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Tuesday's seminar

Reviewing Skills for Outdoor Trainers

Maximising Learning from

Outdoor Management Development

This workshop will help you maximise the impact and value of the activities in your own training programmes. The skills and insights that you gain can be applied to any settings in which experience is used as a source of learning and development. The experiential and interactive style of this event will help you to make the learning relevant to your own work.

Why develop reviewing skills?

Reviewing is probably the most important and underdeveloped skill in experience-based training. Better reviewing helps participants get more value from the training you provide.

What kind of reviewing?

Flipcharts and questioning skills are central features of many reviewing styles, but many learners will benefit from taking part in more varied and dynamic approaches. Ideally, reviewing is at least as engaging as the activity being reviewed.

What is reviewing?

‘Reviewing’ applies both to what the learner does when reflecting on their experience as well as to what the trainer does when helping others to reflect, share and learn from their experiences. You will be developing skills for helping others to learn.


By taking part in this workshop you will develop a wide variety of reviewing and facilitation skills that will help managers gain full value from their outdoor experiences.


1. You are more in touch with learners

2. You develop communication skills (yours and theirs)

3. You develop learning skills (yours and theirs)

4. You add value to what happens

5. You make benefits more tangible

6. You find evidence for evaluation

7. You become more alert and responsive to what is going on

8. You help learners clarify and achieve their obiectives

9. You assist transfer of learning


Monday's Outline Programme (4 sessions)

1. Creating a Climate for Learning

Beginning a course

Doing it and reviewing it.

Getting involved in learning

Why reviewing and why active reviewing?

Why use the outdoors for training?

Revolver - trying out different perspectives

A climate for all learning styles?

Clarifying how you like to learn - and why.

2. Sharpening Awareness

Observation Journey

and making reviewing a surprise.

Observing, giving and receiving feedback

concentrated practice in key reviewing skills

The active reviewing cycle

matching reviewing methods to theories of
experiential learning and development

3. Re-viewing and Re-experiencing

working in the red zones of the cycle

Sharing a valued outdoor experience

and the value of sharing significant stories

Re-viewing and re-living experiences

tools to bring experiences to life

Speed and search techniques

tools to help you select what matters most

4. Getting to the Point

working in the black zones of the cycle

Examining Findings

tools for investigation and analysis

reviewing as a balancing act

Exploring Futures

tools for change - from re-viewing to pre-viewing


Reviewing and evaluation using the reviewing cycle.

The benefits of attending

  • You will learn practical ways of applying the principles of experience-based learning to Management Development Outdoors.
  • You will develop insights and competencies in facilitation and reviewing.
  • You will extend your toolkit for reviewing outdoor learning experiences and for ensuring transfer back to the workplace.
  • You will enjoy networking with other trainers and learning from each other both as co-participants and as co-trainers.

Dr. Roger Greenaway

Roger began working in Outdoor Management Development in 1981. He received a doctorate in 1995 for a study of the experiences of managers during OMD events. Roger now provides reviewing skills training to a wide range of clients in the UK and abroad. Their testimonials are published on Roger's website - providing evidence of transfer at many levels. You will discover that Roger practises what he preaches - using experience-based training methods to learn about experience-based training.


Both as preparation and follow-up for this event you are recommended to browse Roger's highly acclaimed 'Online Guide to Active Reviewing' at: [you are here]


For information about Rogers' seminars with Inout Training:
José Guilherme Maia
Rua Augusto Simões, 1333
4470 -147 MAIA
Tel/Fax: +351 229406560
Mobile: +351 919380512
For details of other trainer-training events with Roger Greenaway:
Roger Greenaway
Reviewing Skills Training
9 Drummond Place Lane
Scotland   FK8 2JF
Tel/fax: +44 1786 450968


Roger Greenaway (Reviewing Skills Training)
''... went down so well with the staff that we asked Roger to run a second training event for us''
Randall Williams
Bowles Training Services, UK
''Your techniques are still working wonders for us on the job with what occasionally seem to be miraculous results. Thank you still.'' [3 months on]
Caroline Sillman
Corporate Adventure Associates, SA
''... our clients benefited long term because the transfer of learning from our programmes was greatly enhanced''
Andy Brown
Executive Director of ThinkWOW, China

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