As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The team is working on a problem for a single session. One of the members tells you that they already have it figured out – both the problem and the solution- so they will not disrupt the process and sit quietly until everyone else figures it out.

Scenario: Spinning

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The team members address various perspectives of the problem. Clearly seeing multiple views as to the true nature of the problem. They ask questions that cause them to bounce from one perspective to another to another to another and back to the first. They continually repeat the cycle without settling on which aspect of the challenge to address.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: A norm that the team set is not working for them. For instance, they decide they must check with each team member if they want to respond to a question before moving to the next question. They discover this is slowing the process to a painful pace.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The team has been working diligently for hours. They decide together it’s time for a break and choose to take and hour, all agreeing that the action for this stretch of time will be to let their minds rest, but as additional questions come to mind they’ll keep note of it.

Scenario: Relocating

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The team decides it is too beautiful inside to stay indoors and opts to move outside to a picnic table.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: Your favorite tool for diagraming a problem is a mind map. You know doing this would help the team see this problem much more clearly.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: Someone from the team gets up and turns the a/c on without checking with the other team members.

Scenario: Done

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The team has gone as far as they can defining a solution and there is still time left in the session. What they have identified is not well defined – but is as clear as they can get at the moment.