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Gary Shepherd – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
This paper poses the question 'What can we learn from the person-centred counselling literature which could be used by the action learning facilitator to help benefit the set?'. This question may be particularly important to facilitators seeking new ways to run their sets and to facilitators who would like to introduce a more humanistic and less…
Descriptors: Humanistic Education, Experiential Learning, Counseling, Literature
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Bea Carson – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
This paper delves into the role of an Action Learning Coach in real-world scenarios. The coach addresses challenges such as team members leaving for phone calls, disruptions caused by important participants and the team returning from a break visibly shaken. As the coach, I employed an approach involving awareness, team queries, and collaborative…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Coaching (Performance), Role, Teamwork
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Paulina Chu – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
This is a reflective Account of Practice paper that delves into the author's role as an Action Learning coach, emphasizing the crucial role of intuition in facilitating breakthroughs and creating an environment conducive to problem-solving. It narrates a transformative 2019 coaching session where the author used unconventional techniques to…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Group Dynamics
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Verieux Vow Mourillon – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
This paper explores the critical difference a certified Action Learning Coach makes to the outcomes of the Action Learning process, which underscores WIAL's insistence that the coach is indispensable to achieving breakthrough solutions with Action Learning. Real-life coaching examples are used to illustrate three key benefits of having a coach:…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Influences, Group Guidance, Learning Experience
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Chandana Sanyal – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
This paper explores the professional practice of the Action Learning (AL) facilitator through a process of critical inquiry, self-reflection and evaluation of action learning practice within a Higher Education Leadership Programme, commissioned by an English NHS Mental Health Trust. Action research was adopted as the overarching research approach…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Inquiry, Reflection, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Michael Marquardt – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
Team coaching has become more utilized in organizations as they realize the importance of developing highly effective teams. There has been some research done on the skills needed by those who coach teams. However, very little has been done on the mindset needed for effectively coaching teams, and no research on the mindset for coaching action…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Team Teaching, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Jean-Anne Stewart – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
Action learning is one of the most effective leadership development interventions [Day, Fleenor, Atwater, Sturm, and McKee. 2014. "Advances in Leader and Leadership Development: A Review of 25 Years of Research and Theory." The Leadership Quarterly 25 (1): 63-82; Pauleen. 2003. "Leadership in a Global Virtual Team: An Action…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Electronic Learning, Leadership Training, Technology Integration
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Shannon Banks – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
This account of practice describes an online program started in 2022, which helps leaders at BNP Paribas to be more effective problem solvers and inclusive leaders by developing stronger questioning and listening skills. The goals of this program were aligned with action learning and could have been achieved with standard, coach-led action…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Peer Teaching, Professional Development, Electronic Learning
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Nidhipon Tritiptawin – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
The article discusses the author's transformative journey, who transitioned from a traditional trainer to a passionate action learning coach through a series of personal and professional experiences. On top of that, the knowledge and experiences gained from action learning marked a pivotal moment, leading to a profound shift in the approach to…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Individual Development, Professional Development, Coaching (Performance)
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Fiona Scrase; George Boak – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
This Account of Practice concerns a short training programme for action learning facilitators, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The programme is run on action learning principles and it involves participants working as an action learning set, taking turns to act as facilitators, set members, and issue holders, and reflecting on the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Skill Development, Facilitators (Individuals), Program Effectiveness
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Robert P. Groen – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
During an assignment as a change leader of a complex IT change program within a Dutch public government organization, I used action learning to develop and support the desired changes and to tackle the complex problems that usually accompany such a change program. During this action learning project, I took the role of facilitator and I devised…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Public Sector, Government (Administrative Body), Information Technology