Category Archives: All blog posts

Cross-cultural action learning

How far can action learning be useful in fast-paced and complex humanitarian contexts, in countries as diverse as Bangladesh, DRC, Iraq, Jordan, Malaysia, … More

The Socratic Method

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the kindling of a fire. Socrates Questions that make you think hard. Socrates, a … More

How action learning is supporting the decarbonisation agenda

In November 2020 the Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) held its annual Housing Summit.  Attended by a broad range of housing providers and organisations … More

Learning in Action: Action Learning in Humanitarian Fieldwork

‘Don’t be still. One of the most common mistakes when change is upon us is to take enormous amounts to time to run … More

Challenges of scaling up action learning facilitator training for a global organisation

This joint article with authors John Heywood, ALA Associate and Sonja Antell, Director of ALA is published at Taylor Francis Online. The focus … More

The art of great virtual facilitation

At Action Learning Associates, we have been facilitating virtually for more than five years. Action learning is a structured process that uses a … More

A Christmas message from Action Learning Associates

As 2020 draws to a close, we are reflecting on what has been a difficult and challenging year for many of us.  We … More

Action Learning Associates November newsletter

Virtual action learning – the ‘classic’ method

November 2020 newsletter including exciting news about our collaboration with Global Executive Learning and an article from John Heywood on Virtual Action Learning … More

Action learning and curiosity

Beware of the Panda

The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions.’ (Hal Elrod) ​A recurring theme in Action Learning is that of enabling a … More

foodKIND – our chosen charity

Last December, you may remember that Ruth Cook spent her Christmas with refugees in mainland Greece as a volunteer with our chosen charity … More