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Charles Cotter replied to Adolph P Kaestner's discussion SAPTA Gauteng Meeting 13 August 2016 in the group SAPTA Gauteng
"Thanks, Adolph.  This is a very exciting event, with some high profile speakers and industry-relevant topics. I would strongly encourage all Gauteng-based trainers and training professionals and practitioners to support this event.   I…"
Charles Cotter commented on Adolph P Kaestner's group SAPTA Gauteng
"Adolph, this is a very exciting innovation - a "trilogy" of related topics, delivered by practitioners and industry experts.  "
Jul 14
Charles Cotter commented on Adolph P Kaestner's group SAPTA Gauteng
"Thanks, Adolph. The topic selection is very relevant as there are significant, trainer fees disparities within the industry. "
Jul 6
Charles Cotter commented on Adolph P Kaestner's group SAPTA Gauteng
"Thanks, Adolph. After the very successful event on Saturday, I look forward to these future events. "
Jul 5
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Charles Cotter replied to Ilana Smit's discussion SAPTA Networking and Develoment Event 2 July in the group Freelance Facilitators
"Ilana, thanks to you, Adolph and the other SAPTA Gauteng Chapter Committee members for all your hard work in arranging and promoting this event. I'm definitely attending and I look forward to an exciting and successful event. All fellow,…"
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SAPTA Gauteng Network and Development Meeting at No 25

July 2, 2016 from 8am to 1pm
SAPTA ( Southern African Professional Trainers Association)Meet the New Gauteng Chapter CommitteePresentations1- Protect Yourself -Advocate Ettian RaubenheimerProtecty your training material, Event Briefings and Contracts, Non- Payment pitfalls and remedies, SAPTA Green , Orange and Red Listings2- I am your customer - Adolph KaestnerSo you have a businessYour business modelWho is your customerCustomer touch pointsCustomer value addsCRM vs. ERMService pleaseCustomer Retention and GrowthOther…See More
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"Thanks Adolph. I'll be attending. It would be very good to meet up with fellow, training professionals on the Skills Universe platform. "
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SAPTA Gauteng

This group is for the benefit of all individuals in Gauteng who are involved in the Training Industry and who support the Vision, Mission and Core Values of SAPTA which are stated here-under. Contributions informing members of Chapter and SAPTA Events and Training related information are encouraged.  This is where we ask questions, learn, encourage and support each other. Members of SAPTA, past members or those who would like to belong to SAPTA are welcome to join this group. This includes…See More
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Charles Cotter replied to karen deller's discussion Warning against conference company: IntelligentAfrica
"Pleasure, Loffie. Good luck with the facilitation of this RPL training programme. As quite a few posters have alluded to, RPL is an under-utilized process and hopefully your training collaboration with IA, can contribute to re-position RPL to the…"
Jun 13
Charles Cotter replied to karen deller's discussion Warning against conference company: IntelligentAfrica
"Karen, my response to Sylvia on this discussion thread, refers.  Seemingly, this matter has been resolved. You are welcome to contact me for further clarity of my business association with IA. We are also connected on…"
Jun 13
Charles Cotter replied to karen deller's discussion Warning against conference company: IntelligentAfrica
"Sylvia, given how this matter has unfolded, my post is belated. However, for the record, I have collaborated with Intelligent Africa (public & in-house training programmes; conferences; assessment and L&D consultation) for approx. 5 years.…"
Jun 13
Charles Cotter commented on Charles Cotter's event 'SAPTA Gauteng Networking and Development event (2 April 2016)'
"NEWSFLASH: SAPTA is very excited to announce that Hillbrow Radio will be our media partner at this event and will do a live broadcast (to 800 000 listeners globally) and conduct periodic, on-air interviews with speakers and delegates. Thanks to CEO,…"
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Charles Cotter is an independent, professional Learning, Training & Development Practitioner (LTD), specializing in management & leadership training, with over 15 years’ industry experience in talent development. He was a contract lecturer at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), in Business Management & Human Resources Management & 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 & Ibadan Business School.

Since 2004, Charles has offered training programmes & management consultation services in a vast array of disciplines ranging from strategic management; HRM; business communication to soft skills for companies in the automotive (BMW, Nissan & Ford); pharmaceutical (Aspen Pharmacare); FMCG (Unilever); mining (Samancor & NCS); public service (EC OtP, DoL, GPG, DST, DHA, DRDAR, DPW/DPWRT, DoE, SAPS, DoH, DCS, DoT, DRD&LR & DAFF); manufacturing (Bridgestone S.A & Marley Pipe Systems); governmental agencies (IEC, SEDA; ITAC, SARS, CIDB, NIPAM & NRF); parastatal (DTF; SASOL, TransNet, SANRAL, NPA & PSIRA); power utilities (FUNAE, NamPower, Eskom & City Power Jhb); sugar production (Illovo); engineering (EBH Namibia & Lesedi Nuclear); telecommunications (Vodacom); FET (Flavius Mareka, Ekurhuleni East, Sedibeng, Ehlanzeni & Capricorn Colleges); construction/professional services (Penny Farthing; Hillary & Miletus Consulting); education (University of Limpopo & Sefako Makgatho University); fleet management (Mix telematics); banking (Ecobank & Bank of Namibia); the African Union (Peace & Security department); NGO (OUT), gaming (Emerald Casino, Sun International & Tsogo Sun); local government (Amathole, Francis Baard, Dannhauser, Makana, CTMM, Ethekwini, CoJhb, NMMM, Ekurhuleni, Namakwa, Cacadu & Mogalakwena), law (Legal Aid S.A) & Water Boards (Mhlathuze and Rand) and Broadcast/electronic media (SuperSport & NEMISA) industries.
Charles has also offered public training programmes for companies including MarcusEvans; RMT; Peganix; ABC; Intelligent Africa; Smart-Link; Summit/Supreme Management Consultants; Ntyilo Training; Joshua West; Precision HR Consultants; Dream Finders Training; IQPC, Nkayelo Training; Sterling Afrika & Premier Conferencing.

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 (Industrial Psychology). He is currently a registered Ph.D candidate.

Charles was professionally registered as a Chartered HR Practitioner, Learning & Development specialist, at the SABPP. Charles 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 Constitution. He is a registered constituent assessor with the SERVICES SETA in generic management/business practice. 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 conferences (Namibia, Lesotho, Seychelles, Rwanda, Swaziland, Kenya & Nigeria) & widely regarded as a subject matter expert in the field of management.

Charles was born, bred and educated in P.E and has been living/working in Pretoria for the past 20 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 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?

Alternatively can you please refer me for freelance opportunities? 

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

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,
Marie Smith

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


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