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Chapter 16

SAOU TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT

16.1 SAOU FOCUS GROUPS TRAINING

16.1Information on Focus Groups

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Webinars for all Focus Groups

16.1.1SGB Appointments Focus Group

2023

2022

2021

2020

  • Labour Practices in School Governing Body Posts
  • SGB – and Private school posts:  Emergency funding is available and New directions for Schools
  • The school’s budget and SGB positions & End of year termination of contracts

16.1.2Interns and Student Focus Group

2022

2021

2020

#STUDENT WEEK

  • Can we start my career again? I wasn’t ready
    •  2020/10/23
    • Recording
    • Presenter: Mrs M Viljoen
  • Dear Parents! – Difficult parents?

16.1.3Office Based Members Focus Group

2022

2021

  • Uit die Onderwys, vir die Onderwys! | From Education, for Education!
  • Finansiële beplanning en aftrede | Financial planning and retirement
  • The use of Technology in the performance of my task
  • Hoe normaal is die NUWE NORMAAL? ‘n Emosionele oorlewingsgids vir ‘n pandemie | How normal is the NEW NORMAL? Emotional survival guide for a pandemic

16.1.4Admin Focus Group

2022

2021

16.1.5Novice Educators Focus Group

2022

2021

2020

  • TIPS AND TRICKS: HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN APPLYING FOR A TEACHING POSITION
    • 2 Sept 2020
    • Recording
    • Presenter: Loreen Jordaan- How to apply and how to sidestep potholes
    • – The different types of appointments
    • – Conversion in terms of the ELRC Collective Agreements 4 of 20188
    • – WC E-Recruitment

16.1.6Independent Schools Focus Group

2024

  • Regte van ouers vs. regte van onderwysers | Rights of parents vs. the rights of educators
  • 101 van kontrakte – Ken jou regte voor jy teken | 101 of contracts – Know your rights before you sign
  • Dissipline in die klaskamer | Discipline in the classroom
  • Ouerbetrokkenheid | Parent involvement
  • Konflikbestuur | Conflict management

2023

2021

  • Brandpunte in die Onderwys: Alternatiewe tot Openbare skole | Hot Topics in Education: Alternatives to Public Schooling

16.1.7ECD Focus Group

2021

  • Brandpunte in die Onderwys | Hot Topics in Education
    • 2021/11/10
    • Opname | Recording
      • Die fokus skuif vir Gr RR en GR R van DSO na DBO en die datums van die beoogde skuif. Aanstellings van Gr R praktisyns en die arbeidsimplikasie daarvan. Wat die SAOU vir sy VKO lede bied kan beteken. | The focus shift for Gr RR and GR R from DSO to DBO and the dates of the proposed move. Appointments of Gr R practitioners and their labor implications. What the SAOU offers to its ECD members.
        • Wat beteken en doen die SAOU vir sy VKO lede | How does the SAOU assist the ECD members – Chris Klopper
        • Aanstellings van Gr R praktisyns en die arbeidsimplikasie daarvan | Appointments of Gr R practitioners and the labour implications – Piet Delport
        • Wat behels die fokus skuif vir Gr RR en Gr R van DSO na DBO en die datum van beoogde skuif/ What comprises the focus shifting of the Gr RR and Gr R from DSD to DBE – Dr Janeli Kotze
        • Van Juffrou tot Flou Vrou. Hoe om werk weer in ‘n passie te verander. | From Teacher to Tired Creature How to turn work into a passion again. – Dr Lizelle Nel

16.1.8TVET Focus Group

2024

  • An Introduction to Generative AI with the focus on ChatGPT

2023

2022

16.1.19LSEN Focus Group

2023

  • LSOB Simposium | LSEN Symposium
    • 2023/03/16
      • Dysregulated behaviour | Wanreguleerde gedrag
      • Dispensing of medicine in schools: Do’s and don’t’s | Reseptering van medisyne in skole: moets en moenies
    •  2023/03/15
      • When children break their silence (procedures for reporting sexual, physical and emotional abuse) | Wanneer kinders hulle stilte verbreek (prosedures vir die rapportering van seksuele, fisiese en emosionele mishandeling)
      • The legalisation of Cannabis for personal and private use and the implications for schools | Die wettiging van dagga vir persoonlike en private gebruik en die implikasie vir skole
    •  2023/03/14
      • Assessment for learning: Tips and tricks | Assesering vir Leer: Wenke en Truuks
      • Using MAKATON to support learners with special education needs w.r.t. communication, language and literacy difficulties | Die gebruik van MAKATON om leerders met spesiale onderwysbehoeftes te ondersteun m.b.t. kommunikasie-, taal- en geletterdheidsuitdagings

16.1.20Post Level 1 Focus Group

2023

16.2 PROVINCIAL TRAINING

16.2.1Provincial Webinars or Training

EasternCape

2023

2022

  • Students: Do you have a teaching post for next year? Are you ready to be a teach?

2021

  • Rol van die vakbondverteenwoordiger tydens kortlysting | Role of the union Representative during shortlisting

2020

  • EVOLVING FROM A STUDENT TO A TEACHER
    • 2020/09/17
    • Recording
    • Meet the SAOU Eastern Cape team
    • Professional CV’s
    • Tips for Interviews
  • STUDENTS: INTERVIEWS – Be the best candidate you can be

FreeState

2024

  • Two-pot retirement system
  • Shaping teachers who shape the future
    • 2024/05/09
      • Session 5: Professionalism
      • San-Mari van der Merwe
      • Recording
    • 2024/04/11
      • Session 4: Generation Alpha in our classes & their parents
      • Sharon Aitken
      • Recording
    •  2024/03/14
      • Session 3: Your emotional well-being
      • Reinette Kotze
      • Recording
    •  2024/02/29
      • Session 2: Classroom Discipline
      • Charles Liversage
      • Recording
    •  2024/02/01
      • Session 1: What effective teachers do
      • Francois van Heerden
      • Recording

2023

2022

2021

Gauteng

2024

2023

  • Post level 1 and students | Posvlak 1 en studente
  • Werkplekverteenwoordigers | Workplace Representatives

2022

2021

2020

KwaZulu-Natal

2023

  • How to apply and fill in forms for a Promotion Post

2022

  • Posvlak 1: Jou Regte is belangrik vir ons | Post Level 1: Your Rights are important to us

2021

Limpopo

2021

Mpumalanga

2024

  • Jong en Innoverende leierskap 
    • Leierskap in ‘n diverse personeelkorps; Hoe tegnologie tot jou voordeel gebruik kan word 
    • Leierskap: So gebore of deur vaardighede gevorm? Wat is leierskapsvaardighede?
  • SACE – Code of Professional Ethics
  • Beginneropvoeders, Interns & Studente Interns | Novice educators, Interns & students

2023

2022

2021

NorthernCape

2024

2023

2022

  • Bemagtiging vir SAOU waarnemers tydens kortlysting en onderhoude
  • Struikelblokke in die aansoekproses – NK Vakaturelys
  • Posvlak 1: Jou regte is vir ons belangrik | Post Level 1: Your rights are important to us (part 1)
    • 2022/08/02
    •  2022/07/27

2021

  • Get ready for SGB elections | Slaggereed vir SBL-verkiesings

2020

  • What Is Your Role as Shop Steward?
    • 2020/07/01
    • Recording
    • Ms Lize-Mari Mazzoncini
  • Important Questions and Answers about COVID-19
  • Salary Advice and Leave for Departmental and SGB Educators
  • Post Level 1 Symposium
    • 2020/08/24
    • Recording
    • Pieter le Roux, Henk Brand, Ankia Bester, Stephan vd Berg
  • SGB & Admin appointments
  • School Governing Body Positions
  • GEPF – What you should know

NorthWest

2021

WesternCape

2024

  • Observing the processes of shortlisting and interviews
  • How to apply via E-Recruitment
  • Your role as Workplace Representative within the school

2023

  • The role of the observer during processes of shortlisting and interviews
  • Die rol van die waarnemer tydens prosesse van kortlysting en onderhoude
  • Workplace Representatives – Role in the SAOU
  • Werkplekverteenwoordigers – Rol in die SAOU

2022

16.3 SCHOOL MANAGEMENT TRAINING

16.3.1Support to School Management

2024

2023

2022

  • Lesson learnt out of disciplinary hearings 
  • Transformation
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Matters on the President’s desk
    • 2022/11/16
      • SAOU 2023: Newly elected leaders and related matters | SAOU 2023: Nuutverkose leiers en verwante aangeleenthede
      • Opname | Recording
    •  2022/08/11
      • Wat is die rol van SAOU-lede en verkose lede | What is the role of SAOU members and elected members
      • SAOU verkose lede se invloed op kollegas, skole, gemeenskappe en onderwys | SAOU elected members’ influence on colleagues, schools, communities and education
        Dr Louis Swanepoel, Chris Klopper & Louise Lemmer
      • Opname | Recording
    •  2022/08/01
      • Meningsvormers en keuses t.o.v. stemme – waarna en na wie moet ons luister? | Opinion makers and choices regarding votes – what and to whom should we listen?
      • Hoekom is dit belangrik dat lede betrokke raak by die proses? | Why is it important for members to get involved in the process?
        Dr Louis Swanepoel, Chris Klopper & Gordon Lancaster
      • Recording
    •  2022/07/25
      • What is a trade union and what are the mutual expectations of members and the union.
      • What does the SAOU election entail? What will be the process?
        Dr Louis Swanepoel, Chris Klopper & Terry Nicholenas
      • Recording
  • What is the school’s liability to SARS?
  • SIP and SDP prosesse
  • Whole school evaluation (WSE) can become a nightmare if everything is not in place
  • SASW Art 38A Addisionele Vergoeding | SASA Sec 38A Additional Remuneration
  • Watter stappe moet gevolg word om ‘n suksesvolle dissiplinêre proses te verseker | What steps must be taken to ensure a successful disciplinary process
  • Watter ondersteuning kan ‘n hoof aan algemene assistente, koshuispersoneel en terreinwerkers bied om hulle bydrae tot die sukses van die skool te erken. | What support can a principal provide to general assistants, hostel staff and grounds staff to acknowledge their contribution to the success of the school.
  • Boeliery: Op sosiale media en in die skool | Bullying: On social media and in the school
  • Legal department Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in the context of your school
  • Beserings aan diens | Injury on duty
  • Veiligheid van personeel en leerders: die hoof se verantwoordelikheid | Safety of staff and learners: the principal’s responsibility
  • Veiligheidsmaatreëls vir die skool werkswinkellaboratorium | Safety measures for the school workshop laboratory
  • Veiligheid en sekuriteit van die skoolterrein | Safety and security on the school premises
  • Brandpunte in die Onderwys | Hot topics in Education
    • 2022/05/17
      • Rapportering van seksuele oortredings | Reporting sexual offenses
      • Ankia Bester
      • Opname | Recording
    •  2022/02/15
      • Chris Klopper
      • Vordering in skole met die terugkeer na “normaal” | Progress in schools with the return to “normal”
      • Wat is die nuutste m.b.t. die stand van Afrikaans in Onderwys | What is the latest regarding the state of Afrikaans in Education.
      • SAOU verkiesing 2022 – hier is die kans om jou sê te sê. Dit is hoe dit gaan werk | SAOU election 2022 – here’s the chance to have your say. This is how it’s going to work.
    • Recording
  • Verantwoordelikhede van die hoof tov skool infrastruktuur | Responsibilities of the principal regarding school infrastruture

2021

  • Gekonsolideerde Konsep DBO Direktiewe | Consolidated Draft DBE Directions
  • The Line function for Post Level 1 teachers
  • Post Level 1 teachers: Time management & lesson planning
    • 2021/02/16
    • Presenters: Marésa Viljoen & Maryna Besseling
    • Recording

2020

  •  QMS: INTRODUCTION TO QMS FOR SCHOOL PRINCIPALS
    • 2020/11/16
    • Recording
      • Presenter: Martin Botha – Hoërskool Gerrit Maritz
      • The (new) Quality Management System (QMS) for School Based educators:  The implementation date of QMS is 2021. Attend this webinar for an overview. 
  • WELSTAND VAN ONDERWYSERS | WELLNESS OF EDUCATORS
    • Discipline:  COVID-19 survival kit for educators
      •  2020/07/16
    • The resilience code – discover the secret of thriving vs surviving
      • 2020/07/14
    • Feedback on the wellness survey
      • 2020/07/13
  • TRAUMA, EMOSIONELE BUFFERS EN COVID-19
  • WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY
    • 5 Oct 2020
    • Recording
    • Presenter:  Prof Stephan Joubert

16.3.2Workshop for School Management

2022

  • 2022/09/12 – 2022/09/18
    • Finansiële Bestuur Nie-Skoolgeldheffende skole | Financial Management non-Fee Paying Schools
      • Dr Huw Davies & Johann Güldenpfennig
      • Recording
    • Curriculum Management: Primary Schools | Kurrikulumbestuur: Laerskole
      • Maryna Besseling, Marietjie le Roux & Elda Thiart
      • Recording
    • Finansiële Bestuur: Skoolgeldheffende Skole | Financial Management: Fee-Paying Schools
      • Dr Huw Davies & Johann Güldenpfennig
      • Recording
    • Kurrikulumbestuur: Hoërskole | Curriculum Managment: High Schools
      • Maryna Besseling, Marietjie le Roux & Elda Thiart
      • Recording

2021

  • 2021/09/07 – 2021/09/30
    • Workshop in Financial Management: Non-Fee Paying-Schools
    • Werkswinkel in Finansiële Bestuur: Nie-Skoolgeldheffende Skole
    • Workshop in Curriculum Management: Primary Schools
    • Werkswinkel in Kurrikulumbestuur: Laerskole
    • Workshop in Financial Management: Fee Paying Schools
    • Werkswinkel in Finansiële Bestuur: Skoolgeldheffende Skole
    • Workshop in Curriculum Management: High Schools
    • Werkswinkel in Kurrikulumbestuur: Hoërskole

2020

  • 2020/11/12 – 2020/11/12
    • Werkwinkel in Kurrikulumbestuur: Sekondêre Skole
    • Workshop in Curriculum Management: Secondary Schools
    • Werkwinkel in Finansiële Bestuur: Skoolgeldheffende Skole
    • Workshop in Financial Management: Fee Paying Schools
    • Werkwinkel in Kurrikulumbestuur: Laerskole
    • Workshop in Curriculum Management: Primary Schools
    • Werkwinkel in Finansiële Bestuur: Nie-Skoolgeldheffende Skole
    • Workshop in Financial Management: Non-Fee-Paying Schools

2019

  1. EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

  2. CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT

  3. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  4. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

16.3.3Mini-MBA | Mini MBA

2023

2022

2021

2020

  • 2020/11/16 – 2020/11/19
    • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Shaping the future
    • Recording
      • Participatory management: a dynamic approach to changing circumstances
      • The new normal: Lessons learnt with the return of learners to school
      • Mentorship and counselling as a safety net for staff and learners’ health and well-being
    • GENERAL MANAGEMENT: Expect the best
    • Recording
      • POPI legislation. How does the legislation affect the school and what preparations need to be in place?
      • The Grey Verdict: The balance between control and management
      • School leadership: Practical lessons that will keep every leader on his / her toes
    • CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT: All systems go
    • Recording
      • Progression, promotion and condonation:
      • Critical amendments to be noted
      • Presenter: Dr Mark Chetty
      • Presentation
    • How can the gaps in the current curriculum be addressed or adjusted?
    • Contracting the curriculum: The implications for academic planning 2021 and beyond
    • FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Gaining the edge
    • Recording
    • Financial Management
    • The financial management of schools: What are the pitfalls that must be taken into account?

2019

  1. GENERAL MANAGEMENT

  2. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  3. CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT

  4. MANPOWER

  5. RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

  6. VIDEOS

16.3.4Damesleierskap | Women Leadership

2023

  • 2023/08/21
    • SAOU damesopvoeders: Juffrou, jy is een uit ‘n duisend | SAOU women educators: Mam’, you are one in a thousand

2022

  • 2022/08/29
    • JA-NEE exists in Afrikaans, but in life EVERY yes HAS a no! – Dr Gillian Arendse
    • Opname | Recording
  •  2022/08/22
    • Boundaries are defined by EGO or SELF-RESPECT. It is your choice | Grense word gedefinieer deur EGO of SELFRESPEK. Dit is jou keuse – Minnette Dempsey
    • Opname | Recording
  •  2022/08/15
    • Don’t let your boundaries become your limits | Moenie dat jou grense jou beperkinge word nie – Christelle Webb-Joubert
    • Opname | Recording

2021

  • 2021/08/04
    • S1: “The trick to juggling is determining which balls are made of rubber and which ones are made of glass.”: Linda Scholtz
    • S2: “Leaders in heels: Amazing things happen when women help other women.”: Karin Potgieter
    • Opname | Recording
  • 2021/08/16
    • S1: “Worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings.”: Amore Badenhorst
    • S2: “Harnessing youth and experience: You are never too young to change the world.”: Estelle de Wit
    • Opname | Recording
  • 2021/08/18
    • Paneel gesprek | Panel discussionFinding and telling your story: “The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn’t simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it’s a story about who you want to be.”
    • Hettie Smit, Betsi Greyvenstein, Iwena Nortjé
    • Opname | Recording
  • 2021/08/23
    • S1: “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen” – Marie Klink
    • S2: “We build too many walls, and not enough bridges” – Benita Duminy
    • Opname | Recording
  • 2021/08/25
    • S1:“Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.”
    • S2: “So much stress, so little time!”
    • Opname | Recording
  • Brandpunte in die Onderwys | Hot Topics in Education: The invisible woman…reconnect with your voice of truth | Die onsigbare vrou … maak weer kontak met jou stem van waarheid

2020

  • 2020/09/14 – 2020/09/16
    • Recording
      • How to break through the glass ceiling but avoid falling off the glass cliff: Prof Mary Metcalfe
      • Fact or fiction? “The best man for the job is a woMAN!” | Feit of Fiksie? “The best man for the job is a woMAN!”: Louise Lemmer & Marna Jordaan
    • Recording
      • Unique challenges that female leaders in education must confront: Four female principals share best practice, strategies, skills and lessons learnt during their exciting journey | Unieke uitdagings wat dames-onderwysleiers moet trotseer: Vier dameshoofde deel beste praktyk, strategieë, vaardighede en lesse geleer gedurende hulle opwindende reis: Estelle de Wit, Shirley Slater-Billet, Karin Potgieter, Kola du Toit
      • You do not have to fill a position to be a leader: Dr Patricia Gouws
    • Recording
      • A call for courage in challenging times: Keeping perspective, reflecting and reinventing yourself as female leader – lessons learnt about flexibility and adaptability whilst stuck in Bali during lockdown: Dr Mariheca Otto

16.3.5Principals' Symposium

2023

2022

2021

2019

16.3.6Focus Schools

2022

  1. Agricultural Schools
    • 2022/09/06
      • Watter geakkrediteerde kursusse is beskikbaar vir Landbouskole se leerders om hul beter toe te rus vir die mededingende werksomgewing? | What accredited courses are available for Agricultural schools’ learners to better equip them for the competitive work environment?
      • Wynand Espach
      • Opname | Recording

2021

  1. Agriculutural Schools
    • SAOU Simposium vir Opvoeders by Landbou en Tegniese Skole | SAOU Symposium for Educators at Agricultural and Technical Schools
      • 2021/10/11
        • Opname | Recording
          • Verwelkomingsboodskap / Word of welcome (Dr Louis Swanepoel
          • Message of support (Mr Jabulani Ngcobo: Inclusive Directorate: DBE)
          • Finansieringsmodelle en ander uitdagings vir LSOB- en fokusskole / Financing models and other challenges for LSEN- and focus schools (Mnr Chris Klopper)
      • 2021/11/13
        • Opname | Recording
          • Departement van Basiese Onderwys se planne vir Landbouskole en hoe die skole sal bydra tot voedselsekerheid | Department of Basic Education’s plans for Agricultural schools and how schools will be in a position to contribute towards food security (Mr S Tlhabane)
          • Wat is die huidige stand van Landbouskole in die land? | What is the current position of Agricultural schools in the country? (Mnr EP Nel)
  2. Technical Schools
    • SAOU Simposium vir Opvoeders by Landbou en Tegniese Skole | SAOU Symposium for Educators at Agricultural and Technical Schools
      • 2021/10/11
        • Opname | Recording
          • Verwelkomingsboodskap / Word of welcome (Dr Louis Swanepoel
          • Message of support (Mr Jabulani Ngcobo: Inclusive Directorate: DBE)
          • Finansieringsmodelle en ander uitdagings vir LSOB- en fokusskole / Financing models and other challenges for LSEN- and focus schools (Mnr Chris Klopper)
      • 2021/11/03
        • Opname | Recording
          • Recognition of artisans’ qualifications and mobility towards becoming professionals in teaching – Mr Neil Makhaga
          • Tegniese “Ongekwalifiseerde” personeel! Wat kan gedoen word? Hoe kan vakleerlinge/ambagsmanne in diens geneem word om die tekort aan gekwalifiseerde tegniese onderwysers aan te spreek? Inleiding en bespreking | Technical “Unqualified” staff! What can be done? How to employ apprentices/artisans to address the shortage of qualified technical teachers? Introduction and discussion – Mr Wimpie Lodewyk

16.3.7SACE

2024

16.4 SACE – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

16.4.1SACE

2024

2021

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