Action Learning is a learning and problem-solving strategy that involves a small group of participants working on real problems, taking action, and learning as individuals, as a team, and as an organization.
The process involves:
- a real problem that is important, critical, and usually complex,
- a diverse problem-solving team or “set”,
- a process that promotes curiosity, inquiry, and reflection,
- a requirement that talk be converted into action and, ultimately, a solution, and
- a commitment to learning.
- Easy to adopt, does not require participants to be trained
- Develop Personal Mastery & Leadership Skills. participants watch how the whole group grows and develops, becoming more self-aware, reflective and in control.
- participants learn to see multiple perspectives on issues faced by a wider group
- participants find actions and solutions that address their challenges and learn what works and doesn’t
- Relate action research / action learning theory and methods to organisational challenges. The skills developed during action learning transfer across sectors and roles, and up the promotion ladder