Creating an Action Learning System
Arthur M. Freedman, MBA, Ph.D., MALC
Learning thru Action, LLC
Organizational leaders do not need to know how to coach action learning teams. But, leaders must know how to lead, plan, and manage complex action learning projects. That is, they must understand what goes into designing and operating action learning systems.
Leaders often authorize large action learning projects after they see and evaluate the value of an in-house pilot test where an action learning team develops a recommendation for a viable solution to a pressing, unprecedented, complex organizational problem. They see how flexible and adaptable action learning can be. They see how an action learning team enables team members to develop their leadership skills. Then, they can imagine where action learning teams can be deployed to yield maximum value to their organizations. They can imagine how action learning can add value in planning and initiating radical organizational change, augment large techno-structural organizational projects, and add depth and intensity to large-scale leadership development programs.
To mount a large, complex action learning project (three or more teams), organizational leaders must understand the interdependent elements of an infrastructure that they will oversee to assure that action learning projects have adequate and proper support. They must recognize that the larger the project the more complex the infrastructure must be.
Planning and Managing Complex Action Learning Projects is a new two-day workshop developed for Learning thru Action, LLC by Arthur M. Freedman. It is designed for organizational leaders, organizational change project managers, leadership development program directors, and others who have a stake in assuring that their large action learning projects have adequate support.
When: October 23-24, 2014
Where: National Education Association Headquarters, 1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC.
Registration Fee: $1,500.
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