The Action Learning Handbook

Author: Anne Brockbank
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134311125
Format: PDF
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Action learning is a continued process of learning and reflection with the support of a group of colleagues, working on real issues. The action learning method is increasingly used to bring innovation to many different fields of work. The principles of action learning can achieve improvement and transformation in a wide range of applications and disciplines, including professional training and educational contexts. This book is a comprehensive guide to action learning which maintains an accessible, practical focus throughout. It is packed with useful resources, including case studies and ideas for workshop sessions. Key topics covered include: * action learning in professional and educational settings * setting up, facilitating and evaluating an action learning programme * the roles and skills required to practice successfully * use of action learning in relation to the individual, the group and the organization * the role of reflection; and action learning theory. Newcomers to the area of action learning will find this an essential introduction which can be put to use straight away, while more experienced practitioners seeking a deeper understanding will value the thorough analysis of action learning theory.

Innovations in Public Leadership Development

Author: Ricardo S. Morse
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765624524
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Includes indepth discussions of specific approaches to learning methods such as action learning and social artistry, as well as presentations of leader development models such as transformational stewardship and global leadership.

Human Resource Development

Author: John P. Wilson
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749443528
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The book will provide both thought-provoking questions and stimulating answers to the key factors in HR development today." IT Training Human Resource Development is the ideal handbook for all professional trainers and provides core information needed by all professional students of this subject. This new second edition has been fully updated and revised, with the inclusion of three new chapters making this the most topical book in this field: *Design, Development and Application of E-learning; *Knowledge Management & Transfer; *Human & Intellectual Capital. Clearly structured with detailed sections covering each aspect of the training cycle, the book also includes sections on: *The Role of Learning Training and Development in Organisations *Learning and Competitive Strategy * The Identification of Learning, Training and Development Needs * The Planning and Designing of Learning, Training and Development *Delivering Learning, Training and Development *Assessment and Evaluation of Learning, Training and development *Managing the Human Resource Development Function Co-ordinated and edited by Dr John P. Wilson, individual contributors include Professor Geoff Chivers, Professor of Continuing Education, Sheffield University, Joan Keogh OBE and Colin Beard both senior lecturers, Sheffield Hallam University, Alan Cattall, University of Bradford plus many more leading academics in the field of Human Resource Development.

Action Learning

Author: Beaty, Liz (Head, Staff Development Unit, University of Coventry)
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135381224
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Action learning is a method of learning that takes place in a group - of colleagues or students. It is widely used in a wide number of educational fields, particularly where learning in groups is appropriate. Action learning is established in both higher education and in professional learning and training situations. First published in 1995, this is a guide to using action learning techniques successfully.;Written by two leading figures in the field, this revised edition retains the same practical guidebook approach to how action learning works. Key points include being a facilitator of action learning, and running workshops for a variety of situations, including higher education, organizational change and professional development.

Action Learning in Practice

Author: Mr Mike Pedler
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409486893
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Previous editions of Action Learning in Practice established this authoritative overview of action learning around the world. Over the last decade the move towards action-based organizational learning and development has accelerated, and action learning is now an established part of the education and development mainstream in large and small organizations. Fully revised and updated, this fourth edition covers the origins of action learning with Reg Revans' ideas, and looks at their development and application today. Action learning is self-directed learning through tackling business and work problems with the support of peers and colleagues. A professional and diverse workforce, attracted, influenced and developed in this way is more able to deal effectively with the growing complexity and pressures of working life. As the limits of conventional training and development become more obvious, leaders are increasingly attracted to action-based approaches to learning when seeking better outcomes and returns on investment.

Action Learning

Author: David L. Dotlich
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787903497
Format: PDF, Docs
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A Strategic Boot Camp for Leadership Development "David Dotlich has worked with top management of the best companies to deliver Action Learning programs for over fifteen years. His insights into how leaders develop and his experience as a coach and executive are captured in this excellent book." --Arnold Kanarick, executive president and chief human resources officer, The Limited Plug into a dynamic leadership development process custom made for today?s rapidly changing, technology-driven business environment. Unlike traditional classroom-style programs, Action Learning engages managers in emotionally intense, team-oriented experiences that directly address the immediate strategic needs of the organization. Here, authors Dotlich and Noel detail the many Action Learning sessions they?ve conducted at Shell, Ameritech, Citibank, and other leading corporations that have used Action Learning to quickly and successfully implement a variety of tactical and quantum change initiatives. Readers benefit from a clearly defined framework they can use to construct an Action Learning program of their own--a program that gives companies the power to re-create themselves by first re-creating their leaders.

Action Learning and its Applications

Author: R. Dilworth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230250742
Format: PDF, Docs
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This second volume of two discusses the employment of action learning in different contexts, including healthcare, education, government, military and the business world. Use of action learning in delivery of Future Search Conferences is addressed, as well as action learning in community and civil society and the future of action learning.

Facilitating Action Learning

Author: Mike Pedler
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335245986
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is a clear, concise and straightforward guide to a well-established approach to problem-solving and learning in groups that enables change.

Action Learning in Action

Author: Michael J. Marquardt
Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing
ISBN: 9780891061243
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Bringing together step-by-step guidance and the personal experience of frontline managers, this book shows how to create and implement action learning programmes in any organization. With solid advice and hands-on tools, it details the six elements of successful action learning programmes.

Action Learning for Managers

Author: Mike Pedler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351960946
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Action Learning for Managers is a clear, concise and straightforward guide to this well-established approach to problem solving and learning in groups that enables change in individuals, teams, organisations and systems. Through action learning people develop themselves and build the relationships that are the key to improving operations and bringing about innovations. With questionnaires, checklists, examples and practical advice, this little book includes everything you need to get started. Action learning is essentially a simple idea but one that requires thought, commitment and care to put into practice.