Newsletter from the World Institute for Action Learning
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29-30 October 2015, WIAL Global Forum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil !!!

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Discovery sessions, introductory Foundations courses and certification programs are organized by the different WIAL affiliates around the world.  


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Learning for Growth
The 2014 Global WIAL Forum took place in New Delhi, India. Ron McLuckie and the WIAL India team organized a splendid event with great opportunities to learn and network. Click here for some learning highlights and pictures from the forum.

The WIAL India team also recorded a video where Dr Michael Marquardt talks about Action Learning and describes a number of examples where both private and not-for-profit organizations use the methodology to drive performance improvement. Take a look at the Youtube video by clicking here !
The WIAL marketing committee has worked hard over the last months to update the WIAL brand. Clients see the value of certification and training, but - and maybe more than anything else - they expect Action Learning to find them breakthrough solutions for their toughest problem. The WIAL website has been updated to reflect this. Read more details on this topic from the marketing committee by clicking here.
What clients say ...
For Brasil's ELETROBRAS, the benefit from Action Learning is all about the savings created. The company has started to use Action Learning as a methodology in its Lean Office program, and smartly combines Action Learning with well-known improvement tools such as PDCA or TOC. The team dynamics created by the Action Learning positively contribute to the shared learning for all participants. Click here to read more details about this original approach !
The elephant in the room
Master Action Learning Coach Shannon Banks shares a part of her experience about addressing those big issues that a team sometimes is struggline with, but which remains in the background. It requires courage on the side of the coach, but in the end, Shannon shares that the team each time moves onto another level if the difficult issue is called out and discussed. Click here to read Shannon's article in our series Learning from the Masters.
Action Learning going strong at BSN 
Action Learning is a key foundation of the Business School Netherlands programs, and the school organized a CALC certification session to give selected coaches and students the depth of experience that is required to run full-scale programs. Click here to read Marcel van der Ham's report and pictures about this milestone in BSN's Action Learning journey.
WIAL board news
In each newsletter, we explain in a bit more detail the role of the different committees that work on a particular topic, and report to the WIAL board. The Research Committee is introduced by its chairperson Billy Coop. Click here to find out the roles and activities of the Research Committee !
And the winners are ...
The WIAL Global Forum is also the opportunity for WIAL to recognize clients, in both corporate and government sectors, for their dedication in applying Action Learning within their organization. Click here to find out which awards were given out this year !
Action Learning en 10 questions
Action Learning is rocking in France now that Daniel Belet and Jean-Michel Cramier from WIAL France just finished a very useful and comprehensive book about Action Learning ... in French ! It is indeed critical that teams can work in their native language, even if they are fluent in English. If anybody needs a French language reference to AL, contact Daniel Belet at WIAL France by clicking here !

WIAL France also is happy to share that Action Learning is now integrated in the la Rochelle business school's MBA programs.
WIAL grows !
WIAL is already represented in several countries in the world, but we continue to grow with high-quality affiliates in countries that are not yet on the WIAL map. In 2014, the WIAL board approved two new affiliates, in the United Arab Emirates (Dylan Dolan, email him here) and Malaysia (William Teo and Isa Jamaluddin, contact William here). Welcome to the WIAL family and we look forward to learn from your experiences soon !
Become a pro-bono test site !
Coaches-in-training need an organization to apply the Action Learning method as part of their certification. If your organization is interested to sign up as a test site for this pro-bono project, go to the WIAL website  and sign up here ...
Help a coach-in-training and benefit from a free Action Learning session at the same time !

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