The American Business Women's Association's Learning Resource Center

Welcome to Transformative Learning

The American Business Women's Association knows that, by themselves, a college degree and/or a third-party training certificate, no matter how advanced, can't ever guarantee our members the new knowledge, modes of thinking, and behavioral skills they'll need to thrive in today's world. Today, in addition to a formal degree, each of us needs to know how to design and implement our own experience-based, self-directed learning programs. We need to know how to use our own self-awareness to organize and launch personal and professional learning journeys that (a) improve the essential skills we already have, (b) develop the new skills we need to succeed at work and in our lives, and (c) reframe outdated modes of thinking so that we can respond more effectively to the challenges and opportunities we're now facing. 

These days, the learning equation we all need to be capable of implementing is this one:

"Knowledge Development + Skill Building = Successful Personal and Professional Development" 

This equation highlights the idea that to succeed in work and life ABWA members each need a high-quality liberal education, key learning skills, and a variety of personal real-world learning opportunities. Those of us who have personal issues to address and those of us who have professional goals to realize need to know how to organize both the Front-End and the Back-End components of our own entrepreneurial or managerial learning journeys. Clicking any one of the three navigation buttons below will help you learn more about the ways in which ABWA's learning resources can help you successfully organize and implement your own unique approach to your work and your life.




If, as an individual, you're at a vital crossroads and don't know which path to choose, it may be time to look beyond familiar choices and old mindsets, and develop the sophisticated learning and meaning-making skills the 21st Century's newest opportunities require. Learn to identify and invest in your own success by acquiring the new knowledge you need to understand and compete in today's new world.


These days, successful women are distinguished by their capacity to handle the demands of their career,  by their ability to master complex new tasks, and by their talent for creating innovative solutions to challenging new assignments. They're marked by a capacity for adapting to changing circumstances. And  by — although it never is phrased in quite this way — their ability to learn.


Today, each of us needs to know how to create, design, and implement our own personalized, experience-based, self-directed learning programs. We need to know how to leverage the knowledge we have in ways that lets us Improve the skills we have, develop new skills, and reframe our outdated modes of thinking in ways that more effectively respond to today's challenges and opportunities.