ACTION LEARNING (VIRTUAL AND ON-SITE)
Learning to listen, learn, and not give advice
Following a coach-approach, Action Learning utilises the skills of active listening, questioning, support, challenge, inspiration, reflection, and action; all within a safe and confidential space. It offers a process for people, groups, and organisations to resolve real issues and problems in real-time and to provide a system of accountability that supports action and learning.
What is it?
Whether run virtually or on-site, Action Learning develops leadership skills, decision making, and creative problem solving it helps to create trust and deepen relationships within the Set. In addition, it develops individuals on a personal and professional level by regular use of:
- Asking powerful and focused questions
- Developing creative and open-minded solutions
- Managing complex issues
- Sharing experiences and finding commonalities
- Bringing new perspectives and problem-solving solutions to a real situation
How does it work?
An Action Learning Set typically has between 5 and 7 members, but within the virtual arena, this is reduced to 5 or 6.
Each Action Learning Set (ALS) is made up of the facilitator (the external coach), the Set Members who in turn becomes the Issue Holder and experience how to find their personal solution through the insightful questions, observations, and reflections of the set. Depending on the group needs, supporting training is woven through the session to raise the level of listening, feedback, challenging and questioning abilities.
Action Learning Sets are run over 6 sessions every 3 to 5 weeks and can last half or full days depending on whether run virtually or on-site. Some sets may choose to continue after the 6 sessions.
ALS can be individually or team-focused.
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