The Latent Cause Experience is NOT a class designed to teach people how to do Maxi-LCA’s (although it does teach that). (Maxi-LCA's are investigations of large, catastrophic events).
It’s also NOT a class designed to teach people how to do
As a VP from a client-company said, the purpose of the 4-day Latent Cause Experience is to “change the way people think about themselves and their surroundings.”
People ought to walk out of the LCE “seeing things differently,” and according to much of the feedback I receive, they do. Although this is going to sound awful,
I mean that. It’s like eating. If the goal is to eat, a person will get fat. If the goal is to be healthy, a person will most certainly eat and a lot more. The goal of the LCE is NOT to merely teach people how to investigate catastrophic events. If that's all you do with your investigative efforts, your company will get fat and DIE.
I’m not saying this to boast, or to try to get more business, but instead to make a point. The LCE is was designed for EVERYONE. Many class critiques routinely say "I wish my wife (or husband) went through this class with me," or "I wish I would have experienced this a lot earlier in my life."
The people that understand this, and say "this class is for everyone" are usually the lower-level people -- the people in the field where the "real stuff happens." The vast majority of these regular folks see the experience as a eureka that opens their eyes to all kinds of things. That’s the intent.
Amazingly, the folks that typically are responsible for a company’s investigative efforts usually don’t see this. They typically think the 4-day class is a Maxi-LCA training class. Why is this? Are the people responsible for driving investigative efforts detached from the reality in the field, and too absorbed in the bureaucracy of managing the numbers?
My newest client is a large Canadian firm. They are “cracking my shell” in the way I see them handling their LCA’s. Almost all of their LCA’s are being handled as Maxi-LCA’s. They have stakeholder meetings for all their LCA’s, even for Mini-events. At this point in their journey, they see little or no value in doing