Thursday, December 24, 2009

Experience and Metaphors for learning

Metaphor creates culture.

Experiential programs depend heavily upon metaphor for learning to take place.
By utilizing team building initiatives as a vehicle for the learning. 
The concerns of metaphor and experience being wasted is when the content is not transferred into the experience.

For the initiative (which is serving as a metaphor) to develop a clear transfer, the facilitator is the central part in connecting the activity to the content to the process. This is accomplished by first beginining with the the individual; then moving to the team; and finishing with the organization. 

-Michael Cardus is the founder of Create-Learning-Team Building, an experiential based training and development consulting organization, as well as a blogger for TeamBuilding NY. Mike specializes in team development and leadership development consulting and training, creating team-building programs that retain talented staff members, increase production and effectiveness of your team. He lives in Buffalo, NY, and travels to you to serve your team-building and leadership training needs, wherever and whenever fits your schedule.