Background to Dionysus
Dionysus was founded by Irene James. Irene was the Dean of Adult and Continuing Education at Technikon Natal, and she was involved in skills development since 1995 when she was appointed onto SAQA’s NSB 11 committee, where she was the chairperson of the standards generating sub-committee.
Irene saw a need to provide quality education and training and established Dionysus Skills Development Initiative [Pty] Ltd in 2002.
Dionysus is one of the famous Greek Gods. The author Charles Handy used the characteristics of the Greek Gods to symbolise the culture of Management and Organizational Structure in his book “Gods of Management”. Dionysus is the most evolved of the Icons and is preferred by artists and professionals within the existential culture. Individuals who exhibit existential ideology do things because they believe that they are the right things to do. Dionysus subscribes to this philosophy by sharing its expertise with others. Irene saw a need to provide quality education and training and established Dionysus Skills Development Initiative [Pty] Ltd in 2002.
Vision and Mission Statement
Dionysus’ Vision is to become the most sought after provider of education, training and development throughout Africa, through quality, service and products.
Dionysus’ Mission is to provide relevant, appropriate registered education and training that will empower individuals and organizations to contribute to the continent’s skills development strategies and lead to an increase in role performances.