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Cother, Genevieve June; Cother, Robert Fletcher; Woodworth, William Stanley; Souster, Leslie John; Moriarty, Daniel; Miller, Luke; Chugg, Roxanne; Cother, Christine Sophia – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Feedback from companies forming a community of practice in Tasmania, Australia, is that there is a need for a framework for self-directed action learning within each organisation as well as across the action learning community. Senior management report that there is a 'falling away' after a facilitated action learning intervention concludes and,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Organizational Culture, Learning Processes
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Hale, Richard; Norgate, Carolyn; Traeger, James – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The authors review the Organisational Development and Design (OD&D) capability building programmes they have facilitated in the UK Civil Service and consider the learning and impact which they have had at an individual and organisational level. These programmes have been delivered to over 350 professional civil servants across a broad range of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Organizational Development, Government Employees, Foreign Countries
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Wang, Jinshuai; Bloodworth, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper describes an action learning programme with China Unicom Broadband Limited (CUBO) to support its vision of transforming to become a world-leading broadband communications and information service provider. 64 Department directors and supervisors were invited to take part in the "China Unicom Broadband Online Phoenix Action Learning…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Experiential Learning, Leadership Training, Program Design
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
The paper examines the benefits claimed for action learning at individual, organisational and inter-organisational levels. It goes on to identify both generic difficulties in evaluating development programmes and action learning specifically. The distinction between formative and summative evaluation is considered and a summative evaluation…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Adult Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Antell, Sonja; Heywood, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Action learning is often used as an element of leadership development programmes. The intention is to support classroom learning with an experiential thread which runs throughout the life of the programme. Action Learning Associates (ALA) has been working with an international organisation for three years to deliver the global "First Line…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Delivery Systems, Global Approach
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Mullen, Carol A.; Rodríguez, Mariela A.; Allen, Tawannah G. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This account of practice describes what three executive leaders in a professional association have learned about action learning and their own practices of organizational renewal. Data are approached narratively and stories are told from the perspectives of diverse educators' experiences, agency, and expertise. Mature organizations can be…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Leaders, Experience, Expertise
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Schumacher, Thomas – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
The article presents and illustrates the learning journey (LJ)--a new management development approach to inter-organisational learning based on observation, reflection and problem-solving. The LJ involves managers from different organisations and applies key concepts of action learning and systemic organisational development. Made up of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Processes, Management Development, Institutional Cooperation
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Traeger, James; Norgate, Carolyn – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This is an account of practice. It explores the meeting point between action learning and action research, as a way of doing capacity building in organisational development (OD) in the NHS in the UK. The authors were part of a short cooperative inquiry (Heron, J. 1996. "Co-operative Inquiry: Research into the Human Condition." London:…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Capacity Building, Inquiry, Cooperative Learning
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Hale, Richard; Saville, Martin – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
In the UK, the Civil Service Reform Plan is being implemented with urgency. This requires Civil Service departments and agencies to reform their structures and ways of working in order to deliver effective services in a climate of economic austerity and rapid social and technological change. Historically, Human Resource (HR) professionals have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Human Resources, Government Employees
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Turner, Arthur; Heneberry, Pamela – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
Involvement in a number of action-learning programmes and associated development opportunities has led the Professional Development Centre Limited to question the relevance of a strict adherence to the "rules" of action learning as described by Reg Revans. A deliberate focus of one such programme to a financial services organisation…
Descriptors: Financial Services, Experiential Learning, Organizational Development, Instructional Effectiveness
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Park, Sunyoung; Kang, Ingu; Valencic, Taryn R.; Cho, Yonjoo – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the contexts in which action learning has been used and provide implications for the design of action learning programmes. We performed a content analysis of 127 articles (case studies and case reports included) published in "Action Learning: Research and Practice" between 2004 and 2012. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Case Studies, Professional Development
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Hunter, Jean – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
How can action learning be used as part of an overall approach to changing the culture of an organisation? This article describes some of the work being done by managers in South Cambridgeshire district to build a more empowered and engaged organisation following the appointment of a new chief executive tasked with raising standards in an…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Group Dynamics, Learner Engagement, Organizational Change
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Conklin, James; Cohen-Schneider, Rochelle; Linkewich, Beth; Legault, Emma – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This paper reports on a study of how action learning facilitates the movement of knowledge between social contexts. The study involved a community organization that provides educational services related to aphasia and members of a complex continuing care (CCC) practice that received training from the agency. People with aphasia (PWA) (a disability…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Aphasia, Learning Processes, Case Studies
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Burns, Stuart – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
Tony Watson developed an approach of "intellectual craftsmanship" within management research and writing, and appealed for the hand behind the text to be made visible. This paper considers the tensions apparent between the utility of writing and the positionality of the researcher. I explore the tensions, limitations and formational…
Descriptors: Action Research, Organizational Development, Research Projects, Researchers
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Tracy, Marianne – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
The increasing emphasis on innovation in executive development has important implications for contemporary organizations talent professionals and strategy creators. Providing an experience that addresses individual and team development, strategic innovation, organizational alignment and the integration of values is the objective of the action…
Descriptors: Team Training, Innovation, Experiential Learning, Organizational Development
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