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PROVOX SHORT COURSE SCHEDULE 2017

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SHORT COURSE OUTLINE (2 days) Public Relations Web 2.0 - Social Media & Networking for Public Relations Practitioners.

This short course is aimed at public relations practitioners who need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to engage in social media marketing. The workshop is ideal for public relations practitioners who want to venture into social media community engagement and those who have recently been appointed as social media assistants. Upon completion of this course learners will be able to understand the principles of Web 2.0 and social media, identify the criteria for choosing appropriate social media platforms, compile a social media content calendar for a social media campaign and use social media tracking tools to evaluate social media effectiveness. Best practise guidelines will also be explored...

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PUBLIC RELATIONS 2.0: WEB
Social Media and Social Networking for Public Relations Practitioners.

Short Course Date
Johannesburg 30 – 31 March
Johannesburg 11 – 12 May
Cape Town 2 - 3 May
Short Course fee:   R 4 500.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
What do our previous course delegates think...

‘I enjoyed the interaction and the manner the facilitator handled/executed the course”.

‘The fact that I learned so much and the content will help me in the work place which is great”.

‘The most I liked about the workshop was the social media calendar”.

“Information on analytics, potential uses of various social medias and definitions”.


Communication Strategy for the Public Sector

A thriving organization depends on effective and efficient communication. As you examine your own communication strategies and styles, you will discover why some of your techniques are not working and learn how to build on your strengths. This class culminates in the creation of a communication strategy for your department/ organization as a whole based on an analysis of your organizational business strategy.

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COMMUNICATION STRATEGY FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Short Course Date
Johannesburg 12 – 14 July
Johannesburg 1 – 3 November
Short Course fee:   R 5 800.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
What do our previous course delegates think...

“This workshop takes a new corporate communicator to greater heights. I have learnt so much that I felt like opening my own company which only deals with copyrights and strategies for businesses”

“It opened the broader knowledge and understanding of communication strategies and definition of communicator strategy and planning”.

“We had a good facilitator who gave on exceptional presentation during the workshop. She gave excellent understandable practical examples and relates very well with my organization”.

“This workshop provided me with information and education on how to convert a communication strategy and be able to differentiate between a plan and a strategy”.


Stakeholder Relationship Management

This short course is aimed at all practitioners in the fields of marketing, public relations and communication management who seeks to gain a better understanding of stakeholder relationship management. This 3 day short course covers the fundamentals and latest thinking in stakeholder relationship management covering the areas of stakeholder engagement and the governing of stakeholder relationship management. The implications of the King III Report for Governance and corporate governance in general are outlined

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STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

Short Course Date
Johannesburg 24 – 26 April
Johannesburg 18 – 20 October
Cape Town 26 -27 June
Short Course fee:   R 5 800.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
What do our previous course delegates think...

“The course is practical and I can already use the work done in class to implement at work and for my clients”.

“The training is practical and that I can take what I did over the 3 days and present my plan to management”.

“The course is an excellent programme for not only PR Practitioners. We are all working with stakeholders whether big or small. Everyone needs the skills to manage stakeholders”.

“ It was an eye opener. I come not knowing what would be the outcome and WOW the end product I got is amazing”.


Managing Media Relations & Conferences

This short course is aimed at learners across a multitude of sectors, but was specifically developed for the public relations practitioner. Upon completion of this course learners will be able to determine the media suitable for specific target audiences and describe the systems which should be put in place for briefing the media. Learners will also be able to explain the activities that promote mutual understanding and relationships between the parties and to supply information to the media in the format that best suits their needs. Further,learners will also be able to evaluate media coverage in terms of effectiveness. Finally,learners will be able to plan for a media conference taking into consideration the resources required and be able to schedule the media conference and prepare the programme, media kits and support materials as well as set up a venue for the media conference.

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MANAGING MEDIA RELATIONS AND MEDIA CONFERENCES

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

31 May – 2 June

Johannesburg

13 – 15 September

Cape Town

4 – 6 September

Short Course fee:   R 5 800.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
What do our previous course delegates think...

“Informal freedom of speech”

“It is the knowledge of the facilitator in the subject and how he skilled me in understanding in areas where I lacked”.

“ The interaction was exceptional I’ve learned so much”.

“Role playing really helped me to identify the gaps within our media response”.

“The principles of engaging the media in Press Conferences and how to prepare best press releases”.


Strategic Event Management

This short course is aimed at middle to senior level practitioners in the fields of marketing, public relations and communication management who seeks to gain a better understanding of events management and the tools used to plan a successful event.A wide variety of special events will be covered. Delegates will be given the opportunity to plan for an event using their imagination and creativity but also be introduced to the various tools to plan and execute a successful event

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STRATEGIC EVENT MANAGEMENT

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

23 - 24 March

Johannesburg

7 – 8 August

Programme fee:  R 4 500.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
What do our previous course delegates think...

“Was very informative, gave a different perspective to the events management”.

“The workshop exceeded my expectations, exceptionally presented”.

“Practical of examples use in the workplace”.

“Lots of time for discussion”.

“Current event management trends especially government related events”.


Effective Presentation Skills

This short course is for communication management/public relations professionals and managers who need to add impact and confidence to their presentations. Participants will be given sound guidelines on each aspect of good presentations from the preparation and research phases through the structuring of effective presentations and finally the delivery of the presentation. These will include the use of body language, voice control, managing questions and the preparation of visual aids

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EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION SKILLS

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

13 – 14 July

Programme fee:  R 4 500.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
What do our previous course delegates think...

“ The facilitator was flexible, given more examples, even personal experience”.

“The participation and being involved in class by explaining yourself on how presentation was executed”.

“I liked the interactive nature of the workshop”.

“The facilitator was very supportive and taught us the technicalities of effective presentation”.


Public Relations Campaign - planning programmes with impact

This short course is aimed at communication and public relations practitioners who have to plan and implement comprehensive campaigns and projects aligned to the organisation’s strategic vision and planning. A structured and results driven approach leads to achieving the campaign objectives

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PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN - PLANNING PROGRAMMES WITH IMPACT

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

23 - 26 May

Johannesburg

26 – 29 September

Johannesburg

14 – 17 November

Short Course fee:   R 5 800.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
What do our previous course delegates think...

“Very thorough and good presented”.

“It was eye opening and hands on”.

“The workshop was and is very comprehensive and very practical for even beginners in the PR field. I will go back competent”.

“It indeed met my requirements, exactly what I was looking for”.

“Achieved my expectations”.


Digital Branding & Reputation Management

The short course is aimed at public relations practitioners who need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to engage in digital marketing. The course is ideal for public relations practitioners who want to venture into digital community engagement and those who have recently been appointed as digital marketing assistants.

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DIGITAL BRANDING & REPUTATION MANAGEMENT

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

22 - 24 March

Short Course fee:   R 5 800.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
What do our previous course delegates think...

“ I enjoyed the detail & attention part with every topic and the examples where helpful”

“It was fun and interactive”

“Content was specific to the point & relevant”

“There was free flow discussions”.

“I learnt a lot about social media personally and how it should be taken seriously as a business. What impact it can do practically or negatively to the business”.


Crisis Communication & Reputation Management

A crisis is an event that occurs suddenly, often unexpectedly, and demands a quick response. A crisis interferes with normal routines and creates uncertainty and stress. A crisis can be a natural event, such as an earthquake or a hurricane, or it can be man-made, such as an explosion, a scandal, or a conflict. Ultimately, it can threaten the reputation of a top official and an organisation. Crisis management, however, can not only preserve reputations and credibility but can also enhance them?

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CRISIS COMMUNICATION & REPUTATION MANAGEMENT

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

20 - 21 July

Johannesburg

6 - 7 November

Cape Town

10 - 11 August

Short Course fee:   R 4 500.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
What do our previous course delegates think...

“I enjoyed the interactive sessions and the simulation exercises”

“We also used our own crisis situations”

“The part that provides participants with the opportunity to practice”

“The interaction was exceptional I’ve learned so much”


Customer Relations

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CUSTOMER RELATIONS

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

24 – 25 August

Short Course fee:   R 4 500.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
What do our previous course delegates think...

“We received advice on how to handle pressure, to control yourself in order to avoid conflict”

“Practical things that you experience during and in the office were highlighted”

“The chapter with the method of managing stress and how to cope with stress as I am working in a very stressful environment”

“Refresh my work ability”


Basic Project Management

Project management entails planning, organising, co-ordinating, controlling and directing the activities of a project. It is characterised by the application or implementation of actions and implies that management techniques are adapted to exercise more effective control over existing resources. Project management can also be regarded as a planning and control mechanism for using resources to achieve specific objectives.

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BASIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

18 - 20 October

Short Course fee:   R 5 800.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
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Business Writing

The course is aimed at people who need to improve their business writing skills in English. While first language speakers will benefit by refreshing their knowledge and skills, the course is especially helpful to second language English speakers.

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BUSINESS WRITING

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

10 – 12 April

Johannesburg

4 – 6 October

Short Course fee:   R 5 800.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
What do our previous course delegates think...

“The workshop has a very relevant feel about it”

“I learned a lot from this workshop and will certainly carry it all with me. I know how to structure a professional business letter and a proposal that I can be proud of”

“Before attending the workshop, I dreaded creative writing, but now I am interested in exploring it a little bit further”

“The fact that I now have an English handbook to refer to whenever I am in a shady literature situation”

“I enjoyed the engagement to be collaborative, no question was deemed unnecessary”


Report Writing

High quality reports often form the basis of sound decision-making within an organisation. Being known as someone who can express information in a clear, unbiased manner can do a lot for your reputation both as an organisation and seasoned professional. Report writing is a skill that can be learned, this short course aims to assist delegates in all stages of planning, structuring, writing, editing and presenting excellent reports. Delegates will know how to analyze their audiences, write business objectives, tailor content to identified needs, structure their document and write for maximum impact.

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REPORT WRITING

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

20 – 21 April

Johannesburg

26 – 27 October

Short Course fee:   R 4 500.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
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Internal Communication

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INTERNAL COMMUNICATION

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

16 – 17 October

Short Course fee:   R 4 500.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
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Editing & Proofreading

Don't let simple mistakes ruin your career. Become a better editor and proof reader! When someone sends out a report, memo or e-mail filled with errors, don’t you begin to question the professionalism (and maybe even the intelligence) of the author? And if you’re questioning it, don’t you think readers up and down the corporate ladder are thinking the same thing? You bet they are!

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EDITING & PROOFREADING

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

22 – 23 June

Short Course fee:   R 4 500.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
What do our previous course delegates think...

“Participation and allowance to share real experience on Editing & Proofreading”

“The ambience, relaxing & friendliness”

“Course content & facilitator”


Creative Writing in PR

The programme provides in-depth, practical coverage of the various types of writing skills required by a public relations practitioner. It has been designed for individuals already working in public relations or related fields. The emphasis is on developing practical writing skills for various channels of communication.

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CREATIVE WRITING

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

26 – 27 June

Johannesburg

30 – 31 October

Short Course fee:   R 4 500.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
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Corporate Social Investment

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CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

26 – 27 June

Johannesburg

30 – 31 June

Short Course fee:   R 4 500.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
What do our previous course delegates think...

“I have learned so much about this workshop and I am sure I will use the knowledge as my weapon, when I am going back to work”

“Team work and changes to be head on. The examples handed out and debating on the correct procedures to follow with angry clients”

“The workshop was very informative and I learned a lot. We will be able to deal with each and every situation that we will be facing at our workplace”

“The practical examples made it more fun and understandable”

“The manual was very easy to read and also easy to understand”


Corporate Governance

The framework of rules and practices by which a board of directors ensures accountability, fairness and transparency in an organisation's relationships with all its stakeholders is the essence of Corporate Governance.

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

22 – 23 June

Short Course fee:   R 4 500.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
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Conflict Management & Negotiation Skills

The typical answer is the Human Resources department. But why aren't your employees and managers more effective in resolving conflict on their own? Our conflict and negotiation management workshop is designed to give your team the tools they need to be effective managers of the large and small conflicts that arise each day.

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CONFLICT MANAGEMENT & NEGOTIATING SKILLS

Short Course Date

Johannesburg

3 – 4 August

Short Course fee:   R 4 500.00
  • This includes notes, assessments and catering.
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PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Prices and dates subject to change.
  • Provox is a preferred and endorsed training provider of PRISA (the Institute of Public Relations and Communication Management in Southern Africa).
  • Provox is provisionally accredited by the Services SETA.
  • Even though the short courses are aligned with unit standards, it is not registered with the Services Seta.
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PRISA CPD points are allocated to PRISA members.

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