Our Values - The MTa Way


Deeper learning:

We challenge ourselves to invent experiential learning tools that create light bulb moments with lessons that last a lifetime.

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Vibrant community:

We value and nurture a community of MTa facilitators who share our passion for experiential learning, and we support groups who work to make a positive impact in their community.

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Confident humility:

We place trust in learners, and our tools enable facilitators to create experiences that put their learners front and centre, because this is when the moments that matter happen.



Unleashed diversity:

We value and encourage diversity of thoughts, ideas and culture. We design activities to capitalise on individual differences, that help everybody reach their full potential.



Fearless innovation:

We push back against the status quo to achieve lasting change. Our approach to learning breaks the mould and is based on sound evidence rather than the latest fads.

Meet Jamie Thompson

Following in the footsteps of his father and MTa’s founder, Martin, Jamie is sharing his passion for inspiring and developing people through experiential learning.

Known for his engaging and empowering style and creative approach Jamie spends his time helping others unleash the power of experiential learning.

Over 1000 facilitators and trainers from 37 different countries have attended his MTa Masterclass. Corporate trainers and facilitators leave his training programmes being able to confidently deliver experiential learning activities and make the most of MTa’s tools.

Jamie has plenty of experience to tap into and share. The creative activities that he and his team have developed are now used in over 100 countries, by 1000s of the world’s leading organisations. He has personally designed activities and facilitator training programmes for high profile companies such as Emirates Airlines, Saudi Aramco, Nissan and Verizon USA.

Jamie’s creative approach is combined with a rigorous corporate and academic background. He started his career with Deloitte’s Strategy Consulting Practice in 2003, and joined MTa in 2008. In 2016 he won the EU Excellence in Human Resources Scholarship from Leeds University Business School to further his study of Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Psychology. He’s stayed on at the Business School as a Leader in Residence and Guest Lecturer and retains an academic interest in team development and facilitation.

Our story

Established in 1982, MTa have over 35 years’ worldwide experience of designing, supplying and facilitating innovative experiential learning activities, training resources and people development programmes. Our training and development packages are unique. All of our 100+ ‘off-the-shelf activities’ have been designed, developed and tested here at MTa and most are based on our own patented components.

If our customers’ needs aren’t met by existing activities we are happy to work with them, using our expertise to provide exactly what they want: new activities, facilitating team and people development programmes and developing their facilitators. We firmly believe in our tried and tested approach and we are sure you will too when you see how your participants respond.

In the early years MTa specialised in organisational development consultancy. As consultants we developed a series of experiential learning materials which we used as part of our development programmes. Our clients were impressed with these new tools. The tools were engaging, innovative and powerful. Clients were soon asking us how they could purchase their own sets and we realised we’d created something unique.

The combination of comprehensive facilitator guides, clever activity design, engaging materials and a focus on learning allowed trainers and facilitators to run professional experiential workshops and development programmes easily and efficiently. In 1991 we launched the MTa Team KIT with two activities, word spread and it quickly became a ‘must have’ training tool. Our business and product range has been expanding steadily ever since.


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