Leadership Development CoP Meeting: Action Learning for Leadership Development

  • 08 May 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • NOVA Community College Arlington Center Room 305 4600 North Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22203
  • 30


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Action Learning is a powerful tool and method that develops leaders and organizations in real time. In fact, Business Week (October 10, 2005) identified action learning as the latest and fastest growing organizational tool for leadership development.  At its core, action learning is the fundamental belief that we learn best by doing.  By taking actions and reflecting on the results, we are able to better understand how and why things work the way they do.  Taking this one step farther, action learning proposes we can learn from the insights and experiences of others as well. In this session, you will experience action learning as a tool, a philosophy, and powerful methodology that can transform the way you and your organization use learning to solve problems and develop your employees. Please bring an issue/challenge that you, your leaders, or your organization need to address, so you can to try out action learning and see its potential for solving real problems while promoting learning.


Neal Henderson, CSC, GPHR, SPHR Coach, Trainer, and Consultant

Founder of Front Row Performance Coaching LLC, Neal has extensive experience developing emerging leaders and helping organization grow and improve.

A Change Agent since the early 1990’s, Neal has extensive experience developing emerging leaders and managers, leading complex change efforts, and increasing human performance.  He has created winning organizations, from small offices to large regional organizations with locations on multiple continents, using a collaborative and relationship based approach, grounded in proven organizational development and leadership development practices and principles. Neal holds a Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management from the University of Maryland University College and a Masters in Organizational Development Knowledge Management from George Mason University.  He is as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR).  

Magdaline H. DeSousa, PMP, Instructional Designer, Action Learning Coach, Project Manager, C2  Technologies

Ms. DeSousa has more than eight years of experience in the fields of strategic communications and adult education, including technical and leadership training, development, and facilitation. She is proficient in all phases of Instructional Systems Design (ISD), including design, development, implementation, and evaluation of training for various government clients, both domestic and international. Ms. DeSousa has a Master of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Technical and Scientific Communications, both from James Madison University.


Networking: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Presentation: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Wrap up: 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM

New Location:

NOVA Community College Arlington Center

Room 305

4600 North Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22203

Metro stop: Ballston-MU Station (orange line) + 10 minute walk. Free parking is available. Please follow directions carefully.

From Glebe Road, turn onto Fairfax Drive heading west toward I-66, but do NOT enter the highway. Turn left at the first traffic light into the Holiday Inn covered guest registration area, bearing right immediately to follow the service road along the right side of the covered parking to the last garage entrance. Park in any of the numbered spots #1 to 32. 

Enter in the gray door at the end of the parking area, walk down the hallway several feet and turn left to take the elevators to the second floor.