Newsletter from the World Institute for Action Learning
Global Conference 2018
See you in Amsterdam !!
Do you have your 2018 calendar yet ? Do make sure to block the dates ! WIAL Netherlands and Twan Paes, MALC, will be hosting the 2018 WIAL Global Conference near Amsterdam! More information to follow on www.wial.org.
WIAL USA 2018 Conference
22 October 2018
Energizing Engagement Through Action Learning
Looking for a WIAL-certified coach ?
You probably wouldn't entrust your precious car to a car mechanic whose only credential is having read an e-book on basic car mechanics. Similarly, you better find a certified Action Learning coach to kick off your Action Learning effort. The WIAL marketing team has completely revamped the coaches database with more complete information and highlights about each coach. Check out the new database and ... make sure you use WIAL certified coaches to support your organization with the Power of Action Learning !
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The 2017 WIAL Award Winners !
Winners of the WIAL Award 2017 span the globe, from the USA, Netherlands, all the way to Japan. But also China, Caribbean, the Philippines and Thailand. Each is a powerful example of how corporations or public service entities have used Action Learning to develop better leaders, create real collaboration and transform the organization, all while addressing the priority challenges.
Changan Ford wins the WIAL Best Application Award
Growing an organization is exciting but always brings challenges. What about growing from 5,000 to 20,000 employees in five years. Sounds like a bit of a challenge ? Changan Ford used Action Learning as the core ingredient of their talent identification and leadership development program to develop the leaders and teams to support this phenomenal growth. The massive effort brought them the WIAL Best Application Award handed over at the WIAL Global Conference in Shanghai.
Learning from the Masters
One of the solutions delivered by WIAL Action Learning is Building Teams. But how do you measure whether a team has been built ? Peter Cauwelier, MALC, shares his experience with measuring team psychological safety and using Action Learning to strengthen a team's bonds. Coaches can use the tool to adjust their learning interventions to accelerate a team's development.
Action Learning at ICF Converge
When executive or life coaches discover Action Learning, they often immediately see the power of the methodology and the possibility to work with an entire team rather than with one member at a time. In addition, working on the organization's biggest problems is a strong selling point for executives.Shannon Banks is both ICF coach and MALC. She spoke at the ICF Converge event in Washington DC about Action Learning, opening the door for many coaches to expand their toolkit with WIAL Action Learning.
WIAL USA Conference
Neuroscience was not yet around when Reg Revans came up with the concept of Action
Learning. The WIAL USA conference in October was dedicated to combine what neuroscience teaches us with leading teams, solving problems and developing leadership through Action Learning.Another great conference full of connections and learning ... and motivation for action !
Transforming the Caribbean Public Sector
Dr. Ruby Brown shared in Shanghai an extensive review of how three public sector organizations in the Caribbean used Action Learning to bring substantive and sustainable change in how public sector serves their multiple stakeholders. This very extensive read with practical take-aways will interest anyone looking at bringing real transformation to established organizations.
Flashback to the 2017 WIAL Global Conference
WIAL China hosted the global WIAL community in October. A remarkable organization and preparation made for an unforgettable two days of sharing and learning. The only complaint from participants: "I wish I had more time to explore all the available sessions and interact more with speakers and participants."
10,000 by 2020
Helping 10,000 children discover leadership and life skills through golf is the ambitious target the First Tee from Denver, Co, set itself. When Tiffany Maurycy
was called in as a pro bono advising consultant, she was convinced that Action Learning would bring great benefits to the organization. And indeed ! After a series of sessions, the team not only came up with a innovative plan to fuel their growth, but also matured a lot through the process of asking questions and supporting one another.
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