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.


WIAL Certification Path

Summary of WIAL Certification Requirements

Participate in FoundationsYesYesYesYes
Participate in CALC (CALC1 and CALC2)YesYesYesYes
WIAL TalkMinimum 5 ScenariosNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
ProjectMinimum two 90-minute sessions at least one getting to solution1 long-term project; minimum 4 sessions over several weeks1 long-term project; minimum 4 sessions over several weeksPublished and spoke as an Action Learning expert
Minimum Hours ExperienceNil100 (50 coaching)100 (50 coaching)500
Lead FoundationsNoYesYesYes
Lead CALC (CALC1 and CALC2)NoNoYesYes
Sample PaperApplication FormApplication FormApplication Form

Summary of WIAL Certification Renewal Requirements

Submit Proof of Action Learning HoursYesYesYesYes
Attend at least 1 WIAL Sanction EventYesYesYesYes
Lead at least 1 Foundations or CALCNoNoYesYes
Successfully Mentor a CALCNoNoYesYes
Publish or PresentNoNoNoYes
Renewal FormRenewal FormRenewal FormRenewal Form

Authorisations of Activities on behalf of WIAL

Coach Action LearningYesYesYesYes
Lead FoundationsNoYesYesYes
Lead CALCNoNoYesYes
Mentor CALCs and PALCsNoNoYesYes
Mentor SALCsNoNoNoYes