“It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best.” – W. Edward Deming
ParadigmPeople are a consultancy focused on IT Integration and delivery solutions based on an Agile Culture. We aim to support employer by improving the knowledge and skills of their employees by ensuring staff have the right skills to do their job efficiently, we also go further to help people grow, develop their talent and increase their potential.
Train to be better, train to stand out, train to become more adaptable, train to improve, train to evolve, train to win .. Whatever the reason or reasons we have to educate ourselves.
We must realize that the choice should ultimately be our and our alone. There are many ways to create that osmotic effect to learning, those pragmatic, those who are did active. For some we crave the challenge, some of us just want a quiet space and time to unravel the information. So many variables and yet in the midst of all those options one thing stands true and unchangeable, The thirst for knowledge will never cease.
Paradigm training stand for all of the above and yet rests in the singularity that learners thirst for knowledge, where knowledge brings power, personal satisfaction and professional elevation.
We believe that whilst work-related training is vital, organisations that go further to invest in its people by enabling learning and personal development consequently increases their own effectiveness and viability.
ParadigmPeople will evolve and morph to show value to her customers over time.
Our value statement is this
To share knowledge, without financial encumbrance to as many as those who are seeking it
To evolve in our ability to share knowledge
To be transparent and communicative in all that we do.
In order to be able to provide comprehensive training services for developing your workforce, we offer consultancy and support services including but not limited to:
TRAINING NEEDS ANALYSIS
We are able to assist your organization in measuring employee engagement and training impact, identify training needs and assess your workplace culture. We believe that training can have a huge effect on staff motivation, productivity and retention, however without the right processes in place, it can be hard to gauge the impact on staff productivity levels.
Our team offers a number of services to help you assess employee engagement, training needs and impact as well as workplace culture in your organization. Using various methods, we conduct a comprehensive training needs analysis and provide a robust learning and development plan, based on research and linked to your organizational, team and individual objectives.
We offer effective training solutions including instructor-led classroom training and workshops, virtual classrooms/workshops, mentored and blended learning for continuous learning and development as well as e-learning solutions in both ICT and Soft Skills.
Our clients are encouraged to always rely on us for advice and support, before, during and after training. We believe that our goal to deliver learning that changes behavior to produce results is a process, and not just a single event. We therefore integrate high impact learning designs into all our training programs which help to increase retention and the application of new skills in the workplace.
Once training has occurred, our learners will also automatically receive tips and “how-to’s” by email and are welcome to contact us for further support for the entire duration of your association with us or for a period as contractually specified.
All our delegates receive the following as standard (as applicable):
• High impact measures that compels the delegate to put new skills into practice at work;
• Comprehensive reference materials;
• Delegate folder;
• Knowledge/Skills checklist which learners complete before and at the end of each course, to identify for themselves:
• what learning they can expect to gain from the learning experience,
• what learning has taken place, and
• any additional skills gap they may have.
• Action Planning Form which learners are encouraged to complete as the course progresses, with actions relevant to their roles, their team plans and/or individual goals.
• Course evaluation, which we consider a continuous process;
• Personalized certificate of completion;
To accommodate the different needs of different types of learners and organizational objectives, ParadigmPeople offers a variety of delivery methods
A Classroom Course, ILT (Instructor-Led Training) is a delivery method where the instructor and the participants are co-located in a physical environment. Our instructor will lecture, and provide coaching and feedback to the participants. Participants will learn by listening to the instructor, carrying out various exercises, sharing experiences and directing questions to the instructor and their peers. This mode of delivery is the most popular among our clients for several reasons, one of which is the dynamic nature of our trainers who are certified by various training organisations, have decades of classroom training experience, have a passion for facilitating adult learning and are committed to delivering high standards of training and exceptional classroom experience.
A Virtual Classroom is similar to the Classroom, but hosted in a Virtual Class environment. This means that the participants and instructor are not located in the same location, but can sign in from other locations, such as their place of work or from a home computer. Virtual classrooms save on travel costs and time without compromising on networking opportunities which is imminent within a physical classroom environment. Learners are able to participate in the class using live chat, whiteboards, file sharing and more. They are also able to use video and audio with the relevant peripherals.
Our trainers have years of experience in online training and are conversant with technologies such as WebEx, GoToWebinar Skype, Google Hangout and Adobe Connect. Please contact us for more information.
Our Mentored Learning utilizes a highly personalized approach tailored to an individual or a team’s needs. Together with the client, we develop an L&D plan and on a regular basis, and using the client’s preferred delivery method, mentor them through to achieving the goals and skills they desire. It places the responsibility for learning on the learner. Please contact us for more information.
e-Learning is a generic term that refers to any type of technology-enhanced learning methodology. It is primarily associated with animated slides with audio, combined with activities that cover the learning content in an online environment. Our e-Learning solution provides an environment which encourages independent learning whether learners are at home, at work, or even overseas. They simply log on to the e-Learning portal and access their course. Our e-Learning content is delivered using numerous types of media including audio, images, animations and streaming video. The e-Learning courses are highly interactive and all include End of Module quiz to check whether learning has occurred. The Learning Management System will be able to track access and quiz scores and reports can be requested as required. Please view our course catalogue for more information.
Blended Learning is a mix of technology-enhanced learning methodologies (e-Learning) and face-to-face learning methodologies (Classroom / Virtual). Our blended learning approach combines face-to-face training, either in form of classroom instructor-led training or workshops, with online training delivery. The learner could complete a short online course to refresh the memory before attending a more advanced course for example. Blended learning can also be used to reinforce learning after the course completes. It allows the learner to take responsibility for their own learning and is less intrusive than our mentored learning solution.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
Pros and Cons
Courtesy of Ellen Schuurink – Learning Innovation Manager, ITpreneurs
Virtual / Classroom Learning
Objective – Training of course content, plus additional, individual coaching by the instructor and (social) learning with peers.
Group size – Offers interaction for (interdisciplinary) teams and discussions among peers.
Location – Classroom course has a fixed location. Virtual classroom is independent.
Synchronously – Learning at the same time.
Control – Limited control the participant on what and when to learn.
Social Learning – Strong opportunity to learn from/with peers
Interactivity – Interactivity in group exercises, discussions, case studies, Q&A opportunities.
Motivation – Motivation by course design, instructor, peer pressure—attending a class can be a motivation on it’s own.
Objective Training of individuals, focused on course content.
Group size Offers individual training, when and where it is best suited for the participant.
Control Full control by the participant on what and when to learn.
Social Learning No social learning
Interactivity Interactivity as in interactive learning, quizzes, games, animations and videos.
Motivation Motivation by course design. Intrinsic motivation is the strongest for course completion.
Objective Combination of theoretical knowledge training in eLearning and interaction in the class.
Group size Combines the individual learning of the participant with the (reduced, but focused) interaction with other participants and the instructor.
Location Mostly independent depending how the ILT is organized.
Synchronously Partly asynchronously, and partly synchronously
Control Partial control by the participant on what and when to learn.
Social Learning Limited social learning
Interactivity Combination of interactive eLearning and group learning
Motivation Motivation by course design—instructor and peer pressure
We are able to work closely with your Subject Matter Experts to develop and deliver any bespoke training solutions you may require to your specifications. Please contact us for more information.
OUR STANDARD TRAINING PACKAGES
We provide a comprehensive range of training packages as listed in our course catalogue. We can provide you with customized courses to suit your requirements, especially following a detailed Training Needs Analysis.
ICT Training Courses
Our instructor-led ICT training courses are learner-centred Examination Institutes accredited and results-driven and our delegates “learn by doing”, ensuring that learning retention rates are high and learners are able to confidently apply their new found skills in the workplace, demonstrating an immediate return on investment.
Targeted activities vary between courses but are all designed to enhance the learning experience. They include workshops and discussions, combined with relevant practical hands-on task-driven activities to consolidate learning.
Soft Skills Training
Soft Skills are behavioral competencies, also known as Interpersonal Skills, or people skills and is a sociological term relating to a person’s Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ), which is the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness and optimism that characterize relationships with other people.
Unlike hard skills, soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an individual’s interactions, job performance and career prospects and relate to a person’s ability to interact effectively with co-workers and customers and are broadly applicable both in and outside the workplace.
A person’s soft skills EQ is an important part of their individual contribution to the success of an organization and may be more important over the long term than occupational skills.
Our soft skills training are delivered as highly interactive training workshops which encourage plenty of learner participation using real-life scenarios and practical exercises with comprehensive course manuals, skills checklist and action planning integrated as standard.