Experiential learning



The description below describes a typical advanced facilitation workshop which may be offered if there is sufficient demand, or may be commissioned by an organisation to be designed and run within the organisation. Experiential learning is an approach in which participants learn by engaging in activity and drawing principles from their experience.

Who is it for?

This workshop is designed for people who wish to improve their ability to design and facilitate more engaging learning experiences for participants.  They may include:

  • trainers
  • presenters
  • educators 

who would like their training and education to be more involving, and to lead to deeper learning and better theory-practice integration


Workshop content will be developed partly in consultation with participants.  It is likely to include skills, concepts, processes and techniques for

designing experiential learning activities

facilitating experiential learning activitiesbuilding more involvement into their workshop designs

achieving better theory-practice integration for the participants in the training and educational activities.


Participants will help to determine the process and content of the workshop.  Subject to this negotiation they can anticipate an involving process which provides a mix of theory, discussion and practice.  There will be small group work to help participants consolidate the skills, techniques and concepts.  Appropriately, this workshop will itself be experiential.There will be appropriate handouts.


The workshop facilitator is Bob Dick, a Brisbane-based educator, facilitator and consultant whose reputation in these fields is based on over a quarter of a century of experience.Those of you who are familiar with his work will know that his style is casual and participative, his processes robust and learnable, and his documentation clear, readable and practical.  His workshops are characterised by an integration of theory and practice, with equal emphasis on the development of skills and understanding.  The processes and models he helps others learn are those which he makes use of in his own work.


The public workshop fee per participant for the two days is $660.00 payable in advance. The fee for an in-house workshop is negotiable.  All prices quoted are in Australian dollars and include GST.

Negotiate your own in-house workshop

If you would prefer to have a workshop specifically designed to meet your particular needs, and run for you in your organisation or community, Interchange would be pleased to do that.  Important advantages of in-house and in-community workshops include their relevance (we fine-tune them to your needs), and their greater ease of application to real local issues.

Interchange   37 Burbong Street  Chapel Hill  Queensland  4069    Australia
Telephone +617 3378 5365   Fax +617 3878 4338   email camilla@bigpond.net.au

Maintained by Bob Dick.  This page last revised 2011 06 26.

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