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Pandemic Preparedness

Unusual times mean learning from as wide a range of schools of thought as possible in order to formulate meaningfully layered policy. Need for inclusion Experts repeatedly warn we will never be 'back to normal' but leadership practices throughout the world lead the reputation for ignoring details. Poor professional judgement impacts on people who are…
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COVID-19 Smallholder and Communal Farmers Disaster Support

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development invites applications from small holder farmers/producers who are currently in production and preparing for winter crops. The main objective of this support is to complete the current production cycle in an effort to ensure adequate food production and supplies. The targeted beneficiaries are smallholder and communal…
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Stakeholder Capitalism

The WEF has published a white paper to help leaders formulate a strategic response to the COVID19 crisis. Check out my video! https://youtu.be/29pftC9IezU The WEF recommends adopting stakeholder capitalism as everyone within your organisation has a stake in sustainability. Engagement, inclusion and empowerment Don't alienate teams or ignore contributions to thought from outliers in your…
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HR Policy and COVID

Responsible employer actions are falling under the spotlight in this pandemic. Ready or freezing up? The four dimensions of employee well-being are central to employee experience and essential to an engaged and productive workforce during ordinary times. But in the time of COVID, the 4 dimensions - physical, emotional, financial and social, are even more…
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QMS Visual Communication

Rolling eyes tired of trying to explain complex Quality Management issues?! Get started with awesome infographics for your teams or clients today! QMS Infographics for R95 Purchase one version or toss out the dosh on all 3 if choices give you FOMO. (Fear of missing out) Love Systems Although these QMS posters are intended for…
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QMS Design or Customisation

We prepare concise documents from an overarching, strategic Quality Policy to an agile Review Mechanism Designing a QMS tailored to fit an organisations growth strategy to compete in markets is different to obtaining a free system for customisation. A Quality Management System must integrate with your business mission, vision and organisational objectives. A QMS is…
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Customised QMS Design

Operations, integrity and quality management are intertwined and create a unique and individual organisation. If operational decisions conflict with policy, you could be in trouble. I came across this interesting study to evaluate the effectiveness of ISO 9001 Certified Contracting organizations at United Arab Emirates and identify the potential reasons behind the failure of ISO…
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QMS for SETA Accreditation

DEFINE YOUR GAME Quality Management Systems protect your organisation's reputation and competitive performance. SETA and QCTO standards, while appearing tricky, frame a reliable design for implementing a compliant delivery model. Once you understand how to meet their requirements, even new market entrants in the Learning and Development space can succeed without being dependent on consultants.…
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ACTIVATE ONLINE INTEREST IN YOUR EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERVICES

If Content is King and Creativity is Queen in Social Media Marketing How do YOU tap into the BOOMING Social media ENERGY? USE CONTENT Attract web traffic and increase sales, investment or funding possibilities. Social Media collateral for R 14 000 includes 8 posts ranging from 200 - 800 wordsAttract new markets to your brandBuild…
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FOR SALE! E&T Policies and Procedures

Learner management, assessment and RPL (recognition of prior learning) are just some of the policy areas education and training providers must address. Education and training organisations must convey an understanding of special needs and accommodation in addition to financial management. Quality Management Systems The following policies are available for R250 each Accommodating candidates with disabilities…
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The Perfect SETA Accreditation Strategy

Are you a training organisation pursuing SETA accreditation? Here's an outline of key information ensuring your accreditation will yield viable results. Measure the value of becoming accredited for something with little market traction or the risk of operating in a highly competitive niche. SETA Strategy Features 1. Aligned Target Markets SETAs have a vested interest…
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Outlining your SETA or QCTO accreditation strategy

Organisations offering training or coaching services can add further value to their markets when accredited to deliver recognised occupational learning. Why SETA Accreditation? An accredited organisation offers credit-bearing training resulting in an industry relevant qualification or part qualification (skills programmes). Accreditation signals a stamp of credibility, compliance and accountability to the market. By conforming to legislated levels…
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Job-hopping black managers, only in it for the money?

Virtue, Equity and Job-hopping I believe virtue can easily be disputed, particularly when companies claim 'equal opportunity' yet their processes don't match. Equity is not a focus on diversity, (although diversity is an outcome), it's much deeper and should expand how business processes adapt and innovate to promote inclusion and belonging. The ability to retain…
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Equity Policy. A Misfire, Misfit or Missile?

The intentions of equity can be marred by a lack of pro-poor policy and uninformed processes diminishing meaningful outcomes. Vulnerability, Complexity and Being 'Equity' NEET Many organisations find opportunity and value in offering NEETs training to increase their employability and simultaneously achieve organisational equity targets. Equity is more loaded than 'evening the turf' Absorbing NEETs…
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10 NEET market composition facts

NEETs are people not in employment, nor in education and training. The statistics describing the NEET market composition can assist organisations with improving their strategies. NEET Market Facts 40.3%  about 15 million persons aged 15-64 years were NEET in South Africa in 2016 NEET rates are significantly higher for women than men across all the age…
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28.6 Million internet users in South Africa, but how many find you?

Internet ranking and low cost competitive strategies has become big business. With over 15 million social media users in South Africa, how can education, training and development organisations compete and curate content to channel them? If Content is King and Creativity is Queen What's happening in your kingdom?! More than 40% of South African’s use…
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UNIQUE PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL SELLING YOUR #TRAINING

Are your training sales slow? Is your competition crushing you? Place your order for tailored promotional website content now! Content development for promotions is purposeful, strategic action attracting new markets, retaining clients and competing for market position. Ready to start? Look No Further You can have content within hours! A firm belief in education and…
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Looking for a competitive skills development market strategy?

People, Policy, Productivity and Profit Occupational training organisations must connect all 4 P's into their market strategy if they wish to remain relevant. SETA, QCTO or CHE Accredited but no new business? Does your organisation satisfy skills development for building firms of the future? It's time to redefine ETD market strategy to profoundly communicate value…
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Poverty Markets, NEETs and Development

Education and training organisations are uniquely positioned to address market shifts, opportunities and align with government policy to alleviate poverty conditions. Diverse interventions can address market challenges, particularly those facing youth not in employment or education (NEETs). Who is most affected by poverty? Problem: What can we do about training and career development to shift…
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SETA and QCTO accredited business

Quality Management, choice of qualifications, correct SETA selection and learning content approval are crucial to a successful training organisation. Emerging providers often overlook the value of competitive analysis and how this awareness connects to branding. Resources, Solutions and Answers Reduce the agony of confusion and get straight answers to your questions. Upscale your business plan…
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FAQ: The easiest SETA for accreditation?

A frequent question asked is 'which SETA is easiest to become accredited with?' The SETA Big 3? Clients (spanning business, consultants and NGOs) provided names of 3 SETAs they were led to believe were 'easy.' The easiest ones to be accredited by? Consultants don't reveal this delicate information. After all, how would we cream it…
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Strategic Accreditation, Market Awareness and Business Growth

Education and training accreditation is much more than a compilation of documents satisfying regulatory procedures. Appointing a consultant to 'get you accredited' can have dire consequences for your business.  If you don't understand how to set up the documentation for successful accreditation, how will you meet required standards (embedded in the documentation) once operational? Consider…
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#QCTO non viable #accreditation

You think your problem is completing the accreditation application till you're accredited and not making money! Clients are often accredited entities unable to SELL what they became accredited for. As game strategist in education and economic development, I can help you  prevent or fix a 'nonviable accreditation.' Let's complete your quality cycle and prepare you…
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20 Minute Strategy Sweetening for Training and Development

SETA or QCTO accredited but it's not paying off? Education and Training is a dynamic sector inspiring endless innovation and competition opportunities.  Chat about challenges to a seasoned expert in education and economic development, from policy to practically anything!  FROM ACCREDITATION TO COMPETITION For the accredited to the not yet accredited. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING MANAGEMENT…
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PIVOTAL Programmes and why SETAs fund them

SETAs drive industry specific skills development solutions directing funding according to rising demands for specific trades and occupations. Professional, Vocational, Technical and Academic Learning PIVOTAL is defined as Professional, Vocational, Technical and Academic Learning programmes that result in occupational qualifications or part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework. CATHSSETA Policy Example CATHSSETA's  Discretionary grants policy provides a…
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