WIAL-USA and Global Action Learning Conference- Leading and Sustaining Change through Action Learning

Arlington, Virginia
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
WIAL-USA and Global Action Learning Conference- Leading and Sustaining Change through Action Learning
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 8:00 AM -
Friday, October 30, 2015 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Capital Conference Center
3601 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22201
United States

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MESSAGE from the Chair      

Welcome to the 2015
WIAL-USA National and Global Conference! 

October 28-30, 2015 

Dear Colleagues,

I’m pleased to welcome you to the
2015 WIAL-USA National and Global Conference in the Washington DC metro area!   This year, the theme of our international conference is “Leading and Sustaining Change through Action Learning.”  This is no small task and it is certainly one in which the action learning community is actively involved. Action learning has found its place in organizations as a leading methodology to create innovative solutions to complex organizational problems.

Action learning is also finding itself as a methodology to do so much more, to include:

  • Developing leaders and teams;      
  • Creating sustainable competitive strategic  organizations;  
  • Successfully navigating organizational change;  
  • Developing innovative teams;  
  • Establishing cultural norms for organizational performance,  
  • and Coaching teams. 

Organizations are experiencing rapid changes in technology, communication, social expectations, the need to innovate faster and better, knowledge management, generational changes, and the need for cutting edge leadership development that goes beyond the classroom and is focused on real contextual organizational issues. This is not limited to private industry. Our colleagues in government departments and agencies are also reacting to these internal and external forces, and in the best case, proactively changing to meet organizational performance criteria. The role of the action learning coach who has diverse organizational development perspectives is becoming more and more important to help individuals, teams and organizations achieve the levels of performance needed in today’s changing market.

Our action learning community is indeed fortunate to have professionals in the consulting, organizational development, executive coaching, human resources and academic fields in both private and public practice. Our community helps to create the conditions for innovation, organizational change, creating cultures of performance and solving complex organizational challenges. This year, you will hear from our national and international community on how they are engaging with organizations to create team and organizational performance.   

I invite you to participate in this year's conference by bringing your expertise and experience as a presenter and as a participant. If you’re new to action learning and what it can offer you and your organization, or how it can enhance your OD skills, I know you’ll find the conference and workshops beneficial. I look forward to seeing you in October and to participating in the conversation.

All the best, 


Andrew Rahaman, Ed.D



Contact Information

  • WIAL-USA Team
    Phone: (703) 842-1818
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