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About WIAL USA

THE WORLD INSTITUTE FOR ACTION LEARNING-USA (WIAL-USA)

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.

 

DR. MICHAEL MARQUARDT

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Dr. Michael Marquardt is Professor Emeritus of Human Resource Development and International Affairs at George Washington University.  He was a co-founder and first President of the World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL), and now serves as Chair of the WIAL Global Advisory Committee.

Mike has held a number of senior management, training and marketing positions with organizations such as Grolier, American Society for Training and Development, Association Management, Overseas Education Fund, TradeTec, and U.S. Office of Personnel Management.  Dr. Marquardt has trained more than 100,000 managers in nearly 150 countries since beginning his international experience in Spain in 1969.  Consulting assignments have included Marriott, Microsoft, Sony Music, Goodrich, Motorola, Nortel, Alcoa, Boeing, Caterpillar, United Nations Development Program, Xerox, Nokia, Constellation, Samsung, Organization of American States, and Singapore Airlines as well as the governments of Indonesia, Laos, Ethiopia, Zambia, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Russia, Jamaica, Honduras, and Swaziland.

Mike has held a number of senior management, training and marketing positions with organizations such as Grolier, American Society for Training and Development, Association Management, Overseas Education Fund, TradeTec, and U.S. Office of Personnel Management.  Dr. Marquardt has trained more than 100,000 managers in nearly 150 countries since beginning his international experience in Spain in 1969.  Consulting assignments have included Marriott, Microsoft, Sony Music, Goodrich, Motorola, Nortel, Alcoa, Boeing, Caterpillar, United Nations Development Program, Xerox, Nokia, Constellation, Samsung, Organization of American States, and Singapore Airlines as well as the governments of Indonesia, Laos, Ethiopia, Zambia, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Russia, Jamaica, Honduras, and Swaziland.

Dr. Marquardt’s achievements and leadership have been recognized though numerous awards including the International Practitioner of the Year Award from the American Society for Training and Development and the Scholar of the Year Award from the Academy of Human Resource Development. His writings and accomplishments in action learning have earned him honorary doctoral degrees from universities in Asia, Europe and North America.

He received his doctorate in Human Resource Development from George Washington University and his Masters and Bachelor Degrees from Maryknoll College.  Dr. Marquardt has done graduate work at Harvard, Columbia and the University of Virginia. He enjoys skiing, folk music and traveling with his Swiss wife, four children and ten grandchildren.

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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