As an adult educator I thrill at the changes that my students achieve for themselves, with my help.
I have always been able to find meaning and purpose in my own work, which includes helping others find it in their work too. Through my workshops I help my students to move beyond skills acquisition into a positive transformation of their approach to their work; their organisation; their colleagues; their customers; and their lives beyond the workplace.
I use my 40+ years of work experience and my ongoing studies on managing workplace dynamics to develop and offer courses and workshops that provoke thought, debate and transformation. My coaching skills are modelled in the classroom and cultural competence is the foundation for everything I offer.
Often my clients ask me to develop course materials/workshops just for them: The material is very specific to their requirements and the learning process supports their organizational philosophy and culture. If this is what you’re looking for, I’d be very happy to submit a proposal to you, based on your requirements.
I regularly contribute my time and passion to community learning events. One of my favourite places to work is The Old School Community Gathering Place, Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada. Here’s a sample of such work.
I carefully customize the course(s) you select from this list to make sure to reflect the values and priorities of your organization, and to extract lessons from the practical experiences of the participants.
Theory comes alive through practical experience.
My training methodology is rooted in adult learning principles and typically contain an action learning component which includes one on one coaching, and which can be used to measure the ROI of the course within months of completion.
Action Learning & Coaching Support: Some organizations like the way in which the action learning and coaching component of my workshops and training deliver visible, tangible and measurable results. The ROI of the training can be measured and demonstrated. It addresses the common problem of employees’ failure to apply classroom learnings on the job in a satisfactory manner.
It is possible to opt out of this component which would reduce the cost per learner.
Facilitated learning: Currently my courses and workshops are on offer in a class-room based format only. Plans are in place to move some of these learning experiences onto a virtual platform for synchronous and asynchronous learning during 2017.
Please contact me for more information, including prices, and dates. If you are based outside the Halifax Regional Municipality, this would be good news: I do not cost-recover on travelling to your community and back. I love this province and welcome the opportunity to travel to all its corners and coves.