We provide a variety of sustainability, leadership, STARS and Scrum training.
Every client has unique as well as common needs. Training should adapt to the client needs so that enterprise culture and practices are recognized and incorporated when beneficial. For example, when introducing Agile into an organization for the first time, there is a need to set perceptions of what Agile is, how to introduce it into the corporate culture so that clashes are minimized and advantages are multiplied. Agile introduction courses can be run in as little as 2 hours. Han van loon has performed Agile Introduction training for well over 120 teams and managers.
Han van Loon has worked with corporate clients in 15 countries with a wide variety of corporate cultures that provide opportunities for optimization.This is done agilely, first by discussion with the client sponsor and then by interaction with course participants, to shape the training as needed. This also provides a foundation for any subsequent coaching to embed the learned practices within the team and shape their performance to produce superior results.
The training is usually run in a workshop. Workshops are designed to both entertain and educate. When people enjoy something they remember more about the event afterwards. When the event is educational, they learn more because they enjoy it. The workshops combine physical and mental exercises to reinforce learning and use. Han’s “Aussie humor” generates an enjoyable learning atmosphere.
Workshops can run from ½ day to 3 days. A typical 1/2 day workshop would introduce a topic so that participants can make an informed decision whether to proceed to more in-depth training. Normally clients start with a training for a pilot team or project, and expand to more teams.
Clients can choose any combination of workshops to suit their needs. For STARS, it is recommended that the Voyage of Discovery workshop be run first as this lays the foundation for the principles used in other workshops.
As part of our workshop program, we can look at how to present your company culture and your approach to leadership and management. This can include human resource management, quality management, process management, and product and logistics management.
We prepare enterprise workshops with senior sponsors, normally the executive leadership. This normally uses a short but intense period with the leaders to understand and incorporate their aims and goals into the workshop aims and goals. Workshop outcomes are targeted to reflect these aims and goals.
The workshops are tailored to individual enterprise needs. Our pricing reflects the tailored needs, the number of participants and the topics covered. We set attractive per participant pricing which is competitive against industry standards. The books are included in the workshop pricing. We welcome a discussion with you in order to understand your needs and expectations and set an agreed and attractive price.
The physical exercises are non-threatening but introduce a little personal stress. They are easy enough for the majority of people to perform yet are very illuminating. They create awareness of personal behavior of selves and others, while emphasizing the need for teamwork. The types of activities generally used are not meant to be extreme; they are not like ‘Ropes’ or other similar activities (climbing, abseiling, rafting, hang gliding, etc.). While these types of activities are fun for many people, they can be very emotionally threatening to others or even impossible for some people. In addition, these types of activities rarely relate back to the enterprise needs, the lessons learned are mostly personal, rather than work related. STARS workshop exercises can include the ‘blindfold walk’, the ‘human knot’, and ‘walk the plank’.
The mental exercises are the most important activities in the STARS workshops. STARS workshops are participatory, not just lectures. The workshops begin from a personal viewpoint, expand into team application, and ultimately into enterprise and organization wide application.
 It is possible to use some of these activities when desired and beneficial. Enterprise that value very adaptable, assertive and outdoors people may find it useful to combine STARS with these types of activities.