team building 2.0 experiential learning

Team Building 2.0 – the transition to experiential learning

Published on Nov 2, 2018 by David Simpson

Team Building Asia held their 16th Anniversary Event entitled, “Team Building 2.0 – The Shift Towards Experiential Learning” on Friday 26th October 2018 at WeWork Offices in Shanghai.

team building 2.0 experiential learning

Simien Lin lead a fascinating panel discussion with a trio of experiential enthusiasts consisting of, River, Nupower Group Founder and Facilitator, Tina Tian, AB InBev, People Sales Manager and Oliver Clark, Constructive.xyz.

team building 2.0 experiential learning

Special take ways include Oliver who explained that we mostly work in 2D, on paper and on our desktop but that experiential learning takes us to 3D and 4D involving the senses and these feelings connect to synapses in the brain which promotes learning. Oliver further elaborated that traditional training is more for the training of skills whereas experiential learning creates knowledge.

team building 2.0 experiential learning

River posed an interesting question to the audience, “Is learning painful or enjoyable?” This challenged the audience to consider that enjoyment comes when we have interest and experiential learning stimulates a lot of interest and makes the learning enjoyable.

team building 2.0 experiential learning

Tina stated that experiential learning involves lots of interaction during the activity and that engagement and alignment comes through the debrief. She warned that facilitators need to be able to think on their feet and react at certain times. They need to preempt and be proactive, so you need to make sure you have the right fit of facilitator for the experiential learning to be effective.

team building 2.0 experiential learning

This simulating discussion was followed by Harmonica Harmony, engaging participants to try out an experiential learning session of their own, followed by a lively debrief session, again led by Simien.

team building 2.0 experiential learning

team building 2.0 experiential learning

team building 2.0 experiential learning

team building 2.0 experiential learning

David Simpson

Co-Founder & Training Director at Team Building Asia

Challenging people to reach their highest potential through experiential, interactive and fun workshops with a strong and meaningful business outcome.


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