Centre for Action Learning is the awarding body for the Professional/Senior/Master Action Learning Facilitator programme in China.
The Founders of Centre For Action Learning (CFAL ) are Christine Abbott and Mike Pedler, both of whom have personally experienced the guidance of Professor Ravens, the father of action learning。
(Some books of Christine Abbott and Mike Pedler)
Based in East Yorkshire, Christine is an experienced action learning facilitator and developer， with a background as an HR Director in the NHS and in Social Care. In 2003 she established The Centre for Health Improvement and Leadership at University of Lincoln. Over the following 5 years she designed and delivered a range of bespoke leadership and organisation development programmes to a wide variety of public and private organisations. These programmes incorporated taught modules, action learning and coaching and mentoring. Christine currently teaches with the Open University Business School MBA programme.
Christine led in the role as chairman, the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM) into a strategic partnership with City and Guilds in 2000 and became the founding Chair as the Institute became a membership and research organisation in 2016, leaving the role in 2017. She is a board member of a residential care home in Yorkshire. Christine is on the Editorial board for the Journal Action Learning Research and Practice, member of GELNET (Global Executive Leadership Network (invitation only network of 100 consultants worldwide).
MA in Human Resources Management
Diploma in Training Management
Diploma in Performance Coaching
Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
Centre for Creative Leadership 360 feedback facilitator
Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Governance
Member of the Chartered Institute of Personal and Development
Founding Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Institute of Directors
Mike has an extensive career as a senior leader within the public-sector with a strategic role initiating, managing and developing large portfolios of services across London in partnership with Local Authority stakeholders. He has delivered leadership and CPD programmes to leaders, managers and executives and specialises in the use of action learning methodologies with clients across the UK to address complex organisational and leadership challenges.
Mike is an experienced trainer and has delivered accredited ILM Certificate and Diploma qualifications in Action Learning Facilitation and Leadership and Management to a variety of private and public-sector organisations across the UK, China, Australia and America. He has also published Accounts of Practice in the Journal of Action Learning: Research and Practice.
Qualifications: ILM Diploma in Action Learning Facilitation
ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management
Tutor Member of the Institute for Leadership and Management
NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management
B.A. Psychology – University of Wales
Tang Changjun is currently the only certified officer of Centre for Action Learning in China. He graduated from EMBA of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and once served as the head of management training in Lenovo Group. It has been more than 16 years since the practice of action learning began in 2006. He is good at developing the leadership of middle-and high-level managers in enterprises by using the mixed methods of action learning, guidance technology and team coaching.
Up to now, he has more than 100 projects experience in consulting, designing and implementing complex action learning projects in more than 30 industries. At the end of 2018, he published the ‘Process Chart for Action Learning’. At the same time, he organised the translation, revision and publication of seven professional books on action learning. In September 2020, he published an academic paper entitled ‘Using action learning for the development of senior leaders in China’ in Action Learning Research and Practice. He is also the founder of China Society for Action Learning (CSAL).
CFAL Master Action Learning Facilitator（MALF）
ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management.
WIAL Certification for Action Learning Coaches (CALC).
CSAL Master Action Learning Facilitator.
(China Society for Action Learning)
INIFAC Certified Competent Facilitator.
Founder of China Society for Action Learning (CSAL).
Member of the Expert Committee of China Training Journals.