Our WAL for Change Programmes have been developed for Corporations, Associations and Public Sector Organisations.
These Change Programmes enable change at an individual, team, and organisational level and are categorised as:
The Work-Based Learning change programmes are designed for emerging leaders and middle managers working with their teams while the Work-Applied Learning change programmes are designed for senior managers working with their departmental heads.
Our change programmes use the Work-Applied Learning (WAL) approach where GCWAL Advisors and Facilitators advise the leaders and managers of client organisations on how to develop their capabilities to solve their own problems. Thus, the GCWAL Advisors and Facilitators use the WAL formula to work with the leaders and managers in identifying their departmental or organisational problems and advising them to apply relevant knowledge to design, plan and implement a real life project with their colleagues or teams to achieve project, process and learning outcomes. This approach enables the leaders and managers to develop strategies to own the problem, diagnose and decide how best to design, plan and implement the solution, all with the guidance of the GCWAL Advisors and Facilitators.
Work-Based Learning Programmes
GCWAL’s Individual Change programme, as well as Manager and Team Change programmes use the Work-Based Learning approach grounded in Action Learning and/or Reflective Practice.
The Individual Change programme enables each individual to become work-ready in an authentic and engaging way. The individuals will plan and implement a Work Readiness project where they will learn how to take initiative and responsibility, build their confidence, solve problems, work with resources and people, communicate ideas and manage themselves more effectively.
In the Manager and Team Change programme, each leader and manager will identify a meaningful workplace issue, address this issue through a real-life work-based project that they undertake with their team using action learning, apply management and business concepts to the work-based project in the organisation, and critically analyse and engage in reflective thinking with their team on the work-based project and other interpersonal and inter-group experiences.
Careful thought, meditation and critical reflection about what the leaders and managers are faced with and what they might do, generally brings considerable benefit and richness to their actions. We use the term “critical reflection” to cover this ability to engage in careful thinking and finding insights about what has happened and what they have learned. GCWAL’s work-based learning programmes are designed to allow this to happen through its action learning and/or reflective practice processes.
Some of these programmes can be licensed to corporations, associations and public sector organisations for delivery to their employees, under a Programme Licensing agreement. In-house facilitators can be developed to deliver such programmes under this licensing agreement with GCWAL. These programmes can be customised if requested, to meet the needs of particular clients.
The Work Readiness for Change Programme is for individual change.