• Mentorship programs in breeding and analysis​

• Post- graduate (PhD) assistance & promotion​​

• Courses in Breeding​

Some comments by attendees:

2015: “The diversity of people was very interesting. I met a lot of people and your ideas inspired me. And I enjoyed the wine on Wednesday.”

2015: “Would you recommend the course?: Definitely. Well done on an excellent course! Very relevant and comprehensive. Looking forward to the next one.

2015: “Would you recommend the course?: Definitely. I would highly recommend this course to everyone who needs to know something about breeding. Very intellectually stimulating and well presented.”

2015: “Extremely helpful for my day to day work. A well rounded course that packs a lot into a very short space of time.

2017: “My initial understanding of quantitative genetics has been broadened”

2017: “Breeding Strategies was a highlight for me”

2017: “It was a very informative course, more especially for foresters”

2017: “Course was good, guest lecturers as well. But mostly you give good lectures always capturing our attention. I liked how the course progressed and how it was structured.”

Some of the courses presented include:​
i. 2017-
Verryn, S. D. (ed.) (2017). An Introduction to Modern Tree Breeding.
Pretoria, Creation Breeding Innovations. ​

ii. 2015-
Verryn, S., V. Grzeskowiak, et al. (2015). An Introduction to Modern Tree
Breeding. Pretoria, Creation Breeding Innovations.​

iii. 2005-
Hettasch, M.H., Lunt, K.A., Pierce, B.T., Snedden, C.L., Steyn, D.J.,
Venter, H.M. and Verryn, S.D.2005. Tree Improvement Course For Managers,
presented in Australia. ​

iv. 2005- Hettasch,
M.H., Lunt, K.A., Pierce, B.T., Snedden, C.L., Steyn, D.J., Venter, H.M. and
Verryn, S.D.2005. Tree Breeding Short Course.​

v. 2004 – M. H.
Hettasch, C. L. Snedden, Lunt K., B. T. Pierce, and S. D. Verryn 2004.
Practical Data Analysis Tools for Tree Breeders Manual., Pretoria, South
Africa: Environmentek, CSIR. (South Africa)​

vi. 2003 – M. H.
Hettasch, C. L. Snedden, Lunt K., B. T. Pierce, and S. D. Verryn 2003.
Practical Data Analysis Tools for Tree Breeders Manual., Pretoria, South
Africa: Environmentek, CSIR. (Portugal)​

vii. 2001 – Verryn,
S. D., Hettasch, M. H., and Pierce, B. T. 2001. Tree Breeding Techniques
Course Manual. In: CSIR, Pretoria. ​

viii. 1991 to 2000 –
Verryn, S. D., Hettasch, M. H., Pierce, B. T., Snedden, C. L., and Steyn, D.
J. 2000. Specialist Eucalypt Breeding Techniques Course Manual. CSIR,
Pretoria.​(This series of courses in tree breeding has attracted over 100
participants from a total of over 30 different countries since 1991.) ​

ix. 1996 – Verryn,
S. D. 22-1-1996. Introduction to Best Linear Prediction (BLP). CSIR,
Pretoria. 98pp.​