The World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL), as the unique brand of Action Learning, is founded by the father of Action Learning, Dr. Michael Marquardt, to be an international non-profit organisation dedicated to the growth and advancement of Action Learning in government, public and private sector organisations. WIAL UK is one of the international affiliates supporting WIAL to contribute to the communities of Action Learning in the United Kingdom.
As the only certifying body for Action Learning, WIAL provides training and certification courses and sponsors Action Learning forums in the United States, Europe and Asia.
In 1995, WIAL co-founder Michael Marquardt met Reg Revans, widely recognised as the father of Action Learning. The two men began a dialogue that led to the development of the WIAL model of Action Learning, which focuses on continual learning. After years of testing, research, and refinement, the model took final form in the two ground rules and six components of Action Learning.
WIAL's Action Learning approach has elevated the performance of hundreds of organisations worldwide; the organisations include, but are not limited to, Microsoft, Caterpillar, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boeing, Samsung, LG Electronics, Alcoa, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Hong Kong Transit, Goodrich, National Institutes of Health, Singapore Airlines, IBM, Nokia, Constellation Energy, Siemens, POSCO, International Labour Organization, McKay Foundation, and SulAmérica. Many universities around the world have incorporated the WIAL model into their curricula and learning methodology.
WIAL UK is one of the international affiliates of WIAL. We support the vision and strategy of WIAL, promotes Action Learning and contribute to the communities of practice in the United Kingdom through forums, certification programs and workshops, professional coaching, research, thought leadership, action learning recognition for individuals and organisations, publications and other initiatives.