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From Expression to Impact: The Uses of Arts-Based Experiential Learning

This virtual program will introduce participants to the theory and science behind arts-based experiential learning (ABEL) as a bridge into engaging participants directly in arts-based experiences.  We will examine two actual use cases as a way to demonstrate the what, how and outcomes of selective coaching relationships.  One use case will focus on leadership development within a Fortune 500 company and the other will focus on a personal transition journey.


Participants will also learn about an innovative assessment instrument that directly and objective measures the impact of ABEL on individuals and teams.

My partner Harvey Seifter and I have been at the forefront of the pioneering work bringing ABEL into multiple sectors across the globe.  We now wish to begin working with members of the coaching community to integrate arts-based experiential learning in their practices.

Participants will walk away with:

  • An understanding of the theory and science behind Arts-Based Experiential Learning
  • Direct experiences of arts-based experiential exercises immediately implementable with clients
  • An understanding of the both field and National Science Foundation research data which demonstrates the impact of Arts-Based Experiential Learning on individuals and teams
  • An introduction to a breakthrough method for measuring impact of training on learners initially developed in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Participants will earn .5 Core Competency and .5 Resource Development CCEs for attending this webinar.


Fred Mandell uniquely combines his experience as a senior executive in a Fortune 100 company with that of a nationally collected visual artist and sculptor to help leaders, organizations and businesses challenge convention and achieve breakthrough performance.

During his 21 year career as a senior executive at American Express Financial Advisors, Fred built leading marketing and sales businesses and ran a multi-billion dollar investment company. He was responsible for introducing, testing and scaling an innovative, fee-based financial planning business model which transformed AEFA into the market leader.  

In 2019 Fred founded with Harvey Seifter Creating Futures That Work (CFTW) a training and consulting firm that draws on the resonant power of arts-based experiential learning help leaders globally create futures that matter. CFTW works with corporate clients in the areas of leadership development, innovation, collaboration and organizational culture.  Fred has personally trained, mentored, coached thousands of individuals in the course of his 30+ years of experience.

Fred has taught the number one rated leadership series at MIT Sloan School of Management called The Leader as Artist since 2013. He is also the co-author with Kathleen Jordan of Becoming a Life Change Artist; 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Your Life at Any Stage (Penguin Avery.)  

As an artist Fred’s sculptures, paintings and drawings are in private and corporate collections.  Most recently his bronze self-portrait has been commissioned for the international conference on “The Self/Le Soi” co-sponsored by the University of Chicago and the Sorbonne.

Fred holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago and an Ed.M. in psychology from Boston University. He has three grown children, six grandchildren, and lives in Lynnfield, Massachusetts with his wife Karen, a writer and teacher.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
online via our Zoom platform

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
ICF Wisconsin
Education and Development
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