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Auto Pedigree Conference 2018

Hundred and twenty Exco, Regional and Branch managers met at the Misty Hills Conference Centre in Gauteng on 14-16th September 2018 to discuss the theme “Performance through People” and once more Optima had the pleasure of facilitating the successful intervention.  The road to success for 2019 was clarified, people were empowered and many friendships were…
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Petra Diamonds – Great Success

In February 2018 the True Blue Training Programme commenced at Petra Diamonds' three business units, namely Cullinan, Koffiefontein, and Finsch. The workshops were well attended (67 delegates in total) and were a great success, both form the learners' perspective and based on the impact delegates had in the workplace as a result of the programme.…
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Optima appointed by the Dutch Fund in the Netherlands

Optima has been commissioned by the Dutch Good Growth Fund in the Netherlands in March 2018 to develop training material in cooperation with Triple Jump. Triple Jump is an organisation based in the Netherlands that supports the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) in developing training material and building the capacity of new and aspiring small…
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Dealer Principal development for Volkswagen in South Africa

Optima has again won the tender to develop Dealer Principals for the Volkswagen Dealer Network in SA from March 2018 to December 2019. It is the third time that Optima has been trusted with the Dealer Principal Apprentice Programme (DPAP) and we are very proud of this appointment. The programme’s main aim is to develop…
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An Insourced-Alliance Partnership with ARB Electrical Wholesalers

Optima has been commissioned to investigate the establishment of an ARB Centre for People Excellence as the beginning of an Insourced Alliance Partnership between ARB and Optima. (https://www.optima.mu/services-view/insourced-alliance/) In the first phase the Centre will focus on the development of own staff, both technical (overhead lines, cable, low voltage and selling) and leadership/talent development. Once the Centre…
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Optima’s new Assessment Centre – January 2018

Optima Assessment Centre specialises in a wide range of psychometric assessments, competency assessments and psychological profiling of all levels of staff and applicants. We utilise an array of psychometric instruments, questionnaires, business simulations, 360°qeustionnaires and surveys to perform cognitive-, personality-, emotional-, skills- and competency assessments. These assessments are administered at the work place and are…
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Afrimat – a new intake as well as a new programme

Following on the success of the bespoke AfriLead Leadership development programme developed and delivered by Optima in 2017, a new intake started in February this year in Centurion, Worcester and Vryheid.  Quarry Managers – a critical group of leaders in Afrimat, are the prime focus delegates of this intake. A great deal of the success…
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Petra Diamonds

Optima was approached by Petra Diamonds, a leading independent diamond mining group and an increasingly important supplier of rough diamonds to the international marketdiamond mine groups, to develop and implement a bespoke programme on Supervisory level. The programme comprises of modules exploring Self-Awareness, Team Awareness and Organisational Awareness with the emphasis on the engagement of the…
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ARB Electrical Wholesalers

ARB Electrical Wholesalers (https://www.arb.co.za) is one of Southern Africa’s largest black-empowered electrical wholesalers, who play a pivotal role in the provision of essential materials required for the electrification of large scale industrial and parastatal projects. ARB serves as a one-stop shop for customers of any scale. ARB started from humble beginnings in Richards Bay in…
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Auto Pedigree National Sales Conference 2017

Auto Pedigree is part of the JSE-listed Imperial Group. Auto Pedigree has the largest stock pool of used cars in the country; 3000 - 3500 vehicles to choose from across all makes and models, available at more than 65 branches nationwide. Auto Pedigree also offers a unique 30-day exchange plan on the same make and…
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Congratulations on well-deserved success!

Bobbi Brown from the Fashion Institute of Technology once said: "Work hard but work smart. Always. Every day. Nothing is handed to you and nothing is easy. You're not owed anything. No job or task is too small or beneath you. If you want to get ahead, volunteer to do the things no one else…
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Finance for Non-Financial Managers at Mediclinic

Over three days delegates explore Mediclinic’s financial management system and practices, become familiar with financial terms and review and improve the control over financial resources in their departments. An existing Optima programme was customised for Mediclinic, and all the terminology, examples, case studies, numbers, ratios, screen shots, etc. were made Mediclinic-real. Optima facilitates all the…
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Renault Converse – Gear Up, Intake 2, 3 and 4

This bespoke programme has successfully been running in Renault SA and its Dealer Network since February 2016. It was designed based on a blended learning approach comprising of pre- and post -assessments, integrated workplace assignments, guidance and mentoring support from direct managers. It covers concepts and learning related to leading of self, conversations, business and…
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Afrimat Limited

Early in 2017 Afrimat (a leading black empowered open pit mining company providing industrial minerals and construction materials and listed in the 'Construction & Building Materials' sector of the Main Board JSE) commissioned a bespoke leadership development programme with the purpose to sharpen the leadership potential of the possible next echelon of leaders in this…
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