I am proud of what we have done in less than one year and I look forward to the seeds we’ve planted taking root and making positive change for my Directorate. Program Manager
Federal Government Agency
"This is the first time that I have seen our members stay engaged at their tables for any length of time after the monthly program ended; a testimony to the model Action Learning and your use of it..." Director of Training
Northern Virginia Non-Profit
"You create a safe environment where participants are free to share ideas. Scientists and engineers were enthusiastically collaborating with their less technical colleagues." Director of HR
California-based bio-tech company
Appleby & Associates is an alliance of organization development consultants, specializing in building workplaces where people fully commit their talents to making their organization and customers successful.
We bring, individually and collectively, a reputation for excellence and a passion for bringing out the best in an organization and its people. We help leaders and change agents envision, design, build, and sustain great organizations.
Provide multi-talented consultants who fit the culture of the organization; bring the right evidenced-based methods and tools to the table; empower our clients to succeed long after we have finished our work.
Courage, Excellence, Humility, Community.
Chuck Appleby, Ph.D. speaks about Action Learning
Chuck talks about Design Thinking and Action Learning on The Everyday Innovator podcast, hosted by Chad McAllister
Design Thinking Project
Captures National Attention
The challenge given to a team of future leaders in Arlington County was to increase the level of engagement of “thirty somethings,” teenagers, and new immigrants in the County’s library system. The success of their project is captured on a video recently released by the Alliance for Innovation at their annual Innovation Academy. More Info »
3-Day Public Design Thinking Bootcamp
29-31 March 2016
Location: Arlington, Virginia
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Chuck will be teaching Action Learning Facilitation in Shanghai & Bejing June 22nd – July 1st, 2016