Our approach to training is based on different methods (one to one and in groups) : analysing work practices, describing work experience, designing a project, discovering personal accounts, designing tools, real-life testing, through theoretical contributions and practitioners’ testimonies.
Our aim is to support you, to « walk alongside you », while focusing on your relationship with work, to achieve the desired changes.
We are eager to develop a dual approach based both on expertise and on the importance of individuals planning their own changes.
Outside usual methods like one-on-one support, practical workshops, and case studies, La Belle Ouvrage also uses training methods such as:
Resolving problems through creativity
Looking for solutions and resolutions by making use of people’s creativity: role play, simulations…
Exploring personal accounts
Various training materials (texts, illustrations, chronological charts, etc.) help us explore a career recontextualised (in the family, social, historical, geographical context), define its inherent links, and also better understand its links with career plans, and its impact on the design and implementation of projects.
Analysing work practices
This type of analysis is frequently used in areas such as health, education and social work, and is a unique way to train. More specifically, it is based on presenting and analysing complex situations we may encounter in our working lives, thus allowing a better understanding of the processes at work.
We have been using this method ever since our beginnings.
Based on unique and specific situations, this analysis allows access to relevant training content that may be useful to the whole of group and help us view – in context – the usefulness of theoretical concepts in areas as various as organisational sociology, management, psychology,anthropology, activities analysis, and law, in order for us to offer practical tools for a quicker resolution. This unique mix of analysis of work practices and training tools was born out of collaborative practice by the various consultants at La Belle Ouvrage.
Describing professional experience
This method is based on support practices as part of the VAE (Valideation des Acquis de l’Expérience : Recognition of skills gained through experience) credit transfer scheme. The aim is to drive people to identify meaningful professional experiences and to describe actual tasks in great detail. This has three potential benefits: discovering the difference between the task given and the actual work done, examining in depth the individual work done by the person, and transforming how the person sees his / her own work practices and views him/herself as a professional.
Training material concerning project management and examples of tools designed for real-life environment are given to trainees:
– To define their artistic project: data collection, written/verbal presentation of the project, etc.;
– Time management: tasks planning tools, individual and collective tasks, tasks follow-up;
– Budgeting: budget forecasting and monitoring tools, cash flow management;
– For the organisation of tasks : listings of skills according to the type of business (management, administration, communication, public relations, technical, project leading, etc.), job descriptions, organisational diagrams, organisation charts, meeting protocols, daily work organisation (office layout, classification, creation of specific tools, etc.), recruitment strategies;
– Project management: application, frameworks, running methods, support devices, assessments, functional guide for assessing situations.
The MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) is a questionnaire that allows you to better understand yourself and where you are situated, identify your motivations and the fields in which you could grow.
The MBTI is done as part of your skills assessment.
The medium of photography allows for self-expression, in a fertile and unusual way. The act of looking at a photograph produces perceptions and reactions echoing our imagination, and defining the meaning we attach to what we see.
The use of photography allows you to reconnect with details in your life and to express the feelings deriving from it. Instructions focused on the theme of change are given to allow you to verbalise your ambitions, beliefs, values and world view, which in turn reflect what is truly important for you during a change in your work life.