For us in AirAsia, Action Learning has helped introduce the concept of learning and leadership competencies in a manner that is practical and real, with teams working together to solve urgent, complex problems. For the past two years Action Learning has been positioned at the grassroots level, with priority focus on problem-solving and team-building skills.
“Our internal Certified Action Learning coaches are excited to continue and expand Action Learning as the cornerstone of the top leadership development programs for Air Asia, from Kuala Lumpur to Manila to Bangkok and more.”
Faz Kamaruddin, Group Head, Talent, Air Asia
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) used Action Learning in 2016 to support six major projects, leading to breakthrough improvement in the procurement processes and uniformity at the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS). WIAL trained LEAP alumni to become coaches for the following cohorts and this approach brought the program to the next level. Since 2017, an Action Learning Community of Practice (ALCOP) brings together 50 members from over two dozen federal agencies to share best practices and share approaches to action learning sets.
“Action Learning has become a key leadership development component of the Department of Justice’s Leadership Excellence and Achievement Program” (LEAP) for high potentials.”
Bill Thimmesh, Program Manager, Leadership and Executive Development, Department of Justice
„Action Learning has played an important role in helping the Emerging Leaders Network of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to grow into what it is today. Both in terms of our internal organization and external programs, the World Institute for Action Learning has served as an excellent partner and resource.”
Peter Fargo, special assistant to the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science, EPA
“In today’s fast-paced, highly competitive business world, having knowledgeable leaders at every level is our only true competitive advantage. We have found that Action Learning is the best way to align and motivate our organization to leverage that knowledge for competitive advantage.”
Larry Washington, VP, Human Resources, Dow Chemical
“Real progress in business is achieved only by corporations and individuals trying out creative ideas and making them work, by pooling talent, and most of all, by learning while doing. Action Learning is the vehicle for achieving this.
Gerald van Schaik, former Chairman of Executive Board, Heineken
“Building teams has become a key goal and achievement of Action Learning at Siemens. Action Learning has helped the company maximize the entrepreneurial spirit and enhance team player qualities such as cooperation and free exchange of ideas. The quality of teams has resulted in more innovative ways of finding new solutions for customer requirements.
Peter Pribilla, Corporate Human Resources, Siemens
“In two hours, I accomplished more through the action learning process than I would have achieved in six months.”
Doug Park, Director, Microsoft Xbox Support
“I am privileged to have had an opportunity to bring a business challenge to the group – it was a super valuable exercise for me, and certainly beneficial to my business. This was far and away the most valuable EXPO event in my 3 years of participation in the program- GREAT JOB on all fronts.”
Marc Spiotta, Incubation Sales Manager, Microsoft Mobility Business
“[the Action Learning program] was a great learning experience and the fact that we worked on a current business challenge made it even more valuable. I am taking some concrete actions as a result of this experience…”
Benny Madrid, Marketing Development Manager, Microsoft
„Last week was one of the best leadership development experiences I’ve been a part of at Microsoft; you and the team should be proud of what you put together and the results!”
Dan Grady, Premier Field Engineering Director, Microsoft
“The concepts identified in the Action Learning course made this one of the most powerful training sessions that I have experienced in my 13 years in the training and development field. I was able to take the content and immediately put it to use, creating a dynamic of self-awareness for all of the project participants that typically is not found in a regular classroom setting”.
Susan Mitnick, Senior Director, Sales Training, cbeyond