|The Action Learning Team Process Questionnaire™ (ALTPQ)|
The Action Learning Team Process Questionnaire™ (ALTPQ), a proprietary instrument developed by ITAP International in concert with Strategic Learning Scenarios, Inc., is designed to get inside the group dynamics of action learning sets/teams. The first such instrument to be offered in the action learning field, it is based on the structure and tested approach of the Global Team Process Questionnaire™ (GTPQ).
How Does the Action Learning Team Process Questionnaire™ Improve the Effectiveness of Action Learning Programs?The Action Learning Team Process Questionnaire™ (ALTPQ) allows both the facilitator/leader and the participants of action learning programs to assess both the extent to which the team is operating effectively and the perceived value of the learning taking place.
When used with action learning projects, where the work tempo is intensive and success of the team depends on good group dynamics, the ALTPQ is a powerful tool. It identifies specific areas that without improvement can interrupt or impede team effectiveness. The ALTPQ promotes critical reflection at both individual and group levels, allowing the group itself to determine how best to deal with problems and self-facilitate progress.
The ALTPQ provides an external facilitator specific, identified data for helping a set work through its self-determined problem areas. Because the team members themselves, through anonymous completion of the ALTPQ, have identified any problem areas, the issues identified have strong face validity. The results of the ALTPQ can also be used directly by action learning team members, without outside intervention, if the action learning design fits this approach. In this case, a brief presentation on using the results would be provided to the set.
Either with or without intervention, members of action learning sets consider a number of areas that are critical to the effectiveness of the set (e.g., clarity of team member roles and the level of trust within the team).
The use of this instrumented approach provides critical data for targeted improvement on action learning teams. Using the ALTPQ, action learning teams compare their progress with norms developed across many teams, as well as their own team's progress over time. These data points are strong incentives for positive change on these teams.
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