At the 2017 Training Conference I led a session on driving awareness through experiential leadership development programs, in which I included a brief case study that highlighted using simulations as an experiential learning activity. After the session, I was asked what other activities might be used when designing a leadership development program that is experiential.
I recently led a talk at the 2017 Training Conference that explored driving awareness through experiential leadership development programs . The point of the talk was that leaders need to have; self-awareness, team awareness, organizational awareness, and business awareness, and that the best way to develop this awareness, is through experiential learning. Business Simulations were used as one example, but there are many ways to create an experiential learning environment.
I’ve been developing learning programs for a while now and one thing I’ve learned is you have to incorporate your evaluation into the design. I use the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) method with a bit of agile added for flavor (see what I did there), but that’s just my preference. You may use Successive Approximation Model (SAM) or go strictly agile, but whatever process you use the program needs to be evaluated.
The 70 20 10 Leadership Development Model is commonly used within the training profession to describe the optimal sources of learning. It holds that individuals obtain 70 percent of their knowledge from job-related experiences, 20 percent from interactions with others, and 10 percent from formal educational events.