On the last day of the workshop, you will finish and hand in your Portfolio for marking. The marking process, issuing of your certificate and obtaining your endorsed Statement of Results (SOR) from ETDP Seta takes approximately 2 â€“ 3 months.
Once you have received your Certificate and SOR from us, you will need to contact ETDP Seta for registration as an assessor and request ETDP Seta to assist you in overbridging your registration to the relevant Seta that applies to your field of expertise.
Once you have decided to attend the workshop and wish to enrol, you need to complete the attached registration form and return to us with your proof of payment.
On receipt of your completed form and payment, we will send you confirmation and then you will be regarded as registered to attend our workshop and we will book your space.
Assesors can come from a number of sources:
Dave Muir is a certified & registered Facilitator, Moderator & Assessor with ETDPseta. He has vast experience in Education & Training. Currently he runs a very successful training & consulting company.
Managers are often so engrossed in the running of businesses or individual departments that they lose sight of the big picture â€“ and how their decisions affect the big picture. Talk of costs, profits, budgets, break-evens, working capital, capex and financial statements can be confusing, yet a familiarity with these will provide an understanding of the consequences of day-to-day business decisions that are made.
Non-financial managers often feel frustrated because they do not understand the language of business. Many managers who do not have a financial background, at one time or another experience difficulty in coming to grips with the financial aspects of a business problem, or in communicating with financial people like accountants. In addition it is difficult for managers to manage costs if they do not understand exactly what costs are, how they behave and how they have been allocated.
One of the primary reasons for this is the jargon used by the financial people involved. The use of jargon in any situation is of course unnecessary, but is nevertheless a challenge which all managers have to overcome â€“ and these workshops will help them. An understanding of the financial consequences of any managerial decision is vital. So too is sufficient knowledge of the language of business to allow for communication with financial people on an equal footing.
Investing in the three-day MBA Finance for Non-Financial Managers workshop.
Learning is reinforced by case studies, practical exercises and a concise easy-to-read set of notes which participants will find useful for future reference. In order to allow for maximum participation attendance at the workshop should be limited. No assumptions regarding prior financial exposure are made.
To provide an understanding of these areas:
Executive coaching âˆ™ Finance coaching
Individual and Group Management Development
The MBA coaching practice draws on an experienced and skilled panel of specialists to cater to the individual needs of executives and high-potential individuals. Mel himself specialises in executive coaching where his broad-based experience in both the private sector and the academic arena gives him a solid platform from which to approach matters in a practical yet professional manner. In addition, one-on-one finance coaching for senior executives has proved to be a discreet and effective intervention and Melâ€™s ability to apply a hybrid coach-consultant approach, when necessary, often helps to achieve preset objectives in the most efficient manner.
Mel also runs in-house â€˜Operational Financeâ€™ workshops for groups. Again these bring a practical and hands-on approach to an area which non-financial staff from a wide range of disciplines often find intimidating. Putting money and business in perspective is Melâ€™s forte.
Mel has managed continuing education programmes for various professional associations, is a director of the Institute of Business Studies, a member of the Institute of Certified Financial Accountants and a Fellow of the SA Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He has been published widely in business publications and co-authored Business Accounting and Finance for Managers and Business Students (Juta).
Lecturer in accounting and finance. Programme Director: New Managers Programme (1986 â€“ 2006)
Mel has been associated with the Wits Business School since 1986. As Deputy Director of the Facultyâ€™s Centre for Developing Business he developed and managed a wide range of programmes in the small business start-up and management area and was actively involved in the coaching of business owners in the areas of general management and strategic thinking at the start up and growth phases of their ventures.
He also developed and currently directs the certificated â€˜New Managers Programmeâ€™ which is offered at the business school as well as in-house. Thousands of participants from centres throughout Southern Africa have benefited from his input in the finance and resource management modules of the programme.
Prior to his current association with the business schools at the University of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria University as well as the Gordon Institute of Business Science, Mel was Financial Director of an operating company within the Construction Engineering Division of HLH Limited.
ABB Daimler-Benz Transportation, ABI, AECI, Airports Company Ltd, Allied Electronics Corp Ltd., Altron, Anglo Platinum, Bearing Man, BMW, Boart Longyear Ltd., Coca-Cola, Development Bank of SA, Edgars, Eskom, Emperorâ€™s Palace, Goldfields, Grinaker-LTA, Highveld Steel, Henley Business School, Impala Platinum, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, MTN, Nissan, Otis, Pick â€™n Pay, Plate Glass, Premier Group, Robor Steel, SA Breweries, Sasol, Spescom, Southern Sun, Standard Bank, Sun International, Total, Volkswagen SA.