Institute of People Development Advisor - October 2009
Endurance comes from the energy within and stops at nothing when striving to achieve your goals - Rabbi Simon Jacobson

In this month's issue

  • What's new?
  • The learning organisation
  • SABPP - newly elected board members
  • 2009 Public Training Schedule


The Durban (bursary funded) intake for Continuous Professional Development for Skills Development Practitioners starting next month has been oversubscribed and applications are now closed. The 2010 CPD intakes in JHB, CT & DBN start in January/February and registrations close end November 2009. Please apply to IPD NOW for your 1-year NQF 6 - Certificate in OD-ETD Practices through Continuous Professional Development in 2010. Submit request

A call for an Integrated Articulation Framework for learning & development practitioners has come from the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP) as well as from the wider ETD Practitioner community. With the many available education, training & development qualifications on the NQF, currently quality assured by the CHE, ETDQA or the SABPP; practitioners across many sectors of the economy are demanding clarity of articulation for their career pathing, recognition and professional registration needs. The QCTO and the ETDPSETA has also echoed the importance of this Articulation Framework and collective efforts are now underway to draft a working document that will inform this framework. The Institute of People Development has agreed to coordinate the working group to develop this and hereby extends an invitation for inputs to this process. All written contributions are please to be emailed to: on or before Monday 12th October 2009.


"An example of a "true learning organisation" is a learning institution, as one of its principal purposes is the expansion of knowledge… that comes to reside at the core of what it means to be productive. Learning is no longer a separate activity that occurs before one enters the workplace …nor as it an activity preserved for a managerial group. Learning is not something that requires time out from productive activity; learning is the heart of productive activity. To put it simply, learning is the new form of labour" (Zuboff).

Senge described in `The Dance of Change' the five disciplines of organisational learning that represents a lifelong body of study and practice for individuals and teams within organisations. The first discipline is Personal Mastery. This discipline of aspiration involves formulating a coherent picture of the results people most desire to gain as individuals (their personal vision), alongside a realistic assessment of the current state of their lives today (their current reality). Learning to cultivate the tension between vision and reality can expand people's capacity to make better choices, and to achieve more of the results that they have chosen. Mental Modes is the discipline of reflection and inquiry and is focused around developing awareness of the attitudes and perceptions that influence thought and interaction. By continually reflecting upon, talking about and reconsidering this internal picture of the world, people can improve their ability to govern their actions and decisions. The collective discipline, Shared Vision, establishes a focus on mutual purpose. People learn to nourish a sense of commitment in a group or organisation by developing shared image of the future they seek to create and the principles and guiding practices by which they hope to get there. Team Learning is a discipline of group interaction. Through techniques like dialogue and skilful discussion, teams transform their collective thinking, learn to mobilise their collective energies and ability greater than the sum of individual members' talents. In the last discipline, Systems Thinking, people learn to better understand interdependency and change, and thereby to deal more effectively with the forces that shape the consequences of our actions. Systems thinking is based upon a growing body of theory about the behaviour of feedback and complexity - the innate tendencies of a system that lead to growth or stability over time.

These disciplines enhance the view of Dr Marius Meyer (2002) that the learning organisation constitutes a new approach to learning and workplace performance that requires a new way of managing organisations. Not only does it necessitate changes to education, training and development interventions, it also encompasses totems in the modern organisation. Organisations will need to change from a traditional organisation to a learning organisation in their pursuit of competitiveness and excellence.

Note: Dr Marius Meyer will be lecturing to CPD students at IPD during October and November 2009


The Institute of People Development would like to congratulate all the newly elected members to South African Board for People Practices (SABPP).

The SABPP was established in 1982 by the Institute for Personnel Management (IPM) and has fulfilled the function of being the standards and professional registration body for the human resources field. Some of the Board's outputs include a Board Paper on HR competencies and HR Profiles, creating a career path for the HR profession by aligning registration levels to the NQF, a workable RPL system for professional registration, an electronic continuous professional development programme, published research and an HR dictionary.

In 1989 the SABPP became registered professional ETQA with SAQA. They accredit providers and register learner results to the NLRD for a wide range of HR unit standards and qualifications. The SABPP also offers mentor programs however, the mentorship programs of the SABPP are unique in that they are aimed at ensuring that Mentors function as a sounding board for strategic decisions made by the Board of the SABPP. They also Mentor HR Candidates registered with the Board. Mentors are invited to participate in institutional audits and Mentors of the Board often chair Board committees.

IPD is therefore proud to announce that Peta Horn - one of our CPD participants toward the OD-ETDP NQF 6 qualification and Jean Grundling, an IPD tutor for the same qualification, were both recently elected as members of this esteemed board this year.


For more information about all our OD-ETDP training programmes, 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.

Click the programme title below to download a detailed PDF brochure.

Learning Programme Registered qualifications/unit standards included in the programme Training Dates
ETD Co-ordination and administration 123393 - Carry out course administration
15227 - Conduct skills development administration in an organisation
19 - 20 Nov
Learning and RPL advising 10294 - Identify and respond to learners with special needs and barriers to learning
117865 - Assist and support learners to manage their learning experience
12544 - Facilitate the preparation and presentation of evidence for assessment
7389 - Help learners with language and literacy across the curriculum
16 - 18 Nov
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
06 - 09 Oct
Learning Programme Design & Materials Development 114924 - Demonstrate an understanding of OBET…
123401 - Design outcomes-based learning programmes
123394 - Develop outcomes-based learning programmes
10305 - Devise interventions for learners with special needs
12 - 16 Oct
Facilitation, Coaching & Mentoring 117871 - Facilitate learning using a variety of given methodologies
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
12 - 16 Oct
CPD Programme in OD-ETD Practices (Continuous Professional Development) 50331 - National Certificate in OD-ETD Practices - NQF 6 (145 credits)
1-year programme - 8 x CPD modules

Jan/Feb 2010 (Gauteng, KZN, W/Cape)

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