The actions taken by its decision-makers influence the performance of any organisation. Being able to predict the expected outcome of a specific set of actions may significantly affect the performance of an organisation. Thus, decision-makers must be able to identify risks and opportunities, effectively analyse the potential outcomes and choose between alternatives. This course will illustrate the importance of systematic decision making in managing risks and opportunities.
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 Introductory Course in Events Management provides you with a basic overview of events coordination with a strong focus on the events management process at its core. The course covers specific aspects of events management in a variety of industries – with the application of relevant case studies and practical guidelines – that include planning, project and risk management, marketing and budgeting, and event legalities/evaluation.
The short course in Project Management Principles and Practices in Organisations provides you with the tools and techniques to manage projects in any work environment and to understand the role of your organisation (or project support office) in the successful completion of projects.
The Outcomes-based Monitoring and Evaluation Implementation short course will provide you with a practical and theoretical framework for understanding and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) efforts in the work environment. While it may be biased towards developmental work, it nevertheless provides delegates with relevant tools and skills especially suited to the aim of monitoring and evaluation of the performance of policies, programmes and projects in a bid to generate desired results for the organisation and its material stakeholders.
The Procurement and Supply Chain Management in Public Sector short course will equip you with the necessary skills to apply integrated supply chain management principles, to operationalise the legislative requirements as per the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA) and accompanying Regulations (PPPFR). You will also be introduced to the roles and functions of the various bid committees, as well as the application of the preference point system by the different committees.
The Course in the Prevention and Detection of Corruption and Procurement Fraud provides you with the requisite knowledge and skills to identify fraud and corruption, and to put mechanisms in place to prevent it from occurring, in the procurement and contracting of goods and services. The course aims to provide you with insights to procurement and contract fraud in a range of industries and the varying levels at which it occurs.
The PFMA Supply Chain Management Bid Committees 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 organisation.
The Negotiation Skills short course will equip you with an essential framework that forms the basis of any type of negotiation and its consequent employment in the business environment. During the course, you will have the opportunity to apply key negotiation principles in practice, while also observing and delivering critique on others during simulated negotiation settings.
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the economy with most sectors experiencing significant contraction in 2020. However, agriculture bucked the trend and exhibited respectable growth despite the pandemic’s effect on exports and labour.
The age of rapid upskilling, reskilling and internal mobility is here. Never before have organisations across the globe seen such rapid acceleration of automation and economic uncertainty, as in the time post covid.