A new collaboration between PRISM and Marshall E-Learning asks managers in higher education to reflect on their management style.
The Managers Toolkit combines a series of e-learning modules, with a strong inclusion theme created by Marshall E-Learning, with the PRISM diagnostic tool, designed to deliver powerful insights for learners about behaviour and management style. On completion of the online course, learners are offered the option of taking a telephone coaching session with a PRISM accredited consultant.
All training materials have been tailored for a university setting and all coaches involved in the project have previously worked in the higher education sector. Having worked in this sector since 2003 Marshall E-Learning had noticed that although many people working in universities had responsibility for other people’s careers, they did not consider themselves to be managers. In recent years the sector has been accused of ‘managerialism’, a belief in the importance of tightly-managed organisations, to the detriment of more academic goals.
David Marshall, Marshall E-Learning CEO said: “We wanted to provide management development training which worked in a university context. The partnership with PRISM is perfect as I am aware of e-learning’s limitations, and have always hoped that our courses would act as a springboard for learners, followed up by face-to-face training. Client feedback suggested this is not always practical, so telephone coaching provides universities with a complete but affordable learning solution.”
Alex Ede, PRISM Development Director, said: “At PRISM we are always seeking new partnering opportunities to produce effective learning solutions. After researching the market, we are delighted to partner with higher education specialist Marshall E-Learning, and offer, for the first time, a compelling blend of e-learning and PRISM coaching in a package tailored to meet the needs of the higher education sector.”
PRISM is a sophisticated, online, neuroscience-based instrument specifically designed to identify the behavioural preferences that directly relate to personal relationships and work performance. It is already used by the business community around the world and is available in a wide range of languages.