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Photos and labels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Ventouris Nov 12, 2015. 4 Replies

I see labels such as "Expert", "Promoter", "Contributor" across members' profile photos. What does it all mean?Continue

Facilitator Vacancies

Started Feb 15, 2013 0 Replies

We are expanding again and need the services of one part time and one full time facilitator for our OHS, First Aid and Fire Fighting Programmes. Forklift would be an added advantage.We offer…Continue

Contract Negotiations Training Wanted

Started Apr 28, 2010 0 Replies

Contract Negotiations Training wanted. Must be accredited and include assessment.Eight people in Johannesburg.Any one can help with this?Continue

 

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Tom Ventouris replied to Liezl van der Westhuizen's discussion Accredited Training without being acceredited in the group Training Service Providers
"Agreed. I am going back about 15 years when far too many learners were trained by non-accredited providers and only came to this realization when the SETA's eventually equipped themselves to issue a statement of results. These learners then had…"
Mar 24

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Tom Ventouris replied to Liezl van der Westhuizen's discussion Accredited Training without being acceredited in the group Training Service Providers
"I am going to put this out there and see what happens. While I would not get involved in this kind of practice, let's also consider this:The Programme would normally be evaluated and approved during the accreditation process. This is straight…"
Mar 23

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Tom Ventouris commented on Tom Ventouris's blog post Facilitators, Assessors and Moderators Wanted
"We have a vacancy for a full time Facilitator to operate from our Boksburg Branch. Visit our website at www.pmads.co.za for details and the application process. Please do not post responses here or in my inbox."
Feb 24

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Tom Ventouris replied to Nompumelelo Promise Mokhine's discussion Advice needed - how to deal with TVET unprofessional behaviour & financial impact to provider
"Good advice, where the client does issue a purchase order. Do be careful with this. In such cases, Purchase Orders are often, if not always, subject to the client's terms and conditions which are designed to favor them. "
Feb 15

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Tom Ventouris replied to Nompumelelo Promise Mokhine's discussion Advice needed - how to deal with TVET unprofessional behaviour & financial impact to provider
"Hi Nompumelelo Members had a long discussion on this and similar issues during December 2015. (I don't know how to post a link to it). The bottom line seems to be an SLA with your terms as already suggested by Sharanjeet Shan. Include…"
Feb 15

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Tom Ventouris replied to Jessica Nel's discussion OBLIGATION TOWARDS SLA
"You are welcome. I fell victim to some of these when I was starting out, all in desperation for the work and in the hope that I would get paid at some point. Having walked that road, I've learned to look at relationships from the…"
Dec 2, 2015

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Tom Ventouris replied to Jessica Nel's discussion OBLIGATION TOWARDS SLA
"I don't know that anyone can mediate if the SLA is clear on the event that will trigger payment for the service. That being said, perhaps legal advice is required if you feel that the college in this case is acting in an reasonable manner or…"
Nov 30, 2015

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Tom Ventouris replied to Amelia Laubscher's discussion Question: Is it best practice to hand POE's back to learners after verification and certification? in the group Training Service Providers
"Apart from the storage costs, I have a 24 square meter storage unit dedicated to this, try finding learners after three or five years and then calculate the cost of shipping portfolios which are by that time outdated. Referring to Hannes Nel's…"
Nov 16, 2015

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Tom Ventouris replied to Amelia Laubscher's discussion Question: Is it best practice to hand POE's back to learners after verification and certification? in the group Training Service Providers
"I think this would be subject to SETA requirements but after verification, they would probably have no need for them. Whether you return them or dispose of them in some other way, I would get some written document from the learner authorizing the…"
Nov 15, 2015

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Tom Ventouris and Jaison Sibanda are now friends
Nov 13, 2015

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Tom Ventouris replied to Kerrin Badham's discussion Policy for when a facilitator becomes ill in the group Training Service Providers
"Good one Rudy. This is exactly how I choose to shop, for everything. Only in the case of Facilitation, we do have negotiation options which are sorely lacking in Woolworth Food Stores. :)"
Nov 13, 2015

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Tom Ventouris replied to Kerrin Badham's discussion Policy for when a facilitator becomes ill in the group Training Service Providers
"Hi Jaison Appreciate the respect but no need for formalities here. I think you should ask the group moderators to remove your announcement that you do not honour contracts before any other providers see it. "
Nov 12, 2015

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Tom Ventouris replied to Kerrin Badham's discussion Policy for when a facilitator becomes ill in the group Training Service Providers
"Sometimes a seller's and sometimes a buyers market. Free economy. This is exactly how Providers work with clients. Anything else would be regulated price controls, no longer based on supply and demand. I have declined Facilitators who are too…"
Nov 12, 2015

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Tom Ventouris replied to Kerrin Badham's discussion Policy for when a facilitator becomes ill in the group Training Service Providers
"Perfect!"
Nov 12, 2015

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Tom Ventouris replied to Tom Ventouris's discussion Photos and labels
"I get enough help from here myself. I have always, in almost 30 years in training management, reaped the benefit of consultation both formal and informal. People coach me and they don't even know it."
Nov 12, 2015

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Tom Ventouris replied to Kerrin Badham's discussion Policy for when a facilitator becomes ill in the group Training Service Providers
"The entire course is the only way to evaluate the impact of the facilitation. We do this with one day interventions. Most of the time the presentation is to the team. In cases where the Facilitator has experience with the subject matter, we actually…"
Nov 11, 2015
sylvia hammond replied to Tom Ventouris's discussion Photos and labels
"Hi Tom, Your postings these last two days have confirmed my previous assessment (subjective informal) that you make contributions that advise and assist and inform others. In short your experience and preparedness to share benefits the whole…"
Nov 11, 2015

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Tom Ventouris replied to Tom Ventouris's discussion Photos and labels
"Thanks Sylvia, this does clarify.For what it's worth, I make no assumption on the value of a post based on labels, or past contributions, but was curious noticing the labels for the first time yesterday when one appeared on my photo. (I thought…"
Nov 11, 2015
sylvia hammond replied to Tom Ventouris's discussion Photos and labels
"Hi Tom, Thanks for asking. The default when people join is no label. The Promoters are Portal Publishing staff who contribute by promoting on the other sites. Most members are looking for something, seeking assessors, facilitators, materials etc.…"
Nov 11, 2015

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Chief Executive, People Management and Development Services. (PMADS)
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PMADS

PMADS is an accredited training provider offering a wide range of training and training management services based on national standards and best practice. Wherever possible, our training interventions are accredited by the appropriate Education and Training Authority.

Since 2001,we have worked with many organisations and partners to develop or source interventions and products in response to current or anticipated needs. We are based in Johannesburg and operate in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.

Visit us at www.pmads.co.za

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Vacancies - Facilitators

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 9:50 0 Comments

We are expanding again and need the services of one part time and one full time facilitator for our OHS, First Aid and Fire Fighting Programmes. Forklift would be an added advantage.

We offer competetive rates and the full time position includes generous profit share.

Visit the Vacancies Page at www.pmads.co.za for more detail and the application process.

Facilitators, Assessors and Moderators Wanted

Posted on December 27, 2009 at 8:07 1 Comment

Looking for contract personnell for First Aid, Fire Fighting, HIV AIDS and Forklift Training. Various standards. Location: KZN; GP ; Cape Town. Please reply with your qulifications, experience and contact details, no attachments, to tom@pmads.co.za.

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At 11:57am on November 12, 2013, sylvia hammond gave Tom Ventouris a gift
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Happy birthday Tom we wish you a great day & successful year. To thank you for your contribution we've acknowledged you as a "Contributor" on your profile - from the skills-universe team
 
 
 

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