© MARK JENKINS 2017

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

& DEVELOPMENT

According to the founder of a reflection methodology commonly known as Appreciative Inquiry and a thought-leader in organization learning - David Cooperrider, PhD: “The artful creation of positive imagery on a collective basis may well be the most prolific activity that individuals and organizations can engage in if their aim is to help bring to fruition a positive and humanly significant future.” 

“Just finished processing the evaluations from our workshop with your facilitation team.  The vast majority of those who provided feedback indicated that they thoroughly enjoyed the Team Everest session.  Given the skeptical nature of some, this is a very positive outcome.  One person even commented that they worked closely with someone who they had encountered conflict with previously, and they were able to move past it. Thanks again for a wonderful day."

Glenn Stevens, Training Coordinator - Police Services Special Investigations Unit

"Consistently this facilitation team has managed to help us have the right conversations while we participate in fun, captivating simulations during highly-customized learning programs.  Some of the exercises that stand out over the years include the Team Everest simulation that served as a backdrop during our two-day leadership forum with the Home Depot’s Supply Chain management group.  I am sure you will also enjoy the benefits of their capabilities in providing team effectiveness, leadership development or organization change learning programs.”

Mike Rowe, CFO - The Home Depot

The “visual turn” means simply that the image today is now on par with the written word in import and usage.  As Howard Esbin, Ph.D. wrote about the visual turn in our culture during these disruptive times, (in Pedagogies for the Visual in Innovative Learning, 2016) he declared that “the visual as a method for 21st Century learners has been amplified by the internet and technology” such as multimedia platforms – allowing for synchronistic (same time & same place) and asynchronistic participation.  We aligned with this global trend for ‘learning differently’ from experience by developing and delivering memorable learning programs for client groups with simulations that provoke self-exploration, self-expression, co-creation, and dialogue.  Accordingly, “the visual turn has become central to contemporary notions of creativity

and education. Those interested in creativity increasingly look to the visual and nonlinguistic

symbolic forms that feature in the multimodal mediascapes people of all ages populate” (Jewitt, 2008).

ARTFUL IMAGERY
MULTIMODAL MEDIASCAPES