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Training up a great new team in the Cape

Melanie, Truida, Anee and Justin discuss groundrules around the flipchart

FACIL (Facilitating Change and Innovation Leadership) is the highest level of training that SynNovation offers.  Truida recently did the FACIL training with two groups of four new facilitators, who now work with SynNovation as ad hoc associates.  The first group was comprised of Melanie Burke of MAB & Associates and the NGO Common Purpose, Marius van Niekerk of Avestan, and Justin Haschick and Anee Sieberhagen, both of Nampak R&D. 

The next group brought together Tania Vergnani, head of the HIV /AIDS programme of the University of the Western Cape, Le Roux van der Westhuizen, CEO of Millenium Trust (formerly professor of psychology at Stellenbosch University),  and independent consultants Belinda Kovachi, formerly of Old Mutual, and Helen Andrews, who worked with Synectics in the UK.

The new Cape-Town associates are complemented by our Gauteng associates Stella Nkomo of Pretoria University, Bertus Louw of Kumtu, and Mabatho Seeiso of The Bridge, who have been working with Truida and Lu-Marie over the years.

Truida and Lu-Marie are excited about the range of experience and expertise that our team members bring, and the fact that with a larger team and all their connections, SynNovation will be able to reach into more fields and industries.  We will also be able to deliver larger projects.

In December 2011 we had a one-day team meeting so that team members could get to know one another, and Lu-Marie could share with all some of the finer points of SynNovation.  This meeting was held in the elegant offices of our client Umvoto Africa, in Muizenberg.