Action Learning Associates Summer ’18 newsletter

Take time for reflection

As we take a break over the summer, it’s the perfect time to pause and reflect, a process that we hold dear here at ALA.

We bring to you a couple of thought provoking articles via contributions received from recent participants of our action learning facilitator training programme. It’s always a joy to hear how our new trainees are getting on, and how they are benefitting from continuing to practice action learning.

Read: Janet Grauberg

Encouraging evidence based learning through action learning

Janet explains how she has incorporated action learning into her ‘4S’ model of learning to spread innovation and improve the impact of initiatives within the children’s services sector. Read more here.

Learn: What might your reflective learning log look like?

We had the pleasure of welcoming a Turkish participant to our facilitator training programme, and he has gone on to submit his learning log for the ILM endorsed programme. If you’re thinking of furthering your credentials in action learning read this account of how he approached his reflective learning log, and the many insights he gained from doing so.

Watch: Action learning Question Time

If you missed our Q&A webinar recently here is your opportunity to catch up. Listen to our director Sonja Antell answer a multitude of fabulous questions about action learning, its pros and cons, how to manage sets, and so much more. Here it is.

Course news

With our September course in action learning facilitator training already fully booked, we’re looking ahead to November and January when we have further places available. We advise early booking to ensure you secure a date to suit you. More details are here.

We’re also planning to run an ILM professional development day soon. Please let us know if you would like to take part, so we can arrange a date to suit everyone. Follow this link and submit your application.

Facilitator Training Courses

25-27 September 2018

Number of places available: 1

13-15 November 2018

Number of places available: 5

22-24 January 2019

Number of places available: 5

ILM Endorsed Professional Development Day

Dates to be announced, probably October or November.
Please get in touch if you are interested in this Development Day.
Number of places available: 9

Date for your diary

We’re celebrating our 20 year anniversary this Christmas, and plans are afoot to host a gathering in London to celebrate everything that is great about action learning, the incredible achievements that can be attributed to this unique form of professional development, and to explore its relevance in today’s world, when, more than ever, it is good to talk, to listen and to reflect.

We’d love you to join us and will be sending you an invitation soon. In the meantime, please save the date of the afternoon and evening of 12 December.

And before you go…

A quick reminder if we may to follow our new international showcase page on LinkedIn, and on Twitter: @ALAactionlearn for latest news of courses, and action learning stories.