What our customers say about us

We encourage feedback from all of our clients. It gives us an insight into the individual experiences they have had, what they have gained from the process, and how action learning has helped.

If you’d like to read more customer comments from a particular sector, or type of set, click on the links below the quotes to take you to more specific testimonials pages.

Ruth is an amazing facilitator and allowed each of us to explore, without feeling unsure. We all left feeling this is something we can actually do, and she has a lot to do with inspiring that confidence. What I liked about the course was actually experiencing being in an action learning set. It’s so true to the principles of action learning – learn by doing.

Catherine Blanchard Senior Researcher British Red Cross

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

The course offers an exploration of a different and powerful way of problem solving. Ruth took us along the journey very well, allowing us to improve our technique by practice, which suits my learning style well.

Fran McArthur

You should come on this course because you will be able to apply all or some of your learning in the workplace and generally in life! I liked the  fact that you  start practicing and applying your learning from the offset.

Laura Ridout Stakeholder, Engagment & Development Manager Public Health Action

This course has hugely helped in bringing a new skill under my belt which I can see having a huge benefit to my career.

Fellow Clore Social Leadership Programme

I gained a deeper understanding of the approach and the confidence to apply this learning in work settings.  The training is really productive with practical applications. Andrew’s excellent facilitation held the group in safety, was consistent in boundaries and encouraging reflection on learning.

Jane Rowley Researcher

Action learning is a powerful way to unlock the consultant in your mind.

Gary Buxton Director Ingeus

It’s a great experience. You will discover things about yourself, the power of authentic questioning and of a group that you did not think of beforehand! It has helped me evelop listening and questioning skills as well as understand managerial styles and their advantages and drawbacks.

Guilia Ferrari Research Fellow London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Action learning open doors to both your own abiliites and identifying those in others. It’s a very useful tool to apply both at work and outside work.  It’s great for problem solving.

Project Manager London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

A highly motivating learning experience.  I was impressed by the diversity of the participants and their practical experiences of action learning and gained confirmation of the value of action learning.

Claire-Marie Barth Global Development Consultant