Our programmes revolve around four core areas, they are:
1. With and from peers:
One of the most powerful things that we can offer learners is a space to come together, share experiences, offer support, explore ideas and learn with and from each other. And for this process to be facilitated by practitioners – people who have been (or currently are) in similar situations, faced similar challenges, and worked in similar environments.
2. Experiential and reflective:
We believe people learn best when learning from experience. That experience could be something the learner has done and experienced in the past or it could be a live experience that is facilitated as part of the programme. Either way, we support learners to reflect and make sense of that experience in order to learn and make plans for next steps. This process follows the Kolb Learning Cycle.
3. In a safe supportive environment
It is critical that learners feel they can be open and honest with their peers. There needs to be mutual respect and trust. Creating a safe and supportive learning environment is key to this. Our methodology supports learners to connect and build a trusting supportive network of likeminded people.
4. Responsive to context and practice
Being responsive and flexible in our delivery to meet the needs to learners and helping them apply their learning to their own context is something that makes Academy programmes different to many courses and workshops.