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Professional Bodies: Their reason for being


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The functions of a properly established, managed and functioning Professional Body.

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Professional Bodies: Their reason for being

  1. 1. Professional Bodies Their reason for being By Dr. Ivor Blumenthal CEO: ArkKonsult
  2. 2. Do you really have a Sector?
  3. 3. • Contact Centre Industry • Training Providers / Face to Face / E- Learning • Suppliers - Technology/Recruitment • Consulting - Independent Contractors & The Big Five
  4. 4. Statutory versus Voluntary?
  5. 5. A typical Sectoral Confederation • The Trade Association • The Professional Body • The SAQC • The Training Institute • The Skills Trust Trade Association • Member Services • Lobbying • Representation • Grading The Professional Body • Designations • Lifelong Learning • Code of Conduct • Provider & Learning Programme Endorsement The SA Quality Council • Assessing • Board Assessments • Academic & Operational Standards Management The Training Institute • NQF Qualifications • QCTO Qualifications • CERTIFICATIONS • CPD Provision • Group Training THE SKILLS……..
  6. 6. Why a TRUST? BBBEE , Economies of Scale , Shared Services WHAT IS CORE BUSINESS?
  7. 7. A Public Compact? Do not do business with or employ a Practitioner unless he/she is Professionally Designated by a Professional Body, or with a Company which is not Graded and therefore not responsible for ensuring that all staff are Professionally Recognised and Accountable to a Professional Body. The Professional Body, stands behind Professionally Designated Practitioners ensuring that they are competent and will remain competent and that they are Ethically Accountable for their Behavior at all times. The Trade Association stands behind Graded Member Companies attesting to their Excellence when it comes to their commitment to the professional competence and the behavior of their employees at all times.
  8. 8. By 2021…. Recognition – Of the best Companies Excellence – Amongst ACCOUNTABLE Practitioners Penetration – At ALL employment levels
  9. 9. The merit in creating: “A Professional Body”
  10. 10. Why Professionalise Practitioners? Everyone who works in an Industry or Sector, should be Qualified However, not every “Qualified” person is a Professional Being a PROFESSIONAL means a combination of • competency + • appropriate Experience + • acceptable Behavior
  11. 11. Typical Categories of Professional Designations? Level 1 Professional Technician Level 2 Professional Operator 1 Level 3 Professional Operator 1I Level 4 Professional Practitioner1 Level 5 Professional Practitioner II Level 6 Master Practitioner (Conferred, not applied for)
  12. 12. Professionalising the recognition of Practitioners creates a natural “Chain of Accountability” of the practitioner to: • Their Employer for their Competency and Behavior • The Professional Body - a collective of their Peers, for their Competency, Behavior and Lifelong Learning • The Public - to be assured that the Professionally Designated individual is completely Competent, Ethical, and committed to a lifelong pursuit of Self- Development.
  13. 13. Training Provider Endorsement • Quality Assurance of Accreditation • Registration as an Endorsed Provider • Registration of endorsed Learning Programmes • Mapping of Programmes to Professional Designations • Endorsement of non-accredited Providers and their Learning Programmes • Endorsement of Learning Programmes for CPD Registration • Inclusion in a Training Provider Chamber as part of the family • Ethical Accountability to the Professional Body
  14. 14. The Advantages for the Public • Accountability of the Individual • Accountability of the Company • Recourse to a Professional Body • A Public Compact • A logical Code of Ethics
  15. 15. The Advantages for Authorities • A single, accountable Self-Governing Partner for Implementation • A source of information • A source of Research • Accountability for an Industry or Sector • A Partner to manage Transformation and Compliance • A Partner for Engagement • A development Partner for the Social Partnership
  16. 16. How do Professional Bodies use the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities cleverly? Horizontally & Vertically
  17. 17. How do Professional Bodies contribute to the Performance Management Challenge in a company? The Lifelong Learning Challenge The Performance Management System & Portfolio Building Every Line Manager – An Assessor & Every HR Practitioner – A Moderator
  18. 18. Why are Professional Bodies considered to be the primary Agents of Transformation in the workplace?
  19. 19. Why are Rating Agents key to what it is, a Professional Body sets out to achieve?
  20. 20. Professional Bodies have the potential to lead the Branding Crusade, in sectors which otherwise are not considered to be vital to our economy?
  21. 21. What is a Professional Body NOT?
  22. 22. Thank You……. By Dr. Ivor Blumenthal CEO: ArkKonsult