WIAL Awards Individuals and Organizations Every Year

WIAL presents awards to spectacular individuals and organizations who demonstrate Action Learning in their work. From Education to Research Papers to Large Companies to Innovations. WIAL Awards are prestigious and a true sign of achievement through Action Learning.

We offer awards in five categories: Business, Individual, Innovation, Research Excellence, and WIAL Affiliate. Information on the categories are listed below.


Business Award Categories

1. Best Application of Action Learning - Large Company
  • Listed or Private Company
  • National or International Employing over 2,500 People
  • Single or Multi-Location
2. Best Application of Action Learning - Small to Medium Company
  • Listed or Private Company
  • Employees under 2,500 People
3. Best Application of Action Learning in the Not for Profit Sector
  • Large Organization - employing over 2,500 People
  • Small to Medium Organization - under 2,500
4. Best Application of Action Learning in the Government Sector
  • Large Organization - employing over 2,500 People
  • Small to Medium Organization - under 2,500
5. Best Application of Action Learning in the Academic Sector
  • Large Organization - employing over 2,500 People
  • Small to Medium Organization - under 2,500

Business Award Criteria

Quantitative Criteria
  • Business results / performance improvements attributed to Action Learning application
  • Time period engaged in Action Learning (minimum 9 months)
  • Action Learning initiatives & resource commitment to Action Learning (e.g. people, time, $$, workshops, CALCS trained etc.
Qualitative criteria
  • Capability development results attributed to Action Learning implementation – leadership, teams, problem solving, communication, innovation etc. (must be supported by some meaningful form of evidence gathering or evaluation)
  • Top management commitment to & support of the Action Learning initiative
  • Organization learning & culture change results
  • Advocacy & promotion of Action Learning in the respective communities

Individual Awards

  • Leadership Excellence Award
  • To be awarded to individual clients who have demonstrated exceptional leadership growth and development, ascribed to participation in Action Learning programmes over a period of at least 6 months.
  • Coaching Excellence Award
  • To be awarded to WIAL certified coaches who have been identified by either clients or country affiliates as providing exceptional Action Learning coaching and client service levels.

Innovation Awards

  • Most innovative use and application of Action Learning
  • To be awarded to an individual or organization that has applied Action Learning in a unique and different way and has created new knowledge and insights into how Action Learning can be used in the world at large.

Research Excellence Award

  • To be awarded to an individual or organization for exceptional research and papers written on Action Learning

WIAL Affiliate Award

  • To be awarded to a country affiliate for exceptional service and contribution to the mission WIAL.