GCWAL hosted the 2017 ‘WAL for Change Conference in Adelaide, Australia from 27-28 November 2017.View past conference details
Welcome to the Global Centre for Work-Applied Learning
The Global Centre for Work-Applied Learning (GCWAL) is an independent research and consultancy centre that works with organisations and communities to build continuing positive change and increased managerial effectiveness using Work-Applied Learning (WAL).
GCWAL is committed to contributing to knowledge and improved practices of WAL including Work-Based Learning (WBL) and disseminating this pioneering knowledge globally.
Work-Applied Learning (WAL)
Work-Applied Learning (WAL) is an effective, practical process of team-focused learning, relevant to the immediate workplace or community setting, and designed to promote innovation, continuous improvement and effect continuing positive change in those settings.
The WAL process is an extension of the Work-Based Learning (WBL) approach. Whereas WBL is focused on individual and team learning to create and apply knowledge in their workplace, WAL focuses on organisational learning as well as individual and team learning. This has a flow on effect improving the manager’s contribution to their immediate team and also wider organisation.
WAL Research uses the methods of Action Research, Action Learning, Reflective Practice and Case Research. The GCWAL team supervise and collaborate in research undertaken by organisations and expert individuals in areas related to WAL.
The WAL Consultancy portfolio comprises Work-Applied Learning (WAL) for Organisational Change, WAL Change Programme, Work-Based Management Learning (WBML) Programme, and Professional Development Programmes. The outcomes are innovation and continuous improvement in projects and knowledge creation while building an enhanced organisational culture.
Each year, GCWAL hosts an innovative Work-Applied Learning for Change event in collaboration with Higher Education Institutions (e.g. the Australian Institute of Business, Middlesex University – Institute of Work-Based Learning), private, public and community organisations (such as the Action Learning, Action Research Association Inc. - ALARA).
April 24, 2018
Category: WAL Consultancy
The Innovative Change Practitioner programme is an integrated Action Research and Action Learning (ARAL) approach which enables leaders and…
December 20, 2017
Category: WAL Publications
The Journal of Applied Management provides an authoritative source of Work-Applied management research findings for both academics…
November 29, 2017
Category: Event | Event
GCWAL hosted the 2017 ‘WAL for Change Conference in Adelaide, Australia from 27-28 November 2017. CONFERENCE THEME In this conference, Work-Applied…
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