Using the Kolb Learning Style Inventory 4.0 to Coach and Develop Others

Online Self-Paced Learning

What is the KLSI?  The KLSI 4.0 identifies your learning style, a dynamic way of navigating the the learning cycle, a way that emphasizes some parts of the learning cycle of experiencing, reflecting, thinking, and acting over others.

The KLSI 4.0 is the latest of six versions originally developed by David A. Kolb as a self- assessment and a tool for validating Experiential Learning Theory. This simple 20 question online assessment takes approximately ten minutes to complete.  The model and results empower people to take charge of their own learning process.

What are the benefits? In this program, you will be guided through the concepts and scoring of the KLSI 4.0, and be able to coach and develop others who can benefit from “learning how to learn.” Leave this program understanding the concepts behind the KLSI 4.0 and the measurements included on the inventory.

What are learning styles?  Your learning style is a dynamic way of navigating the learning cycle, a way that emphasizes some parts of the learning cycle of experiencing, reflecting, thinking, and acting over others. Learning styles are not traits; instead, they are steady states or habits of learning.  By understanding your current preferences, you can monitor your own learning process to

The KLSI 4.0 allows you to examine your unique learning style and its influences upon the path you have taken in your life. You explore nine different ways of learning, each of which brings its own joys and satisfactions, presents its own challenges, and leads to a different place. Understanding your learning style can help you assess your strengths and weaknesses and understand your preferences for making decisions, working on teams, partnering, and even parenting. Recognizing the various learning styles can illuminate the communication problems that arise when someone you know is “coming from a different place.” Appreciating the differences between learning styles can strengthen and balance your relationships within organizations, teams, and families as you discover how your weaknesses are covered by another’s strengths and vice versa. You can also embrace learning styles different from your own and expand your capabilities. Together, the nine learning styles present a complete portrait of your total potential. Just as each step in the learning cycle represents partial capabilities of the full cycle learning process, the nine learning styles also represent parts of a whole person.

What is learning flexibility?  The new KLSI 4.0 includes a new description and measure of learning flexibility, the ability to use different styles in response to different situations.  You will identify your current back-up styles and see how to develop capability to use styles that are less familiar.  This helps you to tap the full power of the learning cycle and your own full potential.

How You Learn Is How You Lead

Online Self-Paced Learning

How You Learn Is How You Lead will help leaders at every level gain insights to improve key leadership skills. What makes this approach to leadership different is that it focuses on how to improve outcomes based on your style AND your situation. The interactive program engages learners by combining information with personalized strategies. Learn how to learn and how to become a complete leader.
This program is a self-paced online interactive program consisting of four modules:
1. The Ideal Process of Learning
2. Understanding Your Learning Style and Communicating with Others Whose Styles are Different
3. Becoming a “Both-And” Leader
4. Building Flexibility to be a Complete Leader

How You Learn Is How You Lead

Train the Trainer

If you are interested in the Train -the-Trainer program for How You Learn Is How You Lead, please contact us today at  This unique program is delivered by Anne Blum, Instructional Designer and Master Facilitator.  Bring Experiential Learning to your clients or organization by focusing on leadership of self and others. Make Experiential Learning and learning styles the foundation for talent development.