Our 16 years’ experience developing motivational behaviour change programmes targeting some of society’s most challenging groups (violent offenders, young people in gangs, children exposed to abuse and neglect) has inspired us to apply this knowledge to corporate learning environments. This approach is a natural extension of the ethos that drove us to establish Khulisa here in the UK in 2009: to bring new dynamism and unique models of social impact by drawing on programmes tested in the extremely fragile social and financial environments of South Africa. These have provided innovative and effective solutions to changing behaviours, developing empathy and building aspiration while addressing crime and violence here in UK.

By taking this thinking one step further, we have seen that our training models can specifically address a company’s need to:

  • Build significant personal awareness of behaviour and its impact on others;
  • Align employee behaviour with company values;
  • Develop corporate integrity and build teams;
  • Help to address issues of conflict, bullying, antagonism or racism.


Our programmes use experiential and creative learning techniques, underpinned by evaluated processes such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Enhancement Therapy. Participants engage in discussions, role-play, group challenges, personal reflection and goal-setting.

Delivered as either half or full day sessions, our training offers a unique form of personal development and motivation for employees and greatly enhances each individual’s potential.

Experience & Impact

Khulisa, a Zulu word which means “to nurture”, has extensive experience in delivering corporate staff training in a variety of sectors. In South Africa Khulisa has delivered and facilitated workshops for over 600 employee participants and clients including Capacity Outsourcing, Barloworld Nike, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the South African Police Service.

In the UK, Khulisa has conducted workshops and trainings for Leaders Quest, the National School of Government, Barclays Global Retail Bank, the Home Office and Common Purpose, along with numerous other organisations represented on group trainings.

Khulisa Social Solutions of South Africa have a 16-year track record impacting over one million people and received a United Nations Award in 2006 for being a “best-practice model [of] ‘transformational social impact”. Our work in the UK has received Ministry of Justice approval and been recognised with several impact evidence endorsements. In 2013 we received significant grant support from the Cabinet Office under two strands of their Social Action Fund.


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For more information, please contact
Dominique Airey, the CEO on