WIAL Annual Conference Shanghai, China
October 19-20, 2017

“Transformation through Action Learning”


Chinese enterprises, no matter if they are multinational, state-owned or private; are facing unprecedented challenges for survival and growth. Chinese organizations realize that their business needs to transform on an individual, team, and organization basis.


Action Learning is being seriously considered as a tool to facilitate these transformations.

Email Nina Ning (ninaning@wial-china.org) for details on Registration.

Speakers

The WIAL Board of Directors will be speaking during the conference, sharing different aspects and implementations of Action Learning.

You also have the opportunity to speak at WGC17!!! Would you like to deliver a speech that will leave attendees with a strong impression of WIAL's Global Presence? Not only that, but if you speak, it will give you and a colleague a free conference ticket.


Prof. Michael Marquardt

Prof. Michael Marquardt

Dr. Bea Carson

Dr. Bea Carson

Dr. Peter Cauwelier

Dr. Peter Cauwelier

Peter Kao

Peter Kao

Dorothy Tsui

Dorothy Tsui

Shannon Banks

Shannon Banks

William Teo

William Teo

Verieux Mourillion

Verieux Mourillion

Twan Paes

Twan Paes

Paulina Chu

Paulina Chu

Marina Mazi

Marina Mazi

Zenith Law

Zenith Law

Prof. KC Chan

Prof. KC Chan

Dr. John Sautelle

Dr. John Sautelle

Seimiya San

Seimiya San

Jayan Warrier

Jayan Warrier

Ron McLuckie

Ron McLuckie

Dr. D'Arcy Dornan

Dr. D'Arcy Dornan

Dr. Jessica McWade

Dr. Jessica McWade


Location

The WIAL Global Conference 2017 (WGC 17) is being held at Skyway Pullman Shanghai Hotel October 19-20, 2017!




Schedule


Events

Wed, Oct 18

9:00-13:30 Board Meeting

14:00-18:30 Affiliate Meeting

Events

Thurs, Oct 19

Global Conference

Events

Fri, Oct 20

Global Conference

Events

Sat, Oct 21

Coaches Meeting

Thursday October 19, 2017


9:00-9:15

9:00-9:15

9:00-9:15

Opening Speech

Speech by Dr. Bea Carson, WIAL Board President & Chairperson

9:15-10:30

9:15-10:30

9:15-10:30

“Transforming Organizations into Learning Organizations with Action Learning”

Professor Michael Marquardt , Co-Founder and first President of WIAL

  1. Importance of becoming a Learning Organization
  2. The five systems of learning organizations
  3. How action learning builds each system
  4. Case examples of learning organizations transformed by the power of action learning
Take Away:
  1. How to build learning organizations by action learning
  2. Cases for reference

10:30-10:45

10:30-10:45

10:30-10:45

Tea Break

10:45-12:00

10:45-12:00

10:45-12:00

“Transforming Learning and Development with Action Learning”

Dr. Bea Carson

  1. With limited budgets and higher expectations – How can employees be successful?
  2. There are no failures only learning.
  3. How can we transform culture in this rapidly changing environment?
  4. Sharing
Take Away:
  1. Action Learning as a training tool
  2. Action Learning for culture change

12:00-13:00

12:00-13:00

12:00-13:00

Lunch

13-14:15

13-14:15

13:00-14:15

Hall 1: “Building High-Performance Teams through Action Learning”

Dr. Peter Cauwelier

  1. What is team psychological safety and why is it critical for team performance?
  2. What impacts team psychological safety and how can you further develop it?
  3. What is the impact of Action Learning on team psychological safety ?
Take Away
  1. A framework to help you design development programs that will develop team psychological safety

Hall 2: To Be Updated

Fumiyo Seimiya


Hall 3: “Solving intractable change problems through Action Learning”

Mr. John Sautelle

  1. Understanding “adaptive change challenges”
  2. How to use a collective “Immunity to Change™ process within the action learning process to get to the bottom of the problem and identify “safe to fail” actions – illustrated through a real case study
Take Away:
  1. How to apply this process in your organisation
  2. Ideas for how to use different processes within the action learning process.
  3. Carrying out “Immunity to Change™”
Hall 4: To Be Updated

14:15-15:30

14:15-15:30

14:15-15:30

Hall 1: Organizations need a good balance in leadership, management and coaching. Action Learning is about the upperstream and the undercurrent

Mr. Twan Paes

  1. In 2017 the puzzle makes room for the actual problem! What is the difference between the upperstream and the undercurrent?
  2. What is the difference between the upperstream and the undercurrent?——The upper stream are the visual things in organisations like the performance and behaviour “The rational world”. The undercurrent is that you can not see in the organisation, like deeper values fear etc. “The emotional world”.
  3. Which roles “the roles like Leader, Manager and Coach. does an organization need to solve the problem?
  4. European cases
Take Away:
  1. Insights in leadership
  2. Cases for reference

Hall 2: “Action Learning in Strength-based Organizations – Fostering people & organization development based on collective strengths”

Ms. Dorothy Tsui

  1. Dive into the “Positive” trend – unleash the power of Action Learning when Problem-solving is out of scope
  2. Action Learning and OD – Identify projects that are derived from and will contribute to the whole-system
  3. Case studies in South East Asia and Greater China regions
Take Away:
  1. A proven strength-based model for Action Learning projects
  2. Cases for reference

Hall 3: Public Sector Transformation driven by Action Learning”

Mr. Verieux Mourillon

  1. What makes Public Sector transformation so difficult?
  2. How can the Action Learning Coach help people overcome the hurdles to transformation?
  3. Real-life cases of transformation through Action Learning
Take Away:
  1. Transformation tools and process guidelines
  2. Cases for reference
Hall 4: To Be Updated

15:30-15:45

15:30-15:45

15:30-15:45

Tea Break

15:45-16:45

15:45-16:45

15:45-16:45

Hall 1: “The Value of a Coaching Culture: Building Social Leadership Skills to Thrive in a Modern Workplace”

Ms. Shannon Banks

  1. How leadership requirements are changing in a digital world
  2. 2. What skills and behaviours are needed to thrive in a modern workplace?
  3. How creating a coaching culture through action learning can help develop these skills?
Take Away:
  1. Self assessment around social leadership behaviours
  2. New ways of thinking about action learning’s benefits

Hall 2: The Effectiveness of Action Learning Coaching: A Focus on Personality in Leadership Development.

Mr. William Teo

  1. What are leadership competencies?
  2. Personality traits and leadership.
  3. How can the action learning help in personality and leadership development?
  4. Some results from collaborative research with Dr Sridar of University Putra Malaysia and Dr Siow from Heriott Watt University.
Take Away:
  1. Personality traits in leadership development.
  2. Applied learning in AL for reference.

Hall 3:How to sell Action Learning to business leaders”

Mr. Ron McLuckie

  1. Don’t talk “Action Learning”
  2. What business leaders really want
  3. A practical sales process for Action Learning 4How to structure the deal
Take Away:
  1. An effective & user-friendly sales technique
  2. Practical sales tips


Hall 4: To Be Updated

16:45-17:00

16:45-17:00

16:45-17:00

WIAL Annual Awards
Honor the best practice & research

Friday October 20, 2017


9:00-10:15

9:00-10:15

9:00-10:15

Hall 1: “Coaching for Transformation”

Dr. Bea Carson

  1. Future positive coaching
  2. Neuroscience of coaching
  3. Transforming teams through Action Learning coaching Examples
Take Away:
  1. Coaching tips for transformation
  2. Advanced Coaching practice
Hall 2: “Paradigm Shifting for Business Transformation through Action Learning”

Mr. Peter Kao

  1. Why are people blocked in their paradigm
  2. How can the action learning coach help people shift the paradigm identify – question – reframe – transform
  3. What tools can the action learning coach use
  4. Real case sharing
Take Away:
  1. Paradigm shifting process and tools
  2. Cases for reference
Hall 3: “Future of Work and Action Learning”
Ms. Marina Mazi
  1. How action learning can help leaders in a VUCA world?
  2. What are the main characteristics and trends for the work?
  3. What is a Person-Centred Approach?
  4. What is the relationship between PCA, Action Learning and the future of work?
  5. How Action Learning can shape the leader of 22th century?
  6. Real case sharing
Take Away
  1. How Action Learning helps future leaders
  2. Person-Centered approach, Action Learning and the future of work
  3. Cases for reference
Hall 4: To Be Updated

10:15-10:30

10:15-10:30

10:15-10:30

Tea Break

10:30-12:00

10:30-12:00

10:30-12:00

Hall 1: “A Highly Successful Action Learning Case Study”

Mr. Ron McLuckie

  1. Company background and desired future state
  2. Measurable results achieved over 16 months
  3. How we applied Action Learning
  4. What worked well, what could we have done better & what did we learn?
Take Away:
  1. Lessons learned from a successful Action Learning OD project
  2. Useful Action Learning & OD tips
Hall 2: “Changing the Change through Action Learning”

Mr. Zenith Law

  1. Changing the change
  2. Action learning in the spiral of inquiry
  3. When West meets East
  4. Curosity as a driver for change
Take Away:
  1. Paradigm shifts
  2. Ancident Chinese wisdom
Hall 3: “Appreciative Inquiry & Action Learning: Positivity and Performance Meet”

Mr. Jayan Warrier

  1. Origins and principles of Appreciative Inquiry
  2. An experience of AI in action
  3. The compelling need for positive performance
  4. AI and AL: Applications
Take Away:
  1. Understand AI as a tool and a life philosophy
  2. Explore synergies of AI and AL in business and life
Hall 4: To Be Updated

12:00-13:00

12:00-13:00

12:00-13:00

Lunch

13:00-14:15

13:00-14:15

13:00-14:15

Hall 1: Master Coach Demo
Prof. Michael Marquardt
  1. Ready:How to form an AL group?
  2. Question:What kind of questions could be dealt with AL?
  3. Process:AL coaching Demo
  4. Answering:Problems in the process
Take Away:
  1. AL coaching skills demonstrated by Mr. Marquardt
  2. Mr. Marquardt’s real practiced experience
Hall 2: To be Updated
Mr. Hongji Cai
Hall 3: Project-based Action Learning for Accelerated Transformation: Case Analysis of Three Leading MNEs (Japanese, Canadian, Indonesian)”
Prof. KC Chan

The presentation covers the need for converting a strategy into a prioritized pipeline of programs and projects to achieve both optimization and utilization of resources and achieve the supreme productivity performance of being faster, better and smarter than competitors. Thus, the prime lesson learnt is that action learning should permeate the whole organization from strategic to business to operations to achieve accelerated transformation in organizational culture from good to great.

The three leading MNEs (multinational enterprises) are:

  1. Okuma Corporation (Japan)
  2. Husky (Canada)
  3. Sinar Mas Group (Indonesia)
Take Away:
  1. Framework for project-based action learning
  2. Holistic Thinking for accelerated learning
  3. Real world application of the latest concept in project-based action learning for the transformation of 3 MNEs (multinational enterprises)
Hall 4: Action Learning cases in China

14:15-15:30

14:15-15:30

14:15-15:30

Hall 1: “Sharing the 3-year Transformation Journey to Catalyze “Leaders to Build Leaders” at MSI (Micro-Star Intl.)
Ms. Paulina Chu

In 2016, this “MSI Building a Value-based Culture” project received both the WIAL Best Business Practice award and the IAF FIA (Facilitation Impact Award).

  1. Introducing and deepening AL in this large, complex organization.
  2. Using AL to build leaders and sustain growth.
  3. Interventions in addition to AL.
Take Away:
  1. Understand this 3 year case and design
  2. 2. Explore AL’s power to build leaders’ capabilities and sustain business growth
Hall 2: Virtual Action Learning Session
Mr. D’Aarcy Dornon
  1. Trend:virtual action learning
  2. Experience:virtual action learning
  3. Key to success:the problems the coaches need to pay attention Action Learning is a proven methodology that enhances business performance, rapidly solves problems, creates innovative solutions, achieves significant ROI, builds organizational capability and manages change. In other words, Action Learning also leads to innovative and breakthrough sustainable problem solving, leadership development, improves team performance and enhances learning organizations.
Take Away:
  1. Thought:How to successfully conduct Action Learning sessions virtually and achieve positive results as per the above.
  2. Experience:Engaging in virtual action learning.
Hall 3: “The L Path – Five Insights for Building Leadership Effectiveness and How Action Learning Informs Them.”
Dr. Jessica McWade
  1. Leading:Developing Vision, Communicating Well, Knowing and Growing Yourself.
  2. Learning:Encouraging Curiosity, Asking Questions, Diagnosing Challenges.
  3. Losing:Championing Intelligent Risk-Taking, Learning from Failure.
  4. Laughing:Being Humble, Achieving Balance, Finding Enjoyment in Leadership.
  5. Living:Applying Wisdom from the Lived Experience, Succeeding across Cultures.
Take Away:
  1. Practical tools for building self-awareness and improving as a leader-communicator.
  2. Specific steps for creating organizational vision and the culture needed to achieve it.
  3. Useful narrative, examples and case studies of leading on The L Path.
  4. 4. References to how some Action Learning principles inform leadership effectiveness.
Hall 4: Action Learning cases in China

15:30-15:45

15:30-15:45

15:30-15:45

Tea Break

15:45-16:45

15:45-16:45

15:45-16:45

Hall 1: “The AirAsia Action Learning Journey
Faz Kamaruddin

How AirAsia is applying Action Learning in:

  1. Leadership development
  2. Talent management
  3. Organization change
Take Away:
  1. Real-life lessons for coaches, people managers and HR leaders
  2. Immediate action steps to incorporate AL in your own organization
Hall 2: “Renovating and enhancing the impact of management education with Action Learning”
Daniel Belet
  1. 1 What are some major challenges of today management education?
  2. Why action learning offers a new and more efficient approach of people management learning and leadership development?
  3. How action learning can develop participant’s leadership skills and more creative and learning teams?
  4. Business school action learning experiences sharing
Take Away:
  1. New action learning based management education and leadership development programs
  2. Counsels to succeed in implementation of such action learning programs
Hall 3: To be Updated
Hall 4: Action Learning cases in China

16:45–16:55

16:45–16:55

16:45–16:55

WIAL Awards
Honor the best practice & research

16:55–17:00

16:55–17:00

16:55–17:00

Closing
Preannouncing the Next WIAL Global Conference

Tickets

Early Bird

If you register for WIAL Global Conference 2017, before August 31, you will receive an early bird discount.

RMB ¥2999 = USD $441

Standard Pricing

Tickets purchased after August 31, will be charged at standard price.

RMB ¥3499 = USD $515

Free Ticket

If you deliver a speech at the conference, you and a colleague will receive two complimentary tickets to the event.

Sightseeing in China

We welcome you, your spouse, and your family. There is no shortage of beautiful architecture and history in China.We can help arrange travel and lodging and provide sightseeing and shopping consultancy.

If there are 12 or more people visiting the same place at the same time, we will organize sightseeing team tours for you.

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