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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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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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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31 March 2021

What’s culture got to do with it?

A few days ago, I was in a Tina Turner kind of mood, ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It’ was playing in the background as I prepared for a workshop on cultural awareness in virtual work environments. It got me thinking about the connection […]

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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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26 October 2020

From Global to Local – what Corporate Volunteering can Learn from Mutual Aid Groups?

This time last year, when Emerging World launched the 2019 Corporate International Service Learning Impact Benchmark, I reflected on the growing number of multinational companies that now have international corporate volunteering programmes that leverage their employees’ skills to benefit communities around the world. These CISL programs, […]

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05 October 2020

Re-imagining powerful developmental experiences online

There’s no doubt that during 2020 large numbers of us started embracing online learning in a way that we never had before. Perhaps it’s been a forced migration for many, but people who are hungry to learn may have been surprised at the abundance of […]

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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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