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Experiential and action learning

In order to deliver high-impact learning that delivers tangible change and sustainable improvements in performance we work with clients to build experiential and action learning elements into the programmes we design. This creates powerful opportunities to practise skills, apply knowledge and work through business scenarios that are grounded in reality.

Experiential learning

“Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.”
Confucius (c450 BC)

JSB Experiential Learning enables individuals and teams to make discoveries and experiment with knowledge firsthand, practising key skills and receiving immediate, constructive feedback from our experts and their peers. This enables learners to:

  • Become actively involved in the experience
  • Reflect on the experience
  • Use analytical skills to conceptualize the experience
  • Apply decision making and problem solving skills in order to use the new ideas gained from the experience

We employ wide range of highly effective experiential techniques. Chief among these is actor-led role-play. Our trusted team of experienced and talented role-play actors provide a safe, positive environment in which participants are encouraged to explore and develop their own interpersonal, communication and management skills.

This powerful technique is regularly used to enhance the development of appraisal skills; interview skills; giving feedback; handling challenging conversations; supervision and management skills; managing under-performance; and conducting workplace hearings and investigations.

Action learning

We advocate the use of action learning where appropriate as it allows participants to work on real workplace scenarios. Flexible in terms of both the timing and content, action learning elements can be built into workshops or run as standalone sets as part of a wider programme.

We work in collaboration with client partners to understand their business challenges and create action learning around these, enabling participants to:

  • Learn from each other and engage in shared learning
  • Think innovatively and creatively
  • Reflect on current practice – whilst encouraging action
  • Understand areas where they have special interest, strength or weakness
  • Build strong relationships and networks within their organisation through group projects

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