As South Africa continues to expand, evolve and explore new markets, it is overflowing with
exciting and innumerable opportunities. To capitalise on these opportunities companies must
develop a respect for growth, a love for learning and a penchant for upskilling their employees
to offer educated and professional solutions to real needs.
In recognition of this, the MEA South Africa Awards (Middle East and Africa) were established
to reward those excelling within “what is quickly becoming one of the world’s most
competitive markets. MEA South Africa are looking to reward dedicated, innovative and
driven figures working hard to ensure the success of their business.”
The Institute of People Development (IPD), which offers Learning & Development and
Management training, was recognised as the Best Education Management Company in
Gauteng, while also scooping an Award for Excellence in Training and Development Services.
Mark Orpen, IPD’s Chief Executive Officer, attributes its success to constant innovation in the
learning and development sector, a long standing and reliable brand image, strong business
architecture and professional service delivery. “Our facilitators are passionate about
imparting knowledge, and the IPD curriculum being well conceptualised, remains ahead of
evolving market needs and trends.”
With its long-range views, diverse philosophies, collaborative partnership approach,
academic credibility and industry relevance, the company strives to implement and impart
the ethos of continuous professional development. “We operate to enhance the quality of
workplace learning provision,” says IPD’s Director, Gizelle McIntyre. “Through the
development of managers, supervisors and learning development practitioners, we aim to
create an engaged, skilled and capable workforce; both theoretically and practically.”
MEA Markets reported that IPD is committed to an ongoing process of achieving and
maintaining its status as a ‘centre for learning excellence’. “It means thinking laterally,
changing negative attitudes and encouraging employers and workers to accept skills
development as a vital contributor to improving productivity and competitiveness. The need
is for creative lateral thinking.” This is a commitment that has served the company well.
“We are proud of this achievement, and thank the MEA South Africa Awards for the
acknowledgement of the quality of work that the team at IPD constantly delivers,” concludes
Orpen. “Building a culture of lifelong learning means creating a learning enterprise, and that
is our overarching goal.”
For more information, please contact IPD at trainingenquiries@peopledev.co.za on (011) 315 2913 or
visit www.peopledevelopment.co.za

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