Aristotle said that there are three basic categories of human activity: knowing, creating, and doing. When all three are carefully connected, we can achieve “eupraxia”. Eupraxia means “best practice”, working intentionally to bring together theory, creativity and practicality to move towards a carefully considered, positive end.
This concept forms the foundation of Eupraxia Training. We will listen to and then work with you to find ways to address your development and evaluation needs. We will use theory, innovation and common sense to improve training outcomes, develop new programs, identify social impacts resulting from your programs and services, and assess effectiveness of learning. We will value the people involved in our projects by recognizing that knowledge and experience takes many forms, and we will ensure that the systems and supports required for successful implementation and outcomes are identified. Always, we will bring to the table the experience and background that is needed to ensure that long-term change can take place.
Program Planning, Development and Evaluation
A well-designed project begins by defining the context, identifying key stakeholders and their expectations, and then focusing on achievable goals given the available resources. Success is measured by using a collaboratively-developed set of criteria and a variety of data-gathering techniques.
The result is a well-researched plan with clear intended outcomes and integrated evaluation strategies so that an organization can make best use of its resources.
Any project consists of interconnected details that are critical to the outcomes. Nonetheless, details can shift and change as the project develops. People, equipment, time, and money are precious resources that must be considered in this process to ensure success. By maintaining a team that communicates well and works towards shared goals, the project meets its targets and also contributes to larger organizational or community aims.
Social Impact Analysis
When it comes to social or educational programming, success cannot be measured by quantitative criteria alone. Social impact analysis allows for a broader discussion about the diverse impacts of programs and services on people and communities.
Investigating the broader “ripple effect” of a program or service shifts the conversation from cost to value, and allows for a fuller description of the longer-term effect on a community.
Teaching and Learning
Whether online, blended or face-to-face, adult learners need to be engaged and challenged through rich learning experiences in order to benefit from an educational or training program. The best programs are designed to achieve relevant and realistic goals through a series of well-planned, interesting activities that encourage skill development, knowledge expansion, critical thinking, and social connections.
Presentations, Writing & Research
The role of research is to investigate existing work, available resources, potential market niches, stakeholder perspectives, and fundamental principles, but also to explore trends and interesting new developments that may prove catalytic in a given community of practice.
Clear and concise communication then means reaching hearts and minds to convey information, opinions, and abstract concepts in the ways best suited to the audience. Ideas that bring about change need to be well-supported and well-presented, whether in presentations, reports, articles, or proposals.