Category Archives: Uses of action learning

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

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

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

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

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

Action Learning Associates partner with the New Economy Organisers Network

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

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

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

Action learning in the university by guest blogger Trevor H.J. Marchand, Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology, SOAS

Professor Marchand’s blog discusses the results of using action learning with postgraduate research students at a London university. A full-length ‘ethnographic’ account of … More

Action Learning works… and goes on working

When Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) decided to include action learning in their training plans, they commissioned Action Learning Associates to train … 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

Objectives vs. outcomes – how far can action learning take your people?

The success or failure of any organisation relies to a great extent on the skills, talents and personal attributes of its people: How … More

Tackling the “wicked” problems of social disadvantage – action learning supporting network for change

Often our work means we get to support organisations which are looking to solve “wicked” problems (in Reg Revan’s language) and many of … More