How to Squeeze Experiential Learning Into Everyday Activities

2018-08-28T17:11:06+00:00January 24th, 2018|Leadership Development Theory, Training Ideas|

Lately, we've been trying to wrap our minds around how to get experiential learning into our daily activities. And, as a result, foster a culture of learning.  Here are our thoughts. As learning leaders, you and I face the challenge of engaging our audiences in learning and development throughout their career, not just relegating learning [...]

Three Tools from Medical Simulations to Implement in Your Learning Ecosystem Today

2018-08-27T14:31:18+00:00January 18th, 2018|Leadership Lessons, Leadership Lessons from other Industries, Training Ideas|

The recent Conference Board Learning & Development Summit in New York City included many fascinating presentations. The Program Director John Gillis, Ph.D. from UPenn, brought together a group of his Ph.D. peers and the result was a fantastic, learning-rich program. One particular presentation caught everyone’s attention. It was a conversation between Shannon McNamara, Assistant Professor [...]

Three Companies That Rock at Organizational Alignment

2018-08-29T16:39:45+00:00December 7th, 2017|Organizational Alignment, Organizational Alignment Series|

This is the final installment in our series on organizational alignment. In our first post, we shared strategies for achieving alignment. In post two, we pointed out the common barriers that prevent companies from getting there.  Today, we’ll share three real-life organizations that are crushing it. All aspects of their businesses (including leadership and employees) [...]

Three Barriers to Creating an Aligned Organization

2018-08-29T16:39:45+00:00November 30th, 2017|Organizational Alignment, Organizational Alignment Series|

In our last post, we talked about why organizational alignment is important and shared some strategies for accomplishing it. Today, we’re going over three barriers to creating an aligned organization, that prevent companies from reaching that desired state. No matter which system or plan you use to get all aspects of your business running in [...]

Three Methods of Organizational Alignment

2018-08-29T16:41:01+00:00November 16th, 2017|Organizational Alignment, Organizational Alignment Series|

Three Methods of Organizational Alignment—And How to Determine Which is Best for Your Business The dictionary defines alignment as, “a state of agreement or cooperation among persons or groups with a common cause or viewpoint.” When you achieve organizational alignment, all employees, from entry-level to CEO, share and act on the vision of the company. [...]

Application: The End and The Beginning of Experiential Learning

2018-08-27T14:36:15+00:00November 1st, 2017|Kolb's Experiential Learning Model Explained, Leadership Development Theory, Leadership Lessons|

Step four of Kolb's Experiential Learning Model. Application: The End and The Beginning of Experiential Learning In our last blog, we learned about the third step of Kolb’s model: Conceptualization. In this installment, we’ll talk about Application, the end AND the beginning of experiential learning. Leeds Beckett of Skills for Learning said, “To learn from [...]

Conceptualization: Extract Universal Leadership Principles for Application

2018-08-27T14:36:25+00:00October 18th, 2017|Gettysburg, Kolb's Experiential Learning Model Explained, Leadership Development Theory, Leadership Lessons|

Step Three of Kolb's Experiential Learning Model. Conceptualization: Extract Universal Leadership Principles for Application In our previous installment of this series, we learned about Reflection and Discussion. In this installment, we will focus on step three of Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model: Conceptualization. In conceptualization we extract universal leadership principles from our reflection and observation. During the [...]

Reflection and Discussion: Process Experiential Learning for Maximum Benefit

2018-08-27T14:37:30+00:00September 20th, 2017|Kolb's Experiential Learning Model Explained, Leadership Development Theory, Leadership Lessons|

Step two of Kolb's Experiential Learning Model. Reflection and Discussion: Process Experiential Learning for Maximum Benefit In part one of this series, we introduced David Kolb and his Experiential Learning model which we use to deliver experiential learning.  The model has four distinct phases: 1) Experience, 2) Reflection and Discussion, 3) Conceptualization, and 4) Application. [...]

Getting Maximum Benefit from Experiential Learning

2018-08-27T14:40:07+00:00September 13th, 2017|Kolb's Experiential Learning Model Explained, Leadership Development Theory, Leadership Lessons|

Many great minds, beginning with Aristotle, have coined their own phrases that echo the ideal that “experience is the best teacher.”  C.S. Lewis said, somewhat tongue in cheek, “Experience: that most brutal of teachers, but you learn.  My God, do you learn.”  While all experiences are not brutal (and yet they do teach and teach [...]

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