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18th Edition - May 2006 (page 1)

The Partner-Ring
18th Edition, May 2006
We will be hosting the Annual General Meeting for the Partnership on Wednesday 7th June at Tembaletu from 12:00 to 15:00.   We will have some exciting opportunities to share with you so don’t miss out on this chance to benefit by being a Partner!  An official notice will be circulated in due course.
Strategic Review
The Board of Directors will be hosting a Strategic Review Meeting during the week of 29 May to 2 June.  Topics for the agenda include iN’s strategy in response to the GEDI, lessons learnt from the Peer Review and the structure of future Partner meetings/events.  A report back on this meeting will be given at the AGM, another good reason not to miss out!
Did you know that according to a study carried out amongst 250 000 successful professionals in various fields, people who achieve best in their fields are those whose work correlates with their inherent gifts and strengths (Gallup, Int). What could be more important, in our development of people, therefore, then to help them discover and develop their gifts and strengths so that they can get to know themselves and then maximise their potential? This is what the LOP is all about!

Extract taken from the Centre for LifeLong Learning’s February / March Newsletter.  For more information or to receive their enewsletter got to

So Partners have an opportunity to do precisely this through the LOP Train the Trainer Course, which is running full steam ahead with a number of Partners already committing names.  Attached to the Partner Ring you will find a booking form.  If you would like to send staff on the course, please complete the booking form and return to Fiona Bulman, together with your proof of payment, on 033 2606110.  Please note that Partners who have not paid their membership fees will be required to pay as non-members.
Registration and Accreditation

Something of interest Debbie Perry, our R ‘n A expert, picked up from the Institute of People Development:

Recognition of Prior Learning for Workplace Learning - NATIONAL QUALIFICATION IN OD-ETD PRACTICES

Many vocational trainers and training managers have years of experience in conducting needs analyses; developing programs and materials; training; conducting assessment; and evaluating and managing programs but do not hold a higher education qualification.   If you fit into this category, you will probably have acquired much of the competence required for the OD-ETDP qualifications and may be eligible for RPL (recognition of prior learning).  RPL would enable you to earn a National Diploma qualification and register for a higher level of study through which you will be able to progress in your career.  The Institute of People Development offers a range of RPL options targeted at different constituencies.  In each case, a candidate for RPL should:

  • Participate in a RPL planning workshop and chart your course
  • Complete an admission test and receive a gap analysis report.
  • Apply for recognition of prior learning.
  • Put together a portfolio of evidence and identify those unit standards (or parts of unit standards) against which you can prove current competence, with support from our assessors.

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  • Undertake various study paths and/or work experience to achieve competence in the areas not yet competent, so as to complete the qualification.

  • Be assessed and issued with a full qualification in OD-ETD Practices.

The RPL process fee to access the following two qualifications is:

  • Higher Certificate in OD-ETD Practices (Level 5) - 130 credits (R 6,500 + VAT)

  • National Diploma in OD-ETD Practices (Level 5) - 250 credits (R 6,900 + VAT)

This includes an admission test, 2 workshops, RPL guides, logbook and related literature, full access to the IPD resource library, professional guidance & support, formative & summative assessments; but excludes any further training that may be required.  For more information see the Institute of People Development’s website or call Thembi or Mandy on (011) 315-2913.


Centre for Adult Education
The Paulo Freire Institute – South Africa in conjunction with the School of Adult & Higher Education and the School of Education and Development Faculty of Education presents:

“The Travelling Critique”


With Peter McLaren, Nathalia Jaramillo, Noah De Lissovoy on 29 May – 2 June 2006.

Peter McLaren, the most well-known scholar and leader of critical pedagogy, is the first international guest of the PFI-SA. Together with two activists and scholars, Nathalia Jaramillo and Noah De Lissovoy, they present “The Travelling Critique” which encourages critical debate and discussion about education, politics and culture.

For more information see the attached flyer flyertc.doc.


KZNPI needs to source funding for ten new computers with up-to-date software - have any Partners had success with similar requests to a particular donor? If so, please contact Julie at KZNPI on 033 3460049 or


CINDI Call for Quotes - Another Opportunity for Partners!

The Children in Distress (CINDI) Network wishes to develop a Data Base to help CINDI manage information for the benefit of its Member Organisations and the children with whom they work, and to eventually align this information with the Data Base of the Provincial Action Committee for Children Affected by HIV & AIDS (PACCA) in KwaZulu-Natal   To this end, CINDI invites people with the relevant expertise to quote for the development of this Data Base.  For more information please see the CINDI Database Development.html document attached.

Well that’s all for now folks ….
Keep Partner-RING

Suzanne Clulow

Office Coordinator