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
‘Empowering people to learn for change’
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 Programmes portfolio comprises Work-Applied Learning (WAL) Change Programme, Work-Based Learning (WBL) Programme and Modular Programmes. The outcomes include introducing a change approach that enables leaders to drive innovation in their organisations, understanding the concepts and practices of Action Learning and Reflective Practice, and Work-Based Learning, integrating this learning into relevant projects in their organisations and improving performance through the identification of project, process and learning outcomes.
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…
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