Using experiential learning to keep participants engaged, alert and loving your event
Any speaker who presents programs knows that it can be a challenge to keep participants alert and engaged all day. Particularly after lunch, or when the content is heavy, participants can switch off or even start nodding off!
Experienced facilitators know that variety is key to engagement. Getting participants moving, learning in different ways, and keeping the content surprising keeps people on board. The key to maintaining this variety is having a number of tools to shift the energy in the moment.
The October WA Chapter PSA Meeting will provide just that: new tools for increasing engagement and learning. Join us and experiential learning specialists Michael Sanderson-Green and Jacob Fjord from The Experience Lab. In this highly interactive session, they will take us through a number of the activities they use to bring up the energy in the room, assist people to move outside their comfort zone and to help participants learn through doing. By the end of the night, you will walk away with several activities you can use in your workshops and programs.
About the Presenters:
Michael and Jacob are both Directors of the Experience Lab: a Perth based experiential training provider. They have a large team of actors, producers, and facilitators and deliver programs throughout Australia and internationally (when the borders allow!).
With a background in occupational therapy and improvised theatre, Michael offers interactive and powerful learning experiences. He engages with participants using his positivity and understanding of human nature.
Jacob’s dry sense of humour endears him quickly with participants, building trust and engagement. He is a highly experienced facilitator, and works proactively with our partners and client to develop and deliver new and exciting interactive training programs.
6.00pm dinner (at your own cost) at reserved PSA tables at Kailis Bros
(Please note: dinner is not included in the registration fee)
6.45pm Registration Opens
7.00pm Meeting begins: Introduction and Welcome
7.05pm Experiential Session 1 - with Michael Sanderson-Green & Jacob Fjord
7.55pm Networking and refreshment break
8.10pm Experiential Session 2 - with Michael Sanderson-Green & Jacob Fjord
8.50pm Wrap Up and announcements
PSA’s Values in Action Policy applies to this Event
The Chapter leadership is working hard at creating a series of exciting and dynamic events. If you, our members, have any suggestions for speakers or topics for our monthly events – please reach out to the chapter leadership of Rael Bricker CSP, Shirley Anne Fortina CSP, Jani Murphy CSP and Lauren Hancock
FREE PARKING! At 6pm the Kailis staff parking is opened to patrons of Kailis
A key aspect of PSA Membership is the 8 core competencies. At each event we ensure that the content is aligned with one or more of these competencies.
Each Event will have some emphasis on
Competency 1 – Professional Awareness
Competency 2 – Professional Relationships
This Event specifically aligns with:
Competency 4 – Platform Mechanics
Competency 5 - Presenting and Performing
As a chapter leadership team, we also align all our events with or theme for the year. This is to concentrate on three areas in our speaking business.
The overarching theme is Building Connections for Tangible Growth. There are three elements
The Business of Delivery
This deals with the skills of delivery techniques AND your health as if you are not healthy then this affects your ability to deliver as a professional.
The Business of Content
This deals with all aspects of creating and delivering fresh professional content and enhancing the client experience in dealing with PSA members
The Business of Leverage
Leverage allows us all to grow our businesses from marketing to sales to repackaging content