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Action learning


I need to design and deliver a process of getting action learning sets into a small company of 70 people. I wondered if anyone had any experience of doing this from scratch that might help me

Thank You
Julie Johns

2 Responses

  1. action learning from scratch
    Here are a few ideas, gained by har-won experience!!

    If it’s really from scratch,

    1. it’s important to start with the most senior people, getting a commitment from them that the action learning sets willl be prioritised and time-protected. This I have found to be really very important.

    2. Start a process of education in a gentle way with memos, inputs etc, so that the idea of action learning becomes reasonably familiar

    3. Find some way of having a start-up event which everyone possible attends. Ideally it should be at least a day – as by the end of it everyone should know about action learning, understand what’s in it for them, and have started in a set, if it’s only for half and hour

    4. Are you having set advisers? It’s a good idea. Managers are the best bet rather than trainers. Set advisers need a bit of training and support too.

    5. Set a clear time frame on the process – 6 months is quite good, with clear expected outcomes described from the start

  2. Fenman Training
    Hi, Julie

    Fenman produce an excellent ‘Action Learning’ training pack. It’s full of great – and workable – ideas. Log onto for full details. You can even order it on approval to check it meets your needs before purchasing it!

    Kind regards



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