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EMBRACING CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Business Leadership Insights! from "The Dimensional Entrepreneur"
 
Whereas not everyone one can run their own businesses - everyone can still be an entrepreneur. This is where i totally encourage organisations to encourage Corporate Entrepreneurship - whereby employees are encouraged to apply concepts of entrepreneurship at work. Companies who practice…
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Added by Dr King Costa on October 17, 2016 at 14:58 — 2 Comments


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An Integrated Approach to Leadership Development: The Leadership Brand

Your brand is what people say about you when you're not in the room - Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon

Leadership brand:

  • Is something that both employees and external stakeholders perceive;
  • It is what we become known for as individuals and as a company; …
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Added by Letitia van der Merwe on August 26, 2016 at 7:00 — No Comments


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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…

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


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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…

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

“That’s it. I’m outta here” – a focus on student retention

Have you ever had students that seem to just disappear as the semester moves on or wonder what happened to a particular student? Do you care what your students think about your course or ever have students come back to visit?

 

Training organisations spend so much time and money recruiting students that they often lose sight of what’s most important - ensuring that their students successfully complete their studies. It is far cheaper to retain a current student than to…

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Added by Lindsay Calder on July 6, 2016 at 10:45 — No Comments

International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training – London 2016

July 21/22 2016, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Conference Centre

 

Speakers and delegates are travelling from across the globe to attend the conference, providing insight into how employer engagement and training is experienced in varied settings.



We are pleased to welcome representatives from the following countries.




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We are delighted to confirm contributions from the following speakers,…

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Added by sylvia hammond on May 31, 2016 at 21:30 — No Comments

South African Quality Assurance Network 2016 Conference Announcement and call for papers

Wednesday, April 13, 2016



The Southern African Quality Assurance Network (SAQAN) is pleased to announce that the 3rd Southern African Regional Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education will be organised by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and will take place…

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Added by sylvia hammond on April 15, 2016 at 17:13 — 1 Comment

Services SETA Quality Management Stakeholder Capacitation Workshop - Gauteng

The Services SETA Quality Management Division invites stakeholders to a capacitation workshop.

The workshop aims to capacitate Skills Development Providers to improve quality education and training that will meet sector needs.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Venue: TBA

Time: 09h00 – 15h00

RSVP’s should be forwarded to Mehlote Hlongoane on mehloteh@serviceseta.org.za on or before 19 February 2016

For more information contact the Gauteng office on 012 300…

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Added by sylvia hammond on February 17, 2016 at 21:00 — No Comments

eLearning Africa 2016 11th International Conference ICT for Development Education & Training

For skills-universe members - this looks like a relevant conference to those members involved in ICT and eLearning.



"The event will take place from May 24 – 26, 2016, in Cairo, Egypt (www.elearning-africa.com). We would be delighted if you could make a reference to this conference and include it in…

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Added by sylvia hammond on January 19, 2016 at 15:40 — 1 Comment

London Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training 2016

The following conference announcement arrived in my email inbox and I immediately thought of a number of skills-universe members who would make a valuable contribution to the conference. So I've posted and forwarded to you all for your information - and hopefully an African contribution.

London Conference on Employer engagement in Education and Training 2016.

Conference registration now open and call for papers launched

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Added by sylvia hammond on January 16, 2016 at 13:47 — 1 Comment

Services SETA announcement: Re-registered Qualifications and Unit Standards

The following letter has been received from the Services SETA:

"18 August 2015

Dear Skills Development Providers

Re- Registration of Services SETA Qualifications and Unit Standards



This letter serves to inform Services SETA skills development providers that registered qualifications and unit standards which fall within the scope of Services SETA have been re- registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Qualifications and…

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Added by sylvia hammond on August 25, 2015 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

Latest DHET Documents published for comment

Skills-universe members will be interested to see two documents published for comment:

DHET National Policy on Continuing Education Colleges GG38924 gon569 for comment

This document is a must read for everyone working in the area of AET. It explains the administrative and…

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Added by sylvia hammond on July 14, 2015 at 18:07 — 11 Comments

What are the accreditation and registration requirements for safety and occupational health training?

To all skills-universe members knowledgeable about accreditation processes - please assist.  

Before the implementation of DHET, the Department of Labour registered/accredited training service providers.  As I recall this was for the safety type training, equipment, fire-fighting, and possibly related occupational health issues of chemical inhalation and so on.

Once again I have been asked for clarification.  

Please will you assist me to respond to the following…

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Added by sylvia hammond on May 19, 2015 at 15:05 — 7 Comments

How to Build A Successful Mentoring Program

Mentoring is an effective way to boost employee retention. According to the Association for Talent Development, 77 percent of companies that implemented mentoring programs reported that they were successful in increasing employee retention. In addition, 35 percent of employees who do not receive regular mentoring after a period of 12 months reported that they were more likely to look for another job. A mentoring program not only can boost employee retention but also help your company prepare…

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Added by Alison Napolitano on March 25, 2015 at 15:25 — No Comments

Notification of Bid Award

Notification of Bid Award

Background

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA) is a statutory body established through the

Skills Development Act of 1998 to enable its stakeholders to advance skills levels in the sector in accordance…

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Added by sylvia hammond on March 13, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

Services SETA Co-op & NPO Capacity Building Workshops

The Services Sector Education & Training Authority (Services SETA) cordially invites all Co-operatives & Non-Profit Organisations (specifically Non-Governmental Organisations & Community Based Organisations) to its Business Capacity Building & Engagement Workshops covering:

• How to Apply for Services SETA Skills Development Funding 

• How to Apply for Tenders & Write a Tender Application

• Business Writing Skills

Focus group sessions to engage…

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Added by sylvia hammond on March 6, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Services SETA Vacancy: Officer Employee Relations

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA), a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act 97 of 1998), invites applications for the position hereunder: 

 Job Title

Officer : Employee Relations

Total Cost to…

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Added by sylvia hammond on October 10, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Oil your personal growth

 Lena-Mari Josling

To see my four-month-old son in his exploration phase got me thinking about why our hunger for exploration fades. Are we just too used to the world or do we give up and stay loyal to our comfort zones? Maybe we're just caught up in the 'must do's' of life and neglect the 'want to's'. As our brains, skin and lungs start to die from the age of 20, most of us are already on a physical downhill. So is it not then worth it…

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Added by Lia Marus on July 16, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

What incentives do employees respond well to?

by Lia Marus

The chronic skills shortage we're experiencing in this country is making it very difficult to retain one's staff because recruiters and other companies are hungrily preying on those who have those skills which are in such short supply. Company loyalty has become a thing of the past because of the tough economic times we find ourselves in and employees will go to the employer who pays the most.Is it possible to retain…

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Added by Lia Marus on July 11, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

HR directors: A detailed profile

by Frew Murdoch

Today, South African business faces a variety of human resources-related challenges, from workforce instability and talent management strategy through to regulatory compliance needs. "Perhaps the most significant of these challenges," says Anja van Beek, HR director at Sage VIP, "lies in aligning the company's people, with the vision of its leadership and the culture of the company." In this context, what are the most…

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Added by Lia Marus on July 3, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

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