Project Management

 

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Construction

MetaSkills’s director Reg Reynolds has extensive experience as a project manager and programme manager in mining and energy mega-projects. He is well equipped to provide an advisory service on the setting up (prefeasibility and feasibility studies) and execution of construction projects. 
 
 

Dispute Resolution

Contract disputes are very much a reality in the construction industry and the modern stand forms of contract. For example FIDIC, NECC, GCC and JBCC have built in clauses regulating the process for making claims, disputing them and getting them resolved. All the above avoid litigation and favour Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) approaches instead, which comprise of mediation, adjudication and arbitration.
 
We are able to provide an advisory service on claims and claims procedures. 
 
 

Mediation

 

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Mediation

Mediation is rapidly emerging as the preferred first step to resolving disputes. Whether it is a case of two people in the workplace not seeing eye-to-eye, a divorce, a medical claim for malpractice or a commercial claim. In some countries, and in some states in America, judges are referring parties to mediation before bringing their disputes to court.
 
In South Africa magistrates are being empowered by legislation to refer disputes to mediation first. Should the party arrive at a mutually acceptable agreement such an agreement will be given the authority of the court.  
 
However, disputes headed for the High Court can also be referred to mediation by the parties themselves and the court can be asked to ratify the subsequent agreement.
 
MetaSkills director Reg Reynolds is accredited as a mediator by Conflict Dynamics/Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement (CD/ACDS) as well as the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London.
 

Coaching & Training

 

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Coaching

The quality of your life and your success is determined by the quality of your thinking, and the quality of your thinking is determined by the quality of your questions. 
But what questions? Few of us know how to ask really hard questions or really smart questions of ourselves. We don’t like posing hard questions to ourselves because the answers are uncomfortable and we veer away from them, but what happens when somebody else asks us that smart and hard question? 
 

Training

MetaSkills offers a number of coach training programmes. These programmes range from a coaching introductory course to continuing professional development courses for coaches wishing to comply with CPD requirements as stipulated by, for example, COMENSA. 
We also offer up to 30 courses for workplace training.  Typically these courses are geared to improving the effectiveness of employees and range from project management training to communication skills.