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IPD March 2014 Newsletter


"We want to empower our people; we want to strengthen them; we want to provide them with the kind of qualifications that will enable them to build up their own country themselves."

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

The right to a qualification and self-transformation is one which should be embraced by all that walk the earth. Only through the development of a skilled and competent population can true, nationwide economic transformation be achieved. Although some might view education as a necessary evil, the perception of training needs to shift to a welcome right and privilege.

"Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one."
Marianne Williamson


  • The next IPD verification will be in April; all learners are urged to submit and get their results before then.
  • Annexure 2: Work Skills Plans need to be submitted by the 30th April 2014.
  • Visit the SAQA website for all the presentations from the 2014 RPL Conference:

Photo caption:
Left to right: Rhonda Flowers and Nomava Nkosi

As Sales Administrator at IPD, Rhonda Flowers loves watching learners excel in Learning & Development. Rhonda currently holds a Matric certificate and her goal is to complete a qualification in L&D.

Rhonda lives according to her favourite quote; "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."

Nomava Nkosi was first employed by IPD in September 2011 and is currently an IPD Sales Administrator. Nomava holds a Diploma in Tourism Management and is currently studying towards a Level 4 Certificate in ODETDP.

Guiding and coaching clients in making decisions as they choose their careers is what Nomava loves most about her job. She feels fulfilled at IPD as she can realise her professional passion for human development.

Nomava has a pigeon pair, one son and one daughter, and loves spending her spare time with her kids. She also enjoys travelling, taking part in outdoor activities, watching live shows and reading biographies. Being a woman of faith, Nomava's favourite quote is; "The will of God will never take you where the grace of God cannot protect you."

Skills Development breeding successful companies
Issued by Trinitas Consulting (Pty) Ltd

As the mid-point of the first quarter of 2014 fast approaches, many companies are re-evaluating their strategic plans and wondering whether their targets set for the New Year are attainable. With a focus on Skills Development, and an emphasis on a more strategic use of workplace skills programmes, businesses can ensure that their employees and managers are equipped with the necessary skills required to reach those targets.

"The purpose of Skills Development is not only to give staff members a piece of paper to ensure that they have been taught certain skills, but also to ensure that they are able to complete the tasks required of them competently and efficiently," believes Gizelle McIntyre, director of The Institute of People Development (IPD), an accredited Skills Development centre based in Carlswald, Midrand. "It is essential that real-world experience is incorporated through Skills Development."


  • Spar DC Southrand - Train the Trainer
  • Assmang Chrome Mines - NQF 5 Certificate
  • Rand Water - NQF 5 Certificate; Portfolios due for submission
  • SA Police Service - NQF 5 Diploma; Portfolios due for assessment
  • BHP Billiton - Management RPL Review Workshop
  • ReCr8 Seminar - Coaching and Mentoring for Leaders
  • Gizelle was a speaker at the 2nd Annual Skills Development Conference which was held on the 7th of March
  • Gizelle and one of our Associates have been nominated to attend the Tomorrow's Leaders Conference, to be held on the 28th of March


  • RPL Planning Workshop
  • RPL Review Workshop
  • ReCr8 Seminar
  • Planning for Managers
  • Performance Management
  • NQF Support Link: Training Management

Education, Training and Development:

  • FET Certificate ODET & Development Practices (NQF 4) (5days)
  • Needs Analysis & Skills Planning
  • Learning Programme Design & Materials Development
  • RPL Planning Workshop
  • RPL Review Workshop
  • Training, Assessment and Coaching
  • Facilitation, Coaching & Mentoring
  • Assessment, Moderation & Evaluation
  • Qualifications, Standards & Curriculum Design & Development
  • L&D Management & Quality Management

IPD wishes both Onias Nkomo and Rhonda Flowers a very Happy Birthday. We hope that you will both have a wonderful birthday, filled with love, joy and laughter. May the year ahead offer you only more success and personal development.

For more information, or to find out about the IPD training schedule, please visit, call us on (011) 315 2913 or

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