Our Approach

When developing and implementing any training program, the driving principles are the needs of the people who will be attending - what do they need to know, how can the information be presented with realism and relevance, and what will encourage the transfer of the skills and knowledge to their own situations.

For that reason, we scope out the big picture first - what are we teaching and why - and then deconstruct that into the “teachable” segments.

The basic methodology follows accepted adult learning practices, including:

  1. Clearly defined learning objectives throughout to ensure that participants know what they’re learning and why.
  2. Structure that moves participants in logical steps from awareness to skill/knowledge acquisition to application to real world.
  3. Learning activities that tap participants’ own experiences as a basis for understanding and incorporating seminar content.
  4. Knowledge acquisition, practice, and application activities that maintain a high level of engagement, enthusiasm, and participation throughout the session. For variety, individual, paired, and subgroup activities are included.
  5. Graphics and page layout that is clean and sophisticated to ensure that both participants and trainers find the materials attractive, useful, and easy to follow.
  6. Measurement and follow-up to ensure transfer of training to the real world.
  7. Train the trainer to ensure that others can conduct the training as effectively and successfully.