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This introductory 2hours workshop demonstrates why Action Learning is so powerful and how Action Learning develops leadership skills while solving real workplace problems. This program gives participants hands-on experience that helps them understand why Action Learning has emerged as a preferred approach to leadership and organizational development.

Participants will learn the concepts of Action Learning coaching and will experience the process of Action Learning first hand.

This program is an ideal way to introduce the concepts of Action Learning Coaching to organizational leaders by demonstrating the process and provide for some hands-on experience with the Action Learning process.

If your organization likes the idea of Action Learning but isn't sure what it would look and feel like, this is the program for you!

seminar infomation
Time October 27, 2011 / 12:00-14:00
Venue Tokyo American Club (Tokyo, Japan)
Fee JPY 5,700 (including lunch)

■This program is for

Executives and line managers who want to learn more about Action Learning
Action Learning project managers
OD professionals
Potential coaches
Organizational champions
Anyone who wants to learn more about the fundamentals of Action Learning

■Participants learn

Fundamentals of Action Learning
How Action Learning dramatically improves the performance of teams, individuals and organizations

Dr. Michael Marquardt

Michael Marquardt is a Professor of Human Resource Development and International Affairs at George Washington University. In addition to being the Chairman of the WIAL Board of Directors, he is WIAL's president, and is responsible for overseeing the worldwide development of Action Learning programs and coaching certification.
Dr. Marquart has held a number of senior management, training and marketing positions with organizations such as Grolier, American Society for Training and Development, Association Management Inc., Overseas Education Fund, TradeTec, and U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Dr. Marquardt has introduced Action Learning to thousands of leaders and hundreds of organizations around the world since 1995, including Marriott, DuPont, Alcoa, Boeing, Caterpillar, United Nations Development Program, US Department of Agriculture, IBM, Nokia, Constellation, Samsung, Hong Kong Transit and Siemens as well as the government agencies in Singapore, Mauritius, Japan, Canada, Qatar, China, Korea, and Brazil.
Dr. Marquardt's achievements and leadership have been recognized though numerous awards including the International Practitioner of the Year Award from the American Society for Training and Development. He presently serves as a senior advisor for the United Nations Staff College in the areas of policy, technology, and learning systems. He is a Fellow of the National Academy for Human Resource Development and a co-founder of the Asian Learning Organization Network. The International Management Centre at Oxford, England recently awarded Dr. Marquart an honorary Ph.D. for his work and writings in the field of Action Learning.
Dr. Marquardt also served as the Editor of the UNESCO Encyclopedia volume on Human Resources. He has been a keynote speaker at international conferences in Australia, Japan, England, Philippines, Malaysia, South Africa, Sweden, Singapore, and India, as well as throughout North America.
Dr. Marquardt received his doctorate in Human Resource Development from George Washington University and his Masters and Bachelor Degrees from Maryknoll College. Dr. Marquardt has also done graduate work at Harvard, Columbia and the University of Virginia.
Dr. Marquardt is the author of 22 books and more than 100 professional articles in the fields of leadership, learning, globalization and organizational change including:

  • Marquardt, M., Ng, S.S., and Goldson, H. (2010). Team Development via Action Learning. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12(2),241-259.
  • Marquardt, M. and Banks, S. (2010). Theory to Practice: Action Learning. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12(2), 159-162.
  • Marquardt, M. (2009). Action Learning for Higher Education Institutions. Kuala Lumpur: AKEPT Press.
  • Marquardt, M. and Ceriani, A. (2009) Action Learning: Principi, Metodo, Casi (2009). Milano: FrancoAngeli.
  • Marquardt, M., H. Skipton Leonard, Arthur M. Freedman, Claudia C. Hill. Action Learning for Developing Leaders and Organizations: Principles, Strategies, and Cases. New York: Harcourt & Brace, 2009
  • Marquardt, Michael J. and Loan, P. (2006). Manager as Mentor. Westport, CT: Praeger Press.
  • Marquardt, M. "Leading with Questions.” Leadership Excellence, 2006
  • Marquardt, M. "Action Learning." In Experiential Handbook (Mel Silverman, ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006
  • Marquardt, M. Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask.
    San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006
  • Marquardt, M. Optimizing the Power of Action Learning.
    Palo Alto: Davies-Black Press, 2004. (Also translated and published in Japanese, Thai, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, and Korean)
    Selected as Book of the Year by the Academy of HRD
  • Marquardt, M. “Harnessing the Power of Action Learning.” Training and Development, 8 (6), 26-32, 2004
  • Marquardt M. “Developing Global Leaders via Action Learning Programs: A Case Study at Boeing.” Thai Journal of Public Administration, vol. 3, no. 3, 133-157, 2009.
  • Marquardt, M. “Learning to Think and Lead Globally at Boeing - Developing Global Leaders via Action Learning Programs.” Proceedings of the Academy of HRD, Minneapolis, 2003.
  • Marquardt, M. "Action Learning" in Performance Intervention Maps. Alexandria: ASTD Press, 2001
  • Marquardt, M. "Action Learning: The Cornerstone for Building a Learning Organization" in Fuhrungsstarke oder Charisma. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Press, 2001
  • Marquardt, M. "Action Learning and Leadership." The Learning Organization, vol.7, no. 5, 233-240, 2000.
  • Marquardt, M. "Action Learning." in The Resource Guide to Performance Interventions. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.
  • Marquardt, M. “Action Learning in Action: Transforming Problems and People for World-Class Organizational Learning”. Palo Alto: Davies-Black Press, 1999
  • Marquardt, M. "Using Action Learning with Multicultural Groups." Performance Improvement Quarterly. Vol. 11, No. 1, 112-127, 1998.

What people are saying about Action Learning:

Peter Fargo, special assistant to the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science, EPA

"Action Learning has played an important role in helping the Emerging Leaders Network of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to grow into what it is today. Both in terms of our internal organization and external programs, the World Institute for Action Learning has served as an excellent partner and resource."

Larry Washington, VP, Human Resources, Dow Chemical

“In today’s fast-paced, highly competitive business world, having knowledgeable leaders at every level is our only true competitive advantage. We have found that Action Learning is the best way to align and motivate our organization to leverage that knowledge for competitive advantage.”

Gerald van Schaik, former Chairman of Executive Board, Heineken

“Real progress in business is achieved only by corporations and individuals trying out creative ideas and making them work, by pooling talent, and most of all, by learning while doing. Action Learning is the vehicle for achieving this.”

Peter Pribilla, Corporate Human Resources, Siemens

“Building teams has become a key goal and achievement of Action Learning at Siemens. Action Learning has helped the company maximize the entrepreneurial spirit and enhance team player qualities such as cooperation and free exchange of ideas. The quality of teams has resulted in more innovative ways of finding new solutions for customer requirements.”

Doug Park, Director, Microsoft Xbox Support

“In two hours, I accomplished more through the action learning process than I would have achieved in six months.”

Marc Spiotta, Incubation Sales Manager, Microsoft Mobility Business

“I am privileged to have had an opportunity to bring a business challenge to the group - it was a super valuable exercise for me, and certainly beneficial to my business. This was far and away the most valuable EXPO event in my 3 years of participation in the program- GREAT JOB on all fronts.”

Benny Madrid, Marketing Development Manager, Microsoft

“[the Action Learning program] was a great learning experience and the fact that we worked on a current business challenge made it even more valuable. I am taking some concrete actions as a result of this experience...”

Dan Grady, Premier Field Engineering Director, Microsoft

"Last week was one of the best leadership development experiences I’ve been a part of at Microsoft; you and the team should be proud of what you put together and the results!”

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