An introduction to the value of values within corporate contexts

R341.00 incl. VAT

133 in stock


SIOPSA Johannesburg Regional Branch invites you to LEARN and NETWORK with fellow professionals at our exciting event with Cobi Hayes.

Date: 26 February 2019

Venue: Nedbank Head Office, 105 West Street, Sandown, Sandton

Background of topic:

The workshop will look at literature around values within the corporate context to highlight how assessing for values can assist employers in finding the right talent. This will include literature regarding the benefits of value alignment, some of the most relevant research on the topic and introduce a values framework that Cobi is developing for the corporate context in South Africa. Cobi will also provide a brief historical perspective on values. Noteworthy articles on the topic include:
1. Clawson, C.J., & Vinson, D.E. (1978). Human values: a historical and interdisciplinary analysis. Advances in Consumer Research, 5, 396-402
2. Dearlove, D., & Coomber, S. (1999). Heart and Soul and Millennial Values. Skilman, NJ: Blessing/White.
3. Diskiené, D., & Goštautus, V. (2013). A fit between individual and organizational values and its implications for employees’ job satisfaction
and performance. Ekonomika, 92(2), 93-107.
4. Schreuder, D., & Coetzee, M. (2011). A review of four decades of research in organizational career psychology by academia in South Africa.
SA Journal of Human Resource Management, 10(2).
5. Schwartz, S. (1999). A theory of cultural values and some implications for work. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 48(1), 23–47.
A practical discussion will ensue in the second half of the discussion to advance the learning experience of the audience. Delegates will be asked to participate in group exercises aimed at developing corporate values for fictitious organisations.

Facilitator: Cobi Hayes

Cobi Hayes holds a Master of Science in Research Psychology from the University of North West and is employed as a Research Psychologist at JvR Psychometrics, which forms part of the JvR Africa Group. He is registered as a Research Psychologist and Counsellor with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Cobi is mostly involved in psychometric test validation studies, test development and adaptation, as well as several other areas of applied client research. Some of Cobi’s significant scientific contributions in the field of values include Hayes, J.M., Taylor, N. & Bakker, S. (2018). Investigating the psychometric properties of the Career Values Scale in a South African sample. Paper presented at the 11th International Test Commission (ITC) Conference, Montreal, Canada. Hayes, J.M. (2017). The development of an organisational values scale. The 2nd People Development in Africa Conference, Skukuza: South Africa.

Why should you attend?

The workshop will be beneficial in highlighting some areas where the role of values is vital for the continued success of organisations. To quote Stan Slap: “The myth of management is that your personal values are irrelevant or inappropriate at work”. As practitioners, the value of person-organisation fit in selections is vitally important and the impact that values can have on this perceived fit is a field of study that has received a lot of attention recently and should be on the radar of any practitioner working in large corporate contexts.

2 CPD points will be awarded for attending this event


17:30 – 18:00 Registration
18:00 – 19:00 Presentation Part 1: Theoretical background to values within the corporate context.
19:00 – 19:15 Short Break (Refreshments)
19:15 – 20:00 Presentation Part 2: Analyses of case studies and the formulation of case studies.
20:00 – 20:15 Feedback on Workshop, Questions & Answers,
20:15 – 20:45 Networking


Costs: To cover costs we need to charge a nominal fee
Non-members  R 341.00
SIOPSA Members  R 207.00
SIOPSA Students R 118.00
Emerging Psychologists R 145.00
Late bookings 10% late booking fee.


You do not need to be a member of SIOPSA to register for this workshop. Attend as a GUEST, or even better, why don’t you sign up for membership

Space is limited so please secure your place as soon as possible. Your invoice will be generated from the SIOPSA website. Your registration will only be confirmed on proof of payment. Please forward proof of payment to

Delegates that arrive on the day without proof of payment or booking, will be expected to complete a registration form and sign the signature list.

Event Details

Start date: February 26, 2019

End date: February 26, 2019

Start time: 17:30

End time: 20:45

Venue: Nedbank Head Office, 105 West St, Sandown, Sandton, 2031, South Africa