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ALTERED ATTITUDES

A project conceptually designed, initiated and implemented by:

Ms. Flick Asvat
4th Floor TMI Centre - 13 Joubert Street Ext Johannesburg, Gauteng
P. O. Box 29479, MELVILLE 2109, SOUTH AFRICA
Email:
info@alteredattitudes.co.za
Website:
www.alteredattitudes.co.za
Tel: 00 27 (0)11 484-0172 - Fax: 00 27 (0)11 484-0458 Cell: 00 27 (0)82 784 8766

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INTRODUCTION
Altered Attitudes cc was founded by a social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow in order to transform society through mentorship. Social entrepreneurs find solutions to society’s problems and implement strategies which impact macro economic and socio economic indicators (see www.ashoka.org). The Altered Attitudes Concept was developed over a period of 22 years and tested in various contexts. It was endorsed by the Chief Researcher, Senior Psychologist and Psychotherapist at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in 1993. In 1994 it was tested on a group of managers at QData Dynamique. In 1998 it was applied as a methodology to transform communities. In 2002 its training was accredited by the Services Sector Education and Training Authority of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and introduced to corporations and non profit organisations.

RECOGNITIONS AND AWARDS
Since 2000 the concept and its founder have gained the following recognitions and awards:

International
Fellowship Sept 2000 - Ashoka Innovators for the Public
Finalist July 2001 - Global Development Network

South Africa
Winner Aug 2001 - Elle-Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Award
Short-listed Dec 2002 - Department of Trade & Industry - DTI Business Award

United States of America
President’s Award Nov 2001- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People education (NAACP)

VISION
To be amongst the leaders in the field of human resource development, helping our country to attain its full economic potential.

MISSION
We commit ourselves to the highest quality of education and training to develop change agents who will impart skills that facilitate the implementation of our National Skills Development Strategy. Through experiential workshops, training and assessment which comply with the Standards and Qualifications registered with the National Qualifications Framework we will develop learners who:

* Integrate their skills into the workplace
* Take responsibility for their growth through ongoing development
* Perpetuate mentorship in the workplace
* Appropriate diversity to increase their competitive advantage

We have found that the knowledge, skills and capabilities to accomplish reside within the individual. The only barriers that exist are a lack of awareness of their own qualities and capabilities. Mentorship by those who have “been there, done that” enables others to follow in their footsteps. Thus mentorship is powerful enough to transform not only an individual or a local community, but our whole society, if we can instil in each of its members the obligation to reach out to others and to share what they have learnt.

COMMENTS FROM DELEGATES
“I am grateful to Altered Attitudes for being so capable … changing attitudes in such a short space of time…” Executive Director - Targeted Aids Intervention

"The method and concept is wonderful and more people should be exposed to it….." Director - NPPHCN

"I have benefited tremendously from the workshops…..delegating to my staff is happening effortlessly" Special Projects Manager - QData Dynamique

“My mind-set has been changed from handling tasks to managing a workflow ….” Office Administrator - Gensec Bank

"Empowering …….. realisation that change is internal……….we are all part of a process" Social Worker - Gauteng Dept of Social Services and Development

“The 'real' stuff without platitudes …….…… or trimmings” - Former Deputy School Principal - Glenoaks

CAPACITY AND FLEXIBILITY
With a large pool of facilitator expertise, training can take place at any venue nationally and internationally.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES OFFERED
Providers of the ultimate strategy for Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)

Current legislation demands that companies implement their charters in order to facilitate broad-based black economic empowerment. Driven by the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act No. 53 of 2003, the charters require companies to integrate their social investment, social responsibility and strategic objectives with the macro economy. In order to attain this holistic integration government devised a scorecard against which companies are rated. The scorecard strategy will increase capital flow to black-owned businesses; boost skills (particularly amongst the unemployed designated groups) to levels which will enhance economic growth; job creation; preferential procurement incentives; and the proliferation of the acquisition of shares by the designated groups within large business. The areas for redress are categorised and targets established to award the following points against which businesses are scored.

Contrary to popular belief, a company with 100% black ownership does not automatically qualify for Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) status. The most points for black ownership are three and to meet the BEE criteria companies need a minimum of nine points. So, even 100% black-owned companies have to make up the other six points through their organisational structure and procurement policies and practices. Eskom only grants discretionary points once they have reached compliance in the prescribed areas.

BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT RATING CRITERIA
Criteria 1 Point 2 Points 3 Points
Black Ownership 10% - 20% 20% - 50% 50+%
Black Management 20% - 35% 35% - 50% 50+%
Black Skilled Personnel 20% - 35% 35% - 50% 50+%
Procurement from Black Suppliers/BEE Suppliers 10% - 20% 20% - 25% 25+%
Black Female Management 1% - 5% 5% - 10% 10+%
Other BEE Initiatives 1 point at Eskom’s discretion
Employment of the Black Disabled 1 point at Eskom’s discretion

In order to achieve BEE status companies need to integrate their corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives with their corporate strategic objectives. This can be done at no additional cost to the company and provides it with outcomes which are visible and auditable. Altered Attitudes develops strategies for corporations to meet the requirements of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act and accelerate the implementation of their charters. We also design and administer processes which are tailored to specific organisational goals, and which meet legal requirements in terms of accreditation and compliance.

The Altered Attitudes Concept was developed over twenty three years and tested in various contexts - on individuals, groups and broader society. It was endorsed by the Chief Researcher, Senior Psychologist and Psychotherapist at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in 1993. In 1994 it was tested on a group of managers at QData Dynamique. In 1998 it was applied as a methodology to transform communities. In 2002 it was decided to promote the professional training to corporations and it was refined and adapted within the context of national and global requirements. The Concept is now applied within legislative frameworks such as the National Skills Development Strategy, Black Economic Empowerment, the National Qualifications Framework, and the implementation of national and global labour and quality standards with regard to training and workplace compliance.

Since 1998 the Concept and its founder have gained various international and South African awards and recognitions. Its founder, Flick Asvat, wrote a regular article in Progress Magazine - a publication focused on sustainable development - where she advised corporate executives, government and civil society on integrating strategies for organisational and social transformation. In May 2004 she published a book entitled ‘Let us do this thing’. The book is an easy to follow guide on how corporations can accelerate the implementation of their Charters and meet the requirements of the BEE scorecard.


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THE FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA
is a private, 'not-for-profit', non-membership, organisation actively serving Africa by promoting processes conducive to sustainable development
......throughout Africa - with the emphasis on sustainability!
This organisation is currently rated as one of the most proactive Sustainable Business Development Organisations in Africa!
Serving Africa since 1999.

We are actively involved with promoting the
AFRICAN RENEWAL PROGRAMME

However -
We firmly believe that sustainable development is a process that must start from within - Africa needs to "partner" with herself first!
We also prefer the phrase: "Lets create wealth" rather than "Lets alleviate poverty"
Our initiatives include enabler 'showcasing'; networking opportunities; business opportunities; investment opportunities; promotion of special projects; dissemination of business information; joint venture initiatives and a range of value added services - all to serve

AFRICA!

All our efforts are privately funded.

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