Experiential learning (learning by the use of activities whether outdoor or in an enclosed setting) is developing as a serious academic discipline and as a proven staff development technique. This handbook pulls together both the theory and practice of this wide-ranging approach that covers all types of learning that employ activity-based experience. Addressing outdoor training, office-based learning activities and the wide range of unusual techniques now being used on both sides of the Atlantic (using actors in training sessions, the structured used of reflection in the training and development cycle, and more), the book offers both a theoretical underpinning and detailed practical advice often pulled from workshop material. Making use of a simple-to-use but detailed Learning Combination Lock, the authors show that while there are no easy answers, there are vital ingredients that can be used to create new recipes for learning. Coupled with models to help, nurture, prepare, energize, engage, and support learners, the techniques can be used in management education, corporate training, youth development work or schools.