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As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The team has reach consensus on the problem and the goal but is having trouble transitioning to the solution phase.
As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: At the start of the session a participant gets up and closes a door.

Song Zhang

For ThoughtWorks, talent is the source of the enterprise’s growth and competitive advantage. ThoughtWorks’ AURORA-Leader Development Program used Action Learning as a core method to build a talented team with excellent capabilities, broader vision and connection with the culture and mission.

During the 6 month program, trainees follow a cycle around real scenarios, learning, practice and retrospect. Each of them receives the support from a mentor, an external WIAL Action Learning coach, and the BU head.

Action learning allows trainees to think about and explore the macro issues facing senior leaders at the company’s strategic and organizational level, and at the same time work on their individual leadership development. Action learning helps us to solve real organizational problems and evaluate the corresponding results. After 2 successful years, the third AURORA starts this year !

“The more complex the problems are, the more significant improvement in trainee’s leadership capability can be observed.”

Song Zhang // Managing Director  ThoughtWorks China

As an action learning coach, how would you handle the following situation: The team is working on a porch with windows around three sides. As the session starts two participants stand up at the same time. One walks to one side of the room and closes a window, the other walks to the other and opens a window.