Management Education and Development through Action Learning (MEDAL)
The client was looking to develop 18 participants into a leadership role; all were currently in middle-manager roles in a publishing and information services company with 3-5 years’ experience but little direct management training.
Application of the learning back in the classroom was key as the relationship between the senior managers needed strengthening.
The MEDAL (Management Education and Development through Action Learning) programme combined interactive management workshops with small “virtual” group research projects, learning sets, guided reading and individual action learning questions (ALQs) which use real-life situations and questions, to then learn and apply solutions in the workplace.
The course included three residential modules six weeks apart, addressing their personal action learning questions in the workplace in the intervening periods. Learners took responsibility for their own learning, both through active participation in their action learning sets and through preparing and delivering a session with others in the group on a relevant topic, theory or concept supplied by the tutors.
This programme was designed and run in the early days of blended learning. Participant were sent CD’s to watch with an assignment to do. Materials to read and they had to research and prepare a presentation, sometimes on their own, sometimes in a group. The style of this programme would now be a Flipped learning approach see a wiki definition
Hours of learning
Self guided online modules
What they thought:
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