In this introductory course, we review the end-to-end process of setting up a file plan, where documentation and systems are essential to track important content of an organisation. To begin we review mechanisms to gather key information from stakeholders to design an effective plan alongside best practices which ensure that the functions, activities and classification of the plan are covered. As such, topics covered aim to ensure delegates are aware of the four main aims of a file plan; simplicity, consistency, accuracy and flexibility.
The Professional Course for Educational Leaders (PCEL) comprises cutting edge educational management and leadership modules to facilitate the implementation of the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) Policy on the South African Standard for Principalship. This Continuing Professional Teacher Development (CPTD) programme is aimed at facilitating a well-conceived, needs-driven leadership and management competence development initiative.
The short course in Fleet Management provides you with a basic understanding of the different elements of fleet management, while specifically focusing on vehicle utilisation, whole-life costs, tendering, vehicle maintenance and regulatory requirements. During the course, you will be able tap into a realistic business environment with sophisticated computerised simulations where your team will be challenged to run your business while trying to achieve determined business objectives and aligning supply, production, distribution and demand in the supply chain process.
The Psychology of Meaningful Retirement short course will enable you to proactively plan for a meaningful retirement. Misconceptions and unrealistic ideas pertaining to the idea of retirement are addressed in this training session. The psychological principles and skills employed in this training session will not only enable you to mitigate the transition process from work to retirement, but will empower you to enjoy a well-balanced quality life after retirement.
The short course in Capacity Building and Preventing Burnout is a course that has been specially developed to prevent you from entering into the different phases of burnout. The one-day course provides you with a better understanding of the causes and stressors, as well as the nature of stress. During the course you will gain skills that will empower you to move away from the different phases of burnout by not only befriending the stress phenomenon, but to also improve the available coping mechanisms to build psycho-physical and social capacity.
The short course in Applied Sport Psychology: Practical Steps for Optimising Performance and Mental Toughness is a course that has been specially developed for coaches and psychologists working with sports people. The aim of this course is to optimise performance of sport participants and sports teams. During the course you will be equipped with critical perceptions, psychological principles and skills that will give you a better understanding of the psychological dimensions involved in maintaining high performance under extreme pressure.
Demand Management is the initial phase of Public Sector Supply Chain Management (SCM) and sets the trend for all subsequent actions that are associated with SCM. Through this Demand Management in the Public Sector short course, you will understand the role and importance of demand management within the SCM system and perform a variety of activities to ensure that organisational needs are correctly identified and that procurement takes place according to a structured procurement plan.
The Change and Organisational Management for Senior Managers short course will not only enhance your knowledge of the different approaches to manage change in organisations, but you will also gain the necessary skills to effectively drive change initiatives or programmes at a senior management level. The course emphasises the importance of gaining the necessary buy-in and support for successful change, and how you can ultimately lead major change by setting measurable outcomes and criteria against best-practice facilitation.
The Strategic Capability and Leadership for Public Sector Managers short course provides you with requisite skills to enhance your strategic leadership capabilities in your role as a public sector senior manager. The course specifically emphasises the process of strategic thinking within the public sphere, implementing strategic planning and reporting, as well as executing tasks aligned with government strategies that are in line with the most current theories of management and leadership locally and internationally.
The Programme and Project Management for Senior Managers aims to clarify key concepts related to programmes and projects with very specific reference to their management processes. Throughout the course, you will explore important South African legislation and policies, providing a supportive and regulative framework for programme and project governance, as well as project lifecycle management.
The short course in Monitoring and Evaluation for the Public Sector provides you with the requisite skills to effectively execute monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes that can assist in assessing performance and identifying contributing factors to public service delivery. During the course, you will gain invaluable insights to the importance of M&E as a tool for the public sector to manage performance-related processes of policy implementation, strategic management and programme/project management.
The short course in Public Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers provides you with knowledge and skills in the basic concepts and principles of financial management in the public sector as general middle or senior manager. The course aims to provide you with a basic introduction to the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) of 1999 (as amended), together with insights to National Treasury regulations, the Medium-term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) process and effective strategic planning to effectively perform your duties that pertain to financial outcomes.
The Public Financial Management for Public Sector Managers short course aims to enhance your knowledge and skills in the managing the financial aspects of your department or component, in your role as a senior public servant, in support of higher order strategies and plans according that are in line with the existing regulatory framework, but also sets the tone for you become a knowledge leader, pioneer, evaluator, change manager and guide in the public sector, based on complete, accurate and real-time financial information and analyses.
As a senior public servant, the Knowledge and Information Management for Public Sector Managers short course aims to enhance your knowledge-based management capabilities by means of both an academic and practical approach to knowledge and information management in the public sphere. The course specifically focuses on topics of decision making and policy advice, implementing information systems based on needs and development analyses and contributing to the creation and sharing of knowledge in the public sector environment.
The degree to which people in an organisation communicate effectively determines a huge part of an organisations visibility, profitability, and industry leadership. In fact, public speaking is an easy way to set yourself apart from your competition. Whether you are persuading colleagues, selling to a client or energising a team, the power of your presentation makes the difference between success and failure.
The short course in Public Financial Management provides you with the requisite insights to the implementation and implications of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) of 1999 (as amended) on your role as middle or senior financial manager in the public sector.
The Public Policy, Problem Solving and Analysis for Public Sector Managers short course aims to enhance your policy management capabilities by gaining the requisite skills and knowledge to identify, structure, assess and prioritise sectoral-specific policy issues and problems, while also mobilising resources for programme setting. Throughout the course, you will also analyse possible problems or constraints that might occur when preparing for policy formulation and implementation.
The PFMA Supply Chain Management Bid Committees Course short course provides you with the skills and tools needed to operationalise the legislative requirements – as stipulated in the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPFA) and Preferential Procurement Regulations – in order to help you successfully implement supply chain management systems in your municipality and/or organisation.
The Municipal Public Accounts Committee Training Course short course is designed mainly for municipal public accounts committee members to understand the authority, monitoring and reporting functions and processes of the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (S53 and 59 of the MSA), IDP, budget (SDBIP) ethics and governance for councillors. The Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA), the Municipal Structures Act and the Municipal Systems Acts and their regulations constitute the platform which entrenches municipal regulatory environment.
The Municipal Finance Management Programme is presented in support of all requirements of the National Treasury regulations (as stipulated in the Government Gazette) on the minimum competency levels for municipal officials, specifically targeting interns in the Local Government sector. A learning-programme approach has been adopted in the programme’s development and design in order to ensure that delegates are able to learn and apply acquired skills in relation to earning credits towards the full certificate qualification.
The Executive Development Programme for the Public Sector provides you with a professional skills development course aligned with the Senior Management Service (SMS) Competency Framework in order to acquire the appropriate skills set at executive level. The programme will equip you as senior manager in the public sector sphere with the requisite knowledge and skills to perform your day- to-day operations effectively in a democratic, developmental state.
The annual short course in Shopping Centre Management (CSCM) provides you with the essential skills and knowledge of the principles and practice of shopping centre management and development. The course particularly delves into the topics of the development of a shopping centre concept, typology and terminology, location theory, research in shopping centre marketing, design principles, services building maintenance and parking management, as well as insurance security management in shopping centres.
During the Programme in Project Management you will not only gain the requisite skills to ensure that projects are delivered seamlessly, but you will also be equipped with the necessary tools to manage projects on time and within any allocated budget. This comprehensive programme has been designed to develop both your project management skills and insights, while empowering you with the necessary tools and techniques to successfully deliver any project.