© Siobhan Edwards
COACH MENTOR FACILITATOR PROJECT MANAGER
I trained as an action learning facilitator with Action Learning Associates in 2009. At the Clore Social Leadership Programme I worked with Action Learning Associates to integrate Action Learning into the core programme for all Clore Social Fellows, with Fellows taking part in five Action Learning Sets in the course of their first year as Fellows.
It proved a challenging and powerful aspect of this personalised leadership development programme, with many Fellows taking the opportunity to train as Action Learning set facilitators and to carry forward the running of sets into the second year of their Fellowship and beyond, and into their own organisations.
I am currently facilitating an Action Learning set for managers of organisations supported through Rank’s Time to Shine programme.
Action Learning is a methodology for reflective learning, sharing and development,
Action Learning uses the technique of open questions: questions which encourage reflection and are intended to help the individual explore their own thoughts, feelings and experiences – not give advice or share experience. Action Learning helps people to:
A group pf six to eight people working at comparable levels of responsibility meet regularly for a contracted number of meetings, usually five or six. The meetings usually run for a whole day (e.g. 10 to 4).
The Action Learning set is facilitated by a trained facilitator who models open questioning and ensures that the process is followed. At each meeting: