Communication Skills Training

Academic Writing Online Short Course

Writing is a skill, not a talent. It can be improved with practice.

Gain an understanding of, and the tools to, successfully write paragraphs, essays, assignments, proposals, or a mini dissertation and provide a strong academic argument.

  • What is academic writing?
  • Analysing the question.
  • How to write paragraphs.
  • Presenting an academic argument.
  • Relevance trees and the literature review.
  • Plagiarism and paraphrasing.
  • Referencing techniques.

The Learning Development Group

The LD Group offers innovative, flexible, and evolving learning development solutions that transform organisations and individuals.

We design, implement, and deliver services across industries, within the following specialist areas:

  • BBBEE Consulting
  • Disability Management Service and & Sensitization Training
  • Skills Development & Employment Equity Facilitation

Enhanced GROW Coaching

The short course in Enhanced GROW Coaching provides you with the knowledge and practical skills to apply the GROW coaching model in executive coaching for leadership, management and teams, performance coaching and the structuring of mentoring conversations. The course looks at coaching approaches that are relevant to organisational and personal settings, but specifically focuses on the topics of meaning, purpose and spirituality (particularly workplace spirituality and cultural sensitivity).

Japanese Language Course (Part 1)

The Japanese Language Course is ideal whether you are looking to acquire Japanese for the purpose of business, travel or personal interest. From delicious sushi and tea, to the brave samurais and beautiful geishas of ancient Japan, this three-part course (basic, intermediate and advanced) will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to communicate in this exciting language. During the course, you will be able to broaden your understanding of the Japanese language and culture.

Afrikaans Language Course for Beginners

The Afrikaans Language Course for Beginners provides you with a sufficient foundation in the grammar and vocabulary of Afrikaans to express yourself comfortably in both social and business contexts. The course equips you with the necessary language skills to read, write and understand Afrikaans through various practical exercises – even if you have no or little prior knowledge of the language – and the confidence to partake in dialogue, one-on-one interactions and group discussions.

Advanced Radio Ministry

The Radio Ministry short course provides you with a unique training opportunity to acquire new skills in presenting religious programmes on the radio. During the course, you will gain exposure of the different ways that radio can be used as communication medium to spread the Gospel through radio scripting, religious messaging and creative content that is appropriate in a religious context.

Interim Ministry

The short course in Interim Ministry provides you as member of the congregation or church council with the necessary know-how to be able to support and “accompany” the congregation when a pastor departs their post. During the ensuing period of vacancy, the congregation should be supported with encouragement and leadership as they come to the realisation that the previous ministry period has come to an end.

Online Course in E-Business and E-Commerce

The Online Course in eBusiness and eCommerce focuses on optimising customer relationship management in an online environment by examining eBusiness and marketplace models, eBusiness strategies, eMarketing and procurement in some detail. The initial investment for an eBusiness start-up is generally lower than starting a traditional business, and with technology becoming more advanced and easier to obtain, the barriers to opening a business have been significantly reduced or even removed.

Professional Communication at Work

The Professional Communication at Work short course equips you with the essential skills to engage in professional spoken, written and visual communication messages in your workplace. During the course, you will gain insights to your own communication style, interpersonal and intercultural communication, business etiquette, business presentations and effective written messages.



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