Piotr Przybylo, CEO and Founder of GeoModes

Piotr Przybylo is a visionary leader at the helm of GeoModes, a startup which transforms the modern knowledge acquisition process for energy industry professionals. From his own experience of different educational systems and through collaboration with a plethora of transformational instructors and teachers he created an effective and zero-waste learning process which allows him to obtain knowledge twice faster and retain it for longer. Piotr successfully applies this human-centred approach in redefining what professional training means and delivers it through the application of VR, AI, and neuroeducation concepts designed to better serve professionals in the ever-changing energy landscape. 


In the fast-paced landscape of the energy industry, staying abreast of the latest global trends mastering new skills, and developing adequate capabilities is not just a competitive advantage; it’s a necessity. Among a variety of challenges the industry faces currently, the lack of sufficient talent skillset is the most urgent one. Moreover, the lack of required talent will significantly disrupt the future industry development and revenue streams as the talent gap will reach over 40,000 competent workers across the global energy industry by 2025.

The energy industry can address this need by redefining the entire knowledge acquisition process for industry professionals through an innovative approach that combines cutting-edge technology and human-centric design. This will result in learning faster for longer – the ultimate goal of any energy industry when engaging any educational provider.

A Paradigm Shift in Learning

The professional learning environment has significantly changed over the last decade. There was a time when employees were taught around a table, listening to the monotonous voice of an instructor, and watching a PowerPoint presentation for hours. The course content was supposed to be memorised and then tested during a final examination. This type of traditional teaching is long gone because it simply doesn’t work. Average adult’s attention spans between 2000, (before the smartphone revolution), and 2015. decreased by an incredible 4 seconds– from 12 to 8 seconds. This drop has largely been blamed on the constant stimulation of the current lifestyle. Tik-Tok generation (Gen-Z) has an attention span of just 1.3 seconds. These trends need to be taken into account when designing and delivering training for professionals. Industry professionals require not only a more effective and efficient content delivery process but also want to focus only on highly applicable content which can be used at the workplace immediately after the course is delivered. Most importantly, such training must be extremely engaging and enjoyable which further enhances the learning process and motivates the learners for progress.

Zero-Waste Learning

Traditional training methods often suffer from extreme inefficiencies and information loss. Applying the Triple Pareto Principle when selecting learning content can significantly improve the design phase of the course and help select only applicable concepts. Additionally, As a result, this can create a learning process that eliminates unnecessary redundancies focusing on delivering content in a manner that is both faster and sustainable. This results in lower to no waste of financial, time, and staff resources spent on developing new skills and capabilities, and less of these resources spent on re-training in the future. This way the training offers a clear higher cost-to-benefit ratio for the organizations and learning faster for longer results.

Human-Centred Design in Action

At the core of modern training’s success is its commitment to a human-centred approach. Piotr Przybylo emphasises the understanding of the unique needs and preferences of individual learners which leads to the development of a training model that is not just efficient but also highly personalized. The main focus is placed on the 360-degree understanding of the participants’ knowledge gaps and actual knowledge needs which are deeply analysed and provide input for a training design. Modern instructors never teach the same thing twice in the same way. The composition of the course material, mode of delivery, type of education tools as well as real-life simulations depend on who the training participants are on the individual level with their particular learning styles. This is where neuroeducation, organizational psychology, and culture input must be embedded in every aspect of their training programs to create a truly human-centred approach fully adjusted to overall training goals. Whether it’s through intuitive user interfaces, adaptive learning algorithms, or interactive content, every element should be designed to cater to the individual learner, creating a truly bespoke educational experience and serving the ultimate purpose of the training.

Multi-Domain Approach to Industry Skills and Capabilities

Even highly technical training previously delivered by technical experts in a particular domain does not suffice anymore. Piotr Przybylo highlights the need for leveraging input from a diverse array of experts from domains which at first glance are not related to such technical content. This includes areas such as neuroeducation, organizational psychology, and culture which now must be taken into account when designing and delivering training in technical domains.

For people’s skills-related training (such as leadership and other managerial level training) leveraging such a multidomain approach allows to provide a more holistic approach and more effective results.

According to Piotr Przybylo, soft skills course curriculum must also be delivered only with the current global context and multidomain approach. Since energy leaders operate in an environment which takes into account the entire modern energy value chain, energy trends, challenges, and opportunities, the training must reflect such an environment. That is why disruptive education providers for the energy industry provide leadership training which encompasses areas such as digitalization, decarbonization, and diversification in the context of energy security, current geopolitical trends, technology, and societal revolution. This way even leadership courses are designed in respect of global energy trends and energy transformation. Consequently, the organizations invest in training which supports the future-proof skills and capabilities development with a system where professionals and organizations can obtain highly applicable knowledge for virtually every current and future challenge the energy industry is facing / will face.

Integrating Advanced Technologies

The modern training capacity doesn’t just stop at human-centered design; it embraces cutting-edge technologies to amplify the learning experience. Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and neuroeducation concepts now can be seamlessly integrated into the training modules, providing a multi-dimensional and immersive learning environment. Thanks to the application of this technology more knowledge can be transferred in a shorter time.

Through the adequate application of VR, learners can simulate real-world scenarios, allowing them to practice and refine their skills in a risk-free virtual space. AI algorithms track individual progress, offering personalized recommendations and adapting the curriculum in real-time based on the learner’s strengths and weaknesses. Neuroeducation principles are employed to optimize the cognitive processes, ensuring that information is not only absorbed quickly but also retained more effectively.

Serving the Energy Industry’s Evolving Needs

The energy industry is undergoing rapid transformations, with new technologies, regulations, policies, and challenges emerging regularly. That is why an innovative approach to professional training positions it as a vital ally for individuals and organizations navigating this dynamic landscape. By redefining what professional training means, modern educational providers must ensure that energy industry professionals are not just keeping up but leading the way. The immersive and adaptive learning experiences provided by technologically savvy and human-centred education providers can empower individuals to master new skills and stay ahead of the curve, contributing to increased efficiency, safety, and innovation within the global energy sector.

Such revolutionary education providers represent a paradigm shift in how professional training is designed and delivered. The fusion of human-centred design and advanced technologies creates a learning ecosystem that is not only revolutionary but essential for the continued success of professionals in the ever-changing energy industry. Without such an approach, the skills and capabilities required for the global energy transition might not be timely developed and can potentially hinder the necessary industry transformation.

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