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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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Filipkowski, Craig – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
This case study measures the impact on elements of schools' professional environment after school leaders participated in eight action learning (AL) sessions over one summer. The guiding research question asks, What, if any, impact on a building level administrator's leadership practices result after their participation in an Action Learning…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Cooperation, Participative Decision Making, Instructional Leadership
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Shi, Jiyan; Abbott, Christine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
A Chinese financial company, through the introduction of action learning methodology, identified core problems from strategy, and finally solved the core strategic problems by forming action learning teams of middle and senior managers, and in the process improved the mindset and capabilities of middle and senior managers. This account of Practice…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Talent Development, Problem Solving, Foreign Countries
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Lindsay, Toby – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
This account of practice gives an overview and insight into the learning from a co-designed leadership development programme for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) across two NHS Integrated Care Systems. The AHP community that completed the courses consisted of acute and community trust, mental health, local authority, and SCAS (paramedics)…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Leadership Training, Professional Development, Online Courses
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Sanyal, Chandana; Haddock-Millar, Julie; Clutterbuck, David; Richardson, Melissa – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
As Action Learning has evolved, it has been adapted to promote learning in various contexts. In this account of practice, we share our perspectives as facilitators of the application of action learning principles within Reflective Practice Forums for Mentoring and Coaching Programme Managers. The ethos of action learning was adopted with the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teamwork, Mentors, Coaching (Performance)
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Csillag, Sara – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Action research is participative research, involving all stakeholders in the research process on a voluntary basis. Its main objective is to create practical knowledge, which supports stakeholders in everyday professional processes. The creation and utilization of this kind of knowledge, the facilitation of individual and group level action…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Health Services
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Robertson, Jane; le Sueur, Heidi; Terblanche, Nicky – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Facilitating reflection for personal growth in a business context requires careful thought and planning. As a learning process, Business-Driven Action Learning (BDAL) has two points of focus. It aims to firstly identify and make recommendations regarding a business challenge, whist secondly facilitating potentially significant individual personal…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Transformative Learning, Reflection, Management Development
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Raelin, Joseph A. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Is there a viable pedagogical method to prepare people, as they engage together in their practice, for the assumption of collective leadership? In this article the author makes the case that such a method is already available via action learning but for its adoption as a collective leadership development approach. The author's agenda is twofold:…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Leadership Qualities, Teamwork
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Englisch, Gido – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This article attempts to build a cross-reference between a Doctoral program in Business and Administration (DBA) and the concept of 'Action Learning' made known within this programme, while also highlighting the relevance for 'Action Learning' in the authors professional daily life. The experiences made during the studies, when the concept of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Business Administration Education, Experiential Learning, Consultants
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Antonacopoulou, Elena – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper presents a fresh conceptualisation of critical action learning by energising critique in action and in learning, embedding this as integral to Continuous Professional Development (CPD). The criticality that action learning promotes could be most impactful, in fostering a mode of learning -- "Learning in Crisis" -- that…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Professional Development, Criticism, Models
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Robertson, Jane; Bell, Diane – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
Business Driven Action Learning (BDAL), as a learning philosophy that attempts to create real value for business is often used by executive education providers in their management development programmes. As the action learning facilitator, I found that the learning that took place during such a management development programme resulted in…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Philosophy, Management Development, Stress Variables
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Yeadon-Lee, Annie – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Action learning (AL) is often viewed as a process that facilitates professional learning through the creation of a positive psychological climate [Marquardt, M. J. 2000. "Action Learning and Leadership." "The Learning Organisation" 7 (5): 233-240; Schein, E. H. 1979. "Personal Change Through Interpersonal…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Safety, Professional Development, Psychological Patterns
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Park, Sunyoung; Kang, Ingu; Valencic, Taryn R.; Cho, Yonjoo – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the contexts in which action learning has been used and provide implications for the design of action learning programmes. We performed a content analysis of 127 articles (case studies and case reports included) published in "Action Learning: Research and Practice" between 2004 and 2012. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Case Studies, Professional Development
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Calver, Julia; Gold, Jeff; Stewart, Jim – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
In the UK, the creative sector has been identified as a key strand in the economic recovery strategy. Composed of mostly micro and small enterprises often grouping together for particular commissions and projects, there is a tendency to operate primarily through a series of networks made up of peers. This paper presents the outcomes of a…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Industry, Educational Change
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