What is action learning?
Action learning is the process of bringing thinking and action into harmony. Learning is a continuous process and is best achieved with an open, probing mind, an ability to listen, question and explore ideas.
What happens in an action learning set? Through reflection, we gain a deeper understanding of the issues we face. This enables us to manage change more effectively, and meet the challenges we face in the workplace. It’s this ethos that is at the centre of our work.
Through working in action learning sets, we bring together diverse peers or people from within the same organisation to work through issues, share ideas and challenge perceptions in a trusting, supportive environment
Results are tangible and long lasting.
Helped me to sit back, assess, self critique and have confidence in my action planning within a team environment
Every organisation has its unique issues and challenges so the benefits you glean from action learning are largely defined by what specific matters you bring to the process. You can expect to experience many positive changes including:
- Acquiring long lasting problem solving skills
- Promoting leadership skills
- Being challenged by the team
- Learning best practice
- Evolving fresh ideas
- Forming effective plans for immediate implementation
- Achieving desired results in a constructive way
We have a selection of courses, from in-house customised action learning courses to virtual action learning for bringing people together from remote locations. We also run action learning facilitator training courses for organisations wishing to embed the facility of action learning within their organisation, or for individual L&D consultants looking to add another skill to their credentials. More details can be found on our courses page.
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.