Terra Nova

Communication training acknowledgement

The training modules can be adapted and personalized for your organization or a specific target group. Some of these modules will have the same structure in general; however the trainings can be applied differently, serving the group’s needs and expectations. The content, duration, theme and structure of the training will be personalized after previous discussions and preliminary evaluations; this can be changed or adjusted, by leaving out or adding certain subjects, according to the knowledge, roles, expectations and work methods of the respective group to reach the expectations.

 

A training module can be a one-time meeting or several regular meetings. According to the organizations’ workforce development plans, even separate courses can be organized; focusing on a single situation or competence (for example leadership, time management, conflict management, negotiation techniques) or it can be designed as a series of courses that are interrelated (public appearances, employer branding). Having a series of meetings gives the opportunity to monitor the group’s development, to try out the learned techniques between two meetings, to prepare for the next meeting or to carry out take-home activities, which can be discussed, analyzed with the group and with the trainers in the next meeting, thus getting useful feedback and personal development recommendations.

 

Based on a previous agreement and evaluation, special development trainings can be configured, aiming the development of specific skills or competences in a personalized way, focusing on the group’s profile. During the training, a person’s development can be monitored and individually trained (coaching) and, on request, a person’s personal or psychological profile can be created (profiling).

 

The trainings’ general characteristics are:

  • Training materials. A paper based and a digitalized training book and informational materials are provided for each training. These are handed out during the activities.
  • Visualization. Each presentation includes an animated support (PPT, Prezi, multimedia materials), some of them having projected films or special didactic materials.
  • Interactivity. The activities are based on interactivity, the members are involved, and each presentation is completed by exercises and assessments.
  • Group activity. Every debated subject is completed by group activity, role playing and simulation. These can help the members to understand the techniques and to practice them. In some cases, like group cohesion development, competence development, are built mostly on similar activities.
  • Assessment. During the training’s planning process, member or group evaluation is done. The training is adapted to the results of the previous evaluations. The data can be collected by involving the members or by using indirect, secondary sources.
  • Following the idea of the Homo ludens, the playing man, the training contains ice breaker activities; allowing the members to get to know each other better. These exercises increase concentration and have an effect on the group cohesion too.
  • Language. The trainings, according to previous discussions, can be held in English, Romanian, Hungarian; some modules are reachable in French or German.
  • A module takes usually one and a half or two hours, built on an interactive presentation with at least one exercise. The duration of an exercise depends on the topic, type of the exercise and the number of participants.
  • Timing. A whole training generally takes one or one and a half day with modules of 3×4 hours, usually a weekend. In general it is held starting from Friday morning / afternoon until Saturday afternoon / evening,; the longest period being five days.
  • Program. The training’s content and structure is based on the needs of the group, according to previous agreement and evaluations.

 

One can choose the necessary trainings or subjects from the ones presented below. After this, during a meeting there is the possibility of accommodation and combination, to suit the needs of a particular group; if there is a need for it, personalized curricula can be added for the group or company. The top ten general training types are the following: