Feedback from our customers who participated in Facilitator training
Professionals working in the field of learning and development supplement their skills with action learning facilitator training. We have trained over 1000 action learning facilitators – in a wide range of organisations.
The vast majority of these participants go on to use action learning as an integral part of their development work in all sectors.
The trainer was Sonja Antell. Sonja was able to supplement the course material with lots of references to her own experiences which were interesting, added to the learning, and to our respect for her as a facilitator. She gave us time to explore things, and very quickly established an environment of trust within the group
The course was really participatory, intense and focused on practicing the process of Action Learning. It was well structured with a clear agenda and could flex to the needs of the group.
The unique characteristics of this course are being in a group of people from different backgrounds, diverse skill sets, and perspectives who are all keen to learn and share in an inclusive way.
Rachael Burton Network Producer Watershed Arts Trust
The course was well structured with plenty of practical skills learning, space for reflection and shared thinking.
The learning is invaluable, motivating and energising.
Rita Liddell Chief Officer BAND (Building a New Direction)
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.
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.