The Media Arts Institute of Alabama is a US 501(c)(3) non profit global services organization committed to empowering individuals, teams, organizations and artist reach their full potential through mentoring, strategic alliances and experiential learning activities.

Our customers include individuals, teams and organizations from education (K‑12 and higher ed), travel and tourism companies, media professionals, entrepreneurs and consultants,  FinTech startups and social services among others 

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We are committed to helping youth, artist, teams and organizations reach their full potential through the deliberate and transformative process of experiential learning and mentoring.



We promote Kolb Experiential Learning through traveling, education, professional development, mentoring, personal training, assessment, research and a community of practice.

We have helped clients from the private, public and nonprofit sectors worldwide.



Our Customers Include

Our customers include individuals, teams and organizations from education (K‑12 and higher ed), travel and tourism companies, media professionals, entrepreneurs and consultants, FinTech startups and social services among others 

MAIA is an experiential learning hub that offers courses, workshops, certificate programs and other learning experiences that meet the needs of corporate groups and organizations, educators, teams and individuals.

The institute’s experienced team also offers coaching, one-on-one training, and training customized to our clients’ needs.

Our professional development and online learning programs are delivered in three methods: asynchronous, self-paced; blended programs with virtual workshops; and, one-on-one coached experiences.

The Experiential Learning Community of Practice supports educators and organizations who apply experiential learning in their work.

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MAIA Vision

  •  We envision a world in which individuals apply the experiential learning four-dimensional process of learning and development to reach their full potential.

  • We envision thriving Media and Tourism industry that is learner-centered and where participants are engaged and prepared for 21st century careers and a life of learning.

  • To do this we support organizations and educatores in their professional development using experiential learning.

  • We envision organizations that share a framework for driving collective intelligence to enable better and faster learning and innovating.

  • We envision organizations that promote the development of deliberate Real World learning so that people can release their full potential for sustainable, value-creating innovation. 

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What is Experiential Learing 

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David A. Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory is a powerful foundational approach to all forms of learning, development and change. Experiential learning describes the ideal process of learning, invites you to understand yourself as a learner, and empowers you to take charge of your own learning and development.

The way you learn is the way you approach life in general. It is also the way you solve problems, make decisions, and meet life’s challenges. Learning occurs in any setting and continues throughout your life. The experiential learning process supports performance improvement, learning and development.

David A. Kolb’s four-step learning process (the learning cycle) and nine ways of approaching it (the learning styles) is a holistic approach to learning and development that can be applied to every aspect of life.

We at the Media Arts Institute believe that continuous change requires continuous learning.

We live in a VUCA world – full of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity – that demands continuous adaptation and learning by individuals, teams and organizations.




The 17 United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) are a call to action for governments, businesses and society to address today’s most pressing sustainable development issues.

While recognizing the interconnectedness and importance of achieving all the Global Goals, The Media Arts Institute has identified 5  Global Goals where we can have the most impact through our projects.

Our career recruitment and training objectives align with the United Nation's Sustainability Development Goals.

  • SDG 1 - The experience contributes to ending poverty in all its forms, everywhere. The organization ensures fair, affordable access to goods and services for people living in poverty.

  • SDG 4 - The experience contributes to ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all.

  • SDG 10 - The organization is reducing inequalities for minorities or underrepresented people.

  • SDG 11 - The experience educates our guests on the community's sustainability and resiliency and contributes to making the destination inclusive, resilient, and sustainable for generations to come.



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