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What Are Authenticity Circles Peer Learning Groups?
Leveraging the Power of Peers(sm)
Authenticity Circles is based on the overall Action Learning process, founded by Reginald Revans.
Action Learning: Some Definitions
"Definition" from Original Developer of Action Learning, Reginald Revans
Revans did not offer a definitive statement of Action Learning. He explains that "it is more than tricky and time-consuming to communicate an idea by word and by argument when the central quality of that idea is that verbal exchanges are themselves extremely poor at communication." Revans added that "It may, in essence, be no more than learning by doing, but it is learning by posing fresh questions rather than copying what others have already shown to be useful ...."
Definition from the Canadian Chapter of
what they are doing and in their changed interpretations
of their past experiences."
-- Reginald Revans, original developer of Action Learning
Our firm believes that the strongest outcomes from the Action Learning and coaching processes is hardly ever mentioned at all! That outcome is authenticity. We believe that authenticity is critical for the long-term success of any form of human development. To us, authenticity means wholehearted participation, that is, to participate:
Members of our firm believe that without practice, there is no knowledge. We realize that Action Learning is doing -- and learning at the same time. Consequently, our firms work to ensure that our Authenticity Circles peer coaching group process always keeps focus on participants getting things done and learning from those actions.
While problem solving is certainly a major application of the Action Learning process, it is not the only application. The process can be used in a wide variety of other applications that are too often ignored in Action Learning literature, for example:
Our Authenticity Circles can be customized for a wide range of applications.
It helps to review others' points of view about Action Learning. The following links are to additional descriptions of Action Learning posed by other writers and practitioners.
-- Krystyna Weinstein, in "Action Learning: A Practical Guide"
shortsighted leaders and quick-witted experts."
-- Reginald Revans, founder of Action Learning
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