Experiential & Service Learning

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Experiential & Service Learning

We believe that learning is best achieved when it is directly experienced. Splash Projects take participants outside traditional academic settings to help visualize their strengths and acknowledge weaknesses.

Central to every Splash Project is the idea that charitable organizations must benefit and participants must take initiative. Invariably, mistakes are made and unforeseen circumstances must be accommodated, but each challenge is viewed as a learning moment. Taking ownership of a project, and especially one that is tangible and meaningful, is what cements learnings from Splash into experience relevant to the workplace.

Team building

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Team building, whether formal or informal, can play a central part in developing teams and their capacity to operate effectively. Taking participants outside the context of the everyday workplace, Splash Projects engage participants socially, intellectually and practically to challenge convention and rediscover the power of teamwork.

Whether teams are decentralised, cross-functional, or multi-disciplinary, our aim is to push boundaries and create more effective working relationships. By observing peers contributing to a tangible outcome (which is often not the case in the office), our projects become shared experiences that build trust and encourage the exchange of knowledge far beyond the final project day.

We understand that organisational objectives can shape development. With this in mind, Splash staff and our Executive Learning Partners leverage the Splash experience to drive constructive classroom discussion. We are equally relevant in functional and dysfunctional workplaces, vendor/client relations or post-acquisitive environments. Contact us to learn how we can contribute to your initiatives.

Leadership & talent development

Splash Projects are also a uniquely powerful Leadership and Talent Development tool. On site, future leaders and existing managers alike benefit by exercising leadership skills and observing their peers’ skills in action. The discussion of Leadership versus Followership remains at the forefront of our efforts, reminding even entry-level candidates that one need not be an expert nor in a titled position to be a leader.

In leadership “One-size does not fit all” means that becoming a leader is largely a matter of personal exploration in a variety of contexts. No single scenario or leadership model makes a great leader, favouring the dynamic environment of a Splash Project to action and observe. Building an adventure playground, for example, participants can explore the nuances of control and the virtues of delegation and empowerment so that the might achieve new levels of performance.

Our personal experience in leadership training has taught us that leaders are not developed in a vacuum. By interlinking the process of building a team and encouraging leaders we can reinforce the idea that goals and clear communication are an integral of managing people and delivering effectively.

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The unique blend of civic engagement, team building and leadership development has contributed to our success in Talent Management programmes for some of the world’s most prominent companies. Contact us if you’d like to more about our services and how we might contribute to your internal initiatives or collaborate with an Executive Learning Institution of your choice to deliver something special.

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