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She is a high-caliber strategist with excellent project management skills and a fantastic ability to 'turn any lemon into a delicious lemonade'. She has a great talent in managing economic development initiatives and I find her conduct and performance to be of the highest quality.

Shelly Korn, Director, Staffwise

Leonie is a dedicated and extremely passionate person, able to strategize and present creative ideas and communicate the benefits. She successfully developed a division of Learning for our company resulting in increased revenue. During her tenure, we saw an increase in profits.

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Attend a Workshop about Pro-poor Policy and Vulnerable Markets

Trends, characteristics and challenges embedded in youth and unemployed markets.

Employers, skills development providers and marketing teams are among those who can benefit.  Many market failures exist, for example youth complain about inaccessible opportunity, while employers and training providers struggle to reach vulnerable beneficiary markets. These problems can be solved if there’s a synthesis of economics, marketing and education policy frameworks.






Gallo Manor, Johannesburg

20 August 2018: R850

If you’re currently involved in, or planning development interventions targeting the youth and unemployed, this one’s for you!


This workshop, intended for a broad human and economic development community, facilitates the following discussions:

The context of ‘vulnerable’ markets and development

  • Pro-poor policy and increasing participation and effectiveness of interventions (training,  entrepreneur etc)
  • Poverty and production – market outcomes and expectations
  • NEETs – people not in employment nor education and training

…the state of NEETs in a country implies a stagnation or decline in human capital, which is particularly worrying if it affects low-educated youth with little or no work experience. (OECD 2015)

Factors impacting interventions addressing the youth and unemployed

  • Strategies to enhance beneficiary (e.g. youth) and stakeholder (e.g. business) accessibility: marketing conventions, business practices.
  • Education, Training & Development intervention value chains

Evidence-based social interventions that could counter past and continuing patterns of social and economic exclusion that underlie youth unemployment are, however, sorely needed. (Siyakha Report, 2016)

Entry barriers to stakeholders and beneficiaries

  • Intervention trends, ETD role, and value chain analysis.
  • Strategies for inclusion of vulnerable beneficiaries

Approximately 15 million persons aged 15-64 years were NEET in South Africa in 2016. This figure translates to 40.3% of the number of the 15-64 year olds who are NEET. The number of NEETs fluctuated between 2013 and 2016. The NEETs grew by almost 700 000 persons from about 14.1 million persons in 2013 to 14.8
million persons in 2016. (DHET)

Who should attend?

  • Any employers and training providers involved in skills development interventions (learnerships, apprenticeships and internships).
  • Start-ups interested in identifying and addressing vulnerable market needs.
  • Marketing and E&T sales and promotions teams.
  • ETQA and policy professionals
  • Anyone fascinated by market challenges impacting vulnerable people



Payments to:

Leonie Hall
Capitec Bank Account: 1262845740
Branch Code: 470010

Please use ‘Workshop’ as the payment reference.

Leonie Hall is a development economist, social activist and seasoned leader with over 25 years of operation and project management experience in the education, social change and youth development sectors.  A former high school teacher, SETA accredited training provider and HRD specialist with a proven track record of working with government agencies, civil society organisations, communities and grassroots movements, she can provide unique insights for capacitating youth and unemployed markets.



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Ernest Hlogwane

Thanks Leonie Hall for the wonderful workshop that really assisted me with all the basics of accreditation with SETAs as service provider, Assessor, Facilitator and/or Moderator. I have acquired much information that gave me so many resources needed in the skills training and development industry.

-Ernest Hlogwane
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