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Professional Action Learning Coach (PALC)


CALCs who have at least 100 hours of WIAL coaching experience, have been at least 1 year as CALC, and have led the Intro to Action Learning or LWQ workshop observed by a SALC or MALC.


PALCs are seasoned professional Action Learning Coaches. They have a stronger desire to coach Action Learning teams than to train others to be Action Learning Coaches.

Summary of PALC Requirements

Participate in Foundations
Participate in CALC1 & CALC2
1 long term project. Minimum 4 sessions over several weeks.
Minimum 100 hours experience (50 coaching)
Minimum 1 year as CALC
Lead Leading with Questions OR Introduction to AL
Additional Requirements
PALC Application

Summary of Annual Requirements to Maintain PALC Level

Submit proof of Action Learning Hours
Attend at least 1 WIAL Sanction event (or volunteer)
Volunteer actively with local Affiliate or on a WIAL committee (or attend WIAL Sanction event)
Submit a Success Story or Publish on Social Media
Validity Period: 2 years
Renewal Form

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is a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and advancement of Action Learning in business and government. Simply put, WIAL-USA solves problems, cultivates productive teams, and builds leaders in real time. As organizations face new and increasing pressures, Action Learning is more relevant than ever as an effective solution for solving complex problems and building strong working teams.

Specifically, action learning is remarkable in its ability to:

  • solve problems and challenges with breakthrough and sustaining strategies,
  • develop the leadership skills and qualities needed by twenty-first-century managers,
  • develop teams that continuously improve their capability to form and adapt, and
  • capture, transfer, and apply valuable knowledge at the individual, group, organizational, and community levels.

Additionally, WIAL-USA promotes Action Learning through forums, certification workshops, professional coaching, research, thought leadership, publications and other initiatives.


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Our Services

We increase the effectiveness of organizations and their ability to improve their bottom line results through:

  • Standalone problem solving methodology to solve critical problems and develop leadership competencies at the same time. While simultaneously developing teams.
  • Methodology to blend with other corporate programs making them more effective: (onboarding, D&I, Training, Leadership Development, Change Management etc.
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Building
  • Team Coaching
  • Coach Training
  • Specific Learning and Development prepackaged programs to be delivered/adapted to the organization: Learning through Questions, Building a Learning Organization etc.
  • Promoting a culture of ongoing engagement and inclusion
  • Team Projects

Coach Certification training and support-

Advanced training and programs with WIAL inside

University Action Learning Classes

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