2016 Learning for Change and Innovation

7-9 November 2016 - Adelaide, South Australia

After the successful Conferences in 2013, 2014 and 2015, the Global Centre for Work-Applied Learning (GCWAL) jointly organised and hosted the 2016 Learning for Change and Innovation World Congress in Adelaide with the Action Learning Action Research Association Inc (ALARA). ALARA has been organizing Action Learning and Action Research World Congresses for many years both in Australia and overseas (the latest being in South Africa in November 2015).

The 2016 World Congress will incorporate the ALARA 2016 Australasian Conference and bring together the distinctiveness of both GCWAL and ALARA in Action Learning and Action Research. It also extends GCWAL’s theme of Learning for Change in the workplace to Learning for Change in Education, Health and Communities.

CONFERENCE THEME

Join like-minded Congress participants in the areas of Work-Applied Learning and Learning in Education, Local and International Communities and the Health Sector, using Action Learning and Action Research which will be beneficial to executives, professionals, community leaders and academics.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

Join like-minded Congress participants in the areas of Work-Applied Learning and Learning in Education, Local and International Communities and the Health Sector, using Action Learning and Action Research which will be beneficial to executives, professionals, community leaders and academics.

CONFERENCE PROCESS

The 2016 World Congress will involve presentations and group discussions, providing participants with the opportunity to reflect on their own research, practices and organizational projects/programs with the concepts and practices introduced. The number of participants will be restricted to 180 to ensure maximum benefits for all who attend.

To find out more.

Download Brochure

Congress Organisers

The Global Centre for Work-Applied Learning (GCWAL) aims to bring together practitioners, scholars and organizations committed to Work-Applied Learning (WAL) and related areas in Australia and around the world. These collaborations result in industry based research and consultancy projects, all of which will contribute to knowledge and the practice of WAL globally.

Action Learning, Action Research Association Inc (ALARA) was formed in 1991 (as Action Learning Action Research and Process Management Association). ALARA established itself as the world’s earliest action research professional  association. It was the first to mount World Congresses for this field, bringing together theorists and practitioners with novices, innovators and managers. Renamed ALARA in 2007, the association has now held 8 World Congresses in Australian and International settings, 20 Australasian conferences, and local workshops and seminars for members and their networks.

Congress Supporters

The Australian Institute of Business (AIB) is a 21 year old Business School offering degrees and undertaking research in business and management nationally and globally. AIB was the first and still is the only private institution in Australia to be Government approved to confer the full suite of business and management degrees from BBA to PhD. The institute is led by highly qualified and experienced academics and practitioners who are determined to maintain close links between business theories and cutting edge business practices. AIB is ‘The Practical Business School’, committed to delivering programs which are work-applied, accelerated, flexible, accessible, affordable and fully accredited.

Leeds Trinity University

In fewer than 50 years, Leeds Trinity University has transformed itself from two small Catholic teacher training colleges to an acclaimed university with an excellent track record for launching the careers of its students. We were one of the first universities to include compulsory professional work placements with every degree, and we now work closely with over 2,000 businesses who offer our students placements that are relevant to their degrees. The results speak for themselves, with 95% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating.

Work-Applied Learning (WAL) incorporates the features of Work Based Learning (WBL) and is grounded in a fused Action Research method and Action Learning process (ARAL). It is the addition of the ARAL approach which leads to not only individual learning by the managers and team learning, but also organizational learning, knowledge management and change, as managers and their teams, plan, act, observe, reflect, evaluate and validate their work based projects through the action research cycles of WAL.

Emeritus Professor Selva Abraham
Chairman of the Global Centre for Work-Applied Learning

Work-Applied Learning Series

2 New Books Launched at the 2016 Congress

GCWAL launched two new books at the GCWAL and ALARA  Learning for Change and Innovation World Congress, which was held in November 2016 in Adelaide South Australia.

Read More

Contact GCWAL

Learn more about Work-Applied Learning (WAL) certification, consultancy and other services

© Copyright GCWAL 2017. All rights reserved Website designed, developed by The Digital Embassy | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy