Minds in Action
Minds in Action provides consulting and facilitation services to help organizations develop effective learning and Professional Certification programs that are aligned with their organizational objectives and goals. Minds in Action's processes are designed to allow you to leverage the expertise in your organization to create valid and effective training and Professional Certification programs.
Ray Talke, the founder of Minds in Action, has been developing education and certification programs and processes since 1990. Ray has authored several articles on Certification Program development and is a frequent presenter and speaker at professional conferences. Ray Talke is acknowledged as an expert on certification and training program development, and is especially well-known for his contributions to job task analysis techniques.
The Minds in Action Philosophy
Minds in Action is dedicated to the belief that adults are lifelong learners, and that organizations that enable their employees to continuously learn enjoy an advantage over their competitors.
However, the existence of a corporate learning or certification program is not enough. Learning and certification programs must be dedicated to improving and validating skills that allow employees to be more successful in their job. Learning and certification programs must be interesting and be relevant to employee's current or future job environments. Learning and certification programs must respect and reflect the experience and needs of the learners. They must provide or assess skills that may be successfully applied on the job. Learning and certification programs must provide real value to the employee.
Learning and certification programs must also provide value to the sponsor. They must be aligned with the sponsoring organization's goals and contribute to the attainment of organizational objectives. Learning and certification programs must be integrated into all facets of an organization's operation. Most importantly, learning and certification programs must prove their value by being measurable against predefined organizational metrics.
Effective learning and Professional Certification programs provide real value to learners, certificants, and the sponsors of the programs. Minds in Action is dedicated to ensuring that all organizations develop and deliver learning and certification programs that provide measurable value to all constituencies.
The Minds in Action Approach
Minds in Action believes that every organization possesses unique knowledge and skills that, when unlocked and propagated throughout the organization, provide the organization with significant advantages over their competitors. Through the development of learning and certification programs that reflect the unique best practices of an organization, Minds in Action will help you leverage your organization's expertise so that it may be disseminated and replicated throughout your organization.
Recognizing that cookie-cutter turn-key solutions don't take advantage of an organization's unique strengths, Minds in Action partners with your personnel to enable them to create learning and certification programs that capitalize on your organization's unique attributes. With Minds in Action contributing proven processes and training and certification program development expertise to your personnel's organizational and subject matter expertise, you will develop valid and effective training and certification programs that provide measurable value to your organization.
Many of Minds in Action's services use the proven Workshop approach. This allows your subject matter experts to gather together and share their expertise. These workshops, besides being great learning experiences for the participants, allow your organization to identify and define processes and programs that are far superior and more effective than can be created by any one individual. During the workshops, ideas and expertise are shared, and with the guidance of your Minds in Action facilitator, progress in an organized fashion to develop a superior training or certification program. The Minds in Action Workshops allow your organization to quickly and effectively develop training and certification programs that reflect the inherent strengths and advantages or your own organization!
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