A Review of Experiential Exercises in ABSEL's Published Proceedings


  • Peter M. Markulis
  • Sandra W. Morgan
  • Daniel R. Strang


The purpose of this paper is to present an historical review of experiential exercises presented at ABSEL since 1974. The authors believe that this is the first attempt to categorize the 176 experiential exercises presented at ABSEL from 1974 to, and including, 2009. The paper first defines or describes what an Experiential Exercise (EE) is, then provides several tables, graphs and charts showing the number of experiential exercises per year; the principal subject or topical areas of the experiential exercises; the main activities used in experiential exercises; and, the major contributors to experiential exercises. Finally, the paper develops a standard set of protocols and recommends its use for future submissions of experiential exercises to ABSEL.