Accrediting Managers at Work in the 21st Century









Action Learning Plus

Business Doctors and Advisory

Wholistic Learning Consortium


ProfessorK C Chan

DLitt  DPhil PhD MBA MSc BSc (Hons) PGDip (CIM)


Practice Professor of Wholistic Learning

Principal Consultant and Master Trainer




Dr Chan is a Practice Professor of Action Learning since 25 years ago under the coaching and mentoring of Professor Gordon Wills (now the Baron of Prestoungrange).

He started receiving the original Theory of Action Learning (Reginald Revans) as a student at the Cranfield University (UK) where Professor Gordon Wills was the Dean of the School of Management. After graduating from Cranfield with an MSc in Precision Engineering and Production Management, he applied action learning for problem solving as a Project Manager with the 600 Group of Companies (British) for 3 years (1980-1983).

In 1984, he was engaged by Okuma Corporation (Japanese) as a General Manager and applied Action Learning for Management of Innovation for 10 years.

In 1994, he joined Husky Injection Moulding Systems (Canadian) and utilized Action Learning for Business and New Market Development across Asia for 2 years.

In 1996, he was head hunted by Nexus-Naga Corporation (Malaysian) for Results-Driven Action Learning Leadership as a Chief Operating Officer in charge of a USD 1.6 billion integrated resort project for 2 years.

In 1998, he joined Sinar Mas Group (Indonesian) as the Director of Innovation and Productivity to enhance entrepreneurial spirit throughout the organisation using Action Learning Crisis Turnaround Leadership for 7 years.

During the last 6 years (2005-2010), Dr. Chan started his own international management consultancy enterprise known as Action Learning Plus to assist companies in pain or crisis for turnaround using Action Learning Methodology pioneered by him (including Management by Olympic System).

Dr. Chan is both a Practice Professor and an International Management Consultant engage in coaching, educating and consulting services across all industries integrating different facet of management, leadership and entrepreneurship components for sustainable, scalable and successful transformation of strategies into business results. He has taught across 25 countries and is recognised as one of the authority in Action Learning. In 2002, he won the Alan Mumford Prize for the Best Article in Action Learning.


q Led an Indonesian conglomerate to discharge from crisis (with a debt of USD 14 billion) and transformed the company into a leading world-class organization

q Turned around six companies within a group, from a total loss of US$4.5 million to a profit of USD 4 million within a short span of 2 years in Cambodia

q Assisted numerous companies as a consultant in increasing productivity by translating  strategic advantage into action advantage

q Quadruple sales revenues of several SMEs (Small & Medium Enterprises)

q Established Centers of Excellence in Asia for a Canadian and a Japanese company

q Published over 100 management, leadership and entrepreneurship articles and co-authored 3 books in Marketing, World-Class Manufacturing, and Execution Capability


u              Had over 25 years of senior management experience ranging from precision manufacturing,agricultural to service industries in 30 countries

u              Had over 10 years of international management cross-cultural consulting experience

u              Had over 20 years of human capital development experiences as a Master Trainer

u              Implemented action learning programs over the past 20 years as a Practice Professor at various universities around the globe to bridge the knowing and doing gap

u              Taught more than 1,000 students on project management courses like PMP (ISO 17024), Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree programs using proprietary Action Learning methodology.

u              Trained over 500 management consultants (Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, China) between 1998 to 2010