OUR UNIQUE METHODOLOGY: Action Reflection Learning
Action Reflection Learning (ARL) is a unique learning methodology based on powerful learning principles that make the developmental experiences both engaging and relevant. Importantly, the learning is highly applicable to the organizational context and is easily transferred into the day-to-day life of teams and leaders.
Once you have experienced ARL, training will never be the same because it means you learn while working on your real, current business challenges. That is why we say “We develop your leaders while they develop your business.”
TEN PRINCIPLES OF ARL
The learning principles are:
Learning is maximized when its contents are relevant to the participants. We make Just-in-time-learning interventions.
- Tacit Knowledge
Participants bring more knowledge than they imagine they have. We help them tap into that wisdom which is a product of their own experiences.
- Social Learning
Learning multiplies when we share and exchange challenges and results with others. We deliberately provide opportunities to do so.
When we understand ourselves, our interactions with others improve dramatically. We offer multiple exercises to gain insight and increase people’s self-understanding.
We need to pause in order to extract learning from our actions. Our interventions consistently include opportunities to pause and reflect
- Learning Facilitator
Learning is enhanced by experts in learning. Our certified Learning Coaches design and facilitate developmental sessions with high impact.
- Repetition and Reinforcement
Skills and behavioral changes need practice, and appreciative reinforcement. LIM Learning Coaches design interventions so participants can practice, get feedback and above all, feel supported in their personal learning journey.
- Uncovering mental models
To modify behaviors is the ultimate goal of learning. But to do so, we first need to identify our mental models and maps that keep us anchored. The ARL-based session design provides creative stimuli to challenge and shift our paradigms.
We are a combination of mind, body, feelings and spirit, and when all these aspects are addressed, we are able to express ourselves in a holistic and powerful manner. We create superlearning states by integrating all these dimensions into our sessions.
Understanding the interconnections of all stakeholders and all parts of a system allows us to expand our thinking and make better decisions. LIM Learning Coaches apply this principle in all our interventions.
Source: Rimanoczy, I., and Turner, E. Action Reflection Learning: Solving business problems by connecting learning with earning. Davies Black Publishing, 2008
Gentle Interventions for Team Coaching – Ernie Turner, 2013