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The walls within: working with defenses against otherness

Online Conference 5-11 July 2021

AM23 Keynote 3

Keynote 3
Dr Vusi Vilakati

Tsoseletso: resurfacing soul, circularity and spirit

Sunday 2 July 2023
11.30am-12.30pm SAST


Dr Vusi Vilakati is an Organisational Consultant and Head of Business Integration, Insurance and Asset Management of Standard Bank. Vusi is an African Spiritual Consciousness facilitator, scholar, and practitioner.

He is passionate about the intersection between identity, located-ness or positionality and context in the in the facilitation and embodiment of African spiritual consciousness, values, and practices within organisations. He believes that in the emerging VUCA business and public leadership context, Africa urgently needs to develop future referenced, contextually attuned and globally responsive leaders to translate business goals and leadership toward the continent's social and economic advancement. Previously, Vusi was an insightful civic organisation leader. He is known as a speaker, facilitator and researcher and his experience spreads across a number of key organisational roles in strategic planning, policy formulation, seminary lecturing, leadership training, facilitating diversity management initiatives, organisational transformation, and change, and coordinating in-service training, recruitment, selection and team building.

Vusi’s interests are African consciousness in leadership development, and coaching, the role of business in society, corporate citizenship, cross-cultural management, the contribution of emerging economies to global geo-economics, outcomes-based, and ethical leadership, leadership effectiveness, systems thinking, and holistic leadership development and economic and human advancement of Africa. Vusi holds MA in Theological studies, a MPhil HRM in Personal and Professional leadership and a doctorate in Leadership in Performance and Change (UJ). He is an experienced facilitator of immersive leadership development experiences focusing on diversity, inclusion, transformation and social entrepreneurship and will lead the immersion on day 3 of the ISPSO AM 2023.