Experiential Training is a Popular Trend in Corporate Training Programmesby Andrew Abraham Business Analyst
The corporate world in India neglects women and they are discriminated especially in their workplace. Training for women in the corporate sector is ignored; so they find it hard to compete with the opposite sex. In spite of adversities, several women are trying to compete with men and are doing exceptionally well. Fortunately, there are some management consulting companies that do their part to help women by providing special training for women employees.
Leadership Training for Women
Management consulting firms in India provide training for women employees. Women want to make a difference. It is a fact that there are fewer females in the managerial positions than men. However, things are changing and the wrong perception that women cannot do it, is giving way to acceptance. This is because there have been reports that the weaker sex is able to perform better and exhibit excellent leadership qualities. Therefore, management companies are providing opportunities for focused development. Special training programmes for women are held and organisations are trying to expose their talent by providing the arena and the tools to empower them. Talented women in the corporate sector are selected and offered leadership training.
Experiential learning is different from other learning procedures in the sense that the learner learns by doing. Since, the learner has first-hand experience, he/she remembers and understands the concepts better. Knowledge becomes valuable; hence, it is retained. Typically, there are three steps to this type of education; experience, expression and generalization. Only by experiencing can you retain information and knowledge becomes meaningful. This type of education is particularly successful for adults. They have to apply the knowledge in real situations especially in their workplace. Hence, everything that is learnt is applied and this is when there is value attached to it. Positive experiences help in motivating learners and encourage them to have valuable experiences. Therefore, when there is change, it is important to adapt ourselves to it and move forward.
Innovative Training Workshops
In a corporate setting innovation cannot be given; trying to do things creatively is possible only in workshops where participants can find out for themselves. Experiential learning has become an established mode of teaching and learning in the corporate sector. The workshops are settings where employees are given opportunities to think new ideas by engaging in fun and creative activities. This helps in creating a bond and team spirit. There are no power point presentations or lectures; the fun activities motivate employees to think differently. When there is rigidity there can be no new experiences. This is why; the workshops are preferred to be outside where participants can be free to experiment on their own. If you want your team to think something new, even an average person will come out with unexpected and extraordinary ideas. Since, businesses are under pressure to create something different, it becomes challenging and there are barriers such as limited budgets, resources and time. However, all barriers can be removed with change and innovation.
Author is a contributor writer and involved with many experiential learning program in India. He also would like to share his views on training program for women employees. For more information please visit Stepconsulting.org
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