Imperatives for restructuring the skills development system
The 4IR and COVID-19 have forced us into a new reality, a ‘new normal’ that demands the re-examination of many of our long-held beliefs about work and how we interact with colleagues in our virtual ‘offices’.
This demands that we rethink our ingrained beliefs about how to prepare the workforce for a new world of work.
COVID-19 has catapulted us into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and both are contributing to the rapidly changing workplace.
LPI is an HRD consultancy that specialises in finding practical solutions to human performance challenges.
We assist clients through developing and implementing HRD strategies, systems, processes and action plans that improve organisational performance and promote return on investment. We are experts in the accreditation of higher education institutions with the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
This two-day Board of Directors Induction Training ensures that the directors attain a level of understanding of the business, operations and industry and familiarise themselves with their rights, duties and functions. It further explores the codes of good corporate governance as well as the legislative and regulatory framework guiding the roles and responsibilities of the board and maximises the level and degree of directors’ contribution.
The short course in Policy Management, Implementation and Analysis in the Public Sector provides you with the necessary knowledge to diagnose and identify current public policy issues, possible problems that may arise in policy formulation and implementation, as well as specific needs with regard to current situations in all three spheres of government.
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 Advanced Course in Employee Assistance Programmes provides you with more progressive knowledge and the necessary skills set to effectively coordinate and take Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) further in the workplace. The course equips you with further skills – as experienced EAP practitioner in private companies, government departments or service-provider organisations – by providing an extended, comprehensive overview and confirmation of relevant EAP standards.
The Online Short Course: Introduction to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides an introductory background on the EAP as a field of specialisation. Due to the increase in employees experiencing psycho-social problems, which impact on their personal lives and productivity, the EAP is acknowledged as a tool to assist such employees to overcome their personal problems and to restore their productivity and avoid disciplinary hearings and possible dismissal.
The Programme in Human Resources Management provides you with progressive knowledge and insights to human resources management by following a systems approach in relation to the current South African workforce environment, and in your role as human resources practitioner to help achieve organisational goals.
The Labour Relations Management Practice short course provides you with the skills and knowledge to perform your duties as human resources or labour relations practitioner more effectively in relation to typical business management systems, practices and procedures.
The Advanced Programme in Labour Relations Management provides you with progressive knowledge and skills that are specifically related to labour relations as a core function of contemporary human resources management. In your role as human resources or labour relations practitioner, the programme offers you an opportunity to develop the requisite specialised labour relations skills to apply in the workplace environment.
Humans rights advocacy group, the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), has written an open letter to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. The open letter is with regard to the high number of adolescent pregnancies in South African schools.