etc4CA’s effectiveness in traditional classroom educational and training delivery methods is based on two key success factors:
The pedagogy applied during the course
We deploy a variety of learning techniques which are designed to put our participants at the heart of the event. Whilst we do meet the needs of those with ‘Reflective’ and ‘Theorist’ learning styles, our focus is on providing practical content with case studies, role-plays, and active learning experiences, identifying together the principles of good business practice. Individual and group activities allow each person not only to benefit from the collective competence of the group, but also facilitate individual assimilation of knowledge and skills, which will not be the same for all participants. We often act as facilitators to assist the course attendees in discovering and trying out things for themselves (‘Pragmatist’/’Activist’ learning styles). We specifically focus upon the application of knowledge and experience to real-life business situations ensuring transfer of skills into each person’s own job, company and private life.
Placing this education or training within a career timeframe
Education and training sessions are unique learning events that begin well before the first session and, more importantly, continue long after courses have finished. To maximise the opportunity these sessions represent, etc4CA offers a set of solutions and methodologies that go far beyond the classroom presentations:
- Individualised consulting support to optimise the effectiveness of the education/training programme, and to assist in implementation of the newly acquired skills and knowledge.
- Support of ‘train the trainer’ cascading of skills
- Validation and certification of skills.
etc4CA Foundational Principle: Give people fish and you feed them for a day (Charity) Teach people to fish and you feed them for a while (Empowerment). Teach people to fish, and at the same time help people to discover a pride and an identity as fishermen and you feed them, their family, and their friends for life. (Transformation)