Project Champion and Engaged Coach
PROJECT CHAMPION: The LAUNCH student experience begins with real time “profession-based” challenges. These challenges require students to apply knowledge, skills, and dispositions unique to LAUNCH. Students learn, unlearn, and relearn, as well as acquire new knowledge and skills [and use real tools (used by industry professionals)], and transfer their learning and skills to create a viable, authentic product/solution. These contributions add immediate value to the company’s bottom line and the profession.
And, each project needs an ENGAGED COACH…
Coaching is at the heart of the LAUNCH learning environment. The process is about transferring information, competence, and experience so students can make good use of coaching expertise and build their confidence accordingly. Coaches encourage, nurture, and provide support because they’ve already “walked the path” of the team members and because they are responsible to the engaged project sponsor.