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* Powerful Team building.
* Diversity Training.
* Team Conflict Resolution
* Workplace Diversity Management.

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Our International and South African Workplace Diversity & Teambuilding Programs

1 Day Diversity Teambuild For those teams that are not in serious conflict, but really need to develop respect, understanding, communication skills, teamwork and accountability.

2 Day Diversity Teambuild For teams that are simply not understanding and respecting their team members, and are in great need of building better attitudes, diversity understanding, communication skills, ownership, accountability, teamwork and respect for self and others.
2.5 Day Transformational Teambuild For conflicted and diverse teams who are in great need of building better attitudes, diversity understanding, communication skills, ownership, accountability, tewmwork and respect for self and others.
This teambuild introduces the peer built code of conduct and clearing and puts in place team agreements to remove conflict.
12 Month Transformation Teambuild For conflicted and diverse teams who are in great need of building better attitudes, diversity understanding, communication skills, ownership, accountability, teamworkand respect for self and others.
This teambuild introduces the peer-built code of conduct and clearing and puts in place team agreements to remove conflict.
This sustainability is further maintained with 12 monthly follow-up teambuilds.

Testimonials

I would recommend Celebrating Humanity International to any organization that has a diverse group and you would want to get the best benefit from the group.

Gaborekwe KHAMBULE
SA Weather Services

You have left a permanent impression and a loving legacy here.

Ralph Taylor – Times² Academy in Providence - RI, USA.

Brian and Arthie Moore have a unique way of communicating across various cultural, age, gender and other perceived barriers between people.

James vd Berg - HR Mgr.
SACD - South Africa.

You have obviously put massive thought and development into your product. Thank you.

Tom Clarkson - MD. Hesto Harnesses - South Africa.

Jan Greyling is saving 100's of people/ days...

The work atmosphere was an absolute nightmare. Nobody wanted to be here. There was very visible hostility.

This has all changed.

Jan Greyling, Eskom, Johannesburg, South Africa.

What I like most is Values Circle© program, which is put in place to sustain the training.
We saved over $10 000 (R75000) in labour lawyer fees.

Jan Greyling, Eskom, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Communication, respect and ownership improved from all sides by 100%.

Jan Vermeulen, Eskom, Ellisras, South Africa

The respect between different race groups has been restored and some of the people who were negative have changed so much that they have been promoted to higher positions with greater responsibility.

Jan Vermeulen, Eskom, Ellisras, South Africa

Suncoast Casino has already sent over 750 people Eye-Opener programme.

"I have no doubt in my mind that this intervention will go a long way towards creating an environment in which equity in the workplace is not seen as a threat but as an opportunity to diversify our workforce and improve skills."

Million Mbatha – HR Manager - Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World

The Celebrating Humanity Harvest Program© confirmed that we are all people with similar aspirations and values systems.

Inspector Ashley Dove - Durban Metro Police

Our diversity in the workplace and cultural composition should enhance our relationships, rather than fragment them.

Inspector Ashley Dove - Durban Metro Police

This was a life-changing experience.

Inspector Ashley Dove - Durban Metro Police

The transformation at Marburg has been remarkable.

Ian McFadden.
Eskom - RSA

You showed me that there are many ways to deal with diversity in the workplace situations and people, which helped me a lot in my personal life, and in my work.

Celebrating Humanity Harvest© graduate.
Marie Beets, Eskom - RSA

... the diversity in the workplace program did much to lessen tensions in the workplace and to create a more harmonious environment.

John Abercrombie - Rennies Cargo Terminals, RSA

What you do is make a difference.

It is the type of work that can change our whole society for the better.

James Vd Berg
SA Container Depots

Thank you for an inspiring and life changing diversity in the workplace program.

It has changed me and my outlook on life and has definitely helped me to grow as an individual .

Priscilla Munsamy
Ethekwini Municipality - Durban - RSA

I have never experienced a diversity in the workplace training course so real,
so experiential, so practical,
so unifying yet so simple and diverse.

Siyasanga Giyose
Ethekwini Municipality - Durban - RSA

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Ethekwini Municipality
Diversity Training Project 2004/2005
Consultant's Close-out Report




By Celebrating Humanity International
formerly
Mthimkhulu International

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Municipality Diversity Training Company

Ethekwini Municipality Diversity Tender Training Contract Award

The Ethewkini Municipality Diversity Tender was awarded to Mthimkulu Training cc, T/A Mthimkhulu International Corporate Consultants.

The contract was signed on 28/5/2004.

Overview of Tender Requirements

  • Improve delegates' understanding of relevant diversity and equity related issues.

The Consultant responded by - Enhancing the Specialist Diversity programme with the relevant issues and facilitate through exhilarating learning and transformational teambuilding processes.

  • Improve and enhance relationships between members of a team/ group by developing delegates' skills for effective communication.

The Consultant responded by - facilitating diverse team exercises, developing intra-personal liife skills and intern-personal communication skills.

  • Build on positive diversity enhancing practices which contribute to interpersonal co-operation and supportive working relationships.

The Consultant responded by -

(1) developing inter-personal, intrapersonal communication skills and helping delegates to strongly develop experience and understanding of the value of diverse teams.

(2) Putting in place, with the facilitator group, a peer-selected and managed values-based code of conduct with clearing, commitment and regular meetings to guide interpersonal relationships. The Leader group were twice not available in sufficient numbers and these sessions were cancelled.

  • Identify organisationally entrenched practices that might be perceived to support negative practice and behaviours.

The Consultant responded by - facilitating leaders group serveys and submitting that information to the Deputy Head of Skills Development, for assessment and the Diversity Specialist - Jeff Thomas of Asizwane for inclusion in his dedicated programme.

  • Explore the process of change and development in individuals and its effect on relationships.

The Consultant responded by:-

(1) Involving the delegates in the process of change through the participative methodologies and allowing them to experience the benefits of working togther in diverse teams.

(2) Delegates experienced actual change through the process of the programme and external change issues.

(3) Story telling and intelectual input was shared through feedback sessions - oral and written.

  • Train the trainer programme -

The Consultant responded by assessing 86 of +- 106 potential facilitators.

Through a process of training, trial and testing, and further assessment - 16 potential facilitators have been accepted at 1 of 2 levels as facilitators of the Celebrating Humanity programme.

Trials have been run with new delegates and the delegate feedback has been excellent.

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A Transformation Letter
(Published with permission of Nevin Royath )

I have known Nevin Royath for several years.

My association with Nevin was more as a work colleague. We never worked together.

We normally met when Nevin experienced problems with his computer. At the time, Nevin was working for our Finance Department.

I had always known Nevin to be a “cocky” person who felt he knew it all. He seemed to have a chip on his shoulder.

He felt that he knew more than anyone else and never gave another person a chance to share their views.

All the same, I never let it bother me as my association with Nevin was minimal.

I was recently tasked with Training Ellipse and was teamed with Nevin Royath.

I became very defensive towards my Manager and advised him that I would not be happy working with Nevin.

Apparently, over the years Nevin had soured many relationships in our IT department, as such, he was not a popular person amongst my work colleagues.

After persuasion from my Manager, I found myself working at the Training Centre alongside Nevin Royath.

My initial meeting with Nevin was different.

The Nevin that I remembered was no more. He had become more accommodating and helpful.

I had never trained computers in my life. I was the one always fixing them. He at once made me comfortable and put my mind at ease and gave me lots of courage to become a good trainer.

I sat in on many of his classes and thoroughly enjoyed myself. He was always bragging about how he had attended a diversity course that changed his entire life.

He would generally drift away from the topic of Ellipse and talk about stuff like whether we would like to learn how we learn and about our personality types.

I noticed that he got the learners involved in the exercises. He made it very fun and was always in a jolly mood. He never got upset when learners were battling with a certain aspect of the training.

The Nevin to whom I now grew accustomed too was a far cry from the Nevin I met in Finance many years ago.

Nevin had approached me a few weeks ago and requested I write something about him and if I had noticed any change in his behavior.

I did not understand this strange request but nonetheless decided to honour his request as he had helped me greatly during my learning period.

It was only later that I found out that he was involved in Diversity Training and needed my report as part of his assessment.

The Nevin that I know now is a kind and gentle person. He is always willing to lend a helping hand to his peers and myself.

There is not a day that went by when he had refused me a simple request.

I am glad that I did not refuse the offer to train alongside Nevin.

I learned many valuable life lessons from him. I unfortunately will be jetting off to Australia in a few months time.

I would have liked to have learnt more from Nevin.

All the best to you my friend. I hope all your dreams and wishes come true.

I also wish you all the best on your Diversity training programme.

With kind regards

Karen Narain
Database Administrator
Ethekwini Electricity
IT Department.

 

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formerly
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