In today’s world, experiential learning provides a valuable opportunity for employees to learn from experience. Through its skill-building processes and techniques, your employees can learn to better interact with customers, co-workers, and management by learning from real-world examples.
Experiential learning offers an array of discovery opportunities. By making the process fun and relatable, your workers can gain valuable skills that benefit them as they work for your company, as well as in their personal life.
Ten members of Forbes Coaches Council weigh in on the ways that organizations can best implement the growing trend of experiential learning in the day-to-day corporate world, whether in training programs or as part of the hiring process. Here’s what they had to say:
1. Make It All Fun And Games
Experiential learning is about creating an immersive learning environment so trainees not only absorb but retain information better. Experiences create emotional signatures in the brain. Employees will have an easier time recalling information that they can associate with feel-good experiences. Games are useful tools that allow trainees to connect to learning in a fun and meaningful way. – Niquenya Collins, Building Bridges Consulting
2. Build The Experience In-House
Organizations spend thousands of dollars on experiential learning courses from external vendors. These are great, but the best way to create and implement an experiential program is to build it in-house. This provides an entirely customized program based on the needs of the organization and employees. The experience needs to be real, one that each participant can directly apply to his or her job. – Lizabeth Czepiel, Lizabeth Czepiel, LLC
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