Title NETCOACH Internet Based Business Coach for SME Managers
Project Number LLP/LdV/TOI/2010/IRL - 506
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text For the busy manager time is a very valuable commodity and one of the main restricting factors in their training and development. Research shows that 80% of European SME's take a number of initiatives to improve staff competence without a formal training plan. Complex training courses are not always the right answer. NETCOACH helps SME managers, Entrepreneurs and the Self Employed by providing an online ‘Business Coach’ which is available 24 hours a day, providing information, expertise and training material on a broad range of relevant topics.
Summary NETCOACH is more than an online training site. The platform is designed to address every day queries / problem encountered by managers of small business, in a very pragmatic way. To achieve this, learning content is presented in a way that respects the limited time that the user has at his/her disposal.
NETCOACH is an online ‘Business Coach’ providing information, expertise and training material on a broad range of relevant topics across all functional areas of small and medium enterprise management.
In SME’s it is important to be as versatile as possible. Learning is gained from many ‘Non-formal’ methods including 'learning from others', 'on-the-job' practices, short courses, seminars, conferences, expos, trade fairs, professional literature, co-operation with consultants and advisers. NETCOACH, as a problem solving tool, is also a learning tool.
With NETCOACH, content is presented online in a way that allows an easy and quick access thereby will offer a resource which the user can dip in to the individual modules when specific answers are required. Currently NETCOACH has modules on the following topics; Creativity and innovation, Knowledge Management, e-Business and Integrated Management Systems.
Open and distance learning
Recognition, transparency, certification
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
Other Service Activities
Information and Communication
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
program or curricula
transparency and certification
material for open learning
open and distance learning
Product information NETCOACH is developed by a consortium of European Partners with an interest in providing learning and knowledge support to the SME sector. The project is lead by WESTBIC, Business Management Centre and is supported by Leanardo Da Vinci Lifelong Learning Programme. The NETCOACH platform is currently presented in English, and will soon be available in German, Bulgarian, Portuguese and Norwegian language.