Centurion’s training has been closely developed since 1995 with our media, aid agency, NGO and humanitarian relief clients. Our corporate training philosophy states that:
►All training must be practical, relevant and up-to-date, using high calibre instructors who present interesting, stimulating and thought-provoking subjects in innovative ways.
►As much learning as possible must be portrayed through hands-on practical work in conjunction with classroom-based theory.
►We are commited to a high instructor-to-delegate ratio throughout. We feel the more personal the training, the more effective the message.
►We believe in providing the same high quality service for all our customers, regardless of a client's size or available budget.
These are the building blocks upon which we base our training. The delivery is deliberately ‘hands-on’ and practical in nature. This reflects the fact that our clients primarily work in the field, rather than offices, are likely to be travelling and working in areas with poor on non-existent infrastructure and support systems, and that risk assessments will necessarily need to adapt throughout their assignment, not only on a weekly or daily basis, but in some situations (e.g. Iraq), minute-by-minute.
We therefore design the training to teach skills throughout the week that will enable delegates to continually risk assess their own situation and that of their colleagues based on known and developing risk factors.
At least 68 per cent of our training takes place outdoors. Practical, hands-on training quickly establishes teamwork and a rapport between delegates and instructors, and importantly enables people to make ‘safe mistakes’ i.e. in a controlled environment. They are able to react as they naturally would in the field, or have done in the past, and learn from our instructors some alternative reactions that offer a greater degree of personal safety. It is an enjoyable way of learning, and through these methods the training messages are more quickly and effectively absorbed.