We received some wonderful feedback from Ryno from SIGSIM, our friend and partner in the Dominican Republic, on his success using CoachingOurselves in powerful and creative new way!
Why did you decide, as an HR/L&D consulting company, to start offering CoachingOurselves to your clients? What problems is it helping them solve?
Every since we got acquainted with CoachingOurselves, our primary goal was to find a way to implement it within the academic market. We wanted to enrich specific subjects using the CoachingOurselves’ reflective discussion methodology to help participants link relevant theories to their respective business practices. I believe this knowledge transfer is the weak link in most major academic programs. By adapting CoachingOurselves sessions to complement academic courses, learning becomes less about theory and more about helping people identifying opportunities to improve their performance within the workplace and better contribute to organizational objectives.
2) Can you give an example of how you are using CoachingOurselves with your clients?
To seize this opportunity in the University market, we have started a pilot project called Reflection Cafes. We are inviting teachers from different subject areas to experience and become familiar with the CoachingOurselves structure. These promo sessions will help them understand how easy it is to blend the CoachingOurselves content with their subject curricula, and how efficient it is as a dialog and reflection tool – core competencies for developing managers. In order to make academic usage scalable and manageable, CoachingOurselves has already developed an electronic portal that enables us to assign specific modules to a group of students within an academic course. This is a crucial admin tool to control access and invoice according to actual usage.
3) How did you get started with CoachingOurselves and how did you get your clients started with CoachingOurselves?
The CoachingOurselves Reflections Cafes are still pending deployment, but we have already had success adapting similar approaches at the University Level. One of our learning portfolios was similarly introduced in a very large University by gathering teachers from specific content areas to demonstrate an e-tool and discuss how it could be implemented in their courses. Over a year, we gathered 10-12 teachers every month and presented them with a different tool. By the time the activity was concluded, these tools were introduced in six different courses, some with several groups each season, resulting in more than 1500 users each year.
We also expect to introduce this idea to the Business Market, where invitees to the Reflection Cafes would be HR/Area Managers of companies.
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