Knowledge Sharing Sessions

EconoServ offers various courses covering all aspects in great detail to enable your business to thrive.

Have the peace of mind that you will be able to sort out a complex business problem.

About our Courses

We know that you need the right information, in a practical way. We know that you do not have time to waste. We have structured our services around these principles.

Legal and Other

In-house for a minimum of 10 delegates. (Included Adhoc training, PPPFA, Mining charter Sector

Travel and Accommodation is for client’s account.

Booking:

To book please fill in the booking form on the last page of this document and fax it to 011 483 1195 or contact us directly on 011 483 1190 or info@econoserv.co.za.

bee workshop

Course Content:

We cover very briefly the theory of B-BBEE and then go straight into a practical workshop on how each of the components of the scorecard operates. We explain each pillar and indicator and make it completely applicable to your business. During our workshop, we will cover the Amended B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice in great detail.

Outcomes:

You will leave the workshop:

  • With a better understanding of B-BBEE.
  • With an actual scorecard of your business
  • With a strategy of how to proceed to improve your company’s scorecard.
  • Knowing how to respond to your customers’ requests for your BEE status
  • AND feeling a lot more comfortable about implementing BBBEE in your organization

Handouts:

We provide a comprehensive B-BBEE guide covering the acts, the codes of good practice and a sample BBBEE Scorecard.

Course Details

Title: How to create a B-BBEE Scorecard for your Business

Duration: Half day – 08h30 for 09h00 – 13h00

Time: 9:00 to 13:00

Price: R1 500 ex VAT  (R1 725 incl VAT)

Coffee/tea will be served.

Practical Step by Step Seminar:

Knowledge of B-BBEE and in-particular the Amended Codes is vital to a long-term BEE strategy, however, knowledge will only take you to a point. Our experts have not only gathered an immense amount of knowledge on this topic but they have already implemented and calculated scorecards using the Amended Codes for many different organisations. As a result, they are able to give you

  • How to earn points using the Amended Codes
  • Answers to specific questions about your requirements
  • Strategies, interpretation and implementation
  • Best practice and methodology
  • Record keeping
  • Planning for your verification
  • Practical Exercise: How to develop your BEE profile, BEE policy and policies for each element
  • Practical Exercise: Calculating your own BEE scorecard

This full-day course will help you earn BEE points in Ownership, Management, Skills Development, Supplier and Enterprise Development and Socio-economic Development that you can’t afford to do without.

    • Seminar outline:
      • The new codes
      • History of the codes
      • The new codes in detail
      • Strategies around the codes
      • A timescale for implementation.

 

Topics Covered:

  • Differences between old codes and new
  • The scorecard and where major impacts will be felt
  • Preparing for verification using the new codes
  • Strategies to maintain your current score
  • Policies to be implemented in your own organisation.

 

Title: Practical Implementation of the Amended B-BBEE Codes
Duration: full day 1 day – 08h30 for 09h00-13h00, 14h00-17h00
Coffee/tea and lunch will be served.
Price: R3 500 ex VAT (R4 025 incl VAT)

Ownership is a key element on the Broad-Based BEE Scorecard accounting for nearly one-quarter of all BEE points and a critical tool to ensure full compliance with other policies.
If you are going to do the deal, do it right.
If you are going to do the deal, do it to maximize your points.
If you are going to do the deal, do it to increase sales.

It is essential to know what to do BEFORE you jump headlong into a bad deal. Furthermore, it is important to create the correct structures and set up the correct legal agreements. During this informative half-day workshop we will help you understand and implement;

  • Ways to make the deal and get a fair price.
  • The deal with the right person.
  • Additional management interaction in the business.
  • Ideas to retain control.
  • Maximum scorecard points.
  • Complex structures, take advantage of ownership exclusions and holding companies to earn credit.

We cover these aspects from a business point of view and create practical solutions out of these complex concepts.

Course Details
Title: Ownership
Duration: half day – 08h30 for 09h00-13h00
Coffee/tea will be served.
Price: R2 500 ex VAT (R2 875 incl VAT) per delegate

Enterprise and Supplier development is not only a priority element on the B-BBEE Codes, it is a critical element to ensure you achieve a high BEE score. Procurement managers need to consider every supplier’s BEE status. Supplier Development needs a long-term, sustainable view to fully integrate into the inner workings of your business.

Topics covered –

  • How to identify what constitutes BEE procurement and what does not
  • How to effectively gather scorecards from your suppliers
  • Little known facts about the E&SD that will increase your score
  • How to calculate your BEE procurement scorecard
  • How to identify specific suppliers who could help improve your scorecard
  • How to find alternative/additional suppliers who have good BEE levels
  • What is enterprise development and how it benefits you by linking to procurement
  • How to earn 15 Enterprise Development points just by doing business with certain suppliers
  • Enterprise Development ideas to help grow your business and earn you the points

Course Details
Title: E&SD finding and managing suppliers for BEE
Duration: 1 day – 08h30 for 09h00-13h00, 14h00-17h00
Price: R3 500 ex VAT (R4 025 incl VAT) per delegate

Coffee/tea and lunch will be served..

National Treasury published the Final PPPFA Regulations on the 20th January 2017.The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act covers how organs of state must publish and evaluate tenders. If you do work for government, or want to do work for government, the session would be beneficial for you.

Course content

  • Overview of the PPPFA
  • PPPFA Regulations – current
  • PPPFA Draft Regulations – new implementation
  • Introduction to the B-BBEE Codes
  • How to give a submission
  • How to Evaluate a B-BBEE Certificate
  • Proposed changes from previous regulation
  • How organs of the state will evaluate and publish their tenders
  • How organs of the will
  • Pitfalls in submitting tenders

Course Details
Title: PPPFA Half-day Workshop
Duration: half day – 08h30 for 09h00-13h00
Coffee/tea will be served.
Price: R1 500 ex VAT (R1 725 incl VAT) per delegate

The purpose of the verification is to ensure that you have an accurate representation of your scorecard.

Course Content

  • Representation of correct documents supported by suitable evidence for all initiatives done by the company.
  • How to reduce the risk of misstatement of the individual scorecard and provide assurance of the information provided.
  • Acceptable minimum standards of ethical conduct underpinning the responsibility of B-BEE Verification Professional.
  • Collection of required documents prior verification

Course Details
Title: How to win with your verification agency
Duration: half day – 08h30 for 09h00-17h00
Coffee/tea will be served.
Price: R3 500 ex VAT (R4 025 incl VAT) per delegate

Course Content:

Skills Development Act and Skills Development Levies Act

  • Sector Education Training Authorities(SETAs)
  • Role of the Skills Development Facilitator
  • Skills Development Committee
  • Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report
  • Learnerships
  • Mandatory grants and discretionary grants
  • Tax Allowances
  • Skills Development & BEE
  • Step by step process on how to complete WSP & ATR reports

Handouts:
We provide a comprehensive manual covering the acts and our presentation.

Duration: Half day

Venue: 435 Rugby Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg.

Time: 9:00 to 13:00

Price: R1 500 ex VAT (R1 725 incl VAT) per delegate

Course Content:
We cover very briefly the theory of B-BBEE, with the focus on employment equity and management control.
We will discuss the EE act and recent amendments. EE reports needed to be submitted by 15 January – we will cover briefly what these reports are but more importantly focus on the roles and responsibilities of your EE committee who must meet at least quarterly. We will help you prepare for an audit by the DOL.

Outcomes:
You will leave the workshop:

  • With a better understanding of B-BBEE.
  • With a better understanding of EE.
  • Know how to submit your reports to the DOL
  • Understand your full role as a designated employer
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the EE committee
  • Prepared for an audit by the DOL

Course Details
Title: EE Half day Workshop
Duration: half day – 08h30 for 09h00-13h00
Coffee/tea will be served.
Price: R1 500 ex VAT (R1 725 incl VAT) per delegate

Executive Summary
The Labour Relations Act which was recently amended governs labour practices such as disputes and dismissals. Procedurally incorrect or substantively unfair dismissals are costly, especially if they are referred to the CCMA or Labour Court.

Join us for a practical session on the Amended Labour Relations Act and how to protect your company from costly cases at the CCMA and Labour Court.

Overview:

  • Legal
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Changes to the Labour Relations Act
  • Dismissals
    • Legal meaning of dismissal
    • Automatically unfair dismissals
    • Dismissals for misconduct and incapacity
    • Dismissals for ill health or injury
    • Dismissals based on operational requirements
    • Fair and unfair labour practices
  • Presenting your case at the CCMA
    • Presenting proof to justify your case
    • Conciliation of disputes
    • Arbitrations
    • Pre-dismissal arbitration
  • Minimising Labour Relations risks
    • Preparing your organization for the future and thus minimising the risk. Be aware of the risks associated with dismissals and the effect on the organization as well as how to combat these risks
    • Ethical practices
    • Practices to minimise your risk and therefore minimize the chance of disputes
  • Practical
    • Case studies and Questions

Handouts:
We provide a comprehensive manual covering the acts and our presentation.

Price: R3 500 ex VAT (R4 025 incl VAT) per delegate

EconoMedia is a division of Econoserv that offers training on video content creation.

Course content

  • To learn TV and interview techniques
  • To learn presentation techniques and presentation skills
  • How to present yourself in front of the camera
  • Communicating your message to your clients and potential clients effectively.
  • To give onset experience of being in front of the camera.

Handouts

We provide a comprehensive manual covering interview techniques that explain the difference between good and poor interviews. As part of the session, we will produce a 1-2 minutes video for your website and social media at no additional cost.

Course Details
Title: EconoMedia Training
Duration: half day – 08h30 for 09h00-13h00
Coffee/tea will be served.

Keeping your employees safe and healthy to increase productivity in the workplace

Course Content

  • The entire OHS Act explained thoroughly for good understand and gaining of knowledge
  • The advantages and disadvantages of having or not having an OHS compliance certificate
  • Compliance orders for not abiding by the OHS Act
  • How to become OHS compliant
  • The importance of Health Representatives
  • The importance of OHS Committees
  • The method and process of dealing with health and safety inspectors]
  • What do inspectors look for? How to beat their knowledge?
  • Rules, regulations, processes of OHS
  • OHS templates
  • The after effects once compliant
  • OHS saving the day on productivity, profits and attendance register.
  • Course Details
    Title: Keeping your employees safe and healthy to increase productivity in the workplace
    Duration: half day – 08h30 for 09h00-13h00
    Coffee/tea will be served.

practical implementation of the codes

8 May 2018

Amended Codes Half-day Workshop

09:00-15:00

BEE Expert Group

15 May 2018

BEE Expert Group

08:00-13:00

preparing for wsp atr submissions

15 May 2018

WSP&ATR Submissions

09:00-13:00

practical implementation of the codes

17 May 2018

Practical Implementation of Amended Codes

09:00-17:00

preparing for wsp atr submissions

31 May 2018

OHSA Breakfast Seminar

07:30-10:00

practical implementation of the codes

5 June 2018

Amended Codes Half day workshop

09:00-17:00

Terms and Conditions:

Full payment must be made prior to the attendance of a delegate on the conference.

Cancellation Policy:

There is a minimum 7 working day cancellation period to obtain a refund, however, there will be a handling fee of R 200.00 excl Vat on all cancellations requiring a refund.

A cancellation fee of 100% of the conference fee is liable if cancelled less than 7 working days prior to the commencement of the conference. A no show fee of 100% of the conference fee is liable should a delegate not attend the conference.

Substitution Policy:

Substitutions will be allowed anytime before the conference.

Managed Service Clients policy:

Current managed service clients qualify for a 50% discount on all courses. The basic “Half Day Workshop” presented in our offices is available to all Managed Service clients staff at no additional cost.