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Typical Experiential Learning Day

Introduction - We start by providing a brief overview of the day’s schedule and providing an opportunity for the groups’ leader to discuss the objectives of the workshop and for team members to articulate their expectations and set the tone for the day.  We help facilitate this process through a fun eye-opening activity.

Experiential - Colleagues Climbing Rubics CubeExperiential Activities – Teams move through a series of progressively more challenging experiential activities designed to focus on the groups problem solving and decision-making capabilities.  The following is a sample of the over 50 experiential activities that Inroads Consulting can provide in designing an experience that is right for your team.  

  • Hot Stuff – Teams are challenged to pour the contents of one can into another using only a minimum of resources and without touching the cans.  This activity requires precise coordination, cooperation and innovation to keep the contents of the can from spilling out. This activity highlights the need for a coordinated effort and effective leadership in any goal driven task.
  • Re-booting the Computer – The group must reboot the organizations computer system by placing team members in strategic positions with specific roles and responsibilities.  Decision making, creative problem solving and teamwork all come in to play in this complex activity.  
  • The Web – The whole team must get through a human-sized vertical web without touching any strands. This challenge requires a great deal of trust and start-to-finish planning to be successful. Other interesting team dynamics often surface during this challenge.
  • Acid River – Team members must cross a molten hot peanut butter river using tires, crates, and boards to reach the opposite shore.  Precise team work is required and a coordinated effort is a must for success.

Group Discussion – After each activity teams reflect on their performance and begin to develop new guidelines for effective interaction and team work.  Transfer to the work place occurs through drawing parallels to behavior exhibited during the activities and those at the workplace.  Finally, teams develop norms for working together that can be transferred and practiced at the workplace.

For more information on costs and how to get started contact Bob Ward at Inroads Consulting 732-597-5931 or email rcward@comcast.net

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