Business Acumen

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Learning Objectives

This two-day workshop has been designed to provide HR Business Partners with the business and finance skills, perspectives and tools that they require to become more commercially astute within the company. To help them make the most effective decisions - decisions aligned with company strategy. Unless Partners understand how the business works, they are not likely to meet this expectation. The course also highlights how everyone's job counts towards the continuing success of the company and why all individuals must contribute by making commercially sound decisions



The primary aim of the Business Acumen programme is to generate greater understanding among attendees of how the company works and what makes it successful. This will include:

  • Having a clear understanding of the company's business environment. What is the competition?
  • Recognising company strategy and the vital role HR has to play
  • Understand how, where and when the company makes money. Decode the jargon used so extensively by the finance team
  • How being able to read financial statements helps you understand the challenges facing your colleagues
  • Understanding why ratios and comparative analysis play such a big part in your colleagues' day
  • Creating a simple budget using accepted principles
  • Being able to blend these elements together while examining your own or a specimen business case



WHEN 22-23 February 2016

WHERE Kuala Lumpur




Trainers' Profile

The trainer is a highly experienced and knowledgeable Finance training specialist and leadership coach, his skills honed during 25 years in a variety of management roles. He has spent a considerable amount of time training and coaching young and developing leaders, his work spanning direct leadership situations as a captain in the British Army in conflict zones to mentoring multinational teams of bankers in Nagoya, Japan.

He worked for more than 15 years in middle-and senior-level management for a variety of international banks. He ran proprietary portfolios in Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange, swaps and other derivative instruments. He sat on Risk Management committees in both London and Tokyo before becoming a learning and development professional. He now uses his extensive experience to deliver highly effective finance and leadership coaching to a wide range of businesses.

The trainer has managed and organised investment-banking teams on three continents, this work involving considerable organisational skills as well as deep knowledge of international markets. He is fluent in French and German.



Who Should Attend

  • Existing HR Business Partners who want to develop their broader business skills or focus on key areas for development
  • HR Managers and others with responsibility for HR who need to know how HR relates to other parts of the organisation
  • Those new to the HRBP role who want to get to grips with the wider corporate demands of this powerful opportunity
  • Aspirational HR team members who want to know exactly what is required to develop their career


In-House Training

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Switchgear and Power System Protection

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Protecting assets to minimize electrical disruption is vital in every business' daily operations. The protection of switchgears (and circuit breakers) and power system is an integral part of ensuring quality electrical distribution and performance. Without planned protection, "faults" are bound to occur more frequently and may cause serious damages to the business. In most cases, these faults will result in disruption of normal functioning of a system, which will cause high stress-levels to the electrical conductors and connected equipment thermally and electro-dynamically.

The solution to electrical disruption and faults is to create a right protection system for switchgear and the power system. With efficient protection, faults may be detected in advance to mitigate risks and reduction in downtime. In addition to creating a wellrounded protection plan and maintenance strategies for switchgears and power systems, this intensive 5-day programme zooms in to the installation, testing and commissioning of switchgears to allow participants to take away practical solutions to overcome their day-today challenges in operations and maintenance of equipment.


Benefits of Attending

  • Learn to identify and select the appropriate types of switchgears and transformers for maximum efficiency
  • Appreciate the design principles and operational elements of switchgears and power systems
  • Detail the practical maintenance strategies for switchgear and power systems
  • Master the setup of switchgear and power system protection schemes and testing procedures
  • Manage faults and breakdowns effectively to minimize disruption
  • Assessing real-life case studies, types of power system faults and learning from past experiences in electrical and equipment failures
  • Selecting types of protection in power system by assessing a variety of methods and adopting them in the right setup


Why You Should Not Miss This Event

As the installation of high voltage distribution and transmission equipment increases due to the ever-growing global demand for power, there is increasing need to ensure the reliability of the operations of power systems. Power transformers are among the most important and most expensive components of power systems. Their failure can impose extraordinarily high costs on plants, factories and utilities of all descriptions. It is critical that all personnel operating and working with such equipment have a sound knowledge of their operational requirements and maintenance.

This intensive program focuses on the essential components of power systems; which are the transformers and switchgears, and provides deeper understanding of what is involved in the maintenance and asset management of these components. This is to ensure that the power systems are in tip-top condition and to prevent unexpected interruption.




Trainers’ Profile

Behrouz has completed degree courses in telecommunications and electrical engineering overseas. He also completed his studies in electrical Utility engineering at Curtin University in 2004.

Behrouz started his career in the oil and gas industry where his role got him involved in the maintenance and repair of electronic and navigational marine equipment (VHF and SSB radios, Sat Nav, engine control panels etc). He then moved to the power industry and was involved in the design, installation, and commissioning of substations mainly for consultancies and utilities. He has also established a good reputation in teaching power system protection over his long term services lecturing at Curtin University, and also over the period he worked as a Protection Engineer in New Zealand.

Over the past years, Behrouz has been involved in many major projects across Australia (Port Hedland, Barrow Island, Tamar Valley, Karratha, and Newman for example). His most recent experience is related to cost estimation and risk assessment of major substation projects with a special focus on the secondary systems (Protection, COMMS, SCADA).

He has also worked as an Engineering Manager and Senior Project Engineer on major copper mine projects overseas. Behrouz has also gained good knowledge in substation design, HV cables sizing and installation, transmission system design, earthing system design and applications, and power system protection design and applications.


Who Should Attend

  • Project engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • System operators
  • Design engineers (junior & senior)
  • Project managers
  • Asset management engineers
  • Planning engineers
  • Transformer & switchgear maintenance staff
  • Protection, instrumentation and control engineers
  • Draftspersons in substation design sector


Relevant personnel in power utilities, power generation, transmission companies, and consultant companies responsible for engineering, commissioning, operation and maintenance of substations.



WHEN 13-14 July, 2015 / 15-17 July, 2015

WHERE Hotel Crown – Harare , Zimbabwe


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Forensic Accounting and Fraud

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Corporate crime is an unlikable fact in today’s big business world. It has touched every country, every industry, and has no signs of stopping. Throughout the past 5 years, the number of reported cases of fraud and corruption has continued to grow radically across regions. Compounding this are the challenges faced by the audit team and a general lack of the necessary skill sets to collect the right audit evidence so critical to criminal investigations.

Virtually every entity suffers from fraud, though management might not know it. With fraud costing entities an estimated 5% of their annual revenues, organizations lacking proactive fraud prevention measures are the most at risk.

Occupational fraud is a significant threat to any organisation. Those organisations which employ fewer anti-fraud controls are more vulnerable to fraud.

Forensic auditing provides an investigation methodology and accounting analysis that is suitable to the court which will form the basis for discussion, debate and ultimately dispute resolution. This course concentrates on practical advice for internal auditors in the fight against fraud, with focus sessions on deterrence, data mining and interviewing in a stressed environment. It provides an incisive analysis of how fraud occurs within an organisation and explains the latest techniques for fighting it.


Benefits of Attending

  • Gain insights in conducting anti-fraud and anti-bribery audits
  • Detection of white collar crimes within an organisation
  • Enhanced skills for Forensic Investigations
  • Successful prosecution of economic crimes, in particular fraud
  • Collaboratively acquire knowledge on integration of accounting, auditing and investigative skills
  • Gain the expertise to conduct investigations and ensure recovery
  • Learn how to make your organisation resistant to all forms of unethical businesses
  • Secure, analyse and present the evidence
  • Find elusive misconducts that others miss


Supported By

Ordem dos Contabilistas e Auditores de Moçambique (OCAM) is the finest accountancy and Auditing body in Mozambique. It provides a wide range of support services to more than 3,000 members who are Chartered Accountants and Chartered Auditors and hold positions as CEOs, MDs, board directors, business owners, chief financial officers, auditors and leaders in their spheres of business operation. Most of these members operate in service, commerce and industry, and play a significant role in the nation’s highly dynamic business sector and economic development.


Trainers’ Profile

Juan Carlos Venegas is a highly experienced accountant, certified forensic investigation professional, counter- fraud specialist, and trainer; founder of Fiscal Accounts in 2003, and F&F Consulting in 2014, an accountancy firm specialised in accounting, taxation, fraud prevention, detection and investigations, and forensic accounting. He advises clients on financial management, budgeting and strategy implementation, fraud prevention and detection and internal control. His clients are companies from different sector: construction, retail, multimedia, manufacturing, etc. He is also a consultant for the Global Bankers Institute.

He is a Finance Trainer for different international organisations and their clients, including Oil & Gas companies and banks, and he has delivered training in the UK and abroad. Some of the areas of training are: Forensic Auditing, Fraud Prevention and Detection, Internal Auditing and Internal Controls, Money Laundering, Budgeting and Costing, Financial Management, IFRS, Procurement, Project Finance, Project Management, Banking, Risk Management, Cash Management and Treasury, Data Analysis, Financial Modelling.

In 2013 he became the UK representative of the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP) and an accredited tuition centre in the UK and Europe. He is also an executive director and the treasurer of the Institute of Counter Fraud Specialists (ICFS) in the UK.



Who Should Attend

  • Chief Internal Auditor
  • Head of Department for Auditing
  • Forensic auditor
  • Investigation auditor
  • Financial auditor
  • IT auditor
  • Internal audit manager
  • Internal audit executive
  • Internal audit and compliance
  • Project audit manager



WHEN 16-18 September 2015

WHERE Hotel Avenida – Maputo , Mozambique


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memo (middle east marketing outlook)


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The past few years have held more excitement than ever for the marketing sphere – with the rock stars from B2C brands to agencies alike getting giddy from all the excitement generated by first, social media, then, content and now, big data. New grounds have been opened and explored – digital and mobile. Novel ways of communicating, connecting and convincing the users have been unearthed. Marketers have truly been busy – from being Bold to Creative.

What then of B2B marketers? With a limited market where logic dictates buys, could and should we embark on new adventures exploring the new playground where B2C rules the sandbox? Are we equipped and bold, creative enough to play with the new toys the B2C crowd so shamelessly flaunt?

memo (middle east marketing outlook) is programmed and formatted as the definitive roadmap for marketers who dare and, are bold and creative enough to adopt bleeding edge marketing tools in the face of the consumerisation of B2B.



WHEN 25-26 October 2015















Keynote Interview//
B2B and B2C: Parallels, Convergence and Divergence
First Look//
Internet of Things (IoT): Did you get the memo?
Town Hall//
Sales-Marketing Dynamics
Rapid Fire//
Programmatic buying
10-Point Review//
Customer lifetime value: It's more important than you think
Talking Point//
Content creatiation: Creating moments


In-House Training

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