Of equal importance to effective problem solving as the approach, are the conditions or environment. At Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute we strive to provide an environment that is not only conducive to formal learning, but rich with informal learning opportunities.
Informal learning, by its nature is unplanned and fortuitous and the physical environment can do much to enhance thisprocess.Throughout Kingbridge you will find exhibits and artwork intended to promote conversations on perspective and interpretation which can ultimately prepare attendees to engage more effectively during the meeting.
Last week an organization that frequents Kingbridge, having noticed the array of artwork and exhibits, decided that in addition to appreciating them for their thought provoking properties would like to learn some of the stories behind them. On a tour of the facility we explored Escher’s use of perspective and diversity and how both these factors are key elements for meetings.
We stopped at the world’s largest Klein bottle, a boundless 4 dimensional construct and inspiration for the Kingbridge logo, since boundless, out of the ‘box’ thinking is what we believe makes a meeting. Then made our way to the library where you will find a small Stirling Engine, a nod to the marvels of technology next to a wine glass bent at the stem by the telekinetic powers of a mentalist – just to remind us that even science (and scientists!) don’t have all the answers.
The list goes on from areas dedicated to humour, impression and perception – but you’ll have to come for a visit to experience them!<a style="color:white"