I see creating a safe experiential space and constructive relationship as being my most important task as a trainer. In addition to individual training courses for specialists and leaders, I also conduct modular development programmes. I bring in trainers from my network should this be required. I conduct both face-to-face and online-based training courses. This involves me working with you to identify formats that are appropriate for your company and the subject matter to be taught.
I pay close attention in my training courses to a methodological combination of theoretical input (models, methods), practical exercises and real-life, everyday issues. I offer opportunities for practical exercises and feedback that afford the opportunity for self-reflection and for expanding one’s own behavioural repertoire.
Managing group dynamics and the “invisible part of the iceberg” in the training course is at least as fundamental to successful training as managing the technical and methodological input. To my mind, the trainees are competent peers and I see it as my task as a trainer to harness the participant group’s wealth of experience and facilitate a trusting and constructive interaction between participants.
Training is more likely to be carried over into day-to-day working life if the training course content is aligned with the participants’ experience – by discussing individual situations in a collegial way, for example. It is also important that the training course within the company does not take place in a “vacuum” but is relevant, both before and afterwards, to the participants’ daily working life.