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Action Inquiry and Global Leadership Profile Workshops


Navigating Volatility & Complexity – Vertical Leadership Development Masterclass

Are you a Corporate Head of leadership development and coaching? Does the capacity of your leaders match the complexities they face? How has COVID19 affected the way leaders think and act and how might vertical development make a difference?

We’re delighted to invite you to our forthcoming webinar on Thursday 17th June at 08:00 PT for 1.5 hours, where we’ll explore the power of vertical development and how it might make a difference.

Ideal for corporate heads of leadership development and coaching, in this free session we’ll:
* Explore changes in your unique developmental journey using the Transformation cards
* Help you tap into powerful perspectives and possibilities available to you
* Discover the importance of the stages of adult development – action-logics – in helping leaders thrive
* Leave you with clear next steps for how you can continue this exploration with your leaders

Register here to join us. We look forward to welcoming you.


Vertical Leadership Development, Action Inquiry (AI) & Global Leadership Profile (GLP) Foundation Programme

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

Part of the Workshop experience includes taking the GLP and receiving a one to one debrief with one of our Senior Associates. In addition to the core Workshop hours, on-going inquiry is supported through development cafe sessions with members of our international coaching bench, a pre-course welcome meet and post-Workshop check in. Delegates will also have the opportunity to map out their own developmental journey through our new online Transformations Cards deck. 

Our 2021 Calendar

We are taking our AI & GLP Workshops online for the foreseeable future and our next Vertical Leadership Development, Action Inquiry & the GLP Foundation Programme is planned for the Autumn. Taking place over nine sessions (21st, 23rd, 28th & 30th September & 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th & 19th October) starting at 16:00 UK each day. 

Please click here for more information or book your place via our online booking form here.

We’re delighted to start planning for an Advanced Practitioner event in early 2022! Please register your interest by emailing Sarah Audsley.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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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  • E-certification

    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.