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Action Learning in Action:  How Action Learning Coaches Harness Collective Ambition


Can you pinpoint why some companies thrive, some teams are high performers and some leaders seem to “lead” their teams “better”?   One answer can be Collective Ambition.  That is, how leaders and teams together think about their organizational purpose, what is to be accomplished, how they will collaborate to achieve results, the conditions needed to align their brand promise with their core values, and how they shape the behaviors to support sustained “collective excellence” over singular goals.

Dear Colleagues,
I am pleased to welcome you to the 2016 WIAL Annual Conference in Warsaw, Poland on October 19-20th. This year, the theme is “Developing Agile Leaders Through Action Learning ”.  
As organizations, both private and public, experience internal and external challenges, such as technology, communication, social expectations, etc., so is the need to develop leaders who can create the conditions for organizational performance, teams that can innovate faster and organizations that create knowledge management systems that go beyond formal roles and responsibilities.

 It is with great pleasure that the WIAL-USA Board of Directors proudly announces two new members to serve the Action Learning Community.    Andrea Cole and Peter Loan bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, and will be a great asset to the organization. 
Andrew Rahaman, Ed.D 
Chairman of the Board

April 11th's meeting, held at the beautiful Montlake Library in Seattle was another great evening of sharing and learning. We continue to have new people join us and learn the impact action learning can have on individuals and organizations.


During the March meeting, many noted that our skills at asking questions, particularly open-ended questions, was fairly poor. As a result, it was agreed that we would spend the April meeting improving our ability to ask good questions, avoiding our tendency to ask leading or yes/no questions.

Hello fellow Certified Action Learning Coaches in the US,  

WIAL-USA is interested in your feedback and would appreciate 10 minutes of your time to complete this anonymous survey of 10 questions.  Your feedback will help design how the organization that certified you can provide you with additional benefits and learning opportunities. 


If you are a WIAL Certified Action Learning Coach (CALC, PALC, SALC, MALC), Please click the link below to participate in the survey:


Certified Action Learning Coach Survey