Business Driven Action Learning
Co-creating innovative and collaborative approaches to opportunities and challenges facing societies, organizations and leaders

Founders and Global Leaders of "Business Driven Action Learning" (BDAL)

Global Executive Learning (GEL) is the global leader in results-focused Action Learning with its international practice, research and publications in the field.

GEL also introduced and developed the term Business Driven Action Learning (BDAL) to emphasize its approach to Action Learning. It focuses on achieving practical and transformational results for the organization and the individual executive by integrating business and organizational objectives with personal leadership and team development - particularly at senior levels and with emerging talent - faster and greater than the rate of change.

BDAL is highly tailored both for organizations and individual leaders. It can also be considered as a form of Blended Learning, integrating approaches and methods best suited to the particular situation and strategic purpose.

"Business Driven Action Learning has significantly enhanced Johnson & Johnson's leadership development and has assisted us in improving our business by exploring new and exciting business opportunities."

"Thank you for inviting me to participate in this year's Global Forum. I found it both stimulating and interesting. The group was remarkably open and welcoming."

The Annual Global Forum

logo gel 3D 0916 100The ANNUAL GLOBAL FORUM ON STRATEGIC TRANSFORMATIONS, LEADERSHIP, AND LEARNING (formerly known as the Global Forum on Executive Development and Business Driven Action Learning) is an international community of practice. Since 1996, GEL has organized 24 annual meetings of practitioners, subject-matter experts and executives from major companies and public institutions.

Attendance at The Gobal Forum is by-invitation-only, and the Global Forum is not-for-profit.
No more than 100 participants, and no media to ensure sharing and open discussion.
Global Forum venues change from year-to-year to allow for more global learning. Due to the pandemic we had to postpone planned in-person Global Forums for 2020 and 2021. In 2019 the Global Forum took place in Paris, in 2018 in Bangalore, India and in 2017 in Warsaw, Poland.
To get a flavour of a Global Forum please see a short video about the Stockholm Forum (2016) at our YouTube-Channel.

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The 25th Global Forum 21-23 March, 2022, in Dubai (UAE).

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Global Executive Learning (GEL) is a worldwide network of practitioners, executives, experts and thought leaders. We are dedicated and committed to the delivery of innovative, customized and results-focused strategic learning and executive leadership development programs, and learning interventions.

Our approach also helps multinational organizations and leaders better understand, adapt to, and shape the external environment of their business by engaging their stakeholders and exposing leaders to outside best practices.

GEL is focused on implementing highly tailored company and organizational interventions that enhance the goals of an organization and sometimes a group or consortium of organizations. These goals are tied very closely to the strategic objectives of the organization and to the developmental needs of the its top leadership and emerging talent, in whatever part of the world that is required.

"We thank Yury, Chantal and the rest of the GEL team for their expertise, collaboration and dedication to making the GLA an exceptional executive development experience for our senior leaders."

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2022 (25th) GLOBAL FORUM

Dubai (UAE)
20 - 23 March, 2022


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