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What is the importance of experiential learning?

Do you jokingly say that time is moving faster?

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of January. It feels like the weekly rubbish pickup comes around very fast and I still haven't found the time to bake a single loaf of sourdough.

There’s definitely something weird happening when it comes to our perception of time in this era, but whether you feel it’s slow-mo or warp speed, huge change is happening!

Peter H. Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. Between launching XPRIZE (which sparked Virgin Galactic) and working on projects to mine asteroids… He’s also written bestselling books like Abundance and Bold that talk about where the world is heading in the future. Peter says that ... “Between 2000 and 2016, the world had seen as much change as between 1900 and 2000. Just look at what has happened in those 16 years. The destruction of retail stores as a result of Amazon’s. The Wall Street financial crisis. The launch of the iPhone and Android app stores. The rise of Netflix. In 16 years, we saw 100 years of change. And we’re just getting started.

“From 2016 to 2022, we will see an equal amount of change. Now compressed in just 8 years.” “And then we’ll see another equal amount of change between 2022 and 2026. 100 years of change in just 4 years.” We have entered an era where every year is equivalent to 25 years of innovation and disruption as the previous century.

This chart explains what is about to happen.

We’re on the cusp of massive disruption in the way we traditionally live, work and function as human beings. How do we keep up in the business world? I am a partner in with Fi Hills and our next online event is 'Mastering the Art of Hybrid Experiential Facilitation' on February 22nd 2022

which is about dealing with this ever-evolving world we live in by learning how to blend experiential learning to deliver game-changing experiential workshops with rapid transformation so Organisation Development, Learning and Wellbeing practitioners, can navigate and coach others through change. Visit this page to learn more >> This masterclass will bring empowerment with the new set of skills required to guarantee you won’t just survive, but thrive in the emerging, post-pandemic reality Hybrid working is here to stay. for this reason, understanding the changing way people learn at work is one of the biggest challenges facing OD, Learning and Wellbeing practitioners, post-COVID. Not surprisingly, many are feeling uncertain about how best to handle this rapid change.

A huge learning trend is to shift to experiential learning and move from 'training' to 'experiential facilitation'. This is a move towards learner-centred design and delivery and it means it is urgent of OD and learning practitioners to become master facilitators of F2F and virtual experiential workshops.

Experiential learning teaches people to examine their actions and their thought processes, and even their emotional responses. This internal reflection prepares them for the workplace and helps them make major life choices, improve their personal relationships, and address their emotional needs.


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