A common mistake is to confuse content presented with actual and behavioral change and improved skills. Something told is not necessarily something done. Since we are interested in the actual impact of our programmes, we measure it two ways: quantitative and qualitative.

Quantitative Assessment:

Quantitative measurement takes the form of a benchmark (for self-leadership) or Leadership Quotient Assessment (for team leadership) before and after the programme. Both make use of a 360 degree assessment system, which measures the degree to which supervisees, colleagues, supervisors and partners find that the participant exhibits the behaviors of effectiveness and leadership that the particular programme focuses on.

Qualitative Assessment:

Qualitative measurement comes in the form of a written report by participants. It consists of two parts: the impact as expressed by participants in their workshop evaluation and testimonials, and the impact as described in their final reports after having implemented the 7 week Action Plan and having redone their leadership assessment after the workshop (except for the Humanitarians Leading at the Speed of Trust workshop).

Leadership Work-Out

We know that one cannot build a muscle in an hour, a day or even a weekend. Well-toned leadership skills are no different. Only with regular, consistent practice can you produce lasting results. This is why we use a unique empowered learning model where participants have continued access to tools, videos, insights as well as a 7-weeks Action Plan to help participants keep the learning curve high; each week you are supported in achieving sustainable results by implementing a new habit.

Since 2000, I participated, organized or facilitated some 40 international workshops. This is among the top 3 workshops I attended and will have a concrete impact on how I lead my team, how I implement my programme, how I develop my organization. The training reconnected me with my passion and belief in what we are doing and why we are doing it. It teaches you to focus at the end goal instead of getting bogged down by bureaucratic hindrances, uncooperative attitudes and political roadblocks. There is a third alternative. Being in South Africa, hearing the testimonies of people that helped bring down apartheid was inspirational. If we want, we CAN move an elephant. We just need to know what we want and whom to have on the team to make it happen.

The workshop has equipped me with better working skills that would enable me unleash the talents from my colleagues, partners, to perform better, strengthen partnerships and synergies, define the cluster roles and coordinator’s roles more effectively and plough a sense of ownership of the cluster among all the stakeholders. It was a fantastic training because it provided us with knowledge that was simple enough to be quickly learnt and it can be applied in our lives as a whole, both privately and professionally.