Marshall Gurney Institute is designed as a self-managed, self-development resource. The Institute contains a vast repertoire of management knowledge from the great researchers and gurus of the late 1950s through to the latest thoughts and trends on social media all of which is relevant to modern businesses and other types of organization in the private, public, not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors. There are case studies based on successful organizations and ‘how they did it’. The knowledge is organized within the Institute in such a way that it can be accessed just for reference purposes, for informal unstructured learning or for formal structured learning.
In order to help individuals plan and manage their learning, the Institute also contains a number of powerful learning tools, such as the On-line Coach for diagnosing learning needs and priorities, the Personal Development Planner for organizing individual learning activities, the Sales Behaviour Diagnostic Tool for learning about how an individual actually behaves when working with customers and many more. There are also exercises which test knowledge, pre- and post- learning and others which provide feedback on individual behaviour and approaches to management situations and challenges.
There is also a Reflective Learning Journal in which individuals can record their learning experiences as they use and implement their new found knowledge and expertise. This enable the process of reflection, a powerful and personal way of learning new things and developing new capabilities.
Finally, there is a complete social network available within the Institute allowing for unrestricted discussions with fellow students or faculty in the Coffee Shop or for focused discussions within a dedicated discussion forum.