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Metaphorum’s new training and Certification Programme

January 10, 2024


An introduction to the new training and certification programme of Metaphorum

Dr. Krishan Mathis

I work as a consultant, thinker, and trainer for a win-win situation where the organization, the employees and the environment benefit equally. My topics are organizational design and agile working.

  • The Adaptive Organization. Organizations need to be successful and “people friendly”. They adapt, their values and their structures support rather than constrain. They focus on new capabilities: Learning and Innovation. Resilient is the new efficient.
  • Change is not enough. Agile Evolution. When you start down the path, only the first steps are visible; there is no complete plan or timeline.
    It takes more than a simple change or even a revolution, rather a fundamental shift from a static to a dynamic view. A one-time event is therefore not a sufficient description – the hard work always started after the revolution. Improvement is continuous like evolution.
  • Learning journeys: Competence is more than knowledge
    Learning is an integral part of work and must be modular and self-determined. I design learning journeys aka development concepts and have blended learning offerings with eTrainings and Tapas alongside classic training courses. If have more than 15 years of practical experience with training and certification programmes.

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