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Here learning outcomes are not fully measured in terms of what individuals achieve, but by what is jointly created’. ’ in Action Learning in Practice, Pedler (1997) explains the three-pronged nature of action learning, which are not mutually excluding – and is particularly drawn to the third: Krystyna Weinstein 15 • changing the external world; • self-development; • collaborative enquiry. The focus is on collective processes which may have a greater potential to transform the whole. Instead of individuals trying to change things on their own, this perspective has the person participating in a shared process of meaning-making, creating frameworks of understanding within which all may act.

Three ARL™ programmes were conducted over a period of a little more than two years. Each had 20 participants drawn from upper management ranks and representative of the worldwide organization (Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America). Each programme consisted of four six-day meetings, spaced approximately five to six weeks apart, each meeting being held in a different part of the world where Grace Cocoa had an operation. This allowed for visits to the local Grace Cocoa facility and for the programme’s design to incorporate experiences in which participants had assignments requiring them to get involved with the local culture and reflect on this experience.

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