Newsletter from the World Institute for Action Learning
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Why CRU uses Action Learning
Leadership is not learned from watching a video or listening to a lecture. Bob Tiede looks back on using Action Learning for more than five years.
The power of
Simon Sinek's insight about the importance of "why ?" remains a solid starting point to deal with challenges in the professional and personal environments. "Why ?" is also a powerful - and sometimes risky - question Action Learning teams can ask of themselves and their organization.
Welcoming WIAL Cambodia
WIAL keeps on growing around the world and we recently created new affiliates in Russia and Cambodia. In this newsletter, we introduce the WIAL Cambodia team and their main activities.
When an experienced facilitator discovers Action Learning
An experienced team facilitator recently participated in the Foundations workshop, and was so captivated by the power of Action Learning that he applied it right the next week to the team session of an important corporate
client. Georg Trapp describes the first session, and how the team moved from strong debate and a "I-know-best" mindset to a real dynamic of team exploration and mutual support. The story of how an experienced team facilitator discovers and ... falls in love with Action Learning !
Those who are familiar with Action Learning all agree that it is way more
meaningful to experience a session than to try to explain how Action Learning works. Testimonials allow people to share their reflections on what Action learning means from them. We have voices from Poland from the very first Foundations workshop and from the New York Public Library where Action Learning has been used for more than a year !
Focusing on the group
Action Learning brings several benefits. Enhancing team dynamics and team processes is one of them. In this issue, MALC Dr Bea Carson elaborates on how a coach can help the team to continuously improve, whether they are struggling or whether they are already doing pretty well. Learning from the Masters has useful tips for coaches of all levels.
Upstream and undercurrent
Twan Paes explains the principles of upstream and undercurrent in dealing with change, and illustrates how Action Learning helps hockey teams accelerate performance improvement. This is the first part of the translation of an article first published in Dutch in Hockey Visie, the publication of the Dutch Hockey Federation.
A new way for mental health nurses' development in Australia
When Finbar Hopkins discovered Action Learning, he introduced it in the program for mental health nurses development. Three years later, the Action Learning sets and Socratic questioning are a key part of the nurse development program.
Developing government capabilities in the Caribbean
Verieux Mourillon shares how a few senior government officials who discovered Action Learning quickly decided to involve their entire departments. In a few months since the start of the project, multiple government staff have been trained and are using Action Learning to develop team work and work on complex problems collaboratively.
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