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Doctor of Education (EdD)
The Talent Development and Organization Effectiveness group of the Beta Corporation, (pseudonym), introduced action learning (AL) as an enterprise solution in 2014. The group envisioned AL would become a key leadership development lever and assumed the business leaders would embrace the opportunities associated with AL; however, it was discovered that organic embracing of AL did not happen. A few of the reasons interfering with wider adoption were
a) Clarification of AL was difficult
b) Lack of understanding between key stakeholders
c) Undefined outcomes and measures
d) Delivered solely to an exclusive audience of senior leaders
e) Shortage of AL coaches
f) Inconsistent sponsorship
g) Reallocation of resources
In order to obtain the desired outcomes an implementation plan was developed to clarify roles, identify outcomes, and establish measurements to establish AL practices as a way of thinking and operating in the day-to-day work.
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Person-Scott, Sheila, "Increasing the Sustainability of Action Learning in the Beta Corporation" (2019). Education Dissertations and Projects. 279.