Methodology

All of Conflict Dynamics’ courses and workshops employ a powerful adult learning methodology in order to bring about real performance change and active skills development.

We design our learning materials using the Training for Learning approach - an experiential approach to learning which is based on guided discovery and sound adult learning principles which make real learning happen. Our focus is solidly on learning, rather than training.

Training for Learning is based on extensive research carried out on how adults learn. This research was conducted over many years and across multiple continents. The result is a learning approach and methodology that is structured enough to ensure that identified learning outcomes are met, yet flexible enough to allow learners to draw from their own experience and understanding via facilitated debates and discussion around new concepts and principles that must be learnt.

The strength of the methodology lies in its practical value and application. Using the methodology, we produce learning material that is simple (but not simplistic), user-friendly and which gets to the heart of what needs to be learnt and understood in a profound, meaningful and also enjoyable way.

Our learning materials and processes encourage participation and active learning throughout a course or workshop. Minimal use is made of PowerPoint and/or other modes of presentation that do not actively involve the learner in the “discovery” process.

As a training provider our credibility and reputation depend on the ability to produce relevant learning from training. Without a level of guaranteed learning there can be no payoff in the workplace and the investment ends up as a waste of time and money. To achieve this requires a solid understanding of practical design techniques that can be used when developing our learning programmes, and this is what we offer.