Experiential learning: We use an experiential learning cycle as the basis for our workshop design, giving participants opportunities to practice and embed new skills and understanding.
Diversity of learning channels: As well as listening, talking and reading, we also learn through our bodies, movement, the imagination and relating with other people. We include a wide range of activities in our workshops that support a diversity of learning channels.
Listening and asking questions: We avoid the ‘banking model’ of education (a term coined by Paolo Freire), where teachers are the experts who give knowledge, and students are the empty containers that receive it. Questioning supports people to draw lessons from their own experience and develop their own wisdom.
Peer to peer learning: We support people to share and learn from each other's experience and wisdom.
Emergent design: We incorporate flexibility in our workshop design so that we can work with important issues or needs as they arise in the group.
Creating a container: We facilitate in a way that helps build respect, trust, openness and honesty.
Taking risks: Transformation requires risk-taking. A small risk for one person might be a huge risk for another. We support individuals and groups to take risks at the right level for them.