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Prof. Hester Klopper C.

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University of the Western Cape

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University of the Western Cape

Background Information

Employment History

Chief Executive Officer

FUNDISA

President-Elect

North West University

Educational Consultant for the Group

Clinic Holdings

Professor and Director

North West University

Affiliations

Board Member
Sigma Theta Tau International Inc

Fellow
Academy of Nursing of South Africa (ANSA)

ASSAF (Fellow)
Academy of Science of South Africa

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
American Academy of Nursing

Member
Global Forums

Member of the Program Expert Advisory Committee
Nurse Faculty Mentored Leadership Development

Member of the Leadership Academy
Maternal-Child Health

Treasurer
Tau Lambda

Board Member
International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing

Founder
Centre for Nurse Leaders

Liaison
Standards and Qualifications Authority

Liaison
South African Department of Education

Liaison
Council of Higher Education

Chapter Member
Leana Ria Uys

Secretariat-Treasurer
Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter of STTI

Education

MBA

MBA

Luton University

PhD

PhD

Chamberlain College of Nursing

PhD

North West University , School of Nursing Science

PhD

University of Johannesburg

baccalaureate degree

nursing education and community health nursing

University of South Africa

diploma

health science management

Web References (182 Total References)


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Home : About STTI : Board of Directors : Hester C. Klopper
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Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA Dr. Klopper was installed as president of the society at the 42nd Biennial Convention, November 2013 in Indianapolis, IN USA.? The following video was presented to the chapter delegates at that event.
Call to Action: Serve locally, transform regionally, lead globally
(PDF version) Hester Klopper Hester C. Klopper is an international academic and professional leader with extensive international networks in global health, public health, policy development, nursing and health care. She is the Chief Executive Officer of FUNDISA (Forum for University Nursing Deans in SA). Prior to this position, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, where she continues to hold a full professorial appointment. In addition, she holds an Extra-ordinary Professor position with INSINQ, a research focus area, based at North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). As a scholar her research programme focuses on positive practice environments, patient safety and quality health care; and health systems and health policy, as well nursing education research. A continued interest is global health and the role nurses play in policy influence and strengthening health systems.
Embedded in her work, is the focus on leadership development and capacity development of young scientists. She coordinates a national programme, the PLUME programme, funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF), to support the development of research programmes of post-doctoral candidates. Hester has been the supervisor of more than 25 PhD students and 45+ master's students; she has published more than 60 peer reviewed publications, and presented her research and scholarly work at more than 100 international conferences. In October 2010 she was awarded the 2010 Nursing Education Association Nursing Excellence Award for Leadership in Nursing Education for her 'dedicated and visionary leadership in the profession; and her competency, tenacity, passion and drive to promote the development of nursing education'. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nursing of South Africa (FANSA), as well as an inductee into the Hall of Fame for Excellence in Nursing Research (FUNDISA).
Dr. Klopper has filled numerous leadership positions (appointed and elected) and acts as consultant for education and health care organizations on human resource development and research capacity development. Her professional offices include election as Director-at-Large of the International Board of Directors of Sigma Theta Tau International (2008-2011), Secretariat-Treasurer of the Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (2005-2013), Member of the International Board of Directors of the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) (2009-2011), as well as Chairperson of the Forum of University Nursing Deans in South Africa (FUNDISA) (2007-2012). She is the first person outside of North America to be elected to the position of President of STTI (2013-2015). Follow Hester on twitter @klopperhc or visit the website www.hesterklopper.com.


Hester C. Klopper: Blazing ...

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Hester C. Klopper: Blazing trails

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Hester C. Klopper: Blazing trails
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Hester C. Klopper, 30th president of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
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Hester C. Klopper, 30th president of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
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Throughout her life of serving, transforming, and leading, Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA, has been such a trail maker. Beginning her trail Born in Pretoria, South Africa, the eldest of four children of Pieter and Pat Matthee, Hester learnt to forge trails and lead at an early age.
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As Hester progressed academically and professionally, her passion for nursing grew deeper, as did her commitment to excellence. In her final year of study, she received an award for being the best general nursing science student. But campus life was not all about study. It was during that time that Hester met Willem Klopper, an undergraduate student preparing to become a mining engineer.
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With an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, Hester Klopper enrolled for a baccalaureate degree in nursing education and community health nursing at the University of South Africa (UNISA), completing it in 1990. In 1991, she was awarded a diploma in health science management. Again, life was not all study. Willem and Hester were blessed with two wonderful children-a son, Wilco, born in 1988, and a daughter, Simri, born in 1991.
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Hester makes no secret that they remain the blessings of her life. The admiration and appreciation are mutual, as her husband and children are her biggest supporters. Of his mother, Wilco observes: My mom is unmatched as a role model-not only for me, but for all! Being the master of her own destiny, captain of her own ship, she steers herself into greatness and unparalleled accomplishment. She has an unshakable character that is made of the finest, rarest-quality materials-namely, love, compassion, honesty, loyalty, and dedication, all glued together with a unique array of colourful dreams. She is always fair, unprejudiced, willing, and wanting to lend a hand. I can go on and on for another thousand years describing my mom's amazing nature but still will not be able to capture my gratitude and admiration of her in words. Having shown a talent for leadership, Klopper realized that, if she was going to be a leader in the profession, she needed postgraduate education. She completed her master's degree in nursing (Magister Curationis) in 1992 and her doctorate (PhD) in 1994, all before the age of 30, truly a remarkable achievement for that time. Still blazing an academic trail, she completed in 2001 an international diploma in teaching and training and a master's in business administration (MBA) at Luton University, United Kingdom. Forging a local trail Klopper began her teaching career in 1990 as an educational consultant for the Clinic Holdings Group (now Netcare Private Hospital Group), where she developed in-service education programs, taught general nursing students, and presented management-development courses. In 1993, she was appointed lecturer at the Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit (now University of Johannesburg), where she taught post-basic, master's, and PhD students on all aspects of education. Her consultant experience at Clinic Holdings Group also proved beneficial as a lecturer. Seeing an opportunity to improve service delivery in the post-basic program, she immediately developed an alternate mode of course delivery and structure that, within one year, increased program enrollment 100 percent. With that success behind her, it was no surprise when Klopper helped establish the Centre for Nurse Leaders in 1995, using a distance-education model of structured workshops to serve the educational needs of more than 2,500 students. With Klopper's installation as president of STTI, she will expand the voice of the nursing profession, not only in South Africa and the continent of Africa, but in the world. A year later, Klopper partnered with others to establish a national education company and, in 1997, was appointed managing director of the Health Academy, a subsidiary. Despite the increased management demands of her new position, she still found time to become involved in curriculum development, working in collaboration with universities. Thinking outside the box and driven by innovation, she also consulted at Technikon South Africa (TSA), creating the delivery platform for its nursing bridge program, which leads to registration as a nurse. This program, still in existence, is now integrated into the Department of Health Sciences at UNISA. In 1999, Klopper was appointed executive director in the office of chairperson and chief executive officer of the Open Learning Group. In this position, she gained increased national recognition as liaison with the South African Department of Education (SADoE), the Council of Higher Education (CHE), and the Standards and Qualifications Authority (SAQA). With her increased national recognition, she was appointed professor and head of the Department of Nursing Education at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in 2001, one of the youngest nurses in South Africa to step into such a role. Blazing a regional trail Chapter development for the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a multistep process that involves first forming and operating a local honor society that eventually applies to STTI for chartering as a chapter. For Klopper, her path to STTI membership began when she became a founding member of the Africa Honor Society of Nursing (AHSN). In November 2003, she was formally inducted as a member of STTI, and the following year, AHSN was chartered in Botswana and became Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter. Klopper's belief in and selfless dedication to STTI is exemplified in her service to Tau Lambda-at-Large, where she has served as secretariat-treasurer for 12 years (2001-03; 2005-13). During her years as secretariat, she was in charge of the organizing committee for every regional Tau Lambda-at-Large conference. As a chapter member, Klopper has worked with Leana Ria Uys, DSocSc, RN, RM, one of her mentors, and several other members in developing the Consortium for Higher Education in Nursing and Midwifery in Africa (CHENMA). CHENMA is a collaboration of Southern African universities working with universities in other selected African countries to develop master's-prepared nurse specialists in various clinical fields of nursing and midwifery. This capacity-building initiative received the Spirit of Philanthropy award from STTI in 2007 and is still mushrooming across Africa, now under the auspices of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Uys, professor and deputy vice-chancellor and head of the College of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal before her retirement in 2012, recalls: Hester and I worked together in the Tau Lambda Chapter-at-Large of STTI for many years when I was president and she was secretariat-treasurer. We shared a vision about the importance of the organization for nurses in Africa and set out to grow the organization all over Africa to provide networking and development opportunities to individual nurses. Gradually, we also saw the need for a strong presence in the organization for nurses from especially North Africa, in order to enlarge their professional world. As the membership of Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter increased, eventually growing to more than 1,000 inducted members representing 18 universities across Africa, Klopper recognized the chapter's potential for transforming and improving service delivery to members, as well as fostering greater member involvement. With support from STTI's board of directors, she spearheaded a pilot program to establish regional offices, opening the first African site in 2012. Chapter membership continued to grow, so Klopper next developed a plan, working with the Tau Lambda-at-Large board, to divide the chapter into four at-large chapters to further expand the honor society's reach throughout Africa. Navigating a global trail Soon after Klopper's induction as a member of STTI, which occurred at the organization's 37th Biennial Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she received an invitation from newly inaugurated President Daniel J. Pesut, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, ACC, to serve on STTI's International Governance Committee. For that honor, Klopper always recognizes Pesut for the opportunity he provided her to become part of the honor society's work on a larger scale. In 2003, the same year Klopper was inducted as a member of STTI, she was appointed co-director of the World Health Organisation Collaborati


Maybe I should contact Hester ...

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Maybe I should contact Hester Klopper, STTI president-elect and dean, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences at the University of the Western Cape. She's from Cape Town!


Hester C. Klopper

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Hester C. Klopper

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Home : About STTI : Board of Directors : Hester C. Klopper
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Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA Dr. Klopper was installed as president of the society at the 42nd Biennial Convention, November 2013 in Indianapolis, IN USA.? The following video was presented to the chapter delegates at that event.
Call to Action: Serve locally, transform regionally, lead globally
(PDF version) Hester Klopper Hester C. Klopper is an international academic and professional leader with extensive international networks in global health, public health, policy development, nursing and health care. She is the Chief Executive Officer of FUNDISA (Forum for University Nursing Deans in SA). Prior to this position, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, where she continues to hold a full professorial appointment. In addition, she holds an Extra-ordinary Professor position with INSINQ, a research focus area, based at North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). As a scholar her research programme focuses on positive practice environments, patient safety and quality health care; and health systems and health policy, as well nursing education research. A continued interest is global health and the role nurses play in policy influence and strengthening health systems.
Embedded in her work, is the focus on leadership development and capacity development of young scientists. She coordinates a national programme, the PLUME programme, funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF), to support the development of research programmes of post-doctoral candidates. Hester has been the supervisor of more than 25 PhD students and 45+ master's students; she has published more than 60 peer reviewed publications, and presented her research and scholarly work at more than 100 international conferences. In October 2010 she was awarded the 2010 Nursing Education Association Nursing Excellence Award for Leadership in Nursing Education for her 'dedicated and visionary leadership in the profession; and her competency, tenacity, passion and drive to promote the development of nursing education'. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nursing of South Africa (FANSA), as well as an inductee into the Hall of Fame for Excellence in Nursing Research (FUNDISA).
Dr. Klopper has filled numerous leadership positions (appointed and elected) and acts as consultant for education and health care organizations on human resource development and research capacity development. Her professional offices include election as Director-at-Large of the International Board of Directors of Sigma Theta Tau International (2008-2011), Secretariat-Treasurer of the Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (2005-2013), Member of the International Board of Directors of the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) (2009-2011), as well as Chairperson of the Forum of University Nursing Deans in South Africa (FUNDISA) (2007-2012). She is the first person outside of North America to be elected to the position of President of STTI (2013-2015). Follow Hester on twitter @klopperhc or visit the website www.hesterklopper.com.


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Hester C. Klopper Global Health Award

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