Modern day world moves on communication. Very effective person loses his/her effectiveness if he/she does not know how to communicate and present their ideas to others.
Human behaviour does not change just by cognitively understanding the various aspects of the dysfunctional behaviour. Many people are struggling to deal with their anger outburts, obesity, interpersonal conflicts, lack of punctuality, inability to meet commitments and so on. Most fat people know what will reduce thei r weight more than even Weight Management experts; but it does not help. Much more is involved in adapting functional behaviours and getting rid of dysfunctional behaviours than intellectualknowledge about these.
As an analogy one can say the difference between experiential and cognitive learning is same as in eating apple and reading about apple. Only after tasting apple you exactly know what an apple is like. In experiential learning an expert facilitator enables one to learn and internalise the undertanding of the human processes. It also involves essentially using the emotional energy to bring about change. It draws out the latent talent of individuals and unique chemistry of groups with experts’ help. Followup is an essential ingredient of sustained change.
Examples of Experiential Learning :
✓ To build confidence through ability to communicate one's ideas effectively
✓ Understand the basics of good communication and presentation
✓ Using emotional intelligence to become more impactful in one's presentation
✓ Improve one's listening skills
✓ Adjusting to change as in living in tents and makeshift toilets along a fast flowing river without electricity;
✓ Build skills to receive and give authentic feedback
✓ Enhance skills to get results through effective communication and presentation