Peter van der Schyff
  • 66, Male
  • Centurion
  • South Africa

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Peter van der Schyff was featured
May 30, 2014
Peter van der Schyff posted a discussion

I have a skill most of you have need for ...

After training writing and communication skills for the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) and ProVox for more than 25 years, I have increasingly come realise how profoundly poor South African English writing skills have become, particularly under school leavers and younger students. What is even more concerning is the state of the training fraternity in this particular field. I have seen numerous brochures and marketing pieces for “business writing skills” by training…See More
Mar 20, 2014
Peter van der Schyff updated their profile
Aug 5, 2013
Peter van der Schyff replied to Joseph Nyoni's discussion Business Ethics Training Facilitator wanted. in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Hi Joseph Is it standard practice for you to ask for assistance and then to simply ignore offers or to refuse to respond? In response to your post above I sent you the following email last Monday, but had no response from you: I am a freelance…"
Aug 5, 2013
Peter van der Schyff replied to Mavis Mazhura's discussion Finance for non-Financial Managers in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Colleagues, my advice is not to respond to her requests at all. She does not even bother to respond to people who go through the trouble of writing to her."
Aug 27, 2012
Peter van der Schyff commented on sylvia hammond's group Assessors & Moderators
"I find it both utterly rude and rather concerning when members invite other mebers of this group to submit interest in any patricular issue and then flatly refuse to respond submissions. Why the hell do you ask for a facilitator for business writing…"
Aug 17, 2012
Peter van der Schyff was featured
May 30, 2012
Peter van der Schyff commented on Des Squire's group Association of ODETD Practitioners
"I am a freelance writer and communication specialist with more than 27 years corporate experience in human resources management.  Holding degrees in law, communication and industrial psychology, I am a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner…"
Nov 14, 2011
Peter van der Schyff joined Des Squire's group

Association of ODETD Practitioners

This is a group for anyone involved in Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices (ODETD) in any capacity. The association is built on the pillars of Integrity, Trust and Transparency. There are no fees involved and you are invited to join now. This is your association as a member of the Skills Universe. This is an opportunity to raise your voice related to Skills issues and to have the support of like minded people.Please only add discussion topics or reply to…See More
Nov 14, 2011
Peter van der Schyff replied to Des Squire's discussion Association of ODETD Practitioners - is there a need?
"Great forum, Des. As a relative newcomer to the organised side of skills development, I cannot begin to tell members how intimidating the abundance of acronyms in this sector is. Just look at some of the contributions made to this debate alone: how…"
Nov 8, 2011
Peter van der Schyff and Des Squire are now friends
Sep 19, 2011
Peter van der Schyff was featured
May 29, 2011
Peter van der Schyff and Traci-Ann Cripsey are now friends
Apr 19, 2011
Traci-Ann Cripsey left a comment for Peter van der Schyff
"Hi Peter   Please send me your email address so I can give you an outline of the project and then you can decide if you are still interested.   Kind regards Traci 887 4150"
Apr 19, 2011
Peter van der Schyff commented on sylvia hammond's group Training Service Providers
"Traci-Ann, you didn't elaborate on the subject matter or courses for which you require facilitators. Can you be more specific?"
Apr 19, 2011
Peter van der Schyff was featured
May 29, 2010

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Tell us about what you do
I run my own communication consultancy, offering writing and training services to a variety of customers across various sectors.

I do a fair amount of communications training for the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) and several training institutions; mostly writing and speaking related, but also event management, telephone skills, Basic Management and Supervisory Skills, Interviewing Skills, Business Writing, Minute Taking, Presentation Skills, Handling disciplinary hearings or Appeals, Strategic Planning, etc.

I work as a freelance writer, writing texts in English or translating between English, Afrikaans, German and Dutch/Flemish. I also do a considerable amount of copy writing for PR consultancies.
What companies or organisations are you with?
Pringle-Scott Communication

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At 13:41 on April 19, 2011, Traci-Ann Cripsey said…

Hi Peter


Please send me your email address so I can give you an outline of the project and then you can decide if you are still interested.


Kind regards

Traci 887 4150

At 17:06 on October 7, 2009, Nikki de Pina said…
Hello Peter,

Great to connect with you again, it has been a while. I need your guidance, would you kindly send me your personal contact details.

Many thanks,
At 12:53 on June 25, 2009, Neil Waugh said…
Hi Peter
We launched our PeopleSystems HR Management software suite this year. It is a South African developed system that offers the following:
HR Operational Management (people and job profiles, behaviour management, leave management, recruitment management).
Training Management System (all internal and external training as well as planned and actual training).
Compliance Manager (automatically completes EEA2, EEA4, WSP, ATR, LPR, PDP's in the format required for delivery).
QMS (ISO compliant Quality Management System)
Gap Analysis Manager
Evaulation Manager
Enterprise Performance Manager (Balanced scorecards, Strategy Maps, Dashboards etc.).

The best thing about our software is that it is a fraction of the cost of it's international competitors.
We are looking HR consultants who are interested in either referring potential customers to us or becoming a registered channel partner with fantastic revenue streams.
At 14:47 on June 18, 2009, Fred(erick) George Rodo said…
The fact is that many of the younger genration of employers do not have the skill, or machinery, to enable them to meet targets set by the authories. It is my belief that good bussiness practices will prevail, but until this happens we will be old skilled, experienced, and sidelined.
The onus is on the less greedy industrial leaders to start taking on radicals with personal political agendas. the financial and technical sectors have some brilliant intiatives, but won't share them. This shyness to admit realities of a 40% unemployment, and the greatest void between have's and have not's, is the fuel of revolution. Evolution will be more gainfull than any form of revolution to whole nation. It is a known fact that Singapore's rise was due to the wise use of senior planners, but some here don't see this at all. Instead outdated pysudo communist idealism is dug up, from failed nations that proved it useless!
At 11:50 on May 20, 2009, Chris Hersov said…
Hi Peter,
Thanks a lot for your effort. I appreciate the help.
At 8:57 on May 18, 2009, Chris Hersov said…
Hi Peter, I am looking for a freelance lecturer to deliver a finance for Non Finacial managers course to mid management level corporate delegates. You seem pretty well connected, do you have anyone in mind I could contact?
Many thanks
Chris Hersov
At 13:54 on April 21, 2009, sylvia hammond said…
Hi Peter, welcome to our skills-universe & thanks for adding your photo - please feel free to join groups, participate in discussions & of course, please invite your friends & colleagues to join. :)

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