Refresh your Perspective
An Interlude is a pause for thought in the midst of a busy schedule of melodies vying for your attention.
Many things are expected or requested; few are truly needed.
One that is? Reflection. We can't be strategic when we are being operational. Neither can we connect with team members or customers in a transactional way and expect relationships to flourish.
Adults learn best when...they have a "concrete experience"*, take time to process it (reflect) and then generalize and apply learnings (Kolb, 1984; CGSC, 1998). For this reason, we have created an integrated learning experience that is available as an Open-enrolment or Customized Programme.
We offer three styles of immersive, experiential learning aimed at mindfulness, well-being, engagement and exploration: Campus, Retreat and Location.
Campus interludes are a refreshing break from the normal routine and offer playful learning encounters at your campus. Examples of this are cooking, story-telling or songwriting workshops to stimulate creativity and interdependence.
Retreats are three or four-day interludes that combine mindfulness and energy management with strategic dialogue and coaching. Retreats may focus on team alignment, customer experience or personal development.
Location interludes are immersive encounters with people and places that have something unique to teach us. We integrate the learning journey and ensure that learning is not only inspirational and engaging, but easily applied.
* A concrete experience (CE) is simply a tangible "AHA!" experience or "living metaphor" that stimulates our past experience and knowledge and opens our awareness to fresh learning that might follow.. Besides allowing us to relate a topic to their own understanding, a CE levels the playing field, providing a common reference point beyond the life experience of diverse group members and provides an emotional connection point that is essential for internalizing learning. A good CE provides an opportunity to reflect and then consider how the learning gained might "spread" to other areas of personal or organizational life.