Experiential Workshops are group coaching sessions designed to promote experiential learning.
Experiential learning means that people learn through experience or ‘learning by doing’.
In other words, we put the participants into a simulated experience in break-out rooms on Zoom and let them playfully interact with a scenario to tease out their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe environment.
There is no right or wrong in this inclusive space.
All that matters is that the group works through the activity and then spends some time together to reflect on what they have discovered about themselves and each other.
The role of the facilitator is not to teach or instruct the group but to guide them like a Sherpa through the rough terrains of the mountain and ensure that they emerge safely on the other side.
This is how you upgrade 30+ people’s mindset in one go.
The learning outcomes
In an experiential workshop, you get out what you put in. The aim is not to transfer knowledge but to stimulate discussion, promote self-awareness and influence workplace behaviour.
You know that teams have benefitted from the experience when you witness them speak to each other differently or behave in a more trusting and respectful way.
You should also see a reduction in stress, anxiety and conflict.
Typical Themes for experiential workshops
Popular topics to tackle through experiential learning are:
- Unconscious bias
- Team Collaboration
- Decision-making and problem solving
Other topics can be explored to suit your organisational need.
Workshops last 2 hours and are delivered over Zoom.