2015 WIAL-USA and Global Conference

2015 WIAL-USA and Global Conference

 
On October 28-30 2015,  an international audience came together in Arlington, Virginia to hear and engage in conversations about Action Learning at the WIAL-USA and Global Conference.  Our theme was "Leading and Sustaining Change through Action Learning". While this was a conference on Action Learning, it also focused on organizational development, cultural change, and business strategies amongst  other hot topics.  
 
The conversations were rich and highly interactive with perspectives  shared that crossed international boundaries, as we answered two important questions; First, How do you reduce the time between learning and development, and Secondly, how to best align learning and development strategies with business strategies. The speakers and audience brought their experiences in using action learning as a methodology and a process to create the conditions for leader and leadership development, team facilitation for organizational performance, organizational culture change and in the application for strategic transformation. We concluded with each of us contributing to the pool of knowledge that recognizes action learning can be tailored and effectively used as methodology and a process to foster the conditions needed for leadership at all levels of the organization, from the individual contributor, the team supervisor, the functional manager and from the enterprise perspective.
  
On behalf of WIAL-USA, thank you for attending and your participation.  If you did not have the chance to attend the conference we look forward to your participation and contribution to the conversation next year.
 
 
Best, Andrew
  
Andrew Rahaman, Ed.D
Chair, WIAL-USA

 As organizations face new and increasing pressures, Action Learning is more relevant than ever as an effective solution for solving complex problems and building strong working teams.

 Specifically, action learning is remarkable in its ability to:

  • Solve problems and challenges with breakthrough and sustaining strategies,
  • Develop the leadership skills and qualities needed by twenty-first-century managers,
  • Develop teams that continuously improve their capability to form and adapt
  • Capture, transfer, and apply valuable knowledge at the individual, group, organizational, and community levels.