Before starting on this assignment make sure to go through the background materials carefully and go
through the main textbook readings. Also, reflect carefully upon your Module 1-3 Case Assignments and
think about some major areas that you would like to improve upon for your own leadership development
based on the self-assessments you have done so far in this class.
Once you have reviewed the background materials and gained a solid understanding about the main steps
and challenges of action learning, write a 4- to 5-page paper addressing the following questions:
Since this is your last Case Assignment for the class, start out this assignment by reflecting on what you
have found in your Module 1-3 Case Assignments. Based on your prior assignments and what you have
learned so far, what do you think are some of the main areas you and/or some of the coworkers that you
have written about should try to improve upon?
Now turn to Chapter 1 of Pedler and Abbot (2013) and pages 41-42 of Passmore (2011) where the
potential benefits of action learning is discussed. Based on your answer to Question 1 above and from
these two readings, what would you hope to improve upon using an action learning program? Do you think
action learning would help you improve in these areas? Explain your reasoning both with respect to the
readings and the areas for improvement in your leadership that you have identified so far in this class.
Go to the “Organizational Readiness for Action Learning” quiz on pages 43-44 of Pedler and Abbot (2013).
Fill it out and report your results. Overall what does the quiz say about your organization’s readiness to
engage in an action learning program? Do you agree with the results? What kind of challenges do you think
you would face in setting up an action learning program at your organization?
Finally, take a look at pages 37-38 of Passmore (2011) and Chapter 8 of Marquardt (2004), which give
step-by-step guidelines on setting up an action learning program. Based on your answers to Questions 1-3,
how would you design an action learning program in your workplace? Include in your answer what kind of
problem your set would work on, who you would include in your set, how often you think the group should
meet, and other relevant steps outlined in the required readings. Explain the reasoning for your choices
and what kind of outcomes you would hope to get out of this experience.
Follow the assignment instructions closely and follow all steps listed in the instructions
Stay focused on the precise assignment questions, don’t go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to
summarizing general background materials
List supporting references and cite sources in proper format
Use appropriate writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, and spelling).