LX FAQ 2017-10-11T07:53:14+00:00

Overview

What is the program curriculum?

LX is designed to equip middle managers with the essential skills they need to be effective at the workplace. Middle managers need to be able to initiate change, drive employee engagement and execute. To achieve these learning objectives LX delivers the following core content modules.

  • Adaptive Leadership by Harvard Kennedy School (on leading change in a complex organization)
  • Golden Circle by Simon Sinek (on identifying the why)
  • OKRs by John Doerr and Google (on cascading goals)
  • Check-Ins inspired by Adobe (on engaging employees)
  • 7S Goal Setting by Zig Ziglar (on personal goal setting)
  • 80/20 by Richard Koch (on doing more with less)

How is the program delivered?

The program is held over 5 days and is predominantly delivered through workshop activities, peer consulting, group work and personal reflection.

Where will the workshops be held?

We typically hold LX sessions in more creative spaces i.e. local co-working spaces or conducive cafes.

What behavioral change can I expect to see in participants?

LX is focused on shifting the way participants think. This mindset shift has wide implications on participants’ behavior and can be hard to pin point in the short term but will be obvious when observed over time. For a specific, quantifiable identification of behavior change, it will be easy to notice LX participants adopting a new check-in habit with their employees and peers. The check-in is a simple yet fundamental element of building more effective work relationships. You will be able to notice participants running better more check-ins.

What can participants expect?

LX is designed to be an immersive experience. It is intentionally held in Siem Reap to create a more conducive learning environment that is disconnected from the regular hustle and bustle of work. Participants can expect to dive into thought new ideas that challenge their current approach to work. Unlike traditional programs, a significant amount of time will be dedicated to peer learning and self-reflection.

What are the frustrations participants might have with the program?

LX requires more than attendance, it requires involvement. Participants will be expected to contribute and think critically about the topics and issues discussed. This may frustrate participants who are used to the traditional ‘sit back and listen’ method of learning.

Volunteering and Fundraising

Why incorporate volunteering and fundraising?

The volunteering and fundraising components act as the practice ground for participants. The main challenge with traditional leadership programs is that it remains theoretical and hypothetical. The traditional learning experience is limited to discussing what ‘should’ be done and falls short of helping participants in learning through practice.

The volunteering and fundraising component addresses this challenge by providing participants with a real-life leadership challenge to solve. This allows them to put what they have learnt during the program to practice. In doing so, they solidify their learning. This isn’t a simulation with make believe results. This is a real problem with real life implications.

What happens during the volunteer trip?

The volunteer trip has two parts. In part one, participants get their hands dirty building biosand water filters with cement and gravel. In part two, participants travel deep into rural villages to install the filters they’ve built. Under the guidance of local experts, participants work through the day installing these filters. During the installation, participants get to meet and interact with the families the filters are being installed for. Through the volunteer trip, participants begin to understand the water crisis in Cambodia.

How does fundraising work?

Upon completion of the volunteer trip, participants will have a more in-depth understanding of the water crisis and the people it impacts. Once they understand the problem, participants are tasked with developing fundraising campaigns to raise money for more water filters. They design their campaigns using the management concepts taught during the workshop (goal setting, inspiring action, 80/20, etc…). Upon completing the 5-day workshop, participants run their campaigns to raise money for water filters. Upon returning home from the program, participants stay in touch and hold each other accountable to their fundraising targets and commitments.

Where does the fundraising proceeds go?

Fundraising campaigns are run through our partner crowdfunding site (Simplygiving.com) and are channeled directly to our local nonprofit partner (Water for Cambodia).

Pre-requisites  and Participation

What is the cohort size?

We keep group sizes small (8 to 15 people) to create an intimate learning experience that includes everyone in discussions and activities.

Who is the ideal LX participant?

LX is suitable for professionals who sit in the middle layer between top management and junior employees. They may be middle managers, project managers, single contributors or intrapreneurs. Regardless of their official job title or functional responsibility, they are expected to:

  • initiate change within the organization
  • inspire others and drive employee engagement
  • execute strategy with precision and discipline

Is LX suitable for employees from large organizations, mid-sized organizations or small startups?

The program is suitable for employees from all types of organizations regardless of size or industry.

What does a typical workshop day look like?

Each day is different because it incorporates unique activities sometimes held at the workshop venue and sometimes held offsite. The changing learning environment keeps participants on their toes and creates higher levels of engagement. For a general idea of how a day may look like, here is a rough agenda:

8am to 9am: Breakfast

9am to 12pm: Morning Session

12pm to 1pm: Lunch

1pm to 5 pm: Afternoon session

5pm to 7.00pm: Peer Check-Ins and Casual Discussions

7pm to 8.30pm: Dinner

8.30pm to 10.30pm: Evening Session

What are the class / session attendance policy?

Participants are required to attend ALL sessions.

Logistics

When do participants need to arrive in Siem Reap?

Participants must arrive in Siem Reap, Cambodia by 12 noon on the 15th of Jan 2018.

When should we book flights?

It is safest to book your flights between the 11th and 21st of December 2017.

Should I purchase travel insurance for the participant?

The program fee does not include travel insurance. You may choose to purchase travel insurance according to your internal company travel policies.

Where will participants be staying?

Participants will be living in comfortable 4-star accommodation. More details will be provided closer to the date of the program.

Will there be ground support in case of an emergency?

In case of an emergency, Talenpac staff will be on call on the ground in Siem Reap throughout the duration of the program.

Has your team organized similar trips to Siem Reap in the past?

We have run 5 trips to Siem Reap in the past, with groups of 8 to 30 people.

Fees and Dates

What does the program fee include?

The price includes all related expenses except for daily dinners and the flight fare to Cambodia. Dinners are not included as it’s an opportunity for participants to explore the city by themselves or with fellow participants.

The program fee includes:

  • Professional facilitation fees
  • Workshop venue and material
  • Hotel accommodation for 5 nights
  • Airport transfer upon arrival
  • Ground transport to and from program locations from hotel
  • Daily Breakfast and Lunch
  • Cost of one filter (part of volunteering in the field)

When does program registration close?

Early Bird Registration closes 17th Nov 2017.

Program Registration Closes 22nd Dec 2017

What is the Early bird and Group discount?

Email us at hello@talenpac.com to receive details on our discounts.

Can I run this as an internal in-house program?

Yes, we’re able to customize LX as an in-house program to suit your unique needs. Contact us at hello@talenpac.com for more information.

What is the cancellation policy?

We understand that circumstances change and in some cases participants may not be able to attend the workshop despite having registered. In cases where a cancellation is inevitable, we’re happy to make cash refunds according to the time when the cancellation is made.

100% refund for cancellations before 1st Nov 2017

50% refund for cancellations before 22nd Dec 2017

Nonrefundable for cancellations from 23rd Dec 2017 onwards

More Info

Where can I learn more about LX?

You can learn more about LX at www.talenpac.com/lx. You can also watch a video preview of the program experience at www.vimeo.com/talenpac/lx

How do I register?

You can register online at www.talenpac.com/lxregistration. Alternatively, you can also email us at hello@talenpac.com for more details on registering via email.

Overview

What is the program curriculum?

LX is designed to equip middle managers with the essential skills they need to be effective at the workplace. Middle managers need to be able to initiate change, drive employee engagement and execute. To achieve these learning objectives LX delivers the following core content modules.

  • Adaptive Leadership by Harvard Kennedy School (on leading change in a complex organization)
  • Golden Circle by Simon Sinek (on identifying the why)
  • OKRs by John Doerr and Google (on cascading goals)
  • Check-Ins inspired by Adobe (on engaging employees)
  • 7S Goal Setting by Zig Ziglar (on personal goal setting)
  • 80/20 by Richard Koch (on doing more with less)

How is the program delivered?

The program is held over 5 days and is predominantly delivered through workshop activities, peer consulting, group work and personal reflection.

Where will the workshops be held?

We typically hold LX sessions in more creative spaces i.e. local co-working spaces or conducive cafes.

What behavioral change can I expect to see in participants?

LX is focused on shifting the way participants think. This mindset shift has wide implications on participants’ behavior and can be hard to pin point in the short term but will be obvious when observed over time. For a specific, quantifiable identification of behavior change, it will be easy to notice LX participants adopting a new check-in habit with their employees and peers. The check-in is a simple yet fundamental element of building more effective work relationships. You will be able to notice participants running better more check-ins.

What can participants expect?

LX is designed to be an immersive experience. It is intentionally held in Siem Reap to create a more conducive learning environment that is disconnected from the regular hustle and bustle of work. Participants can expect to dive into thought new ideas that challenge their current approach to work. Unlike traditional programs, a significant amount of time will be dedicated to peer learning and self-reflection.

What are the frustrations participants might have with the program?

LX requires more than attendance, it requires involvement. Participants will be expected to contribute and think critically about the topics and issues discussed. This may frustrate participants who are used to the traditional ‘sit back and listen’ method of learning.

Volunteering and Fundraising

Why incorporate volunteering and fundraising?

The volunteering and fundraising components act as the practice ground for participants. The main challenge with traditional leadership programs is that it remains theoretical and hypothetical. The traditional learning experience is limited to discussing what ‘should’ be done and falls short of helping participants in learning through practice.

The volunteering and fundraising component addresses this challenge by providing participants with a real-life leadership challenge to solve. This allows them to put what they have learnt during the program to practice. In doing so, they solidify their learning. This isn’t a simulation with make believe results. This is a real problem with real life implications.

What happens during the volunteer trip?

The volunteer trip has two parts. In part one, participants get their hands dirty building biosand water filters with cement and gravel. In part two, participants travel deep into rural villages to install the filters they’ve built. Under the guidance of local experts, participants work through the day installing these filters. During the installation, participants get to meet and interact with the families the filters are being installed for. Through the volunteer trip, participants begin to understand the water crisis in Cambodia.

How does fundraising work?

Upon completion of the volunteer trip, participants will have a more in-depth understanding of the water crisis and the people it impacts. Once they understand the problem, participants are tasked with developing fundraising campaigns to raise money for more water filters. They design their campaigns using the management concepts taught during the workshop (goal setting, inspiring action, 80/20, etc…). Upon completing the 5-day workshop, participants run their campaigns to raise money for water filters. Upon returning home from the program, participants stay in touch and hold each other accountable to their fundraising targets and commitments.

Where does the fundraising proceeds go?

Fundraising campaigns are run through our partner crowdfunding site (Simplygiving.com) and are channeled directly to our local nonprofit partner (Water for Cambodia).

Pre-requisites  and Participation

What is the cohort size?

We keep group sizes small (8 to 15 people) to create an intimate learning experience that includes everyone in discussions and activities.

Who is the ideal LX participant?

LX is suitable for professionals who sit in the middle layer between top management and junior employees. They may be middle managers, project managers, single contributors or intrapreneurs. Regardless of their official job title or functional responsibility, they are expected to:

  • initiate change within the organization
  • inspire others and drive employee engagement
  • execute strategy with precision and discipline

Is LX suitable for employees from large organizations, mid-sized organizations or small startups?

The program is suitable for employees from all types of organizations regardless of size or industry.

What does a typical workshop day look like?

Each day is different because it incorporates unique activities sometimes held at the workshop venue and sometimes held offsite. The changing learning environment keeps participants on their toes and creates higher levels of engagement. For a general idea of how a day may look like, here is a rough agenda:

8am to 9am: Breakfast

9am to 12pm: Morning Session

12pm to 1pm: Lunch

1pm to 5 pm: Afternoon session

5pm to 7.00pm: Peer Check-Ins and Casual Discussions

7pm to 8.30pm: Dinner

8.30pm to 10.30pm: Evening Session

What are the class / session attendance policy?

Participants are required to attend ALL sessions.

Logistics

When do participants need to arrive in Siem Reap?

Participants must arrive in Siem Reap, Cambodia by 12 noon on the 15th of Jan 2018.

When should we book flights?

It is safest to book your flights between the 11th and 21st of December 2017.

Should I purchase travel insurance for the participant?

The program fee does not include travel insurance. You may choose to purchase travel insurance according to your internal company travel policies.

Where will participants be staying?

Participants will be living in comfortable 4-star accommodation. More details will be provided closer to the date of the program.

Will there be ground support in case of an emergency?

In case of an emergency, Talenpac staff will be on call on the ground in Siem Reap throughout the duration of the program.

Has your team organized similar trips to Siem Reap in the past?

We have run 5 trips to Siem Reap in the past, with groups of 8 to 30 people.

Fees and Dates

What does the program fee include?

The price includes all related expenses except for daily dinners and the flight fare to Cambodia. Dinners are not included as it’s an opportunity for participants to explore the city by themselves or with fellow participants.

The program fee includes:

  • Professional facilitation fees
  • Workshop venue and material
  • Hotel accommodation for 5 nights
  • Airport transfer upon arrival
  • Ground transport to and from program locations from hotel
  • Daily Breakfast and Lunch
  • Cost of one filter (part of volunteering in the field)

When does program registration close?

Early Bird Registration closes 17th Nov 2017.

Program Registration Closes 22nd Dec 2017

What is the Early bird and Group discount?

Email us at hello@talenpac.com to receive details on our discounts.

Can I run this as an internal in-house program?

Yes, we’re able to customize LX as an in-house program to suit your unique needs. Contact us at hello@talenpac.com for more information.

What is the cancellation policy?

We understand that circumstances change and in some cases participants may not be able to attend the workshop despite having registered. In cases where a cancellation is inevitable, we’re happy to make cash refunds according to the time when the cancellation is made.

100% refund for cancellations before 1st Nov 2017

50% refund for cancellations before 22nd Dec 2017

Nonrefundable for cancellations from 23rd Dec 2017 onwards

More Info

Where can I learn more about LX?

You can learn more about LX at www.talenpac.com/lx. You can also watch a video preview of the program experience at www.vimeo.com/talenpac/lx

How do I register?

You can register online at www.talenpac.com/lxregistration. Alternatively, you can also email us at hello@talenpac.com for more details on registering via email.