Posts Tagged ‘facilitation practice’

Boost your facilitation skills – new series of CPD Masterclasses

Are you an action learning facilitator who would like to increase the application of action learning within your business or organisation? Perhaps you’re … More

Finding a creative approach to evaluating action learning

First of all I’ve had to overcome a stupid fear of doing a blog!  Why should I be so reluctant to do something … More

What about the pitfalls and risks of action learning?

I am sometimes asked “what happens when it goes wrong?” and “what are the classic mistakes or pitfalls of action learning?” Careful contracting … More

Facilitator training July 2014 – never the same river twice

Facilitating an action learning set – for real – is at the heart of our training course for facilitators. Just as the best way to understand action learning is by doing it, so too the best way to understand the challenges and opportunities of being a facilitator is also by doing it. It’s an intensive experience – participants come together to learn how to facilitate, and at the same time, they are working as a temporary action learning set. More

The keys to successful self-facilitation in action learning

One of the major benefits of action learning is that an action learning set is able to continue without a facilitator once members have mastered the action learning process. Many sets we work with – whether in-house or as part of a peer network programme – continue in this way. Self facilitation allows them to build longer term peer development networks of real benefit to themselves and at low cost. More

Meeting facilitation challenges using mindfulness

How best can we meet the challenges we face as facilitators? ALA believes using mindfulness techniques can help improve facilitation skills and provide a useful resource to help tackle challenging situations. That’s why we have developed a one day CPD workshop which offers facilitators an experiential introduction to incorporating mindfulness techniques into their practice. More

Developing “criticality” in action learning

As IFAL Chair I recently attended a fascinating event about Critical Action Learning (CAL) led by Professor Kiran Trehan – a wonderful opportunity to challenge and question our practice as action learning facilitators More

“What comes first, the project or the set?” – project-focused action learning

I recently ran a session on project-based action learning for the Action Learning Facilitators Forum (ALF) with some 20 people.  We had a … More

The richness of different perspectives in an action learning set

In an action learning set you often find members who coach others and value the depth of this one to one work.  Joining … More

Associates’ professional development day

As part of ALA’s commitment to continuing professional development for company trainers and facilitators we ran an Associates’ Day on 10 December at … More