It has been a hectic year for the Exponential Training Team with one of its busiest years yet. We have supported over 500 managers, coaches and coaches in over 50 countries, participated in 13 Erasmus+ projects involving 60 partners and helped over 300 managers to United Nations Human Rights Council to complete their Management Learning Programme.
The Year in Brief
In January, we visited Bordeaux in France and met with our Fit4BusinessGrowth partners to review the impact of our new business growth model F4BG.
In February, we concluded the first of two Management Learning Programmes (MLP), delivered in conjunction with our New Zealand partner, Training and Technology Transfer (TTT) on behalf of the UNHRC. This resulted in 135 managers completing their MLP – the first time it was delivered as a fully on-line programme.
March saw us in Berlin, Germany for the third partner meeting for Project IPEC where we finalised the new IPEC project management toolkits.
April was a busy month with two trips. The first trip was to Crackow in Poland to discuss I-GEN project which is about helping employers to understand how to support young people from Generation Z to become high performance employees. The second was to Milan, Italy to discuss the digital transformation of micro enterprises as part of the DiTEM Erasmus+ project.
Our second trip of the year to Poland took place in June where we discussed the use of the Flipped Classroom as part of the Flipping First project. Zaragoza was the location of the final Usewine partner meeting which was combined with our Usewine European conference hosted by Spain.
With the summer holiday period looming, July saw Exponential Training meeting with partners in the final Fit4BusinessGrowth in Porec, Croatia.
August enabled us to take some time off before getting ready for a very busy September which saw us visit Bulgaria, Finland, Portugal and Spain. To meet partners involved in Flipping, DiTEM, IGEN and TeamMate 360.
In October, we met our new partners for two new projects. We travelled to Cyprus to attend the Breed2Lead kick-off meeting lead by Dekaplus. We travelled to Austria to lead the first meeting of the new LEAP project which we are leading, and which will help to transform the way we deliver our Chartered Management Institute qualifications.
Illness resulted in us missing the November kick off meeting for the ROOTS project kick-off meeting in Romania. However, we made the COOP-IN kick off meeting in Spain which is being lead by SFEDI.
Another Project IPEC meeting in December saw us in Amsterdam, The Netherlands – we combined this trip with a Christmas outing for some of our team. And our final trip of the year was to Spain for the first meeting of the new Erasmus+ project, IDEAL. December also saw the conclusion of the second UNHRC MLP with anther 135 managers completing their programme.
And for 2018?
Our diaries are already looking pretty full and despite the worries around the uncertainty of BREXIT, Exponential Training is looking to build on our existing partners and to form new ones. We are in advanced discussions with our partner 60 strong European and international partner network on new and exciting projects and opportunities for 2018 – watch this space for news of how you can get involved.