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Live action learning webinar

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take part in an action learning set? Action learning is a powerful catalyst … More

Webinar: The secrets of action learning – what makes it so powerful?

We’re often asked what distinguishes action learning from other forms of professional development training, and what makes it so effective. So, we’ve decided … More

Just published: White paper: Evaluating action learning

Author: Mandy Hetherton, Senior Associate at Action Learning Associates Title: Evaluating action learning: tick box exercise or powerful change process? In this white … More

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Christmas 2015 donation to Positive Action in Housing

Some of you may recall we chose to make a donation to our chosen charity Positive Action in Housing in lieu of Christmas … More

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Action learning aids radical changes for Ugandan Prison Services

Action Learning Associates is working with pioneering charity the African Prisons Project running action learning sessions for five senior Ugandan prison officers who … More

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These are the latest extracts from our blog, a rich commentary on the world of action learning and its applications in the real world. You can explore this in full by following this link: Our blog
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New world challenges facing organisational development

Sonja Antell writes...

I took time out to attend the CIPD Organisation Development conference sponsored by McKinsey & Company in central London earlier this month. While … More

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Harvesting the retail wisdom – establishing best practice via action learning

Sonja Antell writes...

Action Learning Associates is currently working on an exciting application of action learning with L’Oréal.  While we always talk about action learning being … More

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Get a Grip! Action learning for Kinaesthetic Learners by guest blogger Chloe Osborne

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It is now well researched and recognised that people prefer a combination of different learning styles and techniques yet, in mainstream education and the majority of Professional Development opportunities, there are dominant learning styles that are catered for and others that are forsaken due to limitations on planning time, resources, space and shared awareness. More

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Action Learning Associates partner with the New Economy Organisers Network

Di Bligh writes...

Last weekend we launched the first practical element of our partnership with NEON – the New Economy Organisers Network – set up by … More

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A new challenge for action learning – presenting a group held issue

Sonja Antell writes...

Within days of the UK voting on the Brexit referendum, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to do some work with the Danish … More

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Action learning facilitator training, delivered virtually

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Action learning facilitator training for individuals

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Virtual action learning for experienced facilitators (CPD)

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Action learning facilitator training for individuals

18-20 January 2017  – fully booked

ILM endorsed professional development day

Tuesday 14 March 2017  – booking now

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Friday 9 June 2017  – Booking now

Action learning facilitator training for individuals

20-22 June 2017  – Booking now

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Live action learning webinar

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take part in an action learning set? Action learning is a powerful catalyst … More

Webinar: The secrets of action learning – what makes it so powerful?

We’re often asked what distinguishes action learning from other forms of professional development training, and what makes it so effective. So, we’ve decided … More

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Sandvik Coromant

Using action learning to deliver projects and build a team – Sandvik Coromant

Sandvik Coromant UK (part of a Swedish based global engineering company of real standing in their market) commissioned ALA to deliver a programme of project based action learning sets to help build on the success of a major new sales route as well as improve cohesion within the national sales team. More

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Changing the social care system with action learning

Lankelly Chase Foundation works to bring about change that will transform the quality of life of people who face severe and multiple disadvantage. The ‘Promoting Change Network’ (PCN) has been set up by Lankelly Chase to foster learning, and supports 40 or so organisations which receive funding from the Foundation. More

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Using action learning for mergers

Cancer Research UK is a good example of how action learning can contribute to the organisational issues that arise following a merger. This … More

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Action learning for people who use mental health services

Action learning sets have a long pedigree of being formed for professionals, academics and managers across a range of sectors and in particular … More

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Independent evaluation of the Leadership Facilitation Skills programme

Facilitating Leadership through Action Learning: The case of the Creative & Cultural Industries Summary This is an account of a novel approach to leadership … More

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