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Action Learning Associates November newsletter

Virtual action learning – the ‘classic’ method

November 2020 newsletter including exciting news about our collaboration with Global Executive Learning and an article from John Heywood on Virtual Action Learning … More

foodKIND – our chosen charity

Last December, you may remember that Ruth Cook spent her Christmas with refugees in mainland Greece as a volunteer with our chosen charity … More

Action Learning Associates partners with Growth Company Business Growth Hub on new Peer Network Initiative

Peer Networks is a national initiative delivered locally through the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) network and local Growth Hubs. The programme aims to … More

Webinar: Using action learning to build teams in a remote world

9th November 2020 2.30pm – 3.15pm Book now Working in close proximity to our teams is becoming a distant memory for many. What … More

action learning and transferable skills

Action learning and transferable skills

October 2020 newsletter Resources and courses to help you build skills to grow and thrive while working remotely. Read on. 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 Associates November newsletter

Virtual action learning – the ‘classic’ method

Julie Kenyon writes...

November 2020 newsletter including exciting news about our collaboration with Global Executive Learning and an article from John Heywood on Virtual Action Learning … More

Action learning and curiosity

Beware of the Panda

Nick Wright writes...

The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions.’ (Hal Elrod) ​A recurring theme in Action Learning is that of enabling a … More

foodKIND – our chosen charity

Julie Kenyon writes...

Last December, you may remember that Ruth Cook spent her Christmas with refugees in mainland Greece as a volunteer with our chosen charity … More

Action Learning Associates partners with Growth Company Business Growth Hub on new Peer Network Initiative

Sonja Antell writes...

Peer Networks is a national initiative delivered locally through the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) network and local Growth Hubs. The programme aims to … More

Virtual Action Learning; the “Classic” Method

John Heywood writes...

I’m writing this blog during the Covid pandemic, 8 months after the UK’s first lockdown. Many of us are now spending more and … More

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Action learning facilitator training for individuals

A 3 day course in action learning facilitation. Learn about the theory of how action learning works, and practice taking part in and facilitating your own action learning set. ILM endorsed. More

How to succeed at virtual facilitation – open course

This short, practical course is designed to give you the knowledge and experience necessary to fulfil the role of virtual facilitator successfully. More

Condensed course – In-house action learning facilitation training for leaders

This short course will give leaders and managers the skills they need to build connections between colleagues who work in different locations. It helps them engage in a powerful form of learning together, in a way that they have not been able to before. They will be better equipped to motivate, support and encourage teams whilst keeping them productive and focused on work targets. More

ILM endorsed professional development day

A day for candidates completing the ILM endorsed Professional Development Programme in Action Learning Facilitation or the new ILM recognised Endorsed Programme. Reflect on your learning, share … More

Doing more with action learning

A rich learning experience and one day practical workshop with Sonja Antell. Spend the day with other action learning facilitators exploring the myriad of applications for action learning, understand when and where to use it and leave with practical ideas for your own practice. More

Virtual action learning facilitator training for experienced facilitators (CPD)

A course for trained action learning facilitators to learn how to deliver action learning virtually to distance learners. Expand your practice to attract clients from further afield. More

Action learning facilitator training, delivered virtually

Learn all the skills required of an action learning facilitator without the need to travel to our London Venue. This distance learning course will take you through the theory of action learning, and you’ll practice taking part in and facilitating your own action learning set. More

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Webinar: Using action learning to build teams in a remote world

9th November 2020 2.30pm – 3.15pm Book now Working in close proximity to our teams is becoming a distant memory for many. What … More

Webinar – How to succeed at change leadership

17th September 2.30pm – 3.15pm Register now. The scale and speed of change we have all experienced in 2020 has been vast. Uncertainties … More

Webinar: Virtual Team Building

  Thursday 2nd July 2.15pm – 3.00pm Register here. Whilst many of us are working remotely, we’re also looking forward to when some … More

How to succeed at virtual facilitation – your questions answered

Register now Following on from our webinar on How to Succeed at Virtual Facilitation, we will be running a live, interactive session during … More

Webinar: How to succeed at virtual facilitation – listen again

Due to popular demand we are repeating our webinar on How to Succeed at Virtual Facilitation It will take place on Wednesday 29th … More

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Delivering projects – co-operative teams work better

If you’re in charge of delivering a project, how do you ensure everyone involved is working together, in co-operation with one another, with … More

Sowing the seeds with action learning

Sowing seeds – from a single action learning programme to a Pan-European movement

By Alessandra Gariboldi Head of Research and Development at Fitzcarraldo, Italy 4 years ago, I took part in an international programme called ADESTE. … More

Leading the energy sector’s transformation toward a more sustainable society

Challenge To support senior managers on a talent development programme as they prepare for director roles in an organisation going through significant change … More

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

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Covid-19 - our response

During this unprecedented time it may be helpful to know that the majority of our courses and programmes are available virtually.

We often work in this way, our methods are tried and tested, and in times like these, virtual working will become more the norm for us all. We can train your managers as virtual action learning facilitators too, embedding an in-house skill that will help them to provide the support, encouragement and team spirit that is needed in these testing times.

Talk to us about how we can make things work for your organisation. For example, we could help you create virtual action learning sets for home workers to address anxiety, to boost motivation and to create a sense of community amongst teams.

We’ve also introduced new courses in virtual facilitation skills, aimed at managers and leaders who have expressed a need to acquire these skills.

Please get in touch to find out more.

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