Action learning popular in Europe, not yet caught on in Canada

TD and Telus two of the few to embrace learning by doing
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/28/2005

For the last year and a half TD Bank Financial Group has been working on a new leadership development program and, for the first time, action learning will play an integral part.

The process began with the creation of a new leadership profile. With that vision set, goals have been created and a plan to ensure each leader can reach them is being finalized, says Jane Hutcheson, vice-president of learning and development.

Hutcheson is clearly excited about the new profile itself and the vision, but she is equally enthused about the plan to ensure each leader either matches the profile or is taking developmental steps to get there.