Victim to Victor programme

The Victim to Victor programme was initially developed by MAST (Management and Skills Training) in the mid 1990’s in order to address the negative and fearful mindset gripping the country at the time as a result of the shift in political power. The workshop highlights the current negative attitudes prevalent in many South African organisations, particularly those that are undergoing change. The emotions that arise include feelings of lack of control, anger, blaming of others, frustration, not taking responsibility, etc., i.e. a ‘Victim mindset’. The mindset of a ‘Victor’ is then considered. Typical emotions include feeling in control, self-responsibility, being motivated, having commitment and a positive attitude.

Course Structure


South Africa in the World

  • Understanding mindsets
  • Identify USA mindset vs current South African mindset
  • South Africa’s Global competitiveness
  • Impact of this mindset on businesses, communities and individuals
  • Taking ownership of this mindset
  • South African Victors (Carte Blanche video)


The Brain – a Patterning System

  • The Self Talk Cycle
  • Understanding how the Mind works
  • Power of the Subconscious mind
  • Discovering our true Potential
  • Mind Power tools


The Victim Mindset

  • Identifying the Victim mindset
  • Characteristics of Victim behaviour – thoughts, feelings and language
  • Impacts of negative behaviour (Video – “The Train Man”)
  • Accusation, Blame and Complaints
  • Locus of Control – External
  • Participants identify own Victim mindsets and it’s consequences


The Victor Mindset

  • Identifying the Victor Mindset
  • Characteristics of Victor behaviour – thoughts, feelings and language
  • Impacts of positive behaviour (Video – “The Miracle Man”)
  • Attitudes, Beliefs and Choices
  • Locus of Control – Internal
  • Taking Responsibility
  • SNIOP (Susceptible to Negative Influences of Other People)



  • Employees will be given tools for self-empowerment and taking personal responsibility.
  • We have no doubt about the ability of the programme to effect this change.
  • The workshop deals with ‘live’ issues within the organisation. As such, it is 100% relevant to employees as they discuss and explore their own work situations. This is very powerful in internalising new behaviour and carrying this into the workplace.
  • Employees will be challenged in their current mindsets.
  • Employees will experience the positive power of individual and collective mindsets.
  • Employees will develop their own, and group action plans that will become part of their daily working lives.