Data Privacy

The information you give us is important and private

We outline our approach to the use of your information and highlight the rights you have to access it, control how we use it, correct it if we have it wrong and erase it completely if you wish. The information you give us is important and private. 

We collect only the data we need to understand your learning objectives and to provide suitable solutions to you. As a client of Vision Achievement or as a member of the Achievement Academy, we collect data on all the activities you enjoy with us, and we also keep data on learning events you have taken elsewhere if you so choose to provide a full picture of your post-education development.  We recognize the information you give us is important and private.

Your data rights

A summary of your rights, which may vary slightly depending on the data privacy laws where you live.

The information you give us is important and private

Definitions

The word “site” or “sites” refer to the Vision Achievement website and the Achievement Academy website.

You are the site User, and your use of the site is through a license. The User may be a single user or may represent a group which includes single users, owners, employees, partners, independent contractors, subsidiaries, affiliates, attorneys, agents, heirs, and assigns. 

Vision Achievement Limited which also produces the Achievement Academy is referred to as Licensor. The Licensor includes owners, managers, employees, subsidiaries, independent contractors, agents, attorneys, and assigns of Vision Achievement Limited.

Privacy Policy

Licensor regards data privacy of primary importance. Licensor will only collect that data of User which is necessary to administer the functions of Vision Achievement and the Achievement Academy. Such data will be protected with normal and reasonable industry standard security techniques at all times. Data will be stored on servers in the United Kingdom and/or the United States for purposes of processing and backup.

Purpose of Collecting

Licensor collects and uses personal information for many purposes, including but not limited to product and service fulfillment; understanding User needs; website improvement; product and service improvement; communication with User and potential Users regarding products and services.Data Disclosure

Licensor will not disclose data of User to any third-party for any purpose. In order to provide User data to a third-party, in provision of a specific solution requested by User, Licensor will ask for permission to disclose every time such request is received from User. Licensor will only disclose User’s data internally on a need-to-know basis. 

Billing Purposes

Vision Achievement and the Achievement Academy website enable the purchase information provided by User to be entered into a third party payment gateway directly and Licensor does not receive the financial / credit card information. Only the third-party gateway can process subscriptions and other payments. The information most commonly collected by the third-party gateway includes name, financial / credit card information, billing address, and email address. The sites enable the purchase information provided by User to be entered into a third party payment gateway directly and Licensor does not receive the financial / credit card information. The third-party payment gateway is not entitled to access any personal data of User held on the sites.

Mandatory Disclosure

Licensor will disclose data of User to any competent authority that has jurisdiction over such data. Such disclosure will only occur when the competent authority has demonstrated the right to access through court order, legislation, law, regulation or ordinance. In the event of mandatory disclosure, the User may or may not be notified of such disclosure, depending on the nature of the mandatory disclosure.

 

ISP Access

The internet service provider (ISP) for the sites (as with any Internet site) has the ability to record various information, including domain name, pages accessed, date and time of access, web browser type and computer operating system, and referring information. The ISP may be changed by Licensor at any time without notice to User. The ISP is not entitled to access and personal data of Licensee.

Correspondence

Licensor relies heavily on the use of email, telephone and the internet to provide services to the User. User expressly consents to receiving communications from Licensor via regular mail or courier, email, text or voice message to a phone, including a telephone recording device. User may restrict which methods of correspondence Licensor may use and may change such restrictions from time to time. User may receive information about service updates, new features, new benefits or information Licensor believes is closely related to the current activities of UserLicensor will not send marketing updates or material unless User has specifically opted-in for such correspondence.

Licensee Identification

User may choose to opt-in to social media aspects of the sites. If User has chosen to opt-in, provision of an image (avatar) is optional and User may choose to significantly limit their identifying information. User may also choose to opt-out at any time. If User has chosen to opt-out, they will be unable to participate in group or team activities with other Users.

Cookies

Cookies may be used to monitor access to the sites. User may consent to the use of cookies through the panel shown when navigating to the sites. Cookies are used for testing purposes and collecting publicly available data to gather statistics for the purpose of determining which search engines, referring sites and key words bring visitors to the sites. The purpose of gathering this data is that it will help promote the sites, make the sites more interesting and useful to visitors, and to identify areas where improvement is needed. If User does not authorize the use of cookies, the subscriber portion of the sites may not work. Licensor will be given an opportunity to accept or decline the use of cookies when visiting the sites.

Third-Party Websites

In the course of operating Vision Achievement and the Achievement Academy services, these sites may link to other websites that provide material, images, videos and social media activities and more that enhance the quality of our solutions. In the event User uses a link to a third-party system, User should be aware that the linked website may have data and privacy policies that differ from our policy. When our website links to a third-party site, there will be an indication before User clicks the link. 

If you have a question about how we respect that the information you give us is important and private, please let us know

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Facilitation

We specialise in helping your teams solve intractable problems, or develop new ideas.

The art of facilitation is to bring multiple people with different views together in a structured event that delivers an agreed approach and action plan. Whether you need a new strategy, some ideas for a new or revised product and service or to solve a seemingly unsolvable problem, try facilitation.

Facilitator Attributes

These attributes are what makes our facilitators successful in helping your teams come up with accurate, actionable answers.

Where facilitation works best

We use a four point scale to classify our learning solutions so we can agree the right level to start with. Every one of us can be in any of these classes at any time depending on the topic. A construction manager, for example may be a masterfor project management, but also a novice when they start to design a website at home.

Online Learning

Learning on your computer, tablet or phone

Online learning represents a massive improvement in our ability to reach people wherever they are. Well designed, thoughtful and fun courses engage and teach at the same time. We use our online learning solution in conjunction with all other forms of development and it forms the basis of our extensive resource library of tools and materials. All our online resources are available in the Achievement Academy.

Our online services are always supplemented with live virtual seminars and support from our learning coaches. 

Online Learning Benefits

The ability to learn anywhere, anytime is great, but our online solution is more than that – it is a window into the world of learning, including access to seminars, coaching, mentoring, videos, podcasts, resources, live virtual training and instructor led courses as well.

The ability to learn anywhere, anytime is great, but our online solution is more than that – it is a window into the world of learning, including access to seminars, coaching, mentoring, videos, podcasts, resources, live virtual training and instructor led courses as well.

Online Learning Features

Easy to navigate, easy to work with, it’s the closest thing to having a trainer in your pocket.

Seminars

Talks and presentations online or in person

Our senior team members enjoy giving talks and presentations on topics relevant to their experience. The goal is to enlighten, inspire and motivate through entertaining events. We establish our own online seminars and we attend external events, some of which can be recorded and placed in our online learning solution – the Achievement Academy. In person seminars have the benefit of networking with others who may be able to help or collaborate with you.

Seminar Benefits

Hearing perspectives of others broadens our appreciation of a topic. Seminars are great for inspiring with new ideas, or consolidating our understanding of topics we already are familiar with.

Seminar Features

Short talks about specific topics through to complex all-day events with a series of speakers who can inspire, educate, and broaden our perspectives on any topic we are interested in.

Experiences

A benefit of working with us or being a member of the Achievement Academy is taking part in the experiences we design for people. These can be arranged in person or in a virtual format so sometimes you can participate with other members from all over the world.

Experience Benefits

Adults learn best through experience. A well designed learning experience really helps our brains put it all into context – purpose, activity, procedure, perspective, attitude and more.

Experience Features

Our experiences are designed to meet the needs of the participants. We have proven learning models that are adapted to the specific participants needs beforehand. 

Coaching

Amateurs do it alone, professionals use a coach

We coach members to understand how they can achieve their potential. It is about reaching beyond their current comfort level, but with a guide. Many times our clients and members ask us for more training, but that’s not always the right way to proceed. Other people perceive us as having capabilities that do not match what we can really do. We need to adjust that perception. 

Book an appointment with Vision Achievement using Setmore

Note: Our online booking system is provided by third-party Setmore and privacy policies may differ. Please check the Setmore website for details.

Coaching Benefits

We can all benefit from good coaching, not just after learning but throughout our development journey.

Coaching Features

What you can expect when you get coaching, especially when we guide you to the right coach.

Mentoring

Mentoring occurs at many different times and on many different levels throughout life. Do we recognize when it's happening and do we seek it out and why?

We believe in you. Do you believe in you? That question is not as crazy as it sounds. Many times our members ask us for training and all they really need is to hone some skills they already have or identify a few related skills that put their capability to the top level. For this, we provide mentoring.

Book an appointment with Vision Achievement using Setmore

Note: Our online booking system is provided by third-party Setmore and privacy policies may differ. Please check the Setmore website for details.

Mentoring Benefits

Mentoring occurs on many levels. A mentor encourages the personal and professional development of another through the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience. The benefits for the person being mentored include …

Mentoring Features

Each mentoring engagement is different and is built around a common interest or experience that the mentor has and the recipient needs. It is not unusual to have many mentors throughout our lives as our need to gain from experiences of others changes continually.

Resources

Learning is not an event, you will need support.

A key asset with Vision Achievement and the Achievement Academy is our extensive library of further reading, case studies, tools, templates, videos, audios, quick tests and examinations that are available to members. There is a mass of information (mainly good) on the internet and keeping up with blogs and articles always keeps you up-to-date. But when you are developing your understanding of a topic it’s good to have a set of guided references that point directly to what you are learning, curated by our instructional designers. You have access to these resources regardless of whether you are a direct client of Vision Achievement or a member of the Achievement Academy.

Resource Benefits

Having guidance to further reading, tools , templates, studies, blogs, seminars, podcasts, recorded talks and many more ensures the learning will stay with you and help you improve skills every day.

Resource Features

Well organized, easy to search and readily available tools. Direct links to tools atet support your personal learning path.

Virtual Workshops

In Person, facilitator led experiences

Our facilitators lead virtual workshops with one goal in mind – to allow participants to experiment and discover knowledge, skills and attributes that they can use immediately after. By presenting key ideas and then letting the team respond to those ideas, the facilitator guides participants to the learning points without direct instruction and with very little lecture.

Virtual Workshop Benefits

The main benefit from a facilitator led workshop is the ability to learn and question throughout. Our workshops are designed to take a topic that you already are familiar with and build on it, reinforce it or show you new ways of working with it.

Virtual Workshop Features

Highly interactive, very little lecture, plenty of exercises and quizzes, plenty of time to engage with the facilitator and work with your fellow participants to develop a shared understanding – anywhere in the world.

Workshops

In Person, facilitator led experiences

Our facilitators lead workshops with one goal in mind – to allow participants to experiment and discover knowledge, skills and attributes that they can use immediately after. By presenting key ideas and then letting the team respond to those ideas, the facilitator guides participants to the learning points without direct instruction and with very little lecture.

Workshop Benefits

The main benefit from an in-person facilitator led workshop is the ability to learn and question throughout. Our workshops are designed to take a topic that you already are familiar with and build on it, reinforce it or show you new ways of working with it.

Workshop Features

Highly interactive, very little lecture, plenty of exercises and quizzes, plenty of time to engage with the facilitator and work with your fellow participants to develop a shared understanding.

Our Difference Explained

We are building a new way of learning - our difference.

There have been many improvements in course quality over the past twenty years. Similarly the evolution of the internet has allowed online learning to grow massively. What has not changed very much is the approach to learning – the process itself – and that is where our difference stands out. Some people are fortunate and have access to learning planners in the Human Resources team, but the vast majority of people do not. For most people, once they leave formal eduction, learning takes the form of brief events with little or no follow up. Each event is often unconnected to any other. As a result, we are changing that and we look to our clients and members to help us achieve a more effective process and result.

Adult Learning Challenges

Adult learning is generally considered to be all learning once a person has left formal education. It’s not a precise definition at all. Even the title ‘adult’ can vary by region and formal education may end at many different ages. Our difference is we approach a number of challenges that exist with adult education differently. 

Our Difference

Our difference is also that we solve a number of challenges that exist with adult education. We address the need for adults to be involved in their development planning, to use their experiences to empower learning and growth, to learn through problem solving and reasoning and to make development immediately relevant to what they are doing. In summary, six things differentiate us from others.

Are we a match?

Our approach is different. Read on and decide: are we a match?

It takes a certain type of person to work well with us and to be successful. Here we describe some of the attributes of our most successful members. Do any of these success attributes sound like you? Are we a Match?

Success Attributes

Check if these attributes describe you now, or in the future because people with these attributes achieve great things with us.

Readiness Levels

We use a four point scale to classify our learning solutions so we can agree the right level to start with. Every one of us can be in any of these classes at any time depending on the topic. A construction manager, for example may be a master for project management, but also a novice when they start to design a website at home.

Total Solutions

We are building a new way of learning and developing

There have been many improvements in course quality over the past twenty years. Similarly the evolution of the internet has allowed online learning to grow massively. What has not changed very much is the approach to learning – the process itself.

Business Imperative

We have spent 20 years looking at what works, and what does not work in adult education, especially as it applies to organizational effectiveness and return on investment for training. Here are some of the differences that we deliver for you.

Our Approaches

We deliver services to your staff directly as individuals or we can custom design a complete solution for your organization. Here are some of the options that might benefit your organization by developing your people effectively and raising their level of engagement with the organization too.