Auchan Retail in Ukraine is undergoing important changes and management transformations. Looking for a methodology to support the change at the different levels of the organization, Action Learning was confirmed as an excellent integral method and the first feedback is very positive. We have certified 12 Action Learning ambassadors who have in turn trained over 350 collaborators to implement Action Learning-based change initiatives in their different work areas.

“The WIAL action learning methodology is 100% in line with our goal which is to move to collaborative behaviors and helps people to be more open minded, creative and innovative.”

Frédéric Henin // Talent Development Director, Auchan Retail Ukraine

Bill Thimmesh

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) used Action Learning in 2016 to support six major projects, leading to breakthrough improvement in the procurement processes and uniformity at the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS). WIAL trained LEAP alumni to become coaches for the following cohorts and this approach brought the program to the next level. Since 2017, an Action Learning Community of Practice (ALCOP) brings together 50 members from over two dozen federal agencies to share best practices and share approaches to action learning sets.

“Action Learning has become a key leadership development component of the Department of Justice’s “Leadership Excellence and Achievement Program” (LEAP) for high potentials.”

Bill Thimmesh // Program Manager, Leadership and Executive Development, Department of Justice

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RLC’s Malls business unit embarked on a large scale leadership development program based on Action Learning. 17 Action Learning groups of 6-7 members from different divisions worked on some of the most complex business challenges. During 3 months, they identified root causes, developed action steps and implemented their projects while at the same time practicing their leadership values and personal improvement actions.

“The General Manager was happily surprised at the outcome of the projects and in particular the really bright ideas she didn’t expect. RLC has come to realize that instead of ad hocs or task forces for special projects, an Action Learning project to solve, plan, or work on specific organizational concerns or scenarios may be the best approach and structure in the future. Yay!”

Fatima Olaguer // Associate HR Director – HR Operations/Learning and Development, Robinsons Land Corporation

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For us in AirAsia, Action Learning has helped introduce the concept of learning and leadership competencies in a manner that is practical and real, with teams working together to solve urgent, complex problems. For the past two years Action Learning has been positioned at the grassroots level, with priority focus on problem-solving and team-building skills.

“Our internal Certified Action Learning coaches are excited to continue and expand Action Learning as the cornerstone of the top leadership development programs for Air Asia, from Kuala Lumpur to Manila to Bangkok and more.”

Faz Kamaruddin // Group Head, Talent, Air Asia

Hans Ploeg

Helmgras used Action Learning to create unity and connection between the teams of two recently merged schools. Nine team members were trained as Action Learning coaches to build and reshape the direction of the merged school from within. The coaches work on different priority areas and asking questions has become second nature within the school.

“Developing quality requires finding the correct solution for the real problem. For the management team at Helmgras elementary school, this is the foundation for education focused on talent growth.”

Hans Ploeg // Director, Helmgras Primary School