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September 25, 2014
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UK: Why Experiential Learning Beats the Classroom

call of the wildA new study by Leadership and Management Wales (LMW) has lent weight to the theory that experiential learning can be more effective than solely classroom-based training.

The research into delivering leadership and management training, which will be used to help form a strategy for the future development of business leaders, found that non-traditional techniques "can be a more effective way to improve higher level leadership skills".

“The findings show there are exciting new approaches to enhance the impact of leadership and management development, and we are looking to take these to Welsh businesses,“ said LMW’s deputy director Jo Riley.

“The emphasis in Wales has been on traditional classroom learning, but we know that ‘learning by doing’ – combined with theoretical understanding – can be a more effective way to improve higher level leadership skills.”

Leadership training company Call of the Wild, one of the first organisations in Wales to achieve the quality award and become an endorsed training provider with LMW, said the results helped validate what the firm already offers.

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