The MEAPA Way
The MEAPA Way is a unique philosophy that drives our proven approach to 21st century
professional development and is included in all of our training workshops and workbooks. MEAPA offers a powerful
methodology of self-reflection that combines core knowledge, personal assessment, professional skills and a decision analysis model to help individuals understand that professional development is directly linked to personal growth. Anyone committed to learning can use The MEAPA Way to help them 'lean into a closed door to open
it' and unlock their potential in today's hyper-competitive, dynamic and ever changing environment.
You are what you learn. If all you know is how to be a gang member, that's what you'll be, at least until you learn something else. If you go to law school, you'll see the world as a competition. If you study engineering, you'll start to see the world as a complicated machine that needs tweaking. A person changes at a fundamental level as he or she merges with a particular field of knowledge. If you don't like who you are, you have the option of learning until you become someone else. There's almost nothing you can't learn your way out of. Life is like jail with an unlocked, heavy door. You're free the minute you realize the door will open if you simply lean into it.
Scott Adams (creator of
Step 1: Critical Global Analysis
Focus: The MEAPA Way Workshop begins by orienting participants through a critical global analysis of core knowledge that combines the latest research and thinking from authors in various fields, economic trends, global business dynamics, demographic shifts, geo-political movements, and educational issues.
Outcome: There are many opportunities for individual and organizational growth that remain undiscovered due to a limited worldview that does not understand emerging trends and dynamics. This portion of the workshop addresses that issue, opening the door to innovative ideas.
Step 2: Personal Assessment
Focus: The workshop turns inward in step 2 by leading participants down a path of self-evaluation. All professional growth will be impacted by the habits and traits of the individual. Participants will use MEAPA’s Personal Assessments of Traits and Habits (PATH) to develop a clear understanding of their behaviors that impact professional development.
Outcome: Having identified the behaviors that impact their professional development, participants will be prepared to customize common professional skills to their unique selves.
Step 3: Professional Skills
Focus: The final part of the workshop examines core critical professional skills
that apply to professionals on all levels, bacgrounds and industries.
Outcome: Participants will begin to develop the core professional skills that are not currently a part of their traits and habits. Through MEAPA’s workshop exercises, they will discover ways to apply these skills while identifying new opportunities for their professional growth and the growth of their organization.
Step 4: Decision Analysis Model
Focus: The final part of The MEAPA Way workshop walks attendees through the six elements involved with the Decision Analysis Model.
Outcome: Participants will be better equipped to think through a specific professional development issue. By challenging themselves to complete the model, they will be able to think about an issue more effectively, determine what action steps are available and work towards the personal growth required in order to implement solutions.