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.

Well structured, allowed plenty of time to practise skills and created a safe environment where individuals could grow self-awareness.

Anny Bodenstein Senior Manager, Organisational Development States of Jersey

Well structured, right number of days to do it properly with the appropriate amount of reflection time.

OD Manager

It (Action Learning Facilitator Training) provides you with the skills, experience and confidence to run action learning sets in your organisation.

Senior OD Manager

This course (Action Learning Facilitator Training) opens up new doors, gives new perspectives.  Inspiring ideas to take back home to my team.

Company Founder & President

Action Learning is a tool you want to have in your kit.  It was mentally invigorating.

Pat Kirby Pat Kirby Coaching Services

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