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

Howard He

In 2015, our CEO led our executive team to discover the WIAL Action Learning methodology. Later, it was applied to our management team. Now, it is widely used in the whole organization.

Whenever we encounter a complex and important problem, we use Action Learning to find solutions. As a project manager of a new program, I need to explore different possibilities and alternatives with my team members. Sometimes we are confident to move further, but then a powerful question hits us and makes us reconsider our situation. We often realize our idea is not yet clear enough and then find together a clearer and better path.

“Action Learning has become part of our culture and helped us avoid many wrong decisions and actions.”

Howard He // Assistant Vice President, Aviva-Cofco Life Insurance

After I discovered the Action Learning process in a Foundations class, I immediately applied it with my MBA students. Each year, students are struggling to finalize the topic of their thesis and it is always a stressful situation for everyone. We applied Action Learning to get students to think in a more focused way about what research they want.

“The result is that for two years in a row, students finalize their thesis topic in 2 months instead of 6 months.”

Thitiwan Sinthunok, PhD // Lecturer, Panyaphiwat Institute of Management

Qiao Hai

The top team of the recently merged company used Action Learning to deal with 5 company challenges, with the company President Qiao Hai, as sponsor. After 6 months, the projects resulted in increased revenue and improved customer satisfaction. At the end of the program, President Qiao Hai said:

“I hated training in my whole career life, but this project is the ever best project I have been through.”

Qiao Hai // President, Tempus Group Co., Ltd

Sunil K

“The series of Action Learning sessions has helped me achieve the challenging business goals I had set in half the time I planned. Through better leadership I have developed a strong management team and reduced my work load. Unexpected benefits were getting a far better work life balance and confidential networking with other senior business leaders.”

Sunil K. // Chief Executive, India Asia Region, ACS Group