Action Learning Certification Program

The Action Learning Certification Program is a 5 day, experiential course comprised of three modules:

I - FOUNDATIONS OF ACTION LEARNING & LEADERSHIP: THE ART AND POWER OF QUESTIONS
II - ACTION LEARNING COACHING: DEVELOPING HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS
III - ACTION LEARNING & ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE

 

 **Complete your certification!   Have you completed the Foundations course and now need to complete CALC 1 and/or CALC 2? Please contact Cheryl Thompson at cheryl.thompson@wial-usa.org to register and for information. 

 

The program will:

* Enhance the learning and development, depth of discussion and participation, as we explore action learning in leader, team and organizational development 
* Enhance practicing action learning skills 
* Facilitate your certification process

 

MODULE I – FOUNDATIONS OF ACTION LEARNING & LEADERSHIP: THE ART AND POWER OF QUESTIONS
In the first module of three toward becoming a certified Action Learning Coach, participants are introduced to the concept of “leaders as coaches” as they cover the 6 key components and the two ground rules of action learning.
  
The module will cover:
* The six key components of action learning and the two ground rules
* The role of action learning and the basis for coaching
* The role of the action learning coach in developing leaders
* A framework for asking powerful questions 
* How questions develop Leaders though emotional intelligence, building teams, seeing organizations as systems and through organizational change and learning. 
* Communication styles and active listening
* The role of feedback
 
This is a practical, experiential course that will use the participant’s real workplace challenges to develop leadership skills needed in a changing, dynamic workplace, and to develop the skills to be a competent and confident action learning coach. Each participant will practice being an action learning coach and a member of an action learning group.
 
This program is for:
* Practicing coaches who want to develop team based coaching skills;
* Organizational and Development professionals Organizational members who want to develop leadership skills and move their teams and organizations toward performance.
* Organizational culture and change agents who want to facilitate and empower intact teams to be more innovative and strategic. 
* Human Resources professionals who want to increase their strategic value as business partners
 
Participants will earn: 
* ICF Certification points
* Certificate of completion of the Foundations of Action Learning
 
MODULE II -  ACTION LEARNING COACHING: DEVELOPING HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS
This module is designed to build on the Module 1, “Foundations of Action Learning & Leadership: The Art and Power of Questions” by helping participants develop a team based approach to leadership. Action learning is an excellent tool for teams by building leaders at all levels, creating interdependent synergies and a multi-level perspective to increase organizational performance. Overall, long term organizational performance depends on teams that can grow, collaboratively learn and share solutions to complex problems across the enterprise.
 
This module will cover the essentials to building effective teams in addition to:
* Providing tools to foster a culture of action learning and team development
* Building and managing teams in an time of complexity
* Team decision making process
* Team action learning coaching, and 
* Providing a venue for participant action learning application for real problems
  
This program is intended for:
* This highly experiential module will use actual participant workplace problems to practice action learning coaching and being a team member. Building on the first course, participants will use the 6 stages and two ground rules of action learning to get hands on practice. 
* This module is designed for those that are interested in developing a higher degree of team performance, accountability and decision making.
* Practicing leadership coaches, Organizational Development professional, and Team facilitators who have worked 1:1 with clients and want to develop a broader range of team facilitation skills
* Team managers who want to increase their own and their team’s effectiveness. 
* Anyone seeking to be continue the certification track as an Action Learning Coach.
  
Participants will earn: 
* ICF Certification points
  
MODULE III – ACTION LEARNING & ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE
In the third module, participants are introduced to organizational performance issues that impede success and addressing those barriers. Development and Implementation of an Action Learning program in an organization with a focus on “building organizational capacity” will be covered.
 
The module will address the following advanced Action Learning topics:
* Contracting issues
* Putting together a program development team
* Designing an Action Learning program
* Identifying problems for solution
* Organizational issues that must be addressed for success.
* Building and maintaining team morale and motivation
* Maintaining senior management involvement and support
* Fostering a culture of Action Learning in the organization
 
This experiential module will provide participants the opportunity to practice action learning coaching while applying the six key components and two ground rules of Action Learning. Each participant will practice being an Action Learning Coach, a member of an Action Learning group, and a coach observer.
  
This program is intended for: 
* Practicing coaches who want to implement Action Learning programs in organizations;
* Organization and Development professionals interested in helping organizations build capabilities and increase performance 
* Human Resources professionals who want to increase their strategic value as business partners
* Professionals who want to introduce Action Learning coaching within their organization
* Independent coaches and consultants who wish to become a Certified Action Learning Coach (CALC). The prerequisites for certification are: Foundations of Action Learning, Action Learning Coaching I and II, along with applied projects. 
  
Participants will earn: 
* ICF Certification points
* Certificate of completion for Action Learning Coaching: Organization

 

 

WIAL-USA  will conduct an  "in-house"  certification program for your organization. The training  can be arranged in a number of configurations to meet the objectives of your organization. This is an excellent method for introducing potential Action Learning coaches to the six components for effective Action Learning programs, which are used to solve organizational problems, build highly effective leaders, and facilitate the development of learning organizations.

 

To learn more about our in-house training option or to set up a program at your organization, please contact WIAL-USA at 703.842-1818 or email info@wial-usa.org.

 

 

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