The Public Sector Risk Management short course provides you with the knowledge of the practical and critical success areas in the implementation of effective enterprise risk management in the public sector. The course will provide opportunities for practical exercises in risk management activities and will deal with overcoming implementation failures. You will also learn how to avoid pitfalls when implementing risk management, as well as improving existing risk management practices in your organisation.
The Public Management Development Programme provides you with the required working knowledge and understanding of major managerial and financial management issues encountered in your capacity as public sector officials or senior manager. The programme specifically covers various aspects of strategic operations management and service delivery, knowledge management and organisational transformation, public financial management, programming and project management, as well as secure delivery management and problem solving.
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.
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 Municipal Governance Excellence short course provides you with the requisite skills, expertise and knowledge of the municipal context and its dynamics in your role as municipal councillor. During the course, you will develop a good understanding of your oversight and leadership mandate as the community you serve places higher demands on capacity and expectations for service delivery.
The Executive Leadership Municipal Development Programme is intended for senior managers and other local government representatives. It provides you with the background to understand the management function and intergovernmental relations applicable to local government. This programme was designed to ensure the accelerated development of knowledge and skills required for the effective implementation of the municipality’s vision and mission.
As a senior public servant, the People Management and Empowerment for Public Sector Managers short course aims to enhance your skills in managing teams and individuals by setting goals that take a variety of individual approaches and levels of responsibility into account. The course focuses on relevant topics within the human resource practice setting, with an emphasis on empowering employees to make purposeful contributions to the organisation, allocating relevant resources and solving problems in an effective way by taking accountability for their time and duty served.
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 experience in this Business Presentation and Public Speaking for the Public Sector skills training seminar is as close as you can get to have a personal, public speaking coach.
The short course in Public Financial Management for NonFinancial 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 Programme and Project Management for Public Sector 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.
It’s evident by the significant investments into skills development and educational programmes that Microsoft believes in upskilling our youth to have the right skills to succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.