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Conference / Keynote speakers
are expected to have originated the material they are talking about, AND
the sporting /adventuring /political achievements they recount. They can
present their material in an interesting, engaging and stimulating way,
reaching cynics and interested people alike. For this
reason keynote speakers fees are the higher than trainers fees.
a list of TIRIAN'S best keynote speakers)
Facilitators provide stimulus to encourage the group to discover the
answers. Since reflection is the key to deeper learning that leads to
more lasting change, anything that a "facilitator" does to enhance
reflection before, during, or after an experience is called
The central purposes of
facilitation are to:
enhance the quality of the
to assist clients in finding
directions and sources for functional change, and
to create changes that are
lasting and transferable*.
Facilitators need to be very
skilled in working with group dynamics as what they work with is "live"
and "fluid". They need to be able to deal with difficult people and win
them over to positive participation.
Facilitators can present
formally from out the front, but where possible would prefer to keep the
environment conducive for self discovery - such as using experiential
learning methods. Good facilitators can still bring audiences to self
discovery from out the front formal presentations, by the way they
construct their presentation and the methods they use. Good Facilitators
“Education” implies that the learner has developed an understanding of
the issues or principles and acts deliberately on the basis of these
because they have become committed to them. For this reason
facilitators fees and experiential learning programs are the higher than
impressive program. I was amazed at how you got my team to openly discuss
issues and address our needs to drive change."
Director of Marketing BPD Asia
development games and business simulations provide the perfect
context for effective facilitation"
a list of TIRIAN'S best facilitators)
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Trainers refer to existing
material or tell you stories about other people. Thus trainers
must be good communicators and perhaps technical experts but are not
originators or the source of their own knowledge. Training
is about developing a specific skill set, imparting knowledge. (Education
is about developing skills for ongoing learning and enquiry).
teaches people what or how to do something with little understanding as
to why it is the case. For this reason
trainers fees are the lowest of the categories.
you know that most of Tirian's programs are exclusively designed
and created by Tirian? Tirian doesn't just train, we educate
What is education?
True education is where
something valuable is learned and a desirable state of mind is
For true education to
take place the participant must come to appreciate what they learn.
A person who is educated
has acquired a body of knowledge that is not just a collection of
random facts; instead it is organised into some sort of conceptual
scheme by which they are able to relate the various pieces of
knowledge to each other.
|"Education results in
the learning of something of value that involves knowledge and
understanding which is organized into some kind of cognitive perspective,
and this learning has been acquired by methods involving awareness and
some degree of voluntariness on the learners part." (RS Peters)
A mediocre teachers
A good teacher explains
A superior teacher demonstrates
A great teacher inspires
What is Learning?
Learning is a change in the way we feel, think, or behave. When we are
aware of the change, when we intend to make the change, and when the
change is maintained over time, then our learning has been conscious,
deliberate and lasting. Unfortunately, and all too often, attempts to
learn or change are prevented by a lack of
reflection (defeating awareness), the presence of resistance (defeating
intent), and many barriers to supporting transfer (defeating
Experiential learning is founded
more on the active doing rather than the passive being done to. In this
way, people practice the very skills they are learning and are more
likely to maintain their change back at work. Experience-based learning
becomes "experiential" when elements of reflection, support
and transfer are added to the base experience.*
What is Debriefing?
facilitators ask clients for their opinions and refrain from making
statements to clients. In this way, clients learn to think for
themselves and begin to take ownership over confronting issues
(educational programs). If they "own" their issues, they are
more likely to commit to changing the situation and to following through
on their commitments. In a debrief discussion, clients are asked (under
the guidance of a questioning facilitator) to reflect on their
experiences and to discuss points of learning that they believe took
Through unique methods of input
"practice fields" or "virtual worlds" are created that enable
participants to see:
Issues that arise in the
work place over a long period of time can be isolated and focused on to
see more clearly the consequences of particular actions.
Incidents that occur very
rapidly can be examined in detail to study more carefully.
Actions and attitudes that
cannot be reversed or taken back in the real world can be re-tried
countless times in a protected environment.
The complexities of the
everyday working environment can be simplified and analysed.
the Chickens come home to Roast?
is not always education and after
the disturbing TIME magazine article on the state of our schools, it's
time for organisations to take education seriously before it's
are finding that even children who attend the very best public schools
lack the creative skills to compete in a new, challenging information
Why has this happened?
Singapore's Senior Minister of
State for Education
says, "the current system now needs to produce a new breed of
leaders who have a certain ruggedness, an ability to respond quickly to
situations." It is critical thinking skills, not simple abilities
in regurgitating facts, which are urgently needed. What
good leaders must have is the ability to make decisions based on
understanding of principles that they have become committed to...more
Read more about
Tirian's educational approach
Getting results is not just a matter of finding
the right information, but also finding the best methods to ensure that
the information is effectively implemented in the workplace. Programs and
sessions must be designed to be relevant and internalised in a way that
the learnings can be used in the workplace...
about Tirian's 3D integrated approach to Organisational Learning
creative multi-dimensional approach, Tirian can ensure development is
penetrating and aligned to the organisation’s strategies and
more about how people learn and why Tirian is effective
In increasing individual
effectiveness and group performance, the key is not further skill
training, but targeted learning opportunities with specific practical
outlines. The long term effectiveness of short term training has been
rightly questioned, but opportunities for increasing ongoing learning can
be proven to be invaluable...
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