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WIAL Regional Conference Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 6-7, 2017

“Action Learning: The Performance Changer in A VUCA World”

The WIAL Regional Conference 2017 (WRC 2017) was held at Concorde Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 6-7, 2017!

Concorde Hotel is in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, a city of contrast and diversity. The conference location is in the middle of the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur with the majestic Petronas Twin Towers, the excellent Bukit Bintang Mall and its many great shopping and entertainment establishments all within walking distance from the conference Hotel.

This program was open to those who completed Foundations, CALC (Certified Action Learning Coach) and are practicing Action Learning coaches.

The two day conference focused on: discussions of enhancing performance in people and leaders through action learning and experiencing real life applications of aforementioned discussions.

In the spirit of Action Learning, the conference was a “Learning by Doing” conference where participants experienced the various topics delivered through an engagement process beyond just presentations.

Keynote Speakers

The Keynote Speaker for the conference was Dr. Mike Marquadt, who spoke on “Action Learning and its impact in Leadership Development in a VUCA World.” In a VUCA world, leaders need to lead, to communicate and to solve problems in a dramatically different way. This presentation described and demonstrated how and why Action Learning develops great leaders for the VUCA world.

Other distinguished and respectable speakers that graced the event with their vast knowledge and experiences were:
  • Dr. Bea Carson - President of the World Institute for Action Learning
  • Tan Sri Dato Dr. R. Palan – Executive Chairman and CEO SMR Group
  • Nadiah Tan Abdullah – Divisional General Manager, Group Human Resource, S P Setia Berhad
  • Ron Mcluckie – CEO WIAL India
  • Peter Cauwelier – Director, WIAL Thailand, CEO, ASIO Consulting
  • Professor Loredana Padurean – Faculty Director, Asian School of Business
  • Wai K Leong – Master Coach ICF, Managing Partner, Director, ICF Global, JMC Coach Mastery Academy
  • Faz Kamaruddin – Group Head, Talent, Air Asia Berhad
  • Jayan Warrier – Director, Positive Performance Consulting
  • Colin Yeow - Deputy CEO, Head South Asia Emergenetics International Asia Pacific

Conference Activities


Connect, Create, Celebrate - Coaches Networking Session (CNS) 5th April 7:30 pm-9:30 pm at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

During Conference

WIAL Regional Conference 2017 was two days full of Action Learning. There were three breakout sessions allowing participants to choose a which track fits them. Two Networking Sessions allowed for meeting your peers in Action Learning. And more!


This was an opportunity for certification to deliver the "Leading With Questions" program! This program was at an additional cost, and at the end of the session attendees received additional resources to take home.

We thank everyone who attended and hope you enjoyed the Conference and the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur.

Click here for more information on the topics and speakers of WRC17