Curriculum Vitae
Peter Henochsberg

1. Summary

2. Personal Profile

A visionary leader and professional person, who combines a strong people-orientation and entrepreneurial flair, this management generalist brings a wealth of hard and soft skills to any project. Academically highly trained and technically very skilled, both these assets have manifested into a wide array of experience in general management and information technology. With his profound understanding of IT, excellent human resource management skills, an eye for detail and strong leadership qualities, Peter Henochsberg is an ideal candidate for facilitating in any of the following fields: management consulting, IT project management, systems analysis and design, organisational development & strategic management, or training.

3. Personal Data
Name: Peter Michael Henochsberg
Nationality: South African
Visa status: Qualify for UK Ancestry Visa
Professional registration: Social Worker: SA Council of Social Service Professionals
I have a very wide range of interests and try to expand my knowledge in them both practically and intellectually. Interests include: reading, writing, computers, folk guitar, classical music, theatre, films, photography, psychology, mysticism, new age thought, channelling, Reiki method of natural healing, reflexology, radio hamming (ZS1PMH), mountain hikes, walking, sailing and sailplane gliding.
Telephone (Local) 021 572 0329
(Int)+2721 572 0239
Fax: (Local) 088 021 572 0329
(Int) +2788 021 572 0329
Cellphone: (Local) 082 925 2298
(Int) +2721 82 925 2298

4. Education, Training & Qualifications

4.A Tertiary Education - Degrees

Year University Course
1996 Stellenbosch MBA
1995 Stellenbosch BA(Honours) Business & Administration
1985 Western Cape BA(Honours) Psychology
1982 Pretoria BA(Social Work)

4.B Diplomas, Certificates & Courses

Year Qualification Institution Course Content
2001 Certificate in Project Management University of Cape Town. Continuing Engineering Education Programme. Project management course - theory and practical.
1996 Adult trainer Eskom & Allied Industries Training Board Trained in training techniques
1996 Conflict management Centre for Conflict Resolution Basic mediation and conflict management skills
1989 Industrial relations Institute for Industrial Relations Practical disciplinary skills
IR on the shop floor
1988 Diploma in Business Management Damelin (a) Human Resources Mgt. (b) Accounts and Finance (c) Business Policy (d) Marketing (e) Business Law (f) Statistics
1988 Certificate in Personnel Management Cape Technikon (a) Job analysis & design (b) Recruitment and selection (c) Manpower planning (d) Training and development (e) Labour laws and IR
1986 Certificate in Bookkeeping Rapid Results Bookkeeping to trial balance and an appreciation of the balance sheet
1986 Certificate in typing Sight & Sound Touch, audio and copy typing

5. Skills & Experience

5.1 Consulting skills

5.2 Management skills

5.3 Training skills

    • Accredited as an adult trainer.
    • Over 10 years of experienced training people in personal development, customer service relationships, bookkeeping and accounting, end user of IT packages.
    • Have presented over 50 in-house courses for a major public utility company for an intensive period over one and a half years.
    • Have designed, written training manuals and presented numerous courses over the years including: time management, stress management, basic bookkeeping, introduction to computers, MS Windows 95/98, Corel WordPerfect.
    • Have presented these courses in groups an also on a one-to-one coaching basis.

5.4 Information technology skills

    • Proficient MS Access programmer who has designed and sold a number of sophisticated database management information systemsand to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) some quite , customised to their specific needs.
    • Proficient HTML programmer and web page designer.
    • High degree of computer literacy and high level end user in packages such as Windows, MS Word, WordPerfect, MS Access, Excel, QuatroPro, Pastel Accounting and DTP layout.
    • Registered as a computer dealer who builds, maintains and repairs PCs. Have also installed networks in SMEs.
    • Web site administration and hosting.

5.5 People skills

    • Trained as a social worker and retain a small private practice of long-term clients.
    • Practice complementary health methodology of healing (Reiki Master) and reflexology.
    • Able to motivate and lead people.
    • Specialised in human resources management in my MBA studies.
    • Have performed various HR functions in organisations including screening, selecting, disciplinary hearings and employee benefit administration.

5. Employment History

Period Employer Position held Duties
Jul '97 to
Self employed & own business
Pleiadian Projects cc
Social Worker
Energy Healer
Management & Training Consultant
Private practice social worker
Energy healer and channel
Management consulting
IT consulting
Training & development
Oct '92 to
Jun '97
SA National Epilepsy League (now Epilepsy SA)
(National Office)
Assistant National Director Deputised for national director.
Performed general management function on a broad range of tasks.
Successfully raised funds by writing proposals to various donors.
Monitored branch activities and performed programme evaluations.
Co-facilitated strategic planning and change management on various levels within the organisation.
Performed audits, wrote reports and performed accountability duties.
Edited, wrote copy and published the organisation's newsletter twice a year.
Feb '91 to
Sep '92
Community Education Computer Society General Manager Controlled all financial accounting, budgeting and reporting.
Supervised and responsible for keeping books, paying salaries, doing statutory returns.
Performed HR function, staff contracts, appraisals and disciplinary matters.
Trained and coached staff in various aspects of management.
Professionalised the organisation by facilitating strategic planning and organisational change.
Aug '90 to
Jan '91
Self employed Social Worker In private practice
Jan '87 to
Jul '90
SA National Epilepsy League (now Epilepsy SA)
(Western Cape Branch)
Manager (workshop for disabled people) General manager of workshop employing fifty disabled people.
Responsible for the total management of this facility.
Performed all aspects of management from production, HR, marketing and financial management.
May '84 to
Aug '86
Cape Mental Health Society Social Worker & Rehabilitation Centre Manager Social worker in the field.
Established and coordinated Fountain House, a rehabilitation centre for mentally ill people. Was trained in New York in the Fountain House method.
Jan '83 to
Apr '84
Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital Social Worker Did clinical social work with mentally ill patients and worked in the forensic unit.
Feb '79 to
Nov '82
University of Pretoria Student Full time student for four years
Apr '77 to
Jan '79
SA Airways Cabin Attendant Customer care
Jan '76 to
'Jan 77
SA Defence Force National Serviceman Medical Orderly in psychiatric ward

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