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Action Learning:

Leadership in International Management (LIM) is an international consulting firm that develops teams and leaders using Action Reflection Learning. Established in the US back in 19986, LIM today has a global network of over 150 Learning Coaches spread throughout Europe, North and Latin America, and Asia.

The Center for Responsible Leadership at Boston College has as its mission the building of learning organizations through empowered leadership. It sponsors a number of programs including the action learning-based Leadership for Change, a 12-credit graduate certificate program in which participants define and develop a major project that benefits at least two stakeholder groups in their organizations. The program features multiple bottom line awareness by fostering the value of simultaneously doing well and doing "good" for society, business and the environment. Participants learn with and through each other, as well as from faculty and business partners. Intense class participation and group interaction draw from experiences, readings, discussion, assignments, and a work-based project.

Communities of Practice:

The mission of The Boston Consortium for Higher Education is to act as an external resource in creating a collaborative environment among member institutions for the development and practical implementation of cost saving and quality improvement ideas. A primary method for achieving these ends will be the utilization of learning organization and other management tools to develop the skills necessary for our managers to work in an environment of rapid change.

CPsquare is an international community of practice on communities of practices. They are a non-profit membership organization that brings together practitioners from all sectors, including industry, government, education, and civic and non-profit organizations. Their goal is to advance the practice of community-based approaches to learning and knowledge. They seek both practical know-how and a deeper understanding of the principles among practitioners, collect resources, and conduct practice-development projects.

Cooperative Education:

The World Association for Cooperative Education is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to helping interested individuals and institutions forge close ties between the classroom and the workplace. It actively advocates cooperative education (also known as work-integrated learning or co-op) around the world. It also provides technical information and assistance to schools, businesses, and governments that want to establish or strengthen cooperative education programs.

The mission of the Department of Cooperative Education at Northeastern University is twofold. First, it is to provide Northeastern University students with cooperative education experiences that have a significant impact on their professional lives. Secondly, the mission is to maintain the position of Northeastern University as the national and international leader in the discipline of Cooperative Education.

The National Commission for Cooperative Education (NCCE) is dedicated to advancing cooperative education throughout the United States. Since 1962, the Commission and its college and business members have supported the development of quality work-integrated learning programs through:

  • National Advocacy
  • Executive Outreach
  • Public Awareness
  • Students & Parent Response Center
  • Research & Education

The Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) remains the leader in providing professional development and resources to practitioners in the fields of cooperative education and internship program management. The original mission of the organization as envisioned by its founders in 1963 is carried out through an expanding number of training activities, an annual national conference, and support and encouragement for on-going research and publications.

Experiential Education:

The Center for Experiential Education and Academic Advising (CEA) at Northeastern University strives to incorporate experiential learning into the Arts and Sciences curriculum. Opportunities for students include studying in Ghana, assisting on faculty research projects, earning academic credit through community service, and much more.

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) is a national, non-profit organization whose mission is to expand learning opportunities for adults. CAEL works to remove policy and organizational barriers to learning opportunities, identifies and disseminates effective practices, and delivers value-added services.

Organizational Learning:

The Centre for Management and Organisational Learning at the University of Hull Business School is concerned with pursuing international excellence in research, teaching and practice in the fields of management education, management development, organisational behavior, organisational learning, and human resource management.

The Australian Centre for Organisational, Vocational and Adult Learning conducts research on the relationship between learning and work. It is internationally recognised in the areas of organisational, vocational and adult learning.

Service Learning:

The Amizade Global Service-Learning Center at the University of Pittsburgh coordinates global service-learning courses for which students from any college or university are welcome to apply.

The California State University Community-Service-Learning website provides a comprehensive overview of the initiatives and programs going on throughout the California State Universities.

The Center of Community Service at Northeastern University provides students, staff, faculty, alumni and community partners with a central place for posting and receiving information, resources and referrals for community service and service-learning opportunities. The Center supports Northeastern University's long tradition of service to the community and aims to: strengthen and expand current offerings, encourage greater connections between community service and academic study, and increase participation of individuals and groups in community service activities.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a national nonprofit organization that promotes health and divic engagement through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions. CCPH proves resources, training and technical assistance on service-learning, community-based participatory research and other forms of community-campus partnerships. CCPH is the higher education sernior program advisor for the Learn and Serve American National Service-Learning Clearinghouse. Visit the Clearinghouse at

Workforce Development:

The J.M. Huber Institute for Learning in Organizations was established in 1999 to advance the state of knowledge and practice for learning and change in organizations. The Institute’s research focuses on ways in which strategic organizational learning and knowledge creation and sharing enhance performance and change.

Working through partnerships with diverse organizations -- including business, schools, government and not-for-profit agencies -- the Institute conducts organizational assessments and action research. Its tools enable organizations to get faster results and better decisions by leveraging learning to improve performance. The Institute and its partners work together to create and share knowledge and practical solutions.

The Research in Management Education and Development series reflects and shapes thinking and practice in both academic and corporate based education. The series aspires to be a "window" on the future and a compendium of best practices. Currently innovativeness and revelance inform editoral decisions.


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