Action Learning: Solving Problems and Developing Leaders in Real Time
Location: Tysons, VA
Speaker: Chuck Appleby, Ph.D.
1.5 HRCI Credits PENDING
DATE: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Registration and Networking, and Breakfast: 7:30am – 8:00am
Program: 8:00am - 10:00am
LOCATION: Gannett/USA Today Building, First Amendment Dining Room - 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22107 - Please park on level P2 (follow signs to Event parking)
Fees (if you register by 7/19/2012):
Fees (if you register by 7/24/2012):
Transition Member (limited to 5 per event): FREE
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Action Learning solves problems and develops leaders simultaneously. A demonstration will be given and then a real world problem solved (from the live group). Action Learning employs simple rules that cause participants to think critically and work collaboratively. In addition, the group’s coach, the Action Learning coach, assists group members to reflect, not only on problem solving, but on the quality of their group functioning and leadership skills. In essence, Action Learning participants become effective leaders as they solve difficult problems. Action Learning helps organizations:
- Deepen participants’ confidence in their leadership and team participation skills,
- Become more strategic in their goal setting, and
- Take action to solve problems at all levels in the organization.
Action Learning helps teams:
- Establish effective, mutually respectful working relationships with co-workers at all organizational levels,
- Develop competence among individuals and teams in problem-solving and decision-making,
- Enhance their capacity to reflect on and learn from their collective experiences, and
- Increase competence in preparing and presenting team recommendations to executive management concerning urgent organizational issues.
Action Learning helps individuals:
- Apply Action Learning methods to their organizational challenges,
- Enhance their capacity to reflect on and learn from their individual experiences,
- Develop an awareness of how their implicit assumptions, beliefs, attitudes, preferences, and organizational interests influence their thinking, decisions and actions, and
- Increase competence in preparing and presenting recommendations to executive management concerning urgent organizational issues.
By the conclusion of the session, a participant will be able to:
- Clearly define a challenge so that it is solvable,
- Formulate trust within a team,
- Demonstrate a leadership role, and
- Offer tangible solutions in real time to a pressing problem.
HRCI Credits: This event is pending approval for 1.5 credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).
Chuck Appleby is a leadership and organization development consultant with over 30 years of management, consulting, and coaching experience in government, industry, and non-profits.
He is the founder of the Great Enterprises Consortium, an alliance of independent consultants who are dedicated to creating great workplaces. He is also a founding member of the World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL).
He has served as an examiner for the President's Quality Award and the Virginia quality award known as the U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Award.
He is an Adjunct Faculty member in Human and Organization Learning Program at The George Washington University.
More information can be found at http://www.applebyandassociates.com/bio/