Action learning is a practical and high-impact way to enhance staff development within an organization. With action learning, participants are invited to own their learning experience by weaving personal experience, individual professional needs, and developmental training into a concentrated focus. In Extension, it is vital to offer tangible learning experiences that can be easily applied to one's position in real time while also building competence for future work, and action learning appeases this need. This article describes action learning in practice within an Extension program and details the necessary components to effectively execute an action learning project.
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Shanahan, A. (2018). Take Action with Action Learning: A Valuable Practice for Navigating Change. The Journal of Extension, 56(4), Article 4. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.56.04.04