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ARB Electrical Wholesalers – Optima’s latest customer

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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Client testimonial from a CEO on a bespoke leadership development programme

“It is my pleasure to recommend the services of Optima. During the past three years our company has been working with Optima who has been instrumental in successfully implementing a bespoke Leadership programme into our business. The Leadership Programme is designed to improve management and leadership capabilities from within the company and to create opportunities…
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We dare2care

It’s the usual hustle and bustle found in most households with children – the alarm goes off, and the house is energised while everyone’s getting dressed, eating breakfast, and rushing off to school! Then suddenly, everything quiets down and Mom/Dad is left alone to plan for the children’s return later in the day. The difference…
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Renault Converse: Gear Up! Management Programme

This bespoke programme was commissioned by Mr Nicholas De Canha, CEO of Renault SA. It was designed based on a blended learning approach comprising 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 others and is concluded…
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Liquid Capital: Becoming Leadership

The five month long step-by-step program, specifically designed for the new managers to make a successful transition to the managerial ranks while honing their management and leadership potential, enabled them to learn skills suitable to their new roles while on the job. The programme focused on three common challenges that all new managers face and…
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