Thinking of becoming an action learning facilitator?
If you are a professional working in the field of learning and development, or you use facilitation in your work, this is a great way to supplement your skills and add to your credentials.
Or you may wish to add the skills of in-house action learning facilitators to your organisation, to embed a continuous process of management and people development. If so, we can provide a tailored course to train your staff to facilitate action learning sets, either on site or at your chosen venue.
The ALA training course was endorsed by the ILM in 2008, in recognition of its professional standards and we have now trained in excess of 1,200 Action Learning Facilitators.
A perfect fit for someone who wants to be a practitioner of action learning. It focuses on developing skill sets not just knowledge. Excellent. This is a worthwhile investment into CPD for any trainer/facilitator. Highly recommend it.
The facilitator training process
The training programme takes participants through a process to develop all the skills needed to become an action learning facilitator, including:
- the principles and conventions of action learning
- setting up new sets
- the skills of facilitation
- coping with challenging set members
- enabling sets to become self facilitating
- alternative models of action learning
- evaluation of action learning
How long does it take?
The course takes three days, during which time everyone will be thoroughly immersed in an action learning set. This is so all participants can fully understand the process and principles whilst experiencing being in and outside the set. With a maximum of six people on each course, everyone gains first hand experience of facilitating an action learning session and receives feedback on their performance. They come away with confidence in the action learning process, ideas about how to apply action learning and a sound basis to further develop facilitation skills.
Our training has been endorsed by the ILM since 2008 and participants benefit by completing an additional professional development day, the Endorsed Programme in Action Learning Facilitation.
We provide a comprehensive workbook full of excellent resource material and references, plus a learning log for you to add notes towards your ILM accreditation. There are templates that you can adapt to use in your own work and a section for skills review and reflection.
If you choose to register for the ILM endorsed course, you will complete a Reflective Learning Log as a record of your learning and attend a follow up development day to complete the process (generally three to six months later).
Experienced action learning facilitators can train in a variety of CPD activities, for example; virtual action learning or evaluation, on one of our regular CPD programmes.
Further reading for insights into what it’s like to participate in this course: Reflections on an action learning facilitator training set by Julie Kenyon, and Exploring New Horizons with Action Learning, by Ruth Cook.
Also, we have feedback here from past participants; well worth a look.
Why choose Action Learning Associates?
We are the UK’s leading provider of action learning and action learning facilitator training. Our wealth of knowledge and experience comes from a highly talented and dedicated team of action learning practitioners whose work spans many different types of organisations and industry sectors both here in the UK and abroad. Clients choose to work with us because they receive personal, professional, reflective peer group coaching that is tailored to their very specific needs. We work with senior level executives in leading UK and international corporations as well as charities, not for profit organisations, educational establishments, local authorities and the NHS. Take a look at some of our clients’ comments about their own experiences of Action Learning Associates.