|Institute of People Development Advisor - January 2007|
In this month's issue:
Making Outcomes Based Education & Training Work!
If you answered `yes' to any of these, then look no further:
The Institute of People Development (IPD) can help you to align your facilitation, coaching & mentoring practices to outcomes based education & training principles as well as to your organisations learning needs!
ATTEND THE RENOWNED AND ACCREDITED 'FACILITATION, COACHING & MENTORING PROGRAMME' IN FEB 2007!
The Facilitation, Coaching & Mentoring Programme equips practitioners to:
Limited seating available:
For more details on this & other IPD programs contact Thembi or Shoni
BEE - Buzzword or Trust word?
Mark Orpen and John Fanana, Directors of the Institute of People Development (IPD) are prepared to be blunt and up-front about black economic empowerment in an unfolding, shared economy. "A few years back, we set up a consortium to meet BEE requirements on a government tender and failed miserably; we learnt some valuable lessons and are taking them heart," they admit." The reasons were not complex - the relationships were shallow, personal agendas abounded and although organisational trust existed to some extent, we lacked the critical ingredient - cultural trust. No BEE framework will produce this trust; it has to be developed over time and we did not achieve it.
"Now we have both invested many years defining our own relationship; we have observed and tested each other's cultures, evaluated ethics, visions and beliefs. This has given us the time to be sure that we were willing to go the distance together. We believe that BEE partnerships need time to build trust and should not be entered into lightly," explains Orpen.
Fanana elaborates, "Relationships are what count the most in any business. We have had an opportunity over the past six years to build on trust not only in business but also in our personal lives. Our wives have also formed part of the relationship in supporting one another and ultimately both of us.
"Without a genuine relationship and cultural trust, the communication between directors becomes a camouflage for hidden agendas. Transparency has become a business buzzword in South Africa but in our case it is rooted in reality - I trust Mark behind my back as he trusts me," concludes Fanana.
Come and meet us at IPD House Conference & Training Centre in Midrand where academics, entrepreneurs, managers, consultants and committed learners meet, interact and expand the knowledge economy of South Africa - try us, you will trust us!
Public training schedule for 2007
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