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Action Learning Certificate

Discover a new way to improve performance.

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Learn how your own actions and experiences can enhance your performance. Action learning involves gathering together a small group of people to solve real challenges in the workplace such as organizational change, strategic planning, employee development, and leadership coaching. Explore how the six essential elements for successful action learning can aide you and your organization to successfully learn, adapt, and innovate.

  • Face-to-Face2 days
  • On-SiteFlexible dates & duration

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Action learning is a powerful management tool that can transform the way you and your organization use learning to solve problems and develop employees. This process helps participants understand how their own actions and experiences can improve their performance and demonstrates why action learning is effective in solving problems, building teams, developing leaders, and creating learning organizations.

Discover how to deliver successful action learning programs, explore the steps and processes of action learning, and practice coaching action learning groups. Learners will participate in four demo sessions throughout the program. ATD offers the Action Learning Certificate program in partnership with the World Institute for Action Learning. This workshop may be used as the foundation course for the WIAL Action Learning Certification.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Learn how to use action learning as a tool for problem solving and leadership development.
  • Develop an action plan for using action learning in your organization.
  • Understand and apply the responsibilities of an action learning coach.

What to Expect:

  • Pre-Work: Get the most out of your program. Come prepared to discuss a real-world example.
  • Supplemental Resources: This program includes tools and templates to help you apply what you learned on the job.

Find Out More:

  • Read the blog on action learning from expert facilitator, Michael Marquardt, to learn more about this unique and rapidly growing problem-solving methodology. 
  • Bea Carson, Action Learning Certificate facilitator, blogs on How to Be a Catalyst for Transformation using action learning coaching techniques.
  • Find out why facilitator Bea Carson values the Action Learning program:

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

After this program, you will be able to:
  • Understand why and demonstrate how action learning is effective in solving problems, building teams, developing leaders, and creating learning organizations.
  • Apply the six elements and two ground rules of action learning, including the questioning and reflection process of action learning.
  • Lead and facilitate an action learning group as an action learning coach.
  • Introduce action learning into your organization, or as part of your consulting practice.
  • Describe the role of an action learning coach.
  • Implement a resource guide for an action learning coach to use while conducting action learning sessions.



  • Topic 1 - Action Learning Overview and Demo
  • Topic 2 - The Six Components of Action Learning
  • Topic 3 - Stages in an Action Learning Program
  • Topic 4 - Coaching Basics
  • Topic 5 - Learning Development
  • Topic 6 - Action Learning Benefits
  • Topic 7 - Next Steps
Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for learning and development professionals who are involved in:
  • leadership development
  • executive coaching
  • team building and facilitation
  • project management
  • organizational change and development
  • strategic planning
  • implementing action learning programs and projects.
ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.
Credits & Attendance

Credits & Attendance

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program. Learn More

CPLP© Recertification Points

This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points. Learn more at

HRCI Recertification Credits

This program has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

SHRM Recertification Credits

This program is valid for 14 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Attendance Policy

Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and 1.4 CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

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