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Esikhoveni Training Centre

Esikhoveni Institute in one on the 13 training institutes of Public Service Commission falling under the Conditions of Service Agency. The Institute offers training and related interventions to improve public sector performance. Mainly, therefore, the institute covers the civil service, local authorities, Parastatals and state owned enterprises. Training and relates services are also extended to non-governmental organisations and communities in general. It opened its doors in 1976 to offer short courses to Government Departments, Private Sector Organisations and other Development Partners. The courses aim to create and sustain a culture of excellence in service delivery. Esikhoveni Institute is located 47 kilometers south of the City of Bulawayo. It lies on the roadside of the Gwanda Beitbridge Highway.


To be a world-class leader in the provision of high quality training services to Government Departments, Development Partners and Private Sector Organisations


Esikhoveni Institute is committed to the provision of high quality client-focused training and development to achieve excellent in service delivery.


The Institute strives to:

          ■ Carryout Training Needs Assessment (TNAs) to identify specific competencies that need to be developed.
          ■ Research and develop customer-driven courses to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery.
          ■ Monitor and evaluate courses for members of the Public service
          ■ Provide training consultancy.
          ■ Provide training facilities, accommodation and catering services to public and private organisations.

Training Personnel:

Training Personnel at Elangeni are highly qualified. They are University graduates with further professional training in various human resource development disciplines. As an Institute, we boast of a track record of unsurpassed service delivery.


Much of the training is job related. Trainers employ participatory methods in all training activities. Further, training is also competence based & results oriented.

Target Population:

The target population comprise of government employees, development agents and the general public in need of our courses and services. Those in the informal sector and other socio-economic developmental activities are catered for on request as a deliberate effort of empowering them to be effective and efficient in their initiatives.

Training Facilities:

The Institute has the following facilities
          ■ Projectors & Screens
          ■ T.V and V.C.R.
          ■ Flipchart Stands
          ■ Audio Visual Equipment
          ■ Conference Rooms
          ■ Catering Facilities
          ■ Hostel Accommodation
          ■ Library Services

Courses on Offer:

          ■ Community Development
          ■ Programme Based Budgeting
          ■ Finance for Non –Financial Managers
          ■ Local Government Training
          ■ Public Service Regulations
          ■ Effective Communication Skills
          ■ Results Based Personnel Performance Systems
          ■ Training of Trainers
          ■ Public Relations
          ■ Customer Care
          ■ Management Development 1 & 11
          ■ Supervisory Managements
          ■ Gender
          ■ Project Planning and Management
          ■ Integrated Results Based Management.
          ■ Training for Retirement
          ■ Report Writing
          ■ Results Based Leadership
          ■ Conflict Transformation Besides the short courses above, Esikhoveni Institute also offers tailor-made courses to meet specific needs of clients. The short courses can either be conducted at Esikhoveni Institute’s disturbance-free environment or any other most convenient to clients. The Charges for Esikhoveni’s facilities compare favorably on the training function market.

Consultancy Services:

Current trends in the Human resource field demands that any intervention should be based on a clear understanding of the organization and its people and the challenges thereto, hence the Consultancy strategy is there to ensure interventions are premised on real and relevant needs of the client. The above courses will be tailor made to suit specific client needs.


P.O. Box 23
TEL; 029 2800505 / 2800573