What our customers say about us...
My commitment to the Metalog training tools: After endless searching I have finally found what I was looking for: projects and tools to help HILTI seminar participants make sense of their everyday working life. With a focussed project, and the right setting up, it is indeed possible to make an immediate connection to real situations at work and to maintain a constant link between seminar content and the real world. Experience-Oriented Learning methods are very person-centred but the actual logic only became really clear to me when I did the trainer certification course led by Tobi. Since then I have been able to use the Metalog training tools even more effectively and with the ever-increasing certainty that they work.“
Corporate Culture Sherpa
HILTI AG (Ltd.)
In the course of my work as a management trainer and consultant for change processes, I often encounter situations in which issues arise relating to team work, communication or leadership. In my experience, mere discussions about how to later implement agreements or effective change are by and large ineffective. I have found that by using the Metalog tools and the Metalog Method we can move beyond “just talk“ in our seminars, and reach a new level of actual experience. This level is not the real world itself, but it is absolutely comparable to the real world of work. Through the often playful approach, and through the structured process of reflection, teams find it much easier to make the connection to real-life situations and are then in a much better position to make change really happen at work. This new approach to consultancy work with management and teams often meets with initial scepticism, but I can confidently say that this soon passes. Through the ensuing enthusiasm and energy created in the seminar room, the overall effectiveness of the activities is impressive.
Director of Staff Development
As an organisations consultant, I am often faced with teams that are struggling to cope with dramatic change processes around them and that invest a lot of energy in dealing with conflicts and defending their positions. (…) In the past, I used to listen conscientiously and almost always ended up being just as convinced as my clients that the demands being made of them were simply unreasonable. Having used the Metalog training tools and trained as an EOL trainer myself, my approach has totally changed. What I do now is I try to find fitting metaphors for my clients’ change processes at a much earlier stage of the process. I then set up a Metalog tool, as live action, before hearing all the details of their current situation. The feedback is usually so telling that I don’t need to spend such a lot of time explaining, because I have already directly seen and experienced so much with them. We can then invest much more energy into directing the desired solution, thus improving both motivation and atmosphere significantly. All in all, the Metalog Method and the training tools are a real blessing in the rough seas of change management.
Managing Director of Bentner Systemic organisation consultancy and staff development
I greatly appreciate the Metalog training tools in my courses. I have successfully implemented the tools in sales, management and team seminars for the purpose of analysis, to raise awareness of and to highlight specific issues. The 3-phase process is a very effective format for transferring the insights and competences gained through the interaction metaphors to real situations at work. Tobi’s method of contracting is also a very valuable tool. Keep up the good work!
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T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH (PLC)
Dear Mr Voss,
I am writing to express my thanks for the highly successfully qualification course for my in-house training staff.
Your qualification concept, based on experience-oriented learning, has proved to be a great success. The application of the three qualification elements plus the independent learning, in study groups and through observation tasks, has promoted significant learning and personal growth in my trainer team. The use of the Metalog training tools in learning projects was instrumental in optimising the analysis and findings of everyday working processes. The trainers’ methodological toolkit - their resources – has expanded considerably. The effective training by yourself and your team has completely fulfilled our joint expectations and objectives, namely to enhance pedagogic, social and personal growth amongst my inhouse trainers. We have received very positive feedback from the seminar participants. Particular mention was made of the practical orientation of the learning projects and the high level of transferability to real working life.
With warm thanks for your extremely competent and professional work.
Water and Shipping Directorate, Federal Ministry for Traffic
Construction and Urban Development