Heavy Chef has designed an array of workshops that feature inspiring individuals from our extensive list of inspiring members. Hosted and facilitated by experienced facilitators, Heavy Chef Workshops are designed to make a measurable impact and leave a lasting impression in the minds of our attendees. 


THE FINTECH SESSION

Blockchain. Cryptocurrencies. Disruption. Innovation. This is not just a first world thing. There's a LOT of activity going on in Africa. Just what does it look like, exactly? - and just where do you stand in amongst all these threats and opportunities. Well, that's what we're here to tell you. We host a half day session, starting with a big reveal by none other than world-renowned student of Blockchain Mr Simon Dingle. We then open it up to a facilitated perspective session, with no-holds-barred facilitator Mike Perk taking your team through its paces. We end with a roadmap on the way forward, and step-by-step accountability for your team members. 

    NOTE: This is not a boredroom session. This is going require doing. Put your walking shoes on. 

    Heavy Chefs: 

    • Simon Dingle (Presenter) 
    • Mike Perk (Presenter/Facilitator) 

    The gory details: 

    • Why? Because you need to know what the hell is going on, right now, in the world around you and your target audience. 
    • What? Part presentation and part facilitation. 
    • How Long? 6 hours. 
    • How much? R75,000 ex VAT

    The JOURNEY SESSION

    Your communications is a Journey. A courageous adventure, forcing your organisation from its current status in order to reach out to new lands, a new target audience in the future. Like the Vikings who first set out to say "hey" to the English in the 8th Century. Like the great Xhosa tribes who forged south from Central Africa an aeon ago. Like the Voortrekkers who ventured forth in the 1800s. You're looking for a brave new world, a bold intention in the future. This workshop is three hours with your team. We look at your Origin. We look at your Destination. Then we interrogate the Terrain between the two, before unpacking your tool box and taking a thorough Inventory of tools to take on your Marketing Journey. Once the workshop is over, our team will put together a roadmap, your Itinerary for the Journey ahead. 

    NOTE: This is not a boredroom session. This is going require doing. Put your walking shoes on. 

    Heavy Chefs: 

    • Verity Price (Facilitator)
    • Fred Roed (Presenter) 
    • Mike Perk (Presenter/Facilitator) 

    The gory details: 

    • Why? Because your marketing is a bird's nest of inconsistent messages, with no cohesion and no process. 

    • What? Workshop with key members of your organisation, followed by two weeks of research. Finally a roadmap presentation to your team. 

    • How long? 2/3 weeks - 3 hour workshop, followed by a 2 hour presentation two weeks later. 

    • How much? R75,000 ex VAT

     


    The 21st CENTURY BRAND SESSION 

    Your brand is stuck. Your competitors are laughing at you. Laughing! You're in a heap in the corner, ugly-crying because the train has left and you were left behind. So, what are you going to do about it? One giant leap would be to contact us. Our world-class team (made up of experienced business leaders) will arrive at your office like a gang of thieves and rain down on your strategy, tear it apart and we put it back together again.

    If 'nice guy' is what you're looking for, then you've come to the wrong place. However, if you're looking to accelerate into a healthy place, brand-wise, then look-no-further. 

    NOTE: This is not a boredroom session. This is going require doing. Put your walking shoes on. 

    Heavy Chefs in this workshop: 

    • Verity Price (Facilitator)
    • Fred Roed (Presenter) 
    • Mike Perk (Presenter/Facilitator)

    The gory details: 

    • Why? Because your brand is nowhere. Nothing distinctive. No strategy. No competitive advantage.
    • What? Facilitated workshop with your team. 
    • How long? Estimated 4 hours. 
    • How much? R75,000 ex VAT

    The Township Tech Session

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    (Cape Town only, for now)

    On the outskirts of the Cape Flats lies an area called Khayalitsha with an estimated 2.1m people and 80% unemployment rate. 

    Crime is rife, and poverty is everywhere. But, are there signs of entrepreneurial life? This workshop is one of the most remarkable experiences you can take in your life. 

    We travel to the heart of Khaya and uncover the life, the tech, the spirit and an incredible opportunity to reframe your prejudices. At the doorstep of the Mother City lies one of the most creative communities on the African continent. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    NOTE: This is not a boredroom session. This is going require doing. Put your walking shoes on. 

    Heavy Chefs in this workshop: 

    • Caley van der Kolk (Presenter)
    • Siya Wilson (Presenter) 

    The gory details: 

    • Why? Because perspective is a wonderful thing. This session will open your mind, your heart - and your creative spirit. 
    • What? Facilitated workshop with your team. 
    • How long? Estimated 4 hours. 
    • How much? R75,000 ex VAT

    Meet our world-class Heavy Chefs: 

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    MIKE PERK

    Mike is an experienced professional and specialises in transformation consulting, and is the founder and MD of one of Africa's foremost digital transformation agencies. Having worked with global brands such as Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, MiX Telematics, Independent Media, The Foschini Group, Hyundai and Old Mutual, Mike has over 20 years of digital change management expertise. 

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    VERITY PRICE

    With a degree in Psychology and Anthropology from UCT and as an accredited De Bono Six Thinking Hats facilitator, she has worked with teams in Mass Mart, Engen, Woolworths, Transnet, Chevron, Vodacom and Distell amongst others. Verity is passionate about empowering individuals, entrepreneurs and organisations with invaluable thinking tools designed to help them innovate, problem solve, create compelling strategies and gain the competitive edge in their industries.

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    FRED ROED

    Founder and CEO of Heavy Chef (Pty) Ltd, as well as co-founder of WWC, one of Africa's foremost digital innovation agencies, Fred is also an experienced presenter and facilitator. Fred is the winner of 'Best Contribution To Digital Industry 2015' and one of Fast Company magazine's 'Top 100 Most Creative People in Business'. Fred has over two decades of brand building experience, and is passionate about fostering entrepreneurship.