Course: How to succeed at virtual facilitation

18th November with Andrew Odgers

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

“I have never had a facilitator/trainer that got me to learn the way Andrew did. I didn’t want the sessions to end!”

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Condensed courses in virtual action learning

In response to the current climate with many people working in dispersed teams, we are responding to demand for our virtual courses. Here we introduce our new ‘crash courses’ in virtual action learning, to help you gain the skills you need right now for your own professional practice or your wider organisation.

These are shortened versions of our full courses, to enable you or your teams to be up and running with new skills as soon as is practicable.

We are flexible in adapting our virtual offering to suit your immediate business needs, so please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss specific challenges you have right now if you wish.

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

Embed the leadership and facilitation skills needed to support home working teams and remote workers.

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.

Working together, your team leaders will develop effective methods to manage real, live issues in your organisation, 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.

The programme

Groups of between four and six participants meet for an initial short virtual session to contract together and discuss the differences in approach to facilitating a virtual, rather than a face to face, action learning set.

We then go on to complete the three day sessions, either as consecutive days, or days close together.

All in-house virtual action learning programmes are led by senior associates with years of experience working virtually.

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


Groups of up to 6 people

1 x 1 hour contracting session with all participants
3 x 5 ½ hour sessions on consecutive days, or days close together
An additional short session of 3 hours a few weeks later.


Commercial sector – £3125 plus VAT
Public sector – £2570 plus VAT
Arts and voluntary sector £2250 plus VAT


Dates are flexible and can be arranged at short notice to suit your organisation. Please enquire using the form below and we will be in touch to discuss further.

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Important Information

Booking a place

Courses are limited to six participants but we need a minimum of five to enable the course to run.

We will send you an invoice for the full fee, and we are happy to accept payment by BACS or cheque. If you wish to pay by credit card we will send you a PayPal invoice for the full fee. All invoices are due for payment within 30 days of the date of the invoice.  Please indicate on your booking form how you would like to pay. We will hold a provisional place for you whilst your payment is being processed and your booking will be confirmed once we have received cleared payment.


We run a short pre-course briefing session to ensure everyone is comfortable with the technology and to agree whether to use Skype, on-line or telephone conferencing. We will agree a mutually convenient date for the first contracting session and following 3 x 5 1/2 hour sessions and a half hour session and then agree a subsequent date for the final session at the first meeting. An administrator organises the sessions and provides back-up should there be technical problems.

Cancellations and refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by email to  If you cancel after paying, or within 4 weeks of the agreed date for the course to start, we can only offer a refund if we are able to find a replacement. This is because courses are experiential with a limited number of participants so any late cancellation can affect the learning experience for other participants.

There will be no charge if a substitute person from the same company/organisation wishes to replace the original booking.

Cancellations by Action Learning Associates Ltd

ALA reserves the right to alter any of the course content, change the person delivering the course, and, in exceptional circumstances, to cancel a course at any time without liability. In such circumstances, delegates will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

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