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Business Improvement Workshop

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This facilitated “Action Learning” workshop uses highly-innovative business initiatives in conjunction with powerful improvement material. Its goal is to illustrate the importance of improvement measures and clear strategies for implementing continuous improvement and breakthrough financial priorities.

The process draws from a wealth of material related to all styles of leadership / management styles. The power of the process however is in its practical nature and there is direct focus on “making more money” in all businesses with specific application to the Manufacturing Sector.

The workshop will cover

  • Business orientation
  • Supply chain profitability optimization (practical)
  • Voice of the customer, process and supplier
  • The 6 strategic business questions to optimise profitability
  • Productivity measurements and benchmarks
  • Quality cost focus
  • Customised training
  • “Employee ownership” (The 40% productivity gap in SA)
  • Business dashboards and management control tools
  • The “Super 7” concept of business management
  • Problem solving
  • Fast tracking improvement

Who should attend?

  • Executives
  • Senior Managers
  • Managing Directors
  • Managers and those directly involved with cost reduction and “making more money”

Government Incentives and Import and Export Foreign exchange

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At this event experts will look at an overview of Government Cash Investment Incentives available to manufacturers as well as opportunities for importers and exporters in terms of foreign exchange. The workshop will benefit companies looking at additional spend in terms of their manufacturing facilities, as well as any exposure to currency volatility.

The workshop will cover

  • Government incentives for manufacturing companies;
  • How incentives can be accessed;
  • Assistance provided through the process; and
  • Foreign exchange opportunities.

Who should attend?

  • Entrepreneurs
  • SMMEs
  • Managing Directors
  • Financial Directors
  • Senior Managers

Those directly involved with applications for government incentives and foreign exchange transactions.

The dti Incentive Schemes

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The workshop will look at the different incentives schemes available from the dti to companies in the metals and engineering industries

Who should attend?

  • Executives
  • Senior Managers
  • Managing Directors
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Managers
  • Entrepreneurs and those directly involved with applications for government incentives
The workshop will cover
  • Automotive Investment Scheme(AIS)
  • Capital Projects Feasibility Programme
  • Critical Infrastructure Programme (CIP)
  • Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP)
  • People-Carrier Automotive Incentive Scheme (P-AIS)
  • Section 12I Tax Allowance Incentive (12I)
  • Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII)
  • Export Marketing Investment Assistance (EMIA)

Theory and Calculation of Contract Price Adjustment

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The interest in price indices and the importance of these indices has grown rapidly over the past couple of decades.A sound practical knowledge of indices has therefore become essential for business in the tender and contracts environment.

The Theory and Calculation of Contract Price Adjustment Workshop provides a systematic explanation of the full range of indices used in Contract Price Adjustment, practical application of indices and formulas and how to derive the most value from the practice.

In this workshop you will learn how to analyse and maintain:

  • Cost increases in your business
  • Optimal cost recovery and management
  • Sustaining profit margins through the use of the SEIFSA – Price and Index Pages (PIPS)
  • Opportunities for cost reduction

Who should attend?

  • All people involved in contract negotiations and pricing
  • Procurement Managers
  • Contract Managers
  • Buyers
  • Marketing and sales teams
  • Suppliers to government, parastatals and large corporate companies

The workshop will cover

Session 1

Schematic overview of the theory and calculation of contract price adjustment.
Recovery of cost increases.
A detailed guide to the SEIFSA Price and Index Pages.
The components of price adjustment formulas.

Session 2

The use of price adjustment formulas.
Formula components.
Fixed portions in contracts.
The construction of price adjustment formulas.
Practical exercise.

Included in the fees

  • Course material
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Refreshments

Lunch

Labour/union/employee Representative Training

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This brand new one-day workshop introduces the nominated Labour Representative Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) to the skills development landscape – in order to understand the individual and group roles and responsibilities.

This practical workshop covers all the Department of Higher Education and Training legislative and Merseta requirements that the Labour Representative SDF must know and understand in order to participate effectively. Key outcomes include understanding the role of the training committee as well as managing effective consultation on all skills development related matters.

Attendance is essential for the appointed Labour Representative Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) nominated through the Training Committee. The workshop will also be valuable to any employee representatives nominated to serve on their company’s training committee particularly in the changing skills development environment.

The workshop will cover

  • The skills development legislation
  • The Merseta
  • The Skills Development Facilitator
  • The Labour Representative Skills Development Facilitator (SDF)
  • The levy grant amendments
  • The skills planning process
  • The training committee
  • A guide to consultation
  • Introduction to the Seta Management System (SMS)

Training Committee Training

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This training session is offered upon request from companies on an in-house basis. It provides a guide to facilitate and co-ordinate the effective consultation of training committee members at the workplace.  The session enables a full understanding of all the requirements and responsibilities of training committee members in order to enable the skills planning process, sign-off of the workplace skills plan and annual training report, PIVOTAL plan and PIVOTAL training report submission requirements for Merseta.

Who should attend?

This training is essential for the nominated person who are members of the Training Committee as well as the Skills Development Facilitator (SDF). The workshop is valuable to any labour representatives nominated to serve on the company’s training committee particularly in the always changing skills development environment.

The workshop will cover

  • Skills Development Legislation
  • Merseta
  • Skills Development Facilitator
  • Levy grant amendments
  • Skills Planning Process
  • The training committee

A guide to consultation

Supervisory Training Workshop (unit standard aligned)

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Well trained and empowered supervisors, team leaders and foremen play an important role in enabling companies to meet their performance enhancement and productivity objectives.

This two day workshop concentrates on the identification and understanding of the responsibilities of a team leader in in ensuring that organisational standards are met.  This highly, focused workshop has been designed and developed to meet the needs of our members. In contrast with many lengthy programmes with high drop-out rates, this workshop enables supervisors, team leaders and foremen to develop their key competencies with minimal loss of time and disruption at the workplace and gain immediate practical benefits for themselves and their organisations.

SEIFSA is an accredited training provider and the training is unit standard aligned to SAQA registered unit standard 242821: Identify responsibilities of a team leader in in ensuring that organisational standards are met.

This workshop can also be conducted in-house at the member’s convenience.

Who should attend?

  • Foremen
  • Supervisors
  • Team leaders and employees about to be appointed into these positions.
The workshop will cover

A two day workshop detailing all the important aspects needed to enable supervisors, team leaders and foremen to achieve in the workplace.

Skills Development Update

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Have you considered the impact that the latest changes to the skills development dispensation in the Metal and Engineering Sector will have on your company?

This informative and interactive half day workshop will give you a clear understanding of the effects of the latest regulations and policies, the impact on your business and the ways in which your company can take advantage of these changes.

Delegates will receive the opportunity to participate in groups and to practically discuss the effect of these revised changes on your business.

Attendance at the workshop is essential if you need to remain ahead and be prepared for the significant challenges in the year ahead at national, industry and sector levels.

Who should attend?

Everyone who has a role in implementing the Skills Development and Employment Equity Acts at company level. This includes skills development facilitators, transformation, human resource and training managers and training committee members.

The workshop will cover

Participants will receive a detailed training manual and a presentation for use in the workshop and for future reference on the following subjects

  • The Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET) budget speech 2015
  • Post-School Education and Training policy
  • The role of the National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB)
  • Trade Test Regulations 2014
  • Listed Trades

Skills Development Planning and Reporting

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This workshop provides the knowledge and covers all the practical key elements of the current Seta reporting requirements in order to claim the Mandatory Grant including submission of the Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report. This practical session includes the basic needs analysis tool process, workplace skills plan and annual training report submission requirements as well as the Seta Management System processes that are responsive to strategic business imperatives.

The presenter

The workshop will be led by SEIFSA’s Human Capital and Skills Development experts, who are acknowledged industry experts in all facets of Human Capital and Skills Development.

Who should attend?

Attendance is essential for all members who are new to the skills development reporting requirements for mandatory grants and who wish to ensure that they are at the forefront of effective implementation. This includes newly appointed skills development facilitators, human resource managers, training managers, managers, owners and managers of small and medium enterprises. The workshop will also be valuable to experienced managers who would like to brush up on their knowledge and get to grips with the system.

The workshop will cover
  • The skills development legislation
  • The MerSETA
  • The Skills Development Facilitator
  • The levy grant amendments introduced in December 2012
  • The Skills Planning Process
  • The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP)
  • The Annual Training Report (ATR)
  • The SETA Management System (SMS)

Problem Solving & Decision Making (MerSETA Accredited SEIFSA Programme)

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SEIFSA is an accredited training provider and this programme is unit standards aligned, and is designed to develop the delegate’s competencies with minimal loss of time and workplace disruption, while at the same time providing them with immediate practical benefits for themselves and their organisations.

This “Problem Solving & Decision making” learning programme is based on the following unit standard:

  • Solve problems, make decisions and implement solutions, ID 242817, Credit value 8

The purpose of this skills programme is to produce knowledgeable, skilled people who are able to contribute to improved productivity and efficiency within an organisation.  It will provide the means for current individuals to receive recognition of prior learning and to upgrade their skills and knowledge base.  The programme is structured in such a way that it exposes individuals to a set of core competences to give a broad understanding of operational management.  This programme also promotes the notion of life-long learning.

About the workshop

Well skilled and empowered managers, foremen, supervisors, team leaders and specialists play a critical role in ensuring success in the workplace and in their companies. Effective problem solving and decision making is the foundation for personal, team and organisational success.

 

Every day of our life we are faced with problems on various levels.  It is important to be able to determine what a problem is and what a “perceived” problem is.  In this training workshop unit you will be introduced to defining a problem and selecting techniques to analyse problems and to make decisions that solves the problems.

 

A large portion of a manager’s day is spent dealing with a variety of problems and making decisions relating to key result areas.  How these problems are solved and decisions made, have a direct result on your success as a manager/supervisor.

 

Problem solving and decision-making are integral to the manager’s job in terms of getting things done efficiently and effectively.  At every stage of the management process problems will arise that will require a solution to be found through problem solving and decision making.

Who should attend?

Attendance will be valuable to anyone in the workplace who would like to improve their communication and interpersonal skills.

Learning Outcomes are as follows:

  • Define the problem.
  • Investigate the problem.
  • Generate problem solutions.
  • Implement solution(s).
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the solution

Evaluate the decision implemented to resolve the problem