Action Learning Presentation

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Brief primer on the Action Learning construct employed by General Electric with the :Work Out."

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    1. 1. Action Learning “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” - Goethe The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    2. 2. What is action learning? The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    3. 3. Core Tenets Training, learning and problem-solving - based on real work issues! Individual emotional, intellectual and physical development Higher performance through teamwork and camaraderie The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    4. 4. The concept emerges -Witnessed students discussing problems -Collaborative and reflective approach -Supportive colleagues -Breakthroughs based on deep questioning Professor Reg Revans -Cross-disciplinary skill sets -Brings concept to Welsh coal mines The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    5. 5. Necessary Components -Shared problem -Group of 4-8 people -Dynamic that supports learning -Skilled facilitator -Ability to implement ideas The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    6. 6. Necessary Attitudes -Willingness to listen -Desire to reflect -Non dogmatic approach -Desire to execute -Team orientation The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    7. 7. I think this is great! Let’s apply it to our next corporate meeting... Maybe call it a “work out”... The Action Learning Cycle The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    8. 8. Potential Benefits... On the job learning Leadership development Holistic rather than reductionist thinking Increased teamwork and group commitment Fostering of a work culture that can adapt to changes in the external environment The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    9. 9. Possible obstacles? -Reflection viewed as a luxury -Conflicting personalities -Competing agendas (resource conflict) -Lack of cultural fit -Learning not an organizational priority -Hierarchical roadblocks The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    10. 10. Potential Areas of Research -Employee engagement & satisfaction -Performance benchmarking - more business innovation? I think I just saw an innovation! The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    11. 11. “Action will remove the doubt that theory cannot solve.” - Pehyl Hsieh The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    12. 12. Thank you and... Happy learning! Marcus LaTour I’d welcome correspondence at: marcus_io_psychologist@yahoo.com The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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