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"Final reminder to reserve your seat for tomorrow's exciting event. I hope to see you there."
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Invitation: Southern Africa Professional Trainers Association (SAPTA) Gauteng Networking & Development event (11 February 2017)

All Gauteng-based L&D Professionals and Consultants are invited to attend this exciting, Southern Africa Professional Trainers Association (SAPTA) Networking and Development event on Saturday, 11 February 2017.Internationally acclaimed public speaker, Douglas Kruger is the keynote speaker with a panel of four, training industry experts, with collective experience of over 85 years, sharing their wisdom and strategies for marketing yourself as a trainer. Please check out the SAPTA Facebook…See More
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Charles Cotter commented on Adolph P Kaestner's group SAPTA Gauteng
"Good to see Master Strategist and -Trainer and current President of SAPTA, Derek Hendrikz on the list of expert panelists. I'm sure that the delegates will benefit immensely from his experience and wisdom on Saturday. Derek will also update…"
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Charles Cotter commented on Adolph P Kaestner's group SAPTA Gauteng
"Thanks to Leonie Hall for promoting SAPTA's event this Saturday on her website - much appreciated http://7sundays.co.za/marketing-selling-trainer/ Leonie is the most influential L&D advocate, champion and blogger in S.A. She runs…"
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"Good to see seasoned L&D professional, Kobus Scholtz on the list of expert panelists. I'm sure that the delegates will benefit from his experience and wisdom on Saturday."
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Charles Cotter commented on Adolph P Kaestner's group SAPTA Gauteng
"Good to see evergreen L&D professional and inaugural recipient of CPT status, Trevor Ketler on the list of expert panelists. I'm sure that the delegates will benefit from his 30 year experience and wisdom on Saturday."
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"Adolph, you have assembled an impressive list of speakers and panelists and produced an exciting event programme. Well done"
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Charles Cotter commented on Adolph P Kaestner's group SAPTA Gauteng
"All Gauteng-based Training Professionals are strongly encouraged to attend this exciting, SAPTA event. Please reserve your seat with the SAPTA Office Manager, Annelize hello@saptaonline.org"
Feb 6
Charles Cotter commented on Adolph P Kaestner's group SAPTA Gauteng
"Thanks, Adolph. This is a very exciting, SAPTA event and I'm eagerly looking forward to attend on Saturday, 11 February 2017. Thanks to you and your G-team for organizing a world-class, keynote speaker and for the event planning and…"
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"All Gauteng-based L&D professionals are encouraged to attend the Southern Africa Professional Trainers Association (SAPTA) Gauteng Chapter Networking and Development event, 8 October 2016."
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Charles Cotter commented on Adolph P Kaestner's group SAPTA Gauteng
"Well done, Adolph and the SAPTA G-team. Again, you have assembled an impressive speaker list and value-creating and industry-relevant topics. Please keep up the very good work. I look forward to attending this Networking and Development event…"
Sep 26, 2016
Charles Cotter commented on Adolph P Kaestner's event 'SAPTA Gauteng Chapter Network and Development'
"Thanks, Adolph. You have again assembled an exciting speaker list. I look forward to attending this event. "
Aug 25, 2016

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Charles Cotter is an independent Learning, Training & Development Practitioner (LTD), specializing in management & leadership training, with over 16 years’ industry experience in talent development. He was a contract lecturer at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), in Business Management & HRM/D for over 11 years. He has also facilitated for the NWU School of Business Management; Enterprises University of Pretoria; Southern Business School; TUT Business School & Ibadan Business School.

Since 2004, Charles has offered training programmes, strategic planning facilitation & management consultation services in a vast array of disciplines ranging from management; HRM to business communication for companies in the automotive (BMW, Nissan & Ford); pharmaceutical (Aspen Pharmacare); FMCG (Unilever); mining (Siyanda Resources, Samancor & NCS); public service (National Treasury, EC DPW/DPWRT, EC OtP, DoL, GPG, DST, DHA, DRDAR, DoE, SAPS, DoH, DCS, DoT, DRD&LR & DAFF); manufacturing (Hulamin, Bridgestone S.A & Marley Pipe Systems); governmental agencies (NIPMO; RAF; UIF; IEC, SEDA; ITAC, SARS, CIDB, NIPAM & NRF); parastatal (RFA; DTF; TransNet, SANRAL, NPA & PSIRA); power utilities (FUNAE, NamPower, Eskom & City Power Jhb); petrochemical (Advanced & SASOL); sugar production (Illovo); engineering (Voith Turbo SA, EBH Namibia & Lesedi Nuclear); telecommunications (SPTC & Vodacom); FET (Flavius Mareka, Ekurhuleni East, Sedibeng, Ehlanzeni & Capricorn colleges); construction/professional services (Penny Farthing; Hillary & Miletus Consulting); education/research (UNISA, ARC; UL & SMU); fleet management (Mix telematics); banking (SwaziBank, Ecobank & Bank of Namibia); the AU (Peace & Security); NGO (OUT), gaming (Emerald Casino, Sun International & Tsogo Sun); local government (CTMM, Amathole, Francis Baard, Dannhauser, Makana, Ethekwini, CoJhb, NMMM, Ekurhuleni, Namakwa, Cacadu & Mogalakwena), law (KZN & NC Legislatures & Legal Aid S.A) & Water Boards (Mhlathuze & Rand) & Broadcast/electronic media (SuperSport & NEMISA) industries. Charles has also offered public training programs for reputable S.A & international companies inter alia MarcusEvans; Raseel; RMT; ABC; Intelligent Africa; Ferford; Joshua West; ABS International; EduNetworks; Sterling Afrika; Millennium Business Solutions & Ayihlome Training Projects.

Prior to 2004, Charles was a Training Programme Manager (Corporate MDP 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: Logistics Management at the CCP.

Charles has a Master of Business Administration degree (cum laude), a B.A Honours degree (cum laude) in HRD & a B.A degree (Communication). He is currently a registered Ph.D candidate (expected completion 2017).

Charles was professionally registered as a Chartered HR Practitioner, Learning & Development specialist, at the SABPP. He is an Associate member & current Vice President of the Southern Africa Professional Trainers Association (SAPTA). In this role he has drafted the approved Code of Ethics & the (interim) Constitution. He is a registered constituent assessor with the SERVICES SETA in generic management/business practice/business writing. He is also an external marker for UNISA.

Charles is a published feature article writer in prominent HRM publications like HR Future, People Dynamics, Career Success & a number of specialized, on-line publications. He is also a noted public speaker at national, continental & international conferences (Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Uganda, Ghana, Namibia, Lesotho, Seychelles, Rwanda, Swaziland, Kenya & Nigeria) & widely regarded as a subject matter expert in the field of strategic talent development.

Charles was born, bred and educated in P.E and has been living/working in Pretoria for the past 21 years. He is married to Christine (20 years) & has two, beautiful teenage 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 20:57 on January 6, 2015, Nduduzo Makhanya said…

Thank you for the invite Chales

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,
Contributor
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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