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Coaching and Mentoring in Project Management

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rolf Kühnast Jul 25, 2009. 2 Replies

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Rolf Kühnast replied to MillieRasekoala's discussion Assessors and Moderators Required in the group Assessors & Moderators
"Yes, but who do we send the details to? No email address provided! "
Oct 24
Rolf Kühnast liked Pierre Wepener's discussion E=MC2 Relativity Theory and Culture of Learning
Oct 9
Rolf Kühnast replied to Rolf Kühnast's discussion Workshop cancellation fees in the group Independent Consultants
"OK, I offer strategic management and project management workshops, so maybe not a good fit? Will investigate SAPTA. Thanks"
Oct 8
Alexander Robertson replied to Rolf Kühnast's discussion Workshop cancellation fees in the group Independent Consultants
"All in the logistics field, accredited with the TETA under Freight Forwarding and Customs. Have you considered joining the Southern African Professional Trainers Association.  Go to their website www.saptaonline.org. My contact details are…"
Oct 8
Rolf Kühnast replied to Rolf Kühnast's discussion Workshop cancellation fees in the group Independent Consultants
"Agreed, this is what I have done now. Incidentally, what types of workshops / courses do you offer? Maybe we can do something together."
Oct 8
Alexander Robertson replied to Rolf Kühnast's discussion Workshop cancellation fees in the group Independent Consultants
"I say, why wait, cancel the first and take the second. You have given the first the opportunity to let you know what is happening and he has not responded.  Money is money and important to both TP and facilitator.  I have this discussion…"
Oct 8
Rolf Kühnast replied to Rolf Kühnast's discussion Workshop cancellation fees in the group Independent Consultants
"Thanks Alexander. In this particular case, the TP has reserved the dates about two months ago. The workshops are due 20/21 and 23/24, that is just over a week from now. When I queried the TP if the workshops were going ahead, He said that he was not…"
Oct 8
Alexander Robertson replied to Rolf Kühnast's discussion Workshop cancellation fees in the group Independent Consultants
"This is a difficult one. I am both a facilitator where I facilitate for other companies plus I am a Training Provider (TP) where I employ freelance facilitators.  When a freelance facilitator is booked, it is up to the TP to keep the…"
Oct 8
Rolf Kühnast replied to Rolf Kühnast's discussion Workshop cancellation fees in the group Independent Consultants
"Thanks Tass, how long before the planned training do you invoice the client? "
Oct 7

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Ian Webster replied to Rolf Kühnast's discussion Workshop cancellation fees in the group Independent Consultants
"I'm new at the game, but I agree with Tass. I have also asked for and received up-front payment. So far, so good. Even a water-tight contract would require you to follow up in court to collect."
Oct 6

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Tass Schwab replied to Rolf Kühnast's discussion Workshop cancellation fees in the group Independent Consultants
"Been faced with the same dilemma, I now insist on half the fees being paid before the training. It has worked for me thus far..."
Oct 6
Rolf Kühnast added a discussion to the group Independent Consultants
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Workshop cancellation fees

Over the past two years quite a number of workshops that I was to facilitate for a service provider have been cancelled at short notice, resulting in me losing revenue. I have been trying to negotiate a cancellation fee with the service providers, but naturally they are reluctant to enter into such an agreement.What do other facilitators do to overcome this problem?ThanksSee More
Oct 6
Rolf Kühnast replied to Des Squire's discussion SLA rate, Assessor and moderator rates and related issues in the group Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices
"Excellent suggestion! I currently charge a fixed rate per credit per US per portfolio assessed. My rates for moderation are normally negotiated with the client I particularly like the idea of an initiation fee for SLA's, as it might reduce the…"
Feb 7
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Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices

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
Feb 7
Rolf Kühnast liked Des Squire's discussion Assessor and moderator rates
Nov 18, 2013
Rolf Kühnast replied to Elmaine Volschenk's discussion MS Project Facilitator needed for next week in the group Freelance Facilitators
"When next week and where? Regards"
Sep 9, 2013

Profile Information

Tell us about what you do
I am a Registered Professional Engineer in Electronic Engineering, and have a Masters degree in Business Leadership
I am also a registered Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator for all National Project Management qualifications
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My Professional experience covers the following:
35 years experience in total in Project and Organisation Development and Management:
18 Years experience in the professional systems integration and electronic product development industries, some of which in the I.T. and Aerospace industries, both locally and overseas.
5 years experience in the electronic manufacturing industries.
12 years experience in the IT industry.
9 years in professional Training and Development
Specialties

Consulting and training in organisational development and strategic business planning for knowledge-based organisations and individuals managing projects.
Project Management training, Project Management audits, Project Management consulting, Project Management mentoring, Project Office implementation, Earned Value & Project Risk Management, Project Portfolio Management and Critical Chain management implementation. MS Project and OpenWorkbench training.
What companies or organisations are you with?
Self Employed

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At 11:16 on September 26, 2011, Irene Stavast said…

Rolf

I try to treat people fair and live my life without regrets.

However this does not necessarily mean that other people do the same, nor understand your personality or intentions.  Especially in emails and messaging I have found this morning.

It is never a nice feeling to lose anything let alone money.  Sorry for your lose too. Lets pray we all end the year with a big bang.

At 11:05 on September 26, 2011, Irene Stavast said…

Hi Rolf

Thanks for the compliment on my “stellar job” done for your client Red Cherry Investments.  Just a shame that I am still awaiting payment for this?

Irene

At 15:41 on May 5, 2011,
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Cindy Payle
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Hi Rolf, I'd like to interview you for an article i'm writing on Project Management, please contact me at portalpub@mweb.co.za or  0861 11 22 18 if you are available for commenting. Or please send me your details so that I can forward some questions to you.thank you.

 

At 23:44 on July 22, 2009, Chris Reay said…
Hi Rolf, Yes I am in Melkbosstrand, often up to Jhb as I run Engineer Placements with a partner resident there. I also give project management courses, mainly where and why they go wrong, intro to critical chain execution management and ambitious target structures; also trying to get a major training programme going for GCC Engineers in municipalities. Let's meet sometime, could have common ground as you mentioned
At 18:22 on July 22, 2009, Chris Reay said…
Hi Rolf, good to make contact again. SPE seems to have faded into a relic of its former self. It lost approval as a VA with ECSA as a result of not complying with the statutory requirements, and had a running conflict of sorts with ECSA.
The various specific discipline VAs are alive and well and have a good relationship betwwen themselves and with ECSA. They assist in providing the resources for the various engineering committees such as the PACs. What are you up to?
Regards,
Chris
At 21:24 on June 1, 2009, sylvia hammond said…
Hi Rolf - welcome to our skills-universe & thanks for adding your photo. Please feel free to join the Western Cape group and as many other groups as you are interested in, also add blogs, and participate in discussions - I'm sure that you can make a valuable contribution to our network & look forward to your contribution - and of course, please invite your friends & colleagues to join. :)
 
 
 

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