Faculty Coach Role
The faculty coach works as a senior partner helping behind the scenes. The coach develops an understanding of the client’s project requirements, monitors and guides team progress, and attends the team’s final client presentation. Coaches typically meet with the student team twice a month to provide mentoring and guidance and ensure the team is on track to meet project deadlines. In the unlikely event that the client and student team cannot reach an agreement about the direction or scope of the project, the faculty coach will help to resolve any issues.
Benefits of Action Learning for Students
The Action Learning projects provide the best opportunity for students who have completed coursework in functional disciplines to integrate their knowledge.
Students also obtain valuable networking contacts through their action learning project managers. In some cases, students have been offered positions in the company for which they completed an Action Learning project.
Action Learning Teams work as student consultants to your corporation on a no-fee basis. Together with the project liaison they scope the project so it becomes solvable and adds value. At the end of the project the student team will provide the client and the Weatherhead School of Management with a final report and presentation.