Archive for October 2015

Ruth Cook explores action learning for social and organisational change

Over 60 people from the education sector, community groups, arts organisations and schools gathered for The Advance Network phase two launch on 10 February … More

Action learning – high challenge and high support for project development. Young people, theatre, science & schools working together

Tony McBride, Director of Projects at Cardboard Citizens, explains how participating in an action learning set both challenged and supported his approach to … More

Action learning working to ease mergers

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

Walk Slow to Go Fast – How HEINEKEN uses the SEARCH Approach

An article by Dagmar Daubner, formerly Training Manager Global Marketing and Andreas Priestland, Organisational Learning, HEINEKEN, published in OD Practitioner, Vol. 44 No. … More

CIPD fact sheet on action learning

CIPD ( the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) produces a fact sheet on action learning which: looks at what action learning is and … More

Action Learning: Research & Practice

Action Learning: Research & Practice is the first international journal dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and practice through action learning. Published articles … More


DIY Handbook for Action Learners Dr Mandy Chivers A simple, practical guide for those who want to use action learning “What has action … More

Exploring the challenges in scaling up the delivery of action learning facilitator training within a global organisation by Sonja Antell & John Heywood, Action Learning: Research and Practice, March 2015

A new account of practice co-written by Director, Sonja Antell and Senior Associate, John Heywood, explores the challenges faced when Action Learning Associates … More

Communication beyond language by John Heywood, Training Journal, November 2013

Associate, John Heywood has written an account of his experiences delivering action learning facilitator training to French speaking African groups – published in Training … More

Can action learning save the world?

Senior Associate, Di Bligh has written an account of a unique action learning facilitator training programme which she delivered in 2011 as part … More