While I’m based in Cape Town, I have a global network and experience.
Some of the Learning Design Projects I have been involved in:
Corporate Online learning, blended learning and face-to-face interactions - Anti-money laundering: When the anti-money laundering legislation first came to South Africa and all the banks were required to implement training throughout their businesses I collaborated with the leading legal expert at the time, Professor Louis de Koker. I translated his legal requirements into training that was relevant and suitable to all levels in the banks. This included both online learning, face to face and blended solutions. We made use of extensive case studies and relevant situational scenarios.
I then helped the banks roll out the training, which included giving lectures to large groups, small workshops and short briefings to executives. I later did this same thing for the insurance industry and the casino industry.
Face-to-face learning, nationally - Entrepreneurship: Seeing a need in the country for a solution to the unemployment crisis I designed an entrepreneurship programme according to the Services SETA New Venture Creation (NQF 4) requirements. I then led a team of trainers and mentors to deliver the training over a year to entrepreneurs spread out over the country. The programme ran successfully year on year for around 6 years, covering around 500 new businesses.
Large Scale Project Design and delivery - Financial Literacy Training: I scoped, then designed and developed both the learning material and the project plan for the training of 60,000 black rural women in basic financial literacy. This was designed in each of the 11 official languages, with extensive use of pictures to ensure illiterate participants were not excluded.
I then led the team that delivered training to 3,000 rural women per month. Everything was tracked and demographic data was recorded on our custom-designed LMS. This project ran on time and on a tight budget.
Online learning Design - SABC On-boarding programme: SABC required a programme that new staff could participate in that would explain the functioning of the SABC in it's entirety. My team was engaged to scope and design this training. It was delivered exclusively online.
Bespoke Learner Management System Design - Alladin LMS: Noticing the need for most of the training interventions I was involved in to include some element of elearning and/or tracking I worked with a team of developers to scope, design and then develop a bespoke LMS. I then led the team that rolled this solution out to clients, making design changes as necessary.
Seth Godin’s altMBA
The altMBA is an intensive, 4-week online workshop designed by Seth Godin for high-performing individuals who want to level up and lead.
I was part of the inaugural 100 students world-wide.
Business Model Canvas and Value proposition Canvas
I have attended 2 TED Global conferences, which is "a journey into the future in the company of those creating it."
Monocle – keeping an eye and an ear on the world.
University of Auckland: MBA
Practical Hands-on Business Experience
Over the past nearly 2 decades I have been the co-founder and manager of the following businesses:
Letsatsi Learning Solutions - An entrepreneurship and financial literacy training college, designed and built to help disadvantaged adults gain a foot-up in their economic life.
Tool Share Studio - Johannesburg's first Maker Space.
Fruits and Roots (now called Fresh Earth Food store) - A vegetarian restaurant and health food store;
Alladin - A custom designed and developed online learning platform designed to deliver online learning to corporate clients.
As part of Letsatsi I designed and led a mentorship programme assisting over 600 entrepreneurs start and then grow their own businesses.
I now consult to business owners, helping them solve business problems, and achieve measurable results. I also help aspiring new business owners strategize and then take action to start their new business.
‘I run a property development and management business. My challenge was to diversify revenue streams given the slow-down due to political and economic factors. I contacted Meg and together we worked through the Business Model Canvas. This helped me to identify other areas that I could utilize to generate cash flow, and to grow revenue. We have now used these ideas to implement structural changes to our business model.’
Stuart Norman, Norprop Investments