Leadership training and development workshops
Chellie prefers to describe herself as a “pracademic” - bringing the best of academia together with practical, everyday experience. The menu to the right presents a range of training programmes that Chellie offers. She keeps her leadership training and development workshops practical drawing upon her corporate and community experience and case studies, whilst ensuring material is carefully grounded in academic credibility.
Chellie adopts a Participant Centred Teaching and Learning (PCTL) style in her leadership training and development workshops . Broadly, this style of facilitation, teaching and learning locates the site of learnedness within the participant not only the 'teacher'. PCTL encourages deep learning and for participants to be knowledge creators, not just passive recipients of information. A participant-centred approach focuses primarily on what the participant needs to do in order to learn. PCTL methods include active learning which encourages participants to solve problems, formulate questions of their own, discuss, explain, debate, or brainstorm during class; cooperative learning, where participants work in teams on problems and projects that fosters both interdependency and individuality; and inductive teaching and learning, in which participants learn in the context of addressing challenges.
Figure 1 portrays a teacher-centric view and Figure 2 portrays the form of PCTL that she has developed – drawing on her training, active learning in the classroom and career in corporate settings. Chellie uses feedback loops, reflexivity and values to deepen the learning container of the teaching and learning environment.
Figure 1 (left): Teacher-centric model Figure 2 (right): Adapted PCTL Model
Chellie fosters a supportive, non-threatening leadership training and development learning environment that respects diversity and encourages everyone to express their views. She has mastery in keeping people fully engaged and focussed. She understands the power of releasing the collective learning in the leadership training and development environment, and facilitates the opportunity for participants to draw on their own experiences.