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Personal Growth

Our courses not only focus on professional development but also encourage personal growth and lifelong learning.


Our courses offer specialized knowledge and expertise in specific areas, allowing you to develop a niche skill set.

Accessible Learning

Our courses are accessible online, allowing you to learn from anywhere in the world,overcoming distances.

Career Advancement

Our courses are designed to enhance your career prospects by equipping you with in-demand skills and qualifications.


We offer competitive pricing options and provide excellent value for the knowledge and skills you gain from our courses.


Lusa Social Entrepreneurship Institute (SEI) is a Level 2 BBBEE contributor, SETA accredited, Comensa recognised training provider with more than 30 years experience in promoting practical learning for social impact through business partnerships in the CSI (Corporate Social Investment) space.

We also create tailor-made programmes and bespoke strategies that transform communities into sustainable and resilient systems through training, coaching, mentoring and capacity building.

We are a training partner of choice focused on the development of leaders, businesses, and communities either in-person or through an online blended learning platform, registered with SACE and SACSSP, offering CPD points for our registered programmes.

All our social impact programmes include practical training and hands-on experience to ensure our theory is imparted in an experiential learning format, preparing our learners for real world scenarios, and providing a holistic approach to social entrepreneurship.

Lusa SEI was birthed out of Lusa Community Chest, a non-profit and public benefit organisation that leads, supports and participates in inclusive community efforts that build capacity and mobilise resources to improve lives and create long-term social change.

Lusa SEI is a vital part of the Community Chest legacy as the spirit of both entities is to transform lives and empower people to achieve their greatness, personally and professionally, creating a positive impact on our communities for the Greater Good.

Our Values

Raising leaders, mediators and coaches who will inspire, empower and positively impact the world around them is at the heart of what we do.

Our values have been defined by our vision to continually transform the learning experience by making emotional and social intelligence an integral part of our full-service offering.


Entrepreneurial Spirit







Our Holistic Learning Experience

Our unique learning experience is comprised of a range of short learning programmes, as well as a national qualification in community development. This is offered as interactive, blended learning that combines live online sessions with self-study via our learning platform, or face-to- face interaction combined with self-study and practical application within the community.
Training groups are kept small to ensure maximum interaction of all learners and emphasis is placed on integration of the learning by everyone.
Our in-person training is usually facilitated at a venue most convenient to most participants within the group. Our online training is facilitated via Zoom video communication for durations of time that fall within best practice, to ensure interactive and collaborative sessions.

What we do

Lusa Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides practical learning and development programmes to individuals and organisations.

The Institute endeavours to provide much needed support to the growing social sector in South Africa.

Our social impact programs offer participants opportunities to have direct contact training and skills development at our training centre coupled with hands-on experience at non profit organisations, thereby providing a holistic approach to social entrepreneurship. Our mission is to help improve lives by upskilling and empowering individuals with skills to change their lives and the lives of those surrounding them.


The development of coaching skills is a fundamental platform in:



Assisting you to think bigger, smarter or differently


Ensuring that you set better goals and reach them


Helping you to do more than you would have done on your own


Becoming your partner on a journey to self-discovery and setting of goals


Providing you with the tools, support and structure to accomplish more


Assisting you to break through the barriers which hold you back from being your best

About our Courses

Our accredited courses are focused on the pillars of leadership, business, and community development, created to develop and support upcoming leaders and business professionals from all walks of life to either grow their current businesses or start new businesses with the big picture in mind.

Our Mission ( through practical learning), is to raise leaders, mediators and coaches who will inspire, empower and positively impact the world around them.

Our course structure includes:

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    Neuro Coaching

    A transformative approach to assist individuals in clarifying and resolving challenges and issues that are perceived as impossible

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    Principles, processes and techniques of conflict management, negotiation and mediation


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    Leadership Development

    A holistic learning experience focused on improving skills and confidence within current and future leaders

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    Youth Development

    Creating a learning culture and the required skills to drive change

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    Enterprise Development

    Promoting practical learning to establish growth and improve businesses

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    Early Childhood Development

    Foundational training enabling educators to better implement and manage early childhood development to ensure school readiness of their young learners

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    Community Development

    National certificate (NQF 5), 1-year full time programme preparing participants to better engage with community members and manage community development programmes that add value and have positive social impact on communities.

Training Accreditation

We currently hold accreditation with:



South African Council for Educators
15 CPD points for the following programs
• Basic Neuro-coaching for educators
• Advanced Neuro-coaching for educators
• Trauma Coaching for Educators
• Resilience Coaching for Educators
• Transformer – Personal Mastery
• Foundational Early Childhood Development


Identify, manage, and resolve conflict through Mediation – SAQA 114226, 117853, 117848


National NQF Level 5 qualification in Community Development – SAQA 80946


Counselling and Mentoring South Africa
Silver Training Provider
• Level 1 -Neurocoaching Practioner
• Level 2- NLP and Integrated Intelligence Coaching
• Level 3- Systems and Change Navigation Coaching


South African Council for Social Services Professionals
• Basic Family Law and Divorce Mediation Training, 27 CPD points

There are various career opportunities open to our learners who successfully complete our range of either short learning programmes or NQF Level 5 qualifications.

These potential career paths include

Social entrepreneurs
Auxiliary social workers
Mediators in various fields
Community development specialists
Life coaching
Bargaining council
NPO executives
Community project managers
Youth coaching in schools
Early Childhood Development principals and educators

Our Courses

Online Courses

For more information about our courses, please visit our Online platform https://onlinecourses.lusasei.co.za/

You will be required to create a user account in order to access the platform, feel free to browse our courses and then pick one that suits your needs best. Alternatively follow the course prompts below and you will be directed to the online site.

Should you require any further information or technical assistance please contact us: 0169760933, [email protected], [email protected]

Facilitation of these programmes are subject to a minimum of 10 participants per group

Please contact us directly regarding these courses.
[email protected], [email protected]

Lusa reserves the right to cancel training should the minimum requirement of participants not be met. Lusa also reserves the right to change the dates of training in cases of unforeseen circumstances. In both instances participants will be refunded their full amounts or given the option to attend training on another date. In the event of cancellations requested by clients, made 2 weeks prior to training, course fees will be refunded subject to a R500 administration fee. No refunds will be considered for cancellations made later than 2 weeks prior to training.  No refunds will be considered for non-attendance. 

Upcoming Training



Level 1: Foundational Neuro-coaching for coach practitioners

July 16, 2024


15 MAY


Level 2: Integrated Intelligences and NLP

15 May 2024


07 MAY


Level 3: Systems and Teams Coaching and Change Navigation

07 May, 2024


Meet our Coaches and Facilitators


Melanie van Aswegen

Practicing Attorney (LLB), SAAM Accredited Mediator and Mediation Training Facilitator

Melanie is a practicing attorney with 20 years experience and owner of Melanie Van Aswegen Incorporated a litigation, family law and mediation practice. Melanie is passionate about family law, with strong child-orientated focus. Melanie is also a fervent advocate for mediation as a vehicle for creating win-win solutions for clients and is an enthusiastic facilitator of a NABFAM accredited course: Basic Family Law and Divorce mediation.


Annelise Venter

BA, Hons., MA and Ph.D (Development Administration), Community Development Training Facilitator

Annelise has 22 years of experience in municipal governance programmes with specific reference to local economic development programmes and high impact economic development projects. She strongly believes in the requirement that communities should be in a position to take the initiative and make the planning process, implementation and outcomes of sustainable community development their own.


Thanu Padayachee

PhD, Certified Neuro-Coach practitioner

With a background in the medial sciences, Thanu remains fascinated by neuro-agility and neuro-plasticity and how coaching with the brain in mind can be used to effect transformation in people. Thanu is a coaching facilitator and is inspired by the knowledge that when we believe in ourselves, we believe in possibilities.


Alwyn Burger

Neuro-Coach practitioner

Alwyn Burger is a Certified Neuro-Coach Practitioner and Trainer who is passionate about facilitating change in youth. Alwyn believes that coaching is a facilitative and empowering mechanism because ownership and responsibility for change is the onus of the individual.


Veronica Kietzmann-Cronje

PGDip Coaching, COMENSA credentialed Senior Coach, Certified Neuro-coach, mBIT and NLP Practitioner

Veronica has 25 years experience in Community Development and Community Impact programmes. With 5 years of coaching experience, Veronica champions the profound benefits of coaching for personal and professional development and is a actively involved in facilitating coaching programmes. Veronica enjoys the development of coaching programmes for Lusa and facilitation of these programmes.


Adelaide Makube

N.Dip Internal Auditing, BCom Honours Degree, Mentoring & Neuro-Coach practitioner

Adelaide Makube has training, mentoring and coaching experience in the NPO sector and church environment for more than 16 years. She is inspired by the impact that coaching brings to individual development. How easy change come when you reach it from the inside. Adelaide is an advocate for self development, change, transformation, self awareness and that eureka moment.


Diane Joy Wilder

COMENSA credentialed Master Coach, ICF certified, WBECS ,EMCC Certified Team Coach, Creative Consciousness International Consciousness Coach

Diane has coaching and training experience within the personal, business, corporate and NPO sectors. She has enjoyed 15 years as a Relationship, Executive, Sales, Group and Life coach and is passionate about transforming lives. Diane is involved in the development and facilitation of coaching programmes for Lusa.


Lynda Bleazard

B. Curr; MBA, COMENSA accredited senior coach, Certified mBIT, NLP, Mindfulness, Integrative Enneagram and Neuro-Link Brain Fitness and Agility practitioner.

Lynda is the founder and owner of Lynda Bleazard – a Transformational Leadership Coaching, Development and Wellness company. Lynda is a life-long learner who has a deep understanding of self and others. She lives mindfully and shares her experiences, insights, learnings and inspirations for the benefit and empowerment of others. She is passionate about Transformational Values Driven Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Change Management as well as Holistic Health and Wellness of her clients.

We are grateful to collaborate with these amazing business partners.

Lusa Community Chest is a non-profit and public benefit organisation that leads, supports and participates in inclusive community efforts that build capacity and mobilise resources to improve lives and create long term social change. In collaboration with individuals and corporate partners, Lusa Community Chest focuses on four strategic areas namely, Community Development, Education, Health and Income generation.

Our MISSION is to improve lives by mobilising the caring power of our communities to advance common good.

www.lusa.co.za , www.facebook.com/lusacommunitychest