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The ARLF leadership blog

Why learning with us is different – about experiential learning

10 May 2022

Our leadership programs are designed to build social capital and local leadership networks. It is about the ability of the group to work together for a common purpose.  

The learning is not assessment or competency-based. There is no pass or fail. Instead, participants learn through challenges and enquiry. This is called experiential learning. It is a powerful and effective methodology that supports participants to learn and reflect as they do something, rather than being provided with facts and theories from an expert telling them how to do it and that a particular way of acting is always going to work, regardless of the situation.  

Our programs are designed and delivered with and by people in our diverse national network. This includes associates, alumni and trusted partners. 

Most importantly, we work with, visit and talk to the community itself to give programs a local context.