Applications of Action Learning – A Practical Guide

Applications of Action Learning – A Practical Guide

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Applications of Action Learning - A Practical Guide George Boulden

  • Action Learning is the brain-child of Professor Reginald (Reg) Revans. Revans believed that management was a practical subject carried out by practical people in the real world of work, not an academic subject to be taught by University Professors who had no experience of the real world of work. Action learning uses the participant’s actual job to identify and satisfy real learning needs; the specific Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Behaviour appropriate to the situation. Unlike training It provides a ‘holistic’ framework through which all four aspects of our behavioural ‘package’ are objectively assessed by the facilitator and ‘comrades in adversity’ to help participants identify the things they need to change to be successful. These needs once identified are met through a development programme created and monitored with the help and support of the facilitator and colleagues in the set. This book;
    1. Explains the philosophy of Action Learning
    2. Describes the various models and their application.
    3. Provides an objective analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the various options
    4. Examines how Action Learning can help in today’s world to develop organisations and their people.
    5. Offers reference information for those who would like to learn more.
    Note. Whilst Reg’s focus for Action Learning was on management development this process is equally applicable to any personal or organisational development need. We hope you will find this book useful and are happy to help interested readers with further information or advice on specific programme design and management For more detail look at my Author Page on Amazon
  • ALA International Publishing
  • October 1, 2015
  • 64 pages

About the author:

George has been using Action Learning to empower managers and their organisations to be the best, for over thirty years. He has written numerous articles about his experiences and contributed to many books on the subject. In addition he has published a number of books about Action Learning and Personal Development through his company ALA International. In his latest book, 'Change; Become a Winner' he presents the philosophy of the Action learning 'Own Job' model as a vehicle for personal development.

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