Feedback from our customers in the Cultural sector
There are many ways I will use the course in my daily work which benefit both myself and my organisation. The skill of open questioning in meetings management – reflection skills to use in the workplace – active listening – a very hard skill to develop and maintain. ALA’s expertise and knowledge around action learning makes this course unique – it’s a fantastic way to work with people.
Anna Wilson Music & Cross Arts Producer Barbican
“Written wisdom” about management, change, leadership – all that- always comes across as a bit vague, macho and snake oilish. Action learning is refreshing because you spend your time actually doing something – there are no buzzwords, no sexy claims, and it just works.
Digital Content Officer National Museum of Wales
A fantastically run course which will be useful to the company – adding capacity with trained associates and a clear idea of new income streams
Rachel Billington Director Partners in Creative Learning
I found Ruth’s experience of action learning and her philosophical approach to be inspiring but also grounded in sage, practical advice. Overall, I found the course to be really rewarding
Alison Edbury Chief Exec & Co
I found the whole course to be a powerful and immensely positive experience with impacts beyond application in the workplace
Sarah Boiling Deputy Director (former) Audience Agency
The space to deal with problems that are constantly in the back of your mind at work but never make it to the front is invaluable as it frees up that space in the mind and has jumped projects ahead of where they would be otherwise
London arts manager
I used to think I was too busy for Action Learning, now I realise I am too busy not to do it
London arts manager
From listening to others you can resolve your own problems and learn new methods and approaches to your work. It never feels like an obligation or training and can help alleviate months of work problems
Kirsty Redhead Freelance dance manager
There were moments where you could literally see the weight come off someone’s shoulders. It helped us to recognise the worth in what we do which is often difficult when you’re too busy doing it to notice
Arts Development Worker
Apart from learning the methodology itself, I feel that I have gained confidence in a type of activity (facilitation) that is completely out of my comfort zone.