DR BEKKER, MC

Giel is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Technology Management at the University of Pretoria where he is heading the Project Management Programme. Tuition is primarily focused on the MEM (Masters in Engineering Management) and MPM (Masters in Project Management) programmes as well as various short courses to specific clients and institutions like Eskom, ABSA, Dept of Water Affairs, Denel, Habitat for Humanities, MTN, Glencore, Group 5, Anglo American, Kumba, Sasol, Exxaro, Komatiland, etc. The APPM (Advanced Programme in Project Management) was developed under his leadership. In 2009 he received an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship to teach on the Master in Strategic Project Management Programme at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland and in 2011 at Umea University in Sweden on the same programme. He is also a visiting scholar at the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.
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PROF HERMAN STEYN

Herman Steyn

Herman Steyn is an experienced, practical project manager who is currently pursuing his academic interests.

Project Management Practitioner

His practical experience includes 22 years in project environments prior to joining the University. During this period he held senior positions, managed large and small projects and assumed responsibility for the management of portfolios of projects. Budget responsibility in 1990, for example, c.a. US$ 168 million (in 2017 US$ value).

Since joining the University, he has been actively involved in project management workshops, seminars and as consultant.

He has been registered as a Professional Engineer with ECSA for most of his career.
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DR GROBBELAAR, S

Senior Lecturer, Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment & IT, University of Pretoria

PhD (Eng Man), Pr.Eng, M.Eng, B.Eng (Hon), B.Eng (Mechanical) & GCC Factories

I am currently a Senior Lecturer specialising in Technology and Innovation Management and Risk Management. I perform research in these fields and also data science. Some of my latest research projects utilised supervised machine learning (Artificial Intelligence) to classify academic papers using natural language processing. I utilised Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio.

During my time at York Timbers I was the Group Engineer and my responsibilities focused on project development and execution.
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DR VILJOEN, G

Dr Greyling Viljoen

Dr Greyling Viljoen is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa). He has postgraduate degrees in Psychology and Theology and a PhD in Psychotherapy. His area of specialisation is group behaviour and group dynamics. Greyling has been in full time clinical and sport psychology private practice since 2004.

Prior to private practice he was the managing director of Team & Leadership Development Centre (Pty) Ltd, a business that he co-founded with Prof Drikus Kriek. The focus of TLDC is to change behaviour to support business process change. In 2003 Greyling and Prof Kriek published the book: “Teambuilding: A Manual for Leading Teams”. During the transitional period to a democratic South Africa, Greyling was a chief facilitator of the Psychological Integration Programme; a project to support the integration of the statutory and non-statutory defence and armed forces.
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Accreditation

Delegates who successfully complete the PPM and comply with the related assessment criteria are awarded certificates of completion by the University of Pretoria.

The PPM is recognized by the following:

PMI (Project Management Institute) – USA

ECSA (Engineering Council of SA)

SACPCMP (South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions)

SACNASP (South African Council for Natural Scientific Professionals)

PMSA (Project Management South Africa)

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Ntsako Baloyi
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Professor Herman Steyn
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