Action Learning Takes Root in the Caribbean

Action Learning Takes Root in the Caribbean

“This is not only for business problems,” remarked a participant at WIAL Caribbean’s CALC2 workshop today after seeing how the process helped someone shift perspective to resolve a personal dilemma.

WIAL Caribbean’s first series of workshops for Certification of Action Learning Coaches concluded in Antigua last week amidst high praise from all participants. Participants were drawn from private and public sectors and included business owners and independent consultants representing the following seven countries:
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts-Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago.

Other comments from participants include: “Action Learning unlocks possibilities” “A powerful tool for breakthrough thinking, problem-solving and leadership development” “A process that has been successfully proven to work – a practical and refreshing approach to problem-solving” “Action Learning has great value for personal development and organizational growth”

The three workshops led by Master Action Learning Coach, Dr. Michael Marquardt, were Foundations of Action Learning; Certification for Action Learning Coaches Part I and Certification for Action Learning Coaches Part II.

Participants of all three workshops expressed a commitment to transform themselves, their organizations, countries, and the Caribbean region. For the advanced workshops, WIAL Caribbean invited representatives of the local business community to bring in real life external problems which the groups processed through Action Learning while developing team effectiveness, leadership, and problem-solving skills.

It is the intention of WIAL Caribbean to be the known provider of Action Learning Coach Certification workshops across the Caribbean. WIAL Caribbean will also provide continuing support and updating opportunities for all its certified coaches and associates so that the practice of Action Learning, a process elegant in its simplicity, will continue to evolve into a powerful catalyst for transformation and innovation in all participating countries.

The next series of WIAL Caribbean will be held in Barbados during February 2016. Details may be found at www.wialcaribbean.org.

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