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The philosophy of the Key Executive Leadership MPA Program is grounded in an active approach to learning known as “action learning.” Action learning, a form of learning-by-doing, challenges each Key student to work on a real problem facing the student’s agency or organization.
Action learning is a powerful tool for self-awareness and group-awareness that accomplishes four objectives simultaneously:
Action learning involves real people working in real time on an urgent organizational problem, asking questions, learning from the process and taking action to implement a set of solutions. Since action learning solves real problems in real time, it simultaneously advances leadership development, team building, paradigm shifts, organizational learning and culture change. In action learning, rather than a quick fix, the group seeks to go deeper into the thinking process to uncover aspects of the problem that may be barely visible.
Communication Breakdown: An Action Learning Project (Paper)
By: Key 45 Graduate
Using Outside Experts at U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
by: Donna-Bea Tillman
Creating an Emergency Management System for U.S. Agriculture.
by: Osama El-Lissy