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What’s in a voice? The art of listening – Webinar

With increasing pressure to save time and cut travel expenses, plus give due consideration to the environment, it’s not surprising that we have … More

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

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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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
Action Learning and neuroscience

Neuroscience – a fascinating insight into why action learning is so effective

John Heywood writes...

Neuroscience is helping us understand why the modern workplace can be such a challenging environment and why methods such as Action Learning are … More

The use of Creative Imagination and its value in Action Learning

Guest Blogger writes...

A psychotherapists view of action learning To improve listening skills I have been facilitating and participating in Action Learning sets for around six … More

Action Learning Associates working with the African Prisons Project (APP)

Pauline Gladstone-Barrett writes...

The African Prisons Project is a charity whose aim is to support prisoners and staff to use their resources to help others. Those … More

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

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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Action learning facilitator training, delivered virtually

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Virtual action learning for experienced facilitators (CPD)

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Action learning facilitator training for individuals

16-18 May 2017  – Booking now

ILM endorsed professional development day

Friday 9 June 2017  – Booking now

Action learning facilitator training for individuals

20-22 June 2017  – Booking now

ILM endorsed professional development day

Thursday 29 June  – Booking now

ILM endorsed professional development day

Thursday 14 September  – Booking now

Action learning facilitator training for individuals

18-20 September  – Booking now

Applied action learning for experienced facilitators: Masterclass

Thursday 5 October 2017  – Booking now

ILM endorsed professional development day

Thursday 9th November 2017  – Booking Now

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What’s in a voice? The art of listening – Webinar

With increasing pressure to save time and cut travel expenses, plus give due consideration to the environment, it’s not surprising that we have … More

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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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

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

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

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

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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