WIAL SALCEither CALC or PALC who have a strong desire to teach others to be Action Learning Coaches can consider to achieve the Senior Action Learning Coach (SALC) level. SALC are expected not only to coach Action Learning teams but also to frequently develop an affiliate or a chapter to an affiliate in a given region.



  • The CALC or PALC status in good standing;
  • At least a hundred hours of documented Action Learning coaching experience spanning a minimum of 2 years;
  • Co-leading with MALC the Foundations, CALC (CALC1 and CALC2) workshops;
  • At least one longer-term project that spans weeks or even months;
  • Ability to give participants feedback related to their skills as an Action Learning Coach;
  • Ability to use and explain the certification instrument for purpose of critiquing the participants.

Target Audiences

This level is designed for:

  • Coaches who are en route to MALC;
  • Coaches who want to achieve higher certification level than CALC.

Learning Outcome

Throughout the application for SALC, the coach should have:

  • Experience and reflections on the appreciation of Action Learning when coaching the teams;
  • Experience and reflections during and after co-leading with a MALC the Foundations, CALC (CALC1 and CALC2) workshops.

What's Next

After achieving the SALC qualification, you will:

  • be qualified to coach Action Learning teams within organisations;
  • be capable of managing Action Learning coaching workshops;
  • be authorised to lead the WIAL FoundationsCALC (CALC1 and CALC2) workshops;
  • be authorised to mentor CALCs and PALCs;
  • 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 SALC

Participate in FoundationsYes
Participate in CALC (CALC1 and CALC2)Yes
WIAL TalkNot Required
Project1 long-term project; minimum 4 sessions over several weeks
Minimum Hours Experience100 (50 coaching)
Lead FoundationsYes
Lead CALC (CALC1 and CALC2)Yes
Application Form

Summary of WIAL Certification Renewal Requirements for SALC

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

Authorisations of Activities on behalf of WIAL for SALC

Coach Action LearningYes
Lead FoundationsYes
Lead CALCYes
Mentor CALCs and PALCsYes
Mentor SALCsNo