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In this course, you will gain an understanding of the importance of holistic financial planning.  You will also be able to demonstrate and understand the financial planning process.

In this course, you will learn how to integrate your knowledge of economics and the markets when discussing and analysing a clients financial plan.

In this course, you will gain the understanding of considering an investors risk profile, needs and objectives.

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and understanding to discuss the purpose and use of the different asset classes.

In this course, you will gain an understanding of the ASISA fund classification system and how funds are structured.

In this course, you will gain knowledge of the various funds' options and their benefits and suitability.  You will also gain an understanding of discretionary as well as compulsory investment vehicles.

In this course, you will gain a general understanding of the government employee pension fund.

In this course, you will gain an understanding of the various tax consequences of asset classes, the tax implications on retirement provision as well s knowledge to advise clients on the most suitable lump sum to take for their specific scenario.

In this course, you will gain an understanding of the options and processes of early withdrawal and its impact on retirement funds at divorce.

This course will teach you the right balance of assertiveness and how to avoid being passive, passive-aggressive, or aggressive. Through learning assertiveness phrases, behaviours and body language, you will be able to handle conflict confidently, get your opinions respected, and take criticism constructively.

This course will teach you to identify characteristics of an effective problem solver, challenge your go-to problem-solving habits, inspire you to be more creative and give you a variety of diagrams to help you develop creative problem-solving methods. As a result, you will be able to overcome traditional thinking patterns, have more confidence in your ability to handle problems as they arise and be able to assess the impact of possible solutions.

This course will enable you to learn the components of critical thinking and avoid blocks to critical thinking. As a result, you’ll be able to think more creatively and independently, make better decisions by problem-solving systematically, identify the value of ideas and reach well-reasoned conclusions.

To be an effective communicator is not only about the way you speak or your writing skills, but a truly gifted Communicator is also an exceptional Listener. Research shows that being a great Listener might help you succeed in your current role and, it will help you be a Great Leader. pays to be a good Listener.

This course is designed to give you the tools you need to recognize your emotional triggers, control your emotional and physical responses, and handle other’s emotions.  As a result, you will be able to communicate more effectively with supervisors and coworkers, be able to channel negative energy into more positive and productive activities, and will promote your overall emotional intelligence.

Learning to manage projects effectively not only benefits your organization, but it also benefits you. Being able to carry a project through from inception to completion, on time and with the required budget, makes you more valuable to your organization and improves your career prospects by providing you with a critical skill. 

In this course, you will learn the four different stages of project management, why each of these stages is important and how to carry them out in a way that helps the project succeed

While using social media effectively requires caution and good judgment, it can also have significant benefits, such as creating loyal, long-term customers and improving relationships with employees, vendors, and suppliers. 

This program looks at the actions you should take—and those you should avoid—to use social media successfully in your workplace.

Please note this is a closed book assessment.

No notes allowed.

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A welcome note from the PPS Academy Team as well as broad overview of what to expect in your journey on this program. 

In Module 1: PPS Context, PPS Group CEO Izak Smit, will be delivering a lecture about leadership philosophy at PPS. During this module we will also be covering PPS history, values, vision, culture and strategy. You can look forward to discovering your own personal leadership style as well as develop the skills necessary to tell powerful leadership stories.

In Module 2: Emotional Intelligence & Resilience, PPS Group COO Nick Battersby, will deliver inspirational insights about being an emotionally intelligent leader and building resilient teams. During this module we will uncover The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team. We will share a framework for building effective teams and ultimately, as a PPS leader, you will discover how to cultivate psychological safety within your team.