Research indicates that a key success factor for Action Learning programs is having a trained Action Learning Coach at the helm. Increasingly, more and more organisations want their programs conducted by certified Action Learning coaches.
Professionals can enhance their career and value to their organisations with a certification in Action Learning from WIAL. There are four levels of certifications, each with increased education and requirements.
- Certified Action Learning Coach (CALC) can coach Action Learning sessions.
- Professional Action Learning Coach (PALC) has proven ability as a coach who can lead Foundations.
- Senior Action Learning Coach (SALC) is cleared to lead all WIAL programs.
- Master Action Learning Coach (MALC) is considered thought leaders in the Action Learning community.
Summary of WIAL Certification Requirements
|Participate in Foundations||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Participate in CALC (CALC1 and CALC2)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|WIAL Talk||Minimum 5 Scenarios||Not Required||Not Required||Not Required|
|Project||Minimum two 90-minute sessions at least one getting to solution||1 long-term project; minimum 4 sessions over several weeks||1 long-term project; minimum 4 sessions over several weeks||Published and spoke as an Action Learning expert|
|Minimum Hours Experience||Nil||100 (50 coaching)||100 (50 coaching)||500|
|Lead CALC (CALC1 and CALC2)||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Sample Paper||Application Form||Application Form||Application Form|
Summary of WIAL Certification Renewal Requirements
|Submit Proof of Action Learning Hours||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Attend at least 1 WIAL Sanction Event||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Lead at least 1 Foundations or CALC||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Successfully Mentor a CALC||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Publish or Present||No||No||No||Yes|
|Renewal Form||Renewal Form||Renewal Form||Renewal Form|