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Human Resources Practitioners will have a unique opportunity to harness valuable personal insight while sharpening their practical HR skills on a brand new programme launching at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Accredited ETDP training provider, In-Tuition, has celebrated its first three years with new offices, programmes, clients and the appointment of Satish Komal as Executive Director. "The fact that In-Tuition is an accredited Investors in People company is of particular significance to me and I am excited to be part of this exceptional company,' says Komal.

The UCT Graduate School of Business has appointed Elspeth Donovan as the new head of its prestigious Executive Leadership Programme. Participants can expect Donovan to bring a new vision of executive wellness to the top business programme.

Kurt April, Professor of Leaderhip and Management at the UCT Graduate School of Business, was recently in Windhoek on the request of Namibian Prime Minister's Office to address the Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and senior government leaders on "Innovation in the Knowledge Economy" as well as to moderate the event?s panel discussion.

The industry association for private training providers is to launch a national surety fund to guarantee fees paid by learners to training institutions. The Appetd fund is based on a similar model used by private providers in Australia.

Fresh from their success in moving up to 66th place in the world MBA rankings, the UCT graduate school team will be holding an open evening in Johannesburg. As well as the flagship MBA programme, the Graduate School of Business will also be introducing Gauteng managers to their modular MBA, Postgrad Diploma in Management and the entry level Associate in Management (AIM) qualifications.

Everyone knows that charisma and appearance are major factors for success in the competitive world of business today. This was the inspiration behind a new discovery by Marc Steinberg, Master Personal and Executive Coach, Creative Consciousness International (CCI).

Director General of the Department of Education, Duncan Hindle officially opened the annual conference of the Association of Private Providers of Education and Training providers and hailed the increasingly warm relationship between the two bodies.

Leading accredited training provider, Assessment College has concluded a transaction which will see Black Like Me founder, Herman Mashaba's investment trust lead an empowerment grouping with a 26% stake in the company.

Budding entrepreneurs considering starting their own business and business leaders who want a guide to new project development have the chance to get their wheels in motion with a brand new course launching at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) this July.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) has taken the unusual step of marrying two disciplines - coaching and strategy - in order to aid in solving a problem common in the world of business: the gap between strategy and implementation.

Mzikayise Theo Qabaka, Managing Director of Bateman Africa will be the guest speaker at the first Regenesys Leadership Seminar with the subject "Leadership and Empowerment - Lessons from Bateman Africa'.

The seminar will focus on the important lessons learnt by Bateman Africa as they have taken on the empowerment mantle.

The UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) will run a novel course this May that promises to give adults at all career levels another chance to master a fundamental but elusive competency: mathematics.

The most recent polls conducted by Life-Long Learning Solutions show that 80 percent of respondents believe that continuing professional development is essential for professionalizing the engineering disciplines.

Graduating students at the Regenesys School of Public Management are excited about the prospect of Minister in the Presidency Dr Essop Pahad's presence at the institution's tenth graduation ceremony.

With research showing that new businesses have a low survival rate in South Africa, the UCT Graduate School of Business is responding with a new course that provides small, medium and micro enterprise owners and managers with the skills and knowledge to grow their businesses sustainably and avoid costly pitfalls.

"I had a vision that I could do something great. I refused to be tempted to fall into drugs and a life of crime, which is where so many guys here end up." With some support from CCI-CA, Moegamat Gallant has been able to achieve his vision.

Training company Life-Long Learning Solutions is running an innovative professional development programme which has seen more than 600 engineers tuning in to a lively and stimulating television broadcast.

In an effort to strategically align closer to Microsoft, On-Site Training has joined the Microsoft Certified Partner (MCP) program. The partner program consists of a number of specializations called "competencies" and the company has achieved the Learning Solutions competency.

The prevailing and somewhat ill-informed notion that today’s leadership consists of having a vision and aligning people with it is all but void. Indeed, to take it even one step further, leaders simply don’t have all the answers anymore. GIMT's Ashleigh Cohen explores this issue.

South Africa’s business landscape is dominated by a drive to enhance the workforce diversity in our companies. But, in meeting these diversity targets, are the real performance benefits of diversity being missed by our organisations? Associate Professor Chris Breen discusses ahead of his new course at the UCT Graduate School of Business.

Budget Insurance has invested R50 000 in people development by supporting South Africa’s Life College, a non-profit organisation that provides emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship and leadership education to South African youth.

Mindy Mogudi scored an outstanding 100% exam score on her first attempt at the Foundation certificate in IT Service Management presented by Foster-Melliar.

Guest columnist Tony Dovale tells us that each time he hears comments about skills, skills skills, he shudders. "Has no-one recognised the importance of a some kind of decent foundation and mental structure within which to place these skills?" he asks.

The South African Local Government Association has rolled-out a week-long training programme, to help councilors familiarize themselves with their political role in municipal governance, development and service delivery.


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