Bea Carson, ED.D.

President & Affiliate Developmentbeacarson1

Master Coach
A co-founder of WIAL, Bea has led the Institute’s efforts to develop methods and standards for training Action Learning Team Coaches. In addition to her contributions to WIAL, Dr. Carson is President of her own consulting firm, Carson Consultants, which is devoted to providing Action Learning coaching and consulting to organizations in both the private and public sectors. Although she began her career in technology, Dr. Carson’s interest in psychology, groups, and teams has been a lifelong avocation. She made a mid-career change, receiving her doctorate in Education and Organizational Learning from George Washington University.

Dr. Carson has consulted with government, non-profit, and commercial organizations throughout the United States including Constellation Energy, Triplex, NASA, Rotary International, and Special Olympics Maryland. She has been an invited lecturer at American University and the George Washington University.

Dr. Carson is also a member of the Rotary Club of Annapolis Board; and past board member for Maryland Special Olympics and the Monarch Academy.

Dr. Carson’s publications include:
  • Carson, B. “The Role of Failure in Learning,” Chief Learning Officer, January 2010
  • Carson, B. “The Role of Curiosity in Learning,” Chief Learning Officer, November 2009
  • Carson, B. “Balancing Your Scorecard via Action Learning,” Chief Learning Office, November 2009
  • Carson, B. “Breaking Out of Groupthink,” Chief Learning Officer, August 2009
  • Carson, B. “The Transformative Power of Action Learning,” Chief Learning Officer, July 2009
  • Carson, B. “Aim for the Fairway with Action Learning,” Chief Learning Officer, July 2009
  • Carson, B. “The Transformational Power of Action Learning,” ODN Conference Proceedings – Oct 2007
  • Carson, B. “Power of Action Learning – Case Studies,” Practicing OD – September 2006
  • Carson, B. “Meeting the Challenge,” Marathon & Beyond – September/October 2006
  • Carson, B. “Power of Action Learning,” Practicing OD – July 2006
  • Carson, B. “Benefits of Marathoning,” Marathon & Beyond – May / June 2005
  • Carson, B. “Meeting the Challenge: An Explanatory Study of the Transformations in Self-Efficacy and Learning
  • Orientation Experienced by First Time Marathoners,” The George Washington University – May 2005
  • Carson, B. “Learning Organization Transition: A Case Study,” ASTD OD/ Leadership – December 2004. Volume 2, Issue 10.
  • Carson, B. “Developing a Learning Strategy,” ASTD OD/Leadership – July/August 2004. Volume 2, Issue 7.
  • Carson, B. “Coaching via Action Learning,” ASTD OD/Leadership – March 2004. Volume 2, Issue 3.