KB 27 Experiential Learning

Issue No 27 | OCTOBER2010

a human r e s ou r c e news l e t t e r

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING - AN OUTCOME OF OUTBOUND PROGRAMS OD CONNOISSEUR’S ORATE Rushikesh Rajendra

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ISSUE - Rushikesh Rajendra underlines the importance of experiential learning from outbound programs - Yateen Gharat proposes his side of approach on outbound learning - Yogesh Suhas Kale shares his outbound experience - Rajat Gupta gives insights on ‘Outbound Learning’, the workshop way THE EDITOR’S COLUMN Deeksha Jawa Deeksha Jawa, Head – Project Management, Atyaasaa Consulting Private Limited, is a post graduate in Management HR and Green Belt in Six Sigma with a background in Psychology. She has a passion for behavioural sciences and combines her knowledge of psychometric testing with her management expertise to manage projects end to end and design & develop workshops in order to meet the changing needs of businesses. The crux of Outbound Training lies in taking a group of people away from their normal environment into the outdoors, and placing a new, unfamiliar set of challenges before them, in the solving of which a whole lot of new equations are thrown up. The programme works on the principle that when a team is thrown together in wilderness or adventure settings, where they have to fend for themselves and meet challenges together, there is growth in many directions. It has been repeatedly proven that the participants in a well-designed outbound programme always find the experience memorable, and the benefits significant and long-lasting. Therefore, in this edition we give you the outbound experience from three different perspectives – the participant’s perspective, the trainer’s perspective and the outbound expert’s perspective. Give your teams the savor of experiential learning by - Adding fun to work and therefore engaging the senses - Providing emotional dimension to learning experiences - Keeping the facilitation light and subtle - Creating experiential learning opportunities - Addressing attitudes and behaviors - Accentuating the reviews and keeping them adequate and meaningful by asking questions EDITOR’S BEAN TIP Write to us For information : info@atyaasaa.com For contributing articles : atyaasaaeditor@atyaasaa.com For suggestions : feedback@atyaasaa.com Atyaasaa Consulting Private Limited is a leading Human Resource Training & Consulting Organization partnering with some of the best brands in the country and overseas. Atyaasaa has been a catalyst & a contributor in their quest for people development and business excellence. The core differentiator of Atyaasaa process is continual innovation, unique customization and use of state of the art technology tools implemented through

Rushikesh Rajendra is an acclaimed management trainer with over 24 years of experience in HR, Operations, International Business and Training. He has worked at various leadership positions for several IT organizations both in the government and private sector. During the early part of his career in training, Rushikesh had to interact with tens of thousands of people. This provided him a unique opportunity to study and understand human behavior. His deep interest, early initiation and understanding of the

oriental knowledge related to humanmind and behavior has helped himoffer solutions to several individuals facilitating transformation in themand help themdeal with issues both at home and at workplace. Rushikesh has delivered training – both indoor and outbound to participants from the corporate world.

Methodologies and pedagogy to facilitate learning exist and are under continuous evolution from time immemorial.

Experiential learning through outbound programs is one such methodology extensively deployed in the corporate world. ‘Outbound’ in the present context means away from familiar ‘indoors’ (comfort zones) to an unfamiliar, informal and boundless zone which primarily is nature.

ethical and experienced operations and human resource facilitators having contribution as their core value.

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