The team at Aquilla Training wish all our partners, clients and friends God’s blessing for 2024. We believe that this year will be a year of more breakthroughs, growth and thriving than ever before.

At the end of 2023, we sent a Personal and Professional Reflection Survey to confirm the needs of participants. We also promised to include your professional perspectives, needs, and requirements in our plans and structures.

Since 2017/8 training participants have come from all professional fields. This includes educators, teachers, counsellors, social workers, HR practitioners, business owners, managers, pastors, coaches, community workers, nursing personnel, students at tertiary institutions and police officers. Our participants are typically caring people who are passionate about helping others to heal and grow, while they take care of their own wellbeing. In their practices and ministries, they want quick, effective and lasting results. Most of our clients are eager to learn new skills and ask questions about life, God and themselves, as well as real-life happenings.

Challenges in preparation

The challenges we had to deal with in preparation for this year were mainly load shedding which adversely influenced our video interaction with you on social media. Although this caused much frustration we are strategically overcoming these particular problems.

The second challenge was intermittent internet connectivity, also a result of load shedding that delayed the upgrading of the backend working and security features of our site. However, this is an ongoing matter that every online institution must deal with to offer excellent service and optimal safety on websites.

What remains the same?

  1. Aquilla Training will continue to offer online and face-to-face training. In the early stages of the year, the emphasis will remain on online training to make personal well-being and professional development as accessible as possible.
  2. In light of current economic and social affairs, we decided to keep the price R 400 per workshop.
  3. The time to complete a workshop will vary from 3 to 5 hours.
  4. Participants will receive a verifiable certificate as well as a workshop overview after completing the final feedback question. This certificate is downloadable and a unique QR allows employers and professional bodies to verify the validity of thereof online.
  5. Our partner organization, Inter Trauma Nexus, keeps on sharing a daily inspirational message with you via Friends of Inter Trauma Nexus (English) and Vriende van Inter Trauma Nexus (Afrikaans). This is email-based and free of charge. You have to subscribe to receive the inspirational message. Inter Trauma Nexus are our faithful prayer partners and will pray with you when you send your prayer request. (All prayer requests are treated will care and confidentiality.)
  6. The purpose of Aquilla Training is to empower and equip you to deal with life. Participants are not required to belong to any specific association or professional body. If the topic speaks to your heart – join us!

What is new?

  1. Participants will be able to request CPD and CPTD points from their respective professional bodies under the provision of self-study and self-development. Aquilla Training provides you with a verifiable certificate, workshop overview or agenda and we assist you in writing the motivation of how the specific workshop contributes to your particular profession and how your attendance benefits you in your job. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section for the links to your professional body’s published policy on the abovementioned CPD system.
  2. The Recommended Reading section of courses will be expanded to include more resources.
  3. Courses covering sensitive topics will include a 30-minute voluntary online session with the course facilitator, without additional charges.
  4. The 2024 online courses will be presented under new categories together with other services such as the Personal Counselling Series and Bi-weekly Online Therapeutic Support Groups. These services are subsidized, fee-based programmes. Since it is a significant personal commitment to embark on a counselling/coaching journey there is an anonymous Self-assessment Quiz that interested participants can complete before signing up for one of the series.

We include the links for the links for the Personal Counselling Series:

Three ‘6 sessions in 6 weeks’ Personal Counselling Series by Dr Barbara Louw

Drie ‘6 sessies in 6 weke’ Persoonlike Beradingsreekse by Dr Barbara Louw

The six series are each unique. This means that the English and Afrikaans series each have different content and unique focuses that are also informed by the participant's specific needs and desired outcomes.

More news about the Bi-weekly Online Therapeutic Support Groups will be shared in the next Nexus News.



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