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Our Niche’ Leadership development programmes are designed in house by experts trained and certified by ACCT, Project Adventure, ABNLP and ICF, pioneers in experiential learning and coaching. These programmes are custom designed as per the training need analysis. The effectiveness of the leadership development programmes are evaluated through the Kirkpatrick’s four level assessment tool.
With a vision of creating leaders for tomorrow, the curriculum revolves around the old adage,
I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand. Confucius
The old adage summarizes the essence of experiential learning. The act of doing makes learning extremely personal. The process of experiential learning involves both self-initiative and self-assessment. The benefits include:
“Real world”- Experiential learning takes data and concepts and makes them ‘real’ by applying them to hands-on tasks, with real results. As a participant interacts with the information, it becomes real to them. Each participant’s learning experience will be guided by their unique past experiences, and thus, each will interact with the information and task in a different way and with different results.
Opportunity for creativity- In the ‘real world’, problems often have more than one solution, and ‘two heads are better than one’. Experiential learning enables the participant to engage the creative portions of their brains and seek their own unique and most fulfilling solutions to a hands-on task. This creativity and the variety of results produced enriches the ecosystem.
Opportunity for reflection- Reflection is an integral component of the experiential learning process. By incorporating concrete experiences with abstract concepts, and then reflecting on the outcome, participants engage more regions of their brain and make true personal connections with the material. They analyze how their actions affected the outcome, and how their outcome may have varied from others. This analysis helps them better understand how the concepts learned can be applied to other varied circumstances.
Mistakes become valuable- Experiential learning involves a trial by error. As participants engage in hands-on tasks, they find that some approaches work better than others. They discard the methods that don’t work and act on trying something and then abandon it- thus learn not to fear mistakes, but to value them.
Accelerated learning- The act of practicing skill strengths the neural connections in our brain, making us in effect ‘smarter’. Hands-on activities require practice, problem-solving and decision making. As participant’s engagement increases through these processes, learning accelerates and retention improves.
Improved attitude toward learning- Experiential learning engages the participant’s emotions as well as enhancing their knowledge and skills. When participants see the concrete fruits of labor, they experience greater gratification and pride thus inducing their enthusiasm for continued learning.
Preparation for life- With participants working in groups, through these team activities, participants learn to work more effectively together, developing a plan of action, and utilizing the unique qualities of each team member. In turn, the participants learn real-life leadership skills, as well as how to apply critical thinking and adapt to changing circumstances.
The curriculum is based on specific knowledge, behavior, and attitudes engineered to meet specific leadership needs. The curriculum represents a set of desired goals or values that are activated through a developmental process and culminate in successful learning experiences. These evolve over a period of time creating a web for a life well examined.