Fatima Olaguer Robinsons Land Corporation Logo

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

Faz Kamaruddin Air Asia Logo

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

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