Problem viewing this email? View it in your browser.

IPD August 2014 Newsletter

WOMEN'S MONTH; ARE WE GETTING THERE?

According to the South African Government News Agency, South Africa commemorates Women's Month in August as a tribute to the thousands of women who marched to the Union Buildings on the 9th of August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. This historic march was a turning point in the role of women in the struggle for freedom and society at large. Since that eventful day, women from all walks of life became equal partners in the struggle for a non-racial and non-sexist South Africa.

However, equality seems to be in the eye of the beholder. There are still too many circumstances with too many stories of gender based ceilings. The "softer" fields of management, L&D, HR and a few other areas in Management have scarily been earmarked as "good hunting grounds" for ambitious women... this could be seen as an insult or as a challenge as anyone who really knows anything about these fields knows that this is how and where the world really gets to change and grow - so go forth and conquer!

NB! NEWS BULLETIN

  • Gizelle spoke at the BHP Billiton Skills Development Summit on the 5th and 6th of August
  • Gizelle is speaking at the Women in Leadership Workshop in Bloemhof on the 5th and 6th of September
  • Accreditation received for Skills Development Management Skills programme
OUR LEARNERS

IPD's focus on skills development and training means that its learners are its first priority. IPD is proud of the difference it is making in the lives of those that leave its courses better skilled and more prepared to impart knowledge in the workplace. Currently, IPD is training learners from, among many others, Randwater, De Beers Namibia and Bidvest.

 

LATEST ARTICLE

ACADEMIC VS PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

By Gizelle McIntyre, director of The Institute of People Development
Issued by Perfect Word Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Whilst both academic and professional qualifications are recognised and controlled by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and both are indicative of a certain level of achievement, the levels of recognition of these forms of qualification are not always on par.

Although there are various differences between the two, is this distinction in recognition correct, or is too much impetus being placed on academics alone? Not all qualifications are equal, even though this is the primary vision and mission of the NQF. Perhaps a better approach would be for the two to work together to produce a skilled workforce that has both an academic knowledge of the job at hand and the real-world skills to perform the tasks required. Should the good of the country not be the driving force behind education and training, rather than the size of our egos?

READ MORE...

PROJECT TRAINING & SEMINARS IN AUGUST
  • Assmang Chrome Mine: NQF Level 5 Certificate OD-ETDP
  • BHP Billiton: Generic Management Level 4 - Submissions
  • Department of Health: NQF 5 OD-ETDP kicked off
  • INSETA: Change Management Consulting project
  • NamDeb: Assessment Practices and Level 4 Qualification
  • Transnet School of Security: ETD NQF 5 RPL
 
PUBLIC COURSES RUNNING IN THE
FOURTH QUARTER OF 2014

Management:

  • Level 4: Public Administration
  • Management NQF 4
  • Skills Development Management
  • ReCr8 Workshop
  • Management RPL


Education, Training and Development:

  • ETD NQF 6
  • Assessment, Moderation & Evaluation
  • Facilitation, Coaching & Mentoring
  • ReCr8 Workshop
  • ETD RPL
SOCIAL EVENTS AT IPD

Happy birthday to IPD's Director, Gizelle McIntyre!

IPD is blessed with a fearless leader whose passion for her work inspires all of those that work with her to strive for greatness.

Happy birthday Gizelle! We hope you have a fantastic day. Thank you for all that you do to enrich our lives and may the year ahead be full of success, adventure and fun.


Happy Women's Month from IPD! May each of you feel appreciation for the work you do, support you give and limits that you exceed.

"In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

For more information, or to find out about the IPD training schedule, please visit www.peopledevelopment.co.za, call us on (011) 315 2913 or
e-mail trainingenquiries@peopledev.co.za

Copyright © 2013 - The Institute of People Development http://www.peopledevelopment.co.za/