Leading for change: The Comprehensive inside out approach©As School of training, we believe that the efficiency of any training relies on a comprehensive inside out approach© that targets the trainee as a whole, and not only some aspects of his personality or skills. Through this approach we aim at addressing a new educational challenge in training: Is it possible to train attitudes? It is easy to get an employee or job applicant to training sessions, but this does not necessarily lead himtowards an active and sustainablechange.
It has been proven by experience that loading the heads of trainees with information, empowering them with certain skills or even using active training methodsunder the pretext of staying away of traditional methods is no more helpful. In fact, the efficiency of such methods would be limited if no comprehensive inside out strategy is adopted, noting that this strategy should start from the inside, starting with attitudes, then moving to the outside by targeting the skills and knowledge. To give an example:
Can an employee overcome his negative responses in a jobwhere hefeelsunloved, persecutedorattacked byhis boss or colleagues, after attending a training session on positivity? Definitely not, sincethis issue is notlinked toan externalcontrol. Or can wepush a smoker to refrain fromsmoking simply by talking, scaring himfrom illnessordeath, or empowering him with certain skillstohelp himget rid ofthis bad habit? For sure not, hewill return tosmoking shortly.
The REAL change starts from within. Training effectiveness is linked to a comprehensive inside out© strategy based on suitable customized training and convenient educational means.
This approach created by Mr. Raymond El Khouryleads trainees to build an integrated personality through customized programs specially designed for them and enabling them to enter the job market. It also enables them to develop their autonomy and POWER of DISCERNMENT so that they strive for continuous development in a world with lots of problems and few solutions. It allows them to experience success, earn respect for what they are and commit to building a better world, and to work with others with a deep spirit of solidarity where they would build bridges not walls.
Practically, to implement the Comprehensive Inside Out Approach© we need to rely on a constructive process, where strategic objectives are set to answer questions like: Who is this trainee? What are his motives and goals in life and on professional level? What do we want from him and how to get him out there?
This approachis basedona building process that startsfrom within, at the attitudes level first, before moving outwards to the level ofskillsandknowledge. This process relies on a combinationof educationalprinciplesandpractical experiences: TheCompetency-based training, Transversal Competencies and Differentiation approach.