ABOUT THE AUTHORS


Marius Meyer is programme manager and senior lecturer in human resource development at Technikon of Southern Africa. He is also a consultant for the Institute for Organisation Development and Transformation. Prior to accepting a lecturing position, he was employed as a training and development practitioner. He co-ordinated and facilitated training and organisation development interventions in the areas of employment equity and diversity, communication, management development, performance management and quality improvement. He is a registered personnel practitioner and mentor with the South African Board for Personnel Practice and has full membership of the following professional bodies: South African Society for Quality as well as the Industrial Relations Association of South Africa. He is also the national director for the American Society for Training and Development Global Network South Africa. He is an expert review panel member of ASTD in the USA to assess training best practices worldwide. Marius has a master's degree in Human Resource Management and is a senior assessor for the South African Excellence Foundation. He is also the editor of six books including: "Managing Human Resource Development: An outcomes-based approach", "Organisation Development and Transformation in South Africa" and "ETD Practices in South Africa". Marius lectures at RAU and UNISA on a part-time basis and is a moderator at Technikon Northern Gauteng. His research and consulting interest lies in the areas of management development, facilitation, change management and organisation development. He facilitated interventions for Sappi, Standard Bank, Smile, South African Navy, Liberty Group, Matla Coal, Independent Development Trust, Department of Land Affairs, Department of Correctional Services, Western Metropolitan Local Council, Sasol, Lonmin, SAPS and Eskom.


Marius Meyer

Contact :

(011) 471 3549 or 082 859 3593 
mmeyer@uj.ac.za

Rina Opperman is a consultant specialising in Return on Investment measurement, assessment tool design, assessment facilitation and workplace assessment. Prior to this she spent thirteen years at Medscheme in the finance department and then transferred to the training department as human resource development consultant and skills development facilitator heading up the People Development Department. Rina has a BTech degree in Human Resource Development and an Education & Training Development Practice (ETDP) qualification from Rand Afrikaans University and obtained the UK City & Guilds ETDP qualification. She is an accredited assessor, moderator, and Skills Development Facilitator. She is instrumental in aligning training material according to National Qualifications Framework principles in outcomes-based format and mapped to unit standards. She has designed, developed and facilitated various other modules. Rina is currently completing her dissertation for her Masters degree specialising in measuring the return on investment in training. She is a registered chartered human resource practitioner with the South African Board of Personnel Practice and the co-author of the first South African book on ROI.


Rina Opperman

Contact :

082 469 4885
011 465 8313
info@roionline.co.za

Chris Dyrbye has been involved in the banking, training, telecommunication and computer industry for the past 18 years, gaining extensive experience in operational branch banking, developing training courses, information system design and general management.
He completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) through Potchefstroom University Business School - graduating in May 2000. 
 
He has provided the following consulting activities:
Developed a feasibility study for an Information System strategy for a Johannesburg stock exchange listed company, which required an extensive ROI element. Provided First National Bank Training Department with a feasibility study with regards to their interactive technology-based training requirements. Developed an e-learning ASP strategy for a SA Internet Service Provider, which was implemented and being offered to clients as part of an e-Learning/Knowledge Management solution. Provided Absa Learning & development department, with cost benefit feasibility studies for various projects. Developed various tools that are used in the implementation of Absa e-business strategy with focus on ROI on e Learning.


Chris Dyrbye

Contact :

082 334 3563
chris.dyrbye@absamail.co.za

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