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PROBE Facilitator Training Course

PROBE Facilitator Training Course

Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


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Course Objectives

To prepare experienced business advisors and change facilitators to use the PROBE best practice benchmarking tool to enhance and support their work with organisations, focusing on opportunities to enhance sustainable excellence and to achieve financial and other benefits.

By the end of this two day course, participants will be familiar with the PROBE methodology, and will have practised facilitating PROBE assessments. They will be equipped to use the ‘Lite’, ‘Standard’ and ‘Advanced’ versions of PROBE, in an appropriate range of variants including Business Excellence, Sustainability Excellence, Manufacturing Excellence, Service Excellence; suitable for businesses and organisations of any size or type.


Course content

    • PROBE background, aims & benefits, methodology
    • Models and frameworks that underpin PROBE
    • Facilitation, analysis & feedback exercises
    • Reporting, action planning & quality assurance
    • Facilitator’s documentation kit & software features
    • Integration with your approaches to advice and change
    • Business models, marketing and deployment  to ensure PROBE adds value for you and your clients
    • Review and next steps


Participant Profile

Experienced business advisor, skilled in facilitating   groups,  good analytical/systems thinking skills.

Familiarity with business excellence and sustainability is helpful, but support to broaden knowledge can be provided.

Knowledge of the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development  (‘The Natural Step Framework’) is helpful.    A short eLearning module is recommended as pre-course preparation if you are not familiar with the FSSD – details available here .

PROBE for Sustainability Excellence is a practical tool that helps organisations to engage with the FSSD and understand the relevance and opportunities that sustainability offers. If you wish to develop a deeper understanding of the FSSD, an ideal combination with this PROBE course is the TNS Sustainability for Leaders course – details available here . These two courses complement one another, and can be attended in any sequence.

Course fee:

£750 (+Tax if applicable)

Course fee includes:

  • Facilitator’s documentation kit & software
  • Links with PROBE facilitators worldwide
  • Ongoing mentoring & software support

To book your place click here to be taken to the Reservation Form

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Posted: Friday, November 23rd, 2012


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