‘Welcome to BFLG Leeds’

Meeting venue: Ripley Castle, Harrogate HG3 3AY

Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm

Format: Topic of the Day followed by lunch and then the Learning Clinic

Next Meeting – Monday 14th May 2018

‘Using Nature to Enhance Learning’

Using Nature to Enhance Learning with Nicki Davey

Nicki is Director of Saltbox Training & Events. Saltbox helps individuals and organisations to perform better, achieve more, and be happier and healthier, by providing training and other services to increase people’s self-awareness, skills and confidence.
This session will be held at the beautiful location of Ripley Castle where we can discover how nature sharpens the senses, focuses the thinking, opens the heart and soothes the spirit. When learners are connected with nature their willingness, capacity and ability to learn is significantly increased. As trainers we can create more valuable, effective learning experiences by harnessing the power of nature.

In this half day experiential workshop you’ll discover:

1. The effect of nature on the human brain and how this affects our energy, creativity, insight and productivity.

2. How being in or connected to nature helps learners to learn.

3. How to incorporate nature into your training in order to create lasting and powerful learning, including:

‌• Bringing nature into the training room
‌• Using nature as a metaphor
‌• Creating training materials from nature
‌• Using nature as a mirror for self-reflection and awareness
‌• Finding solutions in nature

You’ll leave with a clear understanding of the value of nature as a learning tool and lots of practical ideas and tools for incorporating nature into your own training.

Secure your place for £35+VAT



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 Further dates

Friday 6th July – ‘Team Coaching’ with Gill Martin

Friday 2nd November –MTa Experiential Learning’  with Jamie Thompson

Dates TBC:

  ‘Change on the Shop Floor‘ with SeaSalt

January 2019 – ‘Using Senses to Enhance Learning‘ with Nicki Davey

April 2019 – ‘Mindfulness’ with Kay Buckby

As a group, the BFLG are committed to providing members with relevant, brain friendly professional development and networking opportunities. If you have a topic that you would like to see covered at a future meeting please let us know