Learning for Life: An Interview with Mukta Arya

Learning for Life: An Interview with Mukta Arya

An interesting thing happened to Mukta Arya on her way to becoming a bio technology professional: She changed paths, got an MBA, and began a career in corporate human resources. The impetus? Her desire to help people. “I felt very drawn to it,” she said. “I find it...

Learning at Home Alone and Online? Take Charge

Learning at Home Alone and Online? Take Charge

John Dewey would say we are struck. Paulo Freire might add that we’re shocked. And William James would call it pure experience. That’s 2020 through the eyes of educational theorists and psychologists. Regardless of the labels applied to our current awareness, we –...

Learning in Motion: What Your Movements Say About You

Learning in Motion: What Your Movements Say About You

There’s a Big Bang Theory episode in which Sheldon goes to Penny to learn acting techniques to improve his teaching and connection to his students. Penny suggests that Sheldon “move around in the space! Do whatever feels natural,” as a warm-up exercise. If you’re a...

Meeting Your Mentees Where They Are

Meeting Your Mentees Where They Are

Mentoring has its built-in challenges. In order to be a great mentor, you have to have a connection with your mentee. You don’t have to be best friends, but you should at least be on the same page to be of any help. But what if your styles are different? What if...

Learning to Shift Workplace Drama to Workplace Empowerment

Learning to Shift Workplace Drama to Workplace Empowerment

We at the Institute for Experiential Learning are involved in helping individuals, teams, and organizations learn how to learn. Naturally, we are curious about what it takes to create the space and environment that fosters learning and development. In order to learn,...

Waking Up: Three Strategies for Leaders

Waking Up: Three Strategies for Leaders

As the CEO of a tech company, Steve’s highly specialized expertise provided a solid base for strategy decisions, but he was at a loss when it came to leading and motivating the people who helped to make the company successful. Through coaching, Steve recognized the...

Learning to Lead

Learning to Lead

As a leader, do you ever feel like your habits automatically engage to turn a new experience into an old pattern of response? If so, you might consider using a surprising approach to personal and professional development: learning from experience. Many people think of...