16 May 2024

A Transformative Experience that Helped Forge a New Path

by John Lentini  |  16 May 2024 This year Emerging World turns 20! We’re celebrating all the ways our immersive experiences have had an impact on the participants, partner organisations and clients we’ve supported over the last 20 years. In 2014, while based in Poland […]

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02 May 2024

A Unique Virtual Immersive Experience 

As part of our 20th Anniversary, we wanted to create a virtual learning experience that supported members of our community to envision a better future and what we can do to help bring it into being.  In a world that feels more polarised and fragmented […]

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17 April 2024

5 steps you can take to shape a better future today

By Matthew Farmer  |  17 April 2024 Are you trying to figure out what you can do to shape a better future? You’re not alone. People are looking for meaning and purpose through their work more and more. To recognize Emerging World’s 20th Anniversary, we […]

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14 December 2023

Chief Diversity Officers deserve your support: here’s why and how you can help

By Matthew Farmer | 15 December 2023 To be successful in their roles, Chief Diversity Officers need to embody adaptability: they need to build coalitions and relationships with different parts of the business to get their agenda across. They need to inspire and advocate for […]

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21 November 2023

Cultivating Leadership Excellence: The Power of Building Engaged Leadership Communities in Big Organisations

By Ionela Spinu  |  22 November 2023 In an era of hybrid work models, rapid technological advancement and hyper-complexity, fostering communities of leaders is crucial. Leaders of today are faced with complex challenges that come without a blueprint solution and require diverse perspectives to be […]

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01 March 2023

When We Thrive, Our World Thrives

Dream a Dream’s new book When We Thrive, Our World Thrives sheds light on how we can empower young people from vulnerable backgrounds to thrive. Dream a Dream is an Indian non-profit organisation working to transform the experience of education for the over 260 million […]

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03 August 2022

Partner Perspectives: Barefeet Theatre

Our partners are organisations with stories of courage, dedication and innovation. They are a focal part of our immersive experiences. The work they do inspires the participants in our programs in life-defining ways and challenges them to think differently about things that deeply affect people […]

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17 May 2022

Impacting Global Partners through Peer Coaching Circles

Peer Coaching is growing in popularity. It’s a great way for people to support each other in structured and scalable way. At Emerging World, we are increasingly integrating peer coaching approaches into our learning experiences to support positive learning outcomes, drive engagement and increase community […]

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06 April 2022

CISL in Action

What does a CISL programme look like? In our recent CISL Builds Resilience Blog series, we’ve shared a lot of data about the impact of Corporate International Service Learning (CISL) experiences. This data is valuable and provides important insights, but amidst all the numbers it’s […]

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29 March 2022

Adapting CISL to the Current Context

In 2021, we conducted the Emerging World Corporate International Service Learning (CISL) Resilience Study. The Study has provided brilliant data that helps us further understand how the design of immersive learning experiences can impact participant outcomes. Through the Study, one of the areas that we […]

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02 March 2022

Developing Resilience Behaviours with Immersive Learning

Corporate International Service Learning experiences challenge employees to use their skills to help different purpose-driven organisations in other parts of the world. These valuable immersive experiences also enable participants to learn skills, develop new behaviours and foster a mindset that helps them to make the […]

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23 February 2022

Immersive Experiences Build Resilience… We’ve got the Data!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, companies have had to rethink how to develop their people, support civil society partners and deliver any Corporate International Service Learning (CISL) programmes. This has resulted in drastic changes to immersive experience programme design, and at extreme speed. An example […]

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09 November 2021

Using Action Learning to Drive the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Agenda

One of the major breakthroughs of the past couple of years has been how issues of diversity, inclusion and belonging have entered mainstream public consciousness and become a key issue inside corporate corridors. In a recent Deloitte CEO survey, building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive […]

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14 April 2021

Team Development for the Virtual Era

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a catalyst in the move towards organisations embracing virtual working. Industry announcements, like the one from BP who told 25,000 office-based staff that they will be expected to work from home for two days a week as part of a […]

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22 March 2021

Improving Employability Programmes in Africa

Emerging World’s Impact Assessment work helps Microsoft improve its employability programmes in Africa A well designed and implemented impact assessment shows how programmes impact stakeholders. In the world we work in, these might include programme participants and the organisation they work for. It might also […]

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16 February 2021

And this is just the Taster…

In 2020 we hosted the first INmersive Experience Taster session – A half day event that enabled people with an interest in our work to come together and experience how a virtual Immersion programme feels. Six participants from a range of corporations came together virtually […]

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27 January 2021

Team INmersion – Our Experience of Team Development

Introduction As a team, we always benefit from opportunities that help us spend quality time together working on things that nourish us from a human perspective. Opportunities for shared learning, personal development and perspective sharing really feed who we are and help us understand ourselves […]

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14 December 2020

Navigating in Turbulent Times – Our Virtual INmersion Experience

While it is a challenging time, the disruption from the current pandemic also provides an unprecedented opportunity for positive transformation and growth – a chance to shape a better future for ourselves, our organisations and the world in which we live. It’s with this context […]

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18 November 2020

Learning from Immersion to develop INmersion

As with most organisations, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on how we do business. One of the biggest impacts for our work concerns international travel, which is a significant element of many of the Immersive Learning Experiences that we provide. Experiencing a change […]

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16 November 2020

Partner Perspectives: Agastya International Foundation

The latest stories in our partner perspectives series feature some of the amazing partner organisations who have been inspirational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They are organisations that have inspiring stories of courage and innovation to share. The partner organisations that feature in the series are […]

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16 July 2020

Time to bring the outside IN!

There’s a real danger that the longer we spend living in the virtual working world, the more disconnected we’ll become from the outside forces that will change our business. There’s a whole range of reasons for this such as big tech algorithms perpetuating the echo […]

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08 July 2020

A New ‘INmersive’ Approach to Ensure we Don’t Waste a Good Opportunity to Learn

Using INmersion to help leaders navigate COVID-19 and look at what comes next. The situation facing Corporate L&D leaders right now is both an unprecedented challenge and a fantastic opportunity. On the one hand, there’s no doubt that in the current context, people need learning […]

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25 March 2020

Partner Perspectives: Playworks

These blog posts feature the perspectives of some of the amazing partner organisations who are a focal part of our Immersive Experiences. At Emerging World, the work of our partners inspires the participants in our programmes in life-defining ways and challenges them to think differently […]

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27 February 2020

Partner Perspectives: Big Brothers Big Sisters

These blog posts feature the perspectives of some of the amazing partner organisations who are a focal part of our Immersive Experiences. At Emerging World, the work of our partners inspires the participants in our programmes in life-defining ways and challenges them to think differently […]

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10 February 2020

The Credit Suisse Global Citizens Program – changing lives forever

In a series of articles, our Corporate Volunteering Lead, Amanda Bowman discusses with organisations what makes their corporate volunteer programmes successful and looks at how their programmes hold up to Emerging World’s new Standard for Corporate Volunteering for the 2020s. The Standard includes a set […]

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30 January 2020

Partner Perspectives: Home_254

These blog posts feature the perspectives of some of the amazing partner organisations who are a focal part of our Immersive Experiences. At Emerging World, the work of our partners inspires the participants in our programmes in life-defining ways and challenges them to think differently […]

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05 December 2019

Partner Perspective: Dream a Dream

These blog posts feature the perspectives of some of the amazing partner organisations who are a focal part of our Immersive Experiences. At Emerging World, the work of our partners inspires the participants in our programmes in life-defining ways and challenges them to think differently […]

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19 November 2019

CISL drives employee engagement

Engagement is defined as an employee’s positive or negative emotional attachment to a job, to colleagues and to an organisation. Being fully engaged at work profoundly influences an employee’s willingness to learn and perform – and has real impact on a company’s bottom line. So, […]

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13 November 2019

Measuring the deep impact of Immersive Learning

Measuring the impact of learning experiences can be a challenge! When employees attend learning interventions, it’s generally expected that they will improve their job performance somehow and that this increase will ultimately have an impact on business performance. However, getting reliable data post learning intervention […]

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12 November 2019

Partner Perspectives: Mom Relaunch

These blog posts feature the perspectives of some of the amazing partner organisations who are a focal part of our Immersive Experiences. At Emerging World, the work of our partners inspires the participants in our programmes in life-defining ways and challenges them to think differently […]

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