Co-creating transformative and actionable solutions to challenges and opportunities
facing leaders and organizations 



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."

"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."

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 integrated with approaches and methods best suited to an organization's particular situation and purpose.


Global Leader in BDAL Transformational Learning Expeditions (T-LEXs)

Recent Expeditions: 

North and South AmericaSan Francisco and Silicon Valley, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Cambridge, Palo Alto, Miami, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

Europe: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Cambridge (IUK), Copenhagen, Helsinki, Kyiv, Lisbon, London, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Warsaw 

Africa and Middle East: Cairo, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Stellenbosch 

Asia: Tokyo, Yokohama, Seoul, Dalian, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Bangalore, Mumbai, Bangkok, Melbourne, and Sydney

"If you are seeking a transformative leadership development engagement, then build an experience centered around Business Driven Action Learning with the team at Global Executive Learning (GEL). Together with you and your team, they will co-create a customized and immersive program aligned with your organizational strategy and culture. The GEL facilitators have inspired our participants to rethink business challenges as opportunities, and achieve practical and transformational results, both for the organization and individual participants. The GEL team is responsive, nimble, collaborative, and professional in every way, truly best in class."

"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. In 2023 the Global Forum took place in Barcelona. 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.

Global Forum 2016 Stockholm 150


The 27th Global Forum 26-29 May, 2024, in Berlin (Germany).

For more information about the Global Forum please go to:

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