Newsletter from the World Institute for Action Learning
Key WIAL events in 2017
Regional Forum Kuala Lumpur 6-7 April and
Global Forum Shanghai 20 October 2017
Note the dates in your schedule for two exciting programs in Asia in 2017. The Kuala Lumpur Regional Forum's program is already final and registrations are open. Click on the image below for the full detail.
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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2016 Global Forum and Award winners
WIAL Global Forum visited Warsaw Poland for the 2016 edition. Nearly 100 participants discovered or rediscovered how Action Learning helps teams solve complex problems, develop leadership skills and genuine collaboration. Different awards were given out to individuals and organizations to recognize their contributions and experiences. Click on the picture to view the highlights of the conference and the different award winners.
SCUBA with Action Learning
Schneider Electric uses Action Learning with teams from multiple countries to accelerate leadership development. WIAL Singapore supports the effort with both face-to-face and virtual Action learning sessions to help the teams make progress on their business challenge. Click on the Scheinder's logo to find out more about this powerful program.
Welcoming WIAL Russia
With Russia as the latest WIAL affiliate, WIAL colored in a significant chunk of the WIAL global map ! Dennis Sanko introduces himself, WIAL Russia and the first experiences with Action Learning in Russia.
Changing culture one team at a time
Culture change is a popular buzzword. How do you get started in a company with more than 300,000 employees ? That's the challenge Auchan Retail is facing when it considers how to ensure ownership and buy-in with the company's new strategy. Auchan decided to pilot Action Learning in Ukraine. First feedback from participants is very positive and collaboration has taken a great leap forward. Click to read more about this ambitious program.
Discover the WIAL videos !
WIAL has started to create a series of simple two-minute videos to illustrate the different "solutions" that Action Learning brings. In this edition, we invite you to (re)discover how Action Learning
helps in solving complex problems.
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! And check back because more videos are in the making !
Enhancing your recruitment process
Selecting employees to join your team is stressful for both sides. There are plenty of tools to evaluate personalities, yet whoever has used them agrees this is not the whole picture and that seeing people in "real" action is a great test to find out how they think, communicate and work with others. A leading company in Brazil has used Action Learning to enhance the recruitment process, with resounding success, both for the company and the candidates. Even the rejected candidates find that they have learned something from this innovative way of evaluating and recruiting. A definite win-win all around !
Solving problems: loss aversion or optimism ?
Daniel Kahneman talks about two human phenomena: loss aversion and optimism. Both phenomena highly influence our decision making. In Action Learning processes it is important to keep both in mind and raise them to the group's awareness when the coach sees this may influence the group's decision making. Kahneman says they are natural, so they are not bad or wrong in any sense. They may, however, lead to logical fallacies, so we better make sure the group is making decision consciously, without falling into a trap of flawed thinking.
Upperstream and undercurrent
Twan Paes explains the principles of upperstream and undercurrent in dealing with change, and illustrates how Action Learning helps hockey teams accelerate performance improvement. This is the second part of the translation of an article first published in Dutch in Hockey Visie, the publication of the Dutch Hockey Federation.
WIAL's committees need YOU !
Are you a marketing geek ? Great at setting up networks ? Love to communicate ? WIAL has eight committees that focus on specific areas to help WIAL grow, get stronger and adapt to changing times. Take a look at the different committees and what they work on. Your experience can definitely help WIAL and joining a WIAL committee is also a great learning experience.
WANTED WANTED WANTED
In particular, the Fundraising committee would like to invite someone who has experience with grant writing to share their skill. Click here to see what committee chair Shannon looks for.
Developing government capabilities in the P
Although WIAL Philippines started only 18 months ago, they set their ambition super high: contribute to empowering government officials and make a better Philippines ! And the first successes are there. Marisol Lopez, PALC, shares the experiences with an ambitious Action Learning program and the progress on changing minds and habits.
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