Trainers often present formulas and glossaries and expect students to mentally correlate them to real-life situations after the training--by themselves!
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) August 01, 2012
Hoffmann Conseho just launched a new type of project management training that combines the benefits of customization, andragogy (adult learning science) and volume production. Hoffmann Conseho uses a proprietary method called Project-Lab to create real-life skills from project management theory. Project-Lab allows participants to experiment with new ideas until they understand a project management concept without the threat of real-life failure. Thus, Hoffmann Conseho courses create skills rather than short-term memories, while avoiding the usually high cost of customized seminars.
The ultimate purpose of professional development is the creation of job skills. Andragogy established that adults create skills ideally by solving job-specific problems with colleagues. Also, adults retain information in long-term memory only if it is useful, and social interaction enhances the adult’s development of new skills. Online project management courses are widely available, and common face-to-face seminars are easily accessible in major metropolitan areas. However, these standardized courses do not always create skills. Participants from construction, IT, marketing, financial, government, and other organizations share standard course materials—which must be generic—and, unfortunately, fade from memory quickly unless they happen to coincide with a real-life problem that the participant is experiencing. An investment in these standardized courses may be misplaced if it does not improve job performance.
Project management is an art and science that can make investments successful. Why, then, would an organization invest in professional development that may not improve the project manager’s performance? The common answer has been cost. Most people would agree that customized training is better, but the price used to be prohibitive. Now there is an alternative: Hoffmann Conseho’s Project-Lab approach simulates a client’s project without the need for redesigned course materials. This allows sound andragogical learning at competitive prices. Any organization with a training budget of $1,900 can leverage Hoffmann Conseho’s approach.
Roland Hoffmann, Hoffmann Conseho’s Principal, remarks, “Common project management training mostly presents formulas and glossaries and expects students to mentally correlate them to real-life situations after the fact. This approach misses a key andragogical element: application! Applying information to solve actual actual problems is critical for the formation of job skills. Our goal was to make formal project management instantly relevant as a solution to real-life problems. We have achieved that goal with Project-Lab--it delivers a powerful, relevant and immediate learning experience!”
About Hoffmann Conseho: Hoffmann Conseho offers Basic and Advanced Project Management courses ranging from $940 to $1,380 per participant (all inclusive). The courses occur at a client’s facility. Roland Hoffmann founded the company in 2007. Its training courses improve job performance because they are firmly rooted in andragogy, (adult learning science). It favors action-focused and experiential learning techniques, which Hoffmann Conseho uses in its Project-Lab approach. Roland Hoffmann is a 20 year veteran who has led a wide spectrum of projects, ranging from colossal to miniscule, from IT to construction, and from Europe to Asia and the Americas. He decided to convey his two decades of experience through Hoffmann Conseho’s project management courses.