While the Corona Virus has caused disruptions in our personal and professional lives, it also invites us to be mutually supportive and innovate our way into a new future.
CLI is regularly evaluating the Covid-19 pandemic, including in terms of holding in-person vs. digital workshops. Therefore, CLI’s open course policy during the pandemic is as follows (latest updated on 13 July 2020):
- All open courses in 2020 will take place online! We do not want to put CLI staff, partners, and workshop participants at risk.
- All participants who have already registered for a classroom training will be contacted by CLI. Registrations generally remain valid unless CLI cancels the alternative online course or starts it at a different date than originally booked by the participant. More information on each training at the course format section below or at CLI’s online learning section.
- Participants’ feedback from CLI’s online open courses conducted since May 2020 have proven a similar satisfaction rate with the course contents and facilitation like our in-person workshops (see satisfaction rates in the online learning section). While the content and individual reflection parts of the training are at the same level in CLI’s online trainings, the knowledge transfer even works better for most participants than in classroom trainings. Only group dynamic processes are less developed in the online formats, due to less socializing possibilities. However, all participants so far felt strongly connected to the training group and appreciated peer learning activities. So feel free to make best use of tried and tested high-quality stakeholder collaboration and collective leadership methodologies in new formats while the world keeps changing.
- If you cannot participate because the technology does not work out for you, of course you get your money back or a voucher for the next online course. The best way to ensure a smooth online experience is to request a test session with us in advance. This also gives you the chance to talk in advance on your projects, challenges, skills, etc. that you would like to address with the CLI training.
You might have to organize more online stakeholder dialogues and meetings in the coming months. CLI is your trusted partner in offering you methodologies and know-how, as well as conceptualizing and supporting such sessions. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions. Stay tuned and stay well!
The CLI team.