Foundations of Action Learning

Dates: March 24 & 25 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuition: $1150.00
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Certification for Action Learning
Coaches 2 (CALC 2)

Dates: March 26 & 27 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuition: $1150.00
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Foundations of Action Learning

Dates: March 24 & 25 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuition: $1150.00

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About the Program

This is an intensive and very practical two-day Action Learning program. The program is ideal if you are ready for a deeper understanding of Action Learning, are considering becoming a certified coach or want to develop very basic Action Learning skills. It will take your appreciation and understanding of Action Learning to the next level. The “Foundations of Action Learning” program is the first step towards becoming a Certified Action Learning Coach (CALC). 

Learning Objectives

On completion of this intensive program participants will have:

  • A thorough understanding of the WIAL Action Learning process.
  • Experienced an Action Learning session first hand.
  • The opportunity to act as an Action Learning coach.
  • A sound understanding of the application and benefits of Action Learning in organizations.

Who will benefit?

The program will benefit a broad range of people and particularly:

  • Potential Action Learning coaches.
  • Senior managers looking for a powerful leadership development experience.
  • Executives wishing to understand and evaluate the Action Learning process.
  • Human resource, learning and development professionals.
  • Consultants interested in working in the field of Action Learning
  • Sponsors of Action Learning projects

Six Components of Action Learning

  • A critical, complex and urgent problem
  • A diverse group of between 4 to 8 people
  • Focus on asking powerful questions
  • The group is empowered to take action to achieve breakthrough results.
  • Learning is as important, if not more important than the successful solution of the problem.
  • A coach who focuses on group process and assures that learning takes place.

Solve real world problems and develop leadership and teamwork competencies at the same time!

“What pleased me the most is that this methodology, in addition to being a problem solving methodology, it is also a great teambuilding and leadership development process.  No more tension, no more hierarchical relationships. The group is dedicated to one target: solve the problem and learn to be more efficient.”

-Sebastian S.

The program qualifies for 16 ICF CEUs


Certification for Action Learning Coach (CALC)

Dates: March 26 & 27 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuition: $1150.00

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The action learning coach helps to set the climate of learning and openness and of being non-judgmental and trusting through implementation of the role of the coach. He should demonstrate frank, targeted questioning and reflection skills. Although tempting to get involved with the problem, he must always focus on the process and interactions, and strive to find opportunities for developing the group.

The coach must always be cognizant of the fact that significant learning occurs as a result getting the group to reflect; and significant reflection occurs as a result of good questions. He must also help the group members to assume responsibility for learning and for taking their knowledge and learning back to other parts of their lives. He initiates all of these essential processes through questions, the right ones at the right time

Workshop Descriptions

These additional two workshops provide participants the skills and experience they need to function as Action Learning coaches in a variety of challenging situations.

  • - CALC1 – Coaching & Internal-team issues: asking questions to promote reflection and learning throughout the AL team’s life cycle – aligning questions with problem-solving and developmental stage 
  • - CALC2 – Organizational issues and AL: embedding AL in the organization, integrating AL in larger developmental processes, building learning organizations, best practices in planning and implementing programs.

Prerequisite: Action Learning Foundations Workshop
Who Should Attend: Those seeking certification as Action Learning coaches
Upon Completion, participants will know:

  • How to successfully coach action learning teams
  • When and how to effectively enable a group to improve performance and increase team capability
  • The appropriate questions to ask and how to keep participants focused
  • How to handle dysfunctional team behavior

Schedule for local certifications sessions

CALC 1 – TBD – November 2014
CALC 2 – March 26 & 27 2014
Tuition for each session: $1150.00
Location: Pine Manor College
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

For more information:
Charles A. Tweedly, Ed.D.
Dean, Center for Innovative Professional Development
Pine Manor College
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
P: 617-731-7063