Participant's Handbook

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We deliver to each student prior to the start of a class a participant's handbook. The handbook is provided in printed form for classroom courses, and electronic form for virtual classroom and distance learning courses. The purpose of the handbook is to provide a summary of the course, and a place for the student to take notes. The contents of the handbook vary for each specific course and delivery mechanism, but in general contain these sections:

  1. Welcome letter and statement
    This is intended to familiarize the participant with the detailed learning goals of the course and amplification of the delivery approach used. It is a specifically crafted first step in establishing the fundamental “learning contract” between the learners and the facilitators.
  2. Course participant agenda and schedule
    A typical agenda and schedule is provided. It inaugurates the flow and sequence of the course and provides a detailed overview of the learning delivery methodology used to provide or reinforce learning retention for each module. It also clearly delineates (where applicable) breaks for telephone message and e-mail “catch-up”, meals and comfort breaks.
  3. Test briefings and rules
    Each test’s process, intent, timing and rules are provided and carefully explained by the facilitators and reinforced in the handbook materials. The actual test instruments will be handed out or electronically deployed at the designated time. Test scoring will also be fully clarified. An overview of the correct or model answers will also be conducted, and if necessary,discussed, at the wrap-up of the activity. Our testing and subsequent result reporting will always strictly conform to all country, state and other local laws governing personal privacy and confidentiality, such as the European Economic Council (EEC) Works Council regulations.
  4. Whole-class and team activity briefings
    Each activity’s process, timing, learning expectations and rules are provided and carefully explained by the facilitators and reinforced in the handbook materials. The facilitators use a neutral sounding-board, coaching, “devil’s advocate” approach to supervising and monitoring the experiential learning activities. The class or team outcomes will be presented, discussed and evaluated. If required; a minority opinion option may be scrutinized and evaluated by the class.
  5. Course delivery materials
    The handbook contains a full copy of all the visual learning media used by the facilitators, with appropriate spaces for personal notes.

Download a Sample Handbook.


Please note:

The handbooks in printed and electronic form are Purposeful Clouds copyrighted material. They may not be duplicated or distributed to anyone except registered attendees of the course without the express written approval of Purposeful Clouds, Inc.