Institute of People Development Advisor - November 2008

In this month's issue

  • What's New?
  • IPD invites applications from professional business managers!
  • Train up your ETD Coordinators and Administrators for 2009!
  • 2009 Public Training Schedule now released.

What's New?

  1. The countdown continues! 15 working days left to enrol for the Post Graduate Certificate in OD-ETD Practices (NQF 6). This programme will bring together thought leaders in workplace learning to research and define best practice toward implementing the National Skills Development Strategy during 2009! More than 50 ETD practitioners across seven sectors have already been accepted to this PGC programme; we therefore invite you to register online today. Are you interested? Click here!

  2. All IPD Graduates of the National Certificate (NQF 4 or 5) or National Diploma (NQF 5) during the past 12 months and who wish to attend the 2008 Graduation Ceremony on 21 Nov 2008 and receive their full qualification certificate MUST CONFIRM their attendance with Ms Thembi Msimango (011)315-2913 by 12h00 on Friday 14th Nov 2008 to be included in the programme. Attendance is free to all confirmed graduates plus one partner only.

  3. More than 350 ETD practitioners from both private and public sector providers have already completed the 1-hour FREE online self-assessment, obtaining a detailed personalized report on their current competence as well as their training gaps. This report will allow them to motivate personal development plans toward achieving full ETD qualifications to enhance their career as an ETD practitioner. Access to this FREE online self-assessment closes 15 November 2008!

  4. The NDSD Conference hosted at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on 15-17 Oct 2008 attracted over 2500 visitors. IPD thanks the more than 1000 visitors to our exhibition stand during the three days, especially those past learners and avid supporters of the IPD programmes. A questionnaire survey conducted with 112 visitors to our exhibition stand showed that 60% of the respondents rated IPD service as either good or excellent, 88% rated the level of the training markets' awareness of IPD above average, 96% indicated they wanted to participate on Continuous Professional Development programmes, and 86% wanted training sales people to call on them to discuss their specific training needs. IPD herewith thanks all participants to the survey, and congratulates the three winners of the lucky draw: (a) Moses Mngoma (DSD Consulting), (b) Sheridan Rupert (Nampak), and (c) Loiusa Moriba (University of Venda) who must please claim their copy of the Occupationally-directed ETD Practices Book, 2007: Meyer, Orpen, from IPD by latest 28 November 2008.

IPD invites applications from professional business managers!

With its mission to be the leading private higher education institution developing skills development (ETD) practitioners in South Africa, The Institute of People Development (IPD) has demonstrated continual growth over the past nine years. Please view our Online video: `Making OBE Work' for a contextual perspective.

To meet the demands of its next stage of business growth and ETD practitioner development, the IPD board wishes to appoint an experienced hands-on Chief Operations Officer (COO) to manage and implement the day to day operations to achieve the Vision and Objectives of the IPD over the next five years.

Applicants must have at least 10 years demonstrable generalist experience in financial management, human resource management, marketing and sales, project management, business administration, good English writing as well as excellent IT skills. Knowledge of the skills development environment, SAQA and the NQF, further and higher education policies and regulations are also a requirement for this position.

The position reports directly to the board of directors, who will remain active in providing corporate governance, strategy and public profile to the organisation. Applicants must submit an updated summary CV and a motivation to support their application to by 15 Nov 2008.

IPD now trains ETD Coordinators and Administrators

IPD launches a 2-day ETD Coordination & Administration programme in Nov 2008 to equip existing or prospective ETD administrators with the competences to:

  • Identify the needs and suitability of applicants to learning programs and processes
  • To coordinate learning interventions and carry out related learner administration
  • Measure and report on learner satisfaction, assessments, transfer of learning and productivity.

This 2-day training program provides a theoretical and experiential understanding of coordinating learning, administrating learner information, learning processes and results. It is aimed at candidates who do not yet have the competence in ETD coordination and learner administration.

The following unit standards awarded upon successful completion of this program:

123393 Carry out course administration

15227 Conduct skills development administration in an organisation

Participants review quality assurance requirements of delivering education and training in their organisations and bring this along to the 2-day contact training. The ETD Coordination & Administration program is scheduled at IPD House (MIdrand) on:

19 20 November 2008

Costs: R 4,950 + VAT (per delegate)

Contact Sylvia on (011) 315-2913 or post us a web enquiry for further 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. The 2009 Training Schedule is now available from our offices, please request this from Sylvia. We will have this schedule posted to our website during December 2008: click here to access. Learning programmes are available in other provinces on demand.

Learning Programme Registered qualifications/unit standards included in the programme Training Dates
ETD Coordination & Administration 123393 - Carry out course administration
15227 - Conduct skills development administration in an organisation
19-20 Nov 2008
Needs Analysis & Skills Planning (SDF Training) 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.
25-28 Nov 2008
ETD Management & Quality Management 15237 - Build teams to meet set goals and objectives.
15233 - Harness diversity and build on strengths of a diverse working environment.
10146 - Supervise a project team of a developmental project to deliver project objectives.
114226 - Interpret and manage conflicts within the workplace.
15224 - Empower team members through recognising strengths, encouraging participation in decision making and delegating tasks.
115791 - Use language and communication strategies for vocational and occupational learning.
15228 - Advise on the establishment and implementation of a QMS for SD practices in an organisation.
114925 - Manage learner information using an information management system.
01-05 Dec 2008
Recognition of Prior Learning Intake NQF4 Certificate in OD-ETD Practices
NQF5 Certificate in OD-ETD Practices
NQF5 Diploma in OD-ETD Practices
28 Jan 2009
PGC in OD-ETD Practices (Continuous Professional Development) NQF6 Certificate in OD-ETD Practices (120 credits)
1-year programme - 6 x CPD modules
02 Feb 2009 - 31 Jan 2010

To download IPD House Training Center Brochure including map: click here.

Submit Enquiry, send us an email, or call us on (011) 315-2913.
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