The PNEUMOS Way: Facilitation Methodology

We believe in creating a laboratory for our clients where their experience is dynamic, rich, and expansive.  We focus on creating an environment that follows the “4Ps” Approach™:

1) Philosophical, 2) Proactive, 3) Personal, and 4) Positive.

  1. Philosophical. Training is most effective when it speaks to a mindset and a certain level of consciousness. The fundamental idea of our training is that everyone should be able to work in a safe and inclusive environment, in order to fully leverage their talents in support of the organizational objective.   Our training supports this idea, and avoids the rote techniques and cliché mantras that other companies use to further their educational objectives.
  2. Proactive.  We train participants to be leaders, and equip them with tools to be proactive in resolving disputes, sustaining organizational initiatives, and managing their career.  Participants will leave our training feeling empowered to ensure deliverables are met in any our core competency areas.
  3. Personal. Although we are responsible for creating the space for participation, each person is responsible for the learning. Although we have experience in a number of different areas, that by no means suggests that we know everything, or that the experience of the people in the room is not relevant.  We create an environment where people can not only learn from the instructors and facilitators, but most importantly, from each other.
  4. Positive.  Learning should be fun. It is no secret that the word “training” causes fear in employees because it is fashioned in a way that is one-dimensional, formulaic, non-experiential, and overly-formal.  We believe that the workshop experience should be fun, multi-sensory, dialogue-based, adventurous, relaxed, and engaging.  We believe that people learn best when they are fully connected in a warm, safe, and positive environment.

To this end, we create an experience for our participants in which they are given critical information, that is relevant, timely, and supportive of the organizational objective.  Once the information is shared, reviewed, and scrutinized, participants are instructed to think about the implications of the information for themselves, their peers, their external and internal stakeholders, and the community at-large.  Once the implications are properly understood, clients are able to apply the information to their lives and work in smart, practical, and effective way in order to improve their performance.

This is the Pneumos teaching methodology:

Experience →Information →Implication →Application