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Managers spend at least 75% of their time in interpersonal interaction; good communication is a major contributor to financial success, both within the company and when dealing with outside stakeholders.

Whether you are delivering a presentation, making a proposal, writing a report or sending an email, you create an impression: in industry and business, you cannot afford to make the wrong one.

The Professional Communication Studies / Services Department (PCS) at UCT offers communication training to both students and leading South African organisations. PCS trains over 1600 students a year in several UCT faculties. All courses are dynamic and interactive, based on the latest research and training methods. Workshops combine theory with case studies to provide real-life situations for participants to hone their skills and become more effective managers. Many of South Africa’s leading organisations – corporate, educational, government and NGO – send new managers to PCS for training on an annual basis.

PCS offers a wide range of courses and will also tailor-make programmes to meet clients’ specific requirements. Popular courses include:

  • Business Writing
    Report writing; Business proposals and plans; Correspondence; Writing skills
  • Spoken Communication
    Individual and Group Presentations
  • Managerial and Interpersonal Communication
    Assertiveness training and group skills; Negotiating skills and conflict management; Creative thinking and problem solving; Time management; Meeting skills
  • Professional Profiling
    CVs; Job applications; Job interviewing
  • Visual Communication
    PowerPoint; Outdoor communication
  • Freelance Writing and Editing

Textbooks and online materials are available from the Department or directly from Eduflex.