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Mentoring, training and services


Our Mentoring Program involves a partnership (short and long-term) between mentee(s) and experienced professional(s) to provide guidance, skills and motivation through sharing of accumulated experience and knowledge for the essential benefits of the mentee’s personal and professional development Some benefits of Mentoring and Training includes but not limited to the following items inter alia

  • Increased workforce morale and motivation;
  • Development of mentees and trainees’ potential capabilities and perspectives;
  • Improvement in professional standards leading to greater productivity;
  • Provision of a platform for discovering latent talent in the organization and opportunities to develop it;
  • Development of leadership capability;
  • More effective career management and development;
  • Development of cross-organizational networks to aid team work; and
  • Mentoring program complements other learning and skilling activities.  
  • In the field of environmental management, the definition of environmental responsibility has extended beyond ensuring compliance with the legislation. There is now a disclosure of environmental emissions and environmental performance to both government and stakeholders (local and international).

    The Government Regulatory bodies are also mindful of increasing costs and burdens associated with keeping industries, businesses and other spheres of government in regulatory compliance. It aims to reduce oversight by encouraging self-regulation. The government’s quests for enhanced organizational competencies and self-knowledge of employees.

    Businesses and industries strive to reduce operating costs and improve compliance. They also want to ensure government and stakeholder’s relation. Early identification of liabilities and risks also safeguard unnecessary expenditure and diversion. Through mentoring a cadre of more motivated, proficient, competent and self-confident workforce is produced, nurtured and supported. Efficiencies in operating systems, processes and procedures are enhanced through mentoring. The outcome is a healthy workforce in a safe and healthy environment.

    On the operational side we focus on Environmental Accounting, which is also known as Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA), uses detailed analysis of process inputs (materials, system, energy and waste treatment costs) and outputs to accurately quantify the material and energy costs associated with waste as well as end products. For instance, through environmental accounting, companies often find that reducing waste through improved processes is a better option than increasing waste recycling, for an example. This has a double benefit for both environmental and financial performance, reducing both waste and consumption of resources. Vigorous training is needed in this area. The Bill of Rights in the Constitution of South Africa strongly emphasizes the need to effectively manage the environment for the benefit of current and future generations.  The country, through its department of environmental affairs is also expected to provide leadership, policy and institutional frameworks to facilitate effective service delivery in the environmental sector. Competent manpower is needed to do this. There is a serious skill shortage especially at the middle and lower level in the country to perform this function. This is particularly so at the local government level.  There is an urgent need to give attention to the skills needed to fulfil this mandate, to improve service delivery and results-based outcomes as required by the governmental Monitoring and Evaluation Policy Framework. Unfortunately, there is no dedicated ‘environmental’ Sectoral Education and Training Authority (SETA) in
    South Africa, and environment needs to be integrated into all SETAs. The department of environmental affairs published the Environmental Sector Skills Plan (ESSP) in 2010 to draw attention to this oversight. Timothy Fasheun Group Environmentors (Pty) Ltd, as an aspiring accredited EDSETA,LGSETA and HWSETA , with its team of qualified ETDP Practitioners and professional environmentalists, is able to assess, identify needs, design programs, develop training materials, teach, train and mentors in the environmental sector. This is aimed at producing low- and middle- level environmental management personnel as foot soldiers, especially at local government level in accordance to guidelines of National Qualification Framework (NQF). Services are offered by our qualified, seasoned and matured environmental management practitioners. Training is done along the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) prescripts so that clients can earn credits.

    We offer capacity building initiatives to strengthen environmental systems in companies and government structures. We offer support and assistance to newly established companies, newly recruited staff. We conduct assessment and performance evaluation in the areas of integrated environmental systems.

    Our approach is broader and deeper than just knowledge transfer and skill development. Mentoring and training on environmental management, in an integrated manner, on specific issues, is a good investment in human capital development We offer holistic Mentoring and Training in the following discipline areas:
  • Climate Change Science
  • Green Economy,
  • Air Quality Management,
  • Biodiversity Management,
  • Waste and Chemical Management,
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Mitigation, and
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Accounting
  • Some members of our team are qualified Assessors, Moderators and Facilitators and registered with the Education and Training Quality Assurance. In order to reduce carbon footprint and to save costs, we are able to conduct our training sessions live to a group or individual live through web-based seminar (webinars) protocol. Our training materials can be accessed from the cloud. We offer services in:
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Auditing,
  • Facilitation of Waste and Atmospheric Emission Licensing, and Permitting
  • Cleaner Production and Decarbonisation, and
  • Peer Review of Environmental Management Documents