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Learning Agility drives the performance engine over the long term.

About Action Learning

Action Learning is at the heart of what we do. It’s a powerful method for problem solving, team-building, organizational learning, and leadership development, a method of choice for global companies, government agencies, and nonprofit groups that want to improve quality, cut costs, create new products and services, and change the cultures of their organizations.

What is the concept behind Action Learning?
Action Learning is unique in that its primary objective is to open up fields of possibility through open questioning rather than find answers within established boundaries. This method takes into account that the pursuit of silver bullets – single, right answers – can stifle creativity, and block chances to look at old problems in new ways.

The power of Action Learning comes from real people resolving and taking action on real problems in real time and learning while doing so.

Action Learning Expertise

At Sage Ways, we have a certified pool of Action Learning program designers and coaches who can help you ensure your teams have the best learning experience while working on real-world business issues. We build impactful workshops ranging from half-day to multiple days enabling you to create the capability to change in your organizations.

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Download the free Designing Action Learning Programs: A Practitioner’s Checklist. We use this simple, but invaluable guide to design successful Action Learning programs.

What Clients Are Saying

“It’s the best process I have experienced for team learning and storming/forming quickly & effectively.”

“Our team was interested in obtaining a deeper understanding of the Action Learning process and SageWays came highly-recommended, proving to be extremely professional and knowledgeable. The two-day program was informative, interactive, and it provided our team with the skills to accomplish our goals.”

“They have a great approach for modeling the skills and mindset for Action Learning that supports program design and application.”

Action Learning Workshops

Action Learning workshops are customized to meet your needs and can run from a half-day to multiple days. Participants will develop core strengths for problem-solving including:

CURIOSITY. One of the keys to successful leadership is a person’s ability to ask effective questions and to create an environment where people feel safe to ask meaningful questions. The impact questions can have on creating effective solutions is profound.

CREATIVITY. The pursuit of silver bullets – single, right answers – can stifle creativity, and block chances to look at old problems in new ways. Develop the patience to percolate over information, so you and your team can effectively tap into creative sources to incubate ideas and create the “aha” moment.

COLLABORATION. Intact or cross-organization teams quickly become strongly bonded. A unique ability to learn as a team emerges, as participants develop clarity, deep communication, and committed collaboration around strategies.

Download the Action Learning workshop information overview.

Learn More

Watch the Action Learning video about this powerful method for problem solving.


Read these short articles about the inner workings of Action Learning and find out why it’s so effective.

The Spark of Insight

The Power of a Question

Contact us to learn more about our experience with Action Learning and how we can help your organization solve its most wicked problems.