Institute of People Development Advisor - May 2008

In this month's issue

  • What's New?
  • Consultant opportunities for dynamic and professional independent trainers/assessors
  • Sample CPD policy framework for FET Colleges
  • Public Training Schedule

What's New at IPD?

Only 55 days left to enrol and be part of South Africa's emerging community of expert training practitioners. This first ever Post Graduate Certificate in OD-ETD Practices (NQF Level 6) aims to bring together 100 thought leaders in workplace learning to research and define best practice toward implementing the National Skills Development Strategy.

Contact us for more information | Download the PGC Brochure

IPD's License to Skill through RPL breakfast seminar attracted more than 350 delegates late 2007 with growing interest and subsequent RPL enrolments toward a National Diploma in OD-ETD Practices. IPD is now taking the "License to Skill through RPL" breakfast seminar to two more provinces in SA. Provincial government departments in North West and Free State have requested an understanding of the concept of RPL and how to implement RPL in organisations. We will host two more events (Mmabatho - 28 May 2008 and Bloemfontein - 04 June 2008). All ETD -, HR practitioners and training providers in the North West and the Free State are therefore invited to attend. To avoid disappointment, book well in advance by visiting our website at; bookings are secured on payment, and close at 40 seats in each region!

Consultant opportunities for dynamic and professional independent trainers/assessors

IPD is expanding its pool of professional associates to deliver IPD learning programmes and conduct learner assessments. We therefore invite interested independent consultants to complete our online trainer application Form. In the near future it will become a pre-requisite for training providers to have trainers that holds a minimum full qualification in OD-ETD Practices.

To be considered as a facilitator / assessor for IPD you will need to meet the following minimum criteria:

  1. Hold a National Diploma in OD-ETD Practices (NQF Level 5) ad be a registered assessor for this qualification;

  2. Demonstrate experience across at least 4 different industries / sectors and

  3. Have more than 15 years formal world of work experience.

Should you meet these minimum criteria, and are looking to support our dynamic organization please complete the application via the web link above for consideration.

Sample CPD policy framework for a FET college

Participants on the NQF6 Post Graduate Certificate in OD-ETD Practices may well develop and implement continuous professional development (CPD) in their own organisations during and after participating in this project with IPD.

The policy framework below is an example of one that a FET College may use for CPD. Different sizes and types of public or private colleges are likely to require different content. This policy framework is certainly not definitive but rather aims to provide a sample framework reflecting good practice and which can be adapted to suit the particular circumstances of different training providers.

Principles, Values and Entitlements:

  1. This college is a 'learning community' where all are involved in a continuous process of improvement and enrichment. The college is committed to fostering a positive climate for continuous learning amongst its educator community. CPD is the means by which the college is able to motivate and develop its community. It does so at a variety of levels - individual, team, organisation and through wider networks with an emphasis on collaborative learning.

  2. The college believes that 'effective educators / trainers take ownership and give a high priority to professional development'. It believes that a coherent and progressive opportunity to develop professionally and personally both improves standards and raised morale through personal and professional fulfilment and assists recruitment and retention. The CPD will be co-ordinated by a CPD leader with a clear mandate and whom others will assist in taking forward this policy.

  3. All those involved in the college community shall have an entitlement to equality of access to high-quality induction and continuing support and development.

  4. The central features of the CPD policy will comprise:

    • Effective auditing and identification of need and aspiration;
    • Ensuring appropriate match of provision to the individual;
    • Reliable and explicit evaluation of the impact of provision;
    • Effective dissemination of good and successful practice to ensure that such practice is embedded and reinforced.

Identifying CPD Needs:

1. The college shall have a nominated CPD leader deemed to be fulfilling a leadership and management responsibility in relation to this role. The CPD leader will receive training and support as appropriate in order to fulfil this role effectively and attend useful provider sessions.

2. The CPD leader shall be responsible for identifying the college's CPD needs and those of the college community. Such needs will be identified largely through existing mechanisms such as performance management, self-evaluation, national and local priorities, other internal and external monitoring and feedback evidence and through informal and formal discussions with individuals and teams. The outcomes of this needs analysis will be a CPD plan which forms part of the college improvement plan.

... etc.

CPD Provision:

The opportunities available will fully reflect the Code of Good Practice in that they will only be offered if they;

  • Meet identified individual, college or national development priorities;
  • Be based on good practice - in development activity and in teaching and learning;
  • Help raise standards of learner achievements;
  • Respect cultural diversity;
  • Be provided by those with necessary experience, expertise and skills;
  • Be planned systematically and follow the agreed programme except when dealing with merging issues;
  • Be based, where appropriate on relevant standards;
  • Be based on current research and inspection evidence;
  • Have effective monitoring and evaluation systems including seeking out and acting on user feedback to inform the quality of provision.

... etc.

Evaluating Impact and Disseminating Good and Successful Practice:

  1. Following professional or other development, the participant will discuss with the CPD leader, the opportunities to disseminate to other staff. Relevant feedback about the provision and the ideas should be provided for the CPD leader. Where it is agreed that there would be benefit in a wider circulation or follow up, the CPD leader will be responsible for organising that, e.g. circulating relevant resources, a session at staff or subject meeting, introducing a teaching or learning strategy, inclusion on the college website.

  2. The CPD leader will be responsible for ensuring whether any follow up is needed to the provide, e.g. feedback, issues of access.

  3. The CPD leader shall be responsible for assessing the value for money aspect of CPD through seeking to monitor and evaluate impact. The CPD leader shall be committed to ensuring that CPD systems and procedures conform to current research findings.

... etc.

All professional ETD practitioners in South Africa are encouraged to enrol on the Post Graduate Certificate in OD-ETD Practices starting 31 July 2008! Contact us for more information.

Public Training Schedule

For more information about all our OD-ETDP training programs, visit our website at and embark on an exciting journey of outcomes-based learning through IPD. All programmes are available in other provinces on demand.

Learning Programme Registered qualifications/unit standards included in the programme Training Dates
Recognition of Prior Learning Intake NQF4 Certificate in OD-ETD Practices
NQF5 Certificate in OD-ETD Practices
NQF5 Diploma in OD-ETD Practices
23 June & 28 July 2008
Needs Analysis & Skills Planning 123396 - Define target audience profiles and skills gaps.
15218 - Conduct an analysis to determine outcomes of learning for SD and other purposes.
15217 - Develop an organisational training and development plan.
15232 - Coordinate planned skills development interventions in an organisation.
15222 - Promote a learning culture in an organisation.
15221 - Provide information and advice regarding skills development and related issues.
15227 - Conduct skills development administration.
02-05 June 2008
Facilitation, Coaching & Mentoring 117871 - Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies.
117877 - Perform one-to-one training on the job.
10294 - Identify and respond to learners with special needs and barriers to learning.
117874 - Guide learners about their learning, assessment and recognition opportunities.
117865 - Assist and support learners to manage their learning experiences.
123398 - Facilitate the transfer and application of learning in the workplace.
115789 - Sustain oral interaction across a wide range of contexts & critically evaluate spoken texts.
09-13 June 2008
Learning Programme design & Materials Development 114924 - Demonstrate understanding of the OBET approach within the context of a NQF.
123401 - Design outcomes-based learning programmes.
123394 - Develop outcomes-based learning programmes.
10305 - Devise interventions for learners who have special needs
14-18 July 2008
Qualifications & unit standards development 117856 - Define standards for assessment, education, training and development.
115792 - Access, process, adapt and use data from a wide range of texts.
117858 - Design and develop qualifications for assessment, education, training and development.
22-24 July 2008
Post Graduate Certificate Programme Intake NQF6 Certificate in OD-ETD Practices 31 Jul 2008 - 30 Jun 2009

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