Staff Training and Development


At Oxbridge Academy, we are committed to providing excellent service to our students. As part of fulfilling this commitment, we make sure that our staff members are equipped with the knowledge and skills that they need to uphold our standards of excellence. We make sure that our staff members receive ongoing skills training, and we provide numerous opportunities for professional development. Read through the sections below to find out more about some of the exciting training and development programmes our staff members have participated in recently:

Dale Carnegie Training

According to the Dale Carnegie website: “Dale Carnegie Training emphasizes practical principles and processes by designing programmes that offer people the knowledge, skills and practices they need to add value to the business. Connecting proven solutions with real-world challenges, Dale Carnegie Training is recognised internationally as the leader in bringing out the best in people.”


Dale Carnegie – September 2015

On 17 September, two of our staff members, Tsidiso Msimang and Nosipho Ngxamngxa, graduated from the 8-week long Dale Carnegie Sales Advantage course, which they attended along with many sales representatives from other firms.Tsidiso-Nosipho2 The course, which took place in the evenings between 18:00 and 21:30, covered topics such as the art of closing the sale, overcoming objections, and creating a need for a particular product. Tsidiso earned the Sales Talk Champion Award, which is the highest award available to participants of the course. He also received the Breakthrough and Outstanding Performance Awards. Congratulations, Tsidiso! Tsidiso and Nosipho also completed the 9-week Human Relations Skills for Success Course, which covered topics such as how to enhance relationships, how to handle stress, public speaking, and memory techniques. Congratulations on passing the course – we are very proud of you!

Dale Carnegie – April 2015

On 21 April 2015, three of our staff members — Marilie, Shaun and Khanyisa — attended their graduation ceremony after completing the 8-week Dale Carnegie course in Effective Communications & Human Relations/Skills For Success. During this course, they covered the following topics:

  • Building Self-Confidence
  • Effective Human Relations Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Team Building
  • Sales Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Leadership Skills
  • High Impact Presentations
  • Customised Corporate Solutions
  • Managing Stress and Attitude
Here’s what Marilie had to say about the course:
The training was very interesting and gave me a new perspective on human relations and how the small things we never think about, like addressing someone by their name, can have a huge influence.Marilie de Reuck

Dale Carnegie – 2014

From 10 October to 26 November 2014, twenty Oxbridge Academy employees attended an 8-week Dale Carnegie training course on leadership, communication, self-confidence, and people skills. In addition to developing their skills in these focus areas, our staff members also learned more about attitude and how to stop worrying and start living. One of our staff members, Lenette Daniel, had the following to say about the course:

The benefit we gained as individuals was amazing. Most of us gained a lot of self-confidence and we really bonded over the time and got to know one another better, which obviously helped with company morale and engagement. We had to challenge ourselves all the time.
Here are a few pictures that were taken during the training programme: