Institute of People Development Advisor - August 2010
If a woman is sufficiently ambitious, determined and gifted -
there is practically nothing she can`t do - Helen Lawrenson

In this month's issue

  • What's New?
  • News flash
  • Training game: Let me introduce you
  • Celebrating the value of working women
  • Public Training Schedule


Due to continued demand for our Learning Programme Design & Materials Development programme running this week, IPD has therefore scheduled a repeat course for 30 Aug - 03 Sept 2010. Please click here for a quote request and we will get back you with the overview, pricing and an enrolment form. (Why outsource when you can do it yourself?)

All full qualification graduates are reminded that the 2010 graduation is scheduled for 15 October in Midrand.


Over the last few months we have been receiving many requests to complete programmes and RPL assessments that have been put on a back burner. Everyone knows how time flies, and it is extremely important to us that you, our existing and former learners know that we will assist you with the process of getting your studies and career back on track! Please contact Gizelle McIntyre at IPD for assistance:



To provide an alternative method to the typical self-introductions at the opening of workshops.


After the "welcome" is given by the facilitator, indicate that you would like to get to know the other participants in the program. But rather than have each person stand and introduce them, distribute to each a 3 x 5 index card. Ask them to print their name, title, and organization on the top of the card. In addition, ask that they identify something about their background, job experience, purpose in attending the seminar, hobbies, hometown, etc. (Dependent on the number of informational items desired, it may be advisable to write out those items on the chalkboard, overhead, or flip chart.)

Collect all the cards and ask a participant at random to pull a card from the deck. As that person's name is read, he/she stands while the information on their card is read to the group. After the introduction, the newly introduces the person who stands up. Continue through the deck until all are introduced.

Materials required: 3 x 5 cards

Time needed: 15 - 30 min

Source: Even more games trainers play - J Newstrom


This month's article may seem a bit unconventional, but as 09 August 2010 is National Women's Day we wish to pay tribute to all the women that make a difference in human resource development. Mark Palmer attended the 2010 World Economic Forum in Switzerland; the gathering of 2,500 CEOs, heads of state, and visionaries from the arts. Palmer subsequently authoured: "A Man's Undercover Mission into the World of Women Leaders". He noted "The two-hour session was like an intellectual popcorn popper; one profound observation shot up after another, and I frantically took notes. The conversation ricocheted between social, sexual, business and emotional topics." Although he identified 14 different topics, this article highlights just three of the ttastiest points to consider about those wonderful women in your organisaton.

If viewed as an emerging market, working women are collectively bigger than China and India combined. The economic strength of women is rising. By 2013, the worldwide income of women will be greater than China and India combined. So, embrace the balanced presence of women leaders.

Vocation is just as important as raising kids. The prevailing sentiment among these successful women is that they feel their jobs are as important as their role as a mom. Not more, not less.

Hire women executives, raise profits. Studies show that companies that include women executives have a healthier top and bottom line. Palmer suggests including more women on his leadership team and encourages CEOs to bring together the right men and women into balanced leadership.

After reading this abbreviated article, you are encouraged to honour those dedicated working women in human resource development and invest your training budget for August in these woman. See our training schedule below or visit our website at


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.

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Learning Programme SAQA Registered Qualification Training Dates 2010
Continuous Professional Development for Skills Development Practitioners 1-year programme - 8 x CPD modules

An official CPD Programme for Learning & Development Practitioners by the South African Board for Peope Practices (SABPP)
14 Aug 2010
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.
16-20 Aug
Learning Programme Design & Materials Development 114924 - Demonstrate an understanding of OBETů
123401 - Design outcomes-based learning programmes
123394 - Develop outcomes-based learning programmes
10305 - Devise interventions for learners with special needs
30 Aug - 03 Sep
Assessment, Moderation & Evaluation 115755 - Design and develop outcomes-based assessments
115753 - Conduct outcomes-based assessments
115759 - Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments.
123397 - Evaluate a learning intervention using given evaluation instruments
13-17 Sep
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
05-08 October
Train-the-Trainer 114924 - Demonstrate understanding of the OBET approach within the context of a NQF
123396 - Define target audience profiles and skills gaps
117870 - Conduct targeted training and development using given methodologies
117877 - Perform one-to-one training on the job
119661 - Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of human rights and democracy
06-08 October
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
12-15 October
Recognition of Prior Learning 50332 - FET Certificate in OD-ETD Practices - NQF 4 (120 credits)
50334 - National Certificate in OD-ETD Practices - NQF 5 (120 credits)
50333 - National Diploma in OD-ETD Practices - NQF 5 (240 credits)
26 Jul 2010
25 Aug 2010
NQF 4 Qualification 50332 - FET Certificate in OD-ETD Practices - NQF 4 (120 credits) 06 Oct 2010
NQF 5 Qualification 50334 - National Certificate in OD-ETD Practices - NQF 5 (120 credits) 02 Aug 2010
NQF 5 Qualification 50333 - National Diploma in OD-ETD Practices - NQF 5 (240 credits) 16 Aug 2010
NQF 6 Qualification 50331 - National Certificate in OD-ETD Practices - NQF 6 (145 credits)
1-year programme - 8 x CPD modules
14 Aug 2010
NQF 6 Qualification 50331 - National Certificate in OD-ETD Practices - NQF 6 (145 credits)
Distance learning: CPD Toolkit + e-Tutor support
Purchase CPD Toolkit NOW!

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