Training that has a lasting effect
We are driven by our core disciplines of forethought, focus and follow-through and we provide training that is as close to coaching as possible.
Our people have many years experience as both buyers and providers of training and development. We have reflected at length on why training courses so often fall short when it comes to changing behaviour, yet coaching almost invariably pays off. We appreciate that the long term outcomes from training course are often disappointing, while coaching almost always leads to significant lasting improvement. Though coaching is more effective it is not always financially or logistically possible to provide coaching for large numbers. The opportunity to relate to real situations and respond to different learning preferences lies at the heart of the difference. Our reflections have led us to include as many of the elements of coaching as possible in our approach to training.
We are driven by our core disciplines of forethought, focus and follow-through and we provide training that is as close to coaching as possible. To learn how to do this subscribe to our blog.
We work in four key areas of personal development: core self, core skills, tools and applications.
Some personality types do not enjoy participation in self-awareness activities so people with those preferences may not want to start here. The maxim “know thyself” is vital to success and happiness.
- Personality preferences
We have identified 8 core skills that are called upon again and again. These are basic skills we may have learned a long time ago. We may have become sloppy at them, or there may be new techniques we have never come across.
The tools we have collected and devised are models, structured approaches and frameworks within which core skills are deployed. These tools help us repeat our successes more consistently and analyse events that did not go as we wanted. There are more than fifty tools from which to choose to create coaching and training programmes. The tools are categorised under the following headings:
- Mental fitness
- Written communications
- Performance management
- Verbal communications
- Creative problem solving
- Non-verbal communications
- The questioning kit
This is the starting point for most conventional training programmes – the application of self awareness, skills and tools to a situation of circumstances. It is a valid start point when a very specific requirement has been identified and all the delegates are at similar stages of development. Without these conditions there is a chance that delegates become disengaged. When the core skills are embedded among all delegates, training can produce lasting results because the focus can be on practice. Some of the applications we teach in coaching and modular training sessions are:
- Recruitment interviewing
- Coaching for performance improvement
- Buyer/Seller negotiations
- Personal resilience
- Giving feedback
- Tackling behaviour problems
- Effective presentations
- Effective meetings
- Performance appraisal
- Conflict resolutions
- Disciplinary interviews
- Goal setting
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