Products & Services: Leadership Development

Our quality products and services are aimed at addressing specific customer needs and creating positive business and social change, impacting business performance indicators.

At Optima we embrace continuous improvement and utilise customer feedback, internal quality assurance processes and offer our clients the option to introduce their own quality assurance checks if required.

Action Learning

Action Learning is "learning by doing" in a way that benefits the business in a measureable manner. The focus is on increasing employees' learning capacity while responding to real business challenges. It develops critical thinking and creates mutual understanding and respect among employees. Action Learning is a core element of Optima's performance improvement approach and we deploy it extensively…

Bespoke programmes & integrated learning solutions

Our bespoke programmes are designed to improve specific business performance indicators or defined business needs and bring about substantial change in the performance of individuals and teams. We design and build a new programme to address these needs but will in some cases use existing organisational training material and /or programmes, or SAQA credit bearing…

Programme management

Optima has the ability to manage the implementation of programmes on a turnkey basis for our clients as follows: Before the start of the learning events Make all logistical arrangements Send invitation mails and SMS’s Communicate required preparation to delegates Train workplace coaches Brief in-company guest speakers Print learning material During the learning events Monitor…

Project development & management

We have extensive expertise to develop specific projects for and in collaboration with clients. Most of the projects involve small business development varying from supply chain and distribution network development (i.e. developing businesses in a Corporate’s supply chain or distribution network) to social responsibility (e.g. companies investing in small businesses) and economic stimulation (e.g. facilitating…

Management & Leadership development

At Optima we strongly believe that without strong management and leadership skills businesses run the risk of failure, or at least of not optimising its potential and opportunities. Management and leadership development must be dynamic to respond to the constantly changing environment in which businesses operate. At Optima we respond to these changing trends in…

Assessment

Our range of psychological and occupational assessments facilitates informed decision making related to the profiling of all staff. At Optima we offer a unique approach focussed on the identification, retention and optimal utilisation of potential and existing talent. Our suite of assessment solutions highlights the appropriate combination of individual and team assessments to inform decisions…

Coaching

At Optima we believe that coaching is an integral part of the responsibility of every manager and leader in business. Managers must learn how to be coached, and how to coach others for success. Our coaching is therefore focused on development, building experience and confidence and enhancing capacity suitable to all levels in an organisation…

Leadership Short Courses

We have a number of short workshops (one to three days) that were developed by our Optima Team, and by means of our strategic partners we can offer any SAQA credit bearing programmes as well. Leadership development short courses: Participative performance discussions (Performance management) Management principles Supervisory smarts Planning, organising, leading and controlling Driving change/Change management SmartTalk (A communication skills programme) Presentation skills Woman development Interpersonal skills Personal efficiency Stress management…

Insourced alliance

Optima can manage your training function on your behalf as an insourced alliance. An insourced alliance is not on the payroll; however functions just like an internal training department. It shares the same vision and values, has the same responsibilities, and participates in the same planning and review sessions as an internal department. Your benefit…

MasterClass Book Café

It is a cost- and time-effective way for busy Executives and Professionals to learn and master skills and is also ideally suitable for small populations when the cost of developing an entire programme cannot be justified. MasterClass Book Café utilises world-class how-to books (hard copy, audio- and e-books) and expands individual reading with group discussion…