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HR Happy Hour 135 - 'Simulation Learning'

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HR Happy Hour Episiode 135 - 'Simulation Learning'

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Thursday Feb. 9, 2012 - 8:00PM ET

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Simulation learning really isn’t new. Remember when you were a child and your favorite response was “I can do it myself!” You then proceeded to copy the actions of the person you found so interesting and so, learned how to accomplish a skill on your own, by doing.

That thought process holds true today. Adults learn best by doing. We learn when we use skills, correctly or incorrectly. We learn when we make mistakes in attempting to solve a problem. We learn when we are faced with a challenge and must involve others in finding the best possible solution.

Simulation learning provides an opportunity to use skills, to make mistakes, to involve others in a safe environment for achieving new abilities. We use real world situations, situations managers might encounter regularly in the work world. We add to those situations new situations that push an individual, that challenge a person, that encourage new ways of thinking.

This week on the show we welcome Kaye Mahon, Partner at Leadership Action Centre, and an expert on simulation and experiential learning to talk about the beneftis and opportunities of simulation learning, and how simulation learning can improve outcomes and company culture.

It should be an interesting show, and I hope you can join us!

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