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Excel is a collection of 12 half-day off-the-shelf workshops, each dedicated to the development of a single critical competency. Each workshop is detailed below. These 12 competencies group in four distinct clusters:
Administrative Cluster: Managing Your Job
Communication Cluster: Relating to Others
Supervisory Cluster: Building the Team
Cognitive Cluster: Thinking Clearly
Development of the MAP/Excel Competency Model
Dr. Scott Parry, founder of Training House, Inc. and 1999 inductee into the HRD Hall of Fame, developed this competency framework by first analyzing the results of a series of large competency studies conducted by a number of major U.S. corporations. These studies were conducted to determine which competencies highly effective managers and supervisors possess to a greater degree than average performers. The 12 competencies selected for inclusion in the Excel series were identified by all these studies. They are fundamental building blocks for becoming an effective manager and are preconditions for effective leadership.
The instructional design of the Excel workshops is based on several important principles of adult learning, -- the most important of which is that learning occurs best when it is related to past experiences and current goals.
Learning Objectives for each competency focus on the attainment of new knowledge, attitudes, and skills. These behaviors are learned, practiced, displayed and evaluated during training through experiential activities that include hands-on exercises, role plays, script analyzes, games, and self inventories. Learning objectives support a central behavioral model for successful mastery of the competency.
Every workshop participant creates an individual action plan shared with their managers, work team, and stakeholders. This is the vehicle for transferring learning to the workplace. The planning focuses on performance criteria: the application of competencies to organizational problems and situations. Excel has been designed to provide training that leads to “terminal behavior change” or in layman’s terms, learning that will be applied on the job.
Each Excel workshop includes: