Other shorter, more intense schedules have been used successfully, such as 3 full days, ideally spread two weeks apart or 3 full days back to back. The latter is the customary method of training but its drawback is that it presents lots of valuable ideas and techniques without adequate time for absorption and habit change.
During each session we employ a multi-method approach of delivery – combining lectures, interactive group work, videos and volunteer demonstrations; along with hand-outs provided at the end of each session, with practical home assignments and activities to complete each week. Participants’ assignments are graded and returned so that they can gauge their progress.
At every session, and particularly at the sixth session, participants share their experiences of living the principles taught in the course. The groups unite in strategizing ways to incorporate key learnings from the course to daily life in the workplace. This group commitment towards the relentless pursuit of continuous, positive improvement unites the team and will reap many rewards for any organization.