How do you facilitate an action learning set?

The following 5 tips are aimed at helping you to run successful Action Learning Groups.

  1. Individuals should choose to ‘sign up’ for Action Learning.
  2. Pay attention to the environment.
  3. Work with a skilled Facilitator.
  4. Run an introductory session on Dialogue.
  5. Be rigorous with time.

What are the four principles of action learning set?

The most important aspects of action learning are the principles that learning should be open, reflective, practical and shared.

What are action learning sets and how do they work?

So an ‘Action Learning Set’ is a group of between 5-7 people. These are usually peers or at a similar level of responsibility and experience. They can be from one organisation or from a range of organisations. The group agrees to meet regularly over a fixed period- from as little as 6 weeks to as long as 18 months.

What is an action learning facilitator?

The role of Action Learning Facilitator is to manage the smooth running of the set, help the set develop ground rules for working together, develop members questioning, listening and reflection skills and ensure that the process, timings, principles of action learning and ground rules are adhered to.

How does action learning solve problems?

Action Learning tackles problems through a process of first asking questions to clarify the exact nature of the problem, reflecting and identifying possible solutions, and only then taking action. Questions build group dialogue and cohesiveness, generate innovative and systems thinking, and enhance learning results.

What is the action learning cycle?

Simply put, ‘action learning’ is learning from experience. The ‘Action Learning Cycle’ is merely a way of formalising the learning process, giving it direction and structure, and guiding us to implement our learnings the next time we take action.

What is an example of action learning?

Business simulations are an example of the action learning approach. The participants take on the management role of a business and learn to make management decisions in a gamified way under time pressure.

What are the disadvantages of action learning?

Disadvantages of Active Learning Include:

  • Time Consuming. Many educators simply cannot spend time creating and implementing active, engaging lessons because they have a crowded curriculum that they need to get through before the end of the course.
  • Memorization is Necessary.
  • It Discourages Listening to Elders.

What is the purpose of an action learning set?

Action learning sets are structured sessions which enable small groups to address challenging and complex issues, by meeting on a regular basis and working together to explore and resolve the issue.

How do you become an accredited facilitator?

Follow these two steps for Accreditation

  1. Complete ETDP assessor and moderator training.
  2. Submit your CV and certificates to the SETA that is the custodian of the qualifications you wish to assess and moderate on (For example business administration is with SSETA, IT with MICTSETA etc.)

What is an action learning set NHS?

An action learning set (ALS) is a group of people within a workplace that meet with the specific intention of solving workplace problems. The main aim of an ALS is to come away with a set of realistic actions that will help to solve or understand the issues at hand.

What are the steps in action learning?

The action learning process includes:

  1. a real problem that is important, critical, and usually complex,
  2. a diverse problem-solving team or “set”,
  3. a process that promotes curiosity, inquiry, and reflection,
  4. a requirement that talk be converted into action and, ultimately, a solution, and.
  5. a commitment to learning.