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Charles is an independent, professional Education, Training and Development Practitioner, specializing in management and leadership training, with over 13 years’ experience in human resources development. He was a contract lecturer at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), in Business Management and Human Resources Management and Development for over 11 years. He has also facilitated for the North West University School of Business Management; University of Pretoria Continuing Education; Southern Business School; TUT Business School and Ibadan Business School.

Since 2004 he has offered training programmes and management consultation services in a vast array of fields ranging from general management/supervision, leadership development, human resources management, business communication to project management for companies in the automotive (BMW; Nissan and Ford); pharmaceutical (Aspen Pharmacare); consumer goods (Unilever), mining (Samancor and NCS); public service (DHA, DRDAR, DPWRT, DoE, SAPS, DoH, DCS, DoT, DoL, DRD&LR, DST and DAFF); governmental agencies (ITAC, SARS, CIDB, NIPAM and NRF); parastatal (SANRAL, NPA, ESKOM and PSIRA); sugar production (Illovo); telecommunications (Vodacom); FET (Flavius Mareka; Ekurhuleni East; Sedibeng; Ehlanzeni and Capricorn Colleges); medical education (MEDUNSA); fleet management (Mix telematics); the African Union (Peace and Security department); NGO (OUT), gaming (Emerald Casino, Sun International and Tsogo Sun); local government (City Power Jhb; Dannhauser; Makana; CTMM, Ethekwini, CoJhb, NMMM, Ekurhuleni, Namakwa, Cacadu and Mogalakwena) and Broadcast/electronic media (SuperSport and NEMISA) industries. Charles has also offered public training programmes for companies including MarcusEvans; RantsaneMario Training Solutions, Intelligent Africa, Joshua West, Supreme Management Consultants; Precision HR Consultants; Dream Finders Training Projects; IQPC, ExecuPrime and Positive Partnerships Masterclass.
Prior to 2004, Charles was a Training Programme Manager (Corporate Management Development portfolio) for a 4 year time period at the CTMM, targeting the training needs from supervisory to senior management levels. Prior to this position he was an Assistant Director: Logistical Management Services at the CCP.

Charles has a Master of Business Administration degree (cum laude), a B.A Honours degree (cum laude) in HRD and a B.A degree (Industrial Psychology).

He was professionally registered as a Chartered HR Practitioner, Learning and Development specialist, at the South African Board of People Practice (SABPP).

Charles is an Affiliate member and current Vice President of the Southern Africa Professional Trainers Association (SAPTA). In this role he has drafted the Code of Ethics and has been instrumental in devising the Professional Trainers Body of Competence and creating awareness of and building of the SAPTA brand.

He is a registered constituent assessor with the SERVICES SETA in generic management/business practice. He is also an external marker (under/post graduate level) for UNISA (Business/Marketing Research; Human Resources Management and Management of Training).

Charles is a published feature article writer in prominent HR publications like HR Future, People Dynamics, Career Success and a number of specialized, on-line publications. He is also a noted public speaker at national and continental conferences and widely regarded as a subject matter expert in the field of human capital metrics and management.

Charles was born, bred and educated in P.E and has been living/working in Pretoria for the past 18 years. He is married to Christine and has two beautiful children, Dylan and Courtney.
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SAPTA company registration

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 15:33 0 Comments

The Southern Africa Professional Trainers Association (SAPTA) registered as a NPO with CIPC. Registration no. 2013/013376/08. Full steam ahead now.  

Kudo's to Derek Hendrikz, SAPTA President; Graham Reid, Treasurer and Michael Wright, Accountant in facilitating this registration process. 

South African Professional Trainers Association (SAPTA)

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 13:14 5 Comments

I'm really excited about the 3rd SAPTA meeting this Saturday. We've laid some of the initial ground-work and 2013 is a year of action and results. 

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At 13:15 on August 5, 2013, Judy Molefi said…

Hi Charles - shows how bad I am with the social media!

My birthday was also in January and I only sent a "Thank you" note to Sylvia today!

Have a fantastic day!

At 8:38 on January 31, 2013, Juanita Franken said…

Thannks Charles....appreciated....

 I am looking for a Human Resources and/or Training and Development and/or Health and Safety position.  I hold a degree in Higher Education a degree in Human Resources Management and a Certificate in Health and Safety.    I have years of experience across fields.  Can you please refer me?  juanitatwig@yahoo.com

Alternatively can you please refer me for freelance opportunities? 

At 23:28 on January 29, 2013,
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Marie Smith
said…

Hi Charles - positive objectives and there certainly is a need. I will endeavour to stay up to date on developments but am not sure at this stage that I can make a valuable contribution to the establishment of a new organisation. There are so many new organisations being established and registered as Professional Bodies that one needs to consider and select one's focus areas. Have been a member of SABPP for more than 20 years and recently joined CIMAP as fellow member. I have wondered whether any professional organisations exist for developers of leaning material. Recently saw a draft  and contributed comments on Assessor Practitioner Pre-scoping document. Please keep us updated on developments.

At 22:37 on January 29, 2013,
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Marie Smith
said…

Interesting, Charles - did not know about SAPTA. More information?

 
 
 

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