Articles relating to: Facilitation

Use the ‘What? So What? Now What?’ model: a great example of reflective questioning

Use the ‘What? So What? Now What?’ model: a great example of reflective questioning

In this guide to the ‘What? So What? Now What?’ reflection model you’ll find the resources you need to successfully enhance your reflective questioning abilities. Here’s what you’ll find in this blog post: What is ‘What? So What? Now...

30 August 2021
The NASA Moon Survival challenge is a powerful team development tool, and it has so much more to offer than most facilitators realise..

The NASA Moon Survival challenge is a powerful team development tool, and it has so much more to offer than most facilitators realise..

Whether you know it as Moon Landing, Mission to the Moon, or the NASA Survival Challenge, there’s no denying the popularity of this team development tool. It creates captivating images of space exploration, then brings people together to navigate...

5 July 2021
Unlocking Uncertainty: Facilitation is the Key

Unlocking Uncertainty: Facilitation is the Key

“Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one.” – Voltaire We are living in uncertain times. Amid the global pandemic, threat of economic recession, brexit and escalating tensions between global powers, it can feel the future...

17 June 2020
The Biggest Personal Challenge for Facilitators?

The Biggest Personal Challenge for Facilitators?

Facilitating is an enabling role. It’s a role within a group, that helps others get the most out of themselves: their skills, knowledge and abilities. Facilitators do not therefore contribute directly to the content of the discussion nor decisions...

27 November 2017
How can you deliver an experiential student induction with no props?

How can you deliver an experiential student induction with no props?

How can you deliver an experiential student induction with no props? Yesterday I had the pleasure of experiencing Ryan Offutt (www.Ryanoffutt.com) do just that with a group of Masters Students at Leeds University Business School. A good student induction should...

15 September 2016
7 Traps to avoid when facilitating experiential learning activities with young people

7 Traps to avoid when facilitating experiential learning activities with young people

Facilitating experiential learning activities with young people presents some unique challenges and opportunities. What are the traps we should avoid? Many of these lessons are equally valid when working with adults. Avoiding Conflict 1. Forming a team isn’t always...

11 November 2015
The Basic Principles Behind Experiential Learning

The Basic Principles Behind Experiential Learning

Tell me about experiential learning An Interview with Martin Thompson This extract is based on an interview with Martin Thompson (MT), the founder of MTa Learning, by Evgeny Dotzenko (ED), Head of the HR Consulting Department in the Training...

30 October 2015
Beyond the Ropes – Principles of facilitating experiential learning

Beyond the Ropes – Principles of facilitating experiential learning

Beyond the ropes explains 14 principles of experiential learning. The author is Martin Thompson, founder of MTa Learning. The article was first published in 2008. Despite working as a facilitator of experiential learning for over 30 years and a...

What is Experiential Learning? (And other frequently asked questions!)

What is Experiential Learning? (And other frequently asked questions!)

What is Experiential Learning? (And other frequently asked questions!) MTa’s definition of Experiential Learning is: ‘developing personal understanding, knowledge, skills and attitudes through the analysis of, and reflection on, activity’. In this definition ‘Activity’ can include anything from an...

24 April 2015
How can bits of plastic help with personal and organisational growth?

How can bits of plastic help with personal and organisational growth?

QA, is one of the UK’s leading learning providers. They recently invested in the MTa Team KIT and then blogged about their experience:- Hard to believe If someone gave you two big bags full plastic and told you to...