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Here at Maccauvlei, we make use of the Brinkerhoff six-stage model, which we divided into a three-phase approach. This approach ensures that all your specific individual needs are met and that you leave our academy feeling full and satisfied with knowledge.

Training must meet two crucial criterion: It must produce learning changes with efficiency and efficacy. If it does not result in some benefit to the organization, then it has no worth. Worth is defined as the extent to which HRD produces value to the organisation at a reasonable cost.

Efficacy = Power or capacity to produce the desired effect.

Formal Definition

The model is a comprehensive evaluation model that incorporates the results oriented aspects of the business and industry models and also the formative, improvement-orientated aspects of educational models – a system perspective with an emphasis on return on investment.

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We firmly believe that people support things they help to create. Maccauvlei assists in the pre-phase by obtaining buy-in, engaging the managers, informing the learners and aligning SME facilitators with identified needs through a variety of methodologies and processes.



During the past 60 years Maccauvlei differentiated themselves by
Quality interventions
Engaging the Head, Heart and Hands to establish Habits
Experiential Learning
Customised solutions
World-class SME facilitators
Proven ROI
Taste making ability (See below – Tastemakers Story)



Maccauvlei believes in continuous collaboration and learning and will assist in the post-phase by embedding learning back at the workplace, offering both manager and learner support and sustained growth.


In our pursuit to attempt to answer the "why" (why are we here, why do we exist?, why are we doing what we are doing?) we thought of this: A long, long time ago (maybe not that long ago) we were known for something peculiar – FOOD!!! (When we were located on the banks of the Vaal next to the Maccauvlei Golf course) and also for a little bit of training too… So it dawned on us that we were actually TASTEMAKERS… and very good ones. Staff and alumni alike will fondly reminisce about CTU and its great menu and great food. Till today many would say, those were the days…

Following are a few “tastemakers” definitions:

(tāst′mā′kər) or (teɪstˌmeɪkə)

• One that determines or strongly influences current trends or styles, as in fashion, food or the arts.
• A person or group that sets a new direction.
• A person or thing that determines or strongly influences what is or will be.
• A person whose judgments about what is good, best practice, etc., are accepted and followed by many other people.

In Dutch children’s literature there is a reference made to “Het smaakmaker” (The Tastemaker) – A person that can present/tell a story in an appetising way. In the same way I believe that our learners are the taste makers in their organisations.

It is our job then to provide the recipe in the training room that will provide the best taste making ability for the learner. We constantly ask ourselves: Do we improve the taste making ability of our learners? And, what taste are we making so that our learners can enhance their taste back in the workplace? Being tastemakers – that is what we strive for.

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