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Professor Philip Rautenbach ( SA ) is a registered Personnel Practitioner in the specialist category of training and development with the South African Board for Personnel Practitioners, has been registered as a Training Assessor with the Independent Examinations Board (SA) and is an affiliate member of the Institute for Personnel Management (SA).



Philip Rautenbach has been actively involved in training and development for over 25 years in both public and private sectors . He has successfully facilitated training interventions at a number of companies including General Motors Corporation , Bosal , Lear Internal Components Corporation , as well as local and provincial government organisations on a range of people-related disciplines, e.g. leadership training, teambuilding, functions and principles of management, organisational communication, motivation, group dynamics, conflict management, facilitation skills, train-the-trainer, change management, interpersonal skills, managing change in the workplace, customer care and marketing/selling skills .

As a tertiary educational practitioner, he is a Professor at the University of Port Elizabeth in the field of group dynamics and facilitation skills . In 2002, the Technikon South Africa elected him as a project member for the development of the new national diploma in traffic management. He played a significant role in the establishment of the General Motors Dealer Business Development School in association with the University of Port Elizabeth and the General Motors Institute ( USA ) and served on the project team responsible for the curriculum design of the Dealer Applied Retail Training (DART) programme. This programme was specifically designed to provide dealer staff with a general business qualification and hands-on skills in areas such as marketing, selling, service excellence and parts administration.

During 1996 and 1997, Philip was invited by the German Foundation for International Development (DSE) to participate in a programme entitled "Methods and Didactics for Advanced Training Practitioners" in Berlin , Germany .



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