Short Courses

Online Short course on Introduction to the Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)

Aim:

  • The Online Short Course: Introduction to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides an introductory background on the EAP as a field of specialisation.
Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to describe relevant concepts and definitions; describe the role of work in the psycho-social functioning and productivity of the employee; identify trends in the development of the EAP, both locally and internationally; explore and describe related fields such as organisational development (OD) in order to distinguish the EAP from them, but also to stimulate cooperation; define organisational climate and organisational culture and its influence on the EAP; and identify legislation relevant to the field of EAP, especially in the absence of EAP-specific legislation.

Scheduled Dates for 2021

1 April to 30 June 2021

1 September to 30 November 2021

Course leader:
Prof LS Terblanche
Tel: 012 420 3292
E-mail: [email protected]

Contact person:

Ms Ntsako Baloyi
E-mail: [email protected]

Online Basic Short Course on Employee Assistance Programmes

Aim:

  • To equip EAP-co-ordinators with the necessary knowledge and skills in order to promote the EAP in their work environments

Course structure and objectives:
Delegates should be able to:

  • define and to contextualise the EAP;
  • understand the rationale and functions of the EAP;
  • know and apply the standards of an EAP;
  • understand the role of the EAP-co-ordinator;
  • distinguish between EAP and Organisational Development;
  • know the EAP and the law;
  • do supervisory training within EAP-context;
  • understand the therapeutic component of the EAP;
  • market the EAP and formulate a marketing plan;
  • evaluate the EAP;
  • design an evaluation procedure.

Scheduled dates for 2021:

2 August to 30 September 2021


Course leader:
Prof LS Terblanche
Tel: 012 420-3292
E-mail: [email protected]


Contact person:
Ms Ntsako Baloyi
E-mail: [email protected]

Online Advanced short course on Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)

Aim:
  • To provide delegates having a solid base in the EAP field, with advanced knowledge on the commercial components of the EAP. Delegates are equipped to focus on the business aspects of managing their EAPs.
Course structure and objectives:

Delegates should be able to:
  • administer EAP administration;
  • understand the business component of the EAP;
  • apply different pricing models in the EAP field;
  • design strategies for Return of Investment.
Scheduled dates for 2021:
 
4-7 May 2021

17-20 August 2021


Course leader:
Prof LS Terblanche
Tel: 012 420 3292
E-mail: [email protected]

Contact person:

Ms Ntsako Baloyi
E-mail: [email protected]

Online Short course in Employee Wellness

Aim:

  • To provide delegates with advanced knowledge on Employee Wellness Programmes. Delegates should have professional training and be tasked to promote wellness in the workplace.
Course structure and objectives:
After completion of this course, delegates would be able to:
  • conduct a wellness survey;
  • build a business case for wellness;
  • gain management support;
  • serve as a role model;
  • integrate services and efforts; and
  • monitor and celebrate success.

Admission requirements:
Prospective delegates should at least have a 3-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Should these not be met, each individual case will be assessed on merit.

Scheduled dates for 2021

13- 16 April 2021

Course leader:
Prof LS Terblanche
Tel: 012 420 3292
E-mail: [email protected]
 

Contact person:

Ms Ntsako Baloyi
E-mail: [email protected]

Online Short Course on Applied Family Law for Family Mediators (16 hours)

Aim:
  • To equip family mediators with background knowledge on family law in order to apply in mediation practice
Course Contents and learning outcomes:
  • Introduction to matrimonial law
  • The SA court structures and jurisdiction
  • The engagement and marriages
  • Patrimonial consequences of marriage
  • Dissolution of marriage
  • Personal consequences of divorce
  • The parent child relationship
  • Patrimonial consequences of divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Scheduled dates for 2021:

20 – 21 May 2021

29 - 30 July 2021

4 – 5 November 2021

Course leader:
Prof LS Terblanche
Tel: 012 420 3292
E-mail: [email protected]

Contact person:Ms Ntsako Baloyi
E-mail: [email protected]

Online Short Course on Divorce and Family Mediation (40 hours)

Aim:
  • To equip mediators with knowledge and skills for application during mediation in divorce and family context
Course Contents and learning outcomes:
  • Understanding divorce & relationship breakdown
  • Concepts of litigation and ADR
  • Dealing with conflict
  • The mediation process
  • Legislation in mediation and in family disputes
  • Court-annexed mediation and high court rules
  • Agreements, documents and mediation outcomes
  • Bias, social-context and diversity awareness
  • Soft skills in the mediation environment
  • Dealing with children in family mediation
  • Ethics
  • Mediation practice management
  • Mediation as alternate intervention within EAP
Scheduled dates for 2021:

24 – 28 May 2021

2 – 6 August  2021

8-12 November 2021

Course leader:
Prof LS Terblanche
Tel: 012 420 3292
E-mail: [email protected]

Contact person:

Ms Ntsako Baloyi
E-mail: [email protected]

Short course in Supervision in the Helping Professions

Aim:
  • To empower delegates, supervisors and potential supervisors - employed within non-government organisations, companies, public service departments or service-rendering organisations in the social service professions - with relevant knowledge, skills and attitude concerning supervision based on appropriate values in the helping professions

Delegates have to be professionally qualified to enrol for the short course certificate.

Scheduled dates for 2021:

Dates for in-house courses to be negotiated

Course leader:
Prof LS Terblanche
Tel: 012 420 3292
E-mail: [email protected]

Contact person:

Ms Ntsako Baloyi
E-mail: [email protected]

Short course on HIV and AIDS Counselling and Management (presented in conjunction with the Centre for the Study of AIDS, UP)

Aim:

  • To empower counsellors with knowledge and skills to intervene in the challenging field of HIV/AIDS

Course structure and objectives:
Delegates should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the basic facts of HIV/AIDS;
  • demonstrate knowledge and skill in pre- and post-test HIV-counselling;
  • understand the concept of living positively;
  • manage HIV/AIDS in the workplace;
  • understand the psychosocial impact on those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and the role of long-term counselling;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the needs of a person at the “end of life” stage.

Scheduled dates for 2021:

To be announced.

Course leader:
Dr C L Carbonatto
Tel: 420-2410
E-mail: [email protected]

Short course: Management and Administration in the Social Service Professions

Aim

  • To provide delegates representing the social service professions with the necessary managerial skills.

Course structure and objectives
Delegates should be able to:

  • understand the ethics of management;
  • understand the managerial functions;
  • compile and analyse reports in the context of social services; and
  • understand financial principles related to income and balance sheets.
Scheduled dates for 2021:

Dates for in-house courses to be negotiated

Course leader:
Prof LS Terblanche
Tel: 420-3292
E-mail: [email protected]

Contact person: 
Ms Ntsako Baloyi
E-mail: [email protected]
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