We offer public certification workshops and an e-certification option for those who cannot attend or who wish to access immediate training. We also offer customized versions of the workshops for client organisations.

Action Inquiry (AI) & Global Leadership Profile (GLP)

Our Workshops are open to anyone interested in their own self-development and are a pre-requisite to certification for coaching and debriefing the GLP.


Our 2020 Calendar  

 We’re delighted to announce dates for our next London AI & GLP Workshop which will take place from 18th to 20th May 2020 at the Lensbury Club.  

We are also planning our next US event which will see us welcome delegates to the beautiful Connors Retreat Centre in Boston from Monday 19th October (pm) to Thursday 22nd October for 3.5 days together. 

Please contact Sarah for more information or fill in our new online booking form for our London event to take advantage of our early bird offer.  

Looking to join an Advanced Practitioner event? One of our partners, Amara Collaboration, is running an event in Helsinki in March. Please click here for more information.  








Bringing it all to life

At our workshops you will never be passively hearing somebody telling you how to do it right. Rather, you will be exercising active leadership, moving among peers in a community of inquiry, receiving direct feedback about your leadership impact, and collaboratively learning practical ways to:

Assess your current leadership action-logic

Assess your current leadership action-logic: your center-of-gravity, emergent, and fallback perspectives that guide your actions

Become conscious of and shift limiting habits

Become conscious of and shift some of the behavioural mental, and emotional habits that are currently limiting your effectiveness

Exercise your power

Exercise your power with greater flexibility in order to generate personal and organizational transformation

Develop collaborative practices

Develop collaborative practices that increase mindful, relational, and cultural intelligence in the wider organization

Build your capacity

Build your capacity to lead from the inside out

Participants on these programmes are international and come from all walks of life: commerce, manufacturing, financial services, information services, IT, consulting, academia and general education, and public services. This is what some of them have said …

I attended an AIA Action Logics seminar in March 2016. I can’t speak highly enough of the profes-sionalism of Bill, Nancy, and Elaine. Through their nuanced seminar, I was able to confirm my own action logic center of gravity and gain a sound understanding of how to evaluate others.

Joe D.

National Security Professional

It was an outstanding program, it really stretched my thinking which was exactly what I wanted. I left with both a sore head and what feels like a much bigger perspective. Thanks!

Nick Petrie

Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership

Train with leading industry scholars and facilitators, and receive personal and organizational-specific feedback. To date, I have not experienced such detailed and tailored attention on my own personal leadership style from a workshop. You’ll walk away with deep learning that will transform how you teach, guide, and work with others.

Crystal L. Dujowich, Ph.D.

Systemwide Director of Leadership Development, California State University

Certification Programme Lead Faculty

Bill Torbert: Yale/Harvard/Boston College Leadership Professor Emeritus, GLA Founding Director Emeritus, award-winning teacher

… internationally renowned consultant, and author of many books including Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership. Also co-author of “Seven Transformations of Leadership,” selected as one of the top ten Harvard Business Review leadership articles of all time

Elaine Herdman-Barker: GLA Founding Director & President, co-creator of the Global Leadership Profile and leading authority

… on assessing and supporting change in leadership action-logics. Elaine is a Lecturer at DeBaak Management Centrum in the Netherlands and consults extensively to organisations across multiple sectors, with a worldwide coaching practice, specializing in the develop¬ment of high potential leaders and senior executives.

Jane Allen: is an Associate of GLA, co-founder and Chair of the Amara Collaboration. Jane is an experienced international consultant and leadership coach

… working in public and private sectors. She provides advice and support for consultants working in the field of transformational organizational and leadership development with particular expertise and enthusiasm for the Global Leadership Profile, the practices of action inquiry and authentic leadership.

To book your place or to inquire about our certification programmes, please contact us

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For those unable to attend a public certification workshop we offer e-certification. This comprises 14 hours of face to face time with a senior GLA faculty member geared to suit your learning needs and adapted to support your client timetable.