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An Integrated Approach to Leadership Development: The Leadership Strategy

The only thing we know about the future is that it is going to be different.” Peter Drucker

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”Alvin Toffler

In the previous block we argued leadership development should form part of an…


Added by Letitia van der Merwe on August 25, 2016 at 7:09 — 3 Comments

Workplace diversity

Workplace diversity is a reality in South Africa. This cannot be denied and is reflected in the demographic make-up of the population and of the workforce. In terms of employment equity and the requirements of the EE Act issues related to diversity in the workplace must be addressed. 

Managing diversity is defined as "planning and implementing organisational systems and practices to manage people so that the potential advantages of diversity are maximised while its potential…


Added by Des Squire on August 23, 2016 at 16:36 — 1 Comment

An Integrated Approach to Leadership Development

We need leaders and not just political leaders. We need leaders in every field, in every institution, in all kinds of situations. We need to be educating our young people to be leaders. And unfortunately, that’s fallen out of fashion.” American historian David McCullough

“I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure.” –  Charles…


Added by Letitia van der Merwe on August 23, 2016 at 16:30 — 3 Comments

How to get out of a work rut

Are you feeling a bit sluggish lately? Have you reached a point where you feel directionless and unmotivated to work? If…


Added by Chantel Harris on August 23, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

Rethink how we measure learning impact

The purpose with the measurement of learning impact broadly has two points of departure. On the one hand there is the approach that attempts to determine to what degree development processes and programs have some demonstrable “value”. The typical and well known approaches of Kirkpatrick and Philips are examples of this approach, both of which at some point in their models move to the second approach, which is to move the focus away from development per se and towards the actual business…


Added by Letitia van der Merwe on August 22, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Clinical Placements For Nursing And Allied Health Students

Clinical placement can be described as an experiential education opportunity which has to be undertaken as part of a health professional’s course of study. There are various programs where clinical placements are undertaken which include Nursing, EMT, Physical Therapy Assistant, Child Life, Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Imaging Technology, Speech Language Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychology and much more. Clinical placements are designed to enhance the skills and experience of students in…


Added by Kevin Lee on August 20, 2016 at 16:55 — No Comments

Why HR matters more than ever for business

We can’t overlook employees as people first. Businesses that do not respect their staff face massive loss and underperformance. No one creates an enterprise with the goal of hurting or disrespecting people, of course. But it does happen. A key way to prevent this is to have proper human resource management. More businesses are recognising the need for it, given labour laws and basic decency – since we can’t expect business people to manage an entire operation as well every…


Added by Chantel Harris on August 19, 2016 at 14:47 — No Comments

10 Lessons From Top Athletes For Entrepreneurs

10 Lessons From Top Athletes For Entrepreneurs

You may spend a lot of your time behind a desk devoting more of your efforts to exercising your brain than your body, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your work is incredibly dissimilar from that of top athletes. Many of the skills that make entrepreneurs successful have a lot in common with those that enable athletes to…


Added by Afrio Thathe on August 19, 2016 at 11:49 — No Comments

Applications Open for Investec Education Entrepreneurs Trip to Helsinki, Finland

Investec Education Entrepreneurs Trip to Helsinki,…


Added by Dan Brotman on August 17, 2016 at 18:43 — No Comments

Democracy in the Workplace: Too Much or Not Enough

Sorry ladies. Women’s month got knocked off the front pages by the Local Government Elections this year. For those who supported the smaller parties, there was hope that this would be the year of breakthrough. Mixed results there. For ruling-party supporters, perhaps this would be the year of…


Added by Ian Webster on August 16, 2016 at 14:39 — No Comments

Creating a safe work environment for employees

Employers may find it difficult to establish a safe and healthy working environment due to the different varieties of…


Added by Chantel Harris on August 15, 2016 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

The work life of an HR person

The human resources (HR) department has their plate full with all kinds of daily enquiries, especially if they’re part of a…


Added by Chantel Harris on August 9, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

New service offering

Hi all,

Khoikhoi Skills Consultants is now offering EEA2 and EEA4 reporting services as well as Basic life support(BLS) for those in the nursing field and CPR training for family and friend and organisations.

All enquiries can be done through my website: or 0117621754 / 0815603643

Added by Edwin Palmer on August 8, 2016 at 7:30 — No Comments

Knowledge Management vs. Knowledge Creation: a Function of BENEFICIAL Learning in an ever Changing Organisational Environment - Part 7 of 7.

The Role of Management


The preceding articles identified a number of management responsibilities that need to be in place in order to ensure that ‘Beneficial’ learning takes place in organisations;


  • Part 2/7 – “It is ultimately the responsibility of Leadership and…

Added by Hugh Allen Timm on August 5, 2016 at 8:24 — 1 Comment

Tooth and Nail

Assisting a new client to get their accreditation and see the business get off the ground is one thing.  Seeing a client soar to exciting heights such as that of Bukani Mngoma's and beyond is incredibly motivating for my staff and I! Read full article on our website…


Added by Jeanine Topping on August 1, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

APPETD launch Policy Conversation Series First discussion - Ministerial Draft Policy for Articulation

To all skills-universe members

I have been asked by the APPETD CEO Cynthia Reynders to post this Invitation as they would like to have input from all providers - irrespective of whether they are members or not.

"APPETD is initiating a new series of workshops that will focus on policies that have an effect on the operations of our members.

We begin with a workshop on the Ministerial Draft Policy for Articulation, which was published at the end of March…


Added by sylvia hammond on July 30, 2016 at 13:23 — 1 Comment

Are companies being ripped off by certain training companies and getting away with it?!!

I am not a regular blogger. However i feel I need to ask you your opinion and therefore i will elaborate on the title above.

There is an important argument against the mandatory ‘comply or else’ framework: a ‘one size fits all’ approach cannot logically be suitable, because the types of business and enterprises carried out by organisations are so varied. Further, the danger is that the governing body may become focused on mindless compliance instead of applying its mind to the…


Added by Lance Levin on July 25, 2016 at 12:42 — 12 Comments

How to loose your accreditation in 14 ways!

loosing your hard earned SETA accreditation! I’m sure it’s apparent – and by now it should go without saying that we’re genuinely passionate about empowering our training providers to become the best that they can be and so for this reason I’m going to... See more on our website:…


Added by Jeanine Topping on July 25, 2016 at 11:12 — No Comments

Human Rights & Investigation Techniques training wanted

Good day

I am looking for a provider that can do accredited Human Rights as well as Investigation Techniques training.

Please contact: Herman Groenewald / / 0815899946

Added by Herman Groenewald on July 25, 2016 at 10:45 — No Comments

How Your Morning Mood Affects Your Whole Workday

Have you ever thought about what happens to your employees right before they get to work? Sometimes we all wake up on the wrong side of the bed and just find it hard to get our bearings. At other times, we might start out fine, but have a horrible commute or a screaming match with a teenager just before going to work. Paying attention to the morning moods of your…


Added by Dr John Mbuya on July 25, 2016 at 9:54 — No Comments

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