Goizueta Learning in Action
Goizueta Learning in Action™:
Experiential Learning from Emory Executive Education
Goizueta Learning in Action™ provides unique experiential learning activities specifically designed to challenge executives, placing them in unfamiliar situations to bring about significant growth and change. “Experiential Learning” has become vital for any successful Executive Education program. Our trademarked Goizueta Learning in Action™ experiences yield significant results, both in improved individual competencies and also in the level of engagement of the executives.
So what is Goizueta Learning in Action™? Simply put, these program elements take executives out of the classroom and place them into a unique learning setting, providing both application and practice. In this safe environment, executives can test new ways of thinking and doing encouraging experimentation and fostering innovation. With many of our custom clients, we design a specific Business Challenge Project. This Goizueta Learning in Action™ module starts with the client and the identification of a particular strategic challenge facing their organization. Then, working as individuals or in teams, participants evaluate the challenge, identify solutions, and ultimately report these solutions to senior executives, frequently those at the C-level. This learning engagement elevates the leadership of participants and positively impacts organizational dynamics.
Goizueta Learning in Action™ modules take place in unique environments. In our module, Rowing: Developing High Performance Teams, participants arrive at a local rowing facility to learn the fundamentals of rowing with the help of experienced elite-level rowers and coaches. Each team then becomes familiar with their rowing shell and learns the mechanics of the boat: how to row it efficiently and with grace. As the day progresses, participants shift from learning their individual roles and the mechanics of how to operate the boat to working in harmony as a team to compete against other teams. The day concludes with a 500–meter race against other participants. This impactful experience leverages the rowing metaphor in assessing team dynamics, achieving team flow and balance, and learning to modulate oneself successfully in the context of a greater team or organization.
These Goizueta Learning in Action™ modules are unique in that they require a high degree of trust between Emory Executive Education and our client. We thoroughly understand an organization’s strategy and culture before we recommend any experience. That’s what makes us unique among many Executive Education providers: we first understand the organizational needs and then recommend the appropriate experience to meet those needs. Ever evolving, we partner with key faculty members to develop new Goizueta Learning in Action™ modules for specific client needs. Our clients trust us not only to develop the world-class business acumen content to elevate the knowledge and performance of their executives, they also trust us to propose and deliver the most appropriate Goizueta Learning in Action™ modules to bring home the leadership lessons. Emory Executive Education clients tell us that they have confidence in our delivery of custom programs that are relevant to their organization and that will advance the development of their executives.