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Webinar: Resilience in the workplace – an undervalued asset?

This webinar took place on Thursday 25th May, you can see a recording of the session here. Work isn’t all about money – … More

What’s in a voice? The art of listening – Webinar

With increasing pressure to save time and cut travel expenses, plus give due consideration to the environment, it’s not surprising that we have … More

Live action learning webinar

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take part in an action learning set? Action learning is a powerful catalyst … More

Webinar: The secrets of action learning – what makes it so powerful?

We’re often asked what distinguishes action learning from other forms of professional development training, and what makes it so effective. So, we’ve decided … More

Just published: White paper: Evaluating action learning

Author: Mandy Hetherton, Senior Associate at Action Learning Associates Title: Evaluating action learning: tick box exercise or powerful change process? In this white … More

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These are the latest extracts from our blog, a rich commentary on the world of action learning and its applications in the real world. You can explore this in full by following this link: Our blog
Action Learning Facilitation

Action Learning facilitator training – can anyone do it?

Sonja Antell writes...

Sometimes we’re asked what it is exactly that we do as action learning facilitators. Don’t we just sit in a room with a … More

Empathy

Empathy – who needs it?

John Heywood writes...

I recently introduced action learning to an international group of twenty-eight engineers and business people before they split up into smaller action learning … More

Developing Future Female Leaders

Surya Turner writes...

In a bid to harness the talents and to address under representation of women in leadership positions, the London School of Hygiene & … More

Reflections on an action learning facilitator training set

Julie Kenyon writes...

As a relative newcomer to action learning, and the prospect of becoming a facilitator, I entered into the 3 day training session with … More

A hot topic at CIPD show – making sure learning ‘sticks’

Ruth Cook writes...

CIPD’s recent L&D show convinced me that action learning has come of age. The focus of many of the talks and workshops was … More

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Action learning facilitator training, delivered virtually

25 September 2017  – Booking now

Virtual action learning for experienced facilitators (CPD)

TBA  – Booking now

ILM endorsed professional development day

Thursday 14 September  – Booking now

Action learning facilitator training for individuals

18-20 September  – Full

Applied action learning for experienced facilitators: Masterclass

Thursday 5 October 2017  – Booking now

Action learning facilitator training for individuals

28-30 November 2017  – Booking Now

ILM endorsed professional development day

Thursday 9th November 2017  – Booking Now

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Webinar: Resilience in the workplace – an undervalued asset?

This webinar took place on Thursday 25th May, you can see a recording of the session here. Work isn’t all about money – … More

What’s in a voice? The art of listening – Webinar

With increasing pressure to save time and cut travel expenses, plus give due consideration to the environment, it’s not surprising that we have … More

Live action learning webinar

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take part in an action learning set? Action learning is a powerful catalyst … More

Webinar: The secrets of action learning – what makes it so powerful?

We’re often asked what distinguishes action learning from other forms of professional development training, and what makes it so effective. So, we’ve decided … More

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How A2Dominion Group transformed management capabilities

Working in the social sector brings with it its own challenges and pressures. Anything that can help managers perform better, feel more confident … More

Using action learning to deliver projects and build a team – Sandvik Coromant

Sandvik Coromant UK (part of a Swedish based global engineering company of real standing in their market) commissioned ALA to deliver a programme of project based action learning sets to help build on the success of a major new sales route as well as improve cohesion within the national sales team. More

Changing the social care system with action learning

Lankelly Chase Foundation works to bring about change that will transform the quality of life of people who face severe and multiple disadvantage. The ‘Promoting Change Network’ (PCN) has been set up by Lankelly Chase to foster learning, and supports 40 or so organisations which receive funding from the Foundation. More

Using action learning for mergers

Cancer Research UK is a good example of how action learning can contribute to the organisational issues that arise following a merger. This … More

Action learning for people who use mental health services

Action learning sets have a long pedigree of being formed for professionals, academics and managers across a range of sectors and in particular … More

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All the benefits of taking part in action learning, without leaving your desk.

Virtual action learning

Virtual action learning

Many organisations prefer to experience action learning direct from their place of work so they can participate within the time and budget constraints they face, yet reap the same benefits.

Our virtual action learning sessions run in parallel with our regular action learning sets so you and your colleagues can take part from wherever you are, be it across multiple sites, or even different countries around the world.

It brings the benefits of action learning to organisations that may not be able to access it in any other way, and indeed builds connections between colleagues who work in different locations and do not have the opportunity to meet face to face. It helps them engage in a powerful form of learning together, in a way that they have not been able to before.

Virtual action learning is about helping to embed skill sets that ultimately save money which may otherwise have been spent on buying in specialist management or leadership consultancy services.

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Outcomes

The outcomes you achieve will be directly related to the specific issues that you bring to the sessions. All topics discussed are real, not simulated, and follow the proven theory that we all learn most effectively when overcoming difficult situations and achieving critical goals.

It is a really effective method of delivering accelerated and sustainable learning”.

How does it work?

What happens in an action learning set? Virtual action learning (VAL) gives organisations the opportunity to follow a structured process to brainstorm organisational challenges, find ways to resolve issues as a group and generate innovative ideas. It’s a cost-effective method of taking part, so if you have time or budget constraints, it’s an equally effective way of incorporating action learning into professional development for key personnel in the business.

Effective distance learning with tangible results

Everyone taking part will gain from sharpened listening skills, the ability to reflect more deeply and experience greater insight. They’ll also have the opportunity to hone virtual leadership skills which are of growing importance for today’s global organisations and businesses.

Working together in a team, participants develop effective methods to manage real issues, share views and generate innovative ideas. In essence, both your people and the business will benefit from new skills, to be ‘ready now’ for the challenges that lie ahead.

Find out more about virtual action learning, listen to a recording of our webinar: What’s in the voice? The art of listening.

Report: The environmental and economic case for virtual action learning with case study statistics of CO2 saved.

I was struck by how quickly the set, with the support of a skilled facilitator, built an intimate rapport.

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Why choose Action Learning Associates?

We are the UK’s leading provider of action learning and action learning facilitator training. Our wealth of knowledge and experience comes from a highly talented and dedicated team of action learning practitioners whose work spans many different types of organisations and industry sectors both here in the UK and abroad. Clients choose to work with us because they receive personal, professional, reflective peer group coaching that is tailored to their very specific needs. We work with senior level executives in leading UK and international corporations as well as charities, not for profit organisations, educational establishments, local authorities and the NHS. Take a look at some of our clients’ comments about their own experiences of Action Learning Associates.