• 12 maart 2018
  • 5-day comprehensive workshop (in English)
  • Hilversum (Netherlands)
  • €1.995,00 (all-inn)
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Certified Action Learning programs

Action Learning has been increasingly popular in Europe. If you are ready for a deeper understanding of Action Learning and considering becoming a certified coach this intensive training will take you to the next level. The sessions cover the essence, theory and practice of Action Learning in details.

Research indicates that a key success factor for Action Learning programs is having a trained Action Learning coach at the helm. Increasingly, more organizations want their programs conducted by Certified Action Learning coaches (CALC).

Professionals can enhance their careers and value to their organizations with a certification in Action Learning from WIAL NL, the only certifying body for Action Learning.

Certified Action Learning Coach 

This intensive program gives participants the skills and the experience they need to excel as team coaches in a variety of challenging situations. In addition, workshops use outside presenters from organizations needing real solutions. Participants will learn the concepts behind why Action Learning works, as well as have an opportunity to experience Action Learning as a participant and as a coach.

Every participant is required to take on the challenge of being an Action Learning coach for at least two sessions. A dedicated Senior Action Learning coach works with every Action Learning team to provide for an intensive and exceptionally rich feedback process for trainees when they take on the coaching role.

The program constitutes two modules required for certification in WIAL: Foundations and CALC (Certified Action Learning Coach).

Foundations of Action Learning Workshop

This Program is for:

  • Professionals who want to become certified Action Learning coaches within their organization
  • Independent coaches and consultants who wish to become certified in Action Learning

CALC training

CALC 1 focuses on advanced coaching methods. Content presentations and discussions address each of the following Action Learning team issues:

  • Developing complete problem statements including root issues and solution goals
  • Aligning questions with the stage of the problem solving process
  • Dealing with typical group dynamics issues that face problem solving teams

CALC 2 focuses on the organizational issues that must beaddressed to implement a successful Action Learning program. Content presentations and discussions address each of the following advanced Action Learning team issues:

  • Contracting issues
  • Putting together a program development team
  • Designing the program
  • Identifying problems for solution
  • Forming teams
  • Building and maintaining team morale and motivation
  • Maintaining senior management involvement and support
  • Fostering a culture of Action Learning in the organization

All CALC sessions are lead by a Master Action Learning Coach (MALC) or Senior Action Learning Coaches (SALC).

Certification Requirements

Practice Sessions (CALC1 & CALC2): Each participant will:

  1. Act as an Action Learning Team Coach once during in each workshop.
  2. If team sizes allow, participants will observe at least once. Observers, along with the session lead, will observe opportunities for interventions and give feedback on the effectiveness of the intervention made by the participant who is practicing and developing skills as an Action Learning Team Coach.


  1. Participants will complete a paper describing an Action Learning project where they are the primary interface for engaging the client.
  2. The paper may describe phases of the same project or different projects.

International Coach Federation (ICF) Continuing Coaching Education Credits (CCE)

  • Foundations of Action Learning is approved to offer 16 (13.25CC/2.75RD) Continuing Coach Education credits (CCE);
  • Certification for Action Learning Coaches (Part 1 & 2) is approved to ofer 32 (31.25CC/0.75RD) CCE towards certification in the International Coach Federation (in total 48 (44.5CC/3.5RD) CCE for the whole 5-day program.)

What Participants learn

  • How to ask questions that are aligned with the team’s problem solving and team development stage
  • How to handle dysfunctional team behavior
  • How to embed the Action Learning process successfully in the organization
  • How to sell and manage the Action Learning process within their organization

Certified Action Learning Coaches will

  • Be qualified to coach Action Learning teams within organizations
  • Be capable of managing Action Learning programs
  • Be authorized to use the WIAL brand in all marketing materials
  • Become a member of a large and growing community of Certified Action Learning Coaches (CALC)

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