Process - Customized Solution
Every aspect of an Aalto EE customized solution is tailored to meet the needs and expectations of the client – from content (themes and focus), to faculty (professors, external speakers, consultants, coaches), to learning methods, location and social events.
Program development is a four-step process:
Step 1: Analyzing the Basis for Development. We analyze the client’s business environment – the challenges, strategy, objectives and business logic, as well as the organization itself, the organizational culture and competencies – to develop an in depth understanding of the client’s strategic needs and challenges.
Step 2: Focus and Design. The results are reviewed to set learning objectives and the focus of the program. We work with our clients to develop the detailed contents, structure and mode of delivery, and then select the appropriate professors, lecturers, and professionals to deliver the customized program.
Step 3: Delivery. A wide range of learning methods is used for effective delivery. Learning is broadly divided into concepts, practice, and interaction. We focus on learning by doing and reflection, and encourage out-of-the-box thinking. We aim to move from transferring knowledge to co-creating new knowledge. We encourage immediate application and implementation. And we support and reinforce a culture of self-development and co-creation of ideas through intensive discussion using academic experts as facilitators. The program can be delivered at the Aalto EE premises, at the client’s site - anywhere in the world - or at any other suitable place.
Step 4: Impact analysis. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are used. Feedback is solicited at the end of the program and during a follow-up to measure the impact of the program, change in leadership and participants’ success in applying the learning in the workplace.