By Steph Bester – 29 February 2016
On the front page of The Mercury this morning there is an article about The Unlimited’s transformational workshops which, over the years, have led to much speculation and debate – mostly from people who haven’t experienced them first-hand.
We appreciate that anything out of the norm gives itself over to talk and criticism. We also believe in being part of the solution when it comes to making a difference to the people working for us, the community and to the country as a whole. Today we are proud to be making a meaningful difference to unemployment for the youth of South Africa by employing over 1000 people as well as helping our government and nation solve the challenges of education with over 90 000 children in our early childhood education programme, The Unlimited Child.
The topic of the newspaper article is our transformational workshops. These are run by an independent training company, Life Dynamics and since 2000, thousands of people have been through their courses. These courses are for everyone and in addition to The Unlimited, many other companies either partially or fully sponsor their people to take part.
Over the last two weeks I had an opportunity to assist personally on these workshops and the impact and insights for the participants was nothing short of remarkable. This is the reason why many of our employees’ partners and family members go on to do the courses – our people get so much out of the workshops that they want the same for the people who are closest to them.
We wrote a piece about the transformational workshops that has been up on our website for all to see which is still as relevant today as when it was written 2 years ago. Take a moment to read through it.