“It was an unusual experience which offered a unique perspective on communication. Working with the horses themselves granted silence and space for reflection on issues within the workplace, and the facilitators provided a knowledgeable way to help us understand the benefits" Lars Magnusson Ericsson
“The meeting with the horses was partly intimidating. I felt helpless, but then when I made the breakthrough, I clearly understood how important it is to moderate the pressure I put on the individuals and how important it is to be present, centred in myself and find the centre in the situation” Arturo O. Araya Novartis
"I realised how powerful the learning is when you bypass the mind. When you can look at your self in terms of authenticity and the way you communicate, and the feedback the horse gives you immediately. There is nothing in between. Just think of how much time people are spending in there head, when we are supposed to be whole" Caty Glass Axialent
"The philosophy of working with a horse truly parallels the corporate culture. To be an exceptional leader, one must draw on one's own personal experiences in a humble and goal focused way...people, much like horses will sense your imperfections. What a rich day, one that I can't recommend highly enough."
"Leadership isn't about defining a new intelligence but about capitalising on inherit talents. Creativity, compassion, resourcefulness and reflection are all qualities we possess, rarely acknowledge and are the keys to our personal development"
"Discussing common workplace concepts in a real time environment with 500 kg staring you in the face requires the ability to think, react and respond in a manner similar to what would be expected in many positions in the office or in the field. The horse will provide instant feedback and recognition of your efforts, the programs are not only experiential but transformational"
"Interaction with a horse can't help but touch our emotions; be it fear, excitement or confidence. Under pressure these same emotions are difficult and often frustrating to pinpoint in our interactions with others. The horse provides the conduit for individual exploration and group discussion to identify the social and emotional skills for effective leadership"
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Experienced based education - less theory and more hands-on
"Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you" Aldous Huxley
“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them” Aristotle
In experimental education the student are actively involved in the learning process. The difference is the engagement. learning leadership in a real life situation through reflection and doing is more efficient than talking about leadership in a classroom and doing role play.
Experiential Education involves growing a person from the inside out, whereas conventional teaching and training is the transfer of capability into the person from the outside.
For an experiential education session to be effective, participants have to experience, review, discuss, and apply their experiences.
Benefits of experience based education
Experiential Education is adaptable for individual style, preferences, strength and direction and as such it is more likely than conventionally prescribed training to produce positive emotional effects, notably confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of personal value and purpose.
Individulas can also benefit from;