I recommend an initial (free) strategy session to understand the needs, limitations and the expectations of the individual.
Subsequently, I structure a schedule of personal interactions. I also set up the number of hours of telephonic support and online chats.
Depending on the need, I customise and structure the following methods
Half Day Seminars1
|For problem awareness and root cause analysis|
|To develop skills for specific problems|
Long Term Workshops3
(typically 3 Contact Hours per week
|To develop a deeper set of skills that
require more time,practice and feedback
1 Seminars are in the form of interactive discussions or lectures / talks
2 Workshops are interactive with emphasis on practical exercises
3 These are a combination of lectures and practical exercises
I provide certificates of participation and when required, I grade the participants on behalf of the course sponsors.
For Career-related discussions, I prefer to have participants to be either friends, or from different organisations, who are comfortable sharing their issues. I do not recommend persons from the same department, or having a reporting relationship, participating in the same session.
To optimise delivery, the process followed is:
- The topics to be covered are pre-selected from a check-list
- The objective of the workshop / seminar is determined
- The coaching method is determined
- The date and logistics of the event is fixed
- This includes any requirement for pre-workshop material