WIAL CALCBecoming a Certified Action Learning Coach (CALC) enhances professional skills, increases organisational vale and can lead you to career advancement. This certification program gives participants skills and experience they need to excel as Action Learning Coaches in a variety of challenging situations. After attending the Foundations of Action Learning Workshop, Participants will be required to attend two 2-day CALC Workshops: CALC1 and CALC2, and conduct several Action Learning sessions independently to gain experience from classes in order to get certified.


  • Completion of Foundations of Action Learning workshop
  • A reflection paper describing an Action Learning project that must reach at least the stage where the Action Learning team defines and develops for implementing solutions.

Target Audiences

This program is designed for:

  • Professionals who want to become certified Action Learning Coaches within their organisations;
  • Independent coaches and consultants who wish to become certified in Action Learning.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the CALC, the participants can have the understanding of:

  • How to ask questions that are aligned with the team's problem solving and team development stage;
  • How to handle dysfunctional team behaviour;
  • How to embed the Action Learning process successfully in the organisation;
  • How to sell and manage the Action Learning process within their organisation.

What's Next

After achieving the CALC qualification, you will:

  • be qualified to coach Action Learning teams within organisations;
  • be capable of managing Action Learning coaching workshops;
  • be authorised to use the WIAL brand in all marketing materials;
  • become a member of a large and growing community of Action Learning Coaches.

Summary of WIAL Certification Requirements for CALC

Participate in FoundationsYes
Participate in CALC (CALC1 and CALC2)Yes
WIAL TalkMinimum 5 Scenarios
ProjectMinimum two 90-minute sessions at least one getting to solution
Minimum Hours ExperienceNil
Lead FoundationsNo
Lead CALC (CALC1 and CALC2)No
Sample Paper

Summary of WIAL Certification Renewal Requirements for CALC

Submit Proof of Action Learning HoursYes
Attend at least 1 WIAL Sanction EventYes
Lead at least 1 Foundations or CALCNo
Successfully Mentor a CALCNo
Publish or PresentNo
Renewal Form

Authorisations of Activities on behalf of WIAL for CALC

Coach Action LearningYes
Lead FoundationsNo
Mentor CALCs and PALCsNo
Mentor SALCsNo