Learning Methodology

Most of you will come to this stage wanting to find out what exactly an experiential workshop is. Experiential is a long word for something that we are as familiar with as our own names; a meaning that finds its expression and power in experience. Simply put, experiential can be defined as learning by doing. An experiential workshop focuses on one’s ability to better learn and understand concepts by experiencing them in a hands-on fashion.

As we begin to look at how our patterns and thoughts overlap with those around us, the experiential approach allows participants to call upon a lifetime of skill. The great philosopher, Plato, was a proponent of learners obtaining the greatest personal good and acquiring the maximum impact for their effort by involving themselves in the process,

"Tell me, and I will forget; Show me, and I may remember; Involve me and I will understand..."

Studies show that experiential workshop participants retain up to 80% of the experience. This is an astonishing figure compared with the 30% retention rate associated with non-experiential (didactic) instruction method. Lower yet is our reading retention ability at 10%.

The experiential workshop creates an atmosphere in which team members can practice and experience new ways of thinking rather than merely hearing about them through passive learning. Participants are engaged in an active learning process and; therefore, obtain an enhanced retention rate because they are creating their own experience by being involved. By taking uncommon scenarios and exploring the associated behaviors, participants are able to draw parallels between that which they have created as a team and that in which they currently operate.

Workshops with an experiential focus not only aim to provide your group with an exceptional experience, but an opportunity for skill building and development as well. Participants walk away with a sense of accomplishment and perhaps may uncover a new interest or hidden talent. Being a part of an experiential based workshop allows for a sensory imprint to take place. The experience is self and group generated and; therefore, the memory can recall the lessons learned during the workshop with ease.

EMPOWERMENT OF THE BLACK-BELT TEAM enables you to imagine what it would be like to involve yourself and your group in a workshop that engages that which is natural in each of us. We are specialists in outcome-oriented experiences and work closely with corporations to create a customized workshop. Each group has its own characteristics and unique focus points and our team works creatively to develop team’s experience.


Powerful, brilliant and energetic! Are the correct words to describe Simon Ng's workshop. He is a master at eliciting human emotions and mesmerizing his audience with electrifying candor. We left a lot of fears behind. He led us through a journey, leading us gently, yet passionately stretching us towards excellence.If you have never participated in Simon Ng's workshops, be prepared - you are about to experience a man who can teach, persuade, influence and if you are ready for a change, Simon Ng can impact your life forever!

Simon Whitelaw
Managing Director
CMA-CGM Malaysia Sdn Bhd



We would like to thank you for making our "2011 MAJU Leadership Retreat" a successful event. You did a great job by integrating leadership initiatives into an interactive and meaningful experience.

The brainstorming session was one of the most valuable sessions during the Retreat, which you facilitated well; as a result, we managed to resolve some of the difficult and sensitive areas of concern. The journey that you have led us through was well-balanced between learning and fun.

Once again, thank you for your assistance in making our Retreat memorable.

Wan Shariman Wan Mohamed
Group Chief Operating Officer
Maju Holdings Sdn Bhd



I was skeptical about the Black Belt program initially, but am now convinced that this simple, accessible and direct program is effective in instilling ownership and accountability in our people. This is vital for NTUC Income as we seek to transform to a modern, progressive and achievement orientated organization.We will be rolling out this program to all our managers and supervisors in our company.Simon Ng is a skilled trainer who handles the group process professionally and skillfully. I recommend him highly.

Tan Suee Chieh
Chief Executive
NTUC Income

I would describe your program not a s a two day "training course" but as the initiating event for a change journey. I believe myself and my team emerged from this recognising the need to change and importantly that change has to start with oneself. I saw the early adopters make immediate behavioural change with others gaining in confidence to open up as the program developed. TEAM LEADERSHIP and TEAM POWER are now the watchwords in the leadership team.
Thank you Simon for a job well done! Your program certainly was a game changing event.
Derick B Whyte
Executive Vice President - Asia