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Brian V Moore posted a blog post

Respecting diversity is good business!

If you could do business with foreigners, would you learn how to understand and respect them? Of course you would.When you start out, it seems as if they are from another planet. You know that any errors will offend them and your chances will be…See More
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Keegen Chetty replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"think it's quite simple to determine effectiveness of a FET, and that is the ratio of students enrolled to the number of students that gain permanent employment. Is that not the purpose of FET Collages?"
3 hours ago
Charles Dey replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"Yes, very important, thanks Annette"
3 hours ago
Charles Dey replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"I'll be in touch, thanks Cas"
3 hours ago
Annette Loubser replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"I would include industry feedback, in particular from learners who have helped the industry to pioneer in achievement in a bench marking scenario with other similar industry players."
3 hours ago
Charles Dey replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"Thanks Jacqueline, the concept of learner focus is vital."
3 hours ago
Charles Dey replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"These are very comprehensive thoughts Koma, many thanks. Each of the points you raise must be featured in the questionnaire."
3 hours ago
Charles Dey replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"Thank you Colin, the idea of weighted Rubrics is very sound advice "
4 hours ago
Charles Dey replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"Many thanks Linda, I will contact APPETD. This competition will involve both public and private institutions"
4 hours ago
Linda Ingram replied to Tamsin Puren's discussion Learner Management System recommendations in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Tamsin, I have recently been to a demo at Microsoft and they now have a fantastic learner management system that comes with the backing of this big brand. What I was truly impressed with was the fact that you don't need to take the whole…"
7 hours ago
Linda Ingram replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"Hi Charles I'm wondering whether your research is going to involve public or private TVET's or both since they face very different challenges. Working with some of the public TVET colleges I know that you may find it very difficult to…"
7 hours ago
Colin Dovey replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"I hope that what I say below can add some usefulness to the discourse, as one of the benchmarks that could be used is a Rubric....which is already widely used in many Academic facilities worldwide.  So....... As a now well-established…"
8 hours ago

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Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax) replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"Dear Charles I think you should start with the learner. The learner should be the focus - what are the "results" like over the lifespan of the training provider?  How do we know those results are true - accreditation, assessment and…"
8 hours ago
Cas Olivier replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"Charles the standards are educational in nature. I am the author of: The DNA of great teaching. Welcome to contact me"
8 hours ago
Koma Malesela replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"Hi. Most items are mentioned, which lead me to the categories in which questions can be classed. Below possible classifications of your question. 1. Organisational Structure & Accreditation a. National & International Recognition b.…"
8 hours ago
Charles Dey replied to Charles Dey's discussion Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good
"Many thanks Gavin, good thoughts: Has the provided implemented a recognised QMS or do they only use an in house QMS?"
9 hours ago

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    Need help please- distinguishing the excellent from the good

    Started by Charles Dey in Skills, Sector Education & Training Authorities (SETAs), levies & scarce skills. Last reply by Keegen Chetty 3 hours ago. 15 Replies

    I am very sure that I will be given great guidance from this forum and this is the only forum I know which can give me the advice I need.In seeking to recognise excellence in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in a particular…Continue

    Trainer for fundamentals

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    Hi guys,We are looking for a provider to provide training on the following Fundamentals in the Durban area:Oral and written communication for an audience and occupational learning contextInterpretation and use of information from texts and…Continue

    Notional hours - what impact do they have?

    Started by Des Squire in Accreditation, training material, assessment. Last reply by Dorothy Vieira 22 hours ago. 35 Replies

    For some time now I have been concerned at the number of providers who deliver training where the notional hours (amongst other unit standard requirements) are disregarded.My question to all providers is - How important are notional hours in terms…Continue

    SLA Needed with Registered Accredited Training Service Providers.

    Started by Martin Changa in Vacancies & Contracts for Work on Tuesday. 0 Replies

    I have a Management Consulting Company specialsing in Corporate Training. I need to partner with like minded consultants or Registered and Accredited Training Service Providers to provide training for one of clients in Records Management and…Continue

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    Respecting diversity is good business!

    Posted by Brian V Moore on November 22, 2014 at 15:26 0 Comments

    If you could do business with foreigners, would you learn how to understand and respect them? Of course you would.



    When you start out, it seems as if they are from another planet. You know that any errors will offend them and your chances will be gone. So, you quickly invest in training courses in respect. You learn a few words in their language. You attend a course on body language and you learn about social…

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    SAQA Unit standards 116937,38,43 Microsoft Training manuals Word,Excel Powerpoint Special Christmas 25% cash back

    Posted by Yolandie Mostert on November 19, 2014 at 13:23 0 Comments

    Christmas Special buy THIS WEEK and get 25 % CASH BACK on Christmas day 25 December www.QualityTraining.Yolasite.com Download Quality Microsoft training manuals right now in PDF format to your computer for only R14 per training manual! Training material is aligned to SAQA Unit standards Designed for classroom training or self learning Step by step training manual with screen prints and examples and practical exercises SAQA Unit standard…

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    Lliam and the Lady with the brooms. Our humanness makes a HUGE difference!

    Posted by Brian V Moore on November 19, 2014 at 11:45 0 Comments

    I have been taking more time to be aware of who is around me, and am taking time to see how I give be more kind and caring. 



    Here is another lesson from our 13 year old son Lliam, that has re-awakened this awareness.

    I was with him at the bakery, where a beautiful and gracious, 70-something Zulu lady sat with a number of brooms. She was selling them to supplement her meager…

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    You could have your OWN New York Taxi Driver! 4 steps to getting more from life.

    Posted by Brian V Moore on November 19, 2014 at 11:11 0 Comments

     All people are looking for, is a little respect and recognition.

    Our Los Angeles shuttle driver looked bemused, after we had greeted our hotel porter, in Spanish. 

    “I thought you guys were from South Africa. Where did you learn Mexican?” He asked. 

    “Right here, in LA.” 

    “How long have you been here”, he asked. 

    “Two days.” 

    “Well, that is incredible! I’ve been here 45…

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    Mentoring a Winner: What an Experience!

    Posted by Charles Dey on November 18, 2014 at 7:32 7 Comments

    That phone call from Istanbul, “Fortunate has won!” will not be forgotten very soon. A journey which started late in December last year culminated in a young colleague, Fortunate Mboweni, winning the 2014 Young Freight Forwarder of the Year competition which is organised by the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).

    Fortunate is the first Africa born African to have won this competition since its inception in 1999.

    What an amazing experience to…

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    How do I make a positive first impression with my clients?

    Posted by Jeanine Topping on November 17, 2014 at 11:49 0 Comments

    Everyone makes mistakes. Fortunately, however, they can be rectified in many cases. If the wrong amount of money is transferred, it can be reversed; if the wrong information is given, it can be corrected with a polite apology.

    In business matters too, there is a ‘second chance’ that allows for an error to be straightened out and which sometimes can even be turned into an advantage. But there is one time when this is not the case: The first impression.

    Making a good first…

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