About Us

Introduction To McDowell Development Institute South Africa

McDowell Development Institute – South Africa (MDI SA) is a training, development and Consulting Enterprise functioned and owned by experts and professional Management Consultants offering outcome based training and consulting services to the corporate and public sector. We offer personnel training and Business Consultancy to organizations of all sizes and at all levels. Intensive learning programmes and Consultancy services are presented by professionals in the industry and academia.

MDI SA has a network of associates to draw on for expertise on a range of different applications or projects. Its provision is made for the inclusion of further members, specifically with the view on Black Economic Empowerment.

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Nelson Mandela
Former President of South Africa

Our Vision

Continued development internationally and locally at all levels of the private and public sectors in Excellence and Professionalism and also to be an innovative training provider of excellence, embracing the sharing of skills to uplift and empower all individuals.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Albert Einstein
Theoretical physicist

Our Mission

Provision of the highest quality Consultancy services and most cost effective education and training to all learners wishing to achieve standards and qualifications registered on NQF.

he function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
American minister

Our Values

We are committed to partnering with our clients and help them to unlock their potential. This partnership enables us to deliver on our promise and truly making a difference in the long term.

We therefore embrace the following values:

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
John F. Kennedy
35th U.S. President


To reach the stated vision, we commit ourselves to achieving the following goals:

• Deliver high quality teaching and learning in accordance with national education policy.

• Co-operate with various stakeholders especially Business sector and Government Departments to achieve national imperatives.

• Provide fundamental learning components, practical training and authentic workplace experience to learners involved in learnerships and skills programs.

• To customize learning programs to meet the education and training needs of employers and entrepreneurs.

• To establish and maintain an education management information system.

• To ensure good corporate governance, strong management leadership and financial accountability in line with the provisions of National and international standards.

• To redress past imbalances through our employment and staff development practices and to ensure employee health and wellness

• The company also strive to establish and maintain a quality management system based on ISO 9001:2000 to ensure quality service delivery to our clients.


McDowell Development Institute Training prides itself on having been awarded with the B-BBEE verification status of a Level 1 Contributor with a 135% BEE Procurement Recognition Level.

Management Declaration

MDI SA Quality Management System is informed by legislation of a particular relevance to its activities and to the best of its knowledge in complying with all requirements in the following legislation:

Innovative solutions through:

Excellence through:

Uplifting of individuals through:

Why McDowell as your Training partner?

MDI SA has a warm, vibrant, energy driven business skills training proudly managed by a professional team of experts in the field of learning and development.

The primary objective of our training is to ensure that the knowledge acquired is applied successfully, adding real value and making a visible difference to work performance in the business environment.

Utilizing a unique post course electronic “toolbox” for delegates and an on-line electronic evaluation tool for clients, we offer measurable training solutions providing return on investment in the workplace.

Some of Our Clients