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The CoachActivism Project in Greece and Canada

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Jul 232016
 

We have an exciting connection with a TA project outside of South Africa. Karen Pratt has been approached to be part of the CoachActivism Project in Greece/ Canada, which has started in response to the refugee crisis in Europe. Read more about the project here.

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TIFF Training – a practitioner’s perspective

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Jul 232016
 

We were privileged to have Lieuwe Koopmans and Leona Bishop from the Netherlands here to train practitioners in becoming providers of TIFF (Temple Index for Functional Fluency). Savannah Steinberg describes her experience of the first module here: Continue reading »

Spreading the word about TA…

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Jul 232016
 

One of our goals this year is to make TA more available through media in South Africa, and our new Exec Committee member Layo Seriki has made a great start by publishing an article about communication in the wellness magazine. Read her article here:

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People of the SATAA – Interview with Sharon Kalinko

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Jul 182016
 

In each newsletter, we interview one person of our community who uses TA in their field. This time we interview Sharon Kalinko (TTA), who chaired the SATAA for several  years. We interview her regarding her experience with TA, and – since she has been working with TA in South Africa for many years – asked her about her perspective on TA history in South Africa.
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Dr Hannah Titilayo Seriki (Layo)

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Jul 182016
 
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Layo Seriki is the Managing Director of CIELARKO – International Management Consultants. Her work as a researcher, university lecturer, coach, trainer and consultant concentrates on identifying what is needed to optimise the performance of people, especially in the African context. In fifteen years as a consultant she has worked with multinationals, NGOs and individuals in Africa, Europe and North America.

She has been learning about and working with TA since 2009 and uses the TA concepts as powerful tools to develop communication skills and interpersonal relationships in organisations. Layo combines Transactional Analysis with insights from other fields, especially Personality Models (DISC, Enneagram), Systemic Constellations and Equine Assisted Coaching.

Layo has a Masters equivalent (Dipl.-Wi.-Ing.) in Industrial Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe (TH), Germany and a Doctorate in International Management from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.
She is passionate about diversity and continuously strives to build bridges between people and contexts that appear to be separate.

Exciting offering: Become a TIFF accredited practitioner

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Oct 162015
 

We are very excited to announce that in 2016, a group of South Africans have the opportunity to become accredited TIFF practitioners.

What is TIFF?
It is the Temple Index of Functional Fluency. The Functional Fluency model of human social behaviour for mapping behavioural patterns, has been researched and created by Susannah Temple. It is positioned within the body of Transactional Analysis. Susannah won the 2014 Eric Berne Memorial Award for her work in developing this tool.

Practitioners already working as coaches, facilitators, consultants, counsellors or educators are trained in understanding and administering the TIFF Questionnaire. They are trained to give feedback and to provide further ongoing personal/professional developmental support.

“Functional Fluency is the art and skill of interpersonal effectiveness. The TIFF Questionnaire completion produces a profile of someone’s behaviour patterns socially –a sort of snapshot of the ways that the person uses their energy in relationships. It shows how somebody balances energy used on his or her own behalf, as well as on behalf of others, and on keeping ‘with-it’ and in touch with current reality. It is useful as a tool for increasing self-awareness and understanding, therefore enhancing emotional literacy and interpersonal effectiveness”  – Temple

Doing this training in Europe will cost approx. R 40,000 just for the training – we will be able to do it at a very reduced cost, as the trainer, Lieuwe Koopmans (an org PTSTA) is willing to offer it if his flights and accommodation are covered.

More information will follow… if you are interested in this opportunity, get in touch with us! chairperson@sataa.org.za