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  1. Parimalla Gounder (Pam) P.O. Box 163, Westhoven, Johannesburg 2142 Mobile: +2782 957 3614 Career Summary Parimalla is a talented HR-OD…
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  • 1. Parimalla Gounder (Pam) P.O. Box 163, Westhoven, Johannesburg 2142 Mobile: +2782 957 3614 Career Summary Parimalla is a talented HR-OD activist who is supported by 20 years of multi-sector HROD/Learning and Development experience. She is a seasoned facilitator with exceptional interpersonal skills. With a strong systems approach to leadership and team development, she is able to successfully navigate teams through change processes. Her diverse HR management and leadership experience has given her a deep appreciation of culture and its influence on learning styles and organisational value chains. Having worked with global leadership on their team development and coaching processes she is skilled and thorough in providing support to teams and line managers. Her ability to self organise ensures her effectiveness and resourcefulness in accomplishing multiple projects timeously. She is a formidable stakeholder who is able to inspire and harness profitable partnerships. Career Objective To, provide strategic support and direction to an organization by leading a dynamic HR-OD team that is innovative, upholds integrity and is employee and community centered. To, facilitate meaningful and sustainable talent solutions and change initiatives using an integrated approach in a way that contributes to the strategic outputs of the organization. To, champion a leadership agenda for women. To facilitate processes that will enable the delivery of quality HR-OD services. . Education 1990 - University of UKZN: B.A (Social Science Degree) – completed Professional Development –short courses Beyond Coaching- Consciousness Coaching- Current Worldsview Academy- Purposeful Teams Facilitator Accreditation - OD AWID- Feminist Leadership Training SA Institute of Ethics - Ethics Training for Managers SA Institute of Risk Management - Risk Training for Managers SABPP - HR Standards Renaissance Training - Disability Awareness and Management Training for Managers Ilanga Training - Labor Relations for Managers KPMG -Audit Readiness for Managers PE Corporation-Patterson Job Grading Reos Partners-Effective Large Group Facilitation Change Agents and World Café Academy of Organisational Change-Change Management for Facilitators (ADKAR) Wits Business School-Strategic Thinking and Leadership Short Course Colleen Osario Consulting-Assessor and Moderator Training Quality Life - Advanced Facilitation Techniques The Team and Leadership Development Institute-Tavestock Model & Adventure Learning Pretoria Technikon-Project Management for Managers David Bloch Consulting-Conflict Management and Diversity training for facilitators 1
  • 2. Work Accomplishments Current: Freelance Consultant specializing in team and leadership development and organizational realignment processes. ActionAid International Secretariat: Leadership Advisor (Jan 2015 – Jan 2016) Provided country support and facilitation to senior management team leadership processes and country board inductions (Bangladesh, SA Board and Office, Asia, Rwanda, Southern African Leadership team and ActionAid International Secretariat) Project Manager- Senior Leadership Development Program (which included participants from Amnesty, Greenpeace and Oxfam) Project Manager- Leadership Competency Framework implementation process Project Manager- Feminist Leadership Development Project Manager for the development of ToR -Middle Management Leadership Program Managed the leadership on- boarding program for country directors (Burundi, Pakistan, Ireland, Nicaragua) Provided inputs for quarterly and annual reporting Reason for leaving: retrenchment Business Connexion Senior Manager Learning & Development (April 2014- Sept 2014) Developed Learning and Development Strategy Managed graduate internship and bursary program Managed skills reporting process Managed Executive Onboarding Co-managed talent, coaching succession programs, facilitation of team interventions Managed Group’s employee development program and E-Learning Platform Reason for leaving: retrenchment Johannesburg Water Manager: OD, Performance Management & Training (Oct 2008 – Mar 2014) Developed L&D and OD strategies and policies Managed the activities of the skills development committee Developed and evaluated L & D Tenders and contract management thereof Managed submission and implementation of the Workplace Skill Plan (WSP) Co-ordinated reporting for Skills Development and BBBEE Managed the Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) Program Managed learnerships and apprenticeship programs Lead facilitator for team development processes Managed job evaluation and grading committees. Interview panelist Managed implementation of Employee Engagement Surveys (Deloitte, City of Joburg) Managed organizational change processes Managed the performance management process Managed and reported on the budget, and risk assessment for OD and Training. Strategic contributor to HR target setting and annual reporting Managed the executive coaching and leadership programs Developed policies, procedures and terms of reference related to Training and OD Strategic contributor to stakeholder fora (Talent, Labor, Skills Development, Subsidized Education, Innovation, OHS, Grading, Risk, Employment Equity, SETAs, Communications, and EXCO) Strategic contributor to Balance Scorecard development Reason for leaving: career progression 2
  • 3. Freelance team and leadership consulting: Global Relations AB- Sweden (June 2006 – May 2008 Developed and facilitated team and leadership processes for women entrepreneurs Facilitated strategy planning and team development processes Reason for leaving: end of contract Deputy Director HRD CDW Program: Gauteng Provincial Government- Department of Infrastructure (June 2005-May 2006) Managed bursary program for CDWs (Community Development Workers) Developed the learning and development strategy, policy and talent development programs Managed the skills audit process and skills reporting Facilitated job evaluation interviews and coaching sessions Managed employee engagement surveys for the program Contract management and tender evaluations Managed the employee wellness program Reason for leaving: work opportunity in Sweden Assistant Director HRD: Gauteng Provincial Government- Department of Agriculture & Conservation (April 2002- May 2005) Designed and facilitated internal learning programs Developed experiential on- boarding program Facilitated strategic planning, team development and change management processes Co-ordinated the activities of the skills development and employment equity committees Engaged in stakeholder fora for the department (PSETA and ETDP) HR-OD project manager (Batho Pele program) Managed the employee wellness program Developed annual learning priorities based skills audit outcomes Planned and scheduled training interventions Reason for leaving: career progression Chief Training Officer HRD: National Department of Minerals and Energy (March 2000- March 2002) Managed internship program Facilitated strategic planning sessions and team development Facilitated performance management and change processes Chaired and managed activities of skills development and talent committee Collated the annual Workplace Skills Plan and managed skills audit processes. HR project manager (new employee on-boarding) Engagement in stakeholder for the organisation (PSETA and MQA) Provided input on business planning and budget processes Developed and managed implementation of the annual training calendar Reason for leaving: career progression Senior Training and Development Officer HRD: Department of the Premier (March 1996-February 2000) Designed and developed internal learning programs Facilitated strategic planning sessions and team development Lead trainer on performance management training and service excellence programs Coordinated processes for skills audit Reason for leaving: career progression 3
  • 4. Head of Student Advice Centre: Wits University (May1993- February1996) Managed the recruitment and selection of student advisors Managed the Advice Centre budget Served as the electoral officer for Student Representative Council (SRC) elections Coordinated Open Days and Career Days activities for the Student Centre Responsible for recruitment and selection of interviews Responsible for student counselling and student engagement surveys Responsible for the supervision of residence coordinators Reason for leaving: career progression Provincial Coordinator: Institute of Race Relations: Provincial Education Coordinator (DAAD) (March 1991-April 1993) Managed the provincial educational project for Grade 12 learners Facilitation work readiness and coaching program Managed the VIP payroll and employee relations processes. Managed project budget Responsible for donor reports Reason for leaving: career progression References on request 4
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