The Mathis Methodology

Customization Process

The customization process will demonstrate that The Mathis Group is prepared to write, customize, deliver, and manage this project with the highest quality team.

Design of program

Designing this program will take place using strong customization principles that will influence the participants with strong content and application.

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  • Pre-training

  • Interview

  • Proposal and Outline

  • Assessment and Analysis of Organization

  • Course Customized

  • Presentation Delivered

  • Post-training Follow-Up

Why is customization important?

Customization allows the course to be tailored to meet the particular needs of each organization. The Mathis Group believes each company has certain issues that are specific to it. Conducting a training course without understanding those differences will prevent successful changes in behavior or performance.

When true customization is complete, that skill base is specific and slanted to the targeted needs of that organizational culture.

How is the course customized?

You will notice in Figure 1 The Mathis Process. This process begins with a pre-training interview that gathers preliminary information. A general outline and proposal is developed and then followed by an assessment and analysis of your organization. Some of those needs will include culture, areas of strengths and weaknesses, application focus, and the best ways to implement the program.

Curriculum Design

Curriculum designers who have been producing materials for many of the nation’s best organizations have designed the material. Four of the designers have earned doctoral degrees and will benefit this project. All consultants are seasoned professionals with years of experience.

This training program will focus on moving from the introduction of new skills to application for long term use.  Each program must move beyond introduction toward application of those skills for long term performance and behavior changes. Using different activities to reinforce the new skills reinforces application.

The following activities may be included in one or all of the training programs:

• Lecture/leader-led

• Discussion

• Reading

• Role play

• Case study

• Video/audio presentation

• Test/quiz

• Self-assessment

Teaching Format

Dr. Keith Mathis creates a teaching/learning atmosphere that is very upbeat and interactive. In each session he teaches, he uses his laptop, PowerPoint, and LCD/Proxima projector to introduce, explain, and summarize key concepts in the core competencies. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and engage in discussions and small group analysis as well as debriefs and action plans throughout the entire course. Courses are filled with small/large group discussions and activities, abbreviated case scenarios, as well as personalized action planning. Courses include numerous examples, fun, and ways to engage the participants in a non-threatening manner. He makes himself available for consultation with the participants.