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When pedagogical and substance knowledge meet – Konecranes

In cooperation, Humap and Konecranes Services designed a global training programme to be implemented by Konecranes Service. The programme was called Branch Management Training, and it was intended for developing specialist roles. Humap collaborated with Konecranes as a pedagogical partner, leadership expert, and trainer of facilitation methods. The actual training programme was led by Konecranes Service’s own supervisors, based on a plan prepared with Humap.

Humap’s Eeva-Liisa Vihinen organised the planning workshops, was responsible for drawing up the programme, material and manuscripts, and trained Konecranes’ supervisors to lead the programme, and coach others. The consultant also worked as a coach and an evaluator in the pilot programme.

The training programme consisted of five days (one week), each of which focused on a different theme. During the training days, about 30 programmes were implemented, and around 16–20 supervisors participated at a time.

The goal of the programme was to get participants involved and active in discussion, in working through things together, and in building meaning. The training included drama exercises, aquarium talks, a Gallery Walk group work, and drawing exercise, says Vihinen.

The objective of the programme was to launch a new strategy, link HR processes and tools as part of supervisors’ activities, and to review the role of supervisors from the perspective of implementing the strategy and managing people. Another purpose was to increase the organisation’s competence in developing an inclusive and interactive culture.