm during which he managed several multi-disciplinary projects including organisation design, customer satisfaction surveys and change management.

Johan moved to Abu Dhabi in 1999 and joined the Human Resources Department of an oil company.During his employment he implemented Competence Assurance Systems, conducted several coaching, mentoring, training and teambuilding sessions, participated in the establishment of required corporate performance contracts, key performance indicators and balanced scorecards, the establishment of a performance appraisal system, conducted training needs analysis, vendor selection, monitored program implementation and participatedin the establishment of a Leadership Development Framework for the company.

Johan is a registered Organisational Psychologist, Master Human Resources Professional (South African Board for People Practices) and Senior Professional [IPMSP] at the Institute of People Management-South Africa.

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