Welcome to the official website and blog of Professor Colin Beard

EXPERIENCE – the Difference

colin-beard-business-soluti2Colin Beard works with and advises many global organisations and governments on learning and development. An experienced practitioner in advising, designing and facilitating powerful experiential learning for a range of clients, both national and international, his expertise is recognised by leading organisations and many now apply his experiential methods for more effective learning and development. Click on ‘consultancy’ (above right) for more information.

Colin Beard operates his own business on human learning. He is also a Professor of Experiential Learning at Sheffield Busness School. He holds a PhD in experiential learning. The PhD summary thesis is available from Sheffield Hallam University Research Archive (SHURA) at: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/13095/  At this website you can also read some of Colin’s numerous publications. His contact e-mail: c.m.beard@shu.ac.uk

He has global expertise and has been invited to work and speak in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India and China many times.  He has also workd in Europe, Chile, Peru, Taiwan, and the US. Colin has given over 60 keynotes speeches across the globe. He has been recognised in the award of a National Teaching Fellowship from the UK Higher  Education Academy. At this website you may read about Colin’s practice, and his academic research.

Colin is a great after dinner speaker. He explored the Amazon rainforests for three months in 1975, leading a zoological expedition when he was only 22 years old.

Colin has had many amazing adventures in his life. Colin has co-written the world’s first book on Adventure Tourism.

THE 4th EDITION of the Experiential Learning Handbook will be out in Auguest 2018. It is published by Kogan Page. In this 4th edition there are many new ideas about the theory and practice of experiential learning and experiential education. 

Colin is a Master Practitioner and his research is always focussed on practitioner-research. He works across the globe with people, sometimes in very special locations. The picture below for example shows the site of a very special organisation based on a spiritual mountain in Hong Kong where Colin works regularly with the staff.  20170104_050711