Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is training only for a purpose. We will not conduct training for training's sake. Our training is focused on helping companies achieve their business goals. Thus, our approach is to conduct purposeful training that is student-centered, experience-based, and performance-oriented. Purposeful training enables individuals to meet their specific learning needs and meet the needs of the organization.

The educational theory behind our approach is the Adult Learning Model described by Kolb and Fry (1975). We apply this theory by requiring participants' analysis of their experiences; encouraging them to become increasingly self-directed and responsible for their own learning; and providing skills through activities that serve participants' needs and interests based on their actual work requirements. We focus on first-hand and vicarious experiences, guided discussions among participants and the facilitator, as well as thoughtful analysis and interpretation by the participant. We also recognize that different people have different preferences for learning. Our approach accounts for this by using all four steps in the Adult Learning Model:

  1. Concrete experience
  2. Observation and reflection
  3. Form abstract concepts
  4. Develop and apply new courses of action to real situations.

This creates a cycle of continued application and learning as the participants learn this process as well as the specific content of each lesson.