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It’s back to school for the Team Academy program

September 14th was the first day of the school year for our 47 teampreneurs (students of the Team Academy): 18 teampreneurs started in the first year, 17 moved on to the second year and 12 teampreneurs are in the third year.

As the realization of projects is a central element of the Team Academy’s pedagogical model, both teams worked on the realization of projects during the first weeks. Various projects ranging from events with “Wiil”, “Panier Montagnard” or “BeerPoint” to the realization of a business plan under mandate, and a waste collection service for private individuals.

These varied projects allow teampreneurs to develop the 21 skills targeted by the Team Academy program. Theoretical contributions will complement their practical learning through the reading of books and the intervention of teacher coaches during training sessions.

We wish our students every success in their studies and in the realization of their projects.

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“To self-evaluate oneself is to know how to show humility in order to give oneself the opportunity to surpass oneself”

Team Academy’s semi-annual evaluations have just been completed. The format chosen for these evaluations is not a review but a true 360° evaluation that includes self-evaluation, peer evaluation, coaching and external experts. This high point of the training allowed the 41 teampreneurs (Team Academy students) to take stock of the development of the 21 targeted competencies and to orient them towards the learning priorities for the following semester. It was a challenging moment for the teampreneurs as well as for us, their coaches.

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Learning by experience, it awakens consciences!

The Magazine Valais Excellence honours the HES-SO Team Academy and its Team Company. The pedagogical model of the Team Academy places the responsibility and autonomy of each teampreneur (student of the Team Academy) at the center.

Compared to a classic economics curriculum, young people acquire other skills related to reflection, emotions and creativity.

Find the full article here.

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Idriss Aberkane visits the Team Academy

The HES-SO Team Academy had the pleasure of welcoming Idriss Aberkane, Ph.D. for an inspiring meeting, very inspiring!

Idriss noted that the educational system is based on compliance and grades. Artificial intelligence is more efficient than humans in terms of conformity. But Man has the ability to manage ambiguity, unlike AI. Educational models must therefore evolve! This is what the pedagogical model of the Team Academy proposes: a real personalization of learning with coaches who stimulate and awaken the potential of teampreneurs (students of the Team Academy).

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English coaches come to Switzerland for training

From November 5 to 7, English coaches in training visited the Team Academy of Switzerland. During their 3 days of training, they discovered our ecosystem and its particularities, met and worked with our teampreneurs and were also sensitized to conflict management.

Their stay in Sierre corresponds to one of the 4 modules of their training “Team Mastery” UK. The other modules took place in Finland and England.

Within the Team Academy network, exchanges as well as visits to other ecosystems are crucial elements to share our experiences and continue to develop our pedagogical model.

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Time to go back to school!

Today September 16th is the first day of the new school year for the 45 students of Team Academy: 13 teampreneurs have been promoted to 3rd year, 12 to 2nd year and we are pleased to welcome 20 teampreneurs in 1st year.

The program of this first week is already busy! On the menu: kick-off, first dialogue and coaching sessions and several challenges as well as the appropriation of new work spaces for our students.

In order to promote and facilitate the exchange between the 3 Team Companies, we have set up a Community Board composed of representatives of the Team Companies and the Team Academy program. One of its objectives is to promote the realization of inter-Team Company projects or mandates, since project development is a central element of the Team Academy pedagogical model, which is based on learning by doing.

These projects allow teampreneurs to develop the 21 competencies targeted by the Team Academy program. Theoretical and reflexive contributions will complement their practical learning through the reading of books and the intervention of teacher coaches during training sessions.

We wish our students every success in their studies and in the realization of their projects.

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The HES-SO Team Academy at 19:30 of the RTS

As part of their training, teampreneurs (students of the Team Academy) must carry out projects within the regional economic fabric. Within this framework, they notably carry out “24 hours client” which allows companies to benefit from a tailor-made solution in response to one of its problems. To do so, the teampreneurs actively collaborate during one day on this issue.

Banque Raiffeisen de Genève has challenged our teampreneurs on their marketing and strategy. According to the directors of this establishment, the results are quite satisfactory.

Discover the complete report on the RTS-website.

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Wirtschafts-«Villa Kunterbunt»

Walliser Bote devoted a full page of its December 20, 2018 edition to the Team Academy program. The article presents in an interesting way how teampreneurs (Team Academy students) learn: dialogue and coaching sessions, projects with clients, training sessions, etc.

Find the full article here.

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“Le Nouvelliste” takes stock of a training that is not easy.

The evaluations have just been completed for our teampreneurs. It was for our teampreneurs to assess the progress of their skills since the beginning of the semester. “Le Nouvelliste” reviews the first year and a half of our training, which “is not easy”.

The first Team Academy graduates will enter the job market in 1.5 years. According to Stéphane Haefliger, Director of Human Resources at CBH (Compagnie bancaire suisse) in Geneva, “This training is really a tribute to ultimate responsibility. It will generate employees who are highly valued by the labour market, well-trained, autonomous and responsible heads.”

Find the full article : https://www.lenouvelliste.ch/articles/valais/valais-central/hes-so-valais-pas-de-profs-pas-de-notes-mais-beaucoup-de-travail-815975

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First Huston Call of the Team Academy of Sierre

The “Huston Call” is a symbolic moment in the Team Academy program. At this event, all Team Companies present their companies, their key figures, their projects and their learning. Teampreneurs’ (Team Academy students) presentations must be fun, serious and informative.

The first Huston Call of the Team Academy of Sierre took place on Friday 14 December 2018. It was an opportunity for our two Team Companies to present their activities to representatives of the professional world.


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