Frequently Asked Questions
Who works with Metalog training tools?
Freelance and internal company trainers, consultants, therapists, large group moderators, educators, teachers.
Do I need special training to work with the tools?
No. Our tools have been designed in such a way that a user who has sufficient experience in EL (experiential learning) can work with them. If, however, you would like to enhance your effectiveness in working with the tools, we would recommend our workshops and our EL trainer courses.
Do I have to work with Metalog training tools in the same way as it says in the trainer instruction manual?
No! Metalog training tools are highly flexible multipurpose interaction activities that are, ideally, customised by the user to suit each new group situation. The possible uses for them are as versatile as the groups that work with them.
Why do trainers work with METALOG training tools?
Metalog training tools...
... stimulate learning processes for ALL of the SENSES. In this way, you experience with hand and heart not only the theory of the psychology of communication but also management techniques and team concepts.
... act as LEARNING AMPLIFIERS. Dry and “top-heavy” theories are made visible and tangible, and illustrated in an unprecedented memorable way, increasing the long-term retention of what is experienced.
... gets you working with METAPHORS. A second ‘reality’, parallel to the apparent group reality, becomes established, containing aspects of fun and the joy of experimentation. But beyond this, however, the surroundings allow the delegates to bring their own authentic behaviour into the open, a behaviour that they show in their daily life in “their” social system.
... are tools for REAL WORLD TRANSFER. Experiences are made during the learning projects that delegates can easily transfer to their everyday life.
... means SYSTEMIC INTERVENTION. You implicitly and consistently work with aspects of multiperspectivity, feedback loops, contextuality of meaning as well as self-organisation.
...create POSITIVE STATES. Along with activating the delegates, they support the group leader, trainer or coach in activating resources, fostering feedback and creating a positive learning environment.
... can be used in a wide variety of contexts and with diverse target groups. STAGING of the learning project plays a central role here. Embed your learning projects in such a way that your group can easily visualise the ideas you wish to convey.
What concepts are behind Metalog training tools and EL (experiential learning) methods?
Die Metalog training tools wurden im Geiste folgender Ansätze entwickelt:
- Systemic and solution focused approaches (e.g. Gunther Schmidt, Steve de Shazer, etc.)
- Hypnotherapy (Milton Erickson)
- Diverse action-oriented concepts (Jim Cain, etc.)
- NLP (Ch. Hall, R. Bandler, J. Grinder)