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Box, Meriel; Ellis, Tracy – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Human resource development professionals in Higher Education are continually striving to develop efficient interventions to increase the capabilities of their leaders. As a result of evaluating feedback from an action learning (AL) programme designed and delivered in North West Higher Education Institutions in the UK for women in senior academic…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Females, Leadership, Labor Force Development
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Curtin, Joseph – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper reports the historical foundation of Northeastern University's course, LDR 6100: Developing Your Leadership Capability, a partial literature review of action learning (AL) and virtual action learning (VAL), a course methodology of LDR 6100 requiring students to apply leadership perspectives using VAL as instructed by the author,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Higher Education, Leadership
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Joyce, Pauline; Kinnarney, Paula – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This paper outlines an initiative, namely a leadership symposium, which developed from a chance meeting of like-minded academics, who were trying to achieve similar outcomes with their student groups; namely, to include the scholarly activity of disseminating graduates' action-oriented projects. One group of graduates comprised a mix of…
Descriptors: Leadership, Leadership Training, Conferences (Gatherings), Experiential Learning
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Trantom, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
This account of practice considers action learning within an accredited leadership course at a post-1992 university. It outlines a more individualistic approach than that envisioned by Reg Revans and questions how this technique, inherited from a Staff Development colleague, could potentially be improved.
Descriptors: Barriers, Leadership, Foreign Countries, Staff Development
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Rigg, Clare – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
Complex, systemic issues continue to challenge public services without respect for organisational and professional boundaries. In practice, collaborative working with others who have differing professional cultural norms and systems confront members with the need to learn about each other's values, priorities and practices. This paper explores the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Leadership, Public Service, Individual Development
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Leonard, H. Skipton; Marquardt, Michael J. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
For the past 50 years, organizations and individuals around the world have reported success in their use of action learning programs to solve problems, develop leaders, build teams and transform their corporate cultures. However, very little rigorous research has been conducted to determine the effectiveness of action learning. The authors…
Descriptors: Conflict, Experiential Learning, Doctoral Dissertations, Program Effectiveness
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Stewart, Jean-Anne – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
This paper presents the findings from an evaluation research project undertaken by Henley Management College in 2006. This project followed an earlier research study that focused on identifying the leadership development needs for leaders of small and medium sized-enterprises (SMEs) in the UK, developed a leadership development model and made…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Research Projects, Research Methodology, Leadership Training
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Powell, James A.; Houghton, Jane – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
This is an account the work of NetworkNorthWest, a [pound]1m project at the University of Salford that ran between 2004 and 2007 and was developed to address the issues relating to poor take up of traditional business support by small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and low levels of engagement of the business community with Institutes of…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Ospina, Sonia; El Hadidy, Waad; Hofmann-Pinilla, Amparo – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
There has been rising concern about the disconnect between universities, their communities and society at large. This is of special interest to professional schools, whose missions are founded on connecting practice and theory. We argue that cooperative inquiry, an action-based methodology, can help foster connectedness and contribute to healing…
Descriptors: Action Research, Social Change, Methods, Theory Practice Relationship