Institute of People Development Advisor - June 2010
When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results - Ken Blanchard

In this month's issue

  • What's new?
  • Training game: Pipe Dreams
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • INSETA - SDF training project
  • Public Training Schedule


'Rethink, Refresh and Reinvent' for Adult Learning Practitioners is a new initiative that will be launched in July 2010 (WATCH THIS SPACE). These 1-day seminars to be scheduled monthly aim to stimulate adult learning practitioners to creatively re-invent themselves and breathe new life into learning and development - cutting edge skills to enhance the field of adult learning practices - not to be missed! More information will follow shortly........



To allow participants to practice creativity during a seminar or workshop, and to give themselves "permission" to be creative.


Before the session begins, place three pipe cleaners at each person's place. Unless someone asks what they are for, do not tell them their use until mid-morning. At that time, tell the group that these items are theirs to do - or make - any kind of a personalised sculpture. If asked further, simply restate they can do anything they want to with them. (Urge them to be creative.) At the end of the morning (or at day's end), ask each table or group of five people to select their winner. Then have the entire group pick out the overall winner.

Note: Give special recognition to any group that combines their "resources", and designs or builds something that uses all their tools. Also mention that children typically don't wait to ask, they simply go ahead with the task.

Source: Even more games trainers play - J Newstrom


Professional development refers to skills and knowledge attained for both personal development and career advancement. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from college degrees to formal coursework, conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in practice. CPD has been described as intensive and collaborative, ideally incorporating an evaluative stage. There are a variety of approaches to professional development, including consultation, coaching, communities of practice, lesson study, mentoring, reflective supervision and technical assistance.

The ideal starting point for any professional development is to look systematically at work and identify gaps to maintain current competence and/or expand into new areas of activity. It may even be that the learners look beyond their current job, and take a long term view on career development.

Continuous Professional Development for members involved in Education Training and Development and especially for Adult Learning Practitioners will imply a learning programme that explores the trends, changes and challenges in the education, training and development sector in South Africa. This learning programme should aim to identify and implement best practices based on these trends, changes and challenges. This will assists participants on such a programme to make a strategic difference in their working environments.

In order to address the current training and development trends and challenges in South Africa an acceptable CPD programme must include the following areas of interest:

  • Conducting research in the field of education, training and development.
  • Understanding, defining and evaluating unit standards and qualifications.
  • Analysing needs and planning and developing learning;
  • Facilitating learning in routine and complex situations;
  • Engaging in and promoting assessment practices;
  • Facilitating and managing skills development within the organization; and
  • Evaluating HRD interventions.

The mission of the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) is to establish, direct and sustain a high level of professionalism and ethical conduct in personnel practice. The SABPP's role is therefore to professionalise the HR function to ensure that it becomes an increasingly recognised and respected profession. The HRD Strategy for South Africa highlights that this internationally recognised profession, more than any other, is responsible for transformation, sourcing, training and retaining talent and ensuring harmonious work relationships. The Board is an accredited ETQA (Education and Training Quality Assurance body) under the SAQA Act and thus a statutory body.

SABPP is evaluating and reapproving all CPD programmes for professionally registered HR Associates, HR Practitioners and Chartered HR Practitioners - Learning & Development. IPD is proud to announce that it's NQF 6 - OD-ETDP distance learning programme is now the first and most comprehensive recommended CPD programme available and endorsed by the SABPP - please download from the SABPP website link:

SABPP members can now accumulate 6 CPD points on completion of this programme. Additional points can be accumulated through self-directed learning and reading as well as research and possible publishing. Learners who are interested to enrol for this qualification can enquire through the following link:


The INSETA - SDF Training Project comes to a close. IPD was awarded the 2009 - INSETA SDF Training. 58 SDF candidates were selected, enrolled, attended the training, complied with the terms of participation and received guidance and support from IPD during the six month project period. IPD is proud to announce a 70% throughput rate (qualified and certificated with SOR's in 8 months) and one of the most successful INSETA projects this year. Well done to project managers Adeline Singh and Colleen Evens for this successful project.


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 SAQA Registered Qualification Training Dates 2010
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
7-11 Jun
Qualifications, Standards & Curriculum Design & Development 117856 - Define standards for assessment, education., training and development
117858 - Design and develop qualifications for assessment, education, training and development.
1521 - Conduct an analysis to determine outcomes of learning for skills development
5 - 8 Jul
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
20-23 July
Continuous Professional Development for Skills Development Practitioners 50331 - National Certificate in OD-ETD Practices - NQF 6 (145 credits)

1-year programme - 8 x CPD modules

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