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The Many Faces of Action Learning -- An Introduction to Innovative Approaches (in-person or virtual)

Description of the Workshop1.4 CEU

The Many Faces of Action Learning -- An Introduction to Innovative ApproachesAction Learning is used around the world as an innovative, yet powerful and practical approach to address problems and opportunities for individuals, teams and organizations. The process can be customized for a wide variety of outcomes and applications.

This interactive workshop orients participants to the general Action Learning process, variations of the process, different applications and outcomes, and how each can be applied.

The workshop is very useful to learning and development professionals, including those in human resources, training and development, organization development, and leadership and management. Participants might go on to add Action Learning facilitation to their portfolio of skills, making them even more marketable to their organizations and potential clients (we can help with that training, too).

This workshop can be customized according to the nature and needs of participants, including to any pre-existing Action Learning, coaching or facilitation expertise. It also can be provided in-person or virtually.

Outcomes for Workshop Participants

Typical Topics in the Workshop

Topics can be customized as needed for participants.

Diverse Methods of Development in the Workshop

The workshop includes five to six participants in one cohort group to allow time for individual attention, practice and feedback in the workshop. Methods include:

  1. An approximate one to two hours of self-paced pre-reading and /or videos to gain highly practical guidelines, templates and tools before the workshop.
  2. Focused and practical presentations by faculty, with plenty of time for Q&A.
  3. Extensive practice sessions, with plenty of time for Q&A and feedback from faculty and fellow learners.
  4. Participants complete a Learning Journal with reflections, learning and possible applications for Action Learning.
  5. Workshop is facilitated by instructor(s) with extensive experience in in-person and virtual training of Action Learning to a diverse set of learners.
  6. Each learner gets access to practical tools as they need them from our extensive list of tools.

Workshop Formats: In-Person or Virtual

Certificate and CEUs

NOTE: There is no independent "certification" organization in the field of Action Learning, for example, like the independent International Coach Federation is for the profession of personal and professional coaching. "Independent" means that the certification organization does not concurrently promote and provide certification on its own particular model of Action Learning, while suggesting that it concurrently is the certification organization of other and different models.

Workshop Instructors


Scheduling and Registration

(The phrase "The Many Faces of Action Learning" was previously used as the title of an article by Victoria J. Marsick and Judy O'Neil, in "Management Learning", 1999 30:159.)

" Chuck [of Appleby & Associates], I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated the way you facilitated. You were enthusiastic, interesting, respectful, present, flexible, open and eminently practical. I am a professional facilitator too, and I think I recognize an excellent job when I see one. Well done! And I can see it all comes from the person that you are. Thank you for an engaging and energizing experience."
— Participant in ASTD Action Learning Course

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