The Executive Coaching and Training Institute (ECTI) was founded by Honored Pedagogue of Armenia Rima Khachatryan in 2018.
The core mission of ECTI is to prepare managers for the energy sector by offering short courses tailored to their professional needs, and to cultivate leaders, who are ready to address the growing demands of technology-driven challenges in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainability and effectiveness of managing the environmental risks.
One of the major benefits of the ECTI approach to professional education and training is the opportunity to tackle the theory and practice at its industrial bases, including “Hrazdan” Thermal Power Plant, ”Dzora” Hydroelectric Power Plant and “ArevEK” Solar Power Plant. An added value the Institute brings to its professional learning platform is the practicum offered at various divisions of the Electric Networks of Armenia.
The training and teaching staff of the Institute is comprised of professionals from all arrays of academic and practitioner communities, including professors and lecturers of the State Engineering University of Armenia.
ECTI offers participants an attractive package of incentives, including scholarships, education grants, and partial or full waiver of tuition fees.
The overall objective of the Training Programmes is to provide participants with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills in renewable energy, environmental economics, behavioural economics, energy efficiency, and innovations in the energy sector.
In this framework, the Training Programmes have two specific objectives:
- Achieve greater awareness and understanding of internationally acclaimed best practices in energy production, distribution and use;
- Support localisation and introduction of tailored practices in line with the international norms and standards in order to enhance sustainable and environmentally friendly energy production and use in Armenia.
To achieve these objectives, the Training Programmes offer five comprehensive modules, each targeting the following aspects of professional activities in the energy sector:
A. Environmental and resource economics;
B. Planetary economics and the political economy of energy and climate;
C. Behavioural economics and its implications for the environment;
D. Energy system modelling;
E. Energy, technology, and innovation.
These modules are interlinked to address the overall goal and objectives of the Training Programmes. However, all modules are designed in a flexible manner so that each can be adapted and offered individually to address the specific professional needs of a particular target group.
The Training Programmes can be offered both face-to-face and online, utilising a smart mix of interactive technology-based learning instruments.
The Training Programmes are tailored for the following groups:
- graduate students thinking of pursuing a career in the energy sector;
- junior specialists of the energy sector;
- mid-level managers of the energy sector;
- entrepreneurs operating in the energy sector.
ECTI Instructional Design Team
The Training Programmes are developed by the faculty members of the University College London (UCL) Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources in close cooperation with the instructional design team of ECTI. The courses are delivered by experienced professionals trained by the Bartlett School, with contributions from the professionals of the field both from Armenia and abroad. To ensure exposure to top notch practices, knowledge and skills in the energy sector, ECTI has established a large pool of guest speakers from the relevant professional communities both locally and internationally, including successful practitioners, renowned professionals and academics who will be invited to share their expertise and perspectives.
ECTI intends to support entrepreneurs and managers in the energy sector by enhancing their academic and practical knowledge and competences, thus contributing to the development of the relevant academic capacity and subsequent strategies in Armenia.
ECTI encourages professionals in the energy sector to seek solutions to complex issues of sustainable development in the sector both locally and globally through active learning.
ECTI’s mission is to enhance business initiatives in two sectors – energy and protection of the environment, through application of innovative technologies and methodologies, thus contributing to the development of a pool of leaders feeling responsible for the future.
ECTI’s vision is to support the development of a rigorous community of managers and entrepreneurs for the energy system in Armenia, who will ensure the availability of inexpensive zero-carbon power in the new era of energy production and consumption, an era when everyone has a say in shaping the energy future of our planet.
ECTI trains managers who are committed to responsible management of renewable energy facilities, including solar and wind power stations, and daily operations of energy storage; development and use of innovative tools for assessment of renewable energy facilities; monitoring of asset efficiency; and sustainable development of energy industry and environment.
Sustainable development embraces the strategic development goals of the modern business, and therefore, entrepreneurs with strategic planning capacities are essential for the selection of competitive and sustainable energy sources. Applying their state-of-art knowledge and know-how of optimizing energy expenses, they will contribute to the reduction of energy consumption. They will also consult senior management in applying fundamental principles of energy efficiency and the application of green energy sources.
Sustainable development in the energy sector implies a balance between the impact of energy companies on humans and environment. Entrepreneurs should have a decisive say in actions aimed at both increasing the profitability of the companies and at reducing the negative impact of their activities on the environment. Currently, companies often opt for ad hoc decisions, rather than balanced and comprehensive systemic approaches to decision making. This results in unpropitious investments and less carbon emission savings per invested dollar.
We support managers in addressing the mentioned challenges!
Lifelong Learning and Professional Development
ECTI employs a multimedia learning platform which is developed based on the tailored needs of the professionals in the sector and the time constraints they face, and aims at their professional development.
It is an innovative platform which offers both traditional formal learning in groups led by trainers, and new learning approaches, such as:
- learning in comfort: asynchronous learning modules coached by experienced trainers;
- individualised learning: interactive learning environment offered through integration of traditional instruction and use of information and communication technologies. Participation in various forums, study visits, applied assignments and individual interaction with the trainers guarantee consistent and effective learning programmes;
- small groups: interaction in small groups of learners is ensured at the training courses, online discussions and other learning milieus;
- networking: opportunities to network with peers and trainers, thus expanding the professional network