Facilitating Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is a powerful approach to influencing learning, but often falls short of its potential and benefits.

This workshop will provide you with a practical model for delivering successful experiential learning, including specific techniques for maximising application. Be prepared to participate in an enjoyable activity that will form an integral part of your learning experience.

To achieve this requires a solid understanding of practical design techniques that can be used when formally developing training programs and to ‘design on the run’. The latter is especially important since every facilitator needs design skills.

“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”

Albert Einstein


 CPD Hours

This facilitation program consists of four phases:


As shown above, this online program consists of ten levels, which extend over nine weeks. Throughout this period, learners are encouraged to collaborate and share ideas through a program chat room.

Phase 1: READY 
This phase comprises one or two simple preparation activities to help focus your initial learning and subsequent application.

Phase 2: SET

The two hour live facilitator-led workshop will provide you with practical, research-based concepts and principles to enhance your knowledge and skills.

Phase 3: GO
Transfer of learning to the workplace is essential to continue the learning process and obtain maximum benefits from the program.

This phase covers your application and exploration of the know-how gained during the virtual workshop and concludes when you commence Phase 4.

Practical activities in this phase are included for a number of purposes:

  • Focus attention
  • Stimulate recall
  • Reinforce learning
  • Encourage application
  • Strengthen memory
  • Guide action

These activities include for example; peer conversations, challenges, checklists, internet resources, specific facilitation techniques, scenario analysis, self-assessment and further reading.

Phase 4: SHOW
In order to complete the program and receive a Certificate of Achievement, you need to submit an achievement story.

This simply involves answering four questions about the learning you applied and what you gained from the experience.

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Experiential Learning

  • Experiential Learning Model
  • Skilled Reflection
  • Prompted Reflection

Facilitated Experiential Learning

  • Deciding Factors
  • Personal Reflection
  • A Facilitation Model

Debriefing Experiential Learning

  • Key Elements of Debriefing
  • Get the Participants to REACT
  • Questions for Debriefing
  • Activities for Debriefing
  • Ability to enhance learner engagement and maximize learning
  • Content that is based on extensive research and experience
  • Opportunity to observe ‘master facilitators’ in action
  • The workshops model world-class instructional designs
  • Skills that are practical and immediately transferrable

Geoff Rip
Research Director – Institute for Learning Professionals (ILP)
Bachelor of Business Science, MBA (specialising in Organisation Development)

Geoff has extensive experience in the provision of consulting and training services, both in Australia and overseas. He is well known for designing innovative and highly effective training programs and facilitated performance improvement tools/processes.Geoff’s research and designs have covered a wide range of areas, including critical thinking, emotional intelligence, employee engagement, facilitation skills, financial acumen, instructional design, leadership, learning culture, relationship building, service improvement, teamwork, and values alignment.

Some of his designs have been widely used by well-known multi-national organisations and his programs have a track record of producing outstanding results for clients.Organisations that have benefited from Geoff’s work include Bank of Melbourne, BIG W, CGU Insurance, Department of Infrastructure, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, BWS, Laing O’Rourke, Queensland Health, Queensland Rail, St. George Bank, Suncorp, and Woolworths.

Geoff is also Principal Consultant of Bottom-line Learning, which specialises in business acumen training. He has a Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) and an MBA degree (with a focus on Organisation Development).


  • Content can be customised to ensure relevance to your organisational needs and situations.
  • Far more cost-effective than attending public programs.
  • Materials can be customised to incorporate your organisation’s branding.
  • Organisational situations are discussed in confidence.
  • Workshops can be delivered when and where you need them.


What happens next?

We will email you a quote. If you are happy to proceed, then we can arrange a suitable time to discuss the successful implementation of the program.

How we ensure the success of the program?
  1. We meet with you (online or telephone) to identify the specific performance outcomes you would like to achieve from the program, and implementation process using our Ready, Set, Go, Show model.
  2. We assist you in preparing the participants to get READY for the program.
  3. The workshop component of the program is delivered; to SET the participants up with the necessary knowledge and skills to apply the learning.
  4. Participants GO back to the workplace to apply their learning and learn from application. We will provide customised support to reinforce learning and increase the probability that the learning is successfully implemented.
  5. Participants capture their experience and SHOW what they learnt and achieved.
Need More Information?

To chat with one of our friendly team, please call us on 1300 768 660.


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