PBL Project Based Learning
Learning does not only take place in the classroom. Prompted by the right classroom impulses and adequate opportunity for feedback and active reflection, participants are always instructed to use their overall working environment as a learning platform.
For multi-modular development programmes, delegates will work on a project or a bridging task throughout the programme, inbetween modules.
What is the difference?
A project is a work package sponsored by senior management with specific deliverables to be presented in front of a high level audience. These projects often turn into real business initiatives generating a concrete return on investment.
A bridging task is the research, preparation and presentation to the program peer group and/or select stake holders of a topic which is relevant to the organisation in the view of the participants. The group can pro-actively choose the topic and is responsible for getting the buy-in of key stake holders.
Both scenarios offer the following development opportunity to the group:
- exposure, visibility and influencing throughout the organisation
- interaction with senior levels
- change of perspective and systemic understanding by working on disciplines outside the participants’ usual areas of expertise
- team building and personal growth: participants get to know each other really well by working with and relying on each other – they give each other solid feedback: in our experience, this is viewed as one of the most valuable parts of the program
- transfer from knowing to doing – applying ideas and concepts which were discussed “in class”