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IFAL Presents: Action Learning and the Learning-Driven Business

  • 3 Nov 2021
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Online in Zoom

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IFAL PRESENTS

How to Develop an Organizational Learning Ecosystem:
The Role and Implications for Action Learning

IFAL is pleased to present Alaa Garad, and Jeff Gold, authors of “The Learning-Driven Business. How to Develop an Organizational Learning Ecosystem” (2021).

Alaa is an Organizational Learning Specialist, author, Associate Professor at the University of Portsmouth Business School, Deputy Chair of the Human Capital Committee at the British Standards Institute, and Fellow at the Learning and Performance Institute. He is an award-winning executive with over 20 years of experience designing, leading and managing organizational development projects. Jeff is well known to IFAL members as an author of insightful books and as a frequent contributor to the journal, Action Learning: Research and Practice. He is Professor of Organisation Learning at York St. John University Business School and Leeds University Business School. Like Alaa, he has worked with many public, social and private sector organisations.

Jeff and Alaa will present their “Learning-Driven Organization Model” and the role Action Learning plays in developing an organization’s learning ecosystem. They believe that “learning could be an organization’s only sustainable competitive advantage.” Aligning research, theory and practice, Alaa and Jeff look at specific approaches and methods used by organizations to achieve this end, and how “learning by individuals, groups and teams become organizational learning.”

Action Learning has a role to play in this objective. They will discuss Action Learning Sets (Learning Circles) as well as an intriguing explication of what the authors call Positive Action Learning (PAL). Looking ahead, they address the importance of “Futures and Foresight Learning” and propose “the way forward” --a fascinating look into how Action Learning will stay relevant in the 21st century and be an integral part of the journey ahead.

We invite you to join us online via Zoom for a thought provoking presentation. Register above and a zoom link will be provided prior to the event.

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